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Journalism and Writing Fellowships

NPR Kroc Fellowships -
The NPR Kroc Fellowship was established to identify and develop a new generation of extraordinary journalists for the public radio system. NPR is looking for a diverse pool of applicants who aspire to work in public radio. Candidates must be just completing college or graduate school, or be out of school for one year or less as of December 31. They do not need journalism or radio experience, but must demonstrate exceptional potential and drive. Three Kroc Fellows will be accepted into the program this year. The Fellowship begins in August, and lasts one year. It includes a stipend of more than $37,000, plus benefits, which include paid vacation. Fellows will get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism - writing, reporting, producing and editing, for both radio and the Web. Kroc Fellows will work primarily at NPR headquarters in Washington D.C., though each Fellowship will include an assignment to an NPR member station.

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics -
The Foundation designed this contest to challenge college juniors and seniors to analyze urgent ethical issues in today's society. Juniors and seniors are invited to, in a 3,000 to 4,000 word essay, analyze the ethical questions and concerns facing them through an exploration of four suggested topics. First prize: $5,000; second prize, $2,500; third prize, $1,500. Information on each year's contest is posted on the website in June.

Norton Scholar's Prize -
The Norton Writer's Prize will be awarded annually for an outstanding essay done for a writing class. Literacy narratives, literary and other textual analyses, reports, profiles, evaluations, arguments, memoirs, proposals, mixed-genre pieces, and more: any excellent writing done for an undergraduate writing class will be considered.
The winner will receive a cash award of $1,500. Two runners-up will each receive a cash award of $1,000.

Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships
For graduate study or research in any field except medical sciences or introductory language study. Deadlines vary.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships
The program offers scholarships through the Woodrow Wilson Foundation for graduates interested in careers in foreign service, and carries with it the obligation of at least three year's service as a Foreign Service Officer after completion of graduate work. Tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees are paid for the first year and second year of graduate study, with reimbursement for books and one round-trip travel. Graduate-level Fellows receive stipends during participation in one domestic summer internship between the first and second year of graduate school, and one summer overseas internship following the second year of graduate school.

The Roothbert Fund Scholarship Program
Approximately 20 ($2,000-$3,000) awards are offered to students in the U.S. in need of financial aid to further their education at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Smithsonian Fellowships
Unless noted otherwise, all Smithsonian fellowships (graduate, pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, senior) opportunities are open to non-US citizens. Deadlines vary.

Swiss Benevolent Society of New York Scholarships
Merit based awards for study at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels both in the U.S. and abroad.