The Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF) is committed to the idea that academic excellence comes in many forms. The three ways in which the EAF carries out its mission are through academic scholarships, fellowships, and community assistance awards:
Academic scholarships are the primary means by which the EAF carries out its mission. The Foundation awards merit, financial need, and Youth Partners Accessing Capital (P.A.C.) scholarships.
EAF fellowships do not require enrollment in an academic institution. These awards help to improve the quality of life of others by funding research and projects with practical applications.
The EAF offers community assistance awards to assist individuals and organizations for a specific civic, educational, or human service program or project.
The Archaeological Institute of America is pleased to offer a number of scholarships and grants for students, publications, and the Archaeological Institute of America Societies. Scholarships and grants are open to members of the Archaeological Institute of America.
The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics encourages teaching and research about ethical issues in the professions and public life. Its graduate fellowships support outstanding Harvard graduate and professional students who are writing dissertations or are engaged in major research on topics in practical ethics, especially ethical issues in areas such as architecture, business, education, government, law, medicine, public health, public policy, and religion.
Eligible students should either be enrolled in a Harvard doctoral program; enrolled in or a recent graduate of a Harvard professional degree program that does not require a doctoral dissertation for an academic career (such as law or medicine); or a current Harvard affiliate who is engaged in postgraduate training or in appropriate graduate training at another school and has no academic or professional commitments in 2015-2016. All course requirements and general examinations must be completed before the start of the fellowship year. Students taking a full or partial course load in either semester of the fellowship year are ineligible. The Center seeks applicants who have excelled in their fields of specialization, have demonstrated an interest in questions of value that cut across disciplinary boundaries, and who are likely to make significant contributions to teaching and scholarship in practical and professional ethics. Some successful applicants will have a strong background in moral philosophy or political thought; others will be grounded in fields of public policy or professional practice.
The Human Rights Campaign provides a list of scholarships, fellowships, and grants for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) and allied students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Please visit the HRC website for more information.
The Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) provides students, scholars and professionals with support to perform policy relevant field research, in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Masters Students, Pre-doctoral Students, Postdoctoral Students, and Professionals with advanced degrees are eligible for the IARO Fellowship.
The International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons offers a Student Ministry Scholarship, available to students enrolled in a master of divinity program. Awards are usually for $1,000 for the academic year and must be used toward tuition. More specific application criteria can be found on the website.
John Haynes Holmes Memorial Fellowships (of up to $2500) are awarded yearly to seminary students aspiring to the Unitarian Universalist parish or religious education ministry by a committee of the Community Church of New York. To obtain application materials, contact the Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street, New York, New York 10016. Phone: 212.683.4988; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, in collaboration with Georgetown University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, is now accepting applications from highly qualified seminary students for a groundbreaking fellowship opportunity called FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics). FASPE is an innovative initiative for seminary students designed to challenge them to consider contemporary ethical issues facing their profession, using the Holocaust and the conduct of the clergy in Nazi Germany as a framework for study. Fellows will spend time in New York, Berlin, Krakow, and Oswiecim (Auschwitz). All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered.
Interreligious dialogue is a central component of the FASPE Seminary program, and students from all religious faiths are encouraged to apply. FASPE will make every effort to accommodate diverse religious and dietary needs.
The New England Women Ministers Association is sponsoring The Rev. Gretchen Hall Scholarship. Applicants must be women who are permanent residents of one of the New England states, and who are currently studying, or have been accepted to study, at a New England seminary. Applicants must be planning to begin, or continue, a ministry in New England. Eligibility for ordination is not a requirement. The scholarship is $300. Please visit the New England Women Ministers Association website for deadlines and application requirements.
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans is a two-year graduate fellowship that provides half-tuition, a $20,000 annual stipend, and co-curricular enrichment. More information, including application materials, can be found on the Paul and Daisy Soros website. The Soros Fellowship defines a new American as "an individual who (1) is a resident alien, i.e., holds a green card; (2) has been naturalized as a United States citizen; or (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens."
The Paulist Center has a commitment to support lay students in the Boston area who are pursuing graduate theological and pastoral study for ministry in the Church. The Paulist Center offers a grant of $700-$1,000 to an active Roman Catholic lay student. The grant is to be applied to tuition for a first-level graduate theological and pastoral degree program (MDiv, MTS, MA in pastoral ministry, or equivalent). The award is open to any layperson after successful completion of her/his first year of a master's-level degree program in a Boston Theological Institute (BTI) School. Please email Patrica Simpson for application requirements.
Point Foundation is the nation's largest scholarship granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) students of merit. It provides financial support through multi-year scholarships, leadership training, mentoring, and hope to LGBT students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
The Roothbert Fund was created in 1958 by Albert and Toni Roothbert to help men and women in need of financial aid to further their education. The principal focus of the Fund is its scholarships program, through which it makes grants for undergraduate or graduate study at accredited colleges or universities. Scholarships may only be applied to study at an accredited institution based in the United States. The Fund seeks candidates who are "motivated by spiritual values," and works to foster fellowship among them.
The Roothbert Fund scholarships are open to all in the United States regardless of sex, age, color, nationality, or religious background. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. The Fund has awarded grants to persons entering a wide range of careers. However, preference will be given to those who can satisfy high scholastic requirements and are considering careers in education. For more information, applicants should read with care the "Founders Prologue" in the "History and Mission" of the Fund.
As a rule, the Roothbert Fund does not make scholarship grants EXCEPT to applicants whose current or permanent address is located in one of the following states of the United States and applicants planning to move to one of such states prior to March 1 of the year in which the application is made: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, or North Carolina. It is probably counterproductive to submit an application if you live outside this area.
Grants are small (averaging $2,000-$3,000) and are meant to be supplementary. Aid is given for the ensuing school year.
The Supreme Council, Freemasons, offers the Shepherd Scholarships of $1,500 per year toward tuition costs. Scholarships are for a maximum of four years, or upon earning a degree if that be sooner, and are offered by the Supreme Council each year to U.S. citizens only, who are studying in accredited schools within the United States. The number of scholarships awarded is dependent upon the earnings of the Shepherd Scholarship Fund. The objective of this scholarship is to aid worthy candidates in obtaining baccalaureate or graduate degrees in fields associated with service to country and generally perceived as benefiting the human race. Masonic background is not required.
The USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships program awards renewable scholarships to students with financial need. Full-time students are eligible for $1,500 awards, and half-time undergraduate students may qualify for $750 awards. Up to 50% of the scholarships will be targeted to students who, in addition to demonstrating financial need, are members of an ethnic-minority group or are physically disabled. Scholarship awards are based on past academic performance and future potential leadership participation in school and community activities, work experience, career and educational aspirations and goals.