Graduate School in the U.S.

Truman Scholarship

For juniors with clear leadership experience and commitment to public service who plan to pursue careers in education, government, non-profit, or public interest. This scholarship provides funds of up to $30,000 for graduate school, a rich network of former scholars, and many useful additional programs. If you are an interested junior holding United States citizenship, please fill out this interest form.

September 2019 Applicants Added to Sakai and Truman Website
October 2019 Application Worksheet Due
Early November 2019 Short Answer Drafts Due
Late November 2019 Second Drafts and Activity Lists Due
Early December 2019 Applications Due for Nomination
February 2019 National Application Deadline

Beinecke Scholarship

The Beinecke Scholarship provides funding ($30,000 for graduate school, $4,000 immediately) for exceptional juniors pursuing graduate school in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. If eligible, please fill out this interest form.

October 2019 Interest Form Deadline
November 2019 Campus Deadline
December 2019 Campus Nomination
February 2020 National Application Deadline


Are you interested in applying to a graduate program at Stanford University? Do you want to be part of an interdisciplinary group of scholars training to become global leaders? The Knight-Hennessy fellowship offers full funding for students pursuing a graduate degree at Stanford. If eligible, please complete this interest form.

April 1-30, 2019 Schedule an on campus meeting with Jenny Smith
May 12, 2019 Submit 1st draft to CUSE for feedback 
June 3-12, 2019 Schedule a phone meeting with Jenny Smith
July 12, 2019 Submit 2nd draft to CUSE for feedback 
August 26-30, 2019 Schedule an on campus meeting with Jenny Smith
August 30, 2019 Nomination Deadline 
September 2019 Final Deadline 

Lilly Graduate Fellows Program

For seniors and alumni in the Humanities who plan to enter a PhD, MFA, DMA, or ThD program at a North American institution and who intend to pursue a teaching career in the Humanities or Arts at a church-affiliated institution. If eligible, please contact Jenny Smith to express your interest.

April 1-30, 2019 Schedule an on campus meeting with Jenny Smith

Yale Silver Scholars

A unique opportunity for college seniors (both international and domestic) to earn an MBA at Yale University in three years directly after graduation and move more quickly toward their career goals. If eligible, please contact Jenny Smith to express your interest.

The timeline for this award matches that of the Yale MBA application process.

Ford Foundation Fellowship

"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." They provide predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships to support graduate students in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs. If eligible, please contact the Graduate School Office of Grants and Fellowships for more information.