Deadlines

Truman Scholarship

Campus Deadline: Nov. 4, 2019

Juniors who demonstrate a commitment to a career in public service and being “change agents” are eligible to apply for the Truman Scholarship. The award provides $30,000 in funding to be used for graduate school and affiliation with the Truman Scholar alumni network.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

Priority Deadline: Oct. 9, 2019

Undergraduates and graduate students may apply for funding for overseas study in one of fifteen critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, or Urdu. Eligibility requirements vary by language.

Boren Scholarship

Campus Deadline: Jan. 14, 2020

Final Deadline: Feb. 5, 2020

Undergraduates who are U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for funding for a study abroad program in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. national security interests and underrepresented in study abroad. The primary aim of the Boren Scholarship is for its recipients to develop critical language skills that prepare them to complete at least one year of work in the federal government.

Boren Fellowship

Priority Deadline: Jan. 14, 2020

Final Deadline: Jan. 29, 2020

Graduating seniors and current graduate students who are U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for funding for a study abroad program in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. national security interests and underrepresented in study abroad. The primary aim of the Boren Fellowship is for its recipients to develop critical language skills that prepare them to complete at least one year of work in the federal government.

Rhodes Trust Scholarship

Campus Deadline: May 15, 2019

Final Deadline: Oct. 2, 2019

The Rhodes Scholarship is for U.S. citizens or non-citizens under the age of 24 who are graduating seniors, graduate/professional students, or graduate students. The Rhodes Scholarship funds two years of graduate study at the University of Oxford in England. The application deadline for non-U.S. citizens is earlier than the deadline for U.S. citizens.

Goldwater Scholarship

Campus Deadline: Nov. 4, 2019

Final Deadline: Jan. 31, 2020

The Goldwater Scholarship recognizes excellence in undergraduate research for students majoring in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Sophomores and juniors with at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply.

Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program

Priority Deadline: Aug. 15, 2019

Rangel Fellows receive funding for graduate school and direct placement into the State Department Foreign Service upon successful completion of the program and Foreign Service entry requirements. Rangel encourages applications from members of groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, graduating seniors, or college graduates with at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

Campus Deadline: Dec. 14, 2018

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current…

Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program

The Koch Summer Fellows Programs offers Fellows practical experience at public policy organizations to enhance their understanding of the market process and market-based solutions for…

Churchill Scholarship

Campus Deadline: Aug. 29, 2019

Final Deadline: Oct. 31, 2019

The Churchill Scholarship funds one year of graduate study in engineering, mathematics, and/or the sciences at the University of Cambridge.

Payne International Development Fellowship Program

Priority Deadline: Oct. 1, 2019

Final Deadline: Nov. 1, 2019

The Payne Fellowship seeks to attract young people who desire to pursue careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The award provides funding for a two-year graduate degree program and placement into the USAID Foreign Service upon successful completion of the Payne Program and USAID Foreign Service entry requirements.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship looks for U.S. and non-U.S. citizens who demonstrate outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, and a commitment to improving the lives of others. The scholarship funds graduate study at the University of Cambridge.

Marshall Scholarship

Campus Deadline: May 15, 2019

The Marshall Scholarship is for U.S. citizens with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.7. Seniors, graduate/professional students, and graduates within two years of their undergraduate graduation are eligible to apply. The Marshall Scholarship provides at least one year of funding for graduate study in the United Kingdom.

Udall Scholarship

Campus Deadline: Dec. 1, 2019

The Udall Scholarship awards $7,000 to 60 U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or U.S. permanent residents who are sophomores or juniors committed to a career related to the environment. The Scholarship also seeks applicants who are Native students interested in tribal policy or health care.

Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship

Priority Deadline: Aug. 15, 2019

The Pickering Fellowship provides the same award benefits and aims to attract the same type of applicants as the Rangel Fellowship: graduating students and college graduates from groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service. Like the Rangel Fellowship, Pickering Fellows receive funding for graduate school and direct placement into the Foreign Service upon successful completion of the program.

American Association for University Women Educational Funding & Awards

AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of…

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)

Managed by the Institute of International Education, Freeman Awards for Study in Asia provides scholarship for U.S. undergraduates who demonstrate financial need to study in…

German Chancellor Fellowship Program

Application Opens: March 15, 2018

Designed for young professionals, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Programme is targeted at university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation,…

Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life

The Sue Shear Institute holds the 21st Century Leadership Academy, which is a 5-day residential program held on the campus of the University of Missouri-…

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Priority Deadline: Aug. 29, 2019

Final Deadline: Oct. 9, 2019

The Knight-Hennessy program provides funding for U.S. and non-U.S. citizens who are seniors or have earned their undergraduate degree within the past four years to pursue graduate study at Stanford University. All applicants must apply directly to a graduate program at Stanford in addition to the Knight-Hennessy program.

Fulbright US Student Program

Campus Deadline: Sep. 2, 2019

Final Deadline: Oct. 8, 2019

U.S. citizens who are graduating seniors, graduate/professional students, or recent graduates (approximately within five years of graduation) are eligible to apply to study, conduct research, or teach English in one of 140+ countries.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Priority Deadline: Sep. 19, 2019

The NSF GRF provides three years of support for graduate study leading to a research-based master’s or doctoral degree in the sciences (including social sciences). Graduating seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students in the first or second year of their program are eligible to apply.

Mitchell Scholarship

Campus Deadline: May 15, 2019

Final Deadline: Sep. 27, 2019

U.S. citizens under the age of 30 may receive funding for one year of postgraduate study in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. Mitchell Scholars demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and a commitment to public service.

US-UK Fulbright Summer Institutes

Priority Deadline: Jan. 14, 2020

Undergraduates with at least two years of undergraduate study remaining and a 3.8 GPA may apply to study in the United Kingdom for three to four weeks over the summer.

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded by NABJ to students with a demonstrated interest in journalism and community service.  Students must show a desire to pursue a…

Schwarzman Scholars

Priority Deadline: Aug. 29, 2019

Final Deadline: Sep. 26, 2019

The Schwarzman Scholars program annually selects up to 200 candidates under the age of 28 who are graduating seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students to earn a Master’s of Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, one of the country’s top universities.

Newhouse Fellow Program

The Newhouse Graduate Fellowship and Apprenticeship in Newspaper Journalism for Minorities seeks students with outstanding qualifications and the potential to make significant contributions to the…

Andrew W. Mellon Internship in Modern Materials

The National Gallery of Art has offered professional museum training since 1964 through internship programs.  In this program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,…

Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) Summer Fellowship

Each summer, CNUP hosts undergraduates for a 10-week program to conduct independent research with a University of Pittsburgh neuroscience faculty of their choice.  The research…

Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program

The Jennings Randolph (JR) Peace scholarship Dissertation Program awards scholarships to students at U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to international…

Killam Undergraduate Fellowship for Americans

The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in the United States to spend either one semester or a full…

NASA Aeronautics Internships & Fellowships

National Geographic Grants

Pasteur Foundation

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Paris: These three-year fellowships are open to American postdoctoral scientists wishing to pursue research at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. With 2500 people…

Phi Kappa Phi Award Opportunities

Phi Kappa Phi is a highly selective academic honor society that draws members from all academic disciplines within colleges and universities. Phi Kappa Phi Study…

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship

ThinkSwiss will select 15 talented and motivated U.S. students from all fields of study who apply for a research project at a Swiss university or…

Amelia Earhart Fellowship (Zonta International Foundation)

According to Women in Aerospace, in 2010, roughly 10 percent of the aerospace industry was made up of women. While the number has…

German-American Fulbright Commission Programs

Study, teach, or research in Germany through a German-American Fulbright Commission program. Programs are available for different target groups, including young journalists.

SMART Scholarship for Service

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and…

Belfer Center Research Fellowship (Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government)

Fellowships are offered in the Science, Technology and Public Policy program or International Security program for pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and mid-career researchers for one year, with…

Americorp*VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 and incorporated into the…

Gilman Scholarship

This program offers grants for undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S.

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and…

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Services) Study & Research Scholarships

Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is…

DAAD Research Internship in Science and Engineering (RISE) Professional

Florenece Tan Moeson Fellowship

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide individuals with the opportunity to pursue research on East, Southeast, and/or South Asia (including the overseas Asian…

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellows Program

The KSTF Teaching Fellowship is explicitly designed to meet the needs of beginning high school science and mathematics teachers as they earn a teaching credential…

MacDowell Colony Residencies

The MacDowell Colony is a prestigious artist colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire.  Each year, 250 residency fellowships are awarded to artists in architecture, music composition,…

Peace Corps

Founded in 1961 by newly inaugurated President John F. Kennedy, Peace Corps is a federal government agency that sends talented Americans to communities around the…

Teach For America

Founded in 1989 by Wendy Kopp, Teach For America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to “the movement to eliminate educational inequity” and developing committed leaders…

Clinton Scholars

The William Jefferson Clinton Scholars at the American University in Dubai seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Presidential Foundation to strengthen the capacity…

US Food & Drug Administration Training Programs

Whether you’re an undergraduate looking to pursue a career in science, a graduate science student seeking experience in regulatory science, a postgraduate looking for fellowship…

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study

The Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study support exceptional graduate students who are committed to increasing diversity among scientific leaders, especially those students who will go…

Mandela Washington Fellowship Reciprocal Exchange Opportunity for Fellows and American Professionals

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders – the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) – was created in…

STEMundergrads.science.gov

The STEMUndergrads.science.gov site was established to be the primary source for searching Federally-sponsored opportunities for undergraduate students and undergraduate programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)…

STEMGradStudents.science.gov

The STEMGradStudents.science.gov site was established to be the primary source for searching Federally-sponsored opportunities for graduate students and graduate study programs in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics…

Kupe Leadership Scholarship

The prestigious new Kupe Leadership Scholarship offers a unique opportunity for exceptional students from all faculties to enrich a year of their postgraduate studies. …

Obama Foundation Fellowship

The Obama Foundation Fellows are a diverse set of community-minded rising stars – organizers, inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, and more – who model the powerful…

Tillman Scholars Program

The Tillman Scholar Program unites and empowers remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of public and private sector leaders committed to service…

US Bank Scholarship Fund: MU Veteran Student Scholarship

The Missouri Student Unions/US Bank Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 with the opening of a US Bank branch in the MU Student Center. The…

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship creates opportunities for family members of service members and Veterans to achieve their educational dreams. The scholarship program, launched in 2012, is…

Veterans Innovation Partnership

Application Opens: Sep. 6, 2018

The Initiative is a strategic approach to helping the men and women who have served our country in the military find employment in the Federal…

Yenching Academy of Peking University

The Yenching Academy of Peking University aims to build bridges between China and the rest of the world through an interdisciplinary master’s program in China…

SOM Foundation Structural Engineering Fellowship

This $20,000 independent fellowship enables a student to conduct research and travel to select cities to study how structures can positively respond to humanizing density…

Trans World Airlines Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 24, 2017

The Trans World Airlines Scholarship is a University of Missouri System award.  Students must be currently enrolled full-time as Missouri residents as classified by the…

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Program

Application Opens: March 20, 2017

Application Deadline: Oct. 4, 2017

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Program provides unique hands-on experience to prepare exceptional graduate students to become next-generation leaders in domestic and global…

Rotary Global Grant Scholarships

Application Deadline: Oct. 20, 2017

Rotary District 6080 offers one Rotary Global Scholarship annually to an outstanding graduate student who wishes to engage in full-time study abroad during the coming…

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Application Deadline: Nov. 1, 2017

Provides opportunities for continuing generations of New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. A New American is an individual who (1) is a…

Borlaug Fellowship

Application Deadline: Nov. 5, 2017

The Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program honors Norman E. Borlaug, the American agronomist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who is known…

Chevening Scholarship

Application Opens: Aug. 7, 2017

Application Deadline: Nov. 7, 2017

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to…

International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

Application Opens: Aug. 7, 2017

Application Deadline: Nov. 7, 2017

The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who…

American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program

Application Deadline: Nov. 17, 2017

The Minority Fellows Program designates up to twelve stipend minority fellows each year. Additional applicants who do not receive funds from the Association may also…

America-Berlin Scholarships for American Singers

Application Deadline: Dec. 10, 2017

The scholarship recipient will travel to Berlin to start his or her training with the Deutsche Oper in August. The term of residence is the…

DAAD Research Internship in Science and Engineering (RISE)

Application Opens: Nov. 1, 2017

Application Deadline: Dec. 15, 2017

RISE Germany offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate students from North America, Great Britain and Ireland. In their internships, students are carefully matched…

Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians

Application Deadline: Dec. 18, 2017

The purpose of the Fund is to provide fellowships for gifted young musicians, generally performers and composers in classical disciplines, who wish to pursue advanced…

Cultural Vistas Fellowship

Application Deadline: Jan. 5, 2018

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another…

Humanity in Action

Application Deadline: Jan. 8, 2018

This intensive summer courses are held in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lyon and Warsaw and bring together students from around the world to discuss historical and…

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program

Application Opens: Oct. 16, 2017

Application Deadline: Jan. 15, 2018

This 10-week summer program places science, engineering, and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. Fellows use their academic training as they research, write, and report…

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program

Application Deadline: Jan. 15, 2018

Campus Deadline: Dec. 1, 2018

The purpose of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is to advance cooperation between nations and promote active international engagement by the United States. The…

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Application Deadline: Jan. 17, 2018

The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a PhD in scientific or engineering…

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

Application Deadline: Jan. 18, 2018

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…

Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows

Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2018

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program invites undergraduate leaders from diverse academic disciplines to immerse themselves in leadership development programming inspired by the life and…

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2018

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary…

MURAP Paid Summer Research Internship

Application Opens: Nov. 1, 2017

Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2018

MURAP’s objective is to foster the entrance of talented students from diverse backgrounds into graduate school and faculty positions within the humanities, social sciences, and…

Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

Application Deadline: Feb. 1, 2018

Approximately 120 students at higher-education institutions around the US come to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota to work with scientists in biomedical research.

Project Horseshoe Farm Gap Year Fellowship

Application Deadline: Feb. 10, 2018

Launched in the summer of 2009, the Horseshoe Farm Fellowship is a pioneering attempt to rethink and provide a new model for how to prepare…

Humane Studies Fellowships

Application Opens: Nov. 1, 2017

Application Deadline: Feb. 12, 2018

The fellowships support study in fields such as economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology.

James Madison Graduate Fellowship

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

Intended for future secondary school teachers undertaking the study of the constitution. The fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to master’s degrees, for…

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Application Opens: Jan. 1, 2018

Application Deadline: April 1, 2018

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice through progressive movements on their campus and in their community.

The Data Incubator Fellowship

Application Deadline: Oct. 17, 2018

The Data Incubator is a tuition free, 8 week Fellowship, for Masters and PhD students aspiring to grow their programming and data analytics skills. We…

College Student Congress

Application Deadline: Nov. 9, 2018

One student from each state in the union and the District of Columbia will be selected to join us for a two-week program focused on…

Nakatani RIES: Research & International Experiences for Students

Application Opens: Nov. 9, 2018

Application Deadline: Jan. 16, 2019

The Nakatani RIES: Research & International Experiences for Students Fellowship connects undergraduates with the best of science & engineering research in the U.S. or Japan.  The program serves…

William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2019

AIF’s Clinton Fellowship is an immersive volunteer service program training and placing young professionals to support development organizations in India. Through service and fieldwork, Fellows…

What do the various deadlines mean?

Campus Deadline: If an award has a campus deadline, you are required to apply through the MU Fellowships Office. Awards with campus deadlines require that you are endorsed by the University of Missouri. Applicants must turn in a complete application to the Fellowship Office by the posted campus deadline.

Priority Deadline: If an award has a priority deadline, you are not required to seek the advice of the Fellowships Office on your application although we highly encourage you to do so. The priority deadline is a suggested date for when you should have a well developed application.

Final Deadline: This deadline is the time your completed application is due to the program(s) to which you are applying. We sometimes call this date the “national deadline.” If you do not submit your materials to the program by the final deadline, your application will not be considered. Not to fear though. Your fellowships advisor will do everything he or she can to encourage you to submit your application several days prior to a final deadline!