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Deadline
March 15
Amount
$300
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Tau Kappa Epsilon Educational Foundation
    8645 Founders Road
    Indianapolis, IN 46268
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0, be sophomores or above and be seeking an undergraduate degree in political science or government. Applicants must also plan to pursue a career in political or government service. Preference is first given to members of the Beta-Theta Chapter.
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Deadline
October 15
Amount
Annual salary including benefits and up to $18,000 for tuition
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Central Intelligence Agency
    Office of Public Affairs
    Washington, DC 20505
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors or college sophomores. High school students must have an SAT score of 1000 or higher or an ACT score of 21 or higher, while all applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, defined as a household income of less than $70,000 for a family of four or $80,000 for a family of five or more. They must meet all criteria for regular CIA employees, including security checks and medical examinations. Applicants must commit to a work experience each summer during college and agree to CIA employment for 1.5 times the length of their CIA-sponsored scholarship.
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Deadline
February 28
Amount
$31,332 plus benefits
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Governor's Office of the State of Illinois
    Dunn Fellowship Program and Marzullo Internship Program
    503 William G. Stratton Building
    Springfield, IL 62706
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Fellows must possess a bachelor's degree, and Vito Marzullo interns must be Illinois residents. Fellows will be assigned to various posts in the Governor's office or in an office under the Governor's jurisdiction.
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Deadline
Varies
Amount
$10,000 stipend and tuition assistance
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Center for Women in Government and Civil Society
    University at Albany, SUNY
    135 Western Avenue
    Draper Hall 302
    Albany, NY 12222
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Students must be enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited college or university in New York and have completed at least 12 credits before applying but not be scheduled to graduate before the internship. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in improving the status of women and underrepresented populations.
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Deadline
September 30
Amount
Up to $10,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Maryland Higher Education Commission
    Office of Student Financial Assistance
    839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
    Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must live in Maryland, and they must be employed full-time by Maryland state or local government or nonprofit organizations that serve low income or underprivileged people. They must have a degree from a Maryland college or from any law school, or certification from the Maryland State Department of Education. Priority is given to individuals who have graduated in the past three years. Applicants must also have college loans on which they have not defaulted, and each person's annual gross salary must be under $60,000. Applicants must work in one of the following positions: lawyers, teachers, nurses, nurse faculty members, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, speech pathologists or physician assistants.
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Deadline
March 1
Amount
Varies
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc.
    1806 New Hampshire Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20009-3298
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be 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.
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Deadline
March 5
Amount
Up to $5,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Morris K. Udall Foundation
    130 S. Scott Avenue
    Tucson, AZ 85701-1922
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Students must be juniors or sophomores studying full-time for an associate's or bachelor's degree at an accredited two- or four-year institution. They must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents and be committed to a career related to the environment, tribal public policy or Native American health care. Students must be nominated by a college or university faculty representative and must have a grade point average equivalent to a "B" or higher.Selection is based on demonstrated commitment to the environment, tribal public policy or Native Americal healthcare. Selection is also based on potential of applicant to make significant contributions, leadership, character, desire to make a difference and demonstration of diverse interests and activities.
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    No
  • Offered by
    Pi Sigma Alpha
    The Washington Center
    2301 M Street NW, Fifth Floor
    Washington, DC 20037-1427
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. 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.
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    No
  • Offered by
    Institute of International Education
    1400 K Street NW
    Washington, DC 20005
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be U.S. undergraduate students who have a strong interest in working for the U.S. federal government after graduation. They must intend to study abroad in one of several countries that have been overlooked traditionally by students wishing to travel overseas for academic purposes. They must be able to demonstrate how their studies abroad would contribute to U.S. national security interests. Preference will be given to students who can commit to a full academic year of study abroad. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
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Deadline
January 15
Amount
$500-$5,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Washington Crossing Foundation
    P.O. Box 503
    Levittown, PA 19058
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Students must be in their senior year of high school. Applicants must submit an essay and a letter of recommendation.
  • Description
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Deadline
March 15, April 15 and September 15
Amount
$500-$5,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Catching the Dream
    Attn.: Scholarship Affairs Office
    8200 Mountain Road NE
    Suite 203
    Albuquerque, NM 87110
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be 1/4 or more degree American Indian, enrolled in a U.S. tribe and attending or planning to attend college full-time. Candidates are required to apply for all other forms of funding in addition to applying for this scholarship. Scholarships are based on grades, SAT or ACT scores, work experience, leadership, commitment to the tribe, personal goals and potential to improve the lives of American Indian people.
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Deadline
February 3
Amount
Up to $30,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Truman Scholarship Foundation
    712 Jackson Place NW
    Washington, DC 20006
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be juniors, attending an accredited U.S. college or university and be nominated by the institution. Students may not apply directly. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals, complete an application and write a policy recommendation.
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    No
  • Offered by
    University of California at Berkeley
    UCPPIA Summer Institute
    Goldman School of Public Policy
    2607 Hearst Avenue, #7320
    Berkeley, CA 94720
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. They must be rising undergraduate seniors who have at least one more semester (or two more quarters) of coursework remaining before graduation. They must be interested in law and public service careers, and must have a demonstrated interest in policy issues that affect underserved populations. They must have overcome obstacles in their pursuit of higher education. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
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    No
  • Offered by
    University of California at Berkeley
    UCPPIA Summer Institute
    Goldman School of Public Policy
    2607 Hearst Avenue, #7320
    Berkeley, CA 94720
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents who are rising undergraduate seniors who have at least one more semester (or two more quarters) of coursework remaining before graduation. They must be interested in public service careers and must have a demonstrated interest in policy issues that affect underserved populations. They must have overcome obstacles in their pursuit of higher education. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
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Deadline
May 20
Amount
Up to $3,000
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