Fellowships by Area of Study
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 to July).
Monthly stipends are approximately €750. DAAD will cover health insurance and provide a flat rate subsidy for travel costs. In addition, limited funds are available for a rent subsidy and family allowance.
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. This scholarship funds study in Germany for a 4-10 month period that must fall during the German academic year (October-July). Recipients will be awarded a monthly stipend of approximately €650, 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 that 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 €880, which covers tuition, room and board in whole or in part. The host institution arranges accommodations. In addition, DAAD will provide an international travel subsidy of €210.
Scholarship recipients are expected to devote their full attention to the course and may not concurrently undertake individual research. A written report is requested within four weeks of the end of the course.
The Freeman-Asia Award Program
The primary goal of the Freeman-ASIA Award Program is to increase the number of American undergraduate students who study in East and Southeast Asia, by providing them with the information and financial assistance they will need. Award recipients will receive $3,000 for summer programs, $5,000 for semester programs, and $7,000 for academic year programs. If the program costs are less than the award amount, the funds may cover related expenses such as airfare, living costs, and books.
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.
A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge, namely:
- The University Composition Fee and College fees at the appropriate rate1
- A maintenance allowance for a single student (£12, 250 for 12 months at the current 2008-09 rate; pro rata for courses shorter then 12 months)
- The cost of the most economical airfare from the scholar's normal country of residence to the UK at the beginning of their course and the cost of the most economical airfare from the UK to the scholar's normal country of residence at the end of the course
- A discretionary contribution towards the costs of supporting dependants at Cambridge (upon application)
Once in residence, Gates Scholars may apply for financial help with the costs of attending conferences, undertaking fieldwork and other activities.
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.
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.
The Marshall Scholarship requires an internal application process. For more information about the award and its internal application deadline, please contact the Office of National Fellowships.
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.The George J. Mitchell Scholarship requires an internal application process. If you are interested in applying for this award, please contact the Office of National Fellowships for more details about the internal application process and its accompanying deadline.
Institute of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The National Institute of Health (NIH) offers scholarships for students who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social-science related health research. NIH undergraduate scholarships are awarded for 1-year periods (renewable for up to 4 years) and cover undergraduate tuition and reasonable educational and living expenses up to $20,000 per academic year. In return, recipients commit to two types of service obligation for each year of scholarship: (1) 10 weeks summer service as a paid employee in an NIH research laboratory and (2), after graduation, a year of full time paid employment in an NIH research laboratory.
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.
The Rhodes Scholarship requires an internal application process. If you are interested in applying for this award, please contact the Office of National Fellowships for more details concerning the award, its internal application process, and accompanying deadlines.
Rotary International Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship
Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide a flat grant of US$24,000 for one academic year of study in another country. These awards are intended to help defray costs associated with round-trip transportation, tuition and other fees, room and board, and some educational supplies. They are the most common type of Ambassadorial Scholarships.
Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships help fund two years of degree-oriented study in another country. A flat grant of $12,000 is provided each year.
Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships help finance either three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country. They provide a flat grant of $11,000 for three months and $16,000 for six months. Funds are intended to offset costs associated with round-trip transportation, language training, and home-stay living arrangements. Applications are considered for candidates interested in studying Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Swedish.
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.
The Truman Scholarship application process also includes an internal application process. For more information about the award, its internal application process and accompanying deadlines, please contact the Office of National Fellowships.
Tylenol Scholarship Program awards scholarships to students pursuing careers in health care. Scholarships are awarded to the best and brightest in America’s next generation of healthcare providers.
Morris K. Udall Scholarship
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation awards 80 merit-based scholarships of up to $5,000 (to cover tuition, fees, room and board, and books) and 50 Honorable Mentions of $350 to two groups of students:
- College sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated outstanding potential and a commitment to pursuing careers related to the environment
- Native American and Alaska Native college sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated outstanding potential and a commitment to careers related to tribal public policy or health care.
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship requires an internal application process. For more information about this award, its internal application process and accompanying deadlines, please contact the Office of National Fellowships.