Other Awards

Featured Awards

The following awards are those that UCR students most commonly apply to and are considered featured awards. 

  • Capital Fellows Program

    Fellows work for 10 - 11 months, receive health benefits, a monthly stipend, and are employees of Sacramento State. They work as full-time members of a legislative, executive, or judicial branch office, and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges. Fellows also enroll as graduate students at Sacramento State and receive graduate units from the Sacramento State Government Department or Public Policy and Administration Program. The enrollment fees are paid by the programs.

    Minimum GPA: 3.2
    Program suitable for: Seniors, Alumni
    National Deadline: February (check program website for specific date)

  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program

    One-year fellowship to graduating seniors and recent grads who desire careers in international relations. Carnegie Junior Fellowship program provides a substantive one-year working experience in Washington, D.C. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to scholars working on Carnegie Endowment programs.

    Minimum GPA: 3.2
    Program suitable for: Seniors
    Campus Deadline: Early December
    National Deadline: January (check program website for specific date)

    TO APPLY

    1. Notify us at ugr.ucr.edu of your intent to apply.
    2. Apply directly through the NSF-GRFP’s website at https://www.nsfgrfp.org/
  • Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

    The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $95,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides mentorship and professional development support. Fellows can use the fellowship to attend two-year master's programs in U.S. institutions to study any area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, economics, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship and Foreign Service entry requirements, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State, embarking on a uniquely rewarding career of international service. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.2, and be U.S. citizens. 30 Fellowships awarded annually.

    Minimum GPA: 3.2
    Program suitable for: Seniors
    National Deadline: (Check program website for specific date)

    TO APPLY

    For more information and to apply directly at https://www.rangelprogram.org/

  • CORO Fellows

    This fellowship trains ethical, diverse civic leaders nationwide. Coro fellows engage in government, business, labor, and not-for-profit community organizations; and participate in special community and political problem-solving processes.
     

    Minimum GPA: 3.2
    Award suitable for: Seniors, Alumni
    National deadline: January (check program website for specific date)

    The Coro Fellows Program develops emerging leaders to work and lead across different sectors by equipping them with knowledge, skills, and networks to accelerate positive change. We achieve our mission by:

    • Honing communication and critical-thinking skills with an approach unlike those taught in any other professional or academic programs. This empowers you to build relationships faster and increase your impact.
    • Exposing you to multiple sectors. By working across various industries, you directly experience whole-systems thinking that provides a tangible understanding of different paths to being effective.
    • Providing a cohort structure that gives you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to practice complex decision-making and active feedback. This allows you to better lead across differences.
    • Facilitating hands-on learning in real-life situations. This ensures you grow from your experience and develop the skills and confidence to tackle whatever issue or opportunity comes next.

    TO APPLY

    For more information and to apply directly at www.corofellowship.org

  • Gates Cambridge

    Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Scholars are selected based on outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, a commitment to improving the lives of others.

    Minimum GPA: 3.7
    Award suitable for: Seniors, Alumni
    Deadline: (See program website for deadline date)

    Established by a donation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation an international scholarship program to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge. The trustees award scholarships on the basis of a candidate’s intellectual ability, leadership capacity, and desire to apply talent and knowledge for the benefit of others by finding solutions to problems facing the societies of the world.

    Each scholarship covers the university composition fee and college fees at the appropriate rate, a maintenance allowance for a single student, one economy one-way airfare from the scholar’s normal country of residence to the U.K. at the beginning of the course of study or research, and one economy one-way airfare from the U.K. to the scholar’s normal country of residence at the end of the course of study or research. 

    TO APPLY

    Applicants must simultaneously apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship and admission to Cambridge. Deadline dates vary for admission to Cambridge. Most deadline dates are October to November. The online application form (GRADSAF) is available at <www.gatesscholar.org>.

  • NSF GRFP - National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

    The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. As the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the GRFP has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers.

    Minimum GPA: 3.2
    Award suitable for: Seniors, Alumni
    National Deadline: Late October/Early November (see website for specific dates by discipline)

    The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

    NSF Fellows are anticipated to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. These individuals are crucial to maintaining and advancing the nation's technological infrastructure and national security as well as contributing to the economic well-being of society at large.

    Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.

    TO APPLY

    Apply directly through the NSF-GRFP’s website at https://www.nsfgrfp.org/

  • Public Policy & International Affairs Program

    Junior Summer Institutes is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.  The successful completion of a summer institute is a requirement for PPIA Fellows to qualify for graduate school benefits. Summer Institutes are held at University of Michigan, UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University.

    Minimum GPA: 3.2
    Award suitable for: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors
    National Deadline: Check program website for specific date
     

    TO APPLY

    Apply directly at PPIA website, https://ppiaprogram.org/

  • Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART)

    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. Students pursuing degrees related to the following are encouraged to apply: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Biosciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering , Geosciences , Industrial and Systems Engineering (technical tracks only), Information Sciences , Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering , Nuclear Engineering , Oceanography , Operations Research (technical tracks only), Physics.

    Minimum GPA: 3.2
    Award suitable for: Seniors
    National Deadline: December (check program website for deadline)

    TO APPLY

    Visit program website at https://smartscholarshipprod.service-now.com/smart for more information and to apply.

  • Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

    Pickering Fellowship is one of the State Department’s premier recruitment programs aimed at increasing diversity among U.S. Foreign Service officers. The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. The Pickering Fellowship has both an undergraduate and graduate program. Pickering Undergraduate applicants must apply as rising seniors; Graduate applicants must be seeking admission to a two-year master's degree program in fall of 2015. The Pickering Graduate Fellowships provide up to $37,500 annually for academic expenses, covering the first and second year of graduate study, and include two paid State Department summer internships (domestic and abroad), as well as professional development through workshops and informational seminars and mentoring by U.S. Foreign Service Officers.

    Minimum GPA: 3.2
    Award suitable for: Seniors, Alumni
    National Deadline: January (check program website for specific date)

    TO APPLY

    Visit program website at https://pickeringfellowship.org/ for more information and to apply.

Additional Major Awards
  • AAUW International Fellowships

    AAUW International Fellowships

    Awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Requires $30 filing fee (nonrefundable) to apply. Master’s/First Professional Fellowships awards are $18,000. Doctoral Fellowship awards are $20,000. Postdoctoral Fellowship awards are $30,000.

    Award suitable for: Alumni
    Application Deadline: December (check program website for specific date)

  • AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships

    AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships
    Awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low. Requires a $35 non-refundable filing fee. Awards range from $5,000-$18,000. 
    Minimum GPA: 3.3
    Award suitable for: Alumni
    Application Deadline: December (check program website for specific date)
     

  • ACFE Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program

    ACFE Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program 
    Provides a one-time scholarship to students with a major or minor in accounting, business administration, finance or criminal justice and who wish to pursue a career in an anti-fraud profession. One-year scholarship paid directly to the university of one $10,000 scholarship, two $5,000 scholarships, four $2,500 scholarships or twenty-three $1,000 scholarships plus a one-year ACFE Student Associate membership.

    Award suitable for: Sophomores, Juniors and Alumni
    Application Deadline: January (check program website for specific date)
     

  • ALFA Fellowship Program

    ALFA Fellowship Program

    Key goals of the Alfa Fellowship Program are expanding networks of American, British and Russian professionals, developing greater intercultural understanding, and advancing U.S.-Russian and U.K.-Russian relations.
    Award suitable for: Alumni
    Application Deadline: December (check program website for specific date)
     

  • Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

    Actuarial Diversity Scholarship
    The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity within the profession through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American and Pacific Islander students. $2,000 – college freshman applying for sophomore year/sophomore applying for junior year; and $3,000 – college junior applying for senior year. Minimum GPA: 3.0
    Award suitable for: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors
    Application Deadline: Early March (check program website for specific date)
     

  • Actuary of Tomorrow Stuart A. Robertson Memorial Scholarship

    Actuary of Tomorrow Stuart A. Robertson Memorial Scholarship
    The Actuary of Tomorrow – Stuart A. Robertson Memorial Scholarship recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of undergraduate students pursuing a career in actuarial science. Award amount: $9,000. 
    Minimum GPA: 3.0
    Award suitable for: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors
    Application Deadline: Early June (check program website for specific date)

  • Amelia Earhart Fellowship

    Amelia Earhart Fellowship
    Awards $10,000 to 30 women pursuing PhD's in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace related engineering.
    Award suitable for: Seniors
    Application Deadline: Early November
     

  • American Chemical Society Scholars Program

    American Chemical Society Scholars Program
    African American, Native American and Hispanic students planning to pursue full-time study in a chemistry-related field (e.g. environmental science, toxicology, and chemical technology) with outstanding academic records and a desire to pursue a career in the chemical sciences can apply for an ACS Scholars Award. $2,500 for freshman, $3,000 for sophomores, $5,000 for juniors and seniors. 
    Minimum GPA: 3.0
    Award suitable for: Freshmen, Sophomores, Alumni
    Application Deadline: Early March (check program website for specific date)
     

  • American Scandinavian Foundation

    American Scandinavian Foundation
    The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships up to $23,000 and grants up to $5,000 to individuals to pursue research or creative projects in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year.
    Award suitable for: Seniors
    Application Deadline: Early November
     

  • Amgen Scholars Program

    Amgen Scholars Program 
     During the program, students work full-time on independent research projects under the guidance of a research scientist. Amgen Scholars have opportunities to conduct research, analyze data, present research results, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and develop working relationships with faculty mentors and other research staff. Financial support is a critical component of the Amgen Scholars Program. Please note that details vary by host institution. 
    Application Deadline: February (check program website for specific date)

  • Baden-Württemberg Stipendium Work Immersion Study Program (WISP)

    Baden-Württemberg Stipendium Work Immersion Study Program (WISP)
    The program enables participants to gain valuable international work experience while improving their German language skills.
    Award suitable for: Juniors, Seniors
    Application Deadline: Early December (check program website for specific date)
     
     

  • Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

    Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
    Grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad.
    Award suitable for: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors
    Campus Deadline: 
    National Deadline: March (check program website for specific date)
     

  • Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

    Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
    Boren Scholarships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion.
    Award suitable for: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Alumni
    Campus Deadline:
    National Deadline: February (check program website for specific date)
     

  • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

    Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
    The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship for college-age students and recent graduates throughout the US who want to live, study, and intern in Germany.
    Award suitable for: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Alumni
    Application Deadline: Check website for specific date.
     

  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholar-Intern Program

    Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholar-Intern Program
    Provides support for Hispanic students for undergraduate or graduate students in any area of study. Award amount: varies 
    Award suitable for: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Alumni
    Application Deadline: Check website for specific date.
     

  • Critical Language Scholarship

    Critical Language Scholarship
    Undergraduate awards for intensive summer language study in critical need foreign languages.
    Award suitable for: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Alumni
    Application Deadline: November (check program website for specific date)
     

  • Cultural Vistas Fellowship

    Cultural Vistas Fellowship
    The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords under-represented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another culture.
    Award suitable for: Sophomores, Juniors
    Application Deadline: January (check program website for specific date)
     

  • DAAD EMGIP - Bundestag Internship

    DAAD EMGIP - Bundestag Internship
    Offers a two-month internship with the German parliament, the Bundestag. Fluency in German required. Two month internship with the Bundestag, €1100 per month, subsidized health insurance. Minimum GPA: 3.0
    Award suitable for: Juniors, Seniors, Alumni
    Application Deadline: September (check program website for specific date)
     

  • DAAD German Studies Research Grant

    DAAD German Studies Research Grant
    Grant for short-term (one to two month) research in Germany. $1500-3000 of research support funding, for living and travel costs during the active research phase. Minimum GPA: 3.0
     Award suitable for: Juniors, Seniors
    Application Deadline: September (check program website for specific date)
     

  • DAAD RISE

    DAAD RISE
    Summer research internship in the STEM fields with doctoral students at top German universities. No German required for most placements.  €650 a month for an 8-12 week internship, health insurance, €160 for travel within Germany. Assistance in finding affordable housing for the duration of the internship. Minimum GPA: 3.0
    Award suitable for: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
    Application Deadline: January (check program website for specific date)

  • DAAD RISE Professional

    DAAD RISE Professional
    Summer research internship in the STEM fields with doctoral students at top German universities; for graduate students or those who have already completed a DAAD RISE internship. €650-1000 monthly stipend (depending on degree-level of applicant), €800 for travel expenses, €150 travel for scholarship meeting, insurance. Also up to max €500 for 80% of course fees to attend a language course in Germany. Minimum GPA: 3.0
    Award suitable for: Alumni
    Application Deadline: January (check program website for specific date)
     

  • DAAD Study and Internship Program (SIP)

     DAAD Study and Internship Program (SIP)
    Offers both short and long term (one-year) opportunities to study and intern in Germany. 650€ per month for living expenses and a monthly contribution to cover health and accident liability insurance; 850€ contribution to travel expenses.  Minimum GPA: 3.0
    Award suitable for: Juniors, Seniors 
    Application Deadline: February (check program website for specific date)
     

  • DAAD University Summer Course Grant

    DAAD University Summer Course Grant
    Scholarship for a variety of 3-4 week summer courses at German universities. €850 for courses covering a minimum of 3 weeks, which covers tuition, room, and board in whole or in part. Also, a €300-450 travel subsidy is provided. Minimum GPA: 3.0
    Award suitable for: Juniors, Seniors
    Application Deadline: Mid-December (check program website for specific date) 
     

  • Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

    Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
    This need-based award provides grants to students who are able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement for peace and justice on the campus and in the community. Award amount is up to $10,000. Minimum GPA: 3.0
    Award suitable for: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Alumni
    Application Deadline: Check program website for specific date)
     

  • Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Grad Fellowships

    Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Grad Fellowships
    Highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported STEM disciplines. Three years of support, including full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend (minimum $30,500), and up to $1000 in medical insurance.  Minimum GPA: 3.0
    Award suitable for: Alumni
    Application Deadline: December (check program website for specific date)
     

  • Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

    Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
    DOE CSGF provides a yearly stipend ($36,000), payment of full tuition and fees, an academic allowance, and a twelve-week practicum experience for up to four years to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing.
    Award suitable for: Alumni
    Application Deadline: January – Check program website for specific date
     

  • Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship

    Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship
    The DOE NNSA SSGF program provides fellows:- A $36,000 yearly stipend.
    - Payment of full tuition and required fees during the appointment period at any accredited U.S. university.
    - An annual $1,000 academic allowance for research or professional development expenses
    - A term of up to four years, subject to annual renewal.
    - Participation in an annual DOE NNSA SSGF program review, with related travel expenses reimbursed.
    - A 12-week research practicum at one of DOE's national defense laboratories.
    - Augmented stipend during the practicum.
    Award suitable for: Seniors
    Application Deadline: January (check program website for specific date)
     

  • Department of Energy Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

    Department of Energy Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
    The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) administers a broad range of internships, scholarships, fellowships and research experiences. These programs are available to science and engineering students and educators at every academic level from K-12, to college students and postdocs, to university faculty members. Minimum GPA: 3.0
    Award suitable for: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Alumni
    Application Deadline: Deadlines Vary - (check program website for specific date)

  • Donald M.Payne International Development Fellowship

    Donald M.Payne International Development Fellowship
    The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service. See. 
    Award suitable for: Seniors, Alumni
    Application Deadline: Mid-January (check program website for specific date)

  • Erasmus Mundus

    Erasmus Mundus
    Sponsored by the European Union, Erasmus Mundus offers students scholarships to complete one of the many offered Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters and Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates. Tuition fees and participation costs (including insurance), travel cost contribution, installation cost contribution, and monthly allowance. Minimum GPA: 3.5
    Award suitable for: Alumni
    Application Deadline: Deadlines Vary (check program website for specific date)
     

  • Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities

    Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities
    Provides support to students for pursuing a graduate degree in the humanities at the University of Oxford. Full tuition and fees, living stipend (approx. £13,500), and access to Ertegun House.
    Award suitable for: Alumni
    Application Deadline: Mid to late January (check program website for specific date)

  • Father James B. Macelwane Annual Award in Meteorology

    Father James B. Macelwane Annual Award in Meteorology
    Student paper contest provides travel support and stipend for undergraduate students interested in the atmospheric sciences. One-year stipend of $1,000, and partial travel support to the AMS Annual Meeting.
    Award suitable for: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Alumni 
    Application Deadline: Mid-June (check program website for specific date)
     

  • Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship, Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions

    Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship, Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions
    Provides scholarships for financially challenged students to fund 100 percent of program fees and travel costs to participate in a summer study abroad program designed to enhance their leadership and intercultural skills in one of three locations: London, England (summer 2017); Cape Town, South Africa (summer 2018); and Seoul, South Korea (summer 2019). The CMSI will award the study abroad scholarships annually based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement, and nominations from students’ MSI presidents.  10 awards annually.
    Award suitable for: Sophomores, Juniors
    Campus Endorsement Deadline: Sept. 1, 2016
    Application Deadline: October (check program website for specific date)
     

  • Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

    Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
    Predoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition to individuals who, 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 predoctoral fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.
    Award suitable for: Seniors, Alumni 
    Application Deadline: Mid-November (check program website for specific date)
     

  • Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship

    Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship
    Available for undergraduate or graduate students preparing for a career in state and local government finance. This award is funded by the Government Finance Officers Association. Each recipient receives a $5,000 award.     
    Award suitable for: Juniors, Seniors, Alumni
    Application Deadline: Late February (check program website for specific date)
     

  • GEM National Consortium

    GEM National Consortium 
    Offers opportunities for underrepresented minority students to obtain MS degrees in engineering and Ph.D. degrees in engineering and the natural and physical sciences through a program of paid summer internships and graduate financial assistance. Tuition, fees, and $16,000 stipend. Includes summer internship with industry sponsor. Minimum GPA: 2.8
    Award suitable for: Alumni
    Application Deadline: November – Check program website for specific date
     

  • Women Techmakers Scholars Program (formerly Google Anita Borg Scholarship)

    Women Techmakers Scholars Program

    This scholarship features a $10,000 scholarship based on academic performance, leadership, and impact on the community of women in tech; and retreat to connect with scholars,
    Award suitable for: Alumni
    Application Deadline: Early December

  • HACU National Internship Program (HNIP)

    HACU National Internship Program (HNIP)
    HNIP matches a student's career interests, educational background, and previous work or volunteer experience with the needs and demands of federal and corporate partners. Students receive paid round-trip airfare, housing arrangement assistance, emergency medical insurance, a weekly stipend, and most attend an internship orientation in Washington, D.C.
    Award suitable for: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
    Application Deadline: November – Check program website for specific date.
     

  • Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

    Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
    Provides recent college and graduate school alumni with a six to nine-month experience in Washington as a full-time junior staff member. Fellows work with nonprofit and public-interest organizations. Includes a $3,100 monthly salary and a $1,000 professional development budget.
    Award suitable for: Seniors
    Application Deadline: January – Check program website for specific date.

  • Hertz Foundation Fellowship

    Hertz Foundation Fellowship
    The Hertz Foundation supports graduate students working toward a Ph.D. in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences.  The foundation does not support study in pursuit of an M.D. or work in descriptive biology, although it may support the Ph.D. portion of a joint M.D./Ph.D. study program.  The Graduate Fellowship Award consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a stipend.
    Award suitable for: Seniors
    Application Deadline: October – Check program website for specific date.
     

  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship Programs

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship Programs
    Provides funding for undergraduate and graduate students of Hispanic heritage.
    Award suitable for: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, 
    Application Deadline: Deadline varies depending on scholarship (check program website for specific date)

  • Humanity in Action Fellowship

    Humanity in Action Fellowship
    Humanity in Action Fellows participate in an annual month-long human rights fellowship program held each summer in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris or Warsaw
    Award suitable for: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Alumni
    Application Deadline: January (check program website for specific date)
     

  • International Dissertation Research Fellowship

    International Dissertation Research Fellowship
    The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics.
    Award suitable for: Alumni
    Application Deadline: Check program website for specific date

  • James Madison Memorial Fellowship

    James Madison Memorial Fellowship
    The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year.
    Award suitable for: Seniors
    Application Deadline: Marc – Check program website for specific date.
     

  • Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program

    Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
    Awards fellowships based on academic achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise to students pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.
    Award suitable for: Alumni
    Application Deadline: September – Check program website for specific date.

  • John Lewis Fellowship

    John Lewis Fellowship
    Humanity in Action will bring together a group of 30 American and European university students and recent graduates for an intensive program about diversity and civil rights in America.  The program honors Congressman John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement.
    Award suitable for: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Alumni
    Application Deadline: Mid-January 2016 (Specific date TBA, please check program website)
     

  • Josephine De Karman Fellowship

    Josephine De Karman Fellowship
    Offers $25,000 undergraduate fellowships for outstanding students pursuing original research
    Award suitable for: Seniors
    Application Deadline: January – Check program website for specific date.
     

  • Knight-Hennesy Scholars

    Knight-Hennesy Scholars
    Offers full funding (tuition and fees, living stipend, travel expenses) to pursue a JD, MA. MBA, MD, MFA, MS, or PhD at Stanford University. The program seeks students who are innovative thinkers, ambitious, and have strong leadership skills.
    Award suitable for: Seniors
    Application Deadline: Check program website for specific date.
     

  • (UCR) Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

    Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship
    The purpose of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program is to help to diversify college and university faculty by mentoring and preparing undergraduates for graduate school and academic positions in selected humanities, science and social science disciplines.  The program provides stipends, faculty mentorship, GRE preparation, and up to $10,000 in repayment of undergraduate loans for Fellows who matriculate into a Ph.D. program in a Mellon-approved discipline within three years (or 39 months) of graduating from UCR.
    Award suitable for: Sophomores
    Application Deadline: Check program website for specific date. 
     

  • Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows

    Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows
    The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program provides a 5-week residential experience that is designed to create the next generation of our nation's top leaders.  All disciplines are welcomed, students will learn from the top corporate, military, government and non-profit leaders in the nation.  This select, small cohort of rising college juniors will engage in dynamic academic workshops, experiential activities, and a capstone project that fully utilizes the rich resources of Washington, D.C., the nation’s newest presidential library, and the famous estate of America’s first president. 
    Award suitable for: Juniors
    Application Deadline: February (check program website for specific date)
     

  • National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship

    National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship
    National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships are awarded to applicants who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering and will pursue a doctoral degree in one of the following disciplines: 
    - Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
    - Biosciences
    - Chemical Engineering
    - Chemistry
    - Civil Engineering
    - Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
    - Computer and Computational Sciences 
    - Electrical Engineering
    - Geosciences
    - Materials Science and Engineering
    - Mathematics
    - Mechanical Engineering
    - Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
    - Oceanography
    - Physics 
    Award suitable for: Senior, Alumni
    Application Deadline: Check program website for specific date

  • National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

    National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
    The NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers.  The program is based on the British system in which students perform doctoral research without required formal courses other than those which students choose to take in relationship to their own interests.  Students selected for admission to the program have already developed a sophisticated scientific background by having engaged in research as undergraduates.
    Award suitable for: Senior, Alumni
    Application Deadline: Check program website for specific date.
     

  • NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

    NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships up to $20,000 per year to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. In addition to scholarship support the program offers paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. 
    Award suitable for: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Alumni
    Application Deadline: March - Check program website for specific date.
     

  • National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship

    National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship
    A fellowship for STEM students that provides full tuition and fees, an annual $20,000 expense allowance, one or two paid internships, and a mentor from a sponsoring agency for up to 6 years.
    Award suitable for: 
    Application Deadline: December – Check program website for specific date.
     

  • Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

    Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
    The Fellowship invests in the education of New Americans who show great promise of making special contribution to the American of the future.  Each award is worth up to $90,000 (up to $25,000/year stipend; up to $20,000/year tuition support). Awards support up to two years of full-time graduate study in any field, including the visual and performing arts, and at any graduate degree-granting institution in the United States. 2015 Award Recipients
    Award suitable for: Senior, Alumni
    Application Deadline: November (Check website for details)
     

  • Peace Corps

    Peace Corps
    The Peace Corps is an independent agency within the federal government, founded by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, that sends volunteers to over 60 countries around the world for a 27 month commitment of service.  Volunteers serve in one of six program sectors: Agriculture, Community Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health, and Youth in Development.  Peace Corps Volunteers provide technical assistance to countries that request it.
    Award suitable for: Senior, Alumni
    Application Deadline: Check program website for specific date
     

  • Presidential Management Fellows Program

    Presidential Management Fellows Program
    The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program seeks eligible individuals for selection as Finalists to obtain appointments as PMFs in the Federal Government. Presidential Management Fellows are assigned to work in a broad range of areas including public policy and administration, domestic and international issues, information technology, acquisition, human resources, engineering, health and medical sciences, financial management, and many other fields in support of public service programs.
    Award suitable for: Senior
    Application Deadline: Deadline varies - see website for specific dates.
     

  • Project Global Officer

    Project Global Officer
    Project GO is a collaborative initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities for ROTC students.  Project GO programs focus exclusively on the languages and countries of the Middle East, Asia, Central Asia, and Africa.
    Award suitable for: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Alumni
    Application Deadline: Deadline varies by program - see website for specific dates.
     

  • RISE Grad Prep Academy

    RISE Grad Prep Acdemy


     This program includes a four-day visit to the University of Pennsylvania. During the visit in November, the selected scholars will learn about applying to and succeeding in graduate school; meet faculty and hear about their research projects; interact with graduate students and alumni; and tour Philadelphia. Participants will be funded to take a four-week Kaplan course valued at $1,200 to prepare for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Additionally, each Academy participant will be paired with a current male Ph.D. student of color who will offer mentoring throughout the graduate school application process, feedback on essays and other application materials, and advice on where to apply and ultimately enroll. The goal of the program is to support the participants in enrolling in highly selective graduate programs at top research universities immediately upon completion of their bachelor’s degrees.
    Award suitable for: Junior Native American, Black, Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander men.
    Application Deadline:  October (Check program website for specific date)
     

  • Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

    Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
    The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that offers 15 accomplished Americans the opportunity to complete a comprehensive professional development program in Germany.
    Award suitable for: Alumni
    Application Deadline: November (check program website for specific date) 

  • Teach For America

    Teach For America
    Individuals from all backgrounds, majors, and professional experiences who have what it takes to excel as teachers and improve the quality of education for children growing up in low-income communities. Teach for America corps members commit to teach for two years in low-income communities, then go on as alumni to lead efforts to change the face of public education.
    Award suitable for: Senior, Alumni
    Application Deadline: Check program website for deadlines.
     

  • Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program

    Cornell Medical College
    The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program is designed to give 25 premedical students deeper insights into the field of medicine, including issues that greatly affect the health of traditionally under-served groups.  Applicants should be declared premed students in their junior year.
    Award suitable for: Juniors
    Application Deadline: Please check website for specific date


     

  • US - Japan Bridging Scholarships

    Bridging Scholarships
    Offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year (i.e. Fall and Spring). Time spent studying in Japan must earn credit that will transfer to a student's home institution.
    Award suitable for: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
    Application Deadlines: Fall Deadline: October, Spring Deadline: Early April (check program website for specific dates)
     

  • Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program

    Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program
    One male and one female student-athlete are annually awarded a postgraduate scholarship in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and potential for success in postgraduate study.  It is intended that a Byers Scholar will be recognized as one who has combined the best elements of mind and body to achieve national distinction for his or her achievements, and promises to be a future leader in his or her chosen field of career service.
    Award suitable for: Seniors, Alumni
    Application Deadline: January (check program website for specific date)
     

  • Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

    Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship
    The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields - science, technology, engineering, and mathematics - into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey.  Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields.  
    Award suitable for: Seniors, Alumni
    Application Deadline: Round 1: October - Round 2: November - Round 3: January (check program website for specific date)

  • Yenching Academy Scholarship

    Yenching Academy Scholarship
    The Yenching Academy of Peking University offers full fellowships for top students from around the world to pursue an intensive program of interdisciplinary classroom and field study - in English - of Chinese history and culture, as well as real-time issues in China's development, leading to a Master's in China Studies. 
    Award suitable for: Senior, Alumni
    Application Deadline: Please visit website for specific date