Table of Awards that Do Not Require Endorsement

 

How to Use this List

Below is a table of scholarships and fellowships that do not require University endorsement. Candidates may submit their application materials directly to the administering scholarship/fellowship agency.

Understanding the headings:

  • Name: Name of fellowship/scholarship, linked directly to the award website.
  • Description: Purpose of fellowship/scholarship and award amount.
  • Eligibility: Includes field of study, class standing, and citizenship status requirements. Note that each award may have additional eligibility requirements.
  • LocationWhere the award may be used.
  • Application Deadline: General deadlines for application and all supporting materials that must be submitted to the respective agency handling the scholarship/fellowship is indicated here. Please check scholarship/fellowship websites for official deadlines.

A legend explaining abbreviations is located directly beneath the award table. Use the search box at the top right to filter results. Arrows within the headings may also be used to sort the data.

Questions regarding any of these scholarships/fellowships should be directed to the respective agency handling these awards.

 

Table of Awards that Do Not Require Endorsement

NameDescriptionEligibilityLocationApplication Deadline
(Approximate)
Alfa FellowshipInternational initiative that offers up to 18 individuals the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program through work placement at leading institutions, professional seminars, and intensive language training;
Covers program expenses and $2500 monthly stipend
Professional experience in business, economics, journalism, law, government or public policy;
AL with 5+ years experience, GR with 2+ years experience;
US, UK, German citizen
Europe,
Russia
12/01
American-Scandinavia Foundation Fellowships and GrantsGrants to pursue research, study, or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian countries;
Awards up to $23,000 (year) or $5,000 (1-3 months)
All majors;
SE, AL, GR;
US citizen, PR;
Host country language proficiency desirable/expected
Europe,
Nordic countries
11/01
Robert Bosch Foundation ScholarshipIntensive professional development program for up to 15 individuals through customized work assignments, professional seminars, and German language training;
Covers program expenses and monthly stipend
Professional experience in public policy and administration, foreign and security policy, urban and regional planning, business, journalism and communications, law, or cultural and arts management;
GR with 5+ years experience;
US citizen, PR
Europe,
Germany
11/01
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young ProfessionalsGerman-US cultural immersion exchange program with intensive language training, coursework at university, professional, or technical school, and internship in career field;
Covers program expenses for 1-year exchange
All majors;
FR, SO, JU, SE;
US citizen, PR
Europe,
Germany (for US students), US (for German students)
12/01
Cultural Vistas FellowshipMultinational professional development program for underrepresented students;
Covers program expenses for 8-week summer internship
All majors;
SO, JU;
3.0+ GPA preferred;
US citizen
Various
Argentina, Germany, or India
01/06
DAAD RISE GermanyResearch opportunities in fields of natural science, engineering, and life sciences at top German university and research institutions;
Covers program and living expenses summer internship program
STEM majors;
SO, JU;
Enrolled at a North American university
Europe,
Germany
01/31
DAAD RISE ProfessionalInternship with German companies and non-university research institutions with strong reference to industry;
Covers program expenses for 6-week to 6-month internship
STEM majors;
GR;
Enrolled at a North American university
Europe,
Germany
01/31
DAAD Undergraduate ScholarshipGrant for study, research, or internships as part of organized or independent study abroad program for semester or year;
Funding for up to 1 year towards study, senior thesis research, or internship in study abroad program
All majors;
SO, JU;
Enrolled at a North American university
Europe,
Germany
01/31
DAAD University Summer Course GrantScholarship to cover summer coursework related to German language and literacy, cultural, political, and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany;
Covers tuition for 3-4 week summer course
All majors;
German language proficiency;
SO, JU
Europe,
Germany
12/15
Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate FellowshipScholarship for doctoral degree in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems;
Annual stipend of up to $36,000
Math and computer-related majors;
Research in areas of interest to the Department of Energy;
SE, 1st-yr GR
North America,
United States
January
Ford Foundation FellowshipPredoctoral, dissertation, or postdoctoral fellowships for individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at a college/universityResearch-based PhD or ScD;
US citizen, PR, nationals
North America,
United States
November
Fulbright Canada STEMScholarship for PhD program at a Canadian university;
3-year award
STEM majors;
SE, AL;
US citizen
North America,
Canada
11/15
Fulbright UK Summer InstitutesAcademic program at a prestigious university in the UK, along with opportunities to explore culture, heritage, and history of the UK;
Covers program expenses for 3-4 week summer program
All majors;
FR, SO;
US citizen;
3.7+ GPA
Europe,
United Kingdom
February (late)
Gates Cambridge ScholarshipPostgraduate degree at the University of CambridgeAll majors;
SE, AL;
Any citizenship (except UK)
Europe,
United Kingdom, University of Cambridge
October
(for US students)
Hertz FellowshipScholarship for PhD program;
Awards for up to five years of study, along with personal stipend
Applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences or mathematics majors;
SE, 1st-year GR;
US citizen, PR
North America,
United States
Fall of entering year
Humanity in Action FellowshipHuman rights fellowship program;
Covers program expenses for 1-month summer program
Any major;
SO, JU, SE;
Any citizenship
Europe
(city location changes each year)
January (early)
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation FellowshipProfessional development and financial support to first- or second-year STEM teachers;
Support for 5-year program
STEM major with valid teaching credential/certificate/license to teach grades 9-12 in the US;
SE, AL, GR
North America,
United States
November (late)
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate FellowshipScholarship for doctoral degree in select STEM fields;
3-year graduate fellowship
STEM majors;
SE, GR;
US citizen, national
North America,
United States
December (early)
National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars ProgramAccelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students pursuing biomedical research careers;
Covers program expenses (approximately 4 years)
US citizen, PREurope,
United Kingdom, University of Cambridge and University of Oxford
December (early)
National Science Foundation Graduate FellowshipFinancial support towards research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within science and engineering;
3-year scholarship
STEM majors;
SE, AL, GR with less than 12 months of full-time graduate study;
US citizen, national, PR
North America,
United States
November
Donald Payne International Development FellowshipFunding for graduate studies and internships relevant to US Agency for International Development (USAID), as well as mentoring and professional development for individuals interested in becoming USAID Foreign Service Officers (job appointment granted upon successful completion of program)Majors applicable to Foreign Officer career;
SE, AL;
US citizen;
3.2+ GPA;
Preference to minority groups historically underrepresented in Foreign Service and those with financial need
North America,
United States
January (late)
Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs FellowshipFinancial support for schooling along with internship, mentoring, and professional development opportunities for those interested in career in US Foreign Service;
2-year scholarship (for senior year and first year of graduate education or 2 years of graduate education) and employment in Foreign Service upon successful completion of program
Majors applicable to Foreign Service career;
JU, SE, AL;
US citizen;
3.2+ GPA
North America,
United States
January
Public Policy and International Affairs Program Undergraduate FellowshipsIntensive program at a designated Junior Summer Institute that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers in public service with possible funding for graduate degrees;
Covers program expenses for 7-week summer program
Majors related to public/international affairs or public service;
JU;
US citizen, PR (some schools allow international students studying at a US institution)
North America,
United States
November (early)
Charles Rangel Graduate FellowshipFunding for graduate school, internships, mentoring, and employment as a Foreign Service OfficerMajors related to international affairs, public policy, public administration, business administration;
SE, AL;
US citizen;
3.2+ GPA
North America,
United States
January
Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation Scholarship for Service ProgramScholarship established by Department of Defense to support students pursuing degrees in STEM disciplines and be gainfully employed upon degree completionSTEM majors;
FR, SO, JU, SE, GR;
US, Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, or UK citizen;
3.0+ GPA
North America,
United States
December (early)
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New AmericansFunding for graduate education for immigrants and children of immigrants to the United StatesAll majors;
SE, AL, GR;
30 years of age or younger;
Immigrant or child of immigrant
North America,
United States
November (early)
US Department of State Critical Language ScholarshipOverseas language and cultural immersion program organized by the US State Department;
Covers program expenses for summer program
All majors;
FR, SO, JU, SE, GR;
US citizen;
Some language proficiency required for select programs
InternationalNovember
Yenching ScholarshipPostgraduate scholarship to study at Peking UniversitySE, AL, GR;
Any citizenship
Asia,
China (Beijing),
Peking University
December

Legend:
FR = freshmen, SO = sophomores, JU = juniors, SE = seniors, GR = graduate students, AL = alumni
US citizen = US citizen, PR = permanent resident
SFO = Scholarships & Fellowships Office