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  • AU Student Essay Contest
    Deadline: October 3
    Amount: $500-$1,500
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    Sponsor: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current high school juniors or seniors in the U.S. Students must submit an essay reflecting on why religious freedom and church-state separation are important to them and their communities as found in the topics listed on the website.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Attn.: Essay Contest Submission
    1310 L Street NW
    Suite 200
    Washington, DC 20005

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  • Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Scholarships
    Deadline: April 1; October 15
    Amount: Up to $4,000
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    Sponsor: Council on International Educational Exchange

    Eligibility: Applicants must plan to participate in a CIEE study abroad program. Financial need is strongly considered along with other materials from the study abroad application. Other eligibility requirements vary according to the specific scholarship. If awarded a scholarship, applicants are required to submit a one-page essay on their experiences after returning.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    7 Custom House Street, 3rd Floor
    Portland, ME 04101

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  • Dickinson-CET Global Leaders Scholarship
    Deadline: January 15
    Amount: Varies
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    Sponsor: Dickinson College

    Eligibility: Applicants must show interest in global issues and have participated in CET high school programs for which Dickinson grants credit. Students must submit a 500-700 words essay and complete the FAFSA. Applicants must maintain good academic standing and a 3.0 GPA or better to renew this scholarship.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    College and Louther Streets
    Carlisle, PA 17013-2896

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  • Fund for American Studies Internships
    Deadline: March 14; November 14
    Amount: Varies
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    Sponsor: Fund for American Studies

    Eligibility: There are programs in comparative political and economic systems, political journalism, business and government, philanthropy and international institutes. Each program includes classes, an internship and special events. Students live in on-campus housing at George Washington University or in furnished apartments in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Each student takes 3-9 credit hours in courses at George Mason University in addition to interning 30-35 hours per week. Summer and school-year programs are available.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1621 New Hampshire Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20009

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  • Harlan K. Ullman Scholarship
    Deadline: February 18
    Amount: 2500
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    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Corning-Painted Post High School students who seek a role in society that makes a difference and have an interest in pursuing a career in government policy, education, military, or other related public services even in the private sector. Students must be truly exceptional individuals most importantly with the potential to achieve great things.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    301 S. Main Street
    Horseheads, NY 14845

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  • John C. Culver Fellowships
    Deadline: February 15
    Amount: $2,000
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    Sponsor: Simpson College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be incoming new first-year students with a passion for politics, history or public service.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    701 North C Street
    Indianola, IA 50125

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  • Joseph R. Welch Scholarship
    Deadline: February 18
    Amount: 2500
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    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Corning-Painted Post High School and Alum Corning-Painted Post High School students who have an interest in pursuing government or politics and have participated in activities that benefit the local community.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    301 S. Main Street
    Horseheads, NY 14845

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  • Julianne Malveaux Scholarship
    Deadline: March 31
    Amount: Varies
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    Sponsor: National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled as sophomores or juniors at an accredited college or university and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students may major in related fields such as public policy or creative writing.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1806 New Hampshire Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20009-3298

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  • Julie and Steve Albertalli Scholarship
    Deadline: February 18
    Amount: 2500
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    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be students from Corning-Painted Post High School, Elmira High School, Thomas Edison High School, Horseheads High School and Notre Dame High School who are interested in the fields of education, government, healthcare or engineering with the goal to make a difference. Students must demonstrate financial need and an essay describing how they have made a positive impact during high school or plan to do so in the future.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    301 S. Main Street
    Horseheads, NY 14845

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  • Les Aspin Center For Government Scholars Program
    Deadline: February 1
    Amount: Varies
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    Sponsor: Marquette University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who have demonstrated high academic achievement, commitment to social justice and an interest in public affairs through leadership and community involvement. Students must submit scholarship programs application, activities list and the Les Aspin scholars essay. While an ACT score of 27 or SAT score of 1280 is preferred, all students interested in the LACGSP should apply.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1250 W Wisconsin Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI 53233

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  • Libertarian Party of Alameda County Scholarship
    Deadline: May 31
    Amount: $300-$1,500
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    Sponsor: Libertarian Party of Alameda County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be junior and senior students enrolled at private and public schools or home-schooled. Students must reside in Alameda County and be under 20 years of age. An essay is required on a provided prompt.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4200 Park Boulevard
    Suite 301
    Oakland, CA 94611

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  • Mark Proctor Democrat Scholarship
    Deadline: February 1
    Amount: Varies
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    Sponsor: Black Hills State University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Scholarships will given to the active president of the College Democrat organization and students enrolled as Democratic legislative interns representing BHSU.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1200 University St
    Spearfish, SD 57799-9500

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  • Nancy McManus Washington Internship Scholarships
    Deadline: May 1
    Amount: $2,000
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    Sponsor: Pi Sigma Alpha

    Eligibility: Applicants must belong to Pi Sigma Alpha and be nominated by their local chapter. The award is for a political science internship is based on academic achievement and service to the organization.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    The Washington Center
    2301 M Street NW, Fifth Floor
    Washington, DC 20037-1427

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  • Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contests
    Deadline: October 31
    Amount: $1,000-$30,000
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    Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars

    Eligibility: Applicants must submit a three- to five-minute audio essay focused on a yearly theme. Students must be in the 9th to 12th grade in a public, private or parochial high school, home study program or overseas U.S. military school. Foreign exchange students are not eligible for the contest, and students who are age 20 or older also may not enter. Previous first place winners on the state level are ineligible.

    How to apply: Applications are available online but must be submitted to a local VFW post.

    406 West 34th Street
    Kansas City, MO 64111

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