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For Sophomores

Agriculture Innovation Prize
A competition that encourages student teams to develop innovative, real-world plans to address social and agricultural challenges within food systems. Teams compete for the chance to win a grand prize of $100,000. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. All students are eligible to compete, undergraduate, graduate, continuing, etc.

American Bar Foundation Summer Research Diversity Fellowships

Funds an 8-week summer research assistantship at the American Bar Foundation's law offices in Chicago for students from underrepresented populations interested in pursuing careers in law r the social sciences. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Sophomores and juniors only may apply.

Boren Scholarship
Provides $8,000-20,000 for undergraduates interested in studying abroad and learning an under-studied language that is deemed critical to our national security. Awards can be given for summer study (STEM fields only), semester study, and year-long study. Students eligible for Pomona financial aid may not be eligible for Boren awards during the regular school year. Those given the award must agree to complete government service after graduation for a time period equal to the time of their award. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may apply. Applicants apply through Pomona, who can endorse an unlimited number of candidates.

Brower Youth Award
Recognizes the work of six young leaders who are making strides in the environmental movement. Brower Youth Award winners demonstrate excellent leadership as well as a commitment to the communities their work serves. Website stipulates that applicants must live in North America (including Mexico, Canada, some Caribbean Islands) and US “Territories” in order to apply. Applicants must also be between the ages of 13 to 22.

Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship
Provides $2,500 (average) toward a project to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshman, sophomores, and juniors may apply.

Coelho Media Scholarships
Offers money toward tuition and fees for students with disabilities pursuing communication or media-related degrees. Rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, or alumni enrolled or about to attend graduate school may apply.

Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (Paid) Internships
Funds a 10-week summer internship at the CDC's National Center for Environmental Health for students interested in environmental science and public health. Participants are offered a range of support and learning opportunities. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Sophomores and juniors only may apply.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation General Mills Health Scholarship
Provides a $2500 scholarship to students currently enrolled or planning to enroll in undergraduate or graduate programs in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition, or other health-related fields. Preference will be given to African American students. U.S. citizenship may be required (check to be sure); applicants must live in a Congressional Black Caucus district. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni may apply.

Critical Language Scholarship
Funds intensive summer institutes for U.S. college and university students to study a variety of "critical need" languages. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni enrolled in graduate programs may apply.

DAAD University Summer Course Grant
Funds a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on German language and literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Applicants must be citizens of Canada or the US. Foreign nationals may be eligible to apply if they have been full-time students at an American or Canadian university for at least one year at the time of application. Applicants must have completed a minimum of four semesters of college German or have obtained an equivalent level of language proficiency elsewhere. Sophomores and juniors may apply.

Davis Projects for Peace Grants
Funds grassroots projects anywhere in the world that focus on "conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers which cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace." Applicants must apply through the Draper Center at Pomona. U.S. citizenship is not required. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors may apply--as groups or as individuals.

Davis-Putter Scholarship
Awards up to $10,000 for students with financial need who are actively working for peace and justice. Applicants must be currently enrolled in or planning to enroll in an undergraduate or graduate program. U.S. citizenship is not required. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni may apply.

disABLEDperson National Scholarship Competition
Awards $1,000 scholarship to the winner of an essay contest each year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must prove disability through their Disability Student Services department. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors may apply.

East Carolina University Summer Program for Future Doctors
Funds a summer program of science classes, professional experience opportunities, and MCAT practice in order to make participants stronger candidates for medical school. Applicants from minority or disadvantaged backgrounds are given preference. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must have completed one year of bio, chem, physics, and, preferably, ochem, before applying.

Fulbright Summer Institutes
Funds 3-6 weeks of academic and cultural study at a UK institute of higher learning. Participants study topics ranging from Shakespeare to archeology to the Atlantic slave trade. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen and sophomores only may apply.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Provides awards for students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may apply.

Goldwater Scholarship
Offers $7,500 annually (for 1-2 years of support) toward undergraduate tuition and other expenses for students in math, science, or engineering fields. Sophomores and juniors may apply. Pomona may nominate up to 4 students. Fellows must be a lawful state resident of a U.S. state or territory.

Google Policy Fellowship
Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,500 for 10 weeks during the summer of 2013 (June-August). Eligible applicants must be at least 18 and legal to work in the country in which they will be placed (there are programs in many countries). The applicant must also be a student; Google defines a student as an individual enrolled in or accepted into an accredited institution including (but not necessarily limited to) colleges, universities, masters programs, PhD programs and undergraduate programs. Eligibility is based on enrollment in an accredited university by January 1, 2013. You may be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student.

Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships
Funds summer work for three outstanding undergraduates at the U.S. Embassies in London and Paris or select offices in Washington, D.C. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors planning to enroll directly in graduate school after graduation may apply.

Humanity in Action Fellowship Programs
Funds a one-month summer program in Europe for students interested in histories of discrimination and resistance. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, or alumni who have graduated within the past year may apply. Non-citizens may apply.

J. W. Saxe Memorial Prize for Public Service
The J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund is a prize of two thousand dollars awarded annually to one or more college or university students in the United States involved in public service. Graduate students are eligible. The award enables students to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or internship during a summer or other term. Preference will be given applicants who have already found such a position, but who require additional funds.

Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowship
Sponsored by the American Bar Foundation, this fellowship funds an 8-week summer program for students interested in a career in pursuing a research-oriented career in law or the social sciences. Students from underrepresented populations are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Sophomores or juniors only may apply.

MURF Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Funds a ten-week summer research program at Caltech for students from underrepresented populations in science. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Sophomores through "non-graduating seniors" may apply.

National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowships
Funds practical research opportunities and experiences in an EPA office or laboratory over the summer or during the school year. Students apply to fellowships advertised through ten regional offices. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a college or university or planning to enroll in the fall, and must be pursuing an academic program related to environmental studies, with at least four related courses already completed. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors or alumni intending to go to graduate school in the fall may apply.

New Sector Alliance Summer Fellowship
The New Sector Summer Fellowship program is an intensive 11-week program for current and recent undergraduate students and graduate students who are committed to the social sector. Fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool and serve in a cohort of approximately 25 fellows with organizations in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco Bay, and Twin Cities areas. Fellows serve full-time to strengthen nonprofit and community organizations, while engaging in intensive professional development activities to strengthen their skills for immediate and future impact. Applicants must be legally allowed to work in the U.S. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni may apply.

Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
Awards up to 5 $35,000 awards annually to promising amateur screenwriters. Fellowship winners are expected to use their fellowship year producing at least one full-length feature film screenplay. Accepts applications from non-citizens.

Oglesby Fund for Summer Field Study in Biology
Offers $3,000 to fund summer study at an accredited field biology laboratory. Pomona sophomores, juniors, and seniors may apply. U.S. citizenship is not required.

Out to Innovate Scholarships
Funded by the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals. Provides a minimum of $5,000 toward schooling for undergraduate or graduate education for LGBT students or active allies majoring in STEM fields. There do not appear to be citizenship requirements--check with the organization. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni may apply.

Pacific Basin Institute Student Summer Grant Program
Funds fully or partially summer travel to Pacific Rim Countries to work on a short documentary on the student's proposed topic. There is no citizenship requirement. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may apply.

Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships
Provides funding for students interning over the summer at the U.S. Embassies in London or Paris, or the Secretary of State's office in Washington.  Sophomores, juniors, and seniors may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship
Offers a stipend for work on HIV-related public policy in a Congressional office. Check with organization about citizenship requirements. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni in graduate school may apply.

Pomona College Iberian Grant
Funds a summer research project in Spain or Portugal. Pomona College sophomores and juniors may apply. U.S. citizenship is not required.

REVERB
Offers a $10,000 grant for projects that propose solutions to environmental challenges. Applicants must be U.S. legal residents. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors may apply.

RISE Research Internships in Science and Engineering
Funds sophomores and juniors in biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering, and physics who want to spend a summer conducting research with doctoral students in Germany. Knowledge of Germany is helpful but not required.

SMART Scholarship for Service
Offers a full scholarship for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Award winners must commit to summer internships and post-graduation civilian employment with the Department of Defense after graduation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students may apply.

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships
Offers various scholarships for women in undergraduate and graduate programs focused on engineering or computer science. Applicants must be U.S. citizens in order to apply. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and graduating seniors with plans to attend graduate school may apply.

Taiwan-U.S. Alliance Ambassador Summer Scholarship Program
Funds a summer abroad in Taiwan studying Chinese language and culture. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants do not need to be proficient in Mandarin--in fact, the ideal candidate has not had an opportunity to study in China or learn Mandarin. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors may apply.

U Mass Med School Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Funds a ten-week summer biomedical research program for students who are disabled or from populations underrepresented in the medical field. Open to citizens and permanent residents at least 18 years of age.

Udall Scholarship
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship Foundation awards approximately 75 scholarships annually to students pursuing careers related to environmental public policy, or who are Native Americans or Alaska Natives pursuing careers related to health care or tribal public policy. The program honors Representative Udall's work to preserve the environment and public lands.  It is a highly respected program, and a good "gateway" to other prestigious fellowships. Sophomores and juniors may apply. Pomona may nominate up to 6 candidates.

Ulitin Grant for Summer Research
Awards up to $2000 to support academic travel to Russia. Applicants must be a Russian/REES major or minor who has completed an equivalent of at least 4 semesters of Russian (RUSS 44) and is engaged in academic pursuits (langauge courses, independent research, internship). There are no citizenship requirements.

White House Internship
NB: This is not technically a fellowship because it is unpaid. This internship provides the opportunity to work in the White House for a short-term period. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent alumni may apply.

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship
Provides small scholarships (usually $2,000-3,000) for minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying the visual arts and plan to pursue an arts career. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and graduating seniors who plan to attend graduate school in the fall may apply.

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