Student Academic Grants and Awards

National Fellowships

Programs for Funding Undergraduate/Graduate Students Studying Social Justice Issues

This is only a select listing of many scholarships and fellowship opportunities available to students interested in social justice issues. There are a lot of programs out there, and some time searching the web may be time well spent; be sure to check the SAGA website's lists organized by area of interest, and the list of national scholarships for which a university nomination is required, as many of these programs (Truman and Udall, for example) encourage a commitment to social justice and experience in community organizing.


Center for American Progress

Center for Progressive Leadership New Leaders Internship Program
Internship for students passionate about justice.

COLAGE Foundation
People with one or more LGBTQ parent(s).

Davis-Putter Scholarships Fund
For students working for peace and justice.

Drum Major Institute Scholars Program
Public Policy with progressive attitudes and values.

Echoing Green Foundation Public Service Fellowships
Two-year fellowship for sustainable public service projects.

Global Health Corps
Fully-funded, year-long fellowships in Social Justice.

Greenlining Academy
Leadership program.

Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) Internships
Building networking with people concerned with policy issues for women.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Internships.

Open Society Institute
Grants, Scholarships, Internships.

Partners in Health and Social Justice Summer Internship Program
Internship program focusing on issues in health/social justice.

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
Customized work placements, professional seminars, and German language training.

Roosevelt Institute, Roosevelt Summer Academy
Various internships.

The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program
Programs to understand and eliminate hunger.

Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice
Year-long fellowship position in healthcare advocacy.