Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

Below are listed many of the nationally competitive scholarship and fellowship opportunities that can fund specialized study abroad, independent research, and graduate study.  Please contact Jean-Paul Benowitz ( for more information and to find out about other available opportunities.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Funds independent research, graduate study, and English Teaching Assistantships for U.S. students in over 140 countries.

Rhodes Scholarship
International scholarship to enable graduate students from the U.S. and selected countries to study at the University of Oxford.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
International scholarship to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge.

Marshall Scholarship
Scholarship for U.S. students of high ability that funds graduate study at universities in the United Kingdom.

Mitchell Scholarship
Scholarship for U.S. students for highly capable students that funds graduate study at universities in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Davies-Jackson Scholarship
Graduate scholarship for highly-accomplished first generation students, supporting study at St. John's College of the University of Cambridge.

Truman Scholarship
Scholarship for accomplished U.S. students who have a commitment to public service and to pursuing careers in public and government service, funding graduate study and providing academic and career guidance along the way.

Goldwater Scholarship
Undergraduate scholarship that aims to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

Udall Scholarship
The Udall Scholarship is for undergraduates who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields, or policy affecting Native American communities.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Fellowship funding for graduate study (PhD and Masters) in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, and social sciences.

Boren Scholarship
Scholarship for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Critical Language Scholarship
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. students in such places as India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, and Turkey.

James Madison Fellowship
Fellowship that funds graduate study for students becoming U.S. history or government teachers.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
Fellowship funded by German Bundestag and U.S. Congress for study and professional internship in Germany.

Cultural Vistas Fellowship
Highly selective summer undergraduate internship for traditionally underrepresented students with a demonstrated interest in environmental sustainability with placements in Berlin, Buenos Aires, and Singapore.

DAAD Study Scholarship/Research Grant
Fellowship funding graduate study at universities in Germany.

Rotary Global Grant
Fellowship funding for graduate study in an area of focus: promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, or growing local economies.

St. Andrews Society Scholarship
Scholarship for graduate study in Scotland, applicant must have some Scottish heritage.

Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Funds undergraduate and graduate study to prepare students for careers in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service.

Payne International Development Fellowship
Funds graduate study and internships to prepare students for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Rangel Graduate Fellowship
Provides internships on Capitol Hill and U.S. embassies and funding for graduate study for students pursuing careers in the U.S. Foreign Service.

Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Fellowship funding graduate study for New Americans (permanent residents, naturalized citizens, or children of naturalized citizen parents).