Major fellowships and grants

Boren Graduate Fellowship

  • Purpose: NSEP Boren Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. interests, and enable U.S. graduate students to pursue specialization in area and language study or to add an international dimension to their education. 
  • National deadline: Early February
  • Internal deadline: Early January
  • Website: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship
  • Available to: Seniors for postgraduate study

 

California Capital Fellows Program

  • Purpose: To provide fellows with an outstanding opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California.
  • National Deadline: February
  • Website: http://www.csus.edu/calst/capital_fellows_programs_overview.html
  • Available to: Seniors and alumni for postgraduate fellowships

 

Carnegie Junior Fellows

  • Purpose: Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's Seniors for postgraduate study associates in Washington D.C.
  • National deadline: Mid-January
  • Internal deadline: Mid-November
  • Website: http://www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrFellows
  • Available to: Seniors for postgraduate study

 

Coro Fellows Program

  • Purpose: To train ethical, diverse civic leaders nationwide. Coro leaders develop skills; master tools needed to engage and empower communities; gain experience in government, business, labor and not-for-profit community organizations; and participate in special community and political problem solving processes.
  • National Deadline: January
  • Website: http://www.coro.org/
  • Available to: Seniors and alumni for postgraduate fellowships

 

Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS)

  • Purpose: To expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students
  • National Deadline: November
  • Website: http://www.clscholarship.org/
  • Available to: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Alumni

 

DAAD Graduate Scholarship for Study/Research in Germany

  • Purpose: To enhance German Studies at American and Canadian universities and promote international academic relations and cooperation by offering mobility for students.
  • National deadline: Mid-November
  • Internal deadline: Early October
  • Website: http://www.daad.org/?p=50410
  • Available to: Seniors for postgraduate study

 

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

  • Purpose: The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. To facilitate this goal the Fellowship grants awards at the Predoctoral, Dissertation and, Postdoctoral levels to students whom demonstrate academic excellence and are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.
  • National deadline:  Early November
  • Internal deadline:  Early October
  • Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_047958
  • Available to: Seniors for postgraduate study

 

Freeman-ASIA Scholarship

  • Purpose: Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
  • National Deadline: February
  • Website: http://www.iie.org/programs/Freeman-ASIA/
  • Available to: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors for undergraduate study abroad experience

 

Fulbright Grants

  • Purpose: The U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, and developing professionals and artists opportunities for instructional experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations.
  • National deadline: Mid-October
  • Internal deadline: Mid-September
  • Website: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html
  • Available to: Seniors for postgraduate study

 

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

  • Purpose: Enables outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a person's intellectual ability, leadership capacity and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others.
  • National deadline: Early October
  • Internal deadline: Early September
  • Website: http://www.gatesscholar.org
  • Available to: Seniors for postgraduate study

 

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

  • Purpose: This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
  • National Deadline: October for Spring / March for Fall
  • Website: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program
  • Available to: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors for undergraduate study abroad experience

 

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

  • Purpose: The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.
  • National deadline: Late January
  • Internal deadline: Late October/Early November
  • Website: http://www.act.org/goldwater
  • Available to: Sophomores, Juniors 

 

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship                      

  • Purpose: To support the graduate education of America's most promising technical talent, the Ph.D.-directed effort of the young men and women who can be expected to have the greatest impact on the application of the physical sciences to human problems during the next half-century.
  • National deadline: Late October
  • Internal deadline: Late September
  • Website: http://www.hertzfndn.org
  • Available to: Seniors for postgraduate study

 

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship

  • Purpose: The program provides financial assistance to students who have demonstrated (1) superior academic ability and achievement; (2) exceptional promise; and (3) financial need to undertake graduate study leading to a doctoral degree or a master's degree in which the master's degree is the terminal or highest degree in the selected field of study. The Department of Education awards fellowships in selected fields of study of the arts, humanities and social sciences.
  • National deadline: Late September
  • Internal deadline: Early September
  • Website: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html
  • Available to: Seniors for postgraduate study

 

Killam Fellowship

  • Purpose: The Killam Fellowships Program allows undergraduate students from Canada and the United States to participate in a program of binational residential exchange. Killam Fellows spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the host country.
  • National Deadline: Late January
  • Internal Deadline: December
  • Website: http://www.killamfellowships.com/
  • Available to: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, for undergraduate study abroad experience

 

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

  • Purpose: The KSTF awards individuals with a strong background in mathematics or science who demonstrate a commitment to teaching high school science and mathematics in the United States. The Teaching Fellowship is designed explicitly to meet the needs of teachers from the time they begin working on a teaching credential through the early years of their career.
  • National Deadline: January
  • Website: http://kstf.org/ 
  • Available to: Alumni with a bachelor’s degree in biology, a physical science, mathematics or a related field

 

James Madison Fellowship

  • Purpose: To honor James Madison's legacy and Madisonian principles by providing support for graduate study that focuses on the United States Constitution.
  • National deadline: Early March
  • Internal deadline: Mid-January
  • Website: http://www.jamesmadison.com
  • Available to: Seniors for postgraduate study

 

Marshall Scholarship

  • Purpose: To express Britain’s enduring gratitude to the American people for the Marshall Plan. Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom.
  • National deadline: Early October
  • Internal deadline: Early September
  • Website: http://www.marshallscholarship.org
  • Available to: Seniors for postgraduate study

 

George G. Mitchell Scholarship

  • Purpose: The Mitchell Scholarships are to enable American citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 to study at universities on the island of Ireland, and are intended to familiarize and engage the next generation of America's leaders with the island of Ireland.
  • National deadline: Early October
  • Internal deadline: Early September
  • Website: http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=34
  • Available to: Seniors for postgraduate study

 

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship

  • Purpose: To ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, mathematics, and engineering in the United States and to reinforce its diversity.
  • National deadline: Early November
  • Internal deadline: Early October
  • Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201&org=NSF
  • Available to: Seniors for postgraduate study

 

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

  • Purpose: The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The Program develops a source of trained men and women from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department, who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad.
  • National Deadline: February
  • Website: http://www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/foreign_affairs/pickering_undergrad/index.php
  • Available to: Juniors to provide funds for the senior year of college and the first year of graduate study

 

Rhodes Scholarship

  • Purpose: Bring able students from throughout the English-speaking world and beyond to study at Oxford University to aid in the promotion of international understanding and peace.
  • National deadline: Early October
  • Internal deadline:  Early September
  • Website: http://www.rhodesscholar.org/
  • Available to: Seniors for postgraduate study

 

The William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

  • Purpose: The William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose recognizes graduating college seniors who are pursuing lives dedicated to and distinguished by honor, generosity, service, and respect. The fellowship is an unrestricted cash grant awarded to those graduating college seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society.
  • National Deadline: January
  • Website: http://www.isi.org/programs/fellowships/simon.html
  • Available to: Seniors

 

Truman Scholarship

  • Purpose: To find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the non-profit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.
  • National deadline: Early February
  • Internal deadline: Early January
  • Website: http://www.truman.gov
  • Available to: Juniors

 

Morris K. Udall Scholarship

  • Purpose: To increase awareness of the nation's natural resources, and to honor college students that are committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.
  • National deadline: Early March
  • Internal deadline: Early February
  • Website: http://www.udall.gov
  • Available to: Sophomores, Juniors

 

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