Boren Fellowships

Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program provides an opportunity for 8-10 students who desire careers in international affairs to have a substantive one-year working experience in Washington, D.C. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to Associates working on Carnegie Endowment programs, which are divided into the following topic areas: Democracy, Nuclear Policy, Energy & Climate, Economics, Middle East, South Asia, Asia, and Russian/Eurasia. Must be nominated by a participating institution. Deadline is mid-January.

CIC Davies-Jackson Scholarship

The CIC Davies-Jackson Scholarship provides a unique opportunity for graduating college seniors with exceptional academic records, and who are among the first in their families to graduate from college, to participate in a course of study at St. John's College, University of Cambridge. It is a full two-year scholarship valued at approximately $50,000. The scholarship has been offered annually since 1996 and is administered by the Council of Independent Colleges. Applications are accepted for study in the following subjects: Archeology and Anthropology; Classics; Economics; English; Geography; History; History of Art; Modern and Medieval Languages; Music; Philosophy; and Social and Political Sciences.

Deadline is early November. Applications are reviewed by a ten-person U.S. Selection Committee and the most promising applications are forwarded to Cambridge in December to be reviewed by admissions tutors of the respective subject matter. If you have any questions or comments about the Davies-Jackson Scholarship, please contact Stephen Gibson, CIC's director of programs, at or (202) 466-7230.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award of up to $50,000 per year for up to three years is awarded to college seniors and recent graduates with significant financial need who will pursue a graduate or professional degree in the visual arts, performing arts, or creative writing. To be eligible, candidates must be nominated by the faculty representative at their undergraduate institutions. Applicants should first contact Prof. Saundra Morris. Applications are due to Prof. Morris preferably in early October. Phase two of the process spans January and February. In 2013, the Foundation will select up to 15 recipients for this award. The award provides funding for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books. Scholarship amounts vary based on several factors, including cost at the institution each recipient attends and other grants and scholarships the student receives.

Selection criteria: A review panel of distinguished artists, arts faculty, and university administrators select Scholars using criteria including artistic or creative merit, academic achievement, financial need, desire to engage in and contribute to the world, self-confidence, and resilience. Applicants must be planning to pursue a career as a practicing artist to be eligible for this award.

The Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship is offered to select students who have received undergraduate scholarships from the Foundation.

DAAD-Graduate Scholarships

DAAD-Graduate Study Scholarships fund independent study or a master's degree at a German university. Research grants fund doctoral degrees or a term of research at a German university for PhD candidates. Applicants are expected to have a well-defined study or research project that makes a stay in Germany essential. Preference will be given to applicants who have either been admitted to a German host institution for the desired degree course or can prove that they have established contact with a host institution. Applicants in the arts, humanities and social sciences should have a very good command of German. Graduate study scholarships are granted for one academic year (10 months) with the possibility of a one-year extension for students in Master's degree programs to complete a full degree course in Germany. Bucknell is not a participating institution, so application must be made directly through the New York Office. Deadline is early-November.

Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship offers three years of support for study in any PhD program that is not in a field of professional practice. Candidates must intend to teach at the college or university level and be US citizens. The stipend is currently $20,000 per year, plus travel to a Ford Fellows conference. Anyone can apply, although the program views as a positive factor people from the following backgrounds that they consider underrepresented in the American professoriate: Alaska Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian/Micronesian), Puerto Ricans. Deadline is mid-November.

The Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program is designed to give recent bachelor's graduates opportunities for personal development and international experience abroad. Grantees plan their own programs. Projects may include university course work, independent library or field research, or special projects. Full grants for one year are available as are travel grants to a limited number of countries. Eligibility is limited to US citizens, proficiency in the language of the host country, and a superior academic record (3.7 or higher). Awards granted to U.S. graduating seniors, graduate students and alumni in nearly all fields and disciplines, including the sciences, professional fields, and the creative and performing arts. Funds an academic year of research and study, or teaching assistant positions in one of more than 140 countries worldwide. This is an on-campus application process. Deadline is mid-October.

The Gates-Cambridge Trust

Established in 2000, the Gates Cambridge Trust creates in perpetuity an international scholarship program to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge. The Trustees are required to award scholarships on the basis of a person's intellectual ability, leadership capacity and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others. The Foundation's mission is to increase opportunity and equity for those most in need, particularly in the areas of health and education, often through the use of science and technology. Deadline is mid-October.

Hertz Foundation

The Hertz Foundation's Graduate Fellowship award provides grants for postgraduate fellowships leading to the award of the Ph.D. degree in the applied physical and engineering sciences, as well as quantitative aspects of modern biology. Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America. Fellowships are granted to applicants of exceptional competence exhibiting essential ingredients of future professional accomplishment and future professional success. The Fellowship consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend of $31,000/9-months, renewable annually (upon showing satisfactory progress toward receipt of the Ph.D. degree) for a total Fellowship tenure of no more than five years (other options are available). Deadline is early November.

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation annually awards at least one graduate-level fellowship in every state. James Madison Junior Fellowships are available to college seniors who are preparing to become secondary school teachers of history, government, and social studies. The Foundation also offers Senior Fellowships to in-service teachers of these subjects who desire to earn a master's degree. Fellowships offer up to $24,000 in financial support. Deadline is early March.

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

KSTF Teaching Fellows are young men and women who have received a bachelor's or advanced degree in science, engineering or mathematics and are committed to teaching high school science and/or mathematics in U.S. schools. The fellowship supports them professionally and financially for up to five years through a teacher preparation program to eligibility for tenure. Deadline is early January.

Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Scholarships are given for up to three years of graduate study in a British university. Bucknell has sponsored three successful candidates in recent years. Candidates are selected because of potential in scholarship and research, social commitment, writing and speaking skills, and leadership. Certain requirements apply, including a 3.7 GPA for work undertaken after the first year of undergraduate work. A gift of the United Kingdom to the people of the United States in honor of the work of George C. Marshall in restoring Europe and the UK after World War II, Marshalls are among the most prestigious of academic awards. It is essential that potential applicants contact the Marshall Advisor not later than the beginning of the spring semester (for application the following October.) Deadline is early October.

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship has been established by the US-Ireland Alliance to promote graduate study and/or research at the seven universities in the Republic of Ireland and the two in Northern Ireland. The scholarship covers one academic year of graduate study, and includes tuition, lodging, a stipend of approximately $15,000, assistance with trans-Atlantic travel expenses, and a stipend for local travel. The application process includes an expenses-paid interview for finalist candidates in Washington, DC. Deadline is early October; an on-campus interview is required.

NCER Fellowship Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships

The National Center for Environmental Research, a division of the Environmental Protection Agency, sponsors the Science to Achieve Results or STAR Program, which funds research grants and graduate fellowships in numerous environmental science and engineering disciplines through a competitive solicitation process and independent peer review. One of NCER's highest priorities is ensuring that we have an adequate and well-trained scientific workforce that can address tomorrow's complex environmental issues. To respond to this need, NCER supports several fellowship programs focusing on current and future environmental professionals. NCER receives approximately 2000-2500 proposals every year for its STAR research and graduate fellowship programs. Each year, STAR awards about 150 research grants and 125 graduate fellowships. NCER also makes awards under joint RFAs with partnering agencies. These grants and fellowships have been awarded to universities and non-profit research institutions in all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Deadline is late November.

National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship

The National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship Program is administered by the Department of Defense (DoD). Fellowships are awarded for study and research leading to doctoral degrees in fields important to national defense needs, including mathematical, physical, biological, cognitive, neural, and ocean and engineering sciences. DoD plans to award approximately 200 new three-year graduate fellowships in April 2013, subject to the availability of funds. The DoD will offer these fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. The NDSEG covers all tuition and fees and currently the first-year stipend is $30,500. While sponsored by the Department of Defense, fellows are not required or expected to sign up for military service. Deadline is mid-December.

National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

The NIH/UK Partnership provides funding to outstanding students pursuing graduate training in areas of biomedical research, leading to the Ph.D. from either Oxford or Cambridge University. This is a collaborative program between the UK universities and the National Institutes for Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Students spend 2 years at either Oxford or Cambridge and 2 years at the NIH working on a research project co-mentored by investigators at both institutions. While there is no formal coursework required for the degree, students have access to courses at both institutions. Students considering this program should have excellent preparation in the basic sciences and significant research experience, and be US citizens. The NIH/UK partnerships also has a program that leads to the MD/Ph.D. degree. The fellowship provides a $28,300 stipend, medical insurance, and travel allowances. Deadline is December 3.

National Science Foundation

NSF Graduate Fellowships offer recognition and three years of support for advanced study to approximately 1000 outstanding graduate students in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science and the philosophy of science, and to research-based PhD degrees in science education. Awards are also offered for Women in Engineering (WENG) and Women in Computer and Information Science (WICS). Applicants must be US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents. Offers a stipend of $32,000.

Rhodes Trust Scholarships

Rhodes Trust Scholarships extend over two years for study in Oxford and lead either to an Oxford BA or, as is increasingly the case, to an MPhil. They are open to all disciplines and are highly competitive. In addition to US citizens, The Rhodes is open to citizens of the following countries: Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica and Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, and Swaziland), Zambia and Zimbabwe. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.8 and must be physically active (though membership of a university team is no longer required). It is essential that potential applicants contact the Rhodes Advisor not later than the beginning of the spring semester (for application the following October). Deadline is early October.

Schwarzman Scholars

Enrolling the inaugural class in 2016, the Schwarzman Scholars program aims to give the world's best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master's Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing-one of China's most prestigious universities. Students will live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Studies. They will spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they will learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. Applications open in April.

Truman Foundation

The Truman Scholar Program provides up to $30,000 to college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in public service – for graduate or professional school in the U.S. or abroad. Limit four nominees per institution. Deadline is early February.