Major Scholarships and Fellowships

Follow the links below to learn more about major national and international scholarship and fellowship programs, including eligibility, application procedures, deadlines, and award amounts. You also may download and print a quick reference summary of the information in this section, and find out when to begin the application process.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships (NSEP)
Undergraduate and graduate study abroad of languages, cultures, and world regions outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Undergraduate Scholarships deadline: February 5, 2014 (campus deadline: January 7, 2014)
Graduate Fellowships deadline: January 28, 2014 (campus deadline: January 7, 2014)

DAAD Scholarships
Study or research in Germany in any field. Various scholarship opportunities are available to both graduates and undergraduates.
Deadline: Varies by scholarship program
Major graduate study deadlines: November 1 and 15, 2013
Major undergraduate study deadlines: January 31, 2014

Fulbright Program
Study, research, or teach English abroad (beyond the bachelor's degree) in any field to increase cross-cultural understanding. Recipients usually plan their own program of study.
Deadline: October 15, 2013 (campus deadline: September 16, 2013)

Gates Cambridge Scholarships
One to four years of study at Cambridge University, beyond a first bachelor's degree, to improve the lives of the world's citizens.
Deadline: October 16, 2013

Gilman Scholarships
Supports study abroad for undergraduate students receiving Federal Pell Grants.
Deadlines: October 1, 2013, and March 5, 2014

Goldwater Scholarships
Undergraduate study aimed at a career in science, math, or engineering.
Deadline: Late January 2014 (campus deadline: December 9, 2013)

Madison Fellowships
Master's level study for individuals who plan to teach American history, American government, and/or social studies in grades 7-12.
Deadline: March 1, 2014

Marshall Scholarships
Undergraduate and graduate study in any discipline at a university in the United Kingdom.
Deadline: October 4, 2013 (campus deadline: August 26, 2013)
Pre-application for 2013 competition: May 3, 2013

Mitchell Scholarships
Graduate study in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Deadline: October 1, 2013 (campus deadline: August 26, 2013)
Pre-application for 2013 competition: May 3, 2013

National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowships
Graduate research in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences. For women, also graduate research in engineering or computer and information science and engineering.
Deadline: Early November (varies by discipline)

Rhodes Scholarships
Graduate study at Oxford University.
Deadline: October 2, 2013 (campus deadline: August 26, 2013)
Pre-application for 2013 competition: May 3, 2013

Rotary Scholarships
Graduate study abroad to address issus confronting developing nations and world peace.
Global Ambassadorial Scholarship local club deadline: mid-January

Soros Fellowships
Graduate study by immigrants or first-generation Americans.
Deadline: November 9, 2013

Truman Scholarships
Graduate study leading to a career in government, education, the nonprofit sector, or the public interest/advocacy sector with the aim of improving the conditions of society.
Deadline: Early February 2014 (campus deadline: January 7, 2014)

Udall Scholarships
Undergraduate study leading to a career related to the environment, Native American health care, or tribal public policy.
Deadline: Late February 2014 (campus deadline: January 31, 2014)