Fellowships and Scholarships
Nationally Competitive Fellowships and Awards
National Fellowships and Scholarships are highly competitive awards provided to undergraduates or recent graduates who demonstrate well-rounded excellence. Measures of such excellence vary by award and may include leadership experience, research, community engagement, language skills, academic achievement, clear goals, and overall potential for success. Many awards are granted during the senior year for post-baccalaureate opportunities; others provide a scholarship for undergraduate study and projects. Some awards require U.S. citizenship.
Below is a partial list of national fellowships and scholarships. Look for resources or jobs: national fellowships in Handshake for more information about these and other programs.
Faculty are encouraged to refer students early for nationally competitive awards.
Barry Goldwater Scholarship Program
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was created to encourage students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in these fields.
The Fulbright Grant
The Fulbright Program is designed to give students, artists, and other professional opportunities to pursue graduate study and research in over 100 nations.
The Phillips Scholar program recognizes and rewards private college students who strive to make life better for people with unmet needs in Minnesota communities.
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship
This scholarship was created in perpetuity as an international scholarship program to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge.
The purpose of the Marshall Scholarship is to finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom in a system of higher education recognized for its excellence.
The Mitchell Scholars Program
The Mitchell Scholars Program is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community.
Applications are sought from talented students without restriction as to their field of academic specialization or career plans although the proposed course of study must be available at Oxford.
Department of Homeland Security Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission.
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards college students who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government or elsewhere in public service.
The Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program
An opportunity for the next generation of historians to experience primary-source research and to work closely with eminent scholars.
The James Madison Junior Fellowship Program
Created to honor Madison's legacy and Madisonian principles by providing support for graduate study that focuses on the Constitution—its history and contemporary relevance to the practices and policies of democratic government.
The National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program
The Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) links the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with universities in the graduate level training of students.
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The program offers three-year graduate research fellowships in science, mathematics, and engineering, including Women in Engineering and Computer and Information Science awards.
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations.
James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program
Each year the endowment offers approximately ten one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year.
Critical Language Scholarship
The Critical Language Scholarship Program offers intensive summer language study in several critical foreign languages.