Scholarship and Conference Opportunities

Academic and Conference Opportunities:

(Faculty and Students)

English Open Doors Program in Chile

The English Open Doors program was established in 2004 by the Chilean Ministry of Education to connect local children and teens with native English speakers. The program places native English-speakers in public schools throughout Chile to work with local teachers to plan activities and lead classes. There are no fees to participate and volunteers receive: a home-stay wit ha Chilean family, health insurance, TEFL training, access to an online Spanish course and a participation bonus of 60,000 CLP each month. Placements last from 5-11 months.

SiS (Study in Spain) Student Ambassador Program
The Study in Spain Student Ambassador program aims to strengthen relations and the image of Spain in higher education institutions in the United States. Student Ambassadors have the opportunity to develop their organizational capacity and leadership. This is done by promoting the Spanish language, the benefits of studying in Spain, and the transmission of the cultural diversity of the people of Spain. Additionally, Student Ambassadors will organize various activities directed towards promoting Spain as a study abroad destination. To apply and for more information, visit the Study in Spain website here.


Fellowships and Scholarships:

Students (Undergraduate & Graduate)

Atlas Corps Fellowship
Deadline: Rolling
Atlas Corps facilitates overseas fellowships for the best of the world's rising non-profit leaders. They volunteer at outstanding organizations addressing social issues and are enrolled in an ongoing training program. After 12 or 18 months, they return to their countries to work for at least one year (and usually their entire career) in the nonprofit sector, sharing new skills, best practices, valuable experiences, and a network of global change-makers.


Boren Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Boren Awards provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded. The Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for undergraduate students to study in countries that are generally underrepresented in study abroad. The Boren Fellowships provide graduate students up to $30,000 to add an important international and language component to their graduate studies.


Carneigie Endowment for International Peace 
Deadline: For 2021-2022 - November 30, 2020
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP), one of the world’s leading think tanks specializing in international affairs for the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program competition. The program is designed to provide a substantive work experience as a full-time research assistant in Washington D.C. for students with a serious career interest in international affairs. The fellowship is for one year includes a monthly salary and benefits. &nbsp

Eligibility is limited to graduating seniors or individuals who have graduated within the past academic year but have not started graduate studies. Due to the highly competitive nature of the Gaither selection process, applicants should have the following: 

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75, with completion of a significant amount of course work in majors in international affairs, political science, economics, history, or area studies. 
  • Depending on the research position being applied for the student should have an additional major or minor in a foreign language. For these positions, specific language skills in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, or Russian will be a plus. 
  • Study-abroad experience 
  • Extensive undergraduate research experience through internships and/or college projects 
  • Nomination and/or receipt of major university or outside awards, fellowships, or scholarships.  

For additional information about the Junior Fellows Program and application materials contact Dr. H. Richard Friman, CEIP Nominating Official, Department of Political Science, by email (  Completed applications to the Marquette CEIP Selection Committee must be received no later than 5:00 pm, Monday, November 30, 2020.


Diversity Abroad Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students at a university or college that is a member of the Diversity Abroad Network. Economically disadvantaged students, African-American/Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, multiracial/ethnic or Indigenous/Native-American, students with disabilities and first generation college undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must meet the following criteria: 1) Attend a Diversity Network member institution* ( 2) Have minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA or the equivalent at an accredited university or college. 3) Be willing to share their experiences abroad with the community via article, student story, and country guide submissions and participate in the community


Engineering Scholarship for Masters Degree - Universidad Pontificia Comillas 
Deadline: Varies
Universidad Pontificia Comillas in collaboration with Gestamp (a leading enterprise in the automotive business), is launching a new Master in International Industrial Project Management (MIIPM) field of Engineering or Business Administration. This program will be open to international students and includes an internship at Gestamp facilities, which are found around the world, with a foreseeable likelihood of finding a highly-qualified job after completion of the internship. Moreover, the sponsor is offering to partially or even totally finance the scholarship fees, travel and accommodation allowances.


Financial Aid Opportunities for Latin American and Caribbean Students 
Deadline: Rolling applications
The Rowe Fund, a student loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS), helps citizens from Latin American and Caribbean OAS member countries finance a portion of their studies or research at accredited universities in the United States by awarding interest-free loans. Prospective applicants must be accepted to, or currently studying at, an accredited U.S. university and demonstrate good academic records in addition to full-time enrollment. Applications are received and reviewed on a year-round basis. The maximum loan amount per student is $15,000.  For eligibility requirements and application forms, visit: or Please send any questions to:


Freeman Awards for Study in Asia
Deadline: Deadlines vary; Apply the semester before your study abroad program begins
IIE is pleased to announce the re-launch of the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA), made possible by generous support from the Freeman Foundation. Created to assist U.S. students with demonstrated financial need and limited prior experience in East and Southeast Asia, Freeman-ASIA will fund approximately 400 students over the next two academic years, with awards ranging from $3,000 per student for summer study and $5,000 per semester, to a maximum of $7,000 for a full year abroad. Students may apply online starting February 1st for awards to study abroad beginning in summer 2016. Prospective students should visit the Freeman-ASIA website for eligibility requirements, full application instructions and a list of deadlines.


German Academic Exchange Service Undergraduate Scholarships and Internships
Deadlines: Varies
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites undergraduate students of all disciplines to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research, and/or internships in Germany. Undergraduate Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.


Go Overseas Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Go overseas offers several scholarships throughout the year for both undergrad and master's degree students. They are both for general study abroad and for specific countries and can be applied to either summer, semester or year long study abroad trips. Students must typically submit a creative photo and essay along with the application.


Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Domestic Program
Deadline: Rolling
The Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) is looking for enthusiastic, well-educated Jesuit Volunteers for the JVC Domestic Program. As stated in their mission the JVC program "aspires to created a more just and hopeful world, the JVC engages passionate young people in vital service within poor communities, fostering the growth of leaders committed to faith in action." Partnering with local agencies the JVC places volunteers in areas to serve the poor, marginalized and vulnerable. To apply for the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Domestic Program click here.


Teach and Learn in Korea Government-sponsored scholarship
Deadline: Rolling
"Teach and Learn in Korea" or the TaLK Program is the South Korean government-sponsored English teaching program offering native English speakers an opportunity to teach elementary students in rural areas during a one year commitment. Established in 2008, the TaLK Program participants engage in arranged classes for 15 hours per week from Monday to Friday with plenty of time to explore the nation, meet other adventure-minded young people, and experience a truly unique culture. Learn more about the program at:


The U.S. Department of State Pathways Internships
Deadline: Varies
The U.S. Department of State is offering programs for graduate/post graduate, undergraduate and high school students. The U.S. Department of State will continue to offer both paid internships under the Pathways Internship Program, as well as unpaid opportunities under the U.S. Departments of State Student Experience Program (formerly known as Summer, Fall and Spring internships). The Pathways Internships are Civil Service opportunities located mostly in Washington, D.C., while the U.S. Department of State Student Experience Program provides the opportunity to work in U.S. Embassies throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. This program is designed to provide substantive experiences in a foreign affairs environment. There are 10 opportunities to choose from. Go to their websitefor information on each internship offered.


Tutor at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (an MU Partner in  Hong Kong)
Deadline: Review of applications will continue until posts are filled
With a view to enhancing students’ English language abilities and enriching students’ cultural sensitivity and understanding, the Institute now invites applications for the post of International Tutors (ITs) to support in areas related to language learning activities, co-curricular activities and intercultural events for students of all programs at HKIEd. Applicants should be a native English speaker with a Bachelor’s degree preferably in teaching and language education.Learn more here.


United Nations Internship Program
Deadline:  Rolling                                       
UN internships are available at UN offices in New York, Geneva, Addis Ababa, Vienna, Nairobi, Beirut, Bangkok, and Santiago to master's degree and PhD candidates as well as students in their final year of undergraduate study.  The objective of the United Nations Internship Program is to give students a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the United Nations.