There are unnumerable fellowship opportunities available to MU students. Some are large programs that fellowships advisers work with frequently. You can find the subset of those on our core fellowships page.
Other fellowships are smaller or more niche, but that doesn’t mean they are less valuable. You can find, as well as our core fellowships, in the database below.
It’s important to know that there is no single fellowship database that is complete. This is merely one among many. Other good databases can be found through the University of Illinois and Arizona State University.
Kanders Churchill Scholarship in Science Policy
As stated on the Churchill Scholarship website, “the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States launched the Kanders Churchill Scholarship in Science Policy in 2017, for attendance at Churchill College, University of Cambridge. The Kanders Churchill Scholarship was created to address the growing divide between science and science policy.”
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program brings together a multidisciplinary cohort of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. Scholars may pursue graduate degrees in any of Stanford’s 125+ graduate degree programs.
Marshall Scholarships provide financial support for young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level in the UK in any field of study. The Marshall Scholarship requires applicants to have an endorsement from the University of Missouri.
Intended to familiarize and connect the next generation of American leadership with the island of Ireland. The US-Ireland Alliance sponsors a competitive, national scholarship for graduate study by American citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 at institutions of higher learning on the island of Ireland. The Mitchell Scholarship requires candidates who are undergraduates at the time of submitting an application to have an endorsement from the University of Missouri.
Payne International Development Fellowship Program
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people’s compassion and support of human dignity.
Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship
The program seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. Each successful candidate is obligated to a minimum of three years’ service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer.
PPIA Junior Summer Institute
The PPIA Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship Program is a rigorous academic preparation program for undergraduate juniors committed to graduate study and public service careers.
Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program
This program aims to prepare students for careers in the U.S. Foreign Service. Minority and low-income students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in international studies, public policy, public administration, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, or communication are encouraged to apply. Fellows are expected to pass the Foreign Service exam upon completing their graduate program and will be receive appointments around the world as Foreign Service Officers.
Rhodes Trust Scholarship
The Rhodes Scholarship is for U.S. citizens or international students under the age of 24 who are graduating seniors, graduate/professional students, or recent graduates. The Rhodes Scholarship funds graduate study at the University of Oxford in England. The U.S. competition for the Rhodes Scholarship is only open to U.S. citizens, lawful US Permanent Residents, and DACA recipients. There are other award opportunities for international students, including the Rhodes Global Scholarship. The Rhodes Scholarship requires candidates to have an endorsement from the University of Missouri.
Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award is in memory of the former CEO of National Grid, Samuel Huntington. He was deeply interested in public service and taught in Nigeria before attending law school in the US. This award is designed for students who share the same passion for public service.