Scholarships by Field

Applying for a scholarship or fellowship requires that you be willing to commit time, energy, and hard work which you might ordinarily devote to other activities and that you recognize that the effort you invest in the application process will be worthwhile not only because it offers you the chance to receive the recognition and the financial reward which will help you realize your dreams, but also – or primarily – because by engaging in a reflective process, grappling with the intellectual challenges, and seeking ways to achieve excellence and make a difference, you will have a potentially transformative experience and one that may help you define who you are and who you want to become.

Opportunities are organized into the following areas or fields:

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Business & Social Entrepreneurship
  • Health Care
  • International Affairs
  • Language & International Study
  • Law
  • Multiple Fields
  • Public Service
  • STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics)
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences

The following abbreviations identify whether the opportunities are open to undergraduates, post-graduates, or both.

  • All = open to both undergraduates and post-graduate students.
  • UG = Undergraduate Scholarships
  • PG = Post-Graduate Scholarships – Students can apply to these opportunities in their fourth-year as they are planning their post-graduate studies. There are both domestic and international opportunities.

The “Focus Group” label indicates those opportunities encouraging or focused on applicants representing specific groups.  Many of those opportunities welcome applicants from all groups.  If there is no designation, the opportunity is open to all groups.

Typically, applications for these opportunities require two to three (or more) months of preparation – completing the application, drafting and revising statements, arranging for letters of recommendation.  Some require a preliminary and a formal interview; others may require Institutional Review or Endorsement.  Use the month indicated for the deadline to plan ahead.  Schedule a Fellowships & Scholarships appointment with the Assistant Director of Prestigious Fellowships through Handshake in myNCF.

ARTS & HUMANITIES

James Madison Memorial Fellowship – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level.   Deadline: March – see website for details.

Deadline:  March

Notes:

 

MacKenzie-Childs Black Lives Matter Scholarship for Design – All – Scholarship
Focus Group: Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

MacKenzie-Childs is known for creating happy, colorful, distinctive home furnishing designs.  As a company, we are motivated to bring an appreciation of artful qualities and functional beauty into everyday life.  Creativity, imagination, a love of Home, making life fun, and a unique design aesthetic are at the center of this brand. For the second year in a row, MacKenzie-Childs supports this scholarship to encourage individuals to pursue their dreams and develop their abilities in the fields of design and the applied arts. Scholarship Amount: $5,000 scholarship to be awarded (4 awards)

Deadline:  June

The Opera Foundation Scholarship – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Opera Foundation offers scholarships giving young American singers the opportunity to work and study at Europe’s most prestigious opera companies. Applicants who have been chosen to attend the Opera Foundation’s auditions compete for one of up to five scholarships. We offer scholarships for Berlin, Turin, Munich, and Amsterdam. Applicants may not choose one scholarship over the other or opt out of any one when applying. The Opera Foundation will conduct a single audition for all of our scholarships. Judges for the auditions include the senior representatives of Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Regio Torino, Die Bayerische Staatsoper and Dutch National Opera. The scholarship competition is open to American citizens and permanent residents between the ages of 18 and 30 who are beginning their professional careers. Auditions are required.   Deadline:  June – see website for details.

Deadline:  June

 

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Our primary aims are to increase diversity in the creative professions, and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be in possession of a Green Card.

Deadline:  April

BUSINESS & SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Chrysler Fund Reaching Out MBA Fellowship – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group: LGBTQ+

The Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA Fellowship was created as a joint effort between top business school programs and Reaching Out to demonstrate that business schools are the top destination to develop the out LGBTQ and active ally business leaders of tomorrow. The LGBTQ MBA Fellowship recipients each receive a minimum of $10,000 scholarship per academic year or $20,000 total scholarship, and also receive access to exclusive mentorship and leadership development programming through Reaching Out. 47 members of The Class of 2018 will collectively receive over $1,000,000 year of their MBA experience!

Deadline:  See website for details.

HEALTH CARE

American Medical Women’s Association   – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Women

American Medical Women’s Association offers various opportunities and scholarships for Women interested in pursuing careers in medicine.

Deadline:  See website for details.

Johns Hopkins University Summer Institute in Anatomy – All – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Johns Hopkins University Summer Institute in Anatomy is a four week course that meets for 4 hours each day, 5 days a week. It is designed to give undergraduate and graduate students an introduction to all aspects of human anatomy, and includes demonstrations using human cadavers. A regional approach will be employed, beginning with the thorax and abdomen, continuing with the limbs, and ending with the head and neck. Lectures on each topic will be given in the morning, followed by prosection demonstrations (i.e., dissections prepared by departmental staff and presented to students) on human cadavers in the afternoon. Course materials will also involve hands-on work with human bones, various imaging modalities (e.g., radiographs, CT scans), and computer programs. Student performance will be evaluated by both written and practical (cadaver-based) exams. To allow individualized instruction, the course is limited in enrollment.   Deadline:  March – see website for details.

Deadline:  March

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides up to $20,000/year (renewable) for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in careers in biomedical, behavioral, or social science health-related research.   Deadline:  February – see website for details.

Deadline:  March

Tylenol Future Care Scholarships – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Each year the makers of TYLENOL® award Tylenol Future Care Scholarships to well deserving students pursuing careers in healthcare. Twenty-three years and over eight million dollars later, we’re proud to continue a tradition that supports those dedicated to a lifetime of caring for others.   Deadline:  See website for details.

Deadline:  July

 

Women in Medicine Leadership Scholarship – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Women

Women in Medicine (WIM) will present LGBTQ Leadership Scholarships for female medical students enrolled in allopathic, osteopathic, or naturopathic medical schools in the United States or Canada.

Deadline:  March

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Future Leaders Forum Student Scholarship Program – All – Scholarship
Focus Group:

AIARD Scholarship Fund seeks to give a scholarship (a stipend of 5,000 USD) to the top “AIARD Future Leader” selected from a pool of talented undergraduate and graduate students in a field related to international agriculture. The AIARD Scholarship Fund awards a small competitive scholarship. A team of senior members within the AIARD Executive Board selects the recipients, based on the criteria of leadership skills, academic excellence and fields of specialty of the candidates. Recipients of these scholarships are tackling the global food security needs of the next generation.

Deadline:  See website for details.

Rotary Peace Fellowships – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for leaders with work experience in peace and development. Our fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace. Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 80 for certificate studies at premier universities. These are fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our peace centers.  Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the capacity of peace and development professionals or practitioners to become experienced and effective catalysts for peace. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.   Deadline:  See website for details

Deadline:  May

Notes:

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program Graduate Fellowship Program – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. The Rangel Program selects outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy.   Deadline: September

Deadline:  September

Notes:

 

The Schwarzman Scholars Program – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Schwarzman Scholars experience is anchored in a rigorous and innovative Master’s of Global Affairs degree program at Tsinghua University, one of the country’s leading universities. Drawing on the best traditions of Tsinghua and top academic institutions around the world, the curriculum bridges the academic and professional worlds to educate students about leadership and about China’s expanding role in the world. Students pursue a Masters in Global Affairs, working with an academic advisor to design an academic plan that best suits his or her academic and professional goals. Students spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders that will build strong ties between China and the rest of the world.   Deadline:  See website for details.

Deadline:  September

The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to promote positive change in the world. Upon successful completion of a two-year master’s degree program and fulfillment of Foreign Service entry requirements, fellows have the opportunity to work as Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Department of State, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, serving in Washington, DC or at a U.S. embassy, consulate, or diplomatic mission around the globe.   Deadline: September

Deadline:  October

 

University of Hawai’i at Manoa Center for Chinese Studies – All – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Various scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing Chinese studies at the University of Hawai’i.

Deadline:  See website for details.

USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people’s compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $96,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, is a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.   Deadline:  November – see website for details.

Deadline:  November

 

JOURNALISM

Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) Scholarship – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Inter-American Press Association was established in 1942 to defend and promote the right of the peoples of the Americas to be freely informed through an independent press, essential for which is a journalism that is responsible, objective and open to all currents, so as thus to contribute to a better understanding among the peoples of the Western Hemisphere. Applicants must be natives of countries in the Western Hemisphere, journalists or students in the final year of their journalism course, be between 21 and 35 years old, be fluent in the language of the country where they will go to study. Journalism students will have to complete their university studies before the start of the scholarship year. Applicants from the United States and Canada should have documentation from a recognized authority confirming fluency in Spanish, or Portuguese for those going to Brazil. Latin American applicants will have to undergo a TOEFL test (Test of English as a Foreign Language).

Deadline:  January

NLGJA Kay Longcope Scholarship Award – All – Scholarship
Focus Group: LGBTQ+ // Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

The Kay Longcope Scholarship Award was established in 2008 through a gift from Longcope’s estate and with the guidance of Longcope’s partner Barbara Wohlgemuth. The scholarship award provides tuition assistance to an LGBTQ student of color who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA’s mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community.

Deadline:  June

NLGJA Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award – All – Scholarship
Focus Group: LGBTQ+

Leroy F. Aarons dedicated his life to journalism. He believed that the LGBTQ community could advance if the news media fairly and accurately portrayed the lives of LGBTQ individuals and their issues. This simple but visionary idea became the foundation for NLGJA. The scholarship award provides tuition funding to an LGBTQ student who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA’s mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community.

Deadline:  June

LANGUAGE & INTERNATIONAL STUDY

Academic Programs International (API) – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Scholarships for students enrolled in API programs.

Deadline:  October / December / April / June

Notes:

American Association for University Women – International Fellowships – PG – Scholarship
Focus Area: Women

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, 2014, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five International Master’s/First Professional Degree Fellowships are renewable for a second year.

Deadline:  November

Notes: International Students

American Institute for Foreign Study Scholarships – UG – Scholarship
Focus Area:

Scholarships for students on AIFS programs.

Deadline:  See website for details.

American University in Cairo Scholarships – UG – Scholarship
Focus Area:

Scholarships available to study abroad students who wish to concentrate their studies at the American University in Cairo.

Deadline:  See website for details.

American-Scandinavian Foundation – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Offers grants and fellowships for graduate students studying in Scandinavia (Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway). The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year.  Grants are considered suitable for post-graduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the arts to carry out research or study visits of one to three months duration.  Fellowships are intended to support a year-long stay.  Priority is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research.  The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields.

Deadline:  November

ARIT Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish Language Study – All – Scholarship
Focus Area:

The American Research Institute in Turkey will offer 15 fellowships for advanced students for participation in the summer program in intensive advanced Turkish language at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. This intensive program offers the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend. Applicants must be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level academic program, or be faculty.

Deadline:  February

 

Ashley Soule Conroy Foundation Scholarship – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Scholarship awards of $4,000 for undergraduate degree seeking students on semester or year study abroad programs with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Students must have demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA.

Deadline:  October / June

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:  Pell Grant Recipients

The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship* 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. It is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.  * Requires Institutional Review or Endorsement

Deadline:  October / March

Blakemore Freeman Scholarship – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Blakemore Freeman Scholarship provides funding support for one-year of full-time post-graduate intensive language study in specific Asian Languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer, Burmese) at specific Asian institutions.  To be eligible, candidates must must have a focused, well-defined career objective involving Asia in which regular use of the language is an important aspect, the potential to make a significant contribution to a field of study or area of professional or business activity in an Asian country, prior experience in the Asian country or involvement or participation in activities related to the country, and good academic, professional or business background, appropriate to the career program.

Deadline:  December

 

Boren Fellowship – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Boren Award recipients study a wide range of critical languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, and Swahili. Boren Awards are available to students of all proficiency levels who are committed to enhancing their skills. Boren Fellows from diverse fields of study immerse themselves in the cultures in world regions underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Awards alumni are committed to public service, working in positions critical to U.S. national security throughout the Federal Government, including the Departments of State, Defense, and Homeland Security, and USAID.  Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowship awards are made for a minimum of 12 weeks and maximum of 24 months.   Deadline: January

Deadline:  January

Boren Scholarship – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Boren Scholarship – Boren Award recipients study a wide range of critical languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, and Swahili. Boren Awards are available to students of all proficiency levels who are committed to enhancing their skills. Boren Scholars from diverse fields of study immerse themselves in the cultures in world regions underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Awards alumni are committed to public service, working in positions critical to U.S. national security throughout the Federal Government, including the Departments of State, Defense, and Homeland Security, and USAID.

Deadline:  February

Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan – All – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.  Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for Bridging Scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad. Their study in Japan must last for at least 3 months and must earn credit that will transfer to their home campus in the US.   Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan offers funding of $2,500/semester and $5,000/year to undergraduates who are U.S. citizens majoring in any field of study. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Deadline is early October for study in the spring; early April for fall and academic year. See website for exact dates.

Deadline:  October / April

BUTEX Scholarship – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) Scholarships are open to US students who have been offered a place as a study abroad or exchange student at a UK University which is a member of BUTEX.  Awards are £500.

Deadline:  July

Clan Donald Scholarships – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

Ellice & Rosa McDonald Academic Scholarship provides up to $5,000 for study of Scottish culture at a Scottish university. Candidates must be active member of Clan Donald USA.

Deadline:  See website for details.

Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Women

Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation offers study abroad (“travel study”) scholarships to undergraduate female students who are Silver or Gold Award Girl Scouts and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. $1,000 awards are available for semester, summer and full-year study. Applications are due in May for awards effective for fall, spring, and full year immediately following the application deadline. Check website for exact dates.

Deadline:  May

Council on International Education Exchange – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Multiple scholarships for students on CIEE programs.

Deadline:  October / February / April

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for 7-10 weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students. Countries may include: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, or others where the target languages are spoken. Apply in November for a fellowship the following summer. Deadline: November

Deadline:  November

 

Cultural Experiences Abroad – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Scholarships for students on CEA programs.

Deadline:  December / April  / May

Cultural Vistas Scholarships – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Scholarships and fellowships in a variety of countries for a variety of disciplines.

Deadline:  See website for details.

Davis Fellows for Peace – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The 100 annual Davis Fellows for Peace fellowships are intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. Those in other fields, including working professionals, are encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the languages offered. Established in 2007, the Fellows for Peace awards cover tuition, room, and board for one summer in any of the 11 Language Schools at any level of study (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Abenaki – Pilot). The award does not cover travel, books, or incidentals. The fellowships are highly competitive, merit-based awards available to all applicants.

Deadline:  January

Denmark’s International Studies Program (DIS) – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Scholarships for students on DISabroad programs. Various scholarships ranging from $250 to $5,000 for summer and $500 – $10,000 for semester. Deadlines May for Summer, Fall, and Full-Year / October for Spring

Deadline:  October / May

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst/German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – General – All – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students to study in Germany for a summer, semester, or year.

Deadline:  See website for details.

Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador Scholarship – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador Scholarship offers five $500 scholarships each semester to study abroad students. Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities, and ethnic and racially diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply. Application deadline is typically June 1 for summer and fall. Typically, November 1 for spring. Check website for exact dates.

Deadline:  November / June

Education New Zealand – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Education New Zealand provides merit-based and travel awards of $500 to $2,000 for U.S. students studying for a semester in New Zealand.  One of SU’s World Partner programs at the University of Canterbury is included. Suspended due to COVID; check in early 2022.

Deadline:  On hold – check back early 2022

Notes: Suspended due to COVID; check in early 2022.

Freeman Asia – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Freeman-ASIA program* is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.   Deadline: April   * Requires Institutional Review or Endorsement

Deadline:  March

Fulbright U.S. Student Awards – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program* provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. Grant lengths and dates vary by country.  * Requires Institutional Review or Endorsement

Deadline:  October

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes for U.S. Undergraduates – UG – 1st & 2nd years – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three or four week programmes for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university.  Open to first- and second-year students with little or no previous international travel will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded U.K. university and explore the culture, heritage and history of the United Kingdom. The fellowship covers round-trip airfare, tuition and fees at the host university/institution, accommodation and meals and in some cases a small daily allowance. Deadline: February

Deadline:  February

Fund for Education Abroad – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: // LGBTQ+

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Potential applicants who meet the eligibility requirements may participate on any international education program that meets their academic objectives. Spring 2021 scholarships range from $1,250 – $5,000 and can be applied for programs that run for at least 28 days. Apply between July 1, 2020 and September 16, 2020.  Fall, Summer and Academic year 2021-22 competition opens November 16, 2020 and closes January 20, 2021.

Deadline:  September / January

Notes: DACA students eligible.

Go Overseas Scholarships – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Go Overseas scholarships are available to students currently enrolled in, or in the process of applying to any study abroad program. Awards up to $1,000.

Deadline:  See website for details.

Greek Government Scholarships for Foreign Students – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Scholarships for postgraduate studies and postdoctoral research are not open for this year.  Scholarships for the Modern Greek Language and Culture are open.

Deadline:  TBD

Notes: Suspended for 2021

Institute for Study Abroad – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Scholarships for students studying on IFSA programs.

Deadline:  October / March

Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) Scholarship – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Inter-American Press Association was established in 1942 to defend and promote the right of the peoples of the Americas to be freely informed through an independent press, essential for which is a journalism that is responsible, objective and open to all currents, so as thus to contribute to a better understanding among the peoples of the Western Hemisphere. Applicants must be natives of countries in the Western Hemisphere, journalists or students in the final year of their journalism course, be between 21 and 35 years old, be fluent in the language of the country where they will go to study. Journalism students will have to complete their university studies before the start of the scholarship year. Applicants from the United States and Canada should have documentation from a recognized authority confirming fluency in Spanish, or Portuguese for those going to Brazil. Latin American applicants will have to undergo a TOEFL test (Test of English as a Foreign Language).

Deadline:  January

International Education of Students Scholarships – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Offers various scholarships based on merit, need, ethnic background, and/or destination for IES programs.

Deadline:  November / March / April / May

International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Various scholarships for students on ISEP programs.

Deadline:  See website for details.

International Studies Abroad (ISA) – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Scholarships for students on ISA programs.

Deadline:  October (winter/spring) / February (summer) / April (fall)

Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Scholarships open to non-Italian students to study in Italy.

Deadline:  October

Jesse Lokrantz Scholarship – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The American Women’s Club Scholarship Foundation was created in 1982 by the late Dr. Jesse Lokrantz, an esteemed member of the American Women’s Club in Stockholm. The purpose of the scholarship is to facilitate study for American citizens at accredited Swedish universities and/or to facilitate study of AWC members or their children at an accredited university in the United States.  Both female and male applicants are welcome. Applicants must be American citizens. Applicants must be either resident in the US and attending an accredited Swedish university OR resident in Sweden and attending an accredited US institute of higher education (college, university or graduate school). The course of study must be for at least one year. Scholarship recipients are expected to attend at least one AWC event during the course of the academic year for which the scholarship is granted.  There is no fixed award amount, and the award varies from year to year. Generally speaking, it is sufficient to cover a round-trip economy class ticket between the United States and Sweden.

Deadline:  See website for details.

John Cabot University – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Open to students studying at John Cabot University Rome, Italy

Deadline:  See website for details.

Lloyd Family Travel Scholarship – (National Welsh-American Foundation) – All – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Lloyd Family Scholarship provides an opportunity for North Americans students to apply for an award of up to $1,500 to cover travel-related expenses in undertaking studies related to Welsh-American history and culture in Wales. The award is designed to support students aspiring to Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees or equivalent at recognized academic institutions in Wales. Application must be supported by the host institution.  Financial needs must be documented. The recipient does not have to be of a Welsh ethnic background however, a connection with Wales is an important asset.  Deadline: June

Deadline:  June

Masa Israel Journey – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

Masa Israel Journey provides grants and needs-based scholarships for a study abroad program in Israel. Check your eligibility and apply for funding.

Deadline:  See website for details.

MEXT: Japanese Government Scholarship – All – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Since 1954, the Japanese Government Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho or MEXT) has sponsored the MEXT Scholarship, bringing foreign students from around the world to study at Japanese universities. The program is aimed at high school graduates (or higher education), and currently offers 6 different scholarships: undergraduate, Japanese studies, research, special training, teacher training, and technology.

Deadline:  June

Morgan Stanley Scholarship – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Morgan Stanley Scholarship offers two scholarships of $7,500 for students who have an interest in economics and finance and who will study in Japan for the entire academic year. A research essay on a given topic is required. Deadline is early April for the following academic year. Must complete an application for the Bridging Scholarship (see above).  Deadline:  April

Deadline:  April

National Welsh-American Foundation Exchange Scholarship – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

Scholarship program provides an opportunity for students who will study in and travel to Wales to apply for a $5,000 award. The recipient does not have to be of a Welsh ethnic background however, a connection with Wales is an important asset.

Deadline:  June

Order Sons of Italy in America – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Multiple scholarships available for U.S. students of Italian descent to study Italian Language

Deadline:  February

Qatar Scholarship Program – All – Scholarship

The Qatar Scholarship program offers Arabic language students from the U.S. who have already developed their Arabic at the intermediate and advanced levels the opportunity to master their skills in an intensive Arabic language program at Qatar University in Doha for an entire academic year. The scholarship includes tuition, room and board, RT airfare, local transportation and books. All applicants must apply directly through Qatar University.

Deadline: March.

Rainbow Scholarship – Fund for Education Abroad – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: LGBTQ+

The Rainbow Scholarship awards deserving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) students who aim to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. To be considered for the Rainbow Scholarship, applicants must self-identify on the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) scholarship application. Scholarship available to LGBTQI undergraduate US Citizens who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks. Awards up to $10,000.

Deadline:  Rolling

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships are an incredible opportunity to study in a country with world-leading universities and a long tradition of academic excellence. Saltire Scholars are people who aspire to become influential leaders in their future careers. They have wide ranging interests outside their studies and a desire to broaden their personal and academic experience in Scotland. Up to 50 awards, each worth £8000, towards tuition fees for any one year of full-time study on a postgraduate Master’s program at any of Scotland’s higher education institutions. Scholarships are available to citizens of the following countries: Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Japan, Pakistan and USA.

Deadline:  May

Scott’s Cheap Flights Scholarship – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Scott’s Cheap Flights Scholarship is offering a $1,000 award to an undergraduate or graduate student who is a U.S. citizen or resident.  Applicants write a 500-1,000 word essay; deadline is typically mid-October for spring study abroad and mid-March for fall study abroad.

Deadline:  October / March

Semester at Sea – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Scholarships for students on Semester at Sea programs. Semester at Sea/Diversity Abroad Scholarships as well as other scholarship opportunities available.

Deadline:  September  / May

SIT Study Abroad – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Open to students studying on SIT Study Abroad programs.

Deadline:  See website for details.

South East Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) Tuition Fellowships – All – Scholarship
Focus Group:

United States and international students can apply for SEASSI’s tuition scholarships to reduce the fees of the summer institute. FLAS funding can also be used to pay for the summer institute. SEASSI offers course instruction in Burmese, Hmong, Javanese, Indonesian, Khmer, Lao, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese. The majority of these scholarships are awarded to graduate students, but outstanding undergraduates and professionals are encouraged to apply.

Deadline:  See website for details.

Studio Art Centers International – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Open to students studying at SACI – Florence, Italy

Deadline:  October / March

StudyPortals – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Scholarship opportunity for study abroad students.

Deadline:  See website for details.

Swiss Government Scholarships – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Swiss government awards a range of scholarships to foreign students through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS). The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists provides funding for post-graduate researchers (must hold master’s degree) and art students wishing to pursue an initial master’s degree in Switzerland.

Deadline:  October

Syracuse University – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Scholarships for students on Syracuse University programs

Deadline:  See website for details.

The Kosciuszko Foundation – All – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies at a variety of sites in Poland.

Deadline:  March (Year-long) / May (Summer)

The Schwarzman Scholars – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Schwarzman Scholars experience is anchored in a rigorous and innovative Master’s of Global Affairs degree program at Tsinghua University, one of the country’s leading universities. Drawing on the best traditions of Tsinghua and top academic institutions around the world, the curriculum bridges the academic and professional worlds to educate students about leadership and about China’s expanding role in the world. Students pursue a Masters in Global Affairs, working with an academic advisor to design an academic plan that best suits his or her academic and professional goals. Students spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders that will build strong ties between China and the rest of the world.

Deadline:  September

The Turkish Coalition of America – All – Scholarship
Focus Group: Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

The Turkish Coalition of America provides up to 100 scholarships per year for students of the following backgrounds: African American, Armenian American, Bosnian American, Filipino American, Hispanic American, Macedonian American, Native American. These scholarships are awarded to eligible undergraduate and graduate students who have been accepted to a language program or university study abroad program in Turkey, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), or Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

Deadline:  Rolling

The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the American University in Dubai – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

In partnership with the American University in Dubai, the program will provide American students based in the US the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world. Scholarship covers tuition for one semester and on-campus housing. Preference will be given to students who show interest in being exposed to the Middle Eastern and Islamic cultures for the first time.

Deadline:  November (for spring) / June (for fall)

Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Study abroad scholarship awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world. Recipients receive $1,000 scholarship and a travel backpack.  Deadlines in November and April.

Deadline:  November / April

Turkish Coalition of America – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

Scholarships for African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American full-time undergraduate students who have already applied and been accepted to participate in a study abroad program at a Turkish university through an American educational institution or study abroad provider

Deadline:  Rolling

LAW

American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

The mission of the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to them. In addition to whether the applicant is a member of a racial and/or ethnic minority that has been underrepresented in the legal profession, the applicant’s financial need; personal, family, and educational background; personal statement; and participation in community service activities will be considered.

Deadline:  April

 

Harry A. Blackmun Scholarships (no website) – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship may be awarded to a law student enrolled in or about to enroll in the pursuit of a juris doctor degree at an accredited law school in the United States. The recipient will be chosen based on several factors, including academic achievement, financial need, and potential for making a contribution to society and the legal profession. In addition, because the scholarship will be granted in honor of Justice Blackmun, all other considerations being equal, preference will be given to applicants with a significant tie to the Justice’s home state of Minnesota.

Application materials can be requested from

Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
118 Mulberry Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-3600

Deadline:  June

MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

MALDEF, The Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America MALDEF supports law students who seek to further MALDEF’s mission of advancing the civil rights of the Latino community in the United States. In recent years, MALDEF has annually awarded 5-15 law school scholarships of $2,000 each to deserving law students from throughout the nation. MALDEF’s Law School Scholarship Program is open to all law students currently enrolled full time at an accredited United States law school. Applicants are evaluated for their academic and extracurricular achievements, for their background and financial need, and, most important, for their demonstrated commitment to advancing Latino civil rights in their careers. Deadline: February

Deadline:  February

MULTIPLE FIELDS

American Council for the Blind – All – Scholarship
Focus Group: Ability

The American Council of the Blind (ACB) annually awards approximately 20 scholarships to vocational, entering freshmen, undergraduate and graduate college students who are legally blind, maintain a 3.3 GPA and are involved in their school/local community.

Deadline:  February

Armenian Students Association of Americas, Inc. – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The purposes of this Association are educational and charitable, in that it shall encourage educational pursuits by Armenians in America and the raising of their intellectual standards, provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships and loans to deserving Armenian students, develop fellowship among them, cultivate in them the spirit of service in the public interest, and acquaint them and the entire American community with Armenian culture. Full-time students of Armenian ancestry are eligible to apply for scholarships. Applicants should either have US citizenship or have the appropriate visa status. Applicants should be able to demonstrate financial need and good academic performance. Deadlines vary.

Deadline:  March

Baer Reintegration Scholarship – All – Scholarship
Focus Group: Ability

Reintegration is an achievable goal and dreams are possible for those who have been touched by mental illness. The Center for Reintegration together with the Sidney R. Baer Jr. Foundation will continue to offer the Baer Reintegration Scholarship for those active in their recovery. The scholarships cover a part or all of an education ranging from G.E.D. to Ph.D. The Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation supports the efforts of organizations working to stimulate education, research and direct care in the mental health field. A businessman and consultant, Mr. Baer personally faced mental health challenges during his lifetime and sought to alleviate the suffering of those living with mental illness. Though he attended Yale University, he was unable to complete his studies, so he returned to his hometown of St. Louis where he worked in the family business, the department store Stix, Baer & Fuller. Through his hard work, he was able to increase the family fortune and upon his death left it in trust to be distributed to programs that serve the mission of reintegration.

Deadline:  January

Cambridge Trust Scholarships – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

On behalf of the University, the Cambridge Trust offers the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards (for UK and EU students) and the Cambridge International Scholarships (for international students) for those undertaking post-graduate study. The aim of the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards and Cambridge International Scholarships is to ensure that the 250 highest ranked students, irrespective of nationality, receive full financial support. The Scholarships pay the University Composition Fee and a maintenance allowance sufficient for a single person.

Deadline:  See website for details.

Christian Record Services for the Blind – Anne Lowe Scholarship – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Ability

The Anne Lowe Scholarship is awarded for the purpose of furthering educational pursuits of people who are legally blind.

Deadline:  See website for details.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarships – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

CBCF offers several scholarships that support eligible undergraduates pursuing studies in fields such as the public policy or political science, the visual and performing arts, and the health care professions.  See the website for details.

Deadline:  See website for details.

DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service – All – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Every year, the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) supports well over 100,000 German and international students and researchers around the globe – making it the world’s largest funding organisation of its kind. DAAD scholarships are aimed primarily at graduates, doctoral students and postdocs and are awarded for study and research visits to universities and non-university research institutions in Germany. In some programmes, internships are also funded. DAAD scholarships usually consist of a monthly scholarship payment (currently, for example, € 750 for undergraduates, € 850 for graduates and € 1,200 for doctoral/PhD students) and a flat-rate travel allowance. In many cases, DAAD also provides health, accident and personal liability insurance. Depending on scholarship programme, there are also additional benefits such as a one-off research allowance, family benefits or funds for language courses. To search the program database, click here.   Deadline: November

Deadline:  November

 

Florida Council of Citizens with Low Vision International- Scheigert Scholarship – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Ability

This competitive scholarship is available to full-time college students with low vision, chosen from among those who meet the visual acuity and academic guidelines.

Deadline:  March

Florida Council of the Blind Scholarship Program – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Ability

The Florida Council of the Blind (FCB) Scholarship Program consists of awards totaling $4,000, which are offered to exemplary students who are enrolled in academic education, professional, or technical training beyond the high school level.

Deadline:  March

Foster Care to Success – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Non-Traditional Family Backgrounds

FC2S partners with organizations, foundations, and individuals to deliver scholarships to foster youth across the country. With this funding and our support, hundreds of young people reach their educational goals every year.

Deadline:  March

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program* – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program* provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.  During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. Grant lengths and dates vary by country.     * Requires Institutional Review or Endorsement

Deadline:  October

 

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes for U.S. Undergraduates – UG – 1st & 2nd years – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three or four week programmes for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university.  Open to first- and second-year students with little or no previous international travel will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded U.K. university and explore the culture, heritage and history of the United Kingdom. The fellowship covers round-trip airfare, tuition and fees at the host university/institution, accommodation and meals and in some cases a small daily allowance. Deadline: February

Deadline:  February

Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships – UG – Transfers only – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a selective four-year college or university. Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees – for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.

Deadline:  January

Kosciuszko Foundation – All – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Kosciuszko Foundation provides scholarship resources for graduate and undergraduate students of Polish decent.

Deadline:  March

Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarship – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Leopold Schepp Foundation awards educational scholarships to full time undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate a combination of fine character, academic excellence, financial need, compassion, a commitment to volunteerism and whose goal will benefit mankind.   Deadline: See website for details.

Deadline:  Rolling

Lighthouse Guide Scholarship – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Ability

These scholarships help legally blind high school students make a successful transition to college, support their post-graduate education, and facilitate career development. Each year, the Lighthouse Guild scholarship program helps outstanding and deserving legally blind high school students from across the country attend college with scholarships. Scholarships are based on strong academic accomplishments and merit, and provide additional financial support to help students make a successful transition from high school to a college or university of their choice. Candidates are not required to demonstrate financial need.

Deadline:  March

Margarian Scholarship – All – Scholarship
Focus Group:

This scholarship is aimed at rewarding a select number of deserving students for their academic and personal achievements. We are seeking students who have demonstrated commitment to their heritage, community, and society through persistence, dedication, success and humility. The scholarship will be in the form of a check payable to the recipient and may be applied towards past, present, or future tuition expenses. Open to high school juniors or seniors, college/university students, and graduate students. There are no explicit nationality or citizenship requirements.

Deadline:  August

McKnight Doctoral Fellowship – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship program is designed to address the underrepresentation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in the state of Florida by increasing the pool of citizens qualified with Ph.D. degrees to teach at the college and university levels. As a by-product, it is expected that employment opportunities in industry will also be expanded.  Up to 50 Fellowships are awarded annually to study at one of nine participating Florida universities. Each award provides annual tuition up to $5,000 (tuition above this amount is waived by the participating institution) for each of three academic years plus an annual stipend of $12,000. (An additional two years of support at this same level is provided by the participating institution.) The award also includes a comprehensive system of counseling and professional development support.  Each annual renewal is contingent upon satisfactory performance and normal progress toward the Ph.D. degree. Eligible fields of study include any field in the Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Nursing, or the Visual and Performing Arts.   Deadline: January – see website for details.

Deadline:  January

NAEHCY Scholarship Fund – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Non-Traditional Family Backgrounds

NAEHCY supports excellence in the education of homeless youth, K-12 thru higher education. Educational success for all Scholars remains an important focus of NAEHCY. We are committed to supporting our young people and ensuring they achieve their goals. As a reflection to this commitment, the 2017 Scholarship Program will be open to current and past NAEHCY Scholars and awarded as a College Completion incentive.

Deadline:  May

National Federation of The Blind Scholarship Program – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Ability

To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty merit-based, national-level scholarships. All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership.

Deadline:  See website for details.

National Science Foundation – Graduate Research Fellowship Program – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The National Science Foundation – Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM fields) and Social Science disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.   Deadlines: October 19-23, depending on field; see website for details.

Deadline:  October

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program is intended for immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States. The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, we invest in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows.

Deadline:  October

Point Foundation Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Scholarship for LGBTQ Students – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship fund for LGBTQ students in higher education, is proud to announce its new BIPOC scholarship initiative. Generations of racism and an education system born from discriminatory policies have made clear that BIPOC students face greater obstacles to educational achievement. When these challenges are combined with those faced by students who also identify as LGBTQ, the impediments can make a higher education degree seem impossible. Point aims to mitigate these issues by providing financial support, community resources, and professional development.

Deadline:  May

Point Foundation Scholarship – All – Scholarship
Focus Group: LGBTQ+

Point Foundation Scholarship – Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events. Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including: 1) A proven track record of leadership and community involvement; 2) Strong academic achievement; 3) Working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community; and 4) Financial need.   Deadline: January

Deadline:  January

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Women

This award assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

Deadline:  November

Spencer T. Olin Fellowship for Women – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Women

The Spencer T. Olin Fellowship for Women at Washington University in St. Louis provides for full tuition for up to 4 years for women studying in the following fields: Architecture, Art, Arts and Sciences, Business Engineering, Medicine, Social Work.   Deadline:  January – see website for details.

Deadline:  January

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme offers 80 full-cost scholarships to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Approximately two-thirds of these awards will be offered to PhD students, with approximately 25 awards available in the US round and 55 available in the International round. The selection criteria are: outstanding intellectual ability; reasons for choice of course; a commitment to improving the lives of others; and leadership potential. The aim of the Gates Cambridge programme is to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

Deadline:  October

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship* Program is a national, competitive scholarship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars 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. The Mitchell Scholarship Program provides tuition, accommodation, a stipend for living expenses and travel.    * Requires Institutional Review or Endorsement

Deadline:  September

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program cultivates and supports a highly-engaged, multidisciplinary and multicultural community of graduate students from across Stanford University, and delivers a diverse collection of educational experiences, preparing graduates to address complex challenges facing the world.  Knight-Hennessy Scholars are visionary thinkers who are curious, open-minded, analytical, eager for cross-cultural perspective, and genuinely excited to boldly and creatively address our world’s important challenges; courageous leaders who are ethical, decisive, resilient, driven to achieve meaningful results, and motivated to inspire others to effect positive change at scale; collaborative community members who are humble, empathetic, trustworthy, oriented to act in service of others, and deeply passionate about contributing to the greater good.  Candidates apply to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program and the academic program separately.  See website for details.

Deadline:  October

The Marshall Scholarship*  – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Marshall Scholarships* finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to fifty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programmes contributes to their ultimate personal success. Programme Objectives: 1) To enable intellectually distinguished young Americans, their country’s future leaders, to study in the UK. 2) To help Scholars gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain. 3)   To contribute to the advancement of knowledge in science, technology, the humanities and social sciences and the creative arts at Britain’s centres of academic excellence. 4)  To motivate Scholars to act as ambassadors from the USA to the UK and vice versa throughout their lives thus strengthening British American understanding. 5) To promote the personal and academic fulfilment of each Scholar. Eligibility: Open only to United States citizens who (at the time they take up their Scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA of 3.7. To qualify for awards tenable from October 2022, candidates must have graduated from their undergraduate college or university after April 2019.

Deadline:  September

Special Note:  * Requires Institutional Review or Endorsement

The National Italian American Foundation Scholarships – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) offers a variety of scholarships to outstanding Italian American students from a variety of academic disciplines and backgrounds.

Deadline:  March

The Rhodes Scholarship*  – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Rhodes Scholarships* are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Each year 32 young students from the United States are selected as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories for the opportunity to study at Oxford University. Applicants from more than 320 American colleges and universities have been selected as Rhodes Scholars. In most years, even after a century of competition, a Rhodes Scholar is selected from an institution which has not formerly supplied a successful applicant. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.

Deadline:  October

Special Note:  * Requires Institutional Review or Endorsement

The Rotary Peace Fellowship – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for leaders with work experience in peace and development. Our fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace. Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 80 for certificate studies at premier universities. These are fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our peace centers.  Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the capacity of peace and development professionals or practitioners to become experienced and effective catalysts for peace. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

Deadline:  See website for details

Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship – All – Scholarship
Focus Group: LGBTQ+

The Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship was established by Peggy Traub and Phyllis Dicker to encourage and support LGBTQ women in their pursuit of higher education. This program provides one-year scholarships of $1,500 or $3,000 to those graduating high school or already enrolled in college in any year of study, including graduate school. Scholarships are paid directly to the recipient’s school and are applied toward tuition.

Deadline:  June

Women in Defense (WID) Scholarship – All – Scholarship
Focus Group:  Women

Since establishment of the Women in Defense, previously HORIZONS, has awarded more than $675,000 to more than 165 women pursuing degrees ranging from law to engineering to math to public policy.  Focus of the scholarship is on the following preferred fields of study: security studies, military history, government relations, engineering, computer science, cyber security, physics, mathematics, business (as it relates to national security or defense), law (as it relates to national security or defense), international relations, political science, policy and diplomacy, intelligence and economics. Others will be considered if the applicant can successfully demonstrate relevance to a career in the areas of national security or defense. Awards are made based on academic achievement, participation in defense and national security activities, field of study, work experience, statements of interest, recommendations and financial need.  Recipients must periodically report on the award’s impact on their professional lives.  The National Defense Industrial Association, Women In Defense, and their members and partners are proud to invest in high-performing women to increase diversity and innovation in government, academia, and the defense industrial workforce.

Deadline:  March

 

Women’s Independence Scholarship Program (WISP) – All – Scholarship
Focus Group: Women

The Women’s Independence Scholarship Program provides assistance to women who are survivors of intimate partner abuse with education that leads to a living wage and financial self-sufficiency, interrupting the cycle of financial abuse within the larger context of economic justice. WISP is available nationally to women who have left an abusive intimate partner relationship and who are pursuing an education with the goal of providing economic independence for themselves and their children.

Deadline:  See website for details.

PUBLIC SERVICE

American Atheists Gay/Lesbian College Scholarship – All – Scholarship
Focus Group: LGBTQ+

American Atheists is proud to also award two Chinn Scholarships for LGBT Atheist Activism. These scholarships recognize atheist activism in the area of LGBT equality. You do not have to be a member of the LGBT community to receive this scholarship; allies are encouraged to apply.

Deadline:  March

The Davis-Putter Scholarship – All – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism and for peace in Vietnam. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity. Applicants must have participated in activities in the US, and there is a strong preference for applicants who plan on working in this country.  The maximum grant available from the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund is $15,000 per year (from July 1 through June 30). Grants are disbursed to cover each separate semester, quarter or term during which the grantee is attending school. Grants must be used in the year they are awarded and cannot be deferred or carried over. Recipients must reapply each year support is sought. Applications must be submitted no later than April 1. Applicants will be informed of decisions in July.

Deadline:  April

 

Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

Over the past decade, the Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations has recognized students for their commitment to community service and use of the creative arts to raise awareness of tobacco’s harmful impacts in disproportionately affected communities. The scholarship program is named after Dr. Alma S. Adams, a founding board member of Truth Initiative who is now serving as a member of Congress representing North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District. Dr. Adams’ public service to North Carolina began with her election to the Greensboro City School Board in the 1980s when she became the first African-American woman ever elected to the board. She also taught art history for four decades at Bennett College, a historically black liberal arts college in Greensboro.

Deadline:  April

Harry S. Truman Scholarship* – UG – 3rd years only – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship* – Truman Scholars are “agents of change.” The Truman Scholarship is a federally funded scholarship granted to U.S. college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service.  The Truman Scholarship is the most highly competitive American fellowship to support graduate education and leadership development. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government. All candidates for the Truman must be nominated by their undergraduate institution.   Deadline: February – see website for details.

Deadline:  February

Special Note: * Requires Institutional Review or Endorsement

 

Impact Scholarship – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

TheTruth.com sponsors the Impact Scholarship, providing five $3,000 awards for leaders taking action on mental health, social justice, and the environment. Background:  Tobacco and vaping pose a serious threat to social justice, mental health, and the environment.  Advocating for change is no small feat, and the Impact Scholarship recognizes and rewards those putting in the work and making an impact in their communities with $3,000 scholarships to five people with a passion for the issues facing our generation. Whether you’re interested in tobacco and vaping prevention or connected to any (or all) of the issues we mentioned, we want to hear your story:  What inspires you most?   Why are you passionate about social justice, mental health, the environment, and/or tobacco and vaping?  What action(s) have you taken to bring about change in your community? To enter, fill out the application before August, 30th 2021 and submit a brief video telling us who you are and why you deserve the Impact Scholarship.

Deadline:  August

Morris K. Udall Scholarship – UG – 2nd & 3rd years – Scholarship
Focus Group: Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

The Udall Scholarship* – The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. In 2020, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 55 scholarships of up to $7,000 each. The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources. Udall Scholars are selected on the basis of: Commitment to a career related to the environment, or to tribal public policy, or to American Indian health care; Leadership, public service, consensus building, and integrity; Academic achievement; and an understanding of the Udall legacy, demonstrated through the application essay.   Deadline: March – see website for details.   * Requires Institutional Review or Endorsement

Deadline:  March

National AIDS Memorial Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: LGBTQ+

The Scholarship is open to all current high school seniors, and college freshman, sophomores and juniors (ages 27 and younger) who demonstrate an active commitment to fighting AIDS and taking on roles of public service and leadership (e.g. providing peer-based prevention and education; engaging in advocacy or grass-roots activism; raising public awareness; and/or delivering practical, emotional or treatment support to people living with HIV/AIDS), and who plan to continue to find ways to make a difference in the epidemic through their careers or through public service opportunities after their education is complete.

Deadline:  July

The Washington Center – All – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is a leading nonprofit educational institution headquartered in Washington, D.C. It provides undergraduates, graduate students and professionals from the U.S. and abroad academic seminars on special topics and internship-centered academic terms. Offered primarily in Washington, D.C. and selected cities abroad, the internship programs consist of a substantive work experience tailored to the student’s interests, academic coursework, and civic and leadership programming.

Deadline:  October / February / May

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS (STEM)

American Chemical Society Scholars Program – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

The American Chemical Society Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships of up to $5,000 to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields, such as environmental science, toxicology and chemical technology. High school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors are eligible to apply.

Deadline:  March

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship Program* – UG – 2nd & 3rd years – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Goldwater Scholarship* awards will be made on the basis of merit to two groups of students—second and third year students—who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Four-year institutions are eligible to nominate up to four students who are in the sophomore or junior class.  To be considered, a student must be nominated by his or her college or university using the official online nomination process on the Foundation’s website.   Deadline: January

Deadline:  January

Special Note: * Requires Institutional Review or Endorsement

 

BHW Scholarship – All – Scholarship
Focus Group: Women

The BHW Scholarship provides $3000 of scholarship support to women who are pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree and are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics during the 2022 school year.

Deadline:  April

Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship – UG – 2nd years only – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides selected undergraduate applicants with a scholarship award (up to a maximum of $9,500) for two academic years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time internship ($700/week) during the summer at a NOAA or partner facility. The internship is conducted between the first and second years of the award, and provides “hands-on” multidisciplinary educational training experience involving student scholars in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include a mandatory NOAA orientation during the last week of May in the first year of the scholarship award; a housing allowance ($300/week) for student scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship; round-trip travel to the internship site including reimbursement for incidentals; travel expenses for attendance and participation at the NOAA Science and Education Symposium (Final Week presentations) in Silver Spring, MD, at the completion of the internship; and conference travel to attend up to two professional conferences and present the results of the NOAA internship project.   Deadline: January

Deadline:  January

Google Lime Scholarship – All – Scholarship
Focus Group: Ability

Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities.  Recipients of the Google Lime Scholarship receive a scholarship for the academic year and the opportunity for a virtual “Google Lime Scholars” gathering to connect Scholars with each other, Google Scholar program leads, other Googlers (including Google Lime Scholars from previous years), and the Lime Connect team. Candidates will also be considered for software engineering internship opportunities with Google.  Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic background and a demonstrated passion for computer science – $10,000 for those studying in the US.

Deadline:  December

The Graduate Fellowships for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Graduate Fellowships for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (GFSD) provide support for two or three years, or for a full six years, depending on the employer-sponsor. If the initial support is for the shorter period, it may be extended up to six years at the discretion of the employer.  The charge to the employer for each student supported is $27,000 annually, of which $20,000 is the fellow’s expense allowance and $7,000 is GFSD’s fee to support its operations. The charge is subject to change at the discretion of the GFSD Board of Directors.  Though the fields supported can vary annually depending on employer needs, in general GFSD covers the following: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and their subdisciplines, and related engineering fields: Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical.  Fellowships can be used at any participating GFSD University or College.  GFSD welcomes applications from any qualified U.S. citizen who has the ability to pursue graduate work at an GFSD university associate. Applicants at any stage of their graduate program may apply, as long as they will be available to accept two summers of paid internship. Those who already possess a doctoral degree are ineligible.  Employers may nominate GFSD fellows directly, obviating the selection process. These fellows may enroll for either a Master’s or a PhD degree.

Deadline:  November

Guy Harvey Scholarship – All – Scholarship
Focus Group:

Guy Harvey Scholarship Awards support undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled full time at Florida institutions of higher education who are conducting research related to the biology, ecology, habitat or management of fish in Florida’s marine environment. In 2020, scholars will receive a certificate designed and signed by Guy Harvey, and $5,000 to support their academic program. The awards program takes into consideration the breadth of research methods needed to effectively understand and sustainably manage marine fish. Students conducting field observations, experiments, modelling or data synthesis are all eligible for this scholarship opportunity.   Deadline: January

Deadline:  January

The Hertz Graduate Fellowship Program – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Hertz Graduate Fellowship Program provide support to students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency. The Foundation supports graduate students working towards the Ph.D. degree in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. These fields include applied mathematics, statistics, and quantitative aspects of modern biology. The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not need) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply.  The Fellowship provides full tuition renewable for 5 years and a $31,000/yr stipend.

Deadline:  October

 

ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships are awarded to college or university students who demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contribution to the fields of automation and control. The scholarship awards support tuition and related expenses and research activities and initiatives.

Deadline:  February

Morris K. Udall Scholarship – UG – 2nd & 3rd years – Scholarship
Focus Group: Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

The Udall Scholarship* – The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. In 2020, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 55 scholarships of up to $7,000 each. The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources. Udall Scholars are selected on the basis of: Commitment to a career related to the environment, or to tribal public policy, or to American Indian health care; Leadership, public service, consensus building, and integrity; Academic achievement; and an understanding of the Udall legacy, demonstrated through the application essay.   Deadline: March – see website for details.   * Requires Institutional Review or Endorsement

Deadline:  March

National GEM Consortium Ph.D. Science Fellowship – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

The objective of the GEM Ph.D Fellowship is to increase the number of minority students who pursue doctoral degrees in the natural science disciplines — chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics, biological sciences, and computer science. Applicants to this program are accepted as early as their senior undergraduate year, as well as candidates currently enrolled in a Master’s of Engineering program and working professionals. Fellowships offered through this program are portable and may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.  During the first academic year of being awarded the GEM Fellowship, the GEM Consortium remits a stipend and a cost of instruction grant to the institution where the fellow is enrolled. Thereafter, up to the fifth year of the doctoral program, continued financial support of the GEM Fellow is borne by the GEM University through alternative sources of funding such as institutional awards, assistantships or other external fellowships. Continued support from the GEM University will be contingent upon the GEM Fellow remaining in good academic standing and making satisfactory progress in their graduate program. Fellows are provided a paid graduate level summer work experience through the Employer Member for at least one summer.

Deadline:  November

The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers. The program is based on the British system in which students perform doctoral research without required formal courses other than those which students choose to take in relationship to their own interests. Students selected for admission to the program have already developed a sophisticated scientific background by having engaged in research as undergraduates.

Deadline:  December

 

 

The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides up to $20,000/year (renewable) for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in careers in biomedical, behavioral, or social science health-related research.

Deadline:  March

 

 

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Out to Innovate Scholarship – All – Scholarship
Focus Group: LGBTQ+

NOGLSTP is a professional society that educates and advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These scholarships are intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering,or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or an active ally of the LGBTQ+ community. The scholarships are designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented LGBTQ+ students in STEM careers.

Deadline:  June

The National Science Foundation – Graduate Research Fellowship Program – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The National Science Foundation – Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and Social and Behavioral Science disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

Deadline:  October

 

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program – All – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion at the U.S. Department of Defense. Includes full tuition and a stipend of $25K to $38K, and other benefits. Undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university. Graduate applicants can be either currently enrolled in a U.S. university or awaiting notification of admission.   Deadline: December

Deadline:  December

 

Women in Defense (WID) Scholarship – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Women

Since establishment of the Women in Defense, previously HORIZONS, has awarded more than $675,000 to more than 165 women pursuing degrees ranging from law to engineering to math to public policy.  Focus of the scholarship is on the following preferred fields of study: security studies, military history, government relations, engineering, computer science, cyber security, physics, mathematics, business (as it relates to national security or defense), law (as it relates to national security or defense), international relations, political science, policy and diplomacy, intelligence and economics. Others will be considered if the applicant can successfully demonstrate relevance to a career in the areas of national security or defense.  Awards are made based on academic achievement, participation in defense and national security activities, field of study, work experience, statements of interest, recommendations and financial need.  Recipients must periodically report on the award’s impact on their professional lives.  The National Defense Industrial Association, Women In Defense, and their members and partners are proud to invest in high-performing women to increase diversity and innovation in government, academia, and the defense industrial workforce.

Deadline:  March

SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

American Psychological Association AwardsPG – Scholarships

The American Psychological Association provides various scholarships to support research and study at the graduate level in psychology.

Deadline:  See website for details

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program – UG – Scholarship
Focus Group: Minority, Underrepresented, Ethnic

The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides up to $20,000/year (renewable) for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in careers in biomedical, behavioral, or social science health-related research.   Deadline:  February – see website for details.

Deadline:  March

National Science Foundation – Graduate Research Fellowship Program – PG – Scholarship
Focus Group:

The National Science Foundation – Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported Social and Behavioral Science and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.   Deadlines: October 19-23, depending on field; see website for details.

Deadline:  October