Scholarships by Class Year

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Freshmen

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 December 20, 2021.
  • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) CBYX

    is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 between the ages of 18½–24, the opportunity to spend one year in Germany, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

  • 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.

Sophomores

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 December 20, 2021
  • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) CBYX

    is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 between the ages of 18½–24, the opportunity to spend one year in Germany, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

  • 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 10, 2021
  • 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 is award is January 20, 2022.
  • 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.

Juniors

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 December 20, 2021.
  • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) CBYX

    is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 between the ages of 18½–24, the opportunity to spend one year in Germany, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

  • 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 10, 2021.
  • 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.
  • 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 December 21, 2021.
  • 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.

Seniors

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. 
  • American Association of University Women Selected Professions Fellowship Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • APHIS Agriculture Foreign Service Fellowship

    The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Foreign Service Fellowship Program (AFSFP) attracts and prepares outstanding individuals for Foreign Service careers in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. The program welcomes the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in USDA, women, and those with financial need. The Program provides graduate fellowships to qualified individuals who will attend Tuskegee University, matriculating in either the Agriculture or Veterinary Sciences/medicine programs and who are committed to joining the APHIS Foreign Service. The fellowship welcomes applicants from any undergraduate institution. The fellowships provide financial support for graduate studies at Tuskegee University, provide two summer internships – one domestic and one overseas, offer mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer, and provide professional development activities.  

  • Banyan Impact Fellowship he American India Foundation’s (AIF’s) Banyan Impact Fellowship is an interdisciplinary experiential learning program that places young professionals from India and the U.S. in service with development organizations in India. Through collaboration and capacity-building, Fellows and local communities exchange knowledge and skills to steer projects that advance social and economic development. Fellows learn about grassroots development and inclusive leadership. Since 2001, AIF has selected, trained, and supported 490 Fellows and 214 partner organizations to scale impact, catalyze change, and build the next generation of socially-minded change makers. AIF provides Fellows with a living stipend, health insurance, professional development, mentorship, and programmatic benefits to enable their service. Selection of Fellows includes a written application and an interview, followed by matching with potential partner organizations for projects.
  • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) CBYX

    is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 between the ages of 18½–24, the opportunity to spend one year in Germany, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

  • 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.
  • Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship If you want to use your tech skills to make a difference, see the world, and experience different cultures, the Foreign Affairs IT (FAIT) Fellowship is an opportunity of a lifetime. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, this two-year Fellowship program is a path to a career in the Foreign Service by providing academic funding for an IT-related degree, internships, professional development and mentorship – culminating in an appointment in the Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist (IMS).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • German Chancellor Fellowship The German Chancellor's fellowship comes with 12 months of funding to carry out proposed projects at host institutions in Germany. In addition to funding, fellows are granted intensive language learning opportunities as well as networking opportunities and events to include: an opening conference in November, a half-time conference in the following spring, and a meeting in Berlin in July with a reception at the German Chancellery.
  • 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. The GC deadline for this award is September 14, 2020
  • Luce Scholars Program

    The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia.

  • 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. T
  • Marshall Motley Scholars Program Established by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), the Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (MMSP) is committed to identifying and investing in the next generation of aspiring lawyers dedicated to pursuing racial justice in the south. Selected scholars will receive a full law school scholarship for tuition, room and board, and incidentals, in addition to summer internships and a two-year postgraduate fellowship at civil rights law organizations in the South fighting to achieve racial justice.
  • 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.
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Intramural Research Training Award Postbaccalaureate research trainees (postbacs) at NIAID engage in research at the forefront of immunologic, allergic, and infectious diseases. Postbacs conduct research in NIAID laboratories located in Maryland and Montana (Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton), which provides a unique scientific research training environment in basic, translational, and clinical research for recent college graduates who plan to apply to graduate or professional school (master’s, Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent graduate degree). Postbacs spend one to two years performing full-time research under the guidance and direction of an NIAID principal investigator. Trainees have the opportunity to engage and network with experts in diverse scientific research fields while taking advantage of the extensive resources of NIH.
  • 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.
  • Rotary Peace Fellowship Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the capacity of peace and development professionals or practitioners to become experienced and effective catalysts for peace. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Yenching Academy of Peking University

    The Yenching Academy of Peking University aims to build bridges between China and the rest of the world through an interdisciplinary master's program in China Studies. This initiative brings together young people who have demonstrated a talent for leadership and innovation. The Yenching Academy provides full fellowships to its scholars, and offers them a wide array of interdisciplinary courses on China within broadly defined fields of the humanities and social sciences. Working closely with their academic mentors, Yenching Scholars create their own study paths by choosing courses from six research areas. They participate in a variety of extracurricular activities and field studies, organized by the Yenching Academy, and designed by scholars themselves.

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

Graduate Students and Recent Alumni

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. 

  • American Association of University Women Selected Professions Fellowship Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • APHIS Agriculture Foreign Service Fellowship

    The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Foreign Service Fellowship Program (AFSFP) attracts and prepares outstanding individuals for Foreign Service careers in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. The program welcomes the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in USDA, women, and those with financial need. The Program provides graduate fellowships to qualified individuals who will attend Tuskegee University, matriculating in either the Agriculture or Veterinary Sciences/medicine programs and who are committed to joining the APHIS Foreign Service. The fellowship welcomes applicants from any undergraduate institution. The fellowships provide financial support for graduate studies at Tuskegee University, provide two summer internships – one domestic and one overseas, offer mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer, and provide professional development activities.  

  • Banyan Impact Fellowship he American India Foundation’s (AIF’s) Banyan Impact Fellowship is an interdisciplinary experiential learning program that places young professionals from India and the U.S. in service with development organizations in India. Through collaboration and capacity-building, Fellows and local communities exchange knowledge and skills to steer projects that advance social and economic development. Fellows learn about grassroots development and inclusive leadership. Since 2001, AIF has selected, trained, and supported 490 Fellows and 214 partner organizations to scale impact, catalyze change, and build the next generation of socially-minded change makers. AIF provides Fellows with a living stipend, health insurance, professional development, mentorship, and programmatic benefits to enable their service. Selection of Fellows includes a written application and an interview, followed by matching with potential partner organizations for projects.
  • 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 graduationApplicant must be matriculated in an undergraduate or graduate program for the program's duration. The GC deadline for this award is December 20, 2021.
  • 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.
  • Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship If you want to use your tech skills to make a difference, see the world, and experience different cultures, the Foreign Affairs IT (FAIT) Fellowship is an opportunity of a lifetime. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, this two-year Fellowship program is a path to a career in the Foreign Service by providing academic funding for an IT-related degree, internships, professional development and mentorship – culminating in an appointment in the Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist (IMS).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • German Chancellor Fellowship The German Chancellor's fellowship comes with 12 months of funding to carry out proposed projects at host institutions in Germany. In addition to funding, fellows are granted intensive language learning opportunities as well as networking opportunities and events to include: an opening conference in November, a half-time conference in the following spring, and a meeting in Berlin in July with a reception at the German Chancellery.
  • 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.
  • Luce Scholars Program

    The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia.

  • 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.
  • Marshall Motley Scholars Program Established by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), the Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (MMSP) is committed to identifying and investing in the next generation of aspiring lawyers dedicated to pursuing racial justice in the south. Selected scholars will receive a full law school scholarship for tuition, room and board, and incidentals, in addition to summer internships and a two-year postgraduate fellowship at civil rights law organizations in the South fighting to achieve racial justice.
  • 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.
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Intramural Research Training Award Postbaccalaureate research trainees (postbacs) at NIAID engage in research at the forefront of immunologic, allergic, and infectious diseases. Postbacs conduct research in NIAID laboratories located in Maryland and Montana (Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton), which provides a unique scientific research training environment in basic, translational, and clinical research for recent college graduates who plan to apply to graduate or professional school (master’s, Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent graduate degree). Postbacs spend one to two years performing full-time research under the guidance and direction of an NIAID principal investigator. Trainees have the opportunity to engage and network with experts in diverse scientific research fields while taking advantage of the extensive resources of NIH.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Yenching Academy of Peking University

    The Yenching Academy of Peking University aims to build bridges between China and the rest of the world through an interdisciplinary master's program in China Studies. This initiative brings together young people who have demonstrated a talent for leadership and innovation. The Yenching Academy provides full fellowships to its scholars, and offers them a wide array of interdisciplinary courses on China within broadly defined fields of the humanities and social sciences. Working closely with their academic mentors, Yenching Scholars create their own study paths by choosing courses from six research areas. They participate in a variety of extracurricular activities and field studies, organized by the Yenching Academy, and designed by scholars themselves.

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