Sophomores

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships award up to $5,000 to U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being $4,000. Students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding are eligible to apply. Students who apply for and receive this scholarship are then eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman Scholarship Program for a total possible award of up to $8,000. Applications must be endorsed by MHC's Dean of International Studies in the Center for Global Initiatives  Deadlines: Fall and Spring.

David L. Boren NSEP (National Security Education Program) Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepesented in study abroad, 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.  Awards for a minimum of one academic term (up to $10,000 per term) are available, but study abroad proposals based on two consecutive semesters of study are strongly encouraged, particularly for rising juniors and seniors. Support for summer study is also available, with some restrictions. All recipients of NSEP awards must seek employment with a federal agency or office involved in national security affairs for a period equivalent to the award period. MHC NOMINATION REQUIREDMHC Deadline: Fall.

Davis Projects for Peace invites undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United world College Scholars Program (includes Mount Holyoke College) to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer months.  Through a competition on over 85 campuses, these 100 projects judged to be the most promising and do-able will be funded at $10,000 each.  The objective is to encourage and support today's motivated youth to create and tryout their own ideas for building peace. All undergraduates are eligible to apply.  There are no citizenship or age requirements.  MHC NOMINATION IS REQUIREDMHC Deadline: Winter.

Goldwater Scholarship is an award for sophomore or junior students majoring in mathematics, engineering, or the natural sciences, who are preparing for graduate work and a career in their field, for a $7,500 scholarship renewable for senior year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and in the top quarter of their class. MHC may nominate 4 students.  MHC NOMINATION IS REQUIREDMHC Deadline: Fall.

Humane Studies Fellowship is one of the awards offered by the Institute for Humane Studies, which gives scholarships up to $15,000 for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. Last year IHS awarded more than 165 scholarships to outstanding undergraduates, graduate students, law students, and professional students who are exploring the principles, practices, and institutions necessary to a free society through their academic work. You must be a junior or senior during the academic year of funding.  All nationalities may apply.  Deadline: Fall.

Institute for International Public Policy Program  sponsored by the United Negro College Fund provides underrepresented minority students (African American, Hispanic/Latino American, American Indian, Asian American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander) with specially designed education and training experiences critical to entry and advancement in international affairs careers. Minimum of 3.2 GPA and U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.  Must have a strong demonstrated interest in international affairs, public policy and language training and possess excellent critical analysis and leadership skills.  Deadline: Winter.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers: scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. Applicants must be: a U.S. citizen, enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student for the current academic year at an accredited, 4-year undergraduate institution, and from a disadvantaged background, as certified by their financial aid office. 3.5 GPA or higher is required.  Deadline: Winter

Udall Scholarship is an award for sophomore or junior students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and EITHER: preparing for a career in environmental public policy, OR: who are Native American or Alaska Natives who intend to pursue a career in health care or tribal policy. Eighty scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 are awarded to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.  MHC may nominate 4 students. MHC NOMINATION IS REQUIREDMHC Deadline: Winter.