Scholarships and Fellowships
Start learning about eligibility requirements and timelines for each scholarship and fellowship as soon as possible.
First, identify a scholarship or fellowship that aligns with your academic pursuits and career path.
Then, contact the faculty representative for the scholarship or fellowship you'd like to apply for. They're here to help you throughout the application process.
Scholarship and Fellowship Programs
- BRITISH MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP
The British government offers up to 40 awards each year for two years of study toward a British degree at any university in the United Kingdom.
The award covers almost all graduate expenses:
- University fees
- Cost of living expenses
- Annual book grant
- Thesis grant
- Research and daily travel grants
- Fares to and from the United States
Competition is regional. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and should have earned at least a 3.7 GPA.
Strong candidates are identified January–August. Applications are completed in September. For more specific information, refer to the website and contact the faculty representative.
- DAVIES-JACKSON SCHOLARSHIP
The Davies-Jackson Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records who are among the first in their families to graduate from college, allowing them to participate in a course of study at St. John's College at the University of Cambridge. After two years of study, candidates are awarded a Cambridge B.A. degree, which is the equivalent of a master's degree in the U.S.
The Davies-Jackson Scholarship is open to applicants whose undergraduate degree is in any academic discipline and who wish to study:
- Archaeology and anthropology
- History of art
- Human, social and political sciences
- International relations
- Modern and Medieval languages
- Psychological and behavioral sciences
Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Applications are due November 1.
- FULBRIGHT-HAYS SCHOLARSHIP
The Fulbright Program was created by Congress in 1946, in the wake of World War II, to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchanges. Originally planned for a limited time, it proved so successful that it has now continued uninterrupted for more than 65 years.
Every year, some 1,100 Americans design their own programs for study and research in over 125 nations. The Fulbright Program promotes cross-cultural understanding on a day-to-day basis in an atmosphere of openness and intellectual freedom and interaction.
Grantees participate in an orientation program in the host country and receive funds for travel, tuition, medical insurance and living expenses.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Included in the application process are the critical development of a specific project and personal statement and an on-campus interview with the faculty Fulbright committee. Final deadline for completion of this process is mid-October, with a campus deadline of early October to facilitate interviews and finalizing applications.
- BARRY M. GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP & EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION PROGRAM
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program is a national award given to students who are intending to pursue a career in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering. Students may apply in the sophomore or junior years. The application includes three letters of recommendation, the institution nomination and student application including a statement of career interest and research proposal.
The scholarship provides a maximum of $7,500 per year for tuition, room and board, and fees. The college may nominate up to four students in a given year. Full information on the application process and eligibility is found on the website.
Strong candidates are identified internally in late fall (November–December), via nomination from natural science and mathematics departments. Those invited to apply complete the full application by mid-January, and it is submitted by the faculty representative at the end of January. For more specific information, please refer to the website or contact the faculty representative.
- The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program
Named after former U.S. Senator George Mitchell and his lasting impact on the Northern Ireland peace process, this scholarship program intends to associate future American leaders to the country of Ireland, while also encouraging academic accomplishments, leadership and a dedication to public service.
For one academic year, up to 12 Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are awarded for one postgraduate year in any subject matter that is offered by Ireland higher education institutions.
Applicants are judged based on three criteria:
- Dedication to community and public service
The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program pays for tuition expenses, living expenses, travel and accommodation.
Applications are available now. Apply before September 28, 2018, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
- RHODES SCHOLARSHIP
Rhodes Scholarships provide 32 awards for two years of study in all fields at the University of Oxford. Fees at Oxford, travel costs and a maintenance allowance for two years are awarded. Awards may be renewable for a third year.
Applicants must be 18–23 years old and a U.S. citizen. Although GPA is not specified, the scholarship is highly competitive and most applicants will have a GPA of 3.8 or higher.
Applications are available in early July to be completed by September, and a final applicant screening is done in early October. Strong Candidates are notified January–August.
- HARRY S. TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP
Truman Scholarships recognize full-time college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who aspire to be agents of change in societal conditions and are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or public interest/advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in public service.
Truman Scholars receive $30,000 financial support for graduate study in public service fields, leadership training and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.
Candidates must be U.S. citizens. As a condition for receiving the scholarship, Scholars agree to work in public service for seven years upon completing their graduate degree. Candidates are nominated by and must work with the college's faculty representative to prepare their application materials.
Applicants should begin working with the faculty representative in September. In January, final applications are completed and submitted online.
- Gates Fellowship
The Gates Fellowship Program is designed to promote innovation and solve problems by utilizing our unique experiences and diverse backgrounds. This program intends to utilize the exceptional fellows and encourage them to seek higher leadership roles to advocate for the values and the people involved in this program.
Fellows are placed, and often rotated, in program areas throughout a period of two years. These areas include: global development, global health, global policy and advocacy, and U.S. programs. The foundation hosts fellows in Seattle, but there are also opportunities in the China Country Office.
With the goal of developing new perspectives, Gates Fellows will have the opportunity to link their academic and professional experiences to new challenges that may be out of their comfort zone. Committed engagement in this program provides opportunities to make a tangible impact around the world.
Please contact the faculty representative for deadline dates.
- JAMES MADISON FELLOWSHIP
The James Madison Fellowship Program is for graduate study leading to a master's degree in one of the following (listed in order of the Foundation's preference):
- M.A. in American history or in political science (also referred to as "government and politics" or as "government")
- MAT concentrating on either American constitutional history (in a history department) or American government, political institutions and political theory (in a political science department)
- M.Ed, M.A. or M.S. in education with a concentration in American history or American government, political institutions and political theory
To be eligible you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national
- Be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government or social studies at the secondary school level
- Possess a bachelor's degree or plan to receive a bachelor's degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying
The maximum amount of each award is $24,000 prorated over the individual period of study. One fellowship per state of legal residence is awarded each year, as funding permits.
Deadline for applications is March 1.
- NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, mathematics and engineering in the United States and to reinforce its diversity.
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is designed for students interested in pursuing graduate programs in science, technology, mathematics and engineering. NSF awards approximately 2,000 fellowships each year. The grant provides a stipend and cost-of-education allowance for three years of graduate work.
Applicants who demonstrate good research experience and strong faculty support have traditionally been successful in the competition.
The full program announcement for 2017 awards is anticipated in August and the application deadline is November 2016. Awards are announced in the spring.
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