Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships


 For Seniors and Recent Alumni


Programs Abroad

Fulbright Scholarships
One year of funded postgraduate study in nearly any field in nearly any country outside the U.S. Fulbright English Language teaching assistantships are  offered in eight countries. Seniors and recent alumni who are U.S. citizens.

Campus Deadline: September 21         

Marshall Scholarships
Two or three years of funded study at any university in Great Britain, graduate or undergraduate degree in any subject. Seniors and recent grads under 30 who are U.S. citizens. Selection is based on an outstanding academic record (minimum of A- GPA), remarkable participation in extra-curricular activities, and evidence of individual initiative and public leadership ability.

Campus Deadline: September 3         

Mitchell Scholarships
One academic year of graduate study in any discipline at any university in Ireland (both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland). Seniors and recent grads under 30 who are U.S. citizens.

Campus Deadline: September 3

Davies Jackson Scholarship
Two years of funding at St. John’s College, Cambridge, U.K. to a first generation undergraduate with top academic record and superior writing skills. Social sciences and humanities.

Deadline: November           

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Supports graduate study at Cambridge University. 

Deadline: September                              

Japanese Government (Monbusho) Scholarship
Study in the humanities or natural sciences at a Japanese university as a research student. Housing, stipend, tuition and transportation to and from home.

Deadline: April in most cases  

American Scandinavian Foundation
Well-defined research project that would require study in Scandinavia. Grants- $3,000 and Fellowships, $18,000.

Deadline:  September           


Programs to Fund U.S. Graduate School

Ford Foundation Diversity Predoctoral Fellowships
$20,000 a year for up to three years of predoctoral study leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. for students who are members of one of the following groups: Alaska Natives (Eskimo/Aleut) Black/African-Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians or Puerto Ricans. Candidates must be granted admission to graduate school.

Deadline: November 14                                                                                                                                

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans 
$38,000 a year for two years of graduate school in any professional or academic discipline. Students or their parents must be naturalized U.S. citizens. While a high GPA helps, strong essays are the most important criteria. Candidates must be granted admission to graduate school.

Deadline: November 1             

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships 
Two to three years of graduate school funding in mathematics, engineering, and the physical, biological, behavioral and certain social sciences, including the history of science and the philosophy of science, and to research-based PhD degrees in science education. Approximately 90 awards will be in the Women in Engineering (WENG) and Women in Computer and Information Science (WICS) components.

Deadlines: November, varies by program

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships
Three-year graduate fellowships to U.S. citizens who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering.

Deadline: January                  

Hertz Foundation Scholarships
Fully funded Phds. Seniors applying for Ph.D.s in physical sciences. Hertz Scholarship recipients may only attend approved graduate institutions. 

Deadline: November                          

Rieser Fellowship
$2,500–$5,000 for research or professional development to undergraduate students seeking to explore the connections between science, technology, global security, and public policy/the role of scientists in formulating public policy and in addressing global security policy challenges.

Deadline: December             

NIH Oxford Cambridge Scholars Program
The National Institutes of Health Oxford/Cambridge Scholars Program is a funded, accelerated doctoral training program for biomedical research. Students split time between the U.K. and NIH to develop their understanding of disease outcomes and policy issues related to their studies. The projects culminate in the award of a D.Phil or Ph.D. in science from either Oxford or Cambridge. Students may also pursue combined M.D./Ph.D. training through partnerships the program has established with a broad range of American medical schools.

Deadline: January      

The Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF)
 Tuition and fee, yearly stipend of $28,000, and allowance of $1,000 annually for research for computational science PhD students in computer science, mathematics and scientific or engineering discipline.
Deadline: January 16                          

National Physical Science Consortium- Graduate Fellowships
Supports graduate studies in astronomy, chemistry, computer science, geology, materials science, math sciences, physics or related engineering fields.

Deadline: Early November                

Graduate Student Researchers Program- NASA
Graduate study leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees in science, mathematics or engineering. One year awards not to exceed $24,000. May be renewed for up to three years.

Deadline: February                     

Predoctoral Fellowships in Biological Sciences
Five-year award. Biology or related field.

Deadline: November                

James Madison Memorial Fellowships for Future Secondary School Teachers 
Up to $12,000 a year for MAT, MEd or MA with a focus on American history, politics or government. Available to full time students or active teachers who enroll in evening or summer programs.

Deadline: March                    

Other Programs for Seniors and Recent Alumni

Herbert Scoville Peace Fellowship

$2,100 per month and health insurance for graduating seniors to work in Washington, D.C. with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues.

Deadline: February 9   

Common Ground Fellowship in Creative Responses to Homelessness
One-year opportunity to learn about homelessness. Will live at The Times Square and work on special projects. Housing and $10,000 stipend. Students with experience in social service related fields.

Deadline: April    

The Urban Fellows Program
Students interested in pursuing a career in government and public service. Nine-month program in NYC. Full-time employment and seminars. $25,000 stipend and health insurance.

Deadline: January   


Programs for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors

NSEP/ Boren Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarships
Study abroad funding ($8,000 for a summer, $10,000 for a semester, or $20,000 for a full academic year) to sophomore, junior and senior U.S. citizens who study outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. One year service obligation to U.S. government in a position with national security responsibilities. Students need language aptitude and commitment to public service

Deadline: February             

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships
Undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually for rising college juniors and seniors who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

Deadline: January                           

Harry S. Truman Scholarship
$30,000 for graduate school in public service fields. Students must be juniors at time of selection. If chosen, students must work in public service for 3 years after graduate school.
Deadline: February    

Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarships
$5000 a year and conference for sophomores or juniors with a demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment. Nominees have at least a 3.0 GPA and record of service and leadership.
Deadline: March       

This is a partial list of fellowships, come talk to Caroline Morris, Director of Fellowships, to see if there are others that might be a good fit for you.