Awards for Graduate Study

Awards for Graduate Study

American Psychological Association’s Predoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Under the APA’s Minority Fellowship Program, this fellowship provides up to 3 years of support for students applying for a doctoral degree in clinical, counseling and school psychology, and other psychology programs designed to prepare them for careers in behavioral health services. Applicants must have a strong commitment to a career in ethnic minority behavioral health services or policy. Applicants need not be minorities, but minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Deadline for seniors: mid January.

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
Provides a $36,000 stipend, tuition, and other assistance for up to 4 years for students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that use high performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. Includes a 12-week practicum at one of 17 DOE national laboratories that includes access to DOE supercomputers. U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Deadline: early January. (Must take GREs by mid-November.)

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships
Provides funding to pursue a master’s degree or doctorate in multiple European countries. Degree programs in a variety of disciplines are jointly sponsored by more than one institution; students complete courses at one institution and then move to a new phase of the program in a different country. Deadline: late fall or January (varies by program).

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Highly competitive full-cost scholarships for students to pursue a postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Must show evidence of outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, and commitment to improving the lives of others. Deadline: early October.

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award
Provides tuition and a stipend for students pursuing a Ph.D. in applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences at specific universities. Deadline: mid-October.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program
Full funding to pursue graduate study at Stanford, including JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs. The highly competitive scholarship is designed to foster a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation. Applicants must be exceptional students who have a demonstrated interest in effecting change to improve society. 100 scholarships awarded annually; one-third of these are awarded to U.S. citizens and two-thirds to citizens of other countries. Deadline: early October.

James Madison Graduate Fellowship
Provides up to $24,000 to support graduate study leading to a master’s degree for individuals wishing to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellows must commit to teaching American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12 for one year for each academic year of funding received. One fellowship per state is awarded each year. U.S. citizen only. Deadline: early March.

Marshall Scholarship
Funding for graduate study in the UK in all fields. Scholars are intellectually strong and have significant leadership potential. Extremely competitive; only about 32 awarded annually. Minimum GPA of 3.7; most winners have a 3.9+ GPA. U.S. citizen only. Campus deadline: early September. (This scholarship requires a campus endorsement. Contact the Fellowships Office for more information.)

George Mitchell Scholarship
Funding for one year of graduate study in Ireland in all fields. Only 12 are awarded based on three selection criteria: scholarship, leadership, and sustained commitment to service and community. Must have a clear reason for studying in Ireland. U.S. citizen only. Campus deadline: early September. (This scholarship requires a campus endorsement. Contact the Fellowships Office for more information.)

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Three-year fellowship for students about to begin a doctoral program in one of 15 science/engineering disciplines. Fellowship includes tuition and a monthly stipend. NO service obligation. U.S. citizens only. Deadline: early December.

National Physical Sciences Consortium Graduate Fellowships in Science, Math, and Engineering
Provides up to $26,000 annually for up to 6 years to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool (95% of fellows have been minority, female, or both). Fellows may also hold a research or teaching assistant-ship. Fellows receive one or two paid summer internships with a government agency and are assigned a mentor. U.S. citizen only. Deadline for seniors: late November.

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program (for athletes)
Provides scholarships for graduating student athletes with 3.5+ GPA to support graduate study. Deadline: various deadlines depending on semester and sport.

NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
Funding for Ph.D. and joint Ph.D./M.D. programs as Oxford or Cambridge for students interested in biomedical research careers. An accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for students who have already developed a sophisticated scientific background by having engaged in research as undergraduates. U.S. citizens only. Deadline: early January.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
$30,000 per year for up to 3 years of research-based study leading to an M.S. or Ph.D. in STEM fields and social sciences. Professional (MPH), clinical (MSW), and joint professional/research degrees (M.D./Ph.D.) not eligible. U.S. citizen only. Deadline (varies by discipline): late October.

Payne International Development Fellowship
Provides tuition and a stipend to support pursuit of a master’s degree in international development or another area of relevance to the work of the USAID Foreign Service (e.g., economics, history, political science, public administration, communications, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, agriculture, environmental sciences, or urban planning). Fellows participate in two summer internships: one with a member of Congress and one overseas. Fellows must commit to three years of service as a USAID Foreign Service Officer. Two fellowships awarded each year. Deadline for seniors: mid-December.

Thomas J. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Provides up to $37,000 per year for a two-year master’s degree program in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, management, or foreign languages.Fellows participate in two summer internships: one at the State Department in Washington, D.C., and one overseas. Fellows must commit to three years of service as a Foreign Service Officer. U.S. citizen only. Deadline for seniors/alumni: January.

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship
Provides up to $37,500 for a 2-year master’s degree for students interested in becoming Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Fellowship also arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides mentorship and professional development support. The program encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials can be found at Deadline: mid September.

Rhodes Scholarship
Provides funding for two years of graduate study at the University of Oxford in any field. Applicants should demonstrate leadership, high literary and scholastic attainment, success in sports, and the likelihood to become influential members of society. Very competitive–only 32 awarded each year. Minimum GPA of 3.8. U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of DACA status. Campus deadline: early September. (This scholarship requires a campus endorsement. Contact the Fellowships Office for more information.)

SMART Scholarship
Provides full scholarship to students pursuing STEM degrees and employment upon graduation. Must complete one year of paid service in a Department of Defense laboratory for each year of academic support received. Available for both undergraduate and graduate study. For U.S., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or UK citizens. Deadline: early December.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Provides up to $90,000 for two years of graduate school for “new Americans”, including DACA (children of parents born outside of the U.S.). For any field of study at any U.S. institution. Deadline: early November.

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships
Provides $30,000 for STEM students who wish to pursue a master’s degree in teacher preparation at one of 28 participating universities in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, or Georgia. Recipients must agree to teach for three years in a high-need secondary school in one of the participating states. Deadline: various deadlines from October through January.


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