Office of the Provost

Scholarships and Fellowships Database

Identify scholarships that correspond to your current year in school. Keep in mind that you will be applying for scholarship or fellowship funding for the next school year. For example, as a sophomore, you would be applying for funding for your junior year.

Application deadlines are identified on each scholarship site.

Sophomores

Boren scholarships support U.S. undergraduates to study abroad, including intensive language training in areas of the world critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. [Countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded, although proven language ability in a European language is recognized as a measure of a candidate’s ability to learn a new language of a country considered critical to the U.S.]

Note: special Boren scholarships are available for summer study abroad for students in STEM disciplines.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: up to $20,000

Contact the Wang Center for application details.

Part of the Boren Scholarship program (see Boren Scholarship) these scholarships are to support U.S. students attending State Department–administered overseas intensive summer language institutes in 13 critical languages. Study of Chinese requires at least 2 full years or equivalent study before the summer program begins.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: up to $30,000 per year for tuition, room, board, required fees and books.

 

German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships fund study, capstone research and/or internships in Germany for students in their 2nd or 3rd year of German language. Preference is given to candidates whose programs or projects are based at or organized by a German university, and are 4 – 10 months duration. Students need to demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and/or European affairs.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: monthly stipend of approximately E650, plus additional support to defray travel and research expenses, and health insurance.

 

German Academic Exchange Service University Summer Course Grant support for undergraduates with a minimum of 2 years of college-level German to attend a 3 – 4 week summer course at a German university. Summer courses in German language, literary, cultural, political and/or economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany are all eligible.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: stipend of approximately E850, which covers tuition, room and board in whole or in part. The host institution arranges accommodation. DAAD provides a subsidy toward international travel.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship awards fund participation in Study Abroad programs (minimum of 4 weeks) for students who are U.S. citizens and receive Federal Pell Grants. The program seeks to diversify who studies abroad, and the countries and regions where they study.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: up to $5000 (average = $4000) depending on length of study and student need

Contact the Wang Center for application details.

Sophomores and juniors majoring in math, one of the natural sciences, or engineering who intend to pursue a career in research are eligible for this Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program scholarship, which funds up to 2 years of undergraduate study. Candidates must intend to pursue a research career and a PhD. in math, one of the natural sciences or engineering.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: Up to $7500 per year for a maximum of two years to pay for tuition, fees, books, room and board.

 

Humanity in Action fellowships enable successful candidates to participate in a month-long human rights program that occurs annually in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris or Warsaw.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: full cost of participation in the program and most meals.

 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: Scholarship support up to $20,000 per year for tuition, educational expenses and reasonable living expenses, paid summer laboratory research training at NIH, and paid employment and training at NIH after graduation.

 

SMART scholarship program supports U.S. students in fields interested in theoretical and/or applied research, and interested in working for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: full tuition and fees, stipend, paid summer internships, and book allowance.

 

Udall scholarships are open to sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers relating to an environmental field. Students need to demonstrate leadership skills and have a commitment to public service. Includes targeted awards for Native Americans and Alaskan Natives.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: up to $7000 for academic fees and networking opportunities.

Juniors

In the 2015-2016 academic year, AAUW provided more than $3.7 million in funding for 241 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations. Review AAUW’s website for more information on its fellowship and grant programs.

Community Action Grants are also available to fund community-based projects.http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/community-action-grants/

Contact PLU’s Center for Community Engagement and Service for application details.

Boren scholarships support U.S. undergraduates to study abroad, including intensive language training in areas of the world critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. [Countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded, although proven language ability in a European language is recognized as a measure of a candidate’s ability to learn a new language of a country considered critical to the U.S.]

Note: special Boren scholarships are available for summer study abroad for students in STEM disciplines

Award/Stipend/Benefits: up to $20,000

Contact the Wang Center for application details.

Part of the Boren Scholarship program (see Boren above) these scholarships are to support U.S. students attending State Department–administered overseas intensive summer language institutes in 13 critical languages. Study of Chinese requires at least 2 full years or equivalent study before the summer program begins.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: up to $30,000 per year for tuition, room, board, required fees and books.

 

German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships fund study, capstone research and/or internships in Germany for students in their 2nd or 3rd year of German language. Preference is given to candidates whose programs or projects are based at or organized by a German university, and are 4 – 10 months duration. Students need to demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and/or European affairs.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: monthly stipend of approximately E650, plus additional support to defray travel and research expenses, and health insurance.

German Academic Exchange Service University Summer Course Grant support for undergraduates with a minimum of 2 years of college-level German to attend a 3 – 4 week summer course at a German university. Summer courses in German language, literary, cultural, political and/or economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany are all eligible.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: stipend of approximately E850, which covers tuition, room and board in whole or in part. The host institution arranges accommodation. DAAD provides a subsidy toward international travel.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship awards fund participation in Study Abroad programs (minimum of 4 weeks) for students who are U.S. citizens and receive Federal Pell Grants. The program seeks to diversify who studies abroad, and the countries and regions where they study.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: up to $5000 (average = $4000) depending on length of study and student need.

Contact the Wang Center for application details.

Sophomores and juniors majoring in math, one of the natural sciences, or engineering who intend to pursue a career in research are eligible for Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program scholarship, which funds up to 2 years of undergraduate study. Candidates must intend to pursue a research career and a PhD. in math, one of the natural sciences or engineering.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: Up to $7500 per year for a maximum of two years to pay for tuition, fees, books, room and board.

 

Humanity in Action fellowships enable successful candidates to participate in a month-long human rights program that occurs annually in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris or Warsaw.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: full cost of participation in the program and most meals.

 

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.

Students do not apply to NSF to participate in REU activities. Students apply directly to REU Sites or to NSF-funded investigators who receive REU Supplements. To identify appropriate REU Sites, students should consult the directory of active REU Sites on the NSF website.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: Scholarship support up to $20,000 per year for tuition, educational expenses and reasonable living expenses, paid summer laboratory research training at NIH, and paid employment and training at NIH after graduation.

 

The PPIA Program prepares undergraduates to be competitive candidates for top degree programs in the fields of public policy, public administration or international affairs. Accepted students participate in an intensive, 7-week, academic program during the summer before their senior year on one of the following Junior Summer Institute (JSI) campuses:

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Princeton University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of California, Berkeley

Awards/Stipend/Benefits

  • Full tuition at a PPIA Junior Summer Institute.
  • Eligibility to receive assistance with travel expenses.
  • A stipend of up to $1,500 (funding determined by each JSI).
  • University housing with a meal plan.
  • Books and related course materials at your JSI.
  • Each JSI may offer additional benefits, such as GRE preparation, at their discretion. Please check with each JSI about any additional benefits.
  • Minimum of a one-time $5,000 scholarship at a PPIA graduate school if admitted for a Master’s degree. PPIA Fellows often receive financial offers above and beyond this minimum from their graduate program.
  • Fee waiver when applying to schools that are members of the PPIA Graduate School Consortium.

SMART scholarship program supports U.S. students in fields interested in theoretical and/or applied research, and interested in working for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: full tuition and fees, stipend, paid summer internships, and book allowance

 

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship  – Funded by the U.S. Department of State, this fellowship program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: Undergraduate candidates: Up to $37,000 annually for tuition, room and board, books, fees for the senior year of undergraduate studies and the first year of a master’s degree in related fields.

 

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation is a merit-based scholarship is awarded to students who plan to pursue careers in public service. Applications need to be submitted in the junior year (or the senior year for residents of Puerto Rico or U.S. territories).

Award/Stipend/Benefits: Up to $30,000

 

Udall scholarships are open to sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers relating to an environmental field. Students need to demonstrate leadership skills and have a commitment to public service. Includes targeted awards for Native Americans and Alaskan Natives.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: up to $7000 for academic fees and networking opportunities.

Youth Action Net, Laureate Global Fellows – The fellowship recognizes 20 student leaders, ages 18-29, who have founded or pioneered innovative community based programming.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: Fellows participate in a yearlong experience that includes leadership training, coaching/mentoring, advocacy, and networking opportunities

 Contact PLU’s Center for Community Engagement and Service for application details.

Seniors

In the 2015-2016 academic year, AAUW provided more than $3.7 million in funding for 241 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations. Review AAUW’s website for more information on its fellowship and grant programs.

Community Action Grants are also available to fund community-based projects.http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/community-action-grants/

Contact PLU’s Center for Community Engagement and Service for application details.

The William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India pairs a select number of highly skilled young professionals with leading NGOs and social enterprises in India in order to accelerate impact and create effective projects that are replicable, scalable, and sustainable. Through ten months of service and fieldwork, Fellows gain knowledge of development on the ground in the fields of education, livelihoods, public health, and social enterprise, honing and harnessing their growing skills as change agents capable of effecting lasting change.

Boren scholarships support U.S. undergraduates to study abroad, including intensive language training in areas of the world critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. [Countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded, although proven language ability in a European language is recognized as a measure of a candidate’s ability to learn a new language of a country considered critical to the U.S.]

Note: special Boren scholarships are available for summer study abroad for students in STEM disciplines

Award/Stipend/Benefits: up to $20,000

Contact the Wang Center for application details.

Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers approximately 10-12 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Carnegie junior fellows work as research assistants to the endowment’s senior associates.

Part of the Boren Scholarship program (see Boren above) these scholarships are to support U.S. students attending State Department–administered overseas intensive summer language institutes in 13 critical languages. Study of Chinese requires at least 2 full years or equivalent study before the summer program begins.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: up to $30,000 per year for tuition, room, board, required fees and books.

 

Based on financial need, the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program supports graduating seniors or graduates, especially from minorities who are historically underrepresented in the U.S. Foreign Service to do graduate work. Academic disciplines appropriate to this award include: business, economics, foreign languages, international studies, political science, and sociology. Following completion of the M.S. degree, successful candidates are expected to work as a foreign service officer for a minimum of three years.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: approximately $90,000 over 2 years, including tuition; Stipend and internship support.

 

DAAD scholarships support graduating seniors in any discipline with a good command of German for a year of independent study or a full M.A. degree program at a German University.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: monthly stipend of approximately E750, plus health insurance and a flat rate subsidy for travel costs. Additionally, limited find are available for a rent subsidy and family allowance.

Eligibility

The Davies-Jackson Scholarship provides a unique opportunity for graduating seniors with exceptional academic records who will graduate with a 3.7 or higher overall grade point average. The applicant should be among the first generation in their family to graduate from college or the applicant should not have benefitted from their parent’s academic achievements.

Award

The Davies-Jackson Scholar will be admitted to Cambridge as an Affiliated Student. An Affiliated Student is a graduate holding an approved degree from another university who is admitted to work for the Cambridge BA degree. As this is essentially a second BA, Affiliated Students take the more advanced parts of a Cambridge degree course and qualify for the degree in two years instead of the usual three.

The Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program are for graduating seniors who are U.S. citizens to fund graduate studies and internships for individuals interested in becoming USAID Foreign Service Officers.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: approximately $90,000 over 2 years for tuition and internships and USAID employment.

 

1) Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA)          

Available in 150 or more countries, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for graduates to work overseas as English language teaching assistants. This program facilitates direct cultural interaction and mutual understanding on an individual basis for Fulbright awardees, who meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of the host country, through sharing daily experiences. The host countries determine the number and criteria for candidates.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: round-trip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room, board and incidental expenses, and Accident & Sickness Health Insurance.

 

2) Fulbright Study/Research: Academic OR Creative and Performing Arts

Available in 150 or more countries, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed research projects and study opportunities. Through engagement in a host community, awardees will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. The host countries determine the number and criteria for candidates.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: round-trip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room, board and incidental expenses, and Accident & Sickness Health Insurance.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are one of the most prestigious international scholarships in the world. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is a one-year graduate study award in any discipline offered by an institution of higher education in Ireland or Northern Ireland. The purpose of this award is to link young leaders from the U.S. to the island of Ireland, by recognizing intellectual achievement, leadership and a commitment to public service.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: tuition, housing, a cash stipend for living expenses, and an international travel stipend.

Humanity in Action fellowships enable successful candidates to participate in a month-long human rights program that occurs annually in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris or Warsaw.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: full cost of participation in the program and most meals.

The Samuel Huntington Public Service award enables a graduating senior to pursue a meaningful year of public service anywhere in the world. It can be undertaken alone or in conjunction with an established charitable organization.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: $15,000 stipend

Applicants must have at a minimum a B.A. in science or math and be committed to teaching science and/or math in U.S. Schools. Knowles Science Teaching Fellowships (KSTF) support up to 5 years of professional development and support teachers to become leaders in using exemplary teaching practice.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: $1500 stipend

 

James Madison Memorial Fellowships are available for graduating seniors to complete an M.A. and teach American History, government, or social studies and the U.S. Constitution at the grade levels 7 – 12.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: up to $12,000 per year (maximum $24,000) for tuition, fees, books and room and board if away from principal residence.

 

One of the most prestigious scholarships, Marshall Scholarships (up to 40 per year) are awarded to top American students for 2 – 3 years of graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland). The competition is open to students in all fields of study.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: Full scholarship

NOTE: must begin work on application in spring of the junior year.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: Scholarship support up to $20,000 per year for tuition, educational expenses and reasonable living expenses, paid summer laboratory research training at NIH, and paid employment and training at NIH after graduation.

 

The Rhodes scholarship is probably the best known of the highly competitive scholarships available to graduating seniors. It is awarded to top American students for 2 – 3 years of graduate study at Oxford University in England. The competition is open to students in all disciplines.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: Full scholarship

Note: must begin work on application in spring of the junior year.

Each year, Rotary Peace Fellowships selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of our peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. Two types of peace fellowships are available – master’s degree and professional development certificate.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: minimum $30,000

 

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing that is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the future.

SMART scholarship program supports U.S. students in fields interested in theoretical and/or applied research, and interested in working for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: full tuition and fees, stipend, paid summer internships, and book allowance

 

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, this fellowship program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: Undergraduate candidates: Up to $37,000 annually for tuition, room and board, books, fees for the senior year of undergraduate studies and the first year of a master’s degree in related fields.

The Yenching Academy offers a Masters in Chinese Studies. Academy courses are offered in Chinese and English. The scholarship covers tuition and fees, living costs, accommodation, round trip airfare to Beijing and field studies costs. Students will complete their coursework during the fall and spring semesters with some additional study during the summer.

Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree before the start of the program.

Youth Action Net, Laureate Global Fellows – The fellowship recognizes 20 student leaders, ages 18-29, who have founded or pioneered innovative community based programming.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: Fellows participate in a yearlong experience that includes leadership training, coaching/mentoring, advocacy, and networking opportunities

 Contact PLU’s Center for Community Engagement and Service for application details.

Alumni

Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers approximately 10-12 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Carnegie junior fellows work as research assistants to the endowment’s senior associates.

1) Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA)          

Available in 150 or more countries, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for graduates to work overseas as English language teaching assistants. This program facilitates direct cultural interaction and mutual understanding on an individual basis for Fulbright awardees, who meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of the host country, through sharing daily experiences. The host countries determine the number and criteria for candidates.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: round-trip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room, board and incidental expenses, and Accident & Sickness Health Insurance

 

2) Fulbright Study/Research: Academic OR Creative and Performing Arts

Available in 150 or more countries, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed research projects and study opportunities. Through engagement in a host community, awardees will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. The host countries determine the number and criteria for candidates.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: round-trip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room, board and incidental expenses, and Accident &
Sickness Health Insurance

 

Humanity in Action Fellowships enable successful candidates to participate in a month-long human rights program that occurs annually in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris or Warsaw.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: full cost of participation in the program and most meals

 

The Yenching Academy offers a Masters in Chinese Studies. Academy courses are offered in Chinese and English. The scholarship covers tuition and fees, living costs, accommodation, round trip airfare to Beijing and field studies costs. Students will complete their coursework during the fall and spring semesters with some additional study during the summer.

Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree before the start of the program.