Graduate Students

Fellowships for Graduate Students

 

Please note: many off-campus awards fall into more than one category. If you would like assistance identifying fellowship opportunities, please contact ONIF. For campus scholarship listings, login with your LMU ID here.

  • American Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship

    American Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship

    The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) promotes firsthand exchange of intellectual and creative influence between the United States and the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

    Amount: fellowships - up to $23,000; grants - up to $5,000

    Location: Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden)

    Eligibility: Must be United States citizen or permanent resident. Must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of the fellowship.

    Internal Draft Deadline: 10/15/2016

    Internal Final Deadline: 10/25/2016

    External Deadline: 11/1/2016

    Results Announced: 4/15/2017

  • Best & Brightest Scholarship Program

    Best & Brightest Scholarship Program

     Millennium Momentum Foundation, Inc. awards academic scholarships to aspiring undergraduate and graduate college students pursuing careers in public service related fields.

    Benefits: $3000 and tuition for the MMF Leadership Development Institute (LDI).

    Eligibility:

    • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or currently have AB 540 status.
    • Application opportunity targets, but is not limited to the following ethnic groups; African-American, Asian Pacific Islander, Hispanic/ Latino, or Indian / Native-American.
    • Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate (Minimum Sophomore Standing) or full-time graduate student. Official Proof of enrollment required.
    • Applicant must be pursuing a career in a public service related field.
    • Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

    National Deadline: August

  • Capital Fellows Program

    Capital Fellows Program

    The Capital Fellows Program  provides recipients an opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California.

    Amount: Fellows earn a monthly stipend of $2,627 and receive health, dental and vision benefits.

    Location: Sacramento, CA

    Eligibility: Open to anyone who will be at least 20 years of age and a graduate from a university or four-year college by September 1, 2017.

    External Deadline: 2017 application will be available in October.

    Results Announced: TBD

  • CIA Graduate Scholarship Program

    CIA Graduate Scholarship Program

    The Graduate Scholarship Program is a financial needs based initiative that offers graduate students an unmatched experience in a diverse and inclusive environment. Graduate students, serving as scholarship recipients with the CIA, attend an accredited college/university on a full-time basis and work during summer breaks at the CIA.

    Benefits:

    • Tuition assistance up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees and books
    • Daily allowance for meals and incidentals during summer tours
    • Reimbursement for transportation costs between school and Washington, DC
    • Annual salary
    • Health insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Federal retirement plans
    • Paid time off, as well as sick and holiday leave

    Eligibility

    • Pursuing a Graduate degree as a full time student and enrolled in, or planning to take, at least 9 credits per semester
    • Financial need as demonstrated by the gross annual household income ceiling up to $70,000 for a family of four or less, and $80,000 for a family of five or more
      • If the applicant has not been listed as a dependent for the previous tax year, the gross annual household income ceiling is $35,000 or less
    • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Availability to work at least one 90-day summer tour prior to graduation and willingness to work at CIA full time after graduation

    National Deadline: August

  • Coro Fellows Program

    Coro Fellows Program

    The Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs is a nine month program, throughout which each Fellow participates in a series of full-time projects across a variety of sectors in public affairs, including a final independent project of the Fellow’s choosing.

    Amount: Stipends, tuition and payment schedules vary between Coro locations. Visit each Coro center website to learn specifics.

    Location: "High-impact urban cities" across the United States, such as Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis.

    Eligibility: Open to individuals who have recently completed their undergraduate or graduate degrees, as well as those with several years of work experience.

    External Deadline: The 2017 class application is now closed. Updates on the 2018 application soon to come.

    Results Announced: TBD

  • Critical Languages Scholarship

    Critical Languages Scholarship

    The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students with the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries.

    Amount: The CLS Program covers many of the costs of participating in its overseas institutes, including intensive overseas group based language courses, room and board, U.S. academic credit issued through Bryn Mawr College, domestic and international airfare. 

    Location: The CLS Program offers instruction in fourteen critical languages (No Previous Study Required - Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu; One+ Year Previous Study Required - Arabic, Persian; Two+ Year Previous Study Required - Chinese, Japanese, Russian)

    Eligibility: Open to U.S. citizens only. Must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program which results in a degree. Must be enrolled at your home college or university in the Fall Semester of the application year. Students taking a leave of absence to participate in an organized semester- or year-long study abroad program, or to participate in a substantive internship program, may still be considered eligible. Must be at least 18 years old. Must be able to submit a satisfactory Medical Information Form and Physician's statement and must inform the program of any changes in their health status between submission of these forms and departure in order to participate in the program. Undergraduate students must have completed at least one academic year of study. Must receive a visa in the country of study prior to program entry.

    National Deadline: November

    Results Announced: March

  • Davis-Putter Scholarship

    Davis-Putter Scholarship

    The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community.

    Amount: The maximum grant is $10,000 and may be considerably smaller depending on the applicant’s circumstances and the amount of money available.

    Location: Individuals can participate in this program while attending most public institutions. See website for more information.

    Eligibility: The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement. Applicants must have participated in activities in the US.

    External Deadline: The application for the 2017 program will be available in 2017.

    Results Announced: TBD

  • Ford Minority Predoctoral Fellowship

    Ford Minority Predoctoral Fellowship

    Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks 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. Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.

    Amount: Stipends, tuition and payment schedules vary between programs. Please visit each program website to learn specifics.

    Location: Individuals can participate in this program while attending most public institutions. See website for more information.

    Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen, national, holder of a Permanent Resident Card, or have deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. Competitive applicantswill demonstrate commitment to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.

    External Deadline: 2017 application will be available in Fall.

    Results Announced: TBD

  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program

    Preliminary Application Deadline: May 1, 2018. Click here to access LMU's Preliminary Application.

    Campus Deadline: August 31, 2018

    National Deadline: October

    Results Announced: March-April

  • Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

    Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

    Gates-Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue full-time postgraduate degrees in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Gates-Cambridge Scholarships apply to the following programs: PhD (three year research-only degree), MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree), One year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA).

    Amount: Award amount varies by participant to compensate for the University Composition Fee, student allowance, one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course, and inbound visa costs & associated NHS surcharge costs.

    Location: University of Cambridge, UK

    Eligibility: Must be a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom.

    Internal Final Deadline: 8/1/2016

    External Deadline: 10/1/2016

    Results Announced: TBD

  • The GEM Fellowship Program

    National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM) Fellowship Program

    Preparing technical leaders for advanced careers in industry, academia, and government agencies by identifying and selecting highly qualified students to complete a program of STEM graduate study and industry internships.

    Benefits:

    Ph.D. Engineering/Science Fellows receive*:

    • $16,000 stipend in the first academic year of the GEM Fellowship
    • GEM Member University provides a living stipend up to the 5th year of PhD program, equivalent to other funded doctorate students in the department
    • a minimum of one paid summer internship with a GEM Employer Member
    • full tuition and fees at a GEM University Member

    *The GEM Member University will provide a financial contract at the time the GEM Fellowship is confirmed per this recommended distribution of the GEM Employer contribution.

    Eligibility

    • Under-representation: Candidates are targeted for participation who are members of the following under-represented groups in science and engineering as defined by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics:
      • American Indian/Native
      • African American/Black
      • Hispanic American/Latino
    • Citizenship: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident at time of application.

    National Deadline: November

  • James Madison Fellowship

    James Madison Fellowship

    The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers one fellowship per state per year to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level.

    Amount: Maximum award  of $24,000.

    Location: Any accredited institution of higher education in the U.S. (plus coursework at the Foundation's Summer Institute on the Constitution at Georgetown University).

    Eligibility: Junior fellowships are open to seniors seeking to pursue graduate study and current graduate students, as well as graduate degree holders. Senior fellowships are awarded to current teachers who are able to complete graduate study within 5 calendar years.

    External Deadline: 2017 application will be available in May.

    Results Announced: TBD

  • Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) Fellowship

    Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) Fellowship

    KSTF provides beginning high school STEM teachers with five-year fellowships designed to help them become master teacher and leaders.

    BenefitsTeaching Fellows receive financial support in the form of grants or stipends throughout the year. Professional development grants are available to cover the cost of relevant activities, including workshops, mentoring, practitioner inquiry and Fellow observations. Fellows are also eligible for teaching materials grants. Last, Fellows can apply for leadership grants to pursue efforts that will have a positive impact on math and science education beyond their own classroom.

    Eligibility:

    • have the capacity and determination to commit to teaching as their primary career;
    • have earned a degree in a major related to the mathematics or science discipline they intend to teach no later than September 1, 2018 (this degree should have been earned no more than 10 years ago);
    • have earned or will earn a valid state teaching credential/certificate/license that enables them to teach mathematics or science in grades 9-12 in the United States in the last 5 years; and
    • be entering their first or second year as teacher of record during the following academic year

    National Deadline: November

  • Marshall Scholarship

    Marshall Scholarship

    The Marshall Scholarship provides up to forty Scholars the opportunity to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

    Amount: Award amount varies by participant to compensate university fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse (if applicable).

    Location: United Kingdom.

    Eligibility: Must be a United States citizen who has received an undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.7 by April 2014. Persons already studying for or holding a British degree or degree-equivalent qualification are not eligible to apply for a Marshall Scholarship.

    Internal Draft Deadline: 8/1/2016

    Internal Final Deadline: 9/1/2016

    External Deadline: 2017 application will be available in early October.

    Results Announced: TBD

  • Mitchell Scholarship

    Mitchell Scholarship

    The Mitchell Scholarship funds up to twelve students for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

    Amount: Award amount varies by participant to provide tuition, housing, a cash stipend for living expenses, and a travel stipend.

    Location: Ireland.

    Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen between 18 and 29 years of age as of September 30 2016. Applicants need to have obtained a bachelor’s degree prior to study as a Mitchell Scholar.

    Internal Draft Deadline: 8/1/2016

    Internal Final Deadline: 9/1/2016

    External Deadline: 9/30/2016

    Results Announced: TBD

  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

    National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

    NDSEG Fellowships are designed to encourage baccalaureate recipients to enter graduate school and ultimately gain doctorates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.  

    Benefits

    • NDSEG Fellowships last for a period of up to four years (based on continued funding), and covers full tuition and mandatory fees. Fellows also receive a monthly stipend, and up to $1,500 a year in medical insurance.
    • There is no DoD service requirement with this award.

    Eligibility:

    • Open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. 
    • Intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of the following disciplines: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Biosciences (includes toxicology), Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Geosciences (includes terrain, water, and air), Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering (includes undersea systems), Oceanography (includes ocean acoustics, remote sensing, and marine meteorology), or Physics (including optics).
    • Applicants must either be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies, or have completed no more than two years of full-time years graduate study in the discipline in which they are applying.
    • NDSEG Fellows must be enrolled full-time and must be pursuing graduate study at a U.S. institution.

    National Deadline: December

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

    National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

    The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program supports graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

    Amount: Three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.

    Location: United States.

    Eligibility

    • U.S. citizens and permanent residents
    • Early-career: undergrad & grad students
    • Pursuing research-based MS or PhD
    • Science and engineering
    • Enrolled in accredited institution in US by Fall
    • Review the PowerPoint from the September 12 NSF GRFP Info Session for more info

    External Deadline: Late-October (exact date varies by program)

    Results Announced: Late March

  • Paul and Daisy Soros Scholarship for New Americans

    Paul and Daisy Soros Scholarship for New Americans

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

    Benefits: Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years. 

    Eligibility:

    1. NEW AMERICAN STATUS​​

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a fellowship program intended for United States immigrants and children of immigrants. To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the November 1, 2017 application deadline:

    • Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens.
    • Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents.
    • Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card.
    • Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption.
    • DACA: You have been granted deferred action under the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and your status is currently active.

    2. ACADEMIC STANDING

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a fellowship program intended for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing full time graduate degrees at United States institutions. Eligible applicants will have a bachelor’s degree as of the fall of 2018, and may be applying to graduate school as they are applying to the fellowship, or they may already be enrolled in the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the application deadline. The fellowship program is open to all fields of study and fully accredited fulltime graduate degree programs. In order to be eligible for the 2018 fellowship, an applicant should be planning to be enrolled full time in an eligible graduate degree program at a US university for the full 2018-19 academic year. Eligible applicants must not have begun the third year of the program that they are seeking funding for as of the November 1, 2017 deadline. Applicants who have a previous graduate degree or who are in a joint-degree program are eligible.

    Ineligible programs: Online programs, executive graduate programs, joint bachelors/master's programs, certificate programs, post-baccalaureate programs, graduate programs that are not in the United States, and graduate programs that are not fully accredited.

    3. AGE

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a fellowship program intended for students who are early in their careers. All students must be 30 or younger as of the application deadline.

    National Deadline: November

  • Rhodes Scholarship

    Rhodes Scholarship

    Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.

    Amount: Varies.

    Location: Oxford University (UK)

    Eligibility: Must be a citizen of the United States, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States prior to and including at least 5 years of the application deadline. Must be at least 18 but not yet 24 years of age. To be considered, an applicant must be on track to receive a bachelor’s degree before October 1, 2017.

    Internal Draft Deadline: 8/1/2016

    Internal Final Deadline: 9/1/2016

    External Deadline: 10/5/2016

    Results Announced: TBD

  • Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

    Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

    The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion.

    Benefits

    • Full tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
    • Stipend paid at a rate of $25,000 - $38,000 depending on degree pursuing (may be prorated depending on award length)
    • Summer research internships
    • Health Insurance allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year
    • Miscellaneous Supplies Allowance of $1,000 per academic year
    • Mentoring
    • Employment placement at a DoD facility after graduation. 

    Eligibility

    • a citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom,
    • 18 years of age or older as of August 1 of the award year,
    • able to participate in summer internships at a DoD facility,
    • willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,
    • a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of award and,
    • pursuing a technical undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page.

    National Deadline: December

  • Yenching Academy of Peking University

    Yenching Academy of Peking University

    The Yenching Academy of Peking University offers a Master's degree in China Studies. This specially designed, English-taught program aims to push the study of China beyond the boundaries of traditionally defined Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines. It creates space to incorporate the diverse backgrounds and experiences of program participants into the study of ancient, modern, and contemporary China, effectively acting as an incubator for innovative approaches to past, present, and future Chinese transformations. At the core of the program lies its emphasis on interdisciplinarity and the value it assigns to thinking about China's development from both Chinese and international perspectives.

    Fellowships for international Yenching Scholars are for twelve months, during the course of which they complete their coursework and may complete the thesis. A limited number of financial aid packages are available for those who wish to remain on campus for a second year. Degrees are granted upon the completion of all coursework and satisfactory defense of the thesis, and are awarded in January and July of each year.

    Benefits

    • Tuition fees
    • A travel stipend for one round-trip journey between each Scholar’s base city and Beijing
    • Accommodations and living costs on Peking University's campus
    • Basic medical insurance

    Eligibility

    • Preference to candidates age 25 or younger as of August 31 of the year they wish to enroll

     Evaluation criteria:

    • Academic merit
    • Leadership potential
    • International experience
    • Long-term aspirations

    Campus Deadline: December