Nationality Rooms Scholarships (University of Pittsburgh)

University of Pittsburgh students planning to study abroad may be eligible for Nationality Rooms scholarships.  Scholarships are available for students studying abroad in Africa, Austria, Czech/Slovak Republic, Greece/Greek-speaking Cyprus, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, People’s Republic of China and Taiwan, Poland, and Scotland.  Other scholarships not based on location are also available.  There is also an award available for undergraduate women.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must:

  • be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • enrolled as full-time, degree-seeking students at the University of Pittsburgh
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0

See website for further eligibility requirements.

Funding
Varies by award from $3,500 to $5,000

Application Deadline
Early January

Additional Information
http://www.abroad.pitt.edu/nationalityroomundergrad

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Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs are a collaborative effort between the United States Department of State and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Programs provide academic and professional preparation for outstanding candidates to enter the US Department of State Foreign Service, representing America’s interests abroad. Pickering Fellows are undergraduate and graduate students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Pickering Fellows receive mentoring, professional development, and financial support as they prepare to enter the Foreign Service. Upon successful completion of the Foreign Service examination, Pickering Fellows make a commitment to a minimum of five years in an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer. Candidates must be able to obtain medical, security and suitability clearances in order to remain in the program.

Eligibility
See website for further details.

Funding
Up to $37,500 annually for tuition costs, room and board, books, mandatory fees, and one round-trip ticket between Fellow’s residence and his/her academic institutions.

Deadline to Apply
Mid-January

Additional Information
http://woodrow.org/fellowships/pickering/

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship for Women

True to the mission of promoting education opportunities for women, education continues to be the primary philanthropy of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. The P.E.O. Sisterhood maintains six educational projects in the form of grants, scholarships and loans, as well as the stewardship of Cottey College. See the website for further details.

Additional Information
http://www.peointernational.org/peo-projects-and-philanthropies