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AU Student Essay Contest
Sponsor: Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Attn.: Essay Contest Submission
1901 L Street NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or undergraduate students in the U.S. and must submit an essay outlining the importance of the separation of church and state and how it is important to the preservation of religious freedom in the U.S. Essays must be fully researched and include in-text citations and a bibliography. Selection will be based on the essay that most completely covers the topic and demonstrates a genuine knowledge of the subject.

Amount: $100-$500
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Apply by submitting essay along with cover page to Cover page must include full name, email address, postal address, grade level, school name and address and name of faculty adviser who can verify authenticity of essay.

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Scholarships
Sponsor: Council on International Educational Exchange
7 Custom House Street, 3rd Floor
Portland, ME 04101
Eligibility: Applicants must plan to participate in a CIEE study abroad program. Financial need is strongly considered along with other materials from the study abroad application. Other eligibility requirements vary according to the specific scholarship. If awarded a scholarship, applicants are required to submit a one-page essay on their experiences after returning.

Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: April 1 and November 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.

Fund for American Studies Internships
Sponsor: Fund for American Studies
1621 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009
Eligibility: There are programs in comparative political and economic systems, political journalism, business and government, philanthropy and international institutes. Each program includes classes, an internship and special events. Students live in on-campus housing at George Washington University or in furnished apartments in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Each student takes 3-9 credit hours in courses at George Mason University in addition to interning 30-35 hours per week. Summer and school-year programs are available.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.

Humane Studies Fellowships
Sponsor: Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University
3434 Washington Boulevard
MS 1C5
Arlington, VA 22201
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduate students who are in any field and at any stage before completion of the Ph.D., law students, MBA students or other professional students. The fellowships can be used for study in the U.S. or abroad. Applicants must also be enrolled as full-time students at an accredited degree-granting institution. Students must be alumni of IHS programs and events.

Amount: Up to $15,000
Deadline: February 8
How to apply: Applications are available online. There is a $25 application fee that is waived by applying by January 5.

Julianne Malveaux Scholarship
Sponsor: National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc.
1806 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009-3298
Eligibility: 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.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.

Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship
Sponsor: U.S. National Commission to UNESCO
2121 Virginia Avenue
Suite 6200
Washington, DC 20037
Eligibility: Students must be currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university, 18-25 years old and a U.S. citizen eligible for foreign travel. Selection is based on the originality and feasibility of the proposed work to be performed in a foreign country to promote UNESCO mandates. Selection is also based on the quality of the personal essay.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: February 28 and September 30
How to apply: Applications are available online. The application package should include the official cover form, a one-page summary of the proposed project, a personal essay, a resume and one letter of recommendation.

Nancy McManus Washington Internship Scholarships
Sponsor: Pi Sigma Alpha
The Washington Center
2301 M Street NW, Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20037-1427
Eligibility: 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.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.

Newman Civic Fellow Awards
Sponsor: Campus Compact
45 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111
Eligibility: Emphasis is on students who have demonstrated leadership abilities and significant interest in civic responsibility. Students must attend one of the 1,000 Campus Compact member institutions and be nominated by the Campus Compact member president. Applicants must be sophomores or juniors at four-year colleges or must attend a two-year college.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Nominations must be made by the Campus Compact member president.

Project Vote Smart National Internship Program
Sponsor: Project Vote Smart
Internship Coordinator
1 Common Ground
Philipsburg, MT 59858
Eligibility: Applicants must be current college students in good standing or recent college graduates. They must be able to approach voter education work with a non-partisan attitude and be willing to commit to a ten-week internship. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: All living costs (including room and board)
Deadline: Rolling
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, resume, cover letter and three references are required.

Transatlantic Fellows Program
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
1744 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Eligibility: Fellowships are by invitation from GMF and are issued to senior policy-practitioners, journalists, academics and businesspeople. Fellows work in residence in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Contact John K. Glenn at the organization for more information.

Young People for Fellowship
Sponsor: People For the American Way Foundation
Young People For
1101 15th Street NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate students and be interested in promoting social change on their campuses and in their communities. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form is required.

Young Women in Public Affairs Award
Sponsor: Zonta International
1211 West 22nd Street
Suite 900
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Eligibility: Applicants must be pre-college women between the ages of 16 and 20. District award winners receive at least $1,000, and international award winners receive $4,000. Selection is based on volunteerism, volunteer leadership and dedication to "advancing the status of women worldwide." Club deadlines vary. The April 1 deadline is the date by which applications must be received by the District Governor.

Amount: $1,000-$4,000
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applications are available online or from your local Zonta Club.

Youth Education Summit
Sponsor: Friends of NRA
Field Operations Division
Event Support Coordinator
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Eligibility: Students must be a high school sophomore or junior and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Membership in the NRA is not required. Most applicants have strong interests in shooting sports, American history, government or the military. Students from Alaska, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia must attend the state Y.E.S. program before being considered for the national summit.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: January 13
How to apply: Applications are available online and include a three page essay, a short personal statement, a high school transcript and three letters of recommendation.