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Fellowships Listing

The purpose of this section is to help you browse quickly through categories of the major scholarships based on your fields of interest. It is possible, even desirable, to apply for a range of scholarships depending on your anticipated workload as this may increase your chances of becoming a recipient.

Getting carefully considered and comprehensive advising is very important when deciding on such a plan, so please be sure to schedule an appointment with us to go over all the necessary details.

2013-2014 FELLOWSHIP & SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

UK and Ireland

Rhodes House in Oxford
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
  • Enables outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge.

  • The trust awards approximately 100 new awards annually on the basis of intellectual ability, leadership capacity, and desire to use one's knowledge to contribute to society by providing service to communities and applying one's talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others.

  • Covers fees, maintenance allowance, discretionary allowance, and airfare.

  • Successful applicants will have the ability to make a significant contribution to their discipline while in Cambridge, with a strong aptitude for research, analysis, and a creative approach to defining and solving problems.

  • Candidates who are not successful in winning a Gates Cambridge Scholarship automatically become eligible for awards offered by other Cambridge Trusts.
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George J. Mitchell Scholarship
  • Graduating seniors and graduates within the past two years may apply for this scholarship that is tenable at seven universities in the Republic of Ireland and two universities in Northern Ireland for one year of academic study (tuition, housing, living expenses, and travel stipend).

  • Named for Senator George J. Mitchell, the award was created to educate and inspire future American leaders about the island of Ireland.

  • Must have demonstrated record of academic excellence, leadership, and sustained commitment to service; with personal characteristics of honesty, integrity, fairness, and unselfish service to others, which indicate a potential for future leadership and contribution to society.

  • U.S. citizenship is required.

  • Twelve scholars selected nationally.

  • The Mitchell Scholars gather several times during the year to participate in organized programs in Ireland and Belfast with political leaders.

  • Applications must be endorsed by Colgate before they can be submitted to the U.S.-Ireland Alliance. In the endorsement process, the campus selection committee reviews application materials, conducts interviews, and selects Colgate nominees.
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Marshall Scholarship
  • Graduating seniors and graduates within the past two years may apply for this scholarship that is tenable at any British university.

  • Covers one or two years of study in any discipline at the graduate level, leading to the award of a British university degree.

  • Covers university fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States, an arrival allowance, shipping of property and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.

  • A grade point average of not less than 3.7.

  • Competition is extremely rigorous; candidates evaluated on academic achievement, leadership potential, social commitment, and communication skills.

  • "Possessor of keen intellect and a broad outlook."

  • U.S. citizenship required.

  • Forty scholars selected nationally.

  • Applications must be endorsed by the the applicant's undergraduate educational institution. The online application must be submitted and authorized by a designated member of the staff at the applicant's educational institution. For more information on Colgate’s application process, please contact us.
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Rhodes Scholarship
  • Graduating seniors and recent graduates may apply for this scholarship that is tenable at the University of Oxford, normally held for two years with a process for third year renewal, in pursuit of a master’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or doctorate degree.

  • Proven intellectual and academic achievement of a high standard, show integrity of character, interest in and respect for fellow beings, the ability to lead, and energy to use their talents to the fullest.

  • U.S. citizenship is required; or apply in a country that participates.

  • Thirty-two scholars selected from the United States of America.

  • Applicants must be endorsed by Colgate and may not apply directly. Please contact us for more information on Colgate’s application and nomination process.
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St. Andrew's Society of the State of New York Scholarships
  • Graduating seniors may apply for this scholarship for one year of graduate study in Scotland.

  • Award up to $30,000 to cover tuition; then room, board, transportation to and from Scotland, and other expenses.

  • Basis of selection will include: academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership qualifications, financial need, statement of personal objectives and Scottish descent.

  • Preference is for candidates who have not studied in the United Kingdom.

  • Candidates must reside in or attend school within 250 miles of New York State.

  • U.S. citizenship is required.

  • Colgate can nominate one candidate, endorsed by the president of the attending university; two scholars selected nationally.
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Winston Churchill Scholarship
  • The Scholarship Program offers American students of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences at Churchill College, the University of Cambridge.

  • The Churchill Scholarships provide the opportunity to experience life in England and to visit the country’s archeological, historical, and artistic treasures and to gain the many personal insights that come from living abroad and adjusting to new ways and new challenges.

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States, be between the ages of 19 and 26, and have exceptional academic achievement as indicated by course grades.

  • Applications must be endorsed and submitted by the Fellowships and Scholarships representative at Colgate.
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Overseas



AIF Clinton Fellowship
  • Fellows are placed with organizations, such as leading NGOs and social enterprises in India, to complete projects.

  • Fellows complete 10 months of service and fieldwork in fields of education, livelihoods, public health, and social enterprise.

  • Expected to embrace challenges, take initiative in completing projects, attend program events and conferences, and contribute to the online community via blog posts.

  • Graduating seniors are eligible to apply if a citizen/permanent resident of the United States or India.
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Austrian Teaching Assistantship
  • Managed by the Austrian-American Educational Commission (Fulbright Commission), funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education.

  • Teaching assistants serve as linguistic and cultural ambassadors of the United States in secondary schools throughout Austria.

  • Teaching assistants are employed from October 1–May 31 of school year.

  • Must be U.S. citizen, graduating senior.

  • Applicants ideally are interested in careers in education or public service.
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Boren Fellowship
  • Boren Fellowships provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study in world regions 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.

  • Fellowships are to support U.S. graduate students who will pursue the study of languages and cultures deemed critical to U.S. national security, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government.

  • The fellowship allows graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate studies. Boren Fellows can receive up to $24,000 for overseas study or up to $30,000 for a combination of overseas and domestic study.

  • Must be a graduating senior, applying or accepted into graduate school.
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DAAD Scholarships and Grants
  • The German Academic Exchange Service.

  • Offers a wide range of opportunities to students, scholars, and universities of the United States and Canada, from undergraduate students to post-doctoral scholars, for study and research in Germany.
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Fulbright mtvU Grant
  • Full grant awards available to pursue projects around an aspect of international contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression; preference given to projects that are conveyed in a dynamic fashion and are accompanied by a feasible plan; available in over 150 countries.

  • Graduating seniors are given preference who meet all host country requirements, including those related to language, affiliation, and program start dates.

  • A student or alumni is not eligible if they applied for a Fulbright grant during the fall application process.

  • U.S. citizenship required.

  • All Colgate applications are submitted to the national foundation; up to four selected nationally.
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Thomas J. Watson Fellowship
  • Award of $25,000 to enable graduating seniors of exceptional promise to engage in a year of independent exploration and travel abroad.

  • An opportunity for a purposeful, focused, and disciplined wanderjahr of their own devising and to provide Fellows an opportunity to immerse themselves in cultures other than their own.

  • Must demonstrate integrity, strong ethical character, intelligence, the capacity of vision and leadership, and potential for humane and effective participation in the world community.

  • Project may not involve formal study at a foreign university or formal engagement with a company or organization, as the experience should be pursued with great independence and adaptability.

  • Recipients are self-sufficient, and must not return to the United States or their home country during their journey.

  • Proposals cannot include traveling to a place a person has already been for an extended period of time; or a country that is under U.S. State Department Travel Warning or U.S. Department of the Treasury Embargo.

  • International students are eligible.

  • Nomination required;Colgate can nominate up to four candidates; 50 selected nationally.
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U.S. Student Fulbright Grant
  • Full, one-year grant for graduating seniors or recent graduates for study, research, and teaching assistantships in over 140 countries.

  • Transportation, courses, books, tuition, insurance, and cost of living provided.

  • U.S. citizenship required.

  • Over 1,000 Americans are selected each year to participate.
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Language Study

Koln, Germany
Boren Fellowship
  • Boren Fellowships provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study in world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East).

  • Excludes the countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

  • Fellowships are to support U.S. graduate students who will pursue the study of languages and cultures deemed critical to U.S. national security, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government.

  • The fellowship allows graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate studies. Boren Fellows can receive up to $24,000 for overseas study or up to $30,000 for a combination of overseas and domestic study.

  • Must be a graduating senior, applying or accepted into graduate school.
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Critical Language Scholarship
  • A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

  • Offers intensive summer language study in 13 foreign languages.

  • Available languages are: Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu (beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels); Arabic and Persian (advanced beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels); Chinese, Japanese, and Russian (intermediate and advanced levels).

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens and enrolled in U.S. undergraduate or graduate program.

  • Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college course work by start date.
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DAAD Scholarships and Grants
  • The German Academic Exchange Service.

  • Offers a wide range of opportunities to students, scholars, and universities of the United States and Canada, from undergraduate students to post-doctoral scholars, for study and research in Germany.
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Domestic

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Beinecke Scholarship
  • Award of $34,000 for juniors planning to attend graduate school in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

  • Superior intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise.

  • Documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during undergraduate years.

  • U.S. citizen or a U.S. national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

  • Nomination required; Colgate can nominate one candidate; 20 selected nationally.
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The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowships
  • Graduating seniors planning to pursue graduate study as well as independent research or study projects in the United States.

  • Field of study includes humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences, including law, medicine, engineering architecture, or other formal professional training.

  • Must demonstrate need for financial assistance.

  • Award covers cost of tuition and stipend up to $18,000 for one academic year, once received must reapply each year.

  • U.S. citizenship required.

  • Nomination required; Colgate can nominate up to three candidates; 15 selected nationally.
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James Madison Graduate Fellowship
  • Junior Fellow (must hold BA).

  • For future secondary school teachers of American history, American government, and social studies to support graduate study of the roots, principles, framing, and development of the United States Constitution towards master's degree.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.

  • Must agree to teach full time in secondary school for no less than one year for each full year of study.
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Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA)
  • Helps students earn a master's degree or joint degree, often in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or related field.

  • Recipients attend the Junior Summer Institute and receive financial support for graduate school if they attend one of PPIA's Graduate School Consortium programs.

  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

  • International students studying at an undergraduate school in the United States may apply but will only be considered for the JSI programs at Carnegie Mellon University and Princeton University.

  • Must have completed junior year of college by start of JSI and have one full semester of course work remaining.

  • Must be committed to earning a master's degree in public or international affairs.
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Sciences (Including Social Sciences)

King's College chapel in Cambridge
DAAD Scholarships
  • The German Academic Exchange Service.

  • Offers a wide range of opportunities to students, scholars, and universities of the United States and Canada, from undergraduate students to post-doctoral scholars, for study and research in Germany.
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Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
  • For study in research-based doctoral programs in the behavioral and social sciences, humanities, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, and life sciences.

  • For students enrolled in or planning to enroll in a research-based PhD or ScD program and committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.

  • U.S. citizens or nationals.
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Goldwater Scholarship
  • Sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply for the $7,500 cash award that goes toward current undergraduate study in mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering.

  • Applicants must have a definitive plan for graduate study and a research career in mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering (students who plan to study medicine are eligible if they plan a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in private practice.

  • Selection criteria includes: very strong academic profile; course work consistent to meet graduate school goals; research experience or well-developed research plan; all essay answers and letters of recommendation express commitment to a research career in the respective field.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, resident alien, or U.S. national.

  • Nomination required; Colgate can nominate up to four candidates; 300 selected nationally.
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellows Program (HHMI)
  • Must be a medical, dental, or veterinary student.

  • Fellows can spend a year or a summer conducting full-time basic, translational, or applied biomedical research.
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Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Scholarship
Up to $5,000 merit-based scholarships awarded to outstanding sophomore or junior-level college students who:
  • Have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment; or have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy or Native American health care and are Native American or Alaska Native.

  • Must have a college grade point average of at least a "B" or the equivalent.

  • Outstanding potential for success and leadership within their chosen career field.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident.

  • Nomination required; Colgate can nominate up to six candidates; 80 chosen nationally by region.
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National Institutes of Health-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
  • The NIH, and Oxford and Cambridge Universities in Britain, have established a collaborative graduate program in biomedical sciences.

  • Students typically spend two years in England at either school, pursuing tutorials and research on a collaborative project with an NIH intramural scientist. They then typically spend about two years in Bethesda, Maryland, continuing their thesis research project at the NIH, with doctoral degrees awarded by Oxford or Cambridge upon completion.

  • Students design their own project in consultation with faculty.

  • Students receive a stipend of $26,500 per year, health benefits, and other academic support in England and at the NIH until degree completion.

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, and must have courses in biology, chemistry (both inorganic and organic), physics, and mathematics. Outstanding academic performance and exceptional promise for a career in biomedical research are important. Previous laboratory research experience is a strong qualification for this program.
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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • For students at or near the beginning of their graduate study in science, technology, mathematics, or engineering leading to master's or doctoral degrees.

  • Open to U.S. citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens.
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International Relations/Public Policy

Carnegie Endowment's headquarters in Washington, D.C.
AIF Clinton Fellowship
  • Fellows are placed with organizations, such as leading NGOs and social enterprises in India, to complete projects.

  • Fellows complete 10 months of service and fieldwork in fields of education, livelihoods, public health, and social enterprise.

  • Expected to embrace challenges, take initiative in completing projects, attend program events and conferences, and contribute to the online community via blog posts.

  • Candidates must be a citizen/permanent resident of the U.S. or India.

  • Graduating seniors are eligible to apply if a citizen/permanent resident of the U.S. or India.
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Boren Fellowship
  • Boren Fellowships provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study in world regions 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.

  • Fellowships are to support U.S. graduate students who will pursue the study of languages and cultures deemed critical to U.S. national security, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government.

  • The fellowship allows graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate studies. Boren Fellows can receive up to $24,000 for overseas study or up to $30,000 for a combination of overseas and domestic study.

  • Must be a graduating senior, applying or accepted into graduate school.
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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program
  • Graduating seniors or graduates within the past academic year who have a serious interest in a career in international affairs.

  • Recipients work in Washington, D.C., with senior fellows for one year receiving a monthly salary plus benefits and airfare.
  • Very competitive, applicants should be of high academic quality.
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  • International students are eligible.
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  • Nomination required.
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  • Colgate can nominate up to two candidates; eight to ten are selected nationally.
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Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Scholarship
Up to $5,000 merit-based scholarships awarded to outstanding sophomore or junior-level college students who:
  • Have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment; or have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy or Native American health care and are Native American or Alaska native.

  • Must have a college grade point average of at least a "B" or the equivalent.

  • Outstanding potential for success and leadership within their chosen career field.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident.

  • Nomination required.

  • Colgate can nominate up to six candidates; 80 chosen nationally by region.
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Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
  • Administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

  • To attract outstanding students from all ethnic and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.

  • Must be U.S. citizen in the junior year of undergraduate study with a GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

  • Consideration will be given to qualified applicants who, in addition to outstanding leadership skills and academic achievement, demonstrate financial need.

  • Award for tuition and mandatory fees, living stipend, reimbursement for books and one round-trip travel between home and school are paid during the junior and senior year and during the first year of graduate study.

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Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
  • Administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

  • To attract outstanding students from all ethnic and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.

  • Must be U.S. citizen.

  • Candidates must be seeking admission to graduate school for the following academic year.

  • Recipients expected to enroll in two-year master's degree program in either public policy, international affairs, public administration, or in an academic field such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages (U.S. graduate institutions only).

  • Must have minimum GPA of 3.2 or higher.

  • Consideration will be given to qualified applicants who, in addition to outstanding leadership skills and academic achievement, demonstrate financial need.
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Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA)
  • Helps students earn a master's degree or joint degree, often in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or related field.

  • Recipients attend the Junior Summer Institute and receive financial support for graduate school if they attend one of PPIA's Graduate School Consortium programs.

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

  • International students studying at an undergraduate school in the United States may apply but will only be considered for the JSI programs at Carnegie Mellon University and Princeton University.

  • Must have completed junior year of college by start of JSI and have one full semester of course work remaining.

  • Must be committed to earning a master's degree in public or international affairs.
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Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program
  • Prepares graduates for careers in the Foreign Service; 20 fellows selected each year.

  • The program supports fellows through two years of graduate study, internships, professional development activities, and mentoring.

  • Fellows who successfully complete the program receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer.

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

  • Applicants must be applying to graduate school in the fall; must have cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
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Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
  • Highly competitive national fellowship that provides college and grad school graduates an opportunity to work in Washington, D.C.

  • Recipients spend six to nine months, supported by a salary, as full-time junior staff members at a nonprofit, public-interest organization.

  • Activities include research, writing, and organizing to support goals of their host organization.

  • Issue areas covered by the fellowship: arm control/disarmament, conflict prevention/resolution, defense budget, dismantling chemical and nuclear weapons, environmental and energy security, environmental impact/cleanup of nuclear weapons production complex, export controls, international security, regional/ethnic conflicts, United Nations.

  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong interest in the field; prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable.
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Harry S. Truman Scholarship
  • Merit-based scholarship for junior-level college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service.

  • Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.

  • Opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.

  • Basis of selection will include: extensive record of public and community service; commitment to a career in government or elsewhere in the public sector; wish to influence public policies; have outstanding leadership potential; possess intellectual strength and analytical abilities.

  • Must be in upper quarter of class.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands at the time the scholarship is conferred.

  • Nomination required.

  • Colgate can nominate up to four candidates; 60 to 65 are selected nationally.
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White House Fellowships
  • Provides fellows with firsthand experience in the process of governing the nation.

  • Recipients spend a year as a full-time, paid fellow to senior White House staff, cabinet secretaries, and other officials.

  • Activities include chairing meetings, implementing federal policies, drafting speeches, participating in discussions, attending policy study-trips, and completing service projects.

  • Candidates should have evidence of leadership skills and commitment to public service.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

  • Applicants must have completed undergraduate education and be working in their chosen profession.
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Humanities/Fine Arts

Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award
  • Graduating seniors and graduates within the past five years may apply for this scholarship that provides recipients with up to $50,000 per year for up to three years of study in the performing arts, visual arts, or creative writing at any accredited graduate school in the world.

  • Selection criteria includes artistic merit, significant unmet financial need, and academic ability.

  • A cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.2.

  • Must begin first graduate degree program in the fall of the year applying.

  • International students are eligible.

  • Nomination required.

  • Colgate can nominate up to two candidates; 10 promising artists selected nationally.
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For International Students

Shae Frydenlund '10 was a Watson Fellow
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program
  • Graduating seniors or graduates within the past academic year who have a serious interest in a career in international affairs.

  • Recipients work in Washington, D.C., with senior fellows for one year receiving a monthly salary plus benefits and airfare.

  • Very competitive; applicants should be of high academic quality.

  • International students are eligible.

  • Nomination required.

  • Colgate can nominate up to two candidates; eight to ten are selected nationally.
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DAAD Scholarships and Grants
  • The German Academic Exchange Service.

  • Offers a wide range of opportunities to students, scholars, and universities of the United States and Canada, from undergraduate students to post-doctoral scholars, for study and research in Germany.
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Fulbright Foreign Student Program
  • The program brings citizens of other countries to the United States.

  • Typically awarded to master's or PhD students to study at U.S. universities or other institutions.

  • Over 1,800 Fulbright fellows enter U.S. programs each year.

  • Requirements and eligibility vary by home country.
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Gates Cambridge Scholarship
  • Enables outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge.

  • The trust awards approximately 100 new awards annually on the basis of intellectual ability, leadership capacity, and desire to use one's knowledge to contribute to society by providing service to communities and applying one's talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others.

  • Covers fees, maintenance allowance, discretionary allowance, and airfare.

  • Successful applicants will have the ability to make a significant contribution to their discipline while in Cambridge, with a strong aptitude for research, analysis, and a creative approach to defining and solving problems.

  • Candidates who are not successful in winning a Gates Cambridge Scholarship automatically become eligible for awards offered by other Cambridge Trusts.
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Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award
  • Graduating seniors and graduates within the past five years may apply for this scholarship that provides recipients with up to $50,000 per year for up to three years of study in the performing arts, visual arts, or creative writing at any accredited graduate school in the world.

  • Selection criteria includes artistic merit, significant unmet financial need, and academic ability.

  • A cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.2.

  • Must begin first graduate degree program in the fall of the year applying.

  • International students are eligible.

  • Nomination required.

  • Colgate can nominate up to two candidates; 10 promising artists selected nationally.
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Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA)
  • Helps students earn a master's degree or joint degree, often in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or related field.

  • Recipients attend the Junior Summer Institute and receive financial support for graduate school if attend one of PPIA's Graduate School Consortium programs.

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

  • International students studying at an undergraduate school in the United States may apply but will only be considered for the JSI programs at Carnegie Mellon University and Princeton University.

  • Must have completed junior year of college by start of JSI and have one full semester of course work remaining.

  • Must be committed to earning a master's degree in public or international affairs.
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Thomas J. Watson Fellowship
  • Award of $25,000 to enable graduating seniors of exceptional promise to engage in a year of independent exploration and travel abroad.

  • An opportunity for a purposeful, focused, and disciplined wanderjahr of their own devising and to provide fellows an opportunity to immerse themselves in cultures other than their own.

  • Must demonstrate integrity, strong ethical character, intelligence, the capacity of vision and leadership, and potential for humane and effective participation in the world community.

  • Project may not involve formal study at a foreign university or formal engagement with a company or organization, as the experience should be pursued with great independence and adaptability.

  • Recipients are self-sufficient, and must not return to the United States or their home country during their journey.

  • Proposals cannot include traveling to a place a person has already been for an extended period of time; or a country that is under U.S. State Department Travel Warning or U.S. Department of the Treasury Embargo.

  • International students are eligible.

  • Nomination required; Colgate can nominate up to four candidates; 50 selected nationally.
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For another overview of fellowships and scholarships open to international students, please see the listing compiled by Grinnell College. 

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