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Some non-Yale, external fellowships require institutional evaluation or nomination, while others do not. Those which do not have a campus application process will not be found in the Yale Student Grants Database, but a selected list of these may be found below. See also our advice on searching for funding, for more options.

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External Awards for Yale Students and Alums

At Yale, the institutional evaluation and nomination processes for the following fellowships are coordinated by Fellowship Programs. See the Yale Student Grants Database for details of campus application deadlines and procedures, as well as links to official websites for other important information. Fellowship Programs staff offer advice on these awards to Yale applicants, including Yale College alumni and current Yale graduate and professional students.

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Tip: Fellowship Programs offers to Yale students and alumni of Yale College advice on awards for which applicants must apply through our office and also, time-permitting, on external awards requiring direct application.

Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK)

Offers opportunities to teach conversational English in Korean schools. Eligible are graduating seniors and recent graduates, citizens of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, or US.
Application deadlines vary by program: see website for details.

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Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)

Funding from the French Ministry of Education to support one year teaching English to French students of all ages in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. Eligible are US citizens and permanent residents between the ages of 20 and 30 who are proficient in French; Canadian citizens may apply through a separate process. Those with experience teaching or working with children or young adults are at an advantage.
Application deadline typically mid-January.

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Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Up to $37,000 toward master’s degrees leading to careers in the US Department of State Foreign Service. You may apply to the graduate fellowship during the senior year of your undergraduate program or any time after you graduate, as long as you plan to start graduate school in the fall of the year for which you are applying. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. *If pursuing a Pickering Fellowship, you should also apply for a Rangel Fellowship.
Application deadline typically in January.

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Truman Scholarship

Up to $30,000 to support for graduate or professional training for students with demonstrated leadership skills who are pursuing public service careers. 
Eligible are current juniors who are US citizens. Campus application deadline typically in November.

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Udall Native American Congressional Internship

Provides an opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process in order to understand first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government. Eligible are American Indian and Alaska Native college, graduate, and law students.
Application deadline typically the beginning of February.

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Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Funding toward undergraduate study for a) American Indians and Alaska Natives working on an array of policy issues in Indian country or pursuing health-related careers, or b) for students pursuing careers related to conservation and environmental issues.
Eligible are college sophomores and juniors who are US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents. Campus application deadline typically in early February.

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US Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program

Supports a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program. Note the pre-requisites for some languages. Eligible are currently-enrolled sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are US citizens.
Application deadline typically in November.

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USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship

Up to $48,000 toward a master’s degree at an approved institution in international development or other relevant area leading to careers in the USAID Foreign Service. Fellows who successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Application deadline typically in January.

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White House Fellows Program

One of the nation’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service, this program provides first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government. Eligible are US citizens who have completed their undergraduate education & are working in their chosen professions.
Application deadline typically in mid-January.

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Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships (STEM fields)

Offer support for a master’s degree and mentoring throughout three years of teaching math and science in high-need high schools in one of the participating states. Eligible are graduating seniors and alumni who are US citizens with majors in STEM fields; applicants from all states are welcome.
Early decision application deadline typically October, and final deadline typically end of January

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Yale President's Public Service Fellowship

The President’s Public Service Fellowship seeks outstanding  undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to work with organizations that promote economic growth, human development, and neighborhood vitality in New Haven. Earn $5,850 to $9,000 based on experience, degree pending and weeks worked. Fellowship placements range from 8–11 weeks from the end of May through August. For more information and application materials, contact

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Yale School of Management Silver Scholars Program

Accepts students directly from their undergraduate senior year into a three-year MBA program. In their second year, Silver Scholars participate in a full-time internship.
Eligible are graduating seniors (US citizenship not required).

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Yale-China English Teaching Fellowship

Supports two years teaching English at one of five host institutions. Eligible are graduating seniors and recent alumni of Yale College (US citizenship not required, nor is knowledge of Mandarin).
Application deadlines typically in December and March.

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Yenching Academy Scholarship

Offers full support for an interdisciplinary Master's in China Studies at Peking University. Eligible are graduating seniors and recent alumni (US citizenship not required).
Application deadline typically in January.

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