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Major Competitive Scholarships & Fellowships


Provides recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master’s and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Recipients plan year-long programs, which may include university coursework, independent research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, or special projects in the social or life sciences. Also includes opportunities to teach English in non-English speaking countries.


Gates Cambridge

Supports either postgraduate study or a second bachelor’s degree at Cambridge University (UK).  It is anticipated that Gates Cambridge Scholars will become leaders in helping to address global problems related to health, equity, technology, and learning – areas in which  the Bill and Melinda Gates  Foundation has particular interest.



Provides a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships of up to $7,500 to college students who intend to pursue graduate degrees and research careers in these fields.  Sophomores may apply for two-year awards for undergraduate study and juniors may apply for one-year awards.

Campus representative: Dr. Michelle Bunagan, Chemistry Biology Department, x2183,



Fellowships for graduate study at the master’s level of the principles, framing, and history of the U.S. Constitution for teachers of American history, American government, and social studies in grades 7-12 and for college seniors and college graduates who plan to become secondary school teachers of these subjects.

Campus representative: Dr. Daryl Fair, Political Science Department, x2745,

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Brings to the United Kingdom for two years of graduate study intellectually distinguished young Americans who will one day become leaders, opinion formers and decision makers in their own country.

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National Science Foundation

Three-year graduate fellowships for study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees in science, mathematics, and engineering. Other eligible fields include: computer science, psychology (including cognitive, neuroscience, developmental, experimental, industrial/organizational, perception, personality, quantitative, and social), sociology, anthropology, and political science.  Includes Women in Engineering and Computer and Information Science awards.


Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Fellowships for up to two years of graduate study are made to “new Americans” in the following categories:  1) a resident aliens (i.e., holders of a Green Card); 2) a naturalized U.S. citizen; or 3) a child of two parents who are both naturalized U.S. citizens.   Fellowships provide a maintenance grant of $20,000 and a tuition grant of one-half of the tuition cost of a U.S. graduate program.  Study may be in any professional field or any scholarly discipline in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Fine and Performing Arts.



Two-year scholarships for graduate study at Oxford University. Intellectual distinction is a necessary but not a sufficient condition; candidates also must show excellence in qualities of mind and in qualities of person which, in combination, offer the promise of effective service to the world in the decades ahead.



Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships can support:  1) one year of study abroad; 2) two years of degree-oriented study in another country; or 3) three months of intensive language study and cultural immersion. The primary objective is “to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries.”



For students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and wish to attend graduate or professional school to help prepare for their careers. To be used for the senior year of college and up to three years of graduate study.



One-year scholarships for undergraduates who intend to pursue careers related to the environment and to Native American and Alaska Native undergraduate students who intend to pursue careers in health care and tribal public policy.

Campus representative: Dr. Janet Morrison, Biology Department, x 3091,


Last updated:  July, 2013