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Some non-Yale, external fellowships require a campus application process while others do not. Those without a campus application requirement will not be found in the Yale Student Grants Database. A selected list of external fellowships may be found below.

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External Awards for Yale Students and Alums

The institutional evaluation and nomination processes for some of the following fellowships are coordinated by the Office of Fellowships. See the Yale Student Grants Database for details about campus application deadlines and procedures. See individual websites for all other deadlines and application requirements.

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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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Voyager Scholarship for Public Service Programs Share

The Voyager Scholarship Program is a two-year, leadership development and scholarship program. Through a combination of barrier-reducing financial aid, an immersive work-travel experience, and a robust network of leaders and mentors, the Voyager Scholarship is designed to inspire, empower, and connect the next generation of leaders and equip them with the tools and resources they need to launch their careers in public service.

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Warwick Chancellor's International Scholarship

Warwick Chancellors' International Scholarship is designed for international students wanting to persue a PhD degree at Warwick. We expect to award up to £5 million, with up to 42 Chancellors' International Scholarships available to be awarded to the most talented international PhD applicants.

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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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William D. Clarke, Sr. Diplomatic Security (Clarke DS) Fellowship

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Clarke DS Fellowship is a two-year graduate fellowship program designed for individuals who want to pursue a master’s degree and a career as a Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Special Agent in the Foreign Service. DSS Special Agents are sworn federal law enforcement officers.

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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 karen.king@yale.edu.

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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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Yenching Academy Zhuoyue Scholarship

The “Youth of Excellence Scheme of China Program Chinese Government Scholarship” (thereafter regarded as the Zhuoyue Scholarship program) is a scholarship program provided by the Ministry of Education of the P.R.C. This fully-funded scholarship is awarded to international students who wish to conduct further study in China. Evaluation criteria include academic merit, leadership potential, international experience, and long-term aspirations.

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