The Center for African Studies provides Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships through funding from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI program. FLAS Fellowships support students taking African languages (Amharic, Arabic, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba and Zulu) and area studies coursework. The fellowships support intensive for-credit study of an African language and to promote the development of competency in African Studies either in the United States or abroad.
Apply at: http://cfas.howard.edu/FLAS
Rangel Summer Enrichment Program
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program usually selects participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.
Apply at: http://rangelprogram.org/summer-enrichment-program
U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
The CLS Program is a fully-funded intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. Most CLS languages do not require previous study of the target language.
Apply at: http://www.clscholarship.org/apply
Fund study abroad by U.S. undergraduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests.
Appy at: https://www.borenawards.org/
PPIA Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship Program
The PPIA JSI Fellowship Program is a rigorous academic graduate level preparation program for undergraduate juniors committed to public service careers. The program was started to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions, and international organizations. The purpose of the JSI Fellowship is to prepare students to obtain a Master’s or joint degree, in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field.
Apply at: https://ppiaprogram.org/undergrad-jsi/
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. The Institute of International Education has administered the program since its inception in 2001.
Apply at: https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarships
For more than three decades the CBCF in partnership with CBC Spouses has awarded scholarships to talented and deserving students. Each year, we award more than 300 scholarships to students that demonstrate leadership ability through exemplary community service and academic talent. Our scholarship programs support current or upcoming college students across a variety of disciplines.
Apply at: https://www.cbcfinc.org/scholarships/
Perlego Future Leaders in Tech Scholarship
The United States has some of the highest college tuition fees in the world. Not only does this make higher education less accessible, but it also creates a glaring lack of diversity in some of the biggest industries, like Tech. We want to change this, so we are awarding a $20,000 scholarship to a student from a disadvantaged background who is interested in studying computer science, and who we believe has the potential to become a future leader in our industry.
Apply at: https://www.perlego.com/mission-scholarship-bursary-programme
Fund for Education Abroad
The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting students of color, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs. You could be awarded up to $10,000 to study abroad anywhere in the world.
Apply at: https://fundforeducationabroad.org/apply/
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
This program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, offers minority students the opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest.
Apply at: https://gmsp.org/
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Award
This scholarship offers college grants to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need.
Apply at: https://jackierobinson.org/apply/
Ron Brown Scholar Program
This scholarship program provides academic scholarships, service opportunities, and leadership experiences.
Apply at: https://ronbrown.org/apply/ron-brown-scholarship/
Each year we offer need-based and merit scholarships to outstanding and qualified Black students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees as part of our NAACP - Scholars and Professionals: Internships, Ready Youth and Employment (N-SPIRE) program. Through the generosity of our donors, we advance efforts to ensure equity in educational opportunity that prepares students for success in school, work and life.
Apply at: https://naacp.org/find-resources/scholarships-awards-internships/scholarships
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. To be eligible for the Gilman Program, applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship.
Apply at: https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/program/program-overview/