Diversity of Views and Experiences (DOVE) Fellowships –These extremely competitive University-wide fellowships are awarded by the Graduate School to assist graduate programs to recruit academically excellent students with diverse ethnic, racial, economic and educational backgrounds and experiences who have been traditionally underrepresented in graduate programs. The Institute nominates its top four applicants (who must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents). To be considered, applicants must submit a brief statement on how her or his background, experiences and achievements will contribute to the university's goal of promoting excellence through diversity. Learn more from the Graduate School. Provides two years of tuition, health benefits, a $21,000 stipend in year one, and a graduate assistantship in year two.
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) – Intended to support foreign language study, FLAS awards include full-tuition and a $15,000 stipend for the academic year or a summer tuition scholarship plus $2,500 stipend for summer study. To learn more about FLAS Fellowship requirements, visit the Institute for Global Studies.
ICGC Scholars Fellowship – For applicants with backgrounds and interests relevant to peace and international cooperation issues who plan on pursuing a course of study in international development. This award includes a two-year full tuition scholarship and health benefits, plus a $20,000 stipend in year one and a graduate assistantship in year two. To be considered, applicants must submit a brief statement discussing their qualifications.
The Humphrey School is pleased to offer a variety of scholarships and fellowships which are made possible through generous friends and alumni of the School. The following awards do not require an additional application from incoming students unless otherwise noted.
Robert and Paula Barrie Fellowship in International Trade and Public Policy – For students who intend to study international trade, development, and public policy.
John E. Brandl Public Leadership Fellowship – For students who intend to pursue a career in public service in government or the nonprofit sector. Preference is given to applicants with an active interest in electoral politics.
Francis Humphrey Howard – This award is intended to provide first year support for an incoming student planning to pursue a career in public service.
Gerald W. Heaney – Applicants must be from Duluth or Northeastern Minnesota.
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships and Scholarships – These scholarships are given to full time students for their two years of study, and may vary in amount.
Humphrey School Graduate Assistantships – Awards are made for one or two years and could include a full-tuition scholarship. Assistantships are at least quarter-time service (10 hours per week).
Bert and Susan Hill Gross Fellowship – This award is intended for students with exemplary leadership potential who demonstrate interest in nonprofits, philanthropy, and the public sector.
James E. Jernberg Public Service Fellowship – For policy students who intend to pursue a career in public service, whether in government (local, state, federal), the volunteer, nonprofit, or private sector. Preference is given to those with some public service experience (including as part of your undergraduate experience) and a demonstrated ability to integrate the ethic of service into all aspects of your life. To apply for this award, applicants should provide a statement of purpose addressing a) commitment to volunteerism or public service; b) possess the qualities valued or admired in public leaders and an assessment of how the applicant wishes to exhibit these qualities; and c) reasons for considering a public career rather than others likely to produce greater financial wealth.
James Lyday Fellowship for Leadership in Public Service – For students who intend to pursue a career in public service and who show promise of a career characterized by the qualities that have distinguished the work of James Lyday: wisdom, analytical rigor, commitment to the public good, persistence, and a penchant for applying ideas from the academy to social policy. Applications are encouraged from those who, in the judgment of teachers and employers, have potential not yet adequately measured by their academic record.
Charles R. Krusell Fellowship in Community Development – This fellowship is intended for economically disadvantaged and underrepresented students interested in the fields of housing and community development. The award includes financial aid and professional development.
Martin Olav Sabo Fellowship – This award is for students from historically underrepresented applicant populations with demonstrated financial need who have overcome economic or educational disadvantages to achieve success in scholarship and leadership that will increase the diversity of views and experiences represented in the Humphrey School student body.
Gerald Mullin Distinguished Graduate Fellow – This fellowship is intended for students interested in international peace and the solution to controversies between people.
Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program – The PPIA fellowship targets students from groups who are underrepresented in leadership positions in government, nonprofits, international organizations, and other institutional settings. The awards vary in amount and structure.
Shorenstein Scholarship – These scholarships vary in amount, structure, and length.