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Nationally Competitive Fellowships & Awards


A select list of awards is included below. Further details about the awards can be found on the award websites. 

Some awards require an application through DePauw. These are noted by the DePauw Deadline. Nonetheless, students are strongly encouraged to begin work on applications well in advance of the national deadline.

Successful candidates have sought out help from numerous advisers, including their major adviser, other faculty, the Writing and Speaking centers, and the director of National Fellowships and Awards, Kate Knaul (kknaul@depauw.edu). 

Jump to an Awards List:

Overseas Study, Research & Training Public Service, Policy & Foreign Affairs Science, Math & Environmental StudiesGraduate Studies (US, UK & Ireland) Students with Learning DisabilitiesScholarships for Non-U.S. Citizens

 

 



Overseas Study, Research & Training

Award

Description

Apply As

Min. GPA

DePauw Deadline

National Deadline

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

3.2

December

February

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

3.2

December

February

Critical Language Scholarship

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

3.2

 

November

DAAD

DAAD offers a wide range of graduate scholarships and grants for independent study, masters degree study and research in Germany.

Senior

3.2

 

November-January

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

3.0

September

October

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

Supports summer study abroad for 3-6 weeks at a UK University.

Sophomore

Junior

 

3.0

 

February

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

3.2

 

October and March

Mobility International

Offers a list of scholarships that can be used towards international exchange. People with disabilities can apply for any scholarships if they meet other eligibility requirements. Some scholarships may be available exclusively to people with disabilities, women, Americans or non-US citizens, or those pursuing certain degree programs.

n/a

n/a

 

n/a

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Public Service, Public Policy & Foreign Affairs

Award

Description

Apply As

Min. GPA

DePauw Deadline

National Deadline

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

3.7

December

January

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

3.2

 

January

Rangel Graduate Fellowship

Support students through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available.

Senior

Graduate

3.2

 

January

Rangel Summer Enrichment Program

Supports participation in a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC. The Program covers the costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day, as well as a stipend. 

Sophomore

Junior

3.2

 

February

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

3.6

December

February

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Science, Mathematics & Environmental Studies

Award

Description

Apply As

Min. GPA

DePauw Deadline

National Deadline

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

3.7

 

 

EPA GRO

Undergraduate fellowships for students in environmental fields. Support for junior and senior years and paid EPA summer internship. 

Sophomore

3.7

 

December

Goldwater

Supports 1-2 years of undergraduate study for students who intend careers in mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering.

Sophomore

Junior

3.7

September

 

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

3.7

 

 

NSF-Gradiate Research fellowship

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

3.2

September

November

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

3.7

 

December

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

3.2

December

March

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Graduate Study – United States

Award

Description

Apply As

Min. GPA

DePauw Deadline

National Deadline

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 

3.2

 

 

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 

3.7

 

November

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

3.2

 

October, November and January

Graduate Study - United Kingdom and Ireland

Award

Description

Apply As

Min. GPA

DePauw Deadline

National Deadline

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 

3.7

 

November

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 

3.7

 

October (US citizens)

 

December (non-US citizens)

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 

3.7

September

October

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 

3.7

September

October

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

3.7

September

October

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Scholarships for Students with Learning Disabilities

Award

Description

Apply As

Min. GPA

DePauw Deadline

National Deadline

Baer Reintegration Scholarship

Offers financial assistance for a wide range of educational opportunities in which students diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Schizoaffective Disorder work to attain a certificate or degree. Eligible programs include high school equivalency programs, trade or vocational school programs, Associate degrees, Bachelor degrees, and Graduate degrees. Noncredit, online and distance learning courses are not covered under the scholarship.

First-Year

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Graduate

n/a

 

January

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

Please visit our page on resources for non-US citizens

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