Scholarships by Class Year

 There are few national scholarship opportunities for freshmen. This is your time to establish a strong GPA, to get involved on campus and in the community, and to begin making plans for future opportunities. Because we believe that starting early is important, we encourage students to meet with the National Scholarships Office early in their academic careers to begin developing a roadmap for success. That being said, there are some opportunities that are open to freshmen.

  • Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship Program The Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship Program provides financial aid to students attending or planning to attend an accredited institution in the United States. Selection is based on dedication to the field of study, academic merit, and financial need. No  affiliation with DAR is necessary unless specified.
  • Boren Scholarship * Boren Scholarships provide funding for undergraduate students to study critical needs languages in world regions vital to U.S. interests. Boren Scholars are those academically ambitious individuals pursuing a career in federal national security. Recipients will work in the federal government for a minimum of one year after graduation. The GC deadline for this award is January 3, 2018.
  • Critical Language Scholarship The Critical Language Scholarship Program from the U.S. Department of State provides full funding and cultural immersion for American undergraduate and graduate students who are studying critical needs languages abroad. The program offers a variety of languages with the goal of strengthening international relations.
  • US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institute The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers U.S. undergraduates with at least two years of their undergraduate degree left to complete with the opportunity to study in the UK. Students complete three, four, five, or six week academic and cultural summer programs in which they explore the culture, heritage and history of the U.K. while developing their academic abilities.

*Requires nomination by Georgia College. Please contact National Scholarships Office for nomination procedure.

More opportunities for external funding are available for sophomore awards candidates. As a sophomore, you will also want to continue your campus and community involvement, seeking out progressively responsible and challenging leadership roles and academic opportunities. If you are considering studying abroad, this is a good time to start making those plans, and also to look for external funding for study abroad opportunities.

  • Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship Program The Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship Program provides financial aid to students attending or planning to attend an accredited institution in the United States. Selection is based on dedication to the field of study, academic merit, and financial need. No affiliation with DAR is necessary unless specified.
  • Boren Scholarship *Boren Scholarships provide funding for undergraduate students to study critical needs languages in world regions vital to U.S. interests. Boren Scholars are those academically ambitious individuals pursuing a career in federal national security. Recipients will work in the federal government for a minimum of one year after graduation. The GC deadline for this award is January 3, 2018.
  • Critical Language Scholarship  The Critical Language Scholarship Program from the U.S. Department of State provides full funding and cultural immersion for American undergraduate and graduate students who are studying critical needs languages abroad. The program offers a variety of languages with the goal of strengthening international relations.
  • US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institute The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers U.S. undergraduates with at least two years of their undergraduate degree left to complete with the opportunity to study in the UK. Students complete three, four, five, or six week academic and cultural summer programs in which they explore the culture, heritage and history of the U.K. while developing their academic abilities.
  • Goldwater Scholarship* The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program awards scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering. To be considered, a candidate must be officially nominated by his or her institution. The GC deadline for this award is December 19, 2017.
  • Udall Scholarship* The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment. Fields of study include tribal policy, Native American health care, and conservation and environmental issues. 
  • DAAD Scholarship  DAAD provides highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students with fellowships and scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities.
  • Hollings/NOAA Scholarship The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include internships and financial assistance for academic study. The program is designed to prepare students for public service or educational careers concerning the natural sciences and the environment.
  • Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. 

*Requires nomination by Georgia College. Please contact National Scholarships Office for nomination procedure.

 

Now is the time to start applying to bigger awards, and also to begin researching post-graduation opportunities. Look under "Seniors" to begin exploring these opportunities.

  • Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship Program The Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship Program provides financial aid to students attending or planning to attend an accredited institution in the United States. Selection is based on dedication to the field of study, academic merit, and financial need. No affiliation with DAR is necessary unless specified.
  • Boren Scholarship * Boren Scholarships provide funding for undergraduate students to study critical needs languages in world regions vital to U.S. interests. Boren Scholars are those academically ambitious individuals pursuing a career in federal national security. Recipients will work in the federal government for a minimum of one year after graduation. The campus deadline is January 3, 2018.
  • Critical Language Scholarship The Critical Language Scholarship Program from the U.S. Department of State provides full funding and cultural immersion for American undergraduate and graduate students who are studying critical needs languages abroad. The program offers a variety of languages with the goal of strengthening international relations.
  • Goldwater Scholarship* The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program awards scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering. To be considered, a candidate must be officially nominated by his or her institution. The GC deadline for this award is December 19, 2017. 
  • Udall Scholarship* The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment. Fields of study include tribal policy, Native American health care, and conservation and environmental issues. 
  • DAAD Scholarship DAAD provides highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students with fellowships and scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities.
  • Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. 
  • Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship    The PPIA Fellowship program is designed to promote the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented groups in public service and to advance their leadership roles throughout our civic institutions. The goal of the PPIA Fellowship Program is to encourage undergraduate students to pursue a Master’s or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field.
  • Pickering Fellowship The Pickering Fellowship provides funding for both graduate and undergraduate studies for students planning on pursuing careers with the US Foreign Service. Recipients are required to serve a four and a half year appointment as a foreign service officer. 
  • Truman Scholarship * The Truman Scholarship Foundation is designed to support the potential of young people from across the United States who are committed to public service. Truman Scholars desire to work and pursue graduate degrees in the fields of government, education, the nonprofit sector, or the public interest/advocacy sector. The GC deadline for this award is January 12, 2018.
  • Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program  The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. 

*Requires nomination by Georgia College. Please contact National Scholarships Office for nomination procedure.

Now is the time to submit those applications for post-graduate opportunities and fellowships for graduate school. It's best to start these applications early, so make an appointment with the National Scholarships Office at the end of your junior year. 

  • American Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship  The American-Scandinavian Foundation offers fellowships and grants to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields and applicants must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their project in Scandinavia. 
  • Carnegie Junior Fellows Program* The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers approximately 10-12 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Students who have started graduate studies are not eligible for consideration. Fellows work as research assistants to the endowment's senior associates.
  • DAAD Scholarship Highly qualified college seniors or those who have received an undergraduate degree in any discipline may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a full master's degree program at a German university or for a study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master's degree program completed in the home country. 
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of advanced degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education. 
  • Department of Energy Computational Science Fellowship The Department of Energy Computational Science Fellowship is intended for those eligible undergraduate seniors and first-year graduate students who plan full-time, uninterrupted study towards a Ph.D. in engineering or the physical, computer, 
  • Echoing Green Fellowship Echoing Green Fellowships are designed for social entrepreneurs dedicated to causes such as public service, the betterment of communities, and the solving of global problems. Potential fellows present innovative ways of addressing specific social issues about which they are passionate.
  • Ford Foundation Fellowship Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. 
  • Fulbright Scholarship*During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of various host countries, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Fullbright graduate-level candidates must demonstrate the capacity for independent study or research, together with a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying. The GC deadline for this award is September 1, 2017. 
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is intended for intellectually outstanding postgraduate students with a capacity for leadership and a commitment to improving the lives of others. Scholarships are awarded to exceptional applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
  • Hertz Foundation Fellowship The Hertz Foundation Fellowship provides unique financial and fellowship support to the nation’s most remarkable PhD students in the physical, biological and engineering sciences. Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency.
  • Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program seeks to enhance internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between the people of Japan and those of other nations. It is desirable that participants be adaptable, mentally and physically capable of performing the job duties and have a deep interest in Japan. 
  • James Madison Teaching Fellowship The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. The fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to a master’s degree, so each individual entering the program will be expected to pursue and complete a master’s degree.
  • Knight-Hennesy Scholars Program Each year the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will identify a group of 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue a wide-ranging graduate education at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders. 
  • Marshall Scholarship*Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. The GC deadline for this award is September 1, 2017. 
  • Mitchell Scholarship* The Mitchell Scholarship 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 community and public service. Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The GC deadline for this award is September 1, 2017.
  • National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers. The program is based on the British system, in which students perform doctoral research without required formal courses other than those students choose to take in relationship to their own interests. Students selected for the program will have already developed a passion for science through engagement in summer, job related, or undergraduate research programs.
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.
  • Payne Fellowship Program The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.
  • Pickering Fellowship Program Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring, and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service.
  • Rangel Fellowship Program The Rangel Fellowship Program seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program provides support for graduate school, professional development, and entry into the U.S. Foreign Service.
  • Rhodes Scholarship* The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. The GC deadline for this award is September 1, 2017. 
  • Schwarzman Scholarship* The Schwarzman Scholars experience is anchored in a rigorous and innovative one-year master's program at Tsinghua University, one of China's leading universities. Drawing on the best traditions of Tsinghua and top academic institutions around the world, the curriculum bridges the academic and professional worlds to educate students about leadership and China's expanding role in the world. The GC deadline for this award is September 1, 2017. 
  • Soros Fellowship  The purpose of the Soros Fellowship 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 can study in any degree-granting graduate program in any field at any university in the United States, and at the time of their selection must be college seniors or early in the graduate program for which they request support.

*Requires nomination by Georgia College. Please contact National Scholarships Office for nomination procedure.

The National Scholarships Office is committed to working with GC graduate students, as well as recent alumni. GC alumni who are interested in appropriate awards and who have not begun graduate programs at another institution are encouraged to contact the National Scholarships Office. 

  • Boren Scholarship* Boren Scholarships provide funding for undergraduate students to study critical needs languages in world regions vital to U.S. interests. Boren Scholars are those academically ambitious individuals pursuing a career in federal national security. Recipients will work in the federal government for a minimum of one year after graduation. The GC deadline for this award is January 3, 2018.
  • Carnegie Junior Fellows The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers approximately 10-12 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Students who have started graduate studies are not eligible for consideration. Fellows work as research assistants to the endowment's senior associates.
  • Congressional Hispanic Graduate Fellowship CHCI graduate fellowships are intended for Latino students in the United States with excellent public service records. This paid, nine-month fellowship will provides fellows with valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino network, and a chance to showcase their public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill.
  • DAAD Scholarship Highly qualified college seniors or those who have received an undergraduate degree in any discipline may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a full master's degree program at a German university or for a study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master's degree program completed in the home country. 
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of advanced degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education. 
  • Department of Energy Computational Science Fellowship The Department of Energy Computational Science Fellowship is intended for those eligible undergraduate seniors and first-year graduate students who plan full-time, uninterrupted study towards a Ph.D. in engineering or the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences. The program provides four years of renewable support.
  • Echoing Green Echoing Green Fellowships are designed for social entrepreneurs dedicated to causes such as public service, the betterment of communities, and the solving of global problems. Potential fellows present innovative ways of addressing specific social issues about which they are passionate.
  • Fulbright Scholarship* During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of various host countries, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Fullbright graduate-level candidates must demonstrate the capacity for independent study or research, together with a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying. The GC campus deadline for this award is September 1, 2017.
  • Gate Cambridge Scholarship The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is intended for intellectually outstanding postgraduate students with a capacity for leadership and a commitment to improving the lives of others. Scholarships are awarded to exceptional applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
  • Hertz Foundation Scholarship The Hertz Foundation Fellowship provides unique financial and fellowship support to the nation’s most remarkable PhD students in the physical, biological and engineering sciences. Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency.
  • Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program seeks to enhance internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between the people of Japan and those of other nations. It is desirable that participants be adaptable, mentally and physically capable of performing the job duties and have a deep interest in Japan. 
  • James Madison Fellowship The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. The fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to a master’s degree, so each individual entering the program will be expected to pursue and complete a master’s degree.
  • Knight-Hennesy Scholars Each year the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will identify a group of 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue a wide-ranging graduate education at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders.
  • Marshall Scholarship* Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. The GC deadline for this award is September 1, 2017. 
  • Mitchell Scholarship* The Mitchell Scholarship 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 community and public service. Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The GC deadline for this award is September 1, 2017. 
  • NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers. The program is based on the British system, in which students perform doctoral research without required formal courses other than those students choose to take in relationship to their own interests. Students selected for the program will have already developed a passion for science through engagement in summer, job related, or undergraduate research programs.
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.
  • Payne Fellowship The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.
  • Pickering Fellowship Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring, and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service.
  • Presidential Management Fellows Program The PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates (e.g., master's, Ph.D., J.D.). The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, and is designed with a narrow focus - developing a cadre of potential government leaders. The PMF Program inculcates a lasting bond as well as a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government.
  • Rangel International Affairs Program The Rangel Fellowship Program seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program provides support for graduate school, professional development, and entry into the U.S. Foreign Service.
  • Rhodes Scholarship* The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. The GC campus deadline for this award is September 1, 2017.
  • Rotary Peace Fellowship Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of their Rotary Peace Centers, located at 6 different universities throughout the world These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. Two types of peace fellowships are available.
  • Schwarzman Scholars* The Schwarzman Scholars experience is anchored in a rigorous and innovative one-year master's program at Tsinghua University, one of China's leading universities. Drawing on the best traditions of Tsinghua and top academic institutions around the world, the curriculum bridges the academic and professional worlds to educate students about leadership and China's expanding role in the world. The GC deadline for this award is September 1, 2017. 
  • Soros Fellowship The purpose of the Soros Fellowship 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 can study in any degree-granting graduate program in any field at any university in the United States, and at the time of their selection must be college seniors or early in the graduate program for which they request support.

*Requires nomination by Georgia College. Please contact National Scholarships Office for nomination procedure.