Scholarships and Fellowships

Additional Opportunities

While we cannot advise for every single scholarship and fellowship that exists, we do want to make students aware of these opportunities. Please see the three resource lists below:

Recommended Scholarship and Fellowship Search Engines

Federal Opportunities for STEM Graduate Students

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 (STEM) areas. These advanced degree opportunities range from graduate fellowships and research internships that graduate students can apply to directly to funding opportunities for academic institutions to establish innovative graduate training programs.

FinAid

Information on financial aid for college and tips on how to help ease the burden of college expenses.

Florida State University Fellowship Database

Helpful database of external fellowships.

Opportunities for Non-U.S. Citizens

Non–U.S. citizens may find this compiled list of opportunities helpful. 

Pro Fellow: Graduate Study Funding Database

Free database of more than 2,600 funding awards for graduate study and professional development

University of Illinois Fellowships Finder (Graduate Students)

Search enginer with hundreds of awards to support graduate study and research at the graduate level.

University of Minnesota Abroad Scholarship Database

Database of opportunities for study abroad and other experiences abroad.

Additional Recommended Opportunities

 

 American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship (Study in Scandinavia) 

This scholarship provides assistance for individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one more Scandinavian country for up to one year. Applications due annually in early November.

Amgen Scholars Program

Funded summer research opportunity for selected undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, non-graduating seniors) to engage in hands-on STEM research at many of the nation’s premier educational institutions. Currently, 10 institutions in the US host the summer research program. Opportunities are also available to US students in Japan, China, and Singapore. Applications are due in early February annually.

Astronaut Scholarship

Astronaut Scholarships are awarded to students in their junior and senior year of college studying science, technology, engineering, or mathematics with the intent to pursue research or advance their field upon completion of their final degree. The award covers $15,000 towards undergraduate tuition and expenses. 

Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF)

The BAEF encourages application for Fellowships for advanced study or research at a Belgian university or institution of higher learning. The BAEF awards annually up to 11 Fellowships to American students or researchers. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Fellows receive 1 non-renewable 12-month grant, for PhD study or post-doctoral research. 

Bridging Scholarship: Study Abroad in Japan

Scholarship for undergraduate students studying abroad in Japan who are U.S. citizens. Bridging Scholarship recipients receive stipends of up to $2,500 for a semester’s study program or up to $4,500 for an academic-year program. Awardees join the Bridging Scholar community and gain access to our extensive alumni, donor, and supporter network. Foundation programming includes in-person and virtual mentorship opportunities as well as career and networking events.

Chateaubriand Fellowship

This fellowship offered by the Embassy of France in the United States supports outstanding doctoral students who wish to conduct research in France for a period of 4-9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries. There are two subprograms: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & Health // Humanities & Social Science. US citizenship is not required. Applications are due annually in mid-January.

William D. Clarke, Sr. Diplomatic Security Fellowship

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Clarke DS Fellowship is a two-year graduate fellowship program designed for individuals who want to pursue a master’s degree and a career as a Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Special Agent in the Foreign Service. DSS Special Agents are sworn federal law enforcement officers.

Davis Summer Language Fellowships

Davis Fellowships cover 100% of tuition, room, and board for one summer of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in the languages offered at the Middlebury College Language Schools: Abenaki, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian.

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF)

The DOE CSGF provides financial support for students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex problems in science and engineering (science and engineering track). The program also funds doctoral candidates in applied mathematics, statistics or computer science who are pursuing research that will contribute to more effective use of emerging high-performance systems (mathematics and computer science track). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applications due annually in January.

English Teaching Opportunities:

English Open Doors (Chile): One year opportunity to teach English in Chile. 

EPIK (Korea): One year opportunity to teach English in South Korea. 

JET (Japan): One year opportunity to teach English in Japan.

NALCAP (Spain): One year opportunity to teach English in Spain

TAPIF (France): One year opportunity to teach English in France. 

USTA (Austria): One year opportunity to teach English in Austria. 

Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship Program

The Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship is a merit and need based fellowship program for undergraduate and graduate students in IT-related degree programs. The Bureau of Global Talent Management (GTM), the Bureau of Information Management (IRM), and a grantee (currently The Washington Center) work together to recruit outstanding students who reflect the diversity of America and are interested in pursuing careers as Foreign Service Diplomatic Technology Officers with the Department of State. Consideration is given to those with financial need. It is the first fellowship program specifically targeted to Foreign Service Specialists.

Freeman-Asia (Study in Asia) 

Study abroad scholarship for students with financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Summer awards are up to $3,000, semester awards up to $5,000, and Academic Year awards up to $7,000. Applications due annually in March for summer programs and in April for fall or academic year programs. 

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) provides study abroad scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the US study abroad population.

Gaither Junior Fellows Program

The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is designed to provide a substantive work experience for 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 a period of one year.

GEM Fellowship

GEM offers MS and Ph.D. level students an outstanding opportunity and access to dozens of the top Engineering and Science firms and Universities in the nation through full tuition for an MS or PhD and a living stipend. The GEM Fellowship was designed to focus on promoting opportunities for individuals to enter industry at the graduate level in areas such as research and development, product development, and other high level technical careers. GEM also offers exposure to a number of opportunities in academia.

 Google PhD Fellowship Program

Google PhD Fellowships directly support graduate students as they pursue their PhD, as well as connect them to a Google Research Mentor. The Google PhD Fellowship Program was created to recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional and innovative research in areas relevant to computer science and related fields. Fellowships support promising PhD candidates of all backgrounds who seek to influence the future of technology. Google’s mission is to foster inclusive research communities and encourage people of diverse backgrounds to apply. We currently offer fellowships in Africa, Australia, Canada, East Asia, Europe, India, Latin America, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and the United States.

Luce Scholars Program

The Luce Scholars Program, a nationally competitive fellowship program, offers a year of immersive living and working experience in Asia designed to introduce this diverse region to talented, public interest-minded young Americans. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a wide range of fields and from a variety of backgrounds who have had limited exposure to Asia. 

National Institute of Health (NIH) Summer Internship Program (SIP)

SIP welcomes eligible college, graduate, and professional students to spend eight to ten weeks conducting paid biomedical research with NIH investigators.

National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program 

A college scholarship program for undergraduate students committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science research. Recipients receive up to $20,000 per academic year for tuition, educational, and reasonable living expenses. Scholarships are awarded for one year and can be renewed for up to four years. For every year of scholarship support, scholars commit to two paid service obligations in the NIH Intramural Research Program. These are:

  • A ten week full-time summer internship at the NIH immediately following the year of scholarship support
  • One year of full-time work at the NIH post-graduation; this service obligation may be deferred until completion of an advanced degree program.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

11-week summer research opportunity for undergraduate students. Recipients get hands-on lab experience with world-class mentors in one of NIST’s six labs or other offices. In 2023, students received $6,600 for the summer ($600 per week).

Native American Congressional Internship

The Native American Congressional Internship Program provides Native American and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process in order to understand first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government.

ORISE Internships and Fellowships 

ORISE connects the most talented and diverse college students, recent graduates, postdocs, and faculty to STEM internship and fellowship programs closely aligned with the interests of a variety of research facilities, including those managed for the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal agencies. 

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, we invest in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field.

Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who have been historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Payne Fellowship provides up to $104,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, and a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.

Peace Corps

Two-year paid service experiences in countries around the world, typically in rural locations, in support of projects in one of six areas: Agriculture,  Environment, Education, Community Economic Development, Health, Youth in Development.  Contact Mines’ Peace Corps Prep Coordinator, Sam Temple, at stemple@mines.edu for support. 

Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program is a program funded by the U.S. Department of State, administered by Howard University, that attracts and prepares outstanding young people for Foreign Service careers in the U.S. Department of State.

Award Stipend/Benefits

    • Up to $24,000 annually towards tuition and mandatory fees for completion of an approved two-year master’s program in international affairs or another area relevant to the Foreign Service at a university based in the United States.
    • A stipend of $18,000 per year, for each of the two years of graduate study to help pay living expenses, books, and travel while in school under the Pickering Fellowship. Stipends are also provided for summer internships.
    • A mandatory orientation to the Pickering Fellowship and the Foreign Service, in late May/early June 2024, in Washington, DC.
    • A ten-week internship at the Department of State in Washington, DC, during the summer between the first and second years of graduate school (2024).
    • The assignment of a Department of State Foreign Service mentor to each Pickering Fellow.
    • A ten-week overseas internship at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate during the summer following

Princeton in Asia

Funded, international immersive 1-year service fellowships in host organizations and communities throughout Asia.

Princeton in Latin America (PiLA)

Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) partners with NGOs and multilateral organizations and places highly qualified recent college graduates in year-long service fellowships with nonprofit, public service, humanitarian, and government organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA)

The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) offer an assortment of rigorous academic fellowship programs for undergraduates looking to advance their careers in public service. Our Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship Program is a rigorous academic graduate-level preparation program for undergraduate juniors with the purpose of preparing students to obtain a Master’s or a joint degree in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field. Beyond that we offer an assortment of public service expos, conferences, and consortiums.

 

Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program offers an intensive six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students (“Rangel Scholars “) with an appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, an understanding of career opportunities in the field, and higher knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Summer Enrichment Program takes place at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The Program provides two courses that focus on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy and economics, plus a writing seminar. To give the Scholars greater insight into the foreign policy making process and international affairs careers, the Rangel Program introduces them to a wide range of professionals from government and non-governmental organizations who work on global issues. It arranges trips to various governmental and non-governmental institutions involved in international affairs and explores options for professional development, graduate study, fellowships, and internships.

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program is a premier U.S. Department of State program created to attract diverse talent to its Foreign Service. The Fellowship seeks individuals committed to promoting positive change in the world as U.S. diplomats in the Foreign Service. This opportunity is open to eligible college seniors and graduates with any undergraduate major. The Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Foreign Service Officers represent the United States in countries around the world by promoting human rights, assisting American citizens overseas, enhancing prosperity and development, deepening ties between the United States and people around the world, and supporting U.S. global values and interests.

Steel Intern Scholarships – Association for Iron and Steel Technology 

Up to 50 Steel Intern Scholarships will be awarded for the 2024-2025 academic school year. The AIST Steel Intern Scholarships provide the best of both worlds – valuable industry experience and financial support. Selected candidates will receive a paid summer internship or co-op at a North America steel company followed by a US$7,500 scholarship.

 

Voyager Scholarship for Public Service

The Voyager Scholarship was created by the Obamas and Brian Chesky, Co-Founder and CEO of Airbnb to help shape young leaders who can bridge divides and help solve our biggest challenges together. The Scholarship is open to students entering their junior year of college an an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S., who have demonstrated a financial need, and who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients. The Voyager Scholarship gives college students financial aid to alleviate the burden of college debt, meaningful travel experiences to expand their horizons, and a network of mentors and leaders to support them.

 

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