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Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Boren scholarships (undergraduate students) and Boren fellowships (graduate students) provide unique funding opportunities for US students to add an important international and language component to their educations. Boren awards focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study critical to US interests and under-represented in study abroad.
Internal deadline: January 23, 2018
External deadlines: February 8, 2018
Undergraduate advisor: Chin Yi Chen
Graduate advisor: Will Johnson
Eligibility: must be a U.S. citizen at the time of application

Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship
Churchill Scholarships offer American students of exceptional ability enrolled at one of the institutions participating in the program the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in engineering, mathematics, and the sciences at Cambridge. The scholarships also provide the opportunity to experience life in Britain, to forge friendships with British students and those from other countries who are enrolled at Cambridge, to see something of Europe and lands beyond, to see the United States from a new perspective, and to gain personal insights about oneself that come from living abroad and adjusting to new customs and challenges. Applicants must be US citizens. Award covers all Cambridge University fees and tuition, plus living and travel expenses, for a total value of $48,000 to $50,000.
Timeline: In the winter of your junior year, schedule an interview with the advisor
Internal deadline: September 8 before senior year
External deadline: November 7, 2017
Advisor: J. Josh Snodgrass
Eligibility: must be a U.S. citizen, either native born or naturalized

Critical Language Scholarships (CLS)
The CLS Program is a program of the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.
External Deadline: TBA
Advisor: Jeff Magoto
Eligibility: must be a U.S. citizen. Non-citizens, including permanent residents, are not eligible, even if they anticipate naturalization by the beginning of the program.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly funded independent orgranization of higher education institutions in Germany. The DAAD supports more than 100,000 German and international students and researchers around the globe each year. It also promotes internationalization efforts at German universities, helps developing countries build their own systems of higher education, and supports German Studies and German language programs abroad.
Internal deadline: September 8, 2017
External deadline: January 31, 2018
Advisor: Will Johnson
Eligibility: the country of permanent residence or the country in which you have lived in the year before your application is usually of relevance for the application procedure. We strongly recommend that you obtain information and advice and find out which scholarship programmes are open to you, and whether you have to apply from your country of residence or country of origin. You can find out where your nearest contact person is in the scholarship database ( under the "Contact and advice" tab. International students and scholars can find more information at

Fulbright US Student Program
The Fulbright program promotes mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange. Students study, research, engage in creative arts practice, intern in public policy, study contemporary music and document their research in multimedia formats, or teach English and U.S. American culture in more than 150 countries. Awards are for graduating seniors, current graduate students, and alumni (U.S. citizenship required). Alumni are eligible to apply through the UO for up to three years beyond graduation, unless you have subsequently matriculated at another US university. Please note that all currently enrolled students (as of the fall term in which the deadline falls) must apply through the UO by the internal deadline, and that all items are due at this date.
Internal deadline (Study, Research, Arts, and Teaching English): Mid-September 2018
External deadline (Study, Research, Arts, and Teaching English): Early October 2018
Advisor: Luis Ruiz
Eligibility: to apply through the U.S. Student Program, applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Permanent residents are not eligible. Please review the Ineligibility section at in relation to the eligibility of dual citizens. To apply to the Foreign Student Program (to study in the U.S.), see

Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are full-cost awards for graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The scholarships are highly competitive and are awarded to citizens of any country outside of the United Kingdom on the basis of the candidate's academic excellence, a good fit between the scholar and the university, evidence of leadership potential, and a commitment to improving the lives of others.
Timeline: Meet with advisor by May 15 of your junior year to declare intent to apply
[Note. Timeline depends on what round you apply to.] 
Round 1: US citizens normally resident in the USA
Internal deadline
: September 8, 2017 
External deadline: October 11, 2017 
Round 2: All other eligible applicants
Internal deadline: 
September 8, 2017 
External deadline: Either December 6, 2017 or January 4, 2018. The application deadline in this round is determined by the course you are applying for. Please find more information here
Advisor: J. Josh Snodgrass

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for US undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
External Deadline: October 3, 2017 (for programs in spring or early summer 2017); March 6, 2018 (for programs in summer or fall 2017)
Advisor: Chin Yi Chen
Eligibility: must be a U.S. citizen

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program (fomerly Carnegie Junior Fellows)
Each year the endowment offers 8–10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and those who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. James C. Gaither Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the endowment's senior associates.
Internal deadline: December 8, 2017
External deadline: January 15, 2018
Advisor: J. Josh Snodgrass
Eligibility: You need not be a U.S. citizen if you attend a university located in the United States. However, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for a full twelve months from August 1 through July 31 following graduation. Students on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the United States for the full year (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the program.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
For juniors and seniors who plan to be scientists, mathematicians, or engineers. Awards can cover the junior and senior years or just the senior year. Recipients receive up to $7,500 annually to help cover tuition, fees, books, and room and board.
Timeline: Before end of spring term your freshman or sophomore year, schedule an interview with the advisor
Internal deadline to apply for UO nomination: November 15 of your sophomore or junior year (requires submission of unofficial transcript, names of 3 recommending faculty, drafts of brief career goals/aspirations questions, and draft of research essay).
External deadline: January 26, 2018
Advisor: Josh Snodgrass
Eligibility: U.S. citizen from the 50 states or the District of Columbia; U.S. national for those students nominated from Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; or a permanent resident.
2018 Goldwater Flyer

Knight Hennessey Scholars
Each year up to 100 high-achieving students who are independent thinkers, display purposeful leadership, and have a civic orientation will receive full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford University. Knight Hennessey scholars may pursue any graduate degree at Stanford, including JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD. programs. Full funding includes tuition, stipend, and graduate program and related academic expenses. Must submit a separate application to Stanford University; award of the Knight Hennessey Scholarship is contingent upon acceptance to Stanford.
Internal deadline: September 8, 2017
External deadline: September 27, 2017
Advisor: J. Josh Snodgrass
Eligibility: open to all nationalities; must have earned a Bachelor's degree within the past four years.

Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program
The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($700/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the scholars with hands-on, practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory Hollings Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.
Internal deadline: TBA
External deadline: January (see Hollings website)
Advisor: V. Patterson Lombardi
Eligibility: must be a U.S. citizen

Marshall Scholarship
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to 40 scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at a UK institution in any field of study. The scholarship allows the scholars, who are the potential leaders, opinion-formers, and decision-makers in their own countries, to gain an understanding and appreciation of British values and the British way of life. It also establishes long-lasting ties between the peoples of Britain and the United States. Each scholarship is held for two years. Award covers university fees, tuition, books, a thesis grant, research, and daily travel, plus fares to and from the United States.
Timeline: During the Winter of your junior year, schedule an interview with the advisor. By May 15 of your junior year, confirm with advisor your intent to apply.
Internal deadline: September 8 before your senior year
External deadline: October 2, 2017
Advisor: J. Josh Snodgrass
Eligibility: must be a U.S. citizen at the time of application

George J. Mitchell Scholarship
The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community. Up to 12 Mitchell scholars who may be seniors, alumni, and graduate students no older than 30, are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Award covers tuition, housing, a $12,000 living expenses stipend, and international travel.
Timeline: Meet with advisor by May 15 of your junior year to declare intent to apply
Internal deadline: September 8, 2017
External deadline: September 29, 2017
Advisor: J. Josh Snodgrass
Eligibility: must be a U.S. citizen

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program
The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the US State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the US Department of State. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically under-represented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. There are two major components to the Rangel Program: an International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program that provides support for graduate school, professional development, and entry into the US Foreign Service, and an undergraduate International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program that provides undergraduates with the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge, and understanding about US foreign policy.
Internal deadline: TBA
External deadline: September 2017 (for graduate program) & February 1, 2018 (for undergraduate summer enrichment program)
Advisor:  J. Josh Snodgrass
Eligibility: must be a U.S. citizen

Rhodes Scholarship Program
Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. The first American Scholars were elected in 1904. Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of study at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
Timeline: During the winter of your junior year, meet with the advisor. By May 15 of your junior year, confirm with advisor your intent to apply.
Internal deadline: September 8 before your senior year
External deadline: October 4, 2017
Advisor: J. Josh Snodgrass
Eligibility: to apply through the U.S., must be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States continuously for the five years prior to the application deadline. For information for applying from outside the U.S. see

RISE (Research Internship in Science and Engineering—Sponsored by the DAAD)
RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada, and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and engineering. It offers unique opportunities for undergraduate students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of two to three months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors.
Internal deadline: Contact Will Johnson
External deadline: January 2018
Advisor: Will Johnson
Eligibility: currently enrolled at a university/college in the United States, Canada or the UK as a full-time student in the field of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences or engineering (or a closely related field)

Rotary Peace Fellowships
Awards for completion of a master's degree program in international affairs, peace studies, or a related field at one of seven designated universities around the world. Note that a bachelor's degree and three years (or the equivalent) of full-time "paid or unpaid relevant work experience" are required at the time that the award begins. Please see the Rotary website and contact the local (or your home district) Rotary Club for assistance.  
External deadline: The deadline for applicants to submit applications to their district is May 31, 2018. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by July 1, 2018.
Advisor: Will Johnson
Eligibility: no citizenship requirements specified

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
These fellowships provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished new Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The fellowships are grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. A "new American" is a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in the United States.
External deadline: November 1, 2017
Advisor: J. Josh Snodgrass
Eligibility: green card holder or naturalized citizen, if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens, if born in the United States

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
Provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the fellowship’s Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington, D.C. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.
External deadline: October 2, 2017 (for spring 2018 fellowship); January 5, 2018 (for fall 2018 fellowship)
Advisor: J. Josh Snodgrass
Eligibility: U.S. citizens (regardless of country of residency) or non-U.S. citizen living in the U.S., provided you obtain the proper work visa

Harry S. Truman Scholarship 
The Truman Scholarship seeks juniors with leadership potential who are committed to careers in public service and are interested in graduate study. Students must have a record of campus and community service, outstanding communication skills, and a strong academic record. Recipients receive up to $30,000 for graduate studies in the United States or abroad that are related to public service. The scholarship also includes a week of leadership training and an optional summer institute. Truman Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of their graduate degrees.
Timeline: During the spring of your sophomore year, you must schedule a meeting with the advisor. In fall term, you must schedule a follow-up meeting by October 15 with the advisor to proceed with your application.
Internal deadline to submit application materials: December15 of your junior year
External deadline: February 6, 2018
AdvisorJ. Josh Snodgrass
Eligibility: must be U.S. citizens, except for persons from the Pacific Islands who are eligible only if they are U.S. nationals or permanent residents of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Resident aliens (green card holders) are not eligible. Students in the process of being awarded U.S. citizenship will need to become citizens prior to the date of the award (usually in late May of the year of selection).
2018 Truman Flyer

Morris K. Udall Scholarship
For juniors and seniors (including those in the fourth year of a five-year track) from a variety of fields who have demonstrated a commitment to environmental or natural resource issues through a combination of coursework, research, internships, jobs, or extracurricular activities. American Indian or Alaska Native students are also eligible for fields related to native health care or tribal policy. Recipients get up to $7,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses.
Internal deadline: February 16, 2018
External deadline: March 8, 2018
Advisor: Jason T. Younker, PhD
Eligibility: U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident