Fellowships by Area of Study
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program awards scholarships to seniors or recent graduates planning to attend graduate school. Each award will cover a portion of educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, required fees, and books for the graduate degree chosen. The amount and duration of awards vary by student based on the cost of attendance and the length of the graduate program as well as other scholarships or grants received. The maximum available per student is $50,000 per year and the maximum length is six years.
DAAD Study Scholarship
Study Scholarships are awarded to highly qualified graduate students of all disciplines to provide the opportunity to study in Germany or complete a postgraduate or Master’s degree course and obtain a degree at a German university or institution.
Graduate study scholarships are granted for one academic year (10 months) with the possibility of a one-year extension for students in degree-granting programs to complete a full degree course in Germany. Scholarships must take place during the German academic year (October 1, 2006 to July 31, 2007).
DAAD provides a monthly stipend that ranges from approximately €715 to €795, depending on the level of academic advancement. The scholarship also covers health insurance and travel costs.
DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship
DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships fund study, senior thesis research and/or internship in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. The scholarship funds study in Germany for a 4-10 month period during the German academic year. Recipients will be awarded a monthly stipend of approximately €615, plus additional funds to help defray travel and research expenses as well as health insurance. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.
DAAD University Summer Course Grant
This program provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer language courses at German universities which focus mainly on literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material.
The scholarship is approximately €770, which covers tuition, room and board in whole or in part. Accommodations are arranged by the host institution. In addition, DAAD will provide an international travel subsidy of €210.
Fulbright Full Grants
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students to undertake graduate study and advanced research worldwide in over 140 countries. Over 1100 Fulbright awards are made annually.
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships in English are offered in many countries worldwide. Placements are in schools or universities outside of the capital cities. Assistants design various activities to improve their students' language abilities and knowledge of the United States, while increasing their own language skills and knowledge of the host country. Assistantships carry a monthly stipend of about $1000.
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship
This international scholarship program enables outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge. The Trustees award scholarships on the basis of a person's intellectual ability, leadership capacity and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others. Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded only to students who gain admission to the University through the University's regular procedures. They cover the full cost of study at Cambridge for a single person - namely, all approved University and College tuition fees, a maintenance allowance [which for 2004-05 is £8,400], a further discretionary allowance for study-related activities [which for 2004-05 is £1,600], and one return economy airfare between the UK and the Scholar’s normal country of residence.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
This scholarship provides awards for US undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
Awards of up to $5,000 are made for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad, and are intended to cover tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare. The Gilman Scholarship aims to support a diverse range of students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad.
Golden Key Graduate Scholar Award
This scholarship supports members’ post-baccalaureate study at accredited universities anywhere in the world. The award offers support in the amount of $10,000.
K. Javits Fellowship
The Department of Education awards fellowships in selected fields of study of the arts, humanities and social sciences to students who have demonstrated superior academic ability and achievement, exceptional promise, and financial need to undertake graduate study leading to a doctoral degree or a master's degree in which the master's degree is the terminal highest degree in the selected field of study.
Subject to the availability of funds, a fellow receives the Javits fellowship annually for up to the lesser of 48 months or the completion of their degree. The fellowship consists of an institutional payment for tuition and fees and a stipend based on the fellow's financial need.
In fiscal year 2005, the institutional payment was $11,822 and the maximum stipend was $30,000.
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. At least forty Scholars are selected each year to study either at graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. Each scholarship is held for two years. The award covers University fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.
George J. Mitchell Scholarship
The US-Ireland Alliance has established the George J. Mitchell Scholarships to educate future American leaders about the island of Ireland and to provide tomorrow's leaders with an understanding about, an interest in, and an affinity with, the island from which 44 million Americans claim descent. Scholars are eligible to attend institutions of higher learning in Ireland, including the seven universities in the Republic of Ireland and the two universities in Northern Ireland, for one academic year of graduate study.
The award provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and international travel.
National Italian American Foundation Scholarship
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has an education budget of $1,000,000. The NIAF will award scholarships and grants to outstanding students in the summer of 2006 for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students.
General Category I:
Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Area of study: open.
General Category II:
Those students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements.
Scholarship awards range from $2,500-$10,000. Each scholarship award can only cover tuition and university-provided room and board. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support.
Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship
The honor society of Phi Kappa Phi supports its mission of recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields through its graduate research fellowship. The society awards 60 fellowships annually in the amount of $5,000 each and 40 Awards of Excellence in the amount of $2,000 each to students pursuing first year graduate or professional study on a full time basis.
The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. The first American Scholars were elected in 1904.Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. In addition, each Scholar receives a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Rhodes Trustees cover the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford, and upon application, may approve additional grants for research purposes or study-related travel.
Rotary Peace Fellowships
The Rotary Peace Fellowship is the premier educational program of The Rotary Foundation and supports Rotary’s mission to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace. It is intended for individuals who have chosen a career related to international relations, peace, and conflict resolution; who have work experience in these areas; and who have a commitment to community or international humanitarian service and working for peace. Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.
Paul and Daisy Soros
Fellowship for New Americans
The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields and to partake of the American dream. Fellows must have shown potential in the fields for which they seek further education; the capacity for creativity, persistence and work; and the commitment to the values of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, which protect the American dream. Each year the Fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000 and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the Fellow.
Harry S. Truman Scholarship
The Truman Scholarship is a $30,000 merit-based grant awarded to undergraduate students who wish financial support to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service.