If you have a strong academic record, you may be eligible for one or more nationally competitive fellowships. In addition to outstanding grades, applicants for prestigious fellowships should have made their mark in one or more other ways. Substantial intellectual or creative projects or evidence of leadership or public service, and strong, detailed faculty letters of recommendation are essential to compete for these awards.

Many national fellowships require official endorsement from WPI, which entails an on-campus selection process.  For more information, please contact Rebekah A. Campo for referral to the appropriate resources and nomination procedures.

Undergraduate Nationally Competitive Scholarships

  • SMART Scholarship Program
    Description:

    The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. The SMART Program aims to increase the number of scientists and engineers in the Department of Defense (DoD). The program is particularly interested in supporting individuals that demonstrate an aptitude and interest in conducting theoretical and applied research. As such, the program primarily targets 'hand-on-the-bench' researchers and engineers. Individuals applying to the program should have a strong interest in working for the DoD as a civilian research scientist or engineer.

    Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART webpage. The purpose is to promote the education, recruitment and retention of rising junior and senior undergraduate and graduate students in Science, Mathematics and Engineering studies. Students must have a minimum of a 3.0 average on a 4.0 scale in his or her course of study. All students applying must provide a letter of recommendation from their academic or research advisor and a Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor. DoD Mentors must have technical expertise in the area of specialization the student is pursuing. They will review academic progress and approve the education plan for each term; coordinate the academic program, progress and research work with the faculty advisor. Upon selection, students must sign a DoD civilian service agreement. See the program website link in the sidebar for detailed information.

    Field(s) of Study: STEM
    Application Deadline: December
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  • Goldwater Scholarship
    Description:

    The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit to outstanding students who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields.  The Goldwater Foundation seeks scholars who are committed to a career in research in science, mathematics, or engineering, display intellectual intensity, and have the potential for significant future contribution in his or her chosen field.  Goldwater Scholars have very impressive academic qualifications that have garnered the attention of prestigious post-graduate fellowship programs. Students must be nominated by their undergraduate college or university to apply. 

    Field(s) of Study: STEM
    Application Deadline: December
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  • Truman Scholarship
    Description:

    The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to college juniors who plan to pursue careers in public service, and who wish to attend graduate or professional school to help prepare for their careers. Truman Scholars participate in leadership development programs and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government in the summer before their senior year.  The Truman Foundation seeks future 'change agents' who aspire to leadership positions in federal, state, or local governments or in the not-for-profit and education sectors where they can influence public policies and change public programs. Truman Scholars must have extensive records of public and community service, are committed to careers in public service, and have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills.

    Field(s) of Study: Humanities , Field(s) of Study: STEM , Field(s) of Study: Social Sciences , Field(s) of Study: Medicine , Field(s) of Study: Business , Field(s) of Study: Law and Diplomacy
    Application Deadline: January
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  • Udall Scholarship
    Description:

    Each year, the Udall Foundation awards undergraduate scholarships on the basis of merit to TWO groups of students:  

    1. Those who are college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and who study the environment and related fields.
    2. Native American and Alaska Native students who are college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and are in fields related to health care or tribal public policy.

    Two-year and four-year institutions are eligible to nominate a total of six students from either or both categories. To be considered, a student must be nominated by his or her university.  The scholarship funds may be used to pay for tuition, fees, books, room and board.  Udall Scholars also attend a special workshop during the summer.  

    Field(s) of Study: Humanities , Field(s) of Study: STEM , Field(s) of Study: Social Sciences , Field(s) of Study: Law and Diplomacy
    Application Deadline: February
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  • Microsoft College Scholarships
    Description:

    To build the pipeline of future computer scientists, Microsoft offers scholarships are designed to encourage students to pursue studies in computer science and related technical disciplines. Students from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico will be awarded scholarships in recognition of their passion for software, academic excellence, and ability to make a difference in the software industry. Microsoft offers four types of technical scholarships to current undergraduate students: General Scholarship, Women's Scholarship, Underrepresented Minority Scholarship, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.  

    Field(s) of Study: STEM
    Application Deadline: January
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  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Undergraduate Student Fellowships
    Description:

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering Greater Research Opportunities Undergraduate Fellowships for bachelor level students in environmentally related fields of study. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer between their junior and senior years. The EPA invites pre-applications for undergraduate GRO fellowships in academic disciplines relating to environmental research including environmental science, physical science, biological science, chemistry, environmental health, computer science, social science, mathematics, and engineering. A pre-application provides the information needed for a merit review. Following a merit review, the most scientifically meritorious applicants will be required to submit a brief formal application.

    Field(s) of Study: STEM
    Application Deadline: December
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  • Society of Women Engineers
    Description:

    The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) administers over 70 individual scholarship awards annually, varying in amount from $1000 to over $5,000 per year and totaling more than $200,000. All SWE Scholarships are open only to women pursuing baccalaureate or graduate degrees in engineering or computer science enrolled in ABET-accredited engineering programs.  Only one application is required to be considered for all eligible scholarships.

    Field(s) of Study: STEM
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  • Department of Homeland Security Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships
    Description:

    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awards are intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission.  The mission of the DHS is to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism, and minimize the damage and recovery efforts from attacks that occur.  DHS is also dedicated to protecting the rights of American citizens and enhancing public services, such as natural disaster assistance and citizenship services.  DHS realizes that the country's strong science and technology community provides a critical advantage in the development and implementation of counter-terrorist measures.  This education program is intended to ensure a diverse and highly talented science and technology community to achieve the DHS mission and objectives.  Areas of study include:  physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences including science policy, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.  Eligibility: US citizenship; minimum GPA 3.3 (successful applicants are more likely to be 3.7 or above).  See the program website link below for more information

    Field(s) of Study: STEM , Field(s) of Study: Social Sciences , Field(s) of Study: Medicine
    Application Deadline: October
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  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
    Description:

    The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) sponsors fellowships, scholarships, educational and research experiences for undergraduates in the sciences, mathematics and engineering at institutions around the country.  The ORISE website provides a listing of these opportunities.  The appointments may last for a summer, several months, a semester, year or more.  Some research experiences are open to non-U.S. citizens.  

    Field(s) of Study: Humanities , Field(s) of Study: Social Sciences , Field(s) of Study: Law and Diplomacy
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  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program
    Description:

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers scholarship awards to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research. The program is sponsored by the NIH, one of the worlds foremost centers for biomedical research and research training. The scholarships pay for tuition and reasonable educational and living expenses up to $20,000 per academic year. In return, recipients are obligated to serve as paid employees in NIH research laboratories during the summer and after graduation. In addition to financial assistance, the scholarship program offers invaluable training and mentoring, as well as practical experience in a state-of-the-art research setting. This program focuses on individuals who may have had fewer opportunities than others to pursue research careers.

    Field(s) of Study: STEM , Field(s) of Study: Social Sciences , Field(s) of Study: Medicine
    Application Deadline: February
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  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program
    Description:

    The National Science Foundation makes possible a number of opportunities for undergraduates to join research projects each summer. This allows students to experience first-hand how basic research is carried out, and to contribute consequentially. The Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (REU) Sites are established in all fields of science, mathematics, and engineering. Each Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates, who work in the research programs of the host institution. Students are in general accepted from throughout the country. 

    Field(s) of Study: Humanities , Field(s) of Study: Social Sciences , Field(s) of Study: Law and Diplomacy
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  • Amgen Scholars Program
    Description:

    The Amgen Scholars Program provides exciting hands-on summer research opportunities in biotechnology at some of the world''s leading institutions. Currently 10 university in the U.S. host the summer research program. Amgen Scholars will: Take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience and contribute to the advancement of science; Interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of the worldís leading academic scientists; and Attend scientific seminars, workshops and other networking events. The Amgen Scholars Program is competitive, with awards based on grades, recommendations and career plans. You may apply if you are a US citizen or permanent resident and currently a sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior at a four-year college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico or other US territory. Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. 

    Field(s) of Study: STEM , Field(s) of Study: Medicine
    Application Deadline: February
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  • Tylenol Scholarship Program
    Description:

    The makers of the TYLENOL Family of Products will award ten $10,000 scholarships and 150 $1,000 scholarships for higher education to students who demonstrate leadership in community activities and school activities and major or who intend to major in areas that will lead to careers in health-related fields, and are residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.  You may apply to the TYLENOL Scholarship if you will be attending an undergraduate or graduate course of study in the Fall at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school. This includes those students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate course of study and have one or more years of school remaining. Past winners of the TYLENOL Scholarship are not eligible to apply or win.  All applications will first be screened on the basis of leadership responsibilities in community activities and school activities and on grade point average. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of the number, length of commitment, and quality of leadership responsibilities in community activities and school activities, awards and honors (40%), a clear statement of education and career goals (10%), and academic record (50%).

    Field(s) of Study: STEM , Field(s) of Study: Medicine , Field(s) of Study: Business
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  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
    Description:

    The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who have been traditionally underrepresented in US study abroad and those with high financial need. The program aims to encourage students to choose nontraditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia and aims to support students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. This includes but is not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities, and students of nontraditional age. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of two-year and four-year public and private institutions from all 50 states. The Gilman Scholarship provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. citizen undergraduate students at two- and four-year institutions to pursue country-based undergraduate opportunities abroad of up to one academic year. To be eligible students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application and cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba.

    Field(s) of Study: Humanities , Field(s) of Study: Social Sciences , Field(s) of Study: Law and Diplomacy
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  • Boren Scholarships (National Security Education Program NSEP)
    Description:

    NSEP Boren scholarships can be applied to study abroad in all countries, except Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Preference will be given to applications for study in areas deemed critical to national security. NSEP Boren scholarships are intended to provide support to US undergraduates who will pursue the study of languages and cultures currently underrepresented in study abroad critical to U.S. national security.  These may include sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease. NSEP also sponsors a program for graduate students. 

    Field(s) of Study: Humanities , Field(s) of Study: Social Sciences , Field(s) of Study: Law and Diplomacy
    Application Deadline: February
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Graduate Nationally Competitive Scholarships

  • SMART Scholarship Program
    Description:

    The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. The SMART Program aims to increase the number of scientists and engineers in the Department of Defense (DoD). The program is particularly interested in supporting individuals that demonstrate an aptitude and interest in conducting theoretical and applied research. As such, the program primarily targets 'hand-on-the-bench' researchers and engineers. Individuals applying to the program should have a strong interest in working for the DoD as a civilian research scientist or engineer.

    Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART webpage. The purpose is to promote the education, recruitment and retention of rising junior and senior undergraduate and graduate students in Science, Mathematics and Engineering studies. Students must have a minimum of a 3.0 average on a 4.0 scale in his or her course of study. All students applying must provide a letter of recommendation from their academic or research advisor and a Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor. DoD Mentors must have technical expertise in the area of specialization the student is pursuing. They will review academic progress and approve the education plan for each term; coordinate the academic program, progress and research work with the faculty advisor. Upon selection, students must sign a DoD civilian service agreement. See the program website link in the sidebar for detailed information.

    Field(s) of Study STEM
    Application Deadline: December
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  • Schwarzman Scholars
    Description:

    The Schwarzman Scholars experience is anchored in a rigorous and innovative master''s degree program at Tsinghua University, one of the country''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 about China''s expanding role in the world. Each new cohort of Schwarzman Scholars will join a global network of the world's most talented young leaders, helping to build stronger links between China and a rapidly changing world. In addition to a core curriculum on China, the global economy, leadership, and international relations, students select a focus on public policy, economics/business, or international studies. Each year, up to 200 scholars will be selected, with approximately 45% US, 20% China, 35% Rest of World.

    Field(s) of Study Humanities, Field(s) of Study STEM, Field(s) of Study Social Sciences, Field(s) of Study Business, Field(s) of Study Law and Diplomacy
    Application Deadline: October
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  • Microsoft College Scholarships
    Description:

    To build the pipeline of future computer scientists, Microsoft offers scholarships are designed to encourage students to pursue studies in computer science and related technical disciplines. Students from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico will be awarded scholarships in recognition of their passion for software, academic excellence, and ability to make a difference in the software industry. Microsoft offers four types of technical scholarships to current undergraduate students: General Scholarship, Women's Scholarship, Underrepresented Minority Scholarship, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.  

    Field(s) of Study STEM
    Application Deadline: January
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  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program
    Description:

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers scholarship awards to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research. The program is sponsored by the NIH, one of the worlds foremost centers for biomedical research and research training. The scholarships pay for tuition and reasonable educational and living expenses up to $20,000 per academic year. In return, recipients are obligated to serve as paid employees in NIH research laboratories during the summer and after graduation. In addition to financial assistance, the scholarship program offers invaluable training and mentoring, as well as practical experience in a state-of-the-art research setting. This program focuses on individuals who may have had fewer opportunities than others to pursue research careers.

    Field(s) of Study STEM, Field(s) of Study Social Sciences, Field(s) of Study Medicine
    Application Deadline: February
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  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program
    Description:

    The National Science Foundation makes possible a number of opportunities for undergraduates to join research projects each summer. This allows students to experience first-hand how basic research is carried out, and to contribute consequentially. The Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (REU) Sites are established in all fields of science, mathematics, and engineering. Each Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates, who work in the research programs of the host institution. Students are in general accepted from throughout the country. 

    Field(s) of Study Humanities, Field(s) of Study Social Sciences, Field(s) of Study Law and Diplomacy
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  • Amgen Scholars Program
    Description:

    The Amgen Scholars Program provides exciting hands-on summer research opportunities in biotechnology at some of the world''s leading institutions. Currently 10 university in the U.S. host the summer research program. Amgen Scholars will: Take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience and contribute to the advancement of science; Interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of the worldís leading academic scientists; and Attend scientific seminars, workshops and other networking events. The Amgen Scholars Program is competitive, with awards based on grades, recommendations and career plans. You may apply if you are a US citizen or permanent resident and currently a sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior at a four-year college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico or other US territory. Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. 

    Field(s) of Study STEM, Field(s) of Study Medicine
    Application Deadline: February
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  • Tylenol Scholarship Program
    Description:

    The makers of the TYLENOL Family of Products will award ten $10,000 scholarships and 150 $1,000 scholarships for higher education to students who demonstrate leadership in community activities and school activities and major or who intend to major in areas that will lead to careers in health-related fields, and are residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.  You may apply to the TYLENOL Scholarship if you will be attending an undergraduate or graduate course of study in the Fall at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school. This includes those students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate course of study and have one or more years of school remaining. Past winners of the TYLENOL Scholarship are not eligible to apply or win.  All applications will first be screened on the basis of leadership responsibilities in community activities and school activities and on grade point average. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of the number, length of commitment, and quality of leadership responsibilities in community activities and school activities, awards and honors (40%), a clear statement of education and career goals (10%), and academic record (50%).

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  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
    Description:

    The Department of Defense (DoD) awards 180 three-year graduate fellowships as a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance. The DoD will offer these fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest.  

    Note:  NDSEG Fellows do not incur any military or other service obligation. 

    Field(s) of Study STEM, Field(s) of Study Medicine, Field(s) of Study Business
    Application Deadline: December
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  • Fulbright Scholarship
    Description:

    The U.S. Student Fulbright Program is designed to give recent graduates, masters and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Most grantees plan their own programs. Projects may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination. Along with opportunities for intellectual, professional, and artistic growth, the Fulbright Program offers invaluable opportunities to meet and work with people of the host country, sharing daily life as well as professional and creative insights. The program promotes cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding on a person-to-person basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom.  Fulbright grants are also awarded in two separate competitions to non-US citizens and to postdoctoral scholars.  

    Field(s) of Study Humanities, Field(s) of Study Social Sciences, Field(s) of Study Law and Diplomacy
    Application Deadline: September
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  • Rotary World Peace Scholarships
    Description:

    "The Rotary Foundation has partnered with eight leading universities around the world to establish the Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution. Each year, Rotary will select 70 scholars to study at one of the seven Rotary Centers worldwide. The selected Rotary World Peace Scholars will begin two-year master's-level degree programs in conflict resolution, peace studies, and international relations. Each Rotary district may nominate one candidate for the selection process. 

    Field(s) of Study Social Sciences
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  • Marshall Scholarship
    Description:

    Marshall Scholarships for study in the United Kingdom are awarded to intellectually distinguished young Americans who will one day become leaders, opinion formers and decision makers in the US.  Each year at least 40 scholarships are awarded.  They may support two- or three-years of study toward a degree at any university in the United Kingdom.  Marshall Scholars are expected to demonstrate distinction of intellect and character by scholastic attainments and by other activities and achievements.  The scholarships are awarded through application to regional competitions in the United States. A GPA of 3.7 or above is mandatory, and institutional nomination is required.  

    Field(s) of Study Humanities, Field(s) of Study Social Sciences, Field(s) of Study Law and Diplomacy
    Application Deadline: September
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  • Mitchell Scholarships
    Description:

    George Mitchell Scholarships are awarded to 12 Americans for one academic year of graduate study at a university in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.  Mitchell Scholars must have a demonstrated record of intellectual distinction, a record of leadership, extra-curricular activities, personal characteristics of honesty, integrity, fairness, and unselfish service to others, and a potential for future leadership and contribution to society.  Mitchell Scholars must demonstrate a very good reason for undertaking their proposed course of study in Ireland. Institutional nomination is required. 

    Field(s) of Study Humanities, Field(s) of Study Social Sciences, Field(s) of Study Law and Diplomacy
    Application Deadline: September
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  • Rhodes Scholarship
    Description:

    Rhodes Scholarships are awarded for a one-, two- or three-year period of study at Oxford University. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of proven intellectual and academic achievement, integrity of character, interest in and respect for others, the ability to lead, and the energy to use one's talents to the full. The 32 scholarships awarded each year to U.S. citizens are distributed according to a system of 16 geographical districts. The scholarship pays all fees and tuition in addition to a personal allowance. Note that Rhodes Scholarships are also awarded to citizens of other countries in separate competitions. Institutional nomination is required.  

    Field(s) of Study Humanities, Field(s) of Study Social Sciences, Field(s) of Study Law and Diplomacy
    Application Deadline: September
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  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship
    Description:

    Gates Cambridge Scholarships enable the brightest of the world's young leaders and scholars to undertake graduate study at Cambridge University.  Gates Cambridge Scholars are expected to have outstanding academic records with leadership potential and a commitment to serve their communities.  The scholarships support one- to four-years of graduate study, from one-year master's programs to PhD degrees.  The Gates Cambridge Trust offers approximately 150 awards annually, which cover the costs of studying at Cambridge. About one-third of these awards will be for students from the USA; but students from all countries, including the countries of the European Union other than the United Kingdom, are eligible to be considered for the Gates Cambridge Scholarships. 

    Field(s) of Study Humanities, Field(s) of Study Social Sciences, Field(s) of Study Law and Diplomacy
    Application Deadline: October
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  • Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University
    Description:

    The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will annually identify a group of up to 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 Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world.
     

    Field(s) of Study Humanities, Field(s) of Study Social Sciences, Field(s) of Study Law and Diplomacy
    Application Deadline: September
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  • Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
    Description:

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provides opportunities for able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. A New American is an individual who
    (1) is a resident alien; i.e., holds a Green Card or,
    (2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen or
    (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.

    The applicant must either have a bachelor's degree or be in her/his final year of undergraduate study. Those who have a bachelor's degree may already be pursuing graduate study and may receive Fellowship support to continue that study. All subjects of study are eligible at any university in the U.S.

    Field(s) of Study Humanities, Field(s) of Study STEM, Field(s) of Study Social Sciences, Field(s) of Study Law and Diplomacy
    Application Deadline: November
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  • Hertz Foundation Fellowship
    Description:

    The Hertz Foundation supports graduate students working towards the Ph.D. degree in applications of the applied physical and engineering sciences, as well as those aspects of modern biology which apply the physical sciences intensively. These are the fields in applied physics, applied chemistry, applied mathematics, applied modern biology and all areas of engineering ñ which apply results from the basic physical sciences to generate solutions to problems of comparatively near-term, widespread human interest. The Foundation's efforts complement the applied physical sciences portion of the NSF's graduate fellowship program. The Foundation does not support study in pursuit of the M.D. Degree or work in descriptive biology, although it may support the Ph.D. portion of a joint M.D./Ph.D. study program. Fellows must attend one of the Foundations tenable schools (see website).

    Field(s) of Study Humanities, Field(s) of Study Language Studies, Field(s) of Study STEM, Field(s) of Study Art and Architecture, Field(s) of Study Social Sciences, Field(s) of Study Medicine, Field(s) of Study Business, Field(s) of Study Law and Diplomacy, Field(s) of Study Education
    Application Deadline: October
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  • Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships: Dissertation Fellowships
    Description:

    The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree. Dissertation fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. The program will award approximately 35 dissertation fellowships. 

    Field(s) of Study Humanities, Field(s) of Study Language Studies, Field(s) of Study STEM, Field(s) of Study Art and Architecture, Field(s) of Study Social Sciences, Field(s) of Study Medicine, Field(s) of Study Business, Field(s) of Study Law and Diplomacy, Field(s) of Study Education
    Application Deadline: December
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  • Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships: Predoctoral Fellowship
    Description:

    The predoctoral fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Ph.D. The Ford Foundation offers predoctoral fellowships to members of six minority groups whose underrepresentation in the professoriate has been severe and long-standing.  Awards will be made for study in research-based doctoral programs in selected academic disciplines. A comprehensive list of eligible fields of study is listed on the program website. Individuals enrolled in practice-oriented programs will not be supported. The program will award approximately 60 predoctoral fellowships annually.

    Field(s) of Study Humanities, Field(s) of Study Language Studies, Field(s) of Study STEM, Field(s) of Study Art and Architecture, Field(s) of Study Social Sciences, Field(s) of Study Medicine, Field(s) of Study Business, Field(s) of Study Law and Diplomacy, Field(s) of Study Education
    Application Deadline: November
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  • Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships: Postdoctoral Fellowships
    Description:

    The Ford Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities program enables fellows to engage in a year of postdoctoral research and scholarship in an environment free from the interference of their professional duties. Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. The program will award approximately 20 postdoctoral fellowships. Major disciplines eligible for support include the life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, engineering sciences, behavioral and social sciences, education, and the humanities.

    Field(s) of Study Humanities, Field(s) of Study Language Studies, Field(s) of Study STEM, Field(s) of Study Art and Architecture, Field(s) of Study Social Sciences, Field(s) of Study Medicine, Field(s) of Study Business, Field(s) of Study Law and Diplomacy, Field(s) of Study Education
    Application Deadline: December
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