Scholarships and Fellowships

David L. Boren/NSEP Undergraduate Scholarship
Campus Deadline: January 15
Purpose: to develop Americans into global leaders with superior understanding of unfamiliar languages and cultures
Amount: up to $10,000 per semester; minimum $2,500 per summer, $4,000 per semester, or $6,000 per academic year
Location: "Non-traditional" destinations (excludes certain countries)
Eligibility: Freshman or sophomore (summer, semester, and full year programs); junior or senior (only semester and full year programs)
Link:
http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship

 

Capital Fellows Program
Deadline: February
Purpose: to engage fellows in public service while preparing them for future careers and offering them the opportunity to contribute to the development and implementation of California's public policy as employees in the state's legislative, executive, and judicial offices
Amount: monthly stipend of $1882 over 11 months of work, plus health benefits and graduate tuition/fees
Location: Sacramento, CA
Eligibility: Anyone with a four-year college/university degree
Link:
http://www.csus.edu/calst/capital_fellows_programs_overview.html

 

Continue the Journey
Deadline: Varies by campus
Purpose: to cultivate students as researchers and prepare them for the admission process to doctoral academic programs
Amount: stipend of $2,500, a limited travel allowance, and on-campus housing for the summer
Location: University of California Campus
Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident; CGPA of 3.0; junior-level student preferred; senior or graduate student can be accommodated; interest in pursuing doctoral study
Link:
http://www.ucop.edu/journey

 

Coro Fellows Program
Deadline: January
Purpose: to introduce post-graduates to the public affairs arena and develop their abilities as diverse, intelligent, and driven young public servants
Amount: Varies
Location: San Francisco & Los Angeles, CA; St. Louis, MI; New York, NY; Pittsburgh, PA
Eligibility: Senior or graduate
Link: http://www.coro.org/Coro-Fellows-Program

 

Ford Minority Predoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: mid-November
Purpose: to ensure the academic and financial success of promising pre-doctoral students in a research-based discipline who represent minorities
Amount: renewable annual stipend of $17,000 and cost-of-education allowance of $6,000
Location: Varies
Eligibility: U.S. citizens or nationals; member of a minority group (Alaska Native, Black/African-American, Mexican American/Chicana/Chicano, Native American Indian, Native Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican); pursuing study in an applicable research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. program
Link:
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/index.htm

 

Fulbright Scholarship/U.S. Student Program
Campus Deadline: September 15
Purpose: to provide a range of grant opportunities for study in other countries
Amount: Varies
Location: Varies
Eligibility: Senior or graduate
Link: http://www.iie.org/fulbright

 

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship
Campus Deadline: September 15
Purpose: to enable students to grow intellectually and contribute to their discipline through a course of study at the University of Cambridge
Amount: Full cost of study
Location: University of Cambridge, UK
Eligibility: Senior or graduate; not a citizen of the United Kingdom; must also be admitted to the University of Cambridge via normal admission procedures
Link:
http://www.gatesscholar.org

 

Davies Jackson Scholarship
Deadline: November
Purpose: to build on a student's exceptional academic record by enabling him/her to participate in a graduate-level course of study and to immerse him-/herself in a rich educational environment
Amount: Approx. $50,000
Location: St. John's College, University of Cambridge, UK
Eligibility: Senior or graduate; first in family to graduate from college; select number of subjects to read at St. John's
Link:
http://www.cic.edu/Programs-and-Services/Programs/Pages/Davies-Jackson-Scholarship.aspx

 

Jacob Javits Fellowship
Deadline: mid-November
Purpose: to provide financial assistance for graduate study to students who demonstrate superior academic ability and financial need
Amount: Institutional payment for all tuition and fees in addition to a stipend annually over the course of study
Location: Varies
Eligibility: Demonstrated financial need (FAFSA application); pursuing graduate study in a selected field of study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences
Link:
http://www.ed.gov/programs/javits

 

James Madison Fellowship
Deadline: March 1
Purpose: to enable students to pursue graduate study in fields of American history or government with a concentration on the Constitution
Amount: max. amount of $24,000
Location: Any accredited institution of higher education in the U.S. (plus coursework at the Foundation's Summer Institute on the Constitution at Georgetown University)
Eligibility: Senior or graduate; pursuing and completing a relevant master's degree in American history or government or in the teaching thereof
Link:
http://www.jamesmadison.com

 

Marshall Scholarship
Campus Deadline: September 15
Purpose: to finance young, exceptional Americans to study in the United Kingdom at the graduate level, to enable them to gain an understanding of British culture, and to strengthen ties between the British and American people
Amount: Varies; for two years
Location: United Kingdom
Eligibility: Graduate by the time the scholarship commences; U.S. citizen; no previous study at or degree from a British university
Link:
http://www.marshallscholarship.org

 

Mitchell Scholarship
Campus Deadline: September 15
Purpose: to fund outstanding American students in the pursuit of graduate study in Ireland or Northern Ireland over the course of one year and to strengthen their academic, leadership, and community service skills
Amount: Varies
Location: Ireland or Northern Ireland
Eligibility: Graduate by the time the scholarship commences; U.S. citizen
Link:
http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/scholarships

 

National Science Foundation Fellowships
Deadline: early November
Purpose: to fund graduate study in science, mathematics, and engineering and to also support women's endeavors in these disciplines
Amount: annual stipend of $27,500 and cost-of-education allowance of $10,500 paid to the institution in lieu of tuition and fees; additional one-time international research allowance for a period of at least three months is also available
Location: United States
Eligibility: Graduate by the time the Fellowship commences; U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien; pursuing study in an applicable discipline; female if applying for the Women in Engineering and Computer and Information Science Awards
Link:
http://www.nsfgrfp.org

 

Rhodes Scholarship
Campus Deadline: September 15
Purpose: to fund graduate study at the University of Oxford while building upon the Scholar's intellect and character
Amount: Varies
Location: University of Oxford, UK
Eligibility: Senior or graduate
Link:
http://www.rhodesscholar.org

 

Paul and Daisy Soros Scholarship for New Americans
Deadline: November 1
Purpose: to enable exceptional New Americans to pursue graduate study
Amount: annual tuition grant of one-half of the program's tuition cost plus an annual maintenance grant of $20,000 paid in two installments
Location: United States
Eligibility: Senior or graduate; resident alien or naturalized U.S. citizen or child of two parents who are both naturalized U.S. citizens; not over 30 years-old at the time of application; evidence of desired attributes for the Scholarship
Link:
http://www.pdsoros.org