Graduate Fellowships

Business & Economics

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Provides funding for MBA and EMBA for women of color.

Deadline: January

American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS) Eurasian Regional Language Program

This program provides advanced undergraduates and graduate students the opportunity to study virtually any of the languages of the former Soviet Union in an overseas, immersion setting for a semester, a summer, or the full academic year. Academic programs are tailored to participant requests; a typical program devotes 2/3 of the course work to language study and 1/3 to culture, area studies, politics, history, literature, or economics. Graduate scholarships are available to students in the humanities and the social sciences. Merit scholarships are also available.

Deadline: Multiple

American-Scandinavian Foundation

Fellowships support a year of study or research in one of the Scandinavian countries. Awards may be used to pay for project-related costs, including living expenses and travel, as well as tuition and fees. Priority is given to graduate candidates for dissertation-related study or research.

Boren Fellowship (NSEP)

These fellowships are intended to support students, including those majoring in business and economics, who will also pursue the study of languages and cultures deemed critical to U.S. national security and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work for the federal government. National security is broadly defined as encompassing “the challenges of global society, including, sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.” The program emphasizes intensive language study and provides funding of graduate work at a domestic university, an overseas institution of higher learning, or a combination of both.

Deadline: January

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

Merit-based program, pays full tuition for MBA at one of the business schools participating in the Consortium. The program is committed to diversity and inclusion in American business. When first established, the program targeted African-American men in attempt to bring greater racial diversity to the workplace. The program is now open to candidates who can convincingly demonstrate commitment to the mission of enhancing diversity in business education and leadership.

Deadline: Late fall

DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service

Graduate Study Scholarships

Support graduate study in Germany

  • Either a graduate degree in Germany or completion of a graduate degree at another institution
  • Good command of German language
  • Subjects in the fine and performing arts, humanities, and social sciences
  • Well-defined study project
  • Full academic year

Deadline: October

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

$2,000 scholarship for graduate study in business administration.

Deadline: April

Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting Scholarships

Scholarships for women in their 5th year of study who can demonstrate financial need

Fulbright Scholarships

Traditional: Research or graduate study

ETA (English Teaching Assistantships)

Special Fulbright business opportunities are offered in:

Australia

1 Grant for Research or Graduate Study at the Australian National University in accounting, actuarial studies, business information systems, econometrics, finance, international business, management, marketing, or statistics.

Mexico

10 Binational Business Grants to enhance knowledge, expertise, and understanding of post-NAFTA Mexico. These combine course work in international business or law with an internship at a Mexico-based company. Advanced level Spanish language required for grant.

Spain

3 International MBA Grants for full-time study in a one-year program at the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, plus elective seminars and a three-month assessed internship. Bilingual program, so only Basic Spanish language skills required at time of application.

Netherlands

Nyendrode Award for full-time study in the International MBA Program at the Nyenrode Business Universiteit.

Deadline: September

Gates Cambridge

The Gates Trust funds scholarships for study at Cambridge University. Candidates must have an exceptional record of academic achievement, a strong aptitude for research and analysis, and a creative approach to defining and solving problems. Students should have proven leadership skills as well as a desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society by providing service to their communities.

Deadline: September

Government Finance Officers Association Scholarships

Scholarships awarded for graduate study in accounting, public administration, finance, business administration, or related fields. The scholarships vary in terms of requirements for public service following graduation.

Applications available in the fall.

HORIZONS Foundation Scholarship Program

Scholarships for women who are pursuing careers, including business and economics, related to US national security interests.

Deadline: June

Huntington Public Service Award

Awarded to a graduating senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. Applicant must develop a proposal for public service in the country that can be undertaken by the candidate alone or by working through established charitable, religious, educational, government, or other public service organizations. Awards are based on the quality of the proposal, academic record, and other personal achievements.

Deadline: February

Marshall Scholarship

One of the most prestigious scholarships, the Marshall is awarded to top American students for 2-3 years of graduate study in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wale, and Northern Ireland). The competition is open to students in all fields of study.

Deadline: September

Mitchell Scholarship

One of the most prestigious scholarships, the Mitchell is awarded to top American students for one year of graduate study in Ireland (Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland). The competition is open to students in all fields of study. Applicants must show reason to conduct their graduate work in Ireland.

Deadline: September

National Science Foundation

The Economics program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance. Graduating seniors may apply, but first-year graduate students tend to be more competitive.

Deadline: October

Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Based on financial need, this fellowship supports graduate work by women and minorities historically underrepresented in the foreign service. Appropriate fields include public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages. Candidate’s must enroll in a two-year master’s program and, following graduation, work for a minimum of three years as a foreign service officer.

Deadline: January

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

Based on financial need, this fellowship supports two years of graduate school for minority students interested in pursuing careers in international relations and/or the foreign service. Appropriate fields include public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages. After completing the master’s degree, candidates are expected to work for a minimum of three years as a foreign service officer.

Deadline: January

Rhodes Scholarship

The best known of the prestigious scholarships, the Rhodes Scholarship is awarded to top American students for 2-3 years of graduate study at Oxford University. The competition is open to students in all fields of study.

Deadline: September

Rotary

Funds international graduate study and/or research in countries that have Rotary clubs

Academic-year Ambassadorial Scholarship

9 months of full-time study or vocational training; not intended for language study, therefore candidates should be proficient in the language of the country.

Deadline: March

Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

Awarded to graduating seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society.

Deadline: January

Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Funds professional school (business) as well as graduate school (economics). Candidates must meet criteria of “new American” – i.e. resident alien (holding a Green Card), naturalized U.S. citizen, or child of two parents who are naturalized citizens.

Deadline: October

Truman Scholarship

Juniors who are committed to a career in public service are invited to apply for the Truman Scholarship, which not only funds the first year of graduate school but also provides awardees with opportunities for internships related to their areas of interest and guidance in identifying graduate programs that best match their career goals.

Deadline: January

Creative & Performing Arts

American-Scandinavian Foundation

Fellowships support a year of study or research in one of the Scandinavian countries. Awards may be used to pay for project-related costs, including living expenses, travel, as well as tuition and fees. Priority is given to graduate candidates for dissertation-related study or research.

DAAD/German Academic Exchange Service: Graduate Study Scholarships in the Fine and Performing Arts

DAAD provides scholarships for graduate study in Germany with a focus on the fine arts, music, architecture, or dance. A good command of the German language is needed for certain fields.

Deadline: October

Film and Fiction Scholarships

The Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University supports students pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in filmmaking or fiction writing. Successful candidates are able to demonstrate the connection between culture and a free society.

Deadline: January

Fulbright Scholarships

Fulbright Scholarships, which support one year of study and/or research, are available in 150 countries. Several countries have special programs for candidates who wish to focus on the creative, performing, and visual arts.

Deadline: September

Gates Cambridge

The Gates Trust funds scholarships for study at Cambridge University. Candidates must have an exceptional record of academic achievement, a strong aptitude for research and analysis, and a creative approach to defining and solving problems. Students should have proven leadership skills as well as a desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society by providing service to their communities.

Deadline: September

Hedgebrook Writers-in-Residence Program

Hedgebrook provides writing residencies to women, published or not, of all ages and from diverse backgrounds at its retreat on Whidbey Island. Applicants are selected based on peer-reviewed writing samples and project questionnaires. Residences range from 2 weeks to 2 months.

Huntington Public Service Award

Awarded to a graduating senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. Applicant must develop a proposal for public service in the country that can be undertaken by the candidate alone or by working through established charitable, religious, educational, government, or other public service organizations. Awards are based on the quality of the proposal, academic record, and other personal achievements.

Deadline: February

Javits Fellowship

The Javits Fellowships funds graduate study toward a terminal degree (Ph.D or M.F.A.) in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Applicant must demonstrate depth and breadth in her/his field of study as well as superior record of academic achievement.

Deadline: September

MacDowell Colony Residences

The MacDowell Colony provides creative artists with time and seclusion to work and enjoy the experience of living in a community of gifted artists. Residences of up to two months are available. No residency fees are charged; grants for travel are awarded based on financial need. Disciplines include architecture and landscape architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts.

Deadlines: April 15 (for fall); September 15 (for winter); and January 15 (for summer)

Marshall Scholarship

One of the most prestigious scholarships, the Marshall is awarded to top American students for 2-3 years of graduate study in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wale, and Northern Ireland). The competition is open to students in all fields of study.

Deadline: September

Mitchell Scholarship

One of the most prestigious scholarships, the Mitchell is awarded to top American students for one year of graduate study in Ireland (Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland). The competition is open to students in all fields of study. Applicants must show reason to conduct their graduate work in Ireland.

Deadline: September

Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Through the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, fellowships are intended to identify and encourage talented screenwriters. Recipients are expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during the year of the award.

Deadline: April

Rhodes Scholarship

The best known of the prestigious scholarships, the Rhodes Scholarship is awarded to top American students for 2-3 years of graduate study at Oxford University. The competition is open to students in all fields of study.

Deadline: September

Rotary

Funds international graduate study and/or research in countries that have Rotary clubs

Academic-year Ambassadorial Scholarship

9 months of full-time study or vocational training; not intended for language study, therefore candidates should be proficient in the language of the country.

Deadline: March

Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

Awarded to graduating seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society.

Deadline: January

Education

American-Scandinavian Foundation

Fellowships support a year of study or research in one of the Scandinavian countries. Awards may be used to pay for project-related costs, including living expenses, travel, as well as tuition and fees. Priority is given to graduate candidates for dissertation-related study or research.

Annenberg Teaching Fellowship

Funds a field-based graduate program at the University of Washington that integrates academic and clinical instruction. Candidates will earn a Masters in Teaching plus a certificate for middle and high school teaching in math or science. Fellows will have access to 3 years of systematic mentoring and coaching after they begin teaching in local high-needs, low-income school.

Deadline: February

Boren Fellowship

Funds graduate study, including intensive language training, in countries considered critical to national security. This does not include countries of Western Europe; however, proven language ability is recognized as a measure of a candidate’s ability to learn a new language associated with a country of critical importance.

Deadline: January

Fulbright Scholarships

Traditional: Research or graduate study

ETA (English Teaching Assistantships plus community service component)

Fulbright scholarships are available in 150 countries, over 40 of which also provide the option for working as an English language teaching assistant. The country determines the number and nature of the awards as well as the criteria for candidates.

Deadline: September

Gates Cambridge

The Gates Trust funds scholarships for study at Cambridge University. Candidates must have an exceptional record of academic achievement, a strong aptitude for research and analysis, and a creative approach to defining and solving problems. Students should have proven leadership skills as well as a desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society by providing service to their communities.

Deadline: September

Huntington Public Service Award

Awarded to a graduating senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. Applicant must develop a proposal for public service in the country that can be undertaken by the candidate alone or by working through established charitable, religious, educational, government, or other public service organizations. Awards are based on the quality of the proposal, academic record, and other personal achievements.

Deadline: February

Knowles Foundation

Candidates must have either a bachelor’s or advanced degree in science, engineering, or mathematics and should be committed to teaching high school science and/or mathematics in U.S. schools. The fellowship supports them professionally and financially for up to 5 years through a teacher preparation program to eligibility for tenure. During the initial year, fellows typically participate in a recognized teacher credentialing program.

Applications become available on August 1

Madison Fellowships

Awards are given to graduating seniors and classroom teachers to complete a master’s degree (MA, MAT, or MEd) with an emphasis on American history, government, political science, or other concentration that will enable them to teach American history, government, or social studies at the secondary level.

Deadline: February

Marshall Scholarship

One of the most prestigious scholarships, the Marshall is awarded to top American students for 2-3 years of graduate study in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wale, and Northern Ireland). The competition is open to students in all fields of study.

Deadline: September

Mitchell Scholarship

One of the most prestigious scholarships, the Mitchell is awarded to top American students for one year of graduate study in Ireland (Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland). The competition is open to students in all fields of study. Applicants must show reason to conduct their graduate work in Ireland.

Deadline: September

Noyce Teaching Scholars

Fellowship for graduate students in the secondary teacher preparation program at the University of Washington. In addition to the financial award, candidates receive mentoring after graduation. They must agree to teach math and/or science in local high schools for two years following completion of the program.

Deadline: November

Rhodes Scholarship

The best known of the prestigious scholarships, the Rhodes Scholarship is awarded to top American students for 2-3 years of graduate study at Oxford University. The competition is open to students in all fields of study.

Deadline: September

Rotary

Funds international graduate study and/or research in countries that have Rotary clubs

Academic-year Ambassadorial Scholarship

9 months of full-time study or vocational training; not intended for language study, therefore candidates should be proficient in the language of the country

Deadline: March

Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

Awarded to graduating seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society.

Deadline: January

Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Funds professional school as well as graduate school. Candidates must meet criteria of “new American” – i.e. resident alien (holding a Green Card), naturalized U.S. citizen, or child of two parents who are naturalized citizens.

Deadline: October

Truman Scholarship

Juniors who are committed to a career in public service are invited to apply for the Truman Scholarship, which not only funds the first year of graduate school but also provides awardees with opportunities for internships related to their areas of interest and guidance in identifying graduate programs that best match their career goals.

Deadline: January

Environmental Science and Policy

American-Scandinavian Foundation

Fellowships support a year of study or research in one of the Scandinavian countries. Awards may be used to pay for project-related costs, including living expenses, travel, as well as tuition and fees. Priority is given to graduate candidates for dissertation-related study or research.

American Women in Science

The Foundation funds female graduate students enrolled in a life or physical science or engineering program leading to a Ph.D.

Deadline: January

Boren Fellowship (NSEP)

These fellowships are intended to support students who will pursue the study of languages and cultures deemed critical to U.S. national security and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work for the federal government. National security is broadly defined as encompassing “the challenges of global society, including, sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.” The program emphasizes intensive language study and provides funding of graduate work at a domestic university, an overseas institution of higher learning, or a combination of both.

Deadline: January

Center for Plant Conservation – Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship for Conservation Horticulture

This grant enables a graduate student in biology, horticulture, or a related field to conduct research on a rare or endangered U.S. plant. Preference is given to students focusing on the endangered flora of the Carolinas or the southeastern U.S.

Deadline: December

Coastal Management Fellowship

Students completing master’s, doctoral, or professional degree programs in natural resource management or environmental studies are eligible to apply for this two-year fellowship. States submit proposals and applicants select the projects for which they consider themselves qualified. Projects are selected in late November.

Deadline: January

Community Forestry & Environmental Research Partnerships

This program provides fellowships to master’s and Ph.D. level students at any institution of higher learning to support their field work in communities in the U.S. The primary purpose is to promote mutual learning among graduate students and forest communities about the conditions and practices that promote the sustainable management of forests and that build the capacity in communities for developing viable local economies and more democratic decision making.

Deadline: February

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Fellowship funds up to 4 years of graduate study for students engaged in full-time study toward a Ph.D. in the physical, engineering, computer, mathematical, or life-sciences.

Deadline: January

Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program

Fellowships support graduate studies and research in scientific and engineering fields, including physics, chemistry, biology (non-medical), mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and areas of environmental sciences.

Deadline: November

Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Scholarships are awarded to recognize excellence in graduate-level waste management research. Candidates must demonstrate interest in waste management research.

Deadline: April

Fulbright Scholarships

Fulbright scholarships are available in 150 countries, providing the opportunities for recent graduates to study and/or conduct independent research. Over 40 countries also provide the option for working as an English language teaching assistant and engaging in a community-based project. The country determines the number and nature of the awards as well as the criteria for candidates.

Deadline: September

Gates Cambridge

TheGates Trust funds scholarships for study at Cambridge University. Candidates must have an exceptional record of academic achievement, a strong aptitude for research and analysis, and a creative approach to defining and solving problems. Students should have proven leadership skills as well as a desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society by providing service to their communities.

Deadline: September

Graduate Research Environmental Fellowships (GREF)

First year graduate students may apply for this 3-year scholarship to fund collaborative global change research at universities and national laboratories. Interdisciplinary work among colleges, universities, and national laboratories is encouraged, along with applications from minority and female students.

Deadline: January

Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship

This fellowship offers graduate students first-hand experience in crafting marine and natural resource policies. Selected students will spend 9 months working in Olympia with Washington State Ocean Caucus agencies. Graduate students who attend WA universities and are enrolled in a marine-related field, including policy, law, social sciences, oceanography, and fishery sciences, are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: April

Huntington Public Service Award

Awarded to a graduating senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. Applicant must develop a proposal for public service in the country that can be undertaken by the candidate alone or by working through established charitable, religious, educational, government, or other public service organizations. Awards are based on the quality of the proposal, academic record, and other personal achievements.

Deadline: February

Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Sea Grant’s national marine policy fellowship program provides eligible graduate students a one-year work experience on the staff of the U.S. Congress or with a Federal agency dealing with marine issues. Open to all graduate students with marine science or policy backgrounds.

Deadline: February

Marshall Scholarship

One of the most prestigious scholarships, the Marshall is awarded to top American students for 2-3 years of graduate study in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wale, and Northern Ireland). The competition is open to students in all fields of study.

Deadline: September

Mitchell Scholarship

One of the most prestigious scholarships, the Mitchell is awarded to top American students for one year of graduate study in Ireland (Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland). The competition is open to students in all fields of study. Applicants must show reason to conduct their graduate work in Ireland.

Deadline: September

National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF supports research-based graduate study at both the master’s and doctoral levels. Fellows are “expected to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations” in their respective fields.

Deadline: October

Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Based on financial need, this fellowship supports graduate work by women and minorities historically underrepresented in the foreign service. Appropriate fields include public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages. Candidate’s must enroll in a two-year master’s program and, following graduation, work for a minimum of three years as a foreign service officer.

Deadline: January

Rhodes Scholarship

The best known of the prestigious scholarships, the Rhodes Scholarship is awarded to top American students for 2-3 years of graduate study at Oxford University. The competition is open to students in all fields of study.

Deadline: September

Rotary

Funds international graduate study and/or research in countries that have Rotary clubs

Academic-year Ambassadorial Scholarship

9 months of full-time study or vocational training; not intended for language study, therefore candidates should be proficient in the language of the country

Deadline: March

Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

Awarded to graduating seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society.

Deadline: January

Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Funds professional school as well as graduate school. Candidates must meet criteria of “new American” – i.e. resident alien (holding a Green Card), naturalized U.S. citizen, or child of two parents who are naturalized citizens.

Deadline: October

STAR Fellowships

The EPA supports master’s and doctoral candidates in environmental studies, including social anthropology, urban and regional planning, and the decision sciences as well as traditionally recognized environmental disciplines.

Deadline: October

Truman Scholarship

Juniors who are committed to a career in public service are invited to apply for the Truman Scholarship, which not only funds the first year of graduate school but also provides awardees with opportunities for internships related to their areas of interest and guidance in identifying graduate programs that best match their career goals.

Deadline: January

Humanities & Social Sciences

American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS) Eurasian Regional Language Program

This program provides advanced undergraduates and graduate students the opportunity to study virtually any of the languages of the former Soviet Union in an overseas, immersion setting for a semester, a summer, or the full academic year. Academic programs are tailored to participant requests; a typical program devotes 2/3 of the course work to language study and 1/3 to culture, area studies, politics, history, literature, or economics. Undergraduate scholarships are available to students with an interest in teaching. Merit scholarships are also available.

Deadline: Multiple

American-Scandinavian Foundation

Fellowships support a year of study or research in one of the Scandinavian countries. Awards may be used to pay for project-related costs, including living expenses and travel as well as tuition and fees. Priority is given to graduate candidates for dissertation-related study or research.

Boren Fellowship

Funds graduate study, including intensive language training, in countries considered critical to national security. This does not include countries of Western Europe; however, proven language ability is recognized as a measure of a candidate’s ability to learn a new language associated with a country of critical importance.

Deadline: January

Carey Scholarships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants offers scholarships to students with liberal arts degrees who are pursuing graduate studies in accounting.

Deadline: March

DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service

Graduate Study Scholarships – Support graduate study in Germany

  • Either a graduate degree in Germany or completion of a graduate degree at another institution
  • Good command of German language
  • Subjects in the fine and performing arts, humanities, and social sciences
  • Well-defined study project
  • Full academic year

Deadline: October

Daughters of the American Revolution

  • The J.E. Caldwell Centennial Scholarship is awarded to students pursuing graduate study in the field of historic preservation.
  • The Arthur Beneventi Law Scholarship is awarded to a student who is either enrolled in or attends an accredited law school and has a minimum GPA of 3.25.
  • The Michael T. and Mary L. Cloyd Scholarship is awarded to a student who is studying library science and is either a junior in college or enrolled in a graduate program.

Deadline: April

Film and Fiction Scholarships

The Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University supports students pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in filmmaking or fiction writing. Successful candidates are able to demonstrate the connection between culture and a free society.

Deadline: January

Fulbright-Hays Project Abroad Scholarship for Programs in China

Provides financial assistance to students participating in the Chinese language programs offered by the IEE Centers at Peking University, East China Normal School, Nanjing University, and National Chengchi University. Candidates must be juniors, seniors, or graduate students who have completed the equivalent of 2 years of college-level Mandarin Chinese language training by the beginning of the program and plan to pursue a teaching career in modern foreign language or area studies.

Deadline: October and March

Fulbright Scholarships

  • Traditional: Research or graduate study
  • ETA (English Teaching Assistantships plus community service component)
  • Journalism Awards: Germany, UK, and Taiwan
  • Slow Foods: Italy
  • Deaf Studies: Italy
  • Public Policy: Mexico

Fulbright scholarships are available in 150 countries, over 40 of which also provide the option for working as an English language teaching assistant. The country determines the number and nature of the awards as well as the criteria for candidates. Special awards are available for students interested in popular culture and for study of languages characterized as “critical” to American interests.

Deadline: September

Gates Cambridge

The Gates Trust funds scholarships for study at Cambridge University. Candidates must have an exceptional record of academic achievement, a strong aptitude for research and analysis, and a creative approach to defining and solving problems. Students should have proven leadership skills as well as a desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society by providing service to their communities.

Deadline: September

Hedgebrook Writers-in-Residence Program

Hedgebrook provides writing residencies to women, published or not, of all ages and from diverse backgrounds at its retreat on Whidbey Island. Applicants are selected based on peer-reviewed writing samples and project questionnaires. Residences range from 2 weeks to 2 months.

Deadline: September

Huntington Public Service Award

Awarded to a graduating senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. Applicant must develop a proposal for public service in the country that can be undertaken by the candidate alone or by working through established charitable, religious, educational, government, or other public service organizations. Awards are based on the quality of the proposal, academic record, and other personal achievements.

Deadline: February

Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University

Scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate, law, and professional students who are exploring principles, practices, and institutions necessary to a free society through their academic work. Candidates must be committed to the idea of liberty and intellectual freedom.

Deadline: December

Intercollegiate Studies Institute

Three different graduate fellowships support one year of graduate study for individuals who intend to teach history at the college level.

Deadline: January

Javits Fellowship

The Javits Fellowships funds graduate study toward a terminal degree (Ph.D or M.F.A.) in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Applicant must demonstrate depth and breadth in her/his field of study as well as superior record of academic achievement.

Deadline: September

MacDowell Colony Residences

The MacDowell Colony provides creative artists with time and seclusion to work and enjoy the experience of living in a community of gifted artists. Residences of up to two months are available. No residency fees are charged; grants for travel are awarded based on financial need. Disciplines include architecture and landscape architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts.

Deadlines: April 15 (for fall); September 15 (for winter); and January 15 (for summer)

Madison Fellowships

Awards are given to graduating seniors and classroom teachers to complete a master’s degree (MA, MAT, or MEd) with an emphasis on American history, government, political science, or other concentration that will enable them to teach American history, government, or social studies at the secondary level.

Deadline: February

Marshall Scholarship

One of the most prestigious scholarships, the Marshall is awarded to top American students for 2-3 years of graduate study in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wale, and Northern Ireland). The competition is open to students in all fields of study.

Deadline: September

Mitchell Scholarship

One of the most prestigious scholarships, the Mitchell is awarded to top American students for one year of graduate study in Ireland (Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland). The competition is open to students in all fields of study. Applicants must show reason to conduct their graduate work in Ireland.

Deadline: September

Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Through the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, fellowships are intended to identify and encourage talented screenwriters. Recipients are expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during the year of the award.

Deadline: April

Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Based on financial need, this fellowship supports graduate work by women and minorities historically underrepresented in the foreign service. Appropriate fields include public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages. Candidate’s must enroll in a two-year master’s program and, following graduation, work for a minimum of three years as a foreign service officer.

Deadline: January

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

Based on financial need, this fellowship supports two years of graduate school for minority students interested in pursuing careers in international relations and/or the foreign service. Appropriate fields include public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, and foreign languages. After completing the master’s degree, candidates are expected to work for a minimum of three years as a foreign service officer.

Deadline: January Rhodes Scholarship

The best known of the prestigious scholarships, the Rhodes Scholarship is awarded to top American students for 2-3 years of graduate study at Oxford University. The competition is open to students in all fields of study.

Deadline: September

Rotary

Funds international graduate study and/or research in countries that have Rotary clubs

Academic-year Ambassadorial Scholarship

9 months of full-time study or vocational training; not intended for language study, therefore candidates should be proficient in the language of the country.

Deadline: March

Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

Awarded to graduating seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society.

Deadline: January

Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Funds professional school as well as graduate school. Candidates must meet criteria of “new American” – i.e. resident alien (holding a Green Card), naturalized U.S. citizen, or child of two parents who are naturalized citizens.

Deadline: October

Math, Science & Engineering

Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI)

The U.S. Department of Energy funds masters programs in nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, engineering/applied physics, physics, chemistry, radiochemistry, and other fields applicable to the AFCI mission. Candidates should be students of the highest caliber with research areas and thesis topics of interest to the AFCI program.

Deadline: April

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women to pursue full-time course of study in a degree program in architecture, computer/information sciences, engineering, or mathematics/statistics. (Doctoral candidates in engineering must be entering the final stages of dissertation writing.) Fellowships are awarded to women of color who are studying medicine (M.D. and D.O.).

Deadline: January

American Women in Science

The Educational Foundation funds female graduate students enrolled in a life or physical science or engineering program leading to a Ph.D.

Deadline: January

Annenberg Teaching Fellowship

Funds a field-based graduate program at the University of Washington that integrates academic and clinical instruction. Candidates will earn a Masters in Teaching plus a certificate for middle and high school teaching in math or science. Fellows will have access to 3 years of systematic mentoring and coaching after they begin teaching in local high-needs, low-income school.

Deadline: February

Boren Fellowship

Funds graduate study, including intensive language training, in countries considered critical to national security. This does not include countries of Western Europe; however, proven language ability is recognized as a measure of a candidate’s ability to learn a new language associated with a country of critical importance.

Deadline: January

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

Funds several scholarships for students in the sciences, including medical school and chemistry.

Deadlines: April

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Fellowship funds up to 4 years of graduate study for students engaged in full-time study toward a Ph.D. in the physical, engineering, computer, mathematical, or life-sciences.

Deadline: January

Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program

Fellowships support graduate studies and research in scientific and engineering fields, including physics, chemistry, biology (non-medical), mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and areas of environmental sciences.

Deadline: November

Earhart Fellowships (Zonta International)

Fellowships are awarded to women pursuing doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and engineering.

Deadline: November

Fulbright Scholarships

Fulbright scholarships are available in 150 countries, providing the opportunities for recent graduates to study and/or conduct independent research. Over 40 countries also provide the option for working as an English language teaching assistant and engaging in a community-based project. The country determines the number and nature of the awards as well as the criteria for candidates.

Deadline: September

Gates Cambridge

The Gates Trust funds scholarships for study at Cambridge University. Candidates must have an exceptional record of academic achievement, a strong aptitude for research and analysis, and a creative approach to defining and solving problems. Students should have proven leadership skills as well as a desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society by providing service to their communities.

Deadline: September

Huntington Public Service Award

Awarded to a graduating senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. Applicant must develop a proposal for public service in the country that can be undertaken by the candidate alone or by working through established charitable, religious, educational, government, or other public service organizations. Awards are based on the quality of the proposal, academic record, and other personal achievements.

Deadline: February

Institute of Industrial Engineers

Scholarships and fellowships are offered for graduate study in a variety of areas relating to industrial engineering. Criteria vary among the different scholarships.

Deadline: November

Knowles Foundation

Candidates must have either a bachelor’s or advanced degree in science, engineering, or mathematics and should be committed to teaching high school science and/or mathematics in U.S. schools. The fellowship supports them professionally and financially for up to 5 years through a teacher preparation program to eligibility for tenure. During the initial year, fellows typically participate in a recognized teacher credentialing program.

Applications become available on August 1

Los Alamos National Laboratory Post Baccalaureate Program

The program offers summer, part-time, and full-time appointments to recent graduates. It is designed to provide work experience related to the student’s chosen field of study. Appointments are made in technical and administrative fields.

Marshall Scholarship

One of the most prestigious scholarships, the Marshall is awarded to top American students for 2-3 years of graduate study in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wale, and Northern Ireland). The competition is open to students in all fields of study.

Deadline: September

Mitchell Scholarship

One of the most prestigious scholarships, the Mitchell is awarded to top American students for one year of graduate study in Ireland (Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland). The competition is open to students in all fields of study. Applicants must show reason to conduct their graduate work in Ireland.

Deadline: September

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Department of Defense funds 3-year graduate fellowships in science and engineering disciplines of military importance for individuals who are pursuing doctoral degrees in a range of fields.

Deadline: January

National Physical Sciences Consortium

Partnership of industry, government, and higher education provides fellowships for graduate study; nearly half are minorities and three quarters are women, but the fellowship is open to all US citizens. One of the two options funds the first 2-3 years of graduate study, with the possibility of extending support for up to 6 years total. This program includes 2 paid summer internships with the industrial sponsor.

Deadline: November

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The Graduate Research Fellowship provides 3 years of support for students who are in the early stages of graduate study. (Seniors may apply, but first-year graduate students are typically more successful.) Candidates may be engaged in interdisciplinary studies, mathematical sciences, computer and information sciences and engineering, geosciences, life sciences, engineering, chemistry, physics, and astronomy.

Deadline: October

Noyce Teaching Scholars

Fellowship for graduate students in the secondary teacher preparation program at the University of Washington. In addition to the financial award, candidates receive mentoring after graduation. They must agree to teach math and/or science in local high schools for two years following completion of the program.

Deadline: November

Rhodes Scholarship

The best known of the prestigious scholarships, the Rhodes Scholarship is awarded to top American students for 2-3 years of graduate study at Oxford University. The competition is open to students in all fields of study.

Deadline: September

Rotary

Funds international graduate study and/or research in countries that have Rotary clubs

Academic-year Ambassadorial Scholarship

9 months of full-time study or vocational training; not intended for language study, therefore candidates should be proficient in the language of the country.

Deadline: March

Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

Awarded to graduating seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society.

Deadline: January

SMART Scholarship

Established by the Department of Defense, the SMART Scholarships support graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Scholars are sponsored by a branch of the military, receive paid summer internships, and accept employment with the DoD after receiving their degree.

Deadline: December

Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation

Scholarships to graduates pursuing degrees in manufacturing engineering, manufacturing engineering technology, or a closely related field of study. Many are specific to particular locations (including WA).

Deadline: January

Society of Women Engineers

SWE awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate women (all levels) who are pursuing degrees in engineering and computer science.

Deadline: March

Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Funds professional school as well as graduate school. Candidates must meet criteria of “new American” – i.e. resident alien (holding a Green Card), naturalized U.S. citizen, or child of two parents who are naturalized citizens.

Deadline: October

Truman Scholarship

Juniors who are committed to a career in public service are invited to apply for the Truman Scholarship, which not only funds the first year of graduate school but also provides awardees with opportunities for internships related to their areas of interest and guidance in identifying graduate programs that best match their career goals.

Deadline: January

Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program

Supports international collaboration in biomedical engineering at a host university outside the United States. Candidates include graduating seniors as well as students enrolled in graduate programs. Award covers travel, living expenses, and tuition for a wide range of projects in this field.

Deadline: January

Modern & Classical Languages

American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS) Eurasian Regional Language Program

This program provides advanced undergraduates and graduate students the opportunity to study virtually any of the languages of the former Soviet Union in an overseas, immersion setting for a semester, a summer, or the full academic year. Academic programs are tailored to participant requests; a typical program devotes 2/3 of the course work to language study and 1/3 to culture, area studies, politics, history, literature, or economics. Graduate scholarships are available to students in the humanities and the social sciences. Merit scholarships are also available.

Deadlines: Multiple

American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS) Russian Language and Area Studies

Full academic year program is designed to maximize linguistic and cultural immersion in Russian society while providing key logistical support and individuals attention to U.S. students; it emphasizes languages and knowledge of Russian history, politics, culture, and society. Financial aid is available and academic credit is awarded.

Boren Fellowship

Funds graduate study, including intensive language training, in countries considered critical to national security. This does not include countries of Western Europe; however, proven language ability is recognized as a measure of a candidate’s ability to learn a new language associated with a country of critical importance.

Deadline: January

DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service

Graduate Study Scholarships

Support graduate study in Germany

  • Either a graduate degree in Germany or completion of a graduate degree at another institution
  • Good command of German language
  • Subjects in the fine and performing arts, humanities, and social sciences
  • Well-defined study project
  • Full academic year

Deadline: October

Fulbright Scholarships

  • Traditional: Research or graduate study
  • ETA (English Teaching Assistantships plus community service component)

Fulbright scholarships are available in 150 countries, over 40 of which also provide the option for working as an English language teaching assistant. The country determines the number and nature of the awards as well as the criteria for candidates. Special awards are available for students interested in popular culture and for study of languages characterized as “critical” to American interests.

Deadline: September

Fulbright-Hays Project Abroad Scholarship for Programs in China

Provides financial assistance to students participating in the Chinese language programs offered by the IEE Centers at Peking University, East China Normal School, Nanjing University, and National Chengchi University. Candidates must be juniors, seniors, or graduate students who have completed the equivalent of 2 years of college-level Mandarin Chinese language training by the beginning of the program and plan to pursue a teaching career in modern foreign language or area studies.

N.B. Additional CIEE scholarships are included on the following website:

Deadlines: October and March

Gates Cambridge

The Gates Trust funds scholarships for study at Cambridge University. Candidates must have an exceptional record of academic achievement, a strong aptitude for research and analysis, and a creative approach to defining and solving problems. Students should have proven leadership skills as well as a desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society by providing service to their communities.

Deadline: September

Huntington Public Service Award

Awarded to a graduating senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. Applicant must develop a proposal for public service in the country that can be undertaken by the candidate alone or by working through established charitable, religious, educational, government, or other public service organizations. Awards are based on the quality of the proposal, academic record, and other personal achievements.

Deadline: February

Marshall Scholarship

One of the most prestigious scholarships, the Marshall is awarded to top American students for 2-3 years of graduate study in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wale, and Northern Ireland). The competition is open to students in all fields of study.

Deadline: September

Mitchell Scholarship

One of the most prestigious scholarships, the Mitchell is awarded to top American students for one year of graduate study in Ireland (Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland). The competition is open to students in all fields of study. Applicants must show reason to conduct their graduate work in Ireland.

Deadline: September

Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Based on financial need, this fellowship supports graduate work by women and minorities historically underrepresented in the foreign service. Appropriate fields include: public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages. Candidate’s must enroll in a two-year master’s program and, following graduation, work for a minimum of three years as a foreign service officer. Deadline: January

Rhodes Scholarship

The best known of the prestigious scholarships, the Rhodes Scholarship is awarded to top American students for 2-3 years of graduate study at Oxford University. The competition is open to students in all fields of study.

Deadline: September

Rotary

Funds language study and graduate study and/or research in countries that have Rotary clubs

Academic-year Ambassadorial Scholarship

months of full-time study or vocational training; not intended for language study, therefore candidates should be proficient in the language of the country

Deadline: March

Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

Awarded to graduating seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society.

Deadline: January

Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Funds professional school as well as graduate school. Candidates must meet criteria of “new American” – i.e. resident alien (holding a Green Card), naturalized U.S. citizen, or child of two parents who are naturalized citizens.

Deadline: October

Truman Scholarship

Juniors who are committed to a career in public service are invited to apply for the Truman Scholarship, which not only funds the first year of graduate school but also provides awardees with opportunities for internships related to their areas of interest and guidance in identifying graduate programs that best match their career goals.

Deadline: January

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