Nationally Competitive Scholarships
Boren Scholarships allow U.S. undergraduate students to study less-commonly-taught languages in the context of international study abroad. These scholarships are available to undergraduate students and are applicable to a variety of world regions. Awards include funds up to $20,000 for study.
Boren Fellowships encourage the same kind of language immersion study for U.S. graduate students. Boren Awards are also valid for nearly every world region and provide support up to $30,000 for language study.
Critical Language Scholarships
The Council of American Overseas Research Centers sponsors scholarships for intensive study of a critical language in a city abroad. Languages include Arabic, Bangla, Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu, Azerbaijani, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, and Russian. All costs, including travel and orientation, are covered by the program sponsors for this 7 to 10 week summer experience.
J. William Fulbright Scholarships enable students to spend a year studying, researching or teaching abroad in one of more than 100 countries. In general, transportation, living expenses, language training, and tuition are covered: details vary by country. Senior and graduate students who do not yet hold a doctorate degree are eligible to apply.
The Institute for International Education also manages the newly-created the Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program (FINIP), funded by the Freeman Foundation, which aims to develop student leaders and strengthen the nonprofit sector in Indonesia. IIE will select and pair 10 Indonesian students pursuing U.S. degrees with 10 U.S. undergraduates and arrange internships for them to work together in an Indonesian nonprofit organization.
Gates Scholarships award full tuition and fees, travel, and living expenses for students who are interested in pursuing one and two-year undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Cambridge. Seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply.
The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides students grant funding for study abroad. The goal of the Gilman Program is to prepare students for a role in the changing global economy. Scholarhips are awarded as funds up to $5,000; additional funds for Critical Language Study are available up to $3,000. Financial need is a consideration for applications.
Barry Goldwater Scholarships provide up to $7,500 for tuition, fees, books, room and board to students who intend to pursue a career in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering. Sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.
The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships are available to students pursuing a Ph.D. degree or students who are planning on Ph.D. work in the future. Applicants are selected based on merit, not financial need, and may select from two fellowship options. The Foundation’s first option includes full tuition funding and a 9 month $28,000 stipend for up to 5 years. The Foundation’s second option allows students to accept a 3 year fellowship from another source and includes full tuition funding and a 9 month $33,000 stipend.
George C. Marshall Scholarships provide tuition and personal stipends to students to pursue a graduate degree in any field at any British college or university for two years. Seniors and graduate students with at least a cumulative GPA of 3.7 (after the freshman year) are eligible to apply.
George Mitchell Scholarships award full tuition, travel, and personal stipends for one year to students wishing to pursue graduate study in any field in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Seniors and graduate students, no older than 30, are eligible to apply.
National Defense Fellowships
The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship is a program designed for students who will pursue a doctoral degree in fields such as biosciences, engineering, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, naval architecture, physics, and other related fields. The Department of Defense pay fellows’ full tuition and fees, and will provide an approximately $30,000 stipend each year of study.
NSF Research Fellowships
The National Science Foundation Provides graduate research fellowships for students enrolled for doctoral or masters work in science, mathematics, and engineering programs. Fellows will receive a $30,000 stipend for 12 month tenures, and a cost-of-attendance allowance of $10,500 per tenure. Fellowships are renewable for 3 tenure years.
NSEP Flagship Language Fellowship
The NSEP National Flagship Language Program Fellowship is a two-year award that addresses the need for study in languages urgent for national security. Languages include Arabic, Mandarin, Persian, Korean, and Russian. The Fellowship pays for students’ participation in the two-year Flagship Language Program, and stipends are based on the location of individual placement for language learning. Applicants must have a minimal proficiency in one of the languages of the program.
Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships fund students who are interested in pursuing a foreign service career with the U.S. Department of State. Fellows are selected their junior year of college, and receive up to $40,000 annually for actual expenses for the senior year of college and the first year of graduate study.
The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship are similar to the undergraduate fellowship and fund the first and second years of graduate study for fellows. This funding is to help cover tuition costs first then room and board, books, laboratory fees and one round- trip ticket per academic year between the Fellow’s residence and the academic institution, pending availability of funds.
One of the nation’s most prestigious awards, Rhodes Scholarships fund tuition, travel, and living expenses for up to three years of undergraduate or graduate study in any field at the University of Oxford. Seniors and graduate students, no older than 24, are eligible to apply.
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships are open to individuals who retain a sense of commitment to their country of origin, but also who regard the U.S. as their country of primary residence. Students must show the relevance of graduate education to their long-term goals. Fellows will receive a $20,000 grant and a tuition grant of one-half the graduate tuition of a U.S. graduate program.
Harry S. Truman Scholarships recognize students who excel academically and are committed to careers in public service, broadly defined. Scholarships provide $30,000 in funding for graduate study in any field. Juniors are eligible to apply.
Morris K. Udall Scholarships provide up to $5,000 for tuition and expenses to students majoring in fields related to the environment, as well as Native American or Alaskan Native students pursuing health care or tribal policy. Juniors and seniors are eligible to apply.