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National Scholarships and Fellowships


American Educational Research Association (AERA) Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop

This workshop is designed to build the talent pool of undergraduate students who plan to pursue doctorate degrees in education research or in disciplines and fields that examine education issues. Applicants are sought who have potential and interest in pursuing careers as education researchers, faculty members, or other professionals who contribute to the research field. The workshop activities take place during the AERA annual meeting.

Deadline is November 15, 2017.


Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) - deadline is April 2018

The Phillips Academy Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) addresses the lack of diversity in the nation's teaching faculties by recruiting outstanding students of color and other scholars committed to diversity, counseling them through the graduate school application process, and advocating for sufficient funding for advanced study. Since 1990, the IRT has built a national consortium of colleges and universities that are eager to enroll IRT students to diversify their graduate student bodies and to expand the pipeline of educators to teach, counsel, and administrate in American schools, colleges, and universities. IRT urges its students to earn their advanced degrees and teaching credentials before they launch their educational careers.

California Pre-Doctoral Program (Sally Casanova Scholarship) - Deadline is February 2018

In 2015-16, the California Pre-Doctoral Program will award funds to approximately 60 juniors, seniors and graduate students in the CSU. These funds are designed to enable current students to explore and prepare to succeed in doctoral programs in their chosen field of study. Awards are based on competitive review of student applications and given to current upper-division or graduate students who, in the judgment of the review panel, demonstrate academic excellence while having experienced economic or educational disadvantage, as well as committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. The successful applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.

James Madison Graduate Fellowship - Deadline is March 1, 2017 (3pm)

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 for the purpose of improving teaching about the United States Constitution in secondary schools.Junior Fellowships are awarded to students who are about to complete, or have completed, their undergraduate course of study and plan to begin graduate work on a full-time basis. Junior Fellows have two years to complete their degree.

The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the individual period of study. Fellowship payments cover the actual costs of tuition, required fees, books, and room and board but cannot exceed $12,000 per academic year.
The application is now open. Click here to register

Transcripts can be uploaded in the application as a PDF file. If you choose to mail them instead, they must be received by March 1, 2017, at the following address:
James Madison Fellowship Program
327 2nd Street., Suite 103
Coralville, IA 52241
Recommendations must be submitted online. The recommender deadline is 5:00 p.m., central time, March 1, 2017.

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation - Deadline is November 26, 2017

Each year, KSTF awards Teaching Fellowships to exceptional young men and women committed to teaching science and mathematics in United States high schools. KSTF believes that a committment to teaching merits the deepest respect and support. The five-year fellowship is designed explictly to meet the needs of teachers from the time they begin working on a teaching credential through the early years of their career.


NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program

The mission of the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Progam (NUFP) is to increase the number of historically disenfranchised and underrepresented professionals in student affairs and/or higher education, including but not limited to those of racial and ethnic-minority background; those having a disability; and those identifying as LGBTQ. The NUFP program also offers on-campus mentorship and a summer internship opportunity to learn more about student affairs at a host institution for 8 weeks during the months of June and July.

Please contact Wendy Aleman ( for SDSU application and deadline information.

Application Deadline is in the early spring semester.  


Anthony Shadid Internship Program

Since 1981, over 500 students have participated in the intern program of the ADC Research Institute (ADCRI). Students from all over the country gather at the national office in Washington, DC, each year to gain first-hand experience and knowledge about ADC issues and campaigns.

The intern program offers a variety of positions for leadership development. It educates students on issues of civil rights, the Arab heritage, and current events in the Middle East. It empowers them to educate others. Students gain practical training in community organizing, media relations, research and writing, legal issues, political action, educational outreach, and routine office work alongside our regular professional staff. The first few weeks of the summer program are centered on the annual ADC Convention in June. Deadline for Summer Internships with the Legal Department are due by March 23. Semester Internship Deadline for Volunteer Positions is August 2 for Fall and December 30 for Spring. Semester Internship Legal Department deadlines for applications are August 29 for Fall and December 30 for Spring.


Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship -
First application deadline is October 17, 2017
Second application deadline is November 30, 2017
Final application deadline is January 31, 2018

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks applicants to teach in high need secondary schools in Georgia and New Jersey.

The fellowship provides: Admission to a master's degree program at one of the partner institutions (In Georgia: Columbus State University, Georgia State, Kennesaw State University, and Mercer University; In New Jersey: Montclair State University, Rowan University, Rutgers University-Camden, and William Paterson University); Preparation for a teaching certificate in science, math, or tech education; Teacher prep; $30,000-$32,000 stipend with tuition arrangements varying by campus; Mentoring and support; Lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows.  

Contact Us 

Michelle Lopez, Assistant Dean
Division of Undergraduate Studies
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive, 
San Diego, CA 92182-1623
Phone: (619) 594-2871
Fax: (619) 594-7934


For Weber Honors College students:

Dr. Martha Enciso
Associate Director, Weber Honors College
Phone: (619) 594-3834

Office:  Admin 201-D