Scholarships by Field

  • 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 27, 2019
  • 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.
  • Humanity in Action The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of fellows to study minority rights and produce original research exploring how and why individuals and societies, past and present, have resisted intolerance and protected democratic values. Current college students and recent graduates are eligible. 
  • Pickering Scholarship  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. 
  • Rangel Fellowship 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.

  • Rangel 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. 
  • 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.
  • Scoville Peace Fellowship The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.
  • 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 November 26, 2018.
  • 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. The GC deadline for this award is January 14, 2019.

​*Requires university endorsement/nomination process 

  • Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 17, 2018.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • NOAA/Hollings 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. 

*Requires university endorsement/nomination process

  • Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Kress Foundation Fellowships Kress Foundation Fellowships are awarded to art historians and art conservators in the final stages of their preparation for professional careers, as well as to students of art history and related fields who are interested in art museum education and curating. The Foundation supports the work of individuals and institutions engaged with the appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of the history of European art and architecture from antiquity to the dawn of the modern era.
  • Smithsonian Fellowships The Smithsonian provides a variety of centrally funded fellowship opportunities that place fellows throughout the Smithsonian. This wide selection of fellowships includes graduate and postgraduate research fellowships in a variety of fields.
  • American-Scandinavian Foundation Scholarship 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. 
  • Critical Language Scholarship Program 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.
  • 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 7, 2019
  • 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.
  • 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 3, 2018. 
  • Gilman Scholarship The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. The scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is open to U.S. undergraduate students who are eligible for the Pell grant.
  • Humanity in Action The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of fellows to study minority rights and produce original research exploring how and why individuals and societies, past and present, have resisted intolerance and protected democratic values. Current college students and recent graduates are eligible. 
  • Japan Exchange and Teaching Program 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. 
  • 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 August 27, 2018. 
  • 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.
  • Public Policy and International Affairs Program 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.
  • Rangel Fellowship 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.
  • Rangel Summer 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. 
  • 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.

*Requires university endorsement/nomination process

  • American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program The Minority Fellows program is designed primarily for minority or under-represented students currently enrolled in or applying to enter a graduate program in Political Science for the fall semester. Applicants must be members of select racial/ethnic minority groups and demonstrate an interest in teaching and potential for research in political science.
  • Congressional Black Caucus Scholarship Program Through the CBCF’s 20-month fellowship programs, participants work with congressional members and committees, attend leadership development seminars, complete community service projects and produce policy papers. Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black young professionals who have earned a graduate or professional degree. Additional criteria apply.
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship Program CHCI scholarships are intended for Latino students in the United States with excellent public service records. There is no GPA or academic major requirement, but students must demonstrate a commitment to civic engagement. 
  • Consortium for Graduate Study in Management MBA Minority Fellowships The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is committed to increasing the representation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in American business schools and corporate management. The Consortium awards merit-based, full-tuition fellowships to top MBA candidates who have a proven record for promoting inclusion in school, in their jobs or in their personal lives.
  • Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship for Minorities 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. Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.
  • National Black MBA Association Scholarships The National Black MBA Association offers scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing careers in business, academia, and related professions with the goal of identifying and increasing the pool of Black talent for business, public, private, and non-profit sectors. Applicants must be financially active members of the National Black MBA Association and be actively involved in their local communities through service to others.
  • Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans 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.
  • UNCF Scholarship Program UNCF offers a variety of scholarships and internships with the goal of educating under-represented students who become highly-qualified college graduates. Their mission is to enable minority students from low and moderate-income families to attend college and get the education they need and the nation needs them to have.
  • Chinese American Medical Society The Chinese American Medical Society provides scholarships to outstanding medical students in need of financial assistance. Applicants must currently be in their first, second, or third year of medical or dental school in the U.S.A. at the time of their application.
  • M.A. Cartland Shackford Medical Fellowship Wellesley College offers the M.A. Cartland Shackford Medical Fellowship to female graduates of any American institution. This fellowship is awarded to those studying medicine with a view to general practice, not psychiatry. Selection is based on merit and need. 
  • National Health Service Corps The National Health Service Corps offers scholarships to those committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in an accredited U.S. school in one of a variety of selected primary care disciplines. The scholarship pays tuition, fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an NHSC-approved site in a medically underserved community.
  • 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. Students perform doctoral research without required formal courses. Students selected for admission to the program have already developed a passion for science through engagement in summer, job related, or undergraduate research programs.
  • NURSE Corps NURSE Corps Scholarship Program enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible NURSE Corps site upon graduation. Preference is given to qualified applicants with the greatest financial need who are enrolled as undergraduate or graduate full-time students.
  • Tylenol Scholarship  The TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship is awarded to deserving students pursuing careers in healthcare. Eligible applicants include those who have completed at least one year of undergraduate course study or can provide proof of enrollment to a graduate healthcare degree program. Selection criteria is based on academic merit.
  • ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship grants incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school. The purpose of the scholarship to encourage racially and ethnically diverse students to apply to and attend law school. Scholarship recipients have overcome adversity, proven themselves through academic success and public service, and demonstrated the tenacity to excel within the profession.
  • Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship The Herbert Lehman Scholarship program’s mission is to help transform the promise of racial equality into a social, economic, and political reality for all people by supporting talented undergraduate students who need financial help to stay in school and successfully complete their bachelor’s degree. Eligible applicants demonstrate financial need, outstanding academic achievement, and a commitment to public service. 
  • Forté Fellows Program The Forté Fellows Program’s mission is to increase the number of women applying to and enrolling in MBA programs. Applicants apply to Forté sponsor business schools and are those women who exhibit exemplary leadership and a commitment to women and girls via personal mentorship or community involvement.
  • National Black MBA Association Scholarship The National Black MBA Association offers scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing careers in business, academia, and related professions with the goal of identifying and increasing the pool of Black talent for business, public, private, and non-profit sectors. Applicants must be financially active members of the National Black MBA Association and be actively involved in their local communities through service to others.
  • Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Fellowship The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is committed to increasing the representation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in American business schools and corporate management. The Consortium awards merit-based, full-tuition fellowships to top MBA candidates who have a proven record for promoting inclusion in school, in their jobs or in their personal lives.
  • Fulbright Student 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. There are Fulbright opportunities in over 140 countries, but special opportunities for graduate coursework exist in the UK Fulbright program. The GC deadline for this award is September 3, 2018.
  • Fulbright UK 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.
  • Gates Cambridge 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.
  • 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 August 26, 2018. 
  • 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 August 26, 2018

*Requires university nomination/endorsement process