Students are encouraged to refer also to the Fellowships by deadline page.
Click on the name of the fellowship to go to the fellowship agency's website.
Remember to apply for a FIG!
Fellowships by type:
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
This award provides financial support to graduating seniors in virtually all fields for one year of research or teaching in a foreign country.
Boren Scholarships (for undergraduates) and Boren Fellowships (for graduate students)
Boren Scholarships support students to study abroad in countries deemed critical to U.S. national security and which are currently underrepresented in study abroad. Graduate international fellowships support students to study abroad during enrollment in a graduate degree program in an accredited US institution. All fellowships include formal study of a modern language other than English.
Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman offers awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
Critical Language Scholarships
Graduating seniors and enrolled graduate students can apply for these fully-funded intensive summer immersion language programs, which currently focus on the following languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punkabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.
This award provides tuition and a stipend for study at Oxford University based on academic performance and leadership, often demonstrated in athletics.
This two-year scholarship is for graduate study at selected universities in Great Britain and is open only to United States citizens.
George J. Mitchell Fellowship
This award provides tuition, housing, a $12,000 living expenses stipend and international travel. The Mitchell Scholar may study any academic discipline offered in a degree or certificate program at an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland.
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
This scholarship supports an academic year of study abroad, during which time the recipient is enrolled in college coursework and, in coordination with the local Rotary club, makes a small number of presentations and appearances that depict his or her home country.
CIC American Graduate Fellowships
This fellowship supports doctoral study in the humanities by accomplished graduates of small and mid-sized private liberal arts colleges, to attend selected research universities in the U.S., Great Britain, and Ireland. Eligible fields of study include history, philosophy, literature and languages, and fine arts.
Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Program
This program supports seniors and recent graduates planning to attend graduate school for the first time, with a focus on outstanding individuals with financial need.
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award
This award supports students pursuing graduate studies in the applied physical sciences (including applications of the physical sciences in modern biological research) to be carried out at one of 45 tenable schools.
James Madison Fellowship
This award supports students for graduate study in history or political science who wish to teach in high school, with an emphasis on the U.S. Constitution.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowships are awarded for graduate study in the mathematical, physical, biological, behavioral and social sciences; engineering; the history of science and the philosophy of science; and for research-based Ph.D. degrees in science education.
This award provides tuition and a stipend for periods of undergraduate and graduate study, including law school for applicants who demonstrate a commitment to public service, past and future.
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
The purpose of this award is to alleviate a shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers. Sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply for their junior and senior years.
This award supports students interested in public service, particularly in the area of protection of our nation's natural resources. Two separate groups are eligible: 1) college sophomores or juniors who study the environment and related fields; and 2) Native American and Alaska Native students who are college sophomores or juniors and study fields related to health care or tribal public policy.
Diversifying Faculty in Illinois (DFI)
These awards are for prospective or current graduate students from underrepresented groups, providing funding to complete a graduate degree in exchaneg for service in the State of Illinois higher education system.
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
These awards (predoctoral, dissertation, and post-doctoral levels) seek to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships
These awards are for both undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaskan native group.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
This fund includes several scholarships awarded to Hispanic undergraduate students based on academic merit and financial need.
Soros Fellowships for New Americans
These fellowships are for college seniors who intend to pursue graduate study, who are first-generation citizens of the United States. The award provides for tuition and livign expenses for up to $90,000 over two years.