Post-Baccalaureate Funding Opportunities

Fort Valley State University Honors Program students seeking additional educational opportunities after completing their undergraduate education but before beginning a graduate program should consult the external post-baccalaureate funding opportunities listed below.

Please feel free to contact the Honors Program Director for further assistance.

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program
The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program provides a one-year work experience at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC for recent graduates to serve as research assistants to senior associates on selected projects. Sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to advance cooperation between nations and promote active international engagement by the U.S. Applicants should have superior academic achievement and significant coursework in international affairs, political science, economics, history, Russian, Chinese, or Middle East studies. Available to U.S. citizens or international students attending school in the U.S.; applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internships
CBCF’s internship programs prepare college students and young professionals to become principled leaders, skilled policy analysts, and informed advocates by exposing them to the processes that develop national policies and implement them – from Capitol Hill to federal field offices. Program participants receive housing, a stipend, office placements, and opportunities to meet and interact with professional legislators and leaders working in all branches of government. CBCF offers three internship programs: the Congressional Internship Program, the Emerging Leaders Internship Program, and the Communications Internship Program.

Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
Emerson National Hunger Fellows participate in a 4 part program where they receive training on hunger, poverty, and social inequality, work with community-based organizations, receive extensive policy training, and then work with non-profits and government agencies. 20 Fellows are chosen annually for the 1-year program. Applicants should have a firm commitment to social justice.

Huntington Public Service Award
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $20,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue 1-year of public service anywhere in the world. Applicants must generate a proposal for public service that encompasses any activity that furthers the public good. Applicants may propose to work alone or through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental or public service organizations.