Scholarship & Fellowship Resources

We encourage our students to consider applying for one or more exciting national and international scholarship and fellowship opportunities, such as the Fulbright, Udall, and Truman Awards.

Fellowship programs and scholarships are designed to give current students and recent graduates opportunities for research, personal development, and international experience. The list of fellowships provided below will allow you to examine the opportunities available, the selection criteria for each program, and the application procedures. Fellowships may include university coursework, independent research, special projects, or some combination. Grantees often have the opportunity to live and work in a different country.

If you are interested in pursuing any of these opportunities, please consult with Dr. Philip Benesch, associate professor of politics, who serves as faculty director of external scholarships and fellowships. He will identify potential student candidates for various scholarship and fellowship opportunities, maintain information sources, and provide guidance to students, faculty, and alumni during the application process. Email for additional information.

Fellowships & Scholarships

Students Eligible: Applicants must be enrolled as college or university students (graduate, doctoral, or upper level undergraduates) — or within one year of a completed degree — in the physical, biological, geological, health, engineering, computer, or social sciences or mathematics in order to apply.Students enrolled in English, journalism, science journalism, or other non-technical fields are not eligible for these fellowships.Successful applicants are required to attend an orientation at AAAS headquarters at the beginning of the summer (early June) and a wrap-up session at the end of the summer (mid-August). They will prepare reports on the progress of their fellowships throughout their placement.

Date of Program: Summer after application cycle

Program Information/Amount of Award: To strengthen connection between scientists and journalists, scientists work with journalists to make science news easy for the public to understand

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Students Eligible: Our ultimate goal is to help promising graduate students, postdoctoral trainees and early career professionals achieve lasting success in areas related to ethnic minority psychology. To this end, the MFP provides financial support, professional development activities, and opportunities for professional and personal guidance. Ethnic minority students are encouraged to apply.

Date of Program: Dates Vary

Program Information/Amount of Award: Be sure to check out the website, there are multiple scholarships posted. 1. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) Predoctoral Fellowship: Promote culturally competent behavioral health services and policy for ethnic minority populations. 2. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) Postdoctoral Fellowship: The goal of the Postdoctoral MHSAS Fellowship Program is to encourage and facilitate the specialized training of postdoctoral psychologists, Increase the number of ethnic minority psychologists providing behavioral health services and developing policy for ethnic minority populations. The program seeks to accomplish the following objectives, Promote culturally competent behavioral health services and policy for ethnic minority populations, Increase the number of ethnic minority psychologists providing behavioral health services and developing policy for ethnic minority populations. 3. Services for Transition Age Youth (STAY) Fellowship: MFP supports the following financial and training opportunities for terminal master’s students in order to further their development in areas related to mental health services for ethnic minority youth ages 16 through 25 and their families. This is a federally funded program to support terminal master’s level training in psychology that seeks to: Promote culturally competent mental health services for ethnic minority transition age youth and their families.Increase the number of ethnic minority service providers in psychology who are providing mental health services for this population. Provides funding for predoctoral candidates and postdoctoral candidates, depending on scholarship.

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Application Date: Nov. 1

Students Eligible: Competed undergraduate, some knowledge of language proficiency whether the research project requires it or not.

Date of Program: April 15

Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides funding for students to study in Scandinavian countries, Fellowships/Grants to study in Scandinavia, Translation competition or alternative funding for Study in Scandinavia

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Students Eligible: College sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.

Program Information/Amount of Award: 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 research careers in these fields.

See application instructions, deadlines, and additional scholarship information here.

Students Eligible: Student must be receiving the Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship.

Program Information/Amount of Award: The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints

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Application Date: Pre-doctoral January 15, post-doctoral December 31

Students Eligible: Pre doctoral: Interest in bioethics, previous experience not required, Completed or expected to complete undergraduate degree prior to start of fellowship, Completion of most recent degree no more than 2 years prior to the fellowship, Planning to pursue MD, JD, PhD or related degree , Evidence of academic achievements and analytical thinking, Commitment to scholarship in bioethics Post-doctoral: Interest in bioethics, previous experience not required, Completed or expected to complete graduate degree (MD, JD, PhD or related ) prior to start of fellowship, Completion of graduate degree no more than 5 years prior to the fellowship, Evidence of academic achievements and analytical thinking, Commitment to scholarship in bioethics

Date of Program: Program Begins September following application cycle

Program Information/Amount of Award: Research in bioethics

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Application Date: Jan. 15, 2016

Students Eligible: Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year. No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration (except in cases where the student has completed a joint bachelor’s/master’s degree program). The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials.

Date of Program: 1 year from day of acceptance

Program Information/Amount of Award: Work as research assistant to endowment’s senior associates.

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Application Date: November 2016

Students Eligible: First in family to graduate college, outstanding academic record

Date of Program: January 2017

Program Information/Amount of Award: Program at Cambridge to pursue second BA

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Application Date: Predoctoral application: Nov. 20, 2015, Dissertation application: Nov. 13, 2015, Postdoctoral application: Nov. 13, 2015

Students Eligible: All citizens, nationals, and permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card) of the United States, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation, Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level

Date of Program: For Grad School

Program Information/Amount of Award: Awards for research based study in PhD programs

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Application Date: 2016

Students Eligible: Need to have at least 2 years of undergraduate study left.

Date of Program: Summer Program

Program Information/Amount of Award: Covers all fees and tuition for an academic and cultural program in the UK over the summer

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Application Date: February 1, 2019

Students Eligible: Undergraduate college or university student who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. They must participate in a study abroad program that is eligible for credit at the student’s home institution and of at least four weeks (28 days) in duration in the country/countries.

Program Information/Amount of Award: FEA awards scholarships of up to $10,000 for students who plan to study abroad for a full academic year; up to $5,000 for students who plan to study abroad during the fall or spring semester; and awards that are prorated by number of weeks in-country (minimum of $1,250) for students studying abroad during the summer.

Preference: FEA gives preference to students with demonstrated financial need, and strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. These groups include, but are not limited to: First-generation students, minority students, and community college students. 

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Application Date: Oct. 14, 2015 or Dec. 2, 2015

Students Eligible: The most outstanding students. The award is very competitive and prestigious.

Date of Program: Interviews in late January or March, You will find out a week after the interview if you have received the fellowship

Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides funds for graduate study at the University of Cambridge

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Application Date: Feb. 02, 2016

Students Eligible: Undergraduate junior or senior, The primary criteria for selection include: extensive record of campus and community service; commitment to a career in government or the nonprofit and advocacy sectors; communication skills and a high probability of becoming a “change agent”; and a strong academic record with likely acceptance to the graduate school of the candidate’s choice.

Date of Program: Scholar posting- April 22, 2016

Program Information/Amount of Award: Funding for Graduate Study, Priority application to Graduate programs, special internships in government

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Application Date: Mar. 01, 2016

Students Eligible: One fellowship per state per year, outstanding student with a desire to teach the constitution in secondary school, bachelor’s degree, but may also be a teacher.

Date of Program: Grad School – 2 years

Program Information/Amount of Award: Pays fees for master’s degree and requires that you teach grades 7 to 12 after recieving the degree

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Application Date: October 2, 2017

Students Eligible: Graduate of Bachelors program pursuing Graduate study, must have GPA of 3.7 or higher

Date of Program: One semester to one year

Program Information/Amount of Award: Finance degree for US citizen in UK

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Application Date: October 2016

Students Eligible: Between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: scholarship, leadership, and, a sustained commitment to community and public service.

Date of Program: N/A

Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides funding for students studying at a university in Ireland

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Application Date: Mar. 02, 2016

Students Eligible: Interest in advocacy for indian tribes, through tribal policy and native health care

Date of Program: Scholars announced May 1

Program Information/Amount of Award: Scholarship for up to $7000 towards academic study

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Application Date: Jan. 04, 2016

Students Eligible: Students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.

Date of Program: Late July 2016

Program Information/Amount of Award: Scholarship support, paid research at NIH in the summer, Paid employment and training at NIH after graduation

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Application Date: Feb. 09, 2016

Students Eligible: Provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East

Date of Program: June 1st, 2016 is the earliest a program can start for this deadline

Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides funding for undergraduate students to underrepresented areas in study abroad.

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Application Date: October 2016

Students Eligible: Recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

Date of Program: N/A

Program Information/Amount of Award: Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.

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Application Date: November 2016

Students Eligible: Must be New American (naturalized citizen, green card holder or DACA recipient if born abroad), under 31 years, and college senior or holder of bachelor’s degree

Date of Program: Grad school- 2 years

Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides stipend support and up to 50% of tuition and fees, supports up to 2 years of graduate study

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Application Date: Jan. 7, 2016

Students Eligible:

Undergraduate students- juniors expected to receive bachelor’s degree in Spring 2017, with intent to attend a two year master’s program and then join the Foreign Service

Graduate Students- Applicants seeking admission to a two year graduate program in public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages with intent to join the foreign service

Date of Program: Senior year and 1st year of grad school or 2 years of grad school and two summer internships

Program Information/Amount of Award: Pays for either senior year of undergraduate and 1st year of graduate or two years of graduate, two summer internships and then entrance into the foreign service

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Application Date: Nov-13

Students Eligible: Bachelor’s degree and english language skills ability to travel to Princeton for Interviews

Date of Program: Finalization of positions is mid March to April

Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides funding toteach or study at a University in Asia to promote further understanding and cooperation

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Application Date: October 2016

Students Eligible: 20-24 years of age, U.S. Citizen

Date of Program: N/A

Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides financial support for students to pursue degree at Oxford University in England

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Application Date: September 28, 2017

Students Eligible: Bachelor’s degree, English language proficiency, 18-29 years old, academic excellence

Date of Program: June 2018

Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides funding for study in Beijing to prepare future leaders

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Application Date: Jan. 25, 2016

Students Eligible: Women going to study for professional degrees, must go to Washington university for these programs: Arts & Sciences (MAEd, MAT, MFA, MM, PhD), Brown School of Social Work (MPH, MSW, PhD), Engineering & Applied Science (PhD), Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts (MArch, MFA, MLA, MUD), Law (JD), Medicine (AuD, DOT, DPT, MD, PhD), Olin Business School (MBA, PhD)

Date of Program: Announced in March

Program Information/Amount of Award: To encourage women of exceptional promise to prepare for careers in higher education and the professions.To continue and extend the historically important contributions of Monticello to the education of women.To extend the influence of Washington University by assisting in the advanced education of outstanding women who are likely to make significant contributions to higher education. All Olin Fellows receive full tuition remission for up to four years, provided they continue to make satisfactory academic progress. They are also eligible for a grant to defray the cost of professional travel. In addition, Fellows in PhD programs will receive a stipend equal to or in excess of other awards in their discipline.

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