Awards that fund undergraduate tuition

  • The Goldwater Scholarship provides up to $7,500 per year for sophomores and juniors majoring in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.
  • The Udall Foundation awards scholarships of up to $7,000 to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. 

Awards that fund study abroad

  • The Gilman Scholarship provides up to $5000 for students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. 
  • The Critical Language Scholarship Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program that includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. 
  • The Boren Scholarships provide funding for students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad. 
  • The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three-to-four-week programs for US undergraduate students. Participants explore the culture, heritage, and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university.

Awards that fund post-graduate opportunities

  • The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. 
  • The Gaither Junior Fellows program offers fellowships to students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Students who are selected will be hired to work as employees at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC on a full-time basis for one year.
  • The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. 
  • Knight-Hennessy Scholars receive full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford University.
  • Schwarzman Scholars pursue a Masters in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
  • The Soros Fellowship invests in the graduate education of New Americans – immigrants and the children of immigrants – who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic fields.
  • The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school for students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service.

Awards that fund post-graduate study in the UK or Ireland

  • The Gates Cambridge Scholarship funds pursuit of a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
  • The Marshall Scholarship finances a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. 
  • Mitchell Scholars receive funding for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
  • The Rhodes Scholarship provides full financial support to pursue a degree at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. 

Awards for students interested in a foreign service career