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  • AGU Congressional Science Fellowship
    Deadline: January 15
    Amount: $68,000 plus travel
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    Sponsor: American Geophysical Union

    Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the American Geophysical Union. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applicants should have a strong background in science. Applicants should be strong communicators, articulate, flexible and able to work on a variety of public policy problems with people from diverse backgrounds. Applicants should have finished any doctoral work before the start of the fellowship due to time restraints during the program.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2000 Florida Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20009

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  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Financial Need Scholars
    Deadline: April 15 (Undergrads); August 15 (Grad)
    Amount: Varies
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    Sponsor: Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be studying full-time at the sophomore level or higher at an accredited institution and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students must also demonstrate leadership, volunteer, civic or academic service. The program is open to students without regard to sex, race, creed, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or disability. Students do not need to be members of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal statement and three letters of recommendation are required.

    5656 S. Stony Island Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60637

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  • AU Student Contest
    Deadline: May 8 (essay); June 5 (video)
    Amount: Up to $1,500
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    Sponsor: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current high school students and undergraduate students attending any two- or four-year college or university including trade and technical schools. Students must live in the United States including the fifty states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories. Applicants can submit an essay or video reflecting on why religious freedom and church-state separation are important to them and their communities.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1310 L Street NW
    Suite 200
    Washington, DC 20005

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  • Coolidge Scholarship
    Deadline: January 18
    Amount: Full tuition
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    Sponsor: Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens planning on enrolling full-time in an accredited U.S. college or university. Students must apply during their junior year in high school. Selection is based on academic excellence, interest in public policy and appreciation for Coolidge values and demonstrated humility and leadership.

    How to apply: Applications are available online through the website and include an essay, a transcript, a resume and two letters of recommendation.

    P.O. Box 97
    Plymouth, VT 05056

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  • Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Scholarships
    Deadline: April 1; October 15; March 7
    Amount: Varies
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    Sponsor: Council on International Educational Exchange

    Eligibility: Applicants must plan to participate in a CIEE study abroad program. Financial need is strongly considered along with other materials from the study abroad application. Other eligibility requirements vary according to the specific scholarship. If awarded a scholarship, applicants are required to submit a one-page essay on their experiences after returning.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    600 Southborough Drive
    Suite 104
    Portland, ME 04106

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  • Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
    Deadline: April 1
    Amount: Up to $15,000
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    Sponsor: Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students who participate in the progressive movement, acting in the interests of issues such as expansion of civil rights and international solidarity, among others. Applicants must also have demonstrated financial need as well as a solid academic record.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 7307
    New York, NY 10116

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  • Foreclosure Scholarship Program
    Deadline: December 15
    Amount: $1,000-$4,000
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    Sponsor: Foreclosure.com

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens 13 years of age or older who are currently enrolled as undergraduate college students. They must write an essay between 800 and 2,000 words providing creative solutions to a given topic involving critical issues facing the nation centered around real estate/housing. Selection is based upon the overall strength of the essay and application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and essay are required.

    1825 NW Corporate Boulevard
    Suite 110
    Boca Raton, FL 33431

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  • Fund for American Studies Internships
    Deadline: March 12
    Amount: Varies
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    Sponsor: Fund for American Studies

    Eligibility: There are programs in comparative political and economic systems, political journalism, business and government, philanthropy and international institutes. Each program includes classes, an internship and special events. Students live in on-campus housing at George Washington University or in furnished apartments in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Each student takes 3-9 credit hours in courses at George Mason University in addition to interning 30-35 hours per week. Summer and school-year programs are available.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1621 New Hampshire Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20009

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  • Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon
    Deadline: December 1
    Amount: $2,000
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    Sponsor: Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

    Eligibility: Applicants must be in grades 7-12 (ages 13 and up) and enter visual art offering commentary or criticism on current events, social events or political topics. Submissions can be drawings, illustrations, a series of artworks or animated short films.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    557 Broadway
    New York, NY 10012

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  • Joseph Bruce Baker Memorial Scholarship
    Deadline: March 3
    Amount: $5,000
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    Sponsor: Bixby Educational Endowment Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Bixby High School students for at least two years. Students must also be U.S. citizens, have financial need, plan to attend a community college, vocational school or trade school and plan to enroll as a full-time student. Applicants must supply a detailed description of high school activities and honors and community services, two letters of recommendation, an official transcript, a cover letter and an application form. Students with an interest in pursuing politics will be given special consideration.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    109 N. Armstrong
    Bixby, OK 74008

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  • Julianne Malveaux Scholarship
    Deadline: March 29
    Amount: Varies
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    Sponsor: National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be African American females enrolled as sophomores or juniors at an accredited college or university and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students may major in related fields such as public policy or creative writing.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1806 New Hampshire Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20009

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  • Nancy McManus Washington Internship Scholarships
    Deadline: May 1
    Amount: $2,000
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    Sponsor: Pi Sigma Alpha

    Eligibility: Applicants must belong to Pi Sigma Alpha and be nominated by their local chapter. The award is for a political science internship is based on academic achievement and service to the organization.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1527 New Hampshire Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20036

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  • Newman Civic Fellow Awards
    Deadline: March 1
    Amount: Varies
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    Sponsor: Campus Compact

    Eligibility: Emphasis is on students who have demonstrated leadership abilities and significant interest in civic responsibility. Students must attend one of the 1,000 Campus Compact member institutions and be nominated by the Campus Compact member president. Applicants must be sophomores or juniors at four-year colleges or must attend a two-year college.

    How to apply: Nominations must be made by the Campus Compact member president.

    89 South Street
    Boston, MA 02111

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  • Project Vote Smart National Internship Program
    Deadline: April 30
    Amount: Full Tuition
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    Sponsor: Project Vote Smart

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current college students in good standing or recent college graduates. They must be able to approach voter education work with a non-partisan attitude and be willing to commit to a ten-week internship. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, resume, cover letter and three references are required.

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    1153 24th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50311

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  • Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest
    Deadline: March 15
    Amount: $500-$2,000
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    Sponsor: Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (BJC)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors. Students must submit an essay relating to religious freedom. Selection is based on the overall strength of the essay.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Essay Contest
    200 Maryland Avenue, NE
    Washington, DC 20002

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  • Student Video Contest
    Deadline: March 5
    Amount: $300-$1,200
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    Sponsor: World of 7 Billion

    Eligibility: Applicants must be in grades 6-12 and students may be located anywhere in the world. Students must submit a 60-second video about human population growth and how it affects climate change, ocean health or rapid urbanization and at least one sustainable solution must be mentioned.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2120 L Street NW
    Suite 500
    Washington, DC 20037

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  • Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contests
    Deadline: October 31
    Amount: $1,000-$35,000
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    Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars

    Eligibility: Applicants must submit a three- to five-minute audio essay focused on a yearly theme. Students must be in the 9th to 12th grade in a public, private or parochial high school, home study program or overseas U.S. military school. Foreign exchange students are not eligible for the contest, and students who are age 20 or older also may not enter. Previous first place winners on the state level are ineligible.

    How to apply: Applications are available online but must be submitted to a local VFW post.

    406 West 34th Street
    Kansas City, MO 64111

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  • Young Women in Public Affairs Award
    Deadline: Contact sponsor to confirm deadline
    Amount: $1,000-$5,000
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    Sponsor: Zonta International

    Eligibility: Applicants must be young women between the ages of 16 and 19. District award winners receive at least $1,000, and international award winners receive $4,000. Selection is based on volunteerism, volunteer leadership and dedication to "advancing the status of women worldwide." Club deadlines vary. The April 1 deadline is the date by which applications must be received by the District Governor.

    How to apply: Applications are available online or from your local Zonta Club.

    1211 West 22nd Street
    Suite 900
    Oak Brook, IL 60523

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