Students who are interested in doing graduate research in a variety of subjects, ranging from computer science and engineering to public health and English, have a wide variety of possibilities for master’s degree programs that provide full support. These programs will normally exempt participants from paying tuition and fees and will also give a yearly stipend.
In addition, they may provide other benefits and health insurance. However, getting into these tiny cohorts can be extremely difficult due to the high level of competition, and the programs themselves can be time intensive.
A Fellowship in Leadership from the Gleitsman Family
Students at Harvard Kennedy School who are on the cusp of becoming social activists or innovators and who are interested in pursuing a career that will have a revolutionary effect on society are given financial support through the Gleitsman Fellowship. Gleitsman Fellows will take part in an enriched extracurricular experience that is aimed to strengthen their abilities and engage them in the process of becoming the next generation of public leaders.
The fellowship lasts for two years and provides funding for health insurance, tuition, and additional leadership development classes outside of the classroom. Open to applicants from both inside the United States and outside the country who will be starting their first year at Harvard Kennedy School. The application deadline for the school is the 1st of December.
Graduate Fellowship to Support Diversity in STEM Fields
Students in the fields of engineering and the physical sciences are eligible to apply for fellowships through the Graduate Fellowship for STEM Diversity, which places an emphasis on attracting applicants from diverse backgrounds. The fellowships can run for up to six years, include an annual stipend of $20,000, and pay for the recipient’s full tuition.
A research or teaching assistantship, as well as one or two paid summer internships with a government agency, are all opportunities that are open to a fellow who takes advantage of this fellowship program. In addition to that, a guide will be offered. You can ask your mentor or supervisor to directly nominate you for this fellowship if you have previously interned, been employed, or are currently employed by a government agency or laboratory. If you have done any of these things, you are eligible.
Graduate Scholarship Opportunities Available Through the Hanley Sustainability Institute
An international fellowship competition has been organized by the Hanley Sustainability Institute (HSI) at the University of Dayton in order to kick off a graduate fellowship program. The goal of this program is to bring in students of exceptional caliber who are interested in issues pertaining to sustainability.
Applications are currently being accepted for each of the six unique possibilities in sustainability, each of which comprises of a research project supervised by a member of the faculty as well as parallel programmatic work being undertaken by HSI.
Candidates who are successful will receive financial support in the form of tuition and a stipend. This support will be guaranteed for the duration of the academic year and is subject to renewal for either an additional semester or academic year based on the candidate’s level of academic achievement.
Graduate Student Teaching Fellowship at KIPP Houston
The KIPP Houston Graduate Teaching Fellowship is a compensated program developed specifically for recent college graduates interested in pursuing careers in education.
Fellows commit to teaching full-time in public schools for a period of two years while also participating in professional development activities and receiving mentoring from the Relay Graduate School of Education. When the Fellows have successfully completed the two years of the fellowship, they will have earned both their Master of Arts in Teaching as well as their Texas Teaching Certification.
In addition to receiving contributions toward their tuition costs for both years, fellows are also given a stipend and complete perks. Over 104 thousand dollars will be awarded to the recipient of the fellowship. The KIPP Houston Fellows program places students in all of the organization’s schools, from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
Scholarships Granted by the Knight-Hennessy Foundation
Up to one hundred fully-funded graduate degree programs are currently being made available by Stanford University. These programs include the DMA, JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD degrees, in addition to joint and dual degree options. A living and academic stipend will be provided to scholars so that they can live within the Stanford graduate community at the Denning House. This building is specifically designed to encourage interaction between residents as well as distinguished guests.
Applicants from any place in the world are welcome to submit their applications, provided they hold a degree that is at least comparable to a bachelor’s degree in the United States. Following the collection of the necessary application papers, there will be a candidate immersion weekend during which the accepted fellows will be selected from among the 200 applicants. If you would want to be considered for a Knight-Hennessy Scholars position, please check the websites of the respective programs for the deadlines.
LAFF stands for the Latin American Fishery Fellows Program.
The Latin American Fishery Fellows (LAFF) Program at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara offers full fellowship support to students who wish to earn a Master of Environmental Science & Management degree (MESM) with a concentration in Coastal Marine Resources Management. The MESM degree can be earned in two years. Students who are committed to having meaningful careers and being leaders in Latin America are encouraged to apply to this program.
The fellowship will cover the cost of full tuition, provide a living stipend, pay $5,000 toward the costs associated with a summer internship, and provide round-trip airfare to both the intern’s home country and the internship site in Latin America each year, in addition to other advantages.
The Mercatus Master of Arts Fellowship
Students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Economics program at George Mason University who are interested in obtaining an advanced degree in applied economics in preparation for a career in public policy are eligible to apply for the Mercatus MA Fellowship, which is a full-time fellowship program that lasts for two years and is awarded on the basis of a competitive application process.
Students who intend to pursue careers related to public policy, such as those in research, policy analysis, journalism, and similar fields, make excellent candidates for this fellowship. A monthly stipend, full tuition support (nine credits per semester), and hands-on experience conducting and disseminating research with Mercatus scholars and staff on relevant policy issues are all included in the award package, which has a total value of up to $80,000 (to be distributed over a period of two years).
Scholars Program of the Moelis Foundation
In the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania, students can earn a Master of City Planning degree in two years while receiving full financial support. Applicants that identify as African-American or Latinx are strongly encouraged to submit an application.
During the first year of the program, each Moelis Scholar will be partnered with a faculty member to work on a research project. Preference will be given to projects that are centered on Community and Economic Development or Public-Private Development.
In order to be considered for admission, prospective students are required to go through Graduate Admissions, complete the application procedures, and write a 550-word essay in response to the prompt provided by the program.
Fellows of the National Urban League
The National Urban Fellows (NUF) program is a demanding, full-time graduate degree program that lasts for a total of 14 months and is comprised of two semesters of academic study as well as a nine-month mentorship assignment.
In addition to continuing to work on themselves personally and professionally, fellows are awarded a salary of $25,000, as well as health insurance, a book allowance, reimbursement for moving expenses and travel, and full payment of tuition. The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is awarded by the School of Public Affairs at Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York upon successful completion of the program.