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Nationally Competitive Fellowships & Awards

A select list of awards is included below. Further details about the awards, specific deadlines and faculty & staff mentors are available by logging in to Tiger Tracks

A number of faculty and staff members from across campus regularly work with students in their application to these competitive opportunities. For help, please contact Kate Knaul, Director of National Fellowships & Awards, for help in pursuing any of these awards.

Overseas Study, Research & Training

Award Description Apply as a
Boren Scholarship Boren Scholarships support language study and study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Requires a commitment to work for the federal government in a related area. Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP). Open to U.S. citizens. First-Year
Sophomore
Junior
Boren Fellowship Boren Fellowships to support graduate-level study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Requires a commitment to work for the federal government in a related area.  Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP). Open to U.S. citizens. Senior
Graduate
Critical Language               The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers fully-funded summer language institutes for U.S. university students and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. First-Year
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
DAAD - Study Scholarship for Graduating Seniors                 DAAD offers a wide range of graduate scholarships and grants for independent study, masters degree study and research in Germany. Senior
Fulbright Supports one academic year of graduate study, research, or teaching in any of over 155 countries, with the goal of promoting cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding. Open to U.S. citizens. Senior
Graduate
Gilman Scholarships for undergraduate study abroad for students holding Pell Grants.  Students who don't traditionally study abroad and less common destinations for study abroad are encouraged. Sophomore
Junior

Public Service, Public Policy & Environmental Studies

Award Description Apply as 
Carnegie In the Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year, with a full benefits package. Senior
Graduate
EPA GRO Undergraduate fellowships for students in environmental fields. Support for junior and senior years and paid EPA summer internship.  Sophomore
Junior
Pickering Supports students who intend to join the US Dept. of State Foreign Service. Women, members of historically underrepresented groups, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.  Junior
Senior
Truman Supports 1 or more years of graduate study in U.S. or abroad for students planning a career in public service; scholars apply and are accepted as juniors. Junior
Udall One-year undergraduate scholarship for students who intend careers related to the environment; and for Native American and Alaska Native students who intend careers in health care or tribal public policy.  Sophomore


 Science & Mathematics

Award Description Apply as
DAAD RISE Summer internships at German Universities and Research Institutes for students in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and engineering. Knowledge of German not required. Open to students from the U.S., U.K., and Canada. Sophomore
Junior
Goldwater Supports 1-2 years of undergraduate study for students who intend careers in mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering. Sophomore
Junior
Hollings Offers generous financial support for the junior and senior years and a paid 10-week summer internship to undergraduates interested in oceanic and atmospheric science. Sophomore
Junior
NSF The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to a research-based masters or doctoral degree and is intended for students who are at the early stages of their graduate study. Open to U.S. citizens and residents but may be used to pursue a degree overseas.   Senior
NIH - Oxford/Cambridge An accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to bio-medical research. The projects culminate in the award of a D.Phil or Ph.D. in science from either Oxford or Cambridge. Students may also pursue combined M.D./Ph.D. training through partnerships the program maintains with a broad range of American medical schools Senior
Graduate

Graduate Study – United States

Award Description Apply as
James Madison    Supports 2 years of graduate study towards a master's degree concentrating on American history or government; for students who teach or plan to teach about the U.S. Constitution in secondary school. Senior 
Soros Students must qualify as "new Americans" to apply. 30 scholarships awarded nationally. Supports up to two years of graduate study in any professional field or scholarly discipline; applicants must be "new Americans" -- resident alien with green card, naturalized U.S. citizen, child of at least one naturalized citizen. Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment. Senior
Graduate 
Woodrow Wilson $30,000 stipend to support pursuit of master's in teaching; mentoring and training for secondary school teaching in STEM subjects. Requires a major or significant experience in a STEM subject. Senior
Graduate

 Graduate Study – United Kingdom and Ireland

Award Description Apply as
Davies-Jackson Supports 2 years of graduate study at St. John's College, Cambridge University. Designed for students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences "who are among the very first in their families to have graduated from college. Senior 
Fulbright UK For graduate study at UK partner universities; apply through Fulbright. Senior
Graduate 
Gates Cambridge Supports 1-4 years of study at Cambridge University. Goal is to create future leaders who will address global problems related to health, equity, technology, and learning.  U.S. and non-U.S. citizens are eligible, though deadlines vary. Senior 
Marshall Supports 2 years of study in any discipline at a university in the U.K., leading to the award of a British University degree. Highly competitive. Senior 
Mitchell 12 Scholarships awarded annually to U.S. citizens. Supports 1 year of graduate study at a university in Ireland for future American leaders. Goal is to promote understanding of "the island from which 44 million Americans claim descent." Senior 
Rhodes Supports 2 or 3 years of graduate study at Oxford. Goal is to bring together outstanding students from many countries around the world and to prepare students for service to others. Highly competitive. Senior

Scholarships That Don’t Require Proof of US Citizenship or Permanent Residency

For a list of scholarships available for citizens of other countries, including guidance on writing successful applications, visit the Educators for Fair Consideration.