Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Funded by the U.S. Department of State and cooperating Fulbright commissions around the world, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the premiere government sponsored program for study, research, and English teaching overseas. The on-campus deadline for applications is in early September. Final on-line submission of applications to the Institute for International Education in New York is in early October. Interested students should contact Jennifer Beers in the Honors Program office.
Funds two to three years of study at Oxford University. The Rhodes Scholarship seeks individuals with superior academic achievement and proven intellect who will be world leaders. Supports practically any Oxford BA, but is more limited for higher degrees. Pays tuition and fees, maintenance, and travel allowance. This scholarship requires a rigorous interview process. This scholarship requires an institutional endorsement, which is done through the Honors Program. If interested, contact the Honors Office no later than March 1 of the year in which you wish to apply. Applications are due to the Rhodes program in early October.
Funds two to three years of graduate study at most institutions of higher education in Great Britain. Most fields of study are supported. This scholarship seeks individuals of superior achievement and leadership potential. Pays tuition and fees, maintenance, and travel allowance. Minimum GPA is 3.8. This scholarship requires an institutional endorsement, done through the Honors Program. Contact the Honors Office no later than March 1 of the year in which you wish to apply. Applications are due to the Marshall program in early October.
Funds one year of graduate study in engineering, math, or the sciences at the University of Cambridge. Interested students should contact the honors program office in March of their junior year. The deadline for receipt at the foundation is early November, and applicants must apply independently for admission to Cambridge University no later than mid October (the date is usually October 15, but differs from year to year. Funds one year of graduate study in engineering, math, or the sciences at the University of Cambridge. Interested students should contact the honors program office in March of their junior year. The deadline for receipt at the foundation is early November, and applicants must apply independently for admission to Cambridge University no later than mid October (the date is usually October 15, but differs from year to year.)
George Mitchell Scholarship
Provides all expenses for one year of graduate study in any field at most universities in Ireland. Requires an institutional endorsement, done through the Honors Program. Students interested in nomination should contact the Honors Program Office in March of their junior year. The application deadline to the scholarship is in early October.
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship For New Americans
Thirty scholarships will be awarded each year to new Americans who are resident aliens, naturalized citizens, or the children of two naturalized citizens. Seeks applicants who are creative, committed to accomplishments and to the values of the U.S. constitution and bill of rights. Recipients may receive up to $90,000 for two years of graduate study in any field. Institutional endorsement is not required. Students apply directly to the Foundation.
Luce Scholars Program
The Luce Scholars Program enhances the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia. Luce Scholars gain new perspectives and cultural insights on their host countries through immersive living and working experiences. A professional placement is individually arranged for each scholar based on his or her professional interest, background, and qualifications. Asian Studies majors or minors are not eligible. Institutional endorsement is required. Interested students should contact the honors program office. The deadline to apply is typically early November.
National Science Foundation
The NSF provides many opportunities for graduate work in STEM fields. There are also NSF fellowships available to students in several areas of the social sciences.
Deadlines vary from year to year, but tend to fall in early November. See their website for details.
Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Covers the costs of studying at Cambridge for scholars of outstanding academic merit and leadership potential from every country of the world other than the United Kingdom. These scholarships are designed for students who are committed to serving their communities, and who gain admission to the University of Cambridge to pursue Ph.D. research, a second Bachelor degree as an affiliated student, or one-year of postgraduate courses. Does not require institutional endorsement. Students must complete application to Cambridge University by mid-October. Gates Cambridge Scholarship application materials are also due in mid-October.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Junior Fellows Program
Each year the Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates. The Endowment's nomination deadline is January 15 of each year. Institutional endorsement is required. Application must be received in the Honors Office by mid-November.
Global Health Corps
Global Health Corps is a leadership development organization dedicated to recruiting and training the next generation of leaders in global health equity. Global Health Corps recruits and selects highly qualified applicants with diverse skill sets to work with high-impact organizations in year-long paid positions in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US and Zambia. Over the course of their yearlong fellowship, fellows make significant contributions to the placement organization and the population that the organization seeks to serve and will learn skills for effective and ethical leadership, such as human-centered design thinking, storytelling, systems thinking and strategic planning for social change. The application opens in early November, and final application submission occurs in mid-January. This program does not require institutional endorsement. http://ghcorps.org/
James Madison Graduate Fellowships
Provides funding for graduate study for students who plan to become teachers of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level. Junior Fellowships are awarded to students who are about to complete, or have completed, their undergraduate course of study and plan to begin graduate work on a full-time basis. Applications are due early March.
Provides $34,000 for graduate study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Must have demonstrated financial need and be near the top of your class. Institutional endorsement by the Honors Program is required. Application must be received in the Honors office by early January. Applications to the Beinecke program are due late February.
For sophomore and juniors who want to pursue a research career in science, math, and engineering. Students who plan to study medicine are eligible for a Goldwater Scholarship only if they plan a research career rather than a clinical career. Institutional endorsement by the Honors Program is required.
Juniors interested in public service. Need a 3.5 or above GPA and an excellent track record in public service. For graduate school ($30,000) and in some instances can be used in law school. Institutional endorsement by the Honors Program necessary. Interested students should contact the honors program by the end of September. Applications to Truman are due early February.
For sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue studies in the environment and/or Native American health and tribal public policy. Candidates need at least a 3.6 GPA and strong service and leadership in environmental area. Institutional endorsement by the Honors Program required.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. This program 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. Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs, including program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.
Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.
Critical Language Scholarship
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. The CLS Program is a program of the US Department of State.
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship:
The FLAS fellowship program provides academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area/international studies. The goal of the program is to get students to advanced proficiency levels in a less commonly taught language in order to provide a cadre of language and area studies experts to government agencies, the private sector, and academia. FLAS fellowships support students whose studies focus upon various world and thematic areas, including: Africa, Eastern Europe/Russia/Eurasia, Latin America, Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Western Europe, and Silk Road studies. Eligible students apply for fellowships directly to an institution that has received an allocation of fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, visit https://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsflasf/index.html
Humanity In Action
Humanity in Action is an international educational organization. They foster a global network of students, young professionals and established leaders committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship—in their own communities and around the world.