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This webpage provides information and links to Student Opportunities including internships, fellowships, and scholarships available to all TCU students.





 Student Opportunities


Bureau of Indian Education Scholarship and Internship Opportunities

The Bureau of Indian Education Web site lists resources and links for student scholarship and internship opportunities.

March 7, 2014BIE Website

NASA-Related Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships

An innovative solution to advance the United States’ policy initiatives for STEM Education and workforce development. The One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) enables eligible students to access hundreds of internship and fellowship opportunities from all 10 NASA centers through a single portal ( and apply for up to 15 opportunities with one single application through the NASA Internship, Fellowship, and Scholarship (NIFS) system.  

February 1, 2014OSSI LaunchPad

Department of Energy Scholars Program

The DOE Scholars Program introduces students or recent college graduates to DOE's mission and operations. AS a participant in the DOE Scholars Program, you will have a competitive edge for familiarizing yourself with DOE functions while showcasing your education, talent, and skills. US Citizen, Undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate. $650/ week stipend depending on academic status.


January 12, 2014Learn more and apply now!

Department of Energy Summer 2014 Internships

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (​ORNL) is the largest science and energy laboartory in the Department of Energy system. Possible topics for summer internship research include materials, neutron science, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology, and security systems. Benefits of the internships include 10 week direction and guidance in engaging summer project, $5,000 stipend and travel/housing allowance, and career development workshops. Minimum qualifications are US citizen, completion of one year of undergraduate degree, fully enrolled at a college or university, and a 3.0 G.P.A.


January 10, 2014

Introduction to Cancer Research Careers

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) announces the 2014 Introduction to Cancer Research Careers (ICRC) Program.  The ICRC is designed to encourage underrepresented/low income students to seek internships at the NCI.  Successful ICRC applicants will take part in a 2-day campus visit to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, where they will learn about scientist-in-training programs, participate in lab tours, and interview for either a summer or post-baccalaureate (1-year) internship.  Participants selected for internships receive a monthly stipend, round-trip travel, and summer housing subsidy. Applications are due Thursday, November 21.  Supporting materials are due Monday, November 25.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

FALCON Scholarship

FALCON is pleased to announce an annual FALCON-sponsored 50% tuition scholarship (worth about $5,000) for one 1994 applicant to participate in the LEAD-21 Leadership Development Program each year. This may be in addition to 50% tuition scholarships offered by the LEAD-21 program, which could mean a full 100% scholarship for the applicant that receives both scholarships. The applicant's institution would be responsible for travel costs to attend three sessions, which is estimated to be about $5,000 total. When you apply, be sure to request LEAD-21 scholarship support, which will automatically make you eligible for the FALCON scholarship award. FALCON will work with LEAD-21 to make its final scholarship decisions, which will include the FALCON scholarship.
November 15, 2013Information

​​American Indian College Fund

The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian students and to fund and create awareness about the community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values.

The American Indian College Fund provides three types of scholarships: undergraduate tribal college scholarships; undergraduate non-tribal college and university scholarships; and graduate scholarships for students attending either a tribal college and university or non-tribal college and university. 

Online Applications

Student Literary Website, online literary and art website, showcases the creative writing and artistic expression of students at tribal colleges and universities. The website gives students an audience for their work, a virtual community of peers and role models, and helps them find career and educational opportunities. Tribal college students are invited to contribute their writing and artwork at any time throughout the year.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Scholarship

Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Program: NGA is a participating placement site for scholars in the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) program. This Department of Defense scholarship for service program supports undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
SMART Program

USDA Internships and Scholarships

Student Internship Programs provide paid and unpaid work experience to students who are in Highs School or pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an accredited college or university. Internships can be seasonal (Summer, Fall, Spring) or year round.
Application Guide

Virtual Student Foreign Service

USAID (Agency for International Development) is participating in the Department of State’s Virtual Student Foreign Service eIntern program. All opportunities with USAID may be viewed online, (the MSI opportunity is tag AID17). US AID is looking for virtual interns who can commit to work about 5 or so hours/week (unpaid), to provide research and articles about international development activities/engagement of student, faculty and administrations of TCUs, Asian American, Alaska Native, and Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs), and other MSIs. Interns should be a currently enrolled TCU student. A strong interest in either journalism, research, education, public policy related to international development or any of the technical areas of USAID and/or interest in global indigenous and underserved populations' issues and human rights may be useful. If you have questions, contact Erica Teofilo, at
Virtual Student Foreign Service website

Student Aid Alliance

The Student Aid Alliance, a coalition of higher ed organizations committed to protecting the federal student aid programs, including AIHEC, unveiled a new website to help students and higher education leaders make the case for protecting Pell Grants and other core federal student aid programs from drastic budget cuts.

Opportunities with Golondrinas de las Americas

Cornell University and the National Science Foundation are looking for students to participate in Golondrinas de las Americas, a community of biologists dedicated to studying swallows in the genus Tachycineta from Alaska to Argentina. Interns must have a demonstrated interest in environmental biology or a related field. The ability to work, live, and communicate well with others under rigorous and remote conditions is essential. Travel and living expenses as well as a small stipend are provided. In addition, college credit is available for undergraduates. Native Americans and Latinos are encouraged to apply.
Student Grants and Internships

​Study Abroad Opportunities

Scholarship opportunities include travel scholarships from the Turkish Coalition of America, Bahcesehir University, and Istanbul Technical University (ITU). ITU has an exclusive offer for ten Native Americans per semester that includes tuition, lodging and stipend. Learn more about study abroad opportunities for TCU students offered by Turkish universities.

Scholarships for Native American Students

The CHS Foundation, a Fortune 500 company, is the leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers, and cooperatives across the United States. They are currently offering three different scholarship programs towards higher education for High School Students, Two-Year College Students, and University Students. You are encouraged to apply online, if you are pursuing an agriculture-related major.


March 15, 2014

TCU students enrolled part- or full-time in a Hospitality or Tourism degree program are eligible to apply for scholarship opportunity from the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association.  Scholarships may be used for books and tuition.  Contact Alex Grandon ( for the application form.

July 31, 2014

The Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP) is a new fellowship program in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  The DFP is designed to provide a fellowship opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to participate full time for at least 11 weeks on projects that meet the qualification of a rigorous internship program. Participation in the DFP will offer the selected Fellows an opportunity to demonstrate to supervisors and managers their potential for success in an administrative or professional career field in the Service.  Management may directly hire a DFP Fellow who has successfully completed the fellowship program and requirements for his or her degree program.


March 12, 2014

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