FAO Schwarz Fellowship Program

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship program offers a transformative two-year experience designed to develop leadership skills and prepare graduating college seniors for success in the social impact sector. Each Fellowship is paid and includes benefits.

*   A paid position at a leading nonprofit host organization in New York, Boston, or Philadelphia

  *   Direct service work combined with strategic projects that deepen the Fellow’s knowledge of social challenges and prepare them for social justice careers

  *   Professional development opportunities such as retreats, mentoring and cohort experiences

  *   Connection to an extensive network of alumni Fellows and social impact leaders

Davis Projects for Peace

Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative for all students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program schools (including Kalamazoo College) to design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the following summer. One hundred projects will be selected from proposals from over 85 campuses for these $10,000 grants.

For more details, including a description of K’s winning project conducted last summer see the Davis Website.

Application Details and Deadlines

Please review the application instructions carefully. All students, including seniors, are eligible to submit proposals as individuals or as a group.

Some pragmatic advice for undergraduates can be found in Swarthmore professor Timothy Burke’s blog.

Required items due to Jessica Fowle on January 15 include:

  • Two page proposal
  • One page budget
  • Resume of each participant
  • Two letters of recommendation for each participant, preferably from faculty, and not to exceed one page
  • Letter(s) of affiliation, if applicable

The last 3 listed items are for use of the campus committee only. They will not be forwarded to the Davis UWC Scholars Office.

Proposals to work with specific organizations or individuals must be accompanied by a letter of affiliation from the organization or individual detailing the nature and duration of the proposed work.

It is highly recommended that you consult faculty or other advisors for comments on your proposal and budget before submitting it to Ms. Fowle.

A Campus Committee will review and select up to five proposals for final consideration and interviews. We welcome proposals from students abroad who may be interviewed via Microsoft Teams.

The Committee will choose one proposal and one alternate for submission to the Davis UWC Scholars Office for final consideration.

Website: https://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/

Davis Projects for Peace Proposal Instructions

About

Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative open to all students at schools that belong to the Davis United World College Scholars Program (including Kalamazoo College). For more information about the application process, see our Kalamazoo College Davis Projects for Peace page. Students design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the following summer. One hundred projects will be selected from proposals from over 85 campuses for these $10,000 grants. Kalamazoo College is guaranteed to receive one grant each year.
For more details, including a description of K’s winning projects, see the Davis Foundation website: https://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/projects

Deadline: January 15th

Required Materials (all due by January 15th)

  1. Project narrative (see guidelines below)
  2. Budget (see guidelines below)
  3. Résumé for each student participant (1-2 pages)
  4. Two letters of recommendation for each participant, preferably from professors (limited to 1 page each); recommenders should send letters directly to Jessica Fowle (jessica.fowle@kzoo.edu) by the deadline.
  5. Letter of affiliation from each community partner.

Submit application materials via email to Jessica Fowle (jessica.fowle@kzoo.edu) by January 15th.

Project Narrative Guidelines

  1. Two pages, single-spaced, 1-inch margins, Times New Roman, 11 point or greater.
  2. At the top of the first page provide the project title, name of the college, name(s) of the student(s), project location, and the project dates.
  3. Provide an overview of your project and state how it will promote peace.
  4. Explain why this project is needed.
  5. Explain in more detail the nature of the project – who will the project serve, where and when will it take place, what will happen?
  6. Describe your role and the role(s) of any collaborators; explain how you are qualified to do this work.
  7. Describe the intended outcomes of the project. What difference will it make?
  8. Explain how you will evaluate the project. How will you know that it is successful?
  9. Explain how the project will be sustained beyond the summer.

Budget Guidelines

• One page, single-spaced, 1-inch margins, Times New Roman, 11 point or greater.
• Provide a line item budget with a brief explanation for each item.
• Budgets must total $10,000.

Budget Template

Student Name:
Project Name:
School Name:
Davis Projects for Peace Grant: $10,000
Additional Funding (if applicable):
Total Funding:

Student ExpensesDescription Amount
Travel (including airfare)
Lodging
Communications
Food (Biweekly)
Miscellaneous
Project ExpensesDescriptionAmount
Non-Student Travel and Lodging
Equipment and Supplies
Marketing and Event Support
Staffing Costs
Miscellaneous
TOTAL

Questions? Contact Jessica Fowle (jessica.fowle@kzoo.edu)

Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowship

The Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) fellowship advances American understanding of international cultures and affairs by sending outstanding young professionals abroad on two-year independent writing fellowships to study countries, regions and globally important issues. Fellows are given the time and resources to explore the world through self-designed programs of travel, thought and writing. They produce monthly dispatches and go on to make vital contributions to their fields.

Fellowships are aimed at developing local knowledge and writing skills, not necessarily awarding research or reporting opportunities to those who already possess them. Strong candidates propose compelling fellowship topics.

  • Candidates must be under 36 years of age at the time of the due date for the initial letter of interest.
  • US citizenship is not a requirement but candidates must show strong and credible ties to US society.
  • Applicants must have excellent written and spoken English-language skills and must have completed the current phase of their formal education. (We do not accept applications from currently enrolled undergraduate students.)
  • We expect candidates to have the necessary language skills to allow to them to carry out their proposed projects. That means enough language proficiency for them to be able to function in the local language within a few months of arriving in country.

Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship

The Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship immerses talented, emerging leaders from across the country in the work of Cleveland’s public sector, providing them an opportunity to develop their skills, enhance their networks, and jumpstart a career in public service. This is a 12-month, full-time paid placement at a selected public sector agency in Cleveland, along with professional development administered by Cleveland Foundation staff. Mid-February application deadline.

National Museum of American History Internships

The Internship Program at the National Museum of American History offers a number of opportunities for students to learn more about the inner workings of history museums–either as an introduction or a deeper dive into an aspect of the museum field. Typically, internships are at least 20 hours per week for at least 10 weeks. Some internships are specified as full-time (40 hours per week), while others are more flexible and can be arranged between the intern and their mentor. Additionally, some internships are longer than the 10 weeks; internships can be awarded for a maximum of 6 months with a possibility of another 6 month extension as long as the intern still has more opportunities to learn and grow.

Marshall Scholarship

The British Marshall Scholarships were founded by an Act of British Parliament in 1953 and commemorate the humane ideals of the European Recovery Program (Marshall Plan). These scholarships are awarded to young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom.

The objectives of the program are to express the gratitude of the British people to the American people for the Marshall Plan, to bring intellectually distinguished young Americans who will become America’s leaders, opinion-formers and decision-makers to study in the United Kingdom, to enable them to gain an understanding and appreciation of British life, social and academic value, aiding the establishment of ties between the United Kingdom and the United States. 

Awards

Each year up to forty British Marshall Scholarships are awarded, which are tenable at any British University and cover one to three years of study in any discipline, at the graduate level leading to the award of a British University degree. Candidates are invited to indicate two preferred universities (although the Marshall Commission reserves the right of final placement).

The total award covers residence and cost of living expenses, tuition fees, a grant for books and some travel money.

Eligibility

Qualified candidates must be citizens of the United States and not have reached their 26th birthday by October 1, the year of application. By the time they take the scholarships, the applicants must hold a first degree at an accredited 4 year college or university and have obtained a GPA of not less than 3.7.

Prospective applicants need to become knowledgeable about British universities, the availability of their chosen field of study, requirement for obtaining a British degree, etc. 

Information and applications are available on line: http://www.marshallscholarship.org/

Application

All application materials are submitted in one package by Kalamazoo College on the prescribed forms, must be endorsed the President or Provost and be accompanied by academic references, etc.

The campus deadline for receipt of all materials is Monday of 1st week.

The Graduate Fellowships Committee will assist students in preparing their application if sufficient time is allowed (at least four weeks prior to the campus deadline).

For more information and applications, visit Marshall Scholarships.

British Council: Information on education, scholarships and other funding for study in the UK.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Knight-Hennessy Scholars receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford University. This includes the JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as all joint- and dual-degrees. Open to all students; citizens and non-citizens. (Visit website for deadlines).

Fulbright US Student Program

The Fulbright US Student Program funds one year of English teaching assistantship, research, or graduate study abroad (over 140 participating countries). On-campus application process and support. Contact Jessica Fowle for more information.

Program Overview

Grantees plan their own programs which may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school or special projects in the social or life sciences or combinations. English teaching assistantships are also available in many countries and are usually the more appropriate choice for graduating seniors.

The program promotes cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding on a person to person basis in an atmosphere of academic integrity and intellectual freedom.

Deadlines

  • The Statement of Grant Purpose and the Personal Statement must be submitted to the Fulbright Program Advisor (Jessica Fowle) by the first campus deadline of August 27, 2021 (before the start of Fall Quarter!). Want more time to work on revisions after receiving feedback or want to do multiple rounds of revisions? Send your materials in by the Early Bird deadline of August 6, 2021.
  • Applicants must submit the complete online application including final drafts of proposals and personal statements, transcripts.
  • Letters of recommendation must be electronically submitted by no later than September 15, 2021.
  • Language evaluations must also be electronically submitted by no later than September 15, 2021.
  • It is highly recommended that you consult Jessica Fowle, faculty or other advisors for comments on your proposal and personal statement before submitting your application to the Fulbright Committee. 
  • The Fulbright Campus Committee will schedule an interview with each candidate during second through third week.
  • Re-submission of the final application must be prior to the October 12, 2021 deadline established by the IIE.

The Fulbright Scholarship is highly competitive and the successful applicant must carefully research the opportunities in universities of the country he/she proposes for carrying out the proposed program.  The Graduate Fellowships Committee will assist students in preparing their application if sufficient time is allowed (at least four weeks prior to the campus deadline).