Public Service/Government Employment

Truman Scholarship

For juniors with clear leadership experience and commitment to public service who plan to pursue careers in education, government, non-profit, or public interest. This scholarship provides funds of up to $30,000 for graduate school, a rich network of former scholars, and many useful additional programs. If you are an interested junior holding United States citizenship, please fill out this interest form.

September 2019 Applicants Added to Sakai and Truman Website
October 2019 Application Worksheet Due
Early November 2019 Short Answer Drafts Due
Late November 2019 Second Drafts and Activity Lists Due
Early December 2019 Applications Due for Nomination
February 2019 National Application Deadline

Boren Scholarship

Provides up to $20,000 in funding for students studying abroad in a non-traditional location, learning a language crucial to national security interests. Awardees are required to secure a position working for the government after graduation for at least one year, and receive priority hiring in any government hiring process. If eligible, please fill out this interest form fall of the year before you plan to study abroad. Elise Rudt runs this process through Sakai and places people on the site based on interest form responses.

Fall 2018 Schedule Information Meeting with Elise
December 14, 2018 Deadline to submit an interest form
December 30, 2018 First Draft Due Date on Sakai
January 14, 2019 Second Draft Due Date on Sakai
January 25, 2018 Campus Application Due Date
Week of January 28, 2019 Campus Committee Interviews
February 7, 2019 National Application Deadline
Late April 2019 All Applicants Notified of Status

Critical Language Scholarship

For all class levels; provides eight to ten weeks of fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion for the study of a language that is not commonly taught ot critical to U.S. national security. This program can build upon a Summer Language Abroad grant through the CSLC. If eligible, please fill out this interest form early fall before the summer you would like to complete the program. Elise Rudt runs this process through Sakai and places people on the site based on interest form responses.

October 3, 2018 Application Open
November 5, 2018 First Drafts Due On Sakai
November 10, 2018 Deadline to submit an interest form
November 19, 2018 Second Drafts Due on Sakai
November 27, 2018 National Application Deadline
Late January 2019 Semi-Finalists Notified of Status
Early March 2019 Winners Notified of Status

Gaither Junior Fellows

The Gaither Junior Fellows Program with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace provides approximately 10-12 one-year paid positions to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and/or individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. The Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates. They have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists, and government officials.

If eligible, please contact Jenny Smith for more information. 

The Gaither Junior Fellows 2019-2020 application cycle will be announced in Spring 2019. 



Payne International Development Fellowship Program

Coro Fellowship

Scoville Peace Fellows