Office of Major Scholarship Advisement

Upcoming Deadlines



October 1, 2014

Marshall Scholarship: Full support for two years at any British university in any field. Eligibility: full-time students under 26 at time award begins; academic excellence, proven leadership or other distinction. Minimum 3.7 GPA. BA /BS before leaving.

October 1, 2014

The George Mitchell Scholarship: One-year award for study in Ireland in any field. Eligibility: high GPA; senior or recent graduate.

Spring 2015 Deadline:
October 7, 2014  

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship: Awards up to $5,000 to defray the costs associated with studying abroad. Eligibility: U.S. citizen; undergraduate; currently receiving federal Pell grant.

October 1, 2014

Rhodes Scholarship: Full support for two years at Oxford University in any discipline. Eligibility: full-time students between 18-24 years old; academic excellence; distinguished leadership in some endeavor. BA/BS before leaving.

Fall 2015 Deadline:
September 1, 2014 

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship: Award for graduate study or second Bachelor's degree in any field. Eligibility: Citizen of any country except UK, but must have an offer of admission to a Cambridge College, and be under the age of 30.

October 14, 2014

Fulbright Grant:  Full support for an academic year of graduate-level research abroad. Eligibility: fluency in language of host country; BA/ BS before leaving. Seniors may apply.

November 1, 2014

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans: Award for up to 2 years of graduate study in any field (one-half tuition grant, plus $20,000/year). Eligibility: US resident alien, naturalized citizen, or child of 2 naturalized citizens; senior or first-year graduate standing.

October 31, 2014

Hertz Foundation Scholarship: $25,000 for graduate work leading to PhD degree in physical sciences. Eligibility: U.S. citizen; graduate; seniors may apply.

November 15, 2014

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM): Fellowship for doctoral study in science and engineering. Eligibility: U.S. citizen; engineering or natural science major and Native American, African American, Hispanic American.

November 30, 2014

National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowship for Minorities and Women (NPSC): Six-year doctoral fellowship covering tuition, fees, and stipends totaling $80,000. 

Varies by Discipline

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship: Award for graduate study in math, science, engineering, and science education. Eligibility varies.

November 19, 2014

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship for Minorities: Awards to support PhD or ScD leading to teaching careers in areas under-represented by minorities. Eligibility: African-American, Hispanic seniors/early graduate students. Not intended for practice-oriented careers (law, medicine, etc.).

November 15, 2014

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Selected Professions Fellowship: $5,000 to $12,000 to support women in a variety of fields. Eligibility: U.S. citizen; women entering final year of study for a Master’s degree, or entering first or final year of study for a Master’s degree in engineering; or, minority women entering final year of study for a JD or MBA, or planning an EMBA that will be completed by Dec. 31, 2004, or entering third or final year of study for an MD or DO; full-time student.

January 15, 2015

Carnegie Foundation Scholarship: One of the world’s leading think tanks specializing in international affairs, conducts programs of research, discussion, publication and education in international relations and U.S. foreign policy. The Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Students will be hired to work at the Carnegie Endowment on a full-time basis for a period of one year. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates.  Eligibility: Graduating senior or graduated within the past year, must be nominated by a representative at the university; no prior graduate studies; significant amount of course work in international affairs, political science, economics, history or Russian studies; high academic quality; typically a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher required.

February 4, 2015

NSEP David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship: Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students and are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Boren Fellows represent a variety of academic and professional disciplines, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Swahili. Complete list of languages on the website. Eligibility: U.S. citizen; matriculated or applying to graduate degree program at an accredited institution recognized by the Department of Education at a U.S. university; plan an overseas program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. Boren Fellowships are not for study in the United States.

Late January 2015

Goldwater Scholarship: Two-year science, math, or engineering scholarship. Eligibility: full-time sophomore or junior: 3.6 science/ math GPA (pre-med excluded).

Varies by Discipline

ESA Foundation: $500 to $2,500 in any discipline.  Eligibility: full-time student who has maintained a 3.0 GPA throughout his or her college career; character, leadership; and financial need.

February 3, 2015

Truman Scholarship: Multi-year $26,000 fellowship for graduate work in a public service field. Eligibility: full-time junior (occasionally seniors); 3.5+ GPA; strong off campus public service record.

February 4, 2015

NSEP David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship: NSEP awards scholarships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests. Eligibility: undergraduates and graduates; specific qualifications vary depending on country and level of student.

March 5, 2015

Morris Udall Scholarship: Awards undergraduate scholarships of up to $5,000 to American juniors and seniors in fields related to the environment, and to Native American and Alaska Natives in fields related to health care or tribal policy. Eligibility: sophomore or junior standing.

March 1, 2015

James Madison Junior Fellowship: Award to support MA, MAT, Med, or MS in constitutional history or political science. Eligibility: plan to teach American history, government, or social studies at the high school level, senior/ first-year graduate standing.

Late March 2015

Worldstudio Foundation Scholarships: $1,000 to $5,000 tuition scholarships and special awards to minority and economically disadvantaged students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the fine or commercial arts, design, or architecture and planning to enter a career in the creative professions.

April 2015

Phi Kappa Phi: $1,500-$8,000. PKP membership; senior or recent graduate; no prior graduate credit; high GPA.  Any field.  U.S. Citizen or International Student.  

April 2015

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: $5,000 to students of Hispanic descent to attend a four-year or graduate level academic institution. Eligibility: U.S. citizen; consistent and active participation in public service-oriented activities.

Varies. Check local.

Rotary Scholarship: Variety of awards to support overseas study. Eligibility: varies with award; two years college study prior to leaving for foreign academic study; undergraduates must be single. Fluency in language of host