Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients

Nationally Recognized Scholarships and Fellowships: UACS Recipients

Boren Fellowship

The Boren Fellowship is funded by the National Security Education Program, and provides up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an international and language component to their graduate education. Boren Fellowships allow specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency, often in less commonly taught languages like Arabic, Chinese, Russian, etc. Applicants should plan a program that lasts between 12 weeks and 24 months, and be able identify how their projects and future academic and career goals will contribute to US national security, though this is be broadly defined.

Clinton School Recipients: Sean O’Keefe (’14), John Delurey (’14), Megan Grubb (’20), Leslie Parker (’21)

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program

The State Department offers unpaid internships in Washington, DC and around the world. Positions are acceptable for the International Public Service Project course. Summer vacancies open in September and close in October. OFS will host informational sessions in September. More information can be found online here.

Clinton School Recipients:

Lydia Grate (’22) – International Visitors Leadership Program in the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs in Washington, D.C.
Allison Tschiemer (MPS, JD ’20) – Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland
Bailey Fohr (’20) – Western Hemisphere Affairs – Office of Caribbean Affairs in Washington, D.C.
Caitlin Campbell (MPS, JD ’19) – Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor in Washington, DC
Zack Huffman (’18) – Politician and Economic Department at the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia
Nora Bouzihay (’17) – Public Affairs Office, U.S. Consulate General’s Office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Austin Harrison (MPS, JD ’16) – State Economic Office at the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia

Presidential Management Fellows Program

The Presidential Management Fellowship is a leadership development program created over thirty years ago by Executive Order. Fellows have the opportunity to work in a single Federal agency. Fellows will also receive a salary and benefits, 160 hours of classroom training on leadership, management, policy, and other topics, challenging work assignments with feedback, at least one 4-6 month developmental assignment, potential for promotions and career ladders, and a certificate of completion which permits immediate conversion to a permanent or term position. More information about the Presidential Management Fellowship can be found online.

Clinton School Recipients: Emily Fischer (’10), Fernando Cutz (’12), Kate Cawvey (’12), John Vollertsen (’13), Andrea Zekis (’20)

Cisneros American Dream Fellowship

The American Dream Fellowship is sponsored by the Cisneros Center in an effort to expand opportunities available to new Americans in Northwest Arkansas and eventually communities across the country. American Dream Fellows will participate in a 13-month process of training and helping their host community develop plans to better integrate new immigrants. A special focus will be paid to emphasizing the urgency of education to families.

Clinton School Recipients: Jacob Perry (’14), Jessica Boyd (’14)

Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship

The Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows build mutual understanding and contribute to strengthening the public sector while gaining hands-on public sector experience. The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship also includes an independent academic study/research component.

Clinton School Recipient: Josh Visnaw (’14)

Global Health Corps Fellowship

The Global Health Corps (GHC) believes that health is a human right, and is on a mission to build the movement for health equality. GHC pairs fellows with organizations who require innovative solutions to increase the health of their communities. Through this process, young professionals work to empower communities, organizations, and governments to bring positive change. Though GHC is health-focused, the program requires professionals with a wide variety of skills. Thus, GHC accepts fellows from all sectors who align themselves with the GHC leadership practices. More information on the Global Health Corps Fellowship can be found online.

Clinton School Recipient: Nicole Maddox (’14)

Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace

The Fellows for Peace program provides funding for aspiring and experienced peacemakers to study for a summer at Middlebury Language School in Vermont or the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California. The program offers courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. The fellowship covers tuition, room and board for a summer. More information on the Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace can be found online.

Clinton School Recipients: Mattea Fleischner (’15), Anna Applebaum (’15), Thato Masire (’16)

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) awards grants to women from developing and middle-income countries to further their education and strengthen the professional and leadership skills they need to improve the lives of women and children. Currently the MMMF manages education grants programs in three regions; US/Canada, South Africa and Latin America. Education grants are awarded to women from developing and middle-income countries who, upon completion of their degrees, intend to return to their countries and work to improve the lives of underserved women and children. More information on the Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund can be found online.

Clinton School Recipient: Florence Mueni (’16)

Mitchell Scholarship

The Mitchell Scholarship is offered by the US-Ireland alliance, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a relationship between the US and Ireland. The Mitchell Scholarship offers postgraduate students the opportunity to study for a year in either Ireland or North Ireland. The goal of the program is to connect tomorrow’s leaders with the Island of Ireland, and to foster scholarship, leadership and commitment to community and public service. More information about the Mitchell Scholarship can be found online.

Clinton School Recipient: Ivanley Noisette (’11)

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship

P.E.O. is a sisterhood founded in 1869 by seven students at Wesleyan College. Since then, the organization has grown to include nearly a quarter of a million members that work to make a difference in the lives of women all over the world. The P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship provides funds for women who are not citizens of the U.S. or Canada to pursue graduate study in the U.S. or Canada. More information about the P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship can be found online.

Clinton School Recipients: Tshering Yudon (’15), Florence Mueni (’16), Olajumoke Joyce Ajayi (’16), Georgia Genoway (’16)

Rotary Foundation Global Grant Fellowship

The Rotary Foundation Global Grant Fellowship support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus. Grant sponsors form international partnerships that respond to real community needs, such as humanitarian projects, scholarships for graduate-level academic studies, or vocational training teams. More information about the Rotary Foundation’s Global Grant Fellowship can be found online.

Clinton School Recipients: Arjola Limani (’17) and Demas Soliman (’17), Darlynton Adegor (’18), Vinay Raj (’18), John Mensah (’19), Izehi Oriaghan (’19), Reiko Muranaka (’20), Christopher Ogom (’20), Patrick Isokpunwu (’21), Ophelia Akoto (’22), Oluwaseun Olaniyi (’22), Lydia Adusei (’23), Haoua Bello Barkire (’23)