Fellowships A-Z

An asterisk (*) indicates that the opportunity is available to non-U.S. citizens.

A caret (^) indicates that the opportunity is available for alumni.

For information about additional fellowships that do not appear in the list below, including opportunities for international and undocumented students, click here.

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. Eligibility is limited to juniors who are U.S. citizens who have a demonstrated history of receiving financial need during their undergraduate years. Applicants should apply in fall of junior year. Requires university nomination.

Boren Scholarship

For all class levels to fund study abroad in non-Western countries on the way to federal government work. Apply in fall. Requires university evaluation.

Churchill Scholarship^

The Churchill Scholarship offers outstanding American STEM students the opportunity to pursue a one-year Master's degree in a STEM field at Churchill College, Cambridge. Requires university nomination. See the CUSE Pre-Application for Post-Graduate Fellowships.

Critical Language Scholarship

For all class levels; funding for intensive language study abroad. 

DAAD Awards

For all class levels; funding for study, research, and STEM and policy internships in Germany. German language proficiency not required. 


For seniors and alumni; funds graduate study or volunteer opportunities in Europe. Apply in fall.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship^

For seniors and recent alumni. Supports PhD or ScD in the U.S, for students engaged with underrepresented communities committed to a teaching and research career at the college or university level. Apply in fall.


For first-year students, sophomores, and juniors; funding for study abroad in East or Southeast Asia for students demonstrating financial need.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program (English Teaching Assistantship, Study Grant, Research Grant)^

Funds post-graduate year of English teaching, study, or research abroad. The advising process begins in May of junior year. Requires university evaluation.

Gaither Junior Fellows Program*

Funds a one-year internship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace after the completion of an undergraduate degree. Requires university nomination. Applicants choose from programs such as "Democracy, Conflict, and Governance," "U.S. Foreign Policy and Diplomacy," "Nuclear Policy," "Technology and International Affairs Program and Cyber Policy Initiative," "Middle East Program," "South Asia Program," China Studies," "Japan Studies," "Economics," "Russia and Eurasia," and "Geoeconomics and Strategy Program."

Gates Cambridge Scholarship*^

 Funds a graduate degree in any field at Cambridge University. Targets academically innovative future global leaders. 

Gilman International Scholarship Program

For all class levels; funding for study or internships abroad for students receiving Pell Grants.

Goldwater Scholarship

The Goldwater Scholarship is for outstanding Sophomores or Juniors in the STEM fields interested in pursuing research in graduate school as well as a research-based future career. Scholarships of up to $7,500 a year are provided to help cover costs associated with tuition, mandatory fees, books, room and board. A sophomore who receives a Goldwater Scholarship will receive up to $7,500 in each of his/her junior and senior years. A junior who receives a Goldwater Scholarship will receive up to $7,500 in his/her senior year. It is one of the most prestigious undergraduate STEM awards and a mark of excellence on graduate school applications.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars*^

The Knight Hennessy Scholars program is the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world. The program trains future global leaders who form interdisciplinary cohorts while pursuing a graduate or professional degree at Stanford University, including dual/joint-degree programs. For next steps, please submit the CUSE Pre-Application for Post-Graduate Fellowships

Lilly Graduate Fellows Program^

For students in the Humanities wanting to pursue a PhD, MFA, DMA, or ThD who wish to also become teacher-scholars at church-affiliated institutions one day. Offers specialized, intensive mentoring for those planning to pursue terminal degrees and teach at church-related institutions. Requires university nomination.

Luce Scholars Program^

Through the Luce Scholars Program, eighteen young American college graduates of outstanding promise are sent each year to Northeast, Southeast, and South Asia for professional apprenticeships under the guidance of leading Asians in the interest of improving American understanding of Asia. Students of Asian studies are specifically excluded in favor of those whose professional interests may range from architecture to zoology. Applicants must have spent less than a total of 18 weeks since graduating from high school in the countries where Luce Scholars are placed. Requires university nomination. 

McCall MacBain Scholarship*^

For seniors and recent alumni. Funds postgraduate degree at McGill University in Canada. Opens to applicants who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or refugees in Fall 2020 and Fall 2021. Opens to international applicants in Fall 2022.

Marshall Scholarship^

For seniors and recent alumni. Funds postgraduate degree(s) anywhere in the UK. Apply in fall, though we encourage you to begin the process in the previous spring. Requires university endorsement.

Mitchell Scholarship^

For seniors and recent alumni. Funds one year of postgraduate study in Ireland (not Northern Ireland). Apply in fall, though we encourage you to begin the process in the previous spring. Requires university endorsement if you are a current undergraduate.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)^

The NSF GRFP funds graduate study at any accredited graduate institution in the U.S. for eligible STEM fields

Rhodes Scholarship*^

For seniors and recent alumni. Funds degree(s) at Oxford University. Apply in fall, though we encourage you to begin the process in the previous spring. Requires university endorsement.

Schwarzman Scholars Program*^

The Schwarzman Scholars program funds one-year Master's degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing for outstanding applicants who aspire to be future global leaders with an eye toward China's increasingly prominent role in global affairs. For next steps, see the CUSE Pre-Application for Post-Graduate Fellowships.

Truman Scholarship

For juniors with leadership experience who plan to pursue careers in education, government, non-profit, or public interest. Funds graduate school. Apply in fall. Requires university nomination.

Udall Scholarship

For sophomores and juniors who plan to pursue careers related to the environment, Native American health care, or tribal policy. Provides educatonal costs. Apply in fall. Requires university nomination.

US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes

For first-year students and sophomores with little or no international experience. Funds a three-six week academic and cultural institute in the UK. Apply in January and February.

Yenching Academy*^

Funds a one-year Master's degree in China Studies at Peking University. Requires university nomination.