Scholarships, Fellowships & Research Opportunities


Dianne Woest Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities

The Historic New Orleans Collection invites applications for the Dianne Woest Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities. The annual fellowship, which carries a stipend of $4000/month, supports scholarly research in the history and culture of Louisiana and the Gulf South.† Applications are due November 1 for the following year.†


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UNO Latin American Studies Summer Travel Grant

The University of New Orleans, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Latin American Studies Program strongly believe that an international educational experience should be made available to as many qualified students as possible. To this end, a limited number of financial awards for summer study in Latin America are available to UNO students who exhibit high academic achievement, whose academic plans would benefit most from this experience, and who demonstrate financial need.  These awards are for undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in a study abroad program or conducting research in Latin America.


Eligibility: Applicants must be continuing full- or part-time students currently enrolled at the University of New Orleans.  A copy of the student's current transcript, official or unofficial, must be submitted with the application.


Statement: The applicant must submit a one page (single-spaced) statement outlining the proposed study abroad program or research project as well as how the experience abroad will enhance his/her academic curriculum and goals.  This statement should include a budget outlining the costs of the trip as well as an explanation of how the scholarship will make the trip financially possible for the student.  Note: For students going on the UNO-Costa Rica program, we are familiar with the program and costs; tell us about why this experience and scholarship are important for you.


Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation must be submitted with the application.  Please submit everything together in one envelope.


Award Amounts:  Awards for students in study abroad/language programs are generally in the amount of $1,000.  Awards for students conducting research will vary depending on the availability of funds and the nature of the studentís project.


Address: Submit statement, transcript, and 2 letters of recommendation to:


University of New Orleans

Latin American Studies Program

Milneburg Hall - #273

2000 Lakeshore Dr.

New Orleans, LA.



Deadline: Applications are usually due by March 1.


Note: We cannot accept applications, letters of recommendation, or transcripts by email. 



UNO Scholarships:†

AAG Grants and Awards:†


Note that some of the Specialty Groups have awards for student papers as well.† You should check your specialty groupís newsletter for details.



Gamma Theta Upsilon International Honor Society Scholarships:

Graduate and undergraduate scholarships.† Up to eleven $1000 scholarships awarded annually.† Nationwide competition.† Applications usually due by the end of May.



Morris K. Udall Scholarship:†


$5000 fellowship for sophomores & juniors.† Nationwide competition.† Applications due to University by February 1.



SCAUG Collaborative Scholarship Program:†


The South Central Arc Users Group (SCAUG) is a nonprofit association of professionals using geographic information systems (GIS) and other spatial technologies to solve challenges in both public and private sectors at the regional, state, and local levels. SCAUG has created an academic scholarship program to assist in furthering the education of undergraduate and graduate students in geospatial sciences, promote and support an increase of knowledge and proficiency of geospatial science in the SCAUG community, recognize and encourage scholastic and professional accomplishments in the geospatial field, and encourage the exemplary goals of students who are working toward their undergraduate degree in geospatial science. Usually there are two $1,500 scholarships to undergraduate students. A third $1,500 award is reserved as a scholarship or research grant for graduate students.† Application deadline is usually end of February.



Historic Preservation Internship Training Program:†


The Historic Preservation Internship Training Program gives undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to undertake short-term research and administrative projects with the National Park Service either during the summer or the school year. The Internship Training Program trains our future historians, archeologists, architects, curators, planners, and archivists by providing the opportunity to work under the direction of experienced professionals in the field of historic preservation.



Pi Gamma Mu Scholarship:†


If you are a member of PGM, you could qualify to be the recipient of a $2,000 or $1,000 award to attend graduate school.† Pi Gamma Mu's scholarships are intended for first or second year of graduate work in the areas of sociology, anthropology, political science, history, economics, international relations, public administration, criminal justice, law, social work, psychology, and human/cultural geography.



Financial Aid Available to Foreign Students in the USA



United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation

$5000 scholarships for all levels of education from High School to Ph.D.



PFLAG Scholarship

PFLAG Ė Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays has scholarships available for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students.  The application deadline is February 10 of each year.  The scholarships are anywhere from $1,000 - $10,000.  For more information:†



Do Something Seed Grants (Deadline: Ongoing)

Are you working to start a community action project or program? Do you need money to put your ideas into action? If you answered, "YES!", you are eligible to apply for a Do Something Seed Grant. We give out a $500 Do Something Seed Grant every week to help young people just like YOU!  Do Something Seed Grants are targeted towards project ideas and programs that are just getting started. These grants can be used to jump-start your program or to realize your ideas for the first time. These are grants for all types of community action projects around causes that you care about and are important in your community! Deadlines: Rolling- Apply now! You will be notified whether or not you have won within 2-3 months after submission.




Providing unique financial and fellowship support to the nationís most remarkable PhD students in the physical, biological and engineering sciences (including earth sciences and computer science/GIS/RS fields). Fellowships are free of most traditional restrictions. Hertz Fellows become innovators and leaders serving in ways that benefit us all.† Fellowship is $32,000/year, renewable for 5 years if making adequate progress on PhD.† You pick your university.† Award based on merit.† The application deadline is October 31 for the following academic year.† For more information: