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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDY AND RESEARCH
Junior, graduating senior, graduate student, or alumni status required.

AWARD

ELIGIBILITYDEADLINE 
Beinecke

Junior

WU nomination required

Jan. 16, 2017
Campus Deadline

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Boren Graduate FellowshipOpenJan. 31, 2017
National Deadline

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Carnegie Junior FellowsSenior
WU nomination required
Dec. 5, 2016
Campus Deadline

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Churchill ScholarshipSenior
WU nomination required
Oct. 3, 2016
Campus Deadline

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Critical Language Scholarship

OpenNov. 16, 2016
National Deadline

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DAAD Study Scholarship &

Research Grants

WU evaluation requiredOct. 12, 2016
Campus Deadline

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Fulbright U.S. Student Program

WU evaluation requiredSept. 5, 2017
Campus Deadline

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Fulbright-HaysWU evaluation required

Feb. 28, 2017

Campus Deadline

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Gates Cambridge AwardOpenOct. 12, 2016
National Deadline

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Knight-Hennessy Scholars ProgramSenior or Alum
WU nomination required
Aug. 15, 2017
Campus Deadline

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Luce Scholars ProgramSenior or Alum
WU nomination required
Oct. 3, 2016
Campus Deadline

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Marshall ScholarshipSenior or Alum
WU nomination required
Sept. 1, 2016
Campus Deadline

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Michael David-Weill Scholarship

Senior

WU nomination required

Oct. 1, 2016
Campus Deadline
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Mitchell ScholarshipSenior or Alum
WU nomination required
Sept. 1, 2016
Campus Deadline

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Rhodes ScholarshipSenior or Alum
WU nomination required
Sept. 1, 2016
Campus Deadline

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Schwarzman ScholarshipWU evaluation required

Aug. 29, 2016

Campus Deadline

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Truman

Junior

WU nomination required
Oct. 28, 2016
Campus Deadline
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YenchingWU nomination required

Nov. 28, 2016

Campus Deadline

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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDY AND RESEARCH

AWARD

ELIGIBILITYDEADLINE 

Astronaut Scholarship

Sophomore or Junior

February 24, 2017

Campus Deadline

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Bemis & Eisner

OpenMar. 1, 2017

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Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

Campus certification requiredFeb. 1, 2017
Campus Deadline

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Critical Language ScholarshipOpenNov. 16, 2016
National deadline

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DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship

OpenJan. 31, 2017
National Deadline

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Gilman Scholarship

Campus certification required

Oct. 4, 2016;
    Mar. 7, 2017
National deadline

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GoldwaterSophomore or Junior
WU nomination required
Dec. 16, 2016
Campus Deadline

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Udall

Sophomore or Junior
WU nomination required
Feb. 6, 2017
Campus Deadline

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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDY AND RESEARCH


Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship

Beinecke Website | For students with exceptional academic talent who intend to pursue graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social sciences, either in the U.S. or overseas.  About 18 awards are given each year.  Award: $34,000 in support of graduate education. Eligibility: Juniors with financial need (usually demonstrated by a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during undergraduate years, but students receiving full-ride merit scholarships, ROTC awards, etc., may also be eligible).  WU may nominate one undergraduate for consideration each year.

To apply for university nomination: begin by filling out our interest form.


Boren Graduate Fellowship

Boren Website and Application | For U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.  Award: Up to $24,000 for overseas study.  Eligibility: U.S. citizen, either matriculated in or applying to a graduate degree program in the U.S. 

For more information from WU's Boren campus advisor, please fill out our interest form.


James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program (formerly Carnegie Junior Fellows)

Carnegie Website | Junior Fellows work for one year as a foreign policy research assistant at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C.  Fellows have the opportunity to assist senior associates in research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to Congressional testimony, and organize briefings for scholars, journalists, and government officials. 10-12 awards are given each year.  Award: $37,000 salary plus benefits for the 12-month position.  Eligibility: Graduating seniors and those who have graduated during the past academic year.  WU may nominate two eligible candidates for consideration each year.

Additional information on the program, including the application can be found here.

To apply for university nomination: begin by filling out our interest form.


Churchill Scholarship

Churchill Website | This scholarship supports outstanding American students to do graduate work within the sciences, mathematics, or engineering.  Scholars receive a fully-funded one year of graduate study in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the University of Cambridge.  At least 14 awards are given each year.  Award: One-year award covers all University and College tuition and fees, plus living allowance, travel allowance and research allowance. Total value is $45 - 50,000.  Eligibility: U.S. citizens between the ages of 19 and 26, Graduating seniors and those who have graduated within the past 12 months.  WU may nominate two applicants for consideration each year.

To apply for university nomination: begin by filling out our interest form.


Critical Language Scholarship

CLS Website and Application | For U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students to participate in beginning, intermediate and/or advanced level summer language programs abroad.  Languages include Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.  Award: Travel to and from program location, pre-departure orientation in Washington D.C., applicable visa fees, room, board, intensive language instruction, program-sponsored travel within country, all entrance fees for CLS cultural enrichment activities. Eligibility: U.S. citizens, currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student.

For more information from WU's CLS campus advisor, please fill out our interest form.


DAAD Study Scholarship & Research Grants

DAAD Study Scholarship Website DAAD Research Grants Website The German Academic Exchange Service provides the opportunity to do research or independent study in Germany, or to complete a full Master's degree program at a German university, in nearly any field.  Award: The Study Scholarship offers a 10-month scholarship (750 euros/month plus additional payments towards health insurance, travel, etc.) to be used for a full master's degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or master's degree program completed in the home country.  The Research Grant provides funding for students to conduct research for either 1-6 or 7-10 months (750-1000 euros/month plus additional payments towards health insurance, travel, etc.).  Eligibility: Graduating seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates who have completed their Bachelor's degrees no longer than six years before the application deadline are welcome to apply.  Open to citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada.  Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university for at least two years at the time of application.  Applicants in the arts, humanities, and social sciences should have a good command of German.  Applicants for independent study are expected to have a well-defined study or research project that makes a stay in Germany essential and should have an invitation from an academic partner at a German university or research institution.  WU has a direct agreement with DAAD that allows it to nominate one student each year.  WU students must submit their application through WU, which will forward all applications to DAAD's NY Office.

To apply for university nomination: complete the required DAAD Study Scholarship or Research Grant - WU Application for Nomination.


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Fulbright Website and Application | Grants for one year of study, research, or teaching of English in almost any country in the world; this is the U.S. Government's premier scholarship program. About 1,000 awards are given each year (although some of these go to students who are already enrolled in American graduate programs).  Award: One-year award, typically covering round-trip transportation, language or orientation courses, tuition where necessary, book and research allowances, and living expenses.  Eligibility: U.S. citizen, holding bachelor's degree by the time overseas project would commence.  If you are an enrolled WU student, you must apply through WU and meet the campus deadline.  Recent WU graduates are still eligible to apply through WU. The process for recent graduates is the same as it is for enrolled students and we offer the same services to alumni. All WU applicants are required to attend a campus interview. 

To learn more about applying to Fulbright and for tips on creating a strong application, check out the WU Fulbright Handbook.

To begin your application, please complete the Fulbright - WU Intent to Apply.


Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Reseach Abroad Award

Fulbright-Hays Website and Application | Supports graduate research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of 6 to 12 months.  Award: The applicant will submit a budget estimate of the expenses they will incur while conducting research overseas. This estimate will be made according to the maintenance allowance guidelines established by the Department of Education.  Eligibility: A citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.; advanced to Ph.D. candidacy prior to departure; conducting research in modern foreign languages and non-western area studies; planning a teaching career in the U.S. upon graduation.  While applicants may apply to a western European country, they must research non-western studies at an institute which specializes in such studies.  Overseas Programs has primary responsibility for the administration of the DDRA. Funding is provided to those who win awards through WU, NOT directly to the students.

If you intend to apply, you must contact WU's Project Director by filling out our interest form.


Gates Cambridge Award

Gates Cambridge Website and Application | A full-cost scholarship for outstanding students from countries outside the U.K. to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.  The program aims "to create a network of future leaders from around the world who will bring new vision and commitment to improving the life circumstances of citizens in their respective countries.  Award: 1-4 years of graduate study at Cambridge, including the University Composition fee and College fees, a maintenance allowance of £13, 300 for twelve months, and round-trip airfare to and from the U.K.  Eligibility: Must be a citizen of any country outside of the U.K.; applying to pursue a full-time residential course of postgraduate study; must be admitted to Cambridge through the University's normal academic procedures and have a bachelors degree or equivalent by the start of the grant.

For more information from WU's Gates Cambridge campus advisor, please fill out our interest form.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program
Knight-Hennessy Scholars Website | Designed to build a multidisciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world's greatest challenges. Scholars may pursue an education in any of Stanford’s graduate programs, including master’s and doctoral degrees and joint degrees (MD/PhD) in Stanford's schools of business; earth, energy and environmental sciences; education; engineering; humanities and sciences; law; and medicine. The fellowship is applied directly to cover tuition and associated fees, and a generous stipend comprising on-campus room and board; books, supplies, and instructional materials; health insurance and associated fees; travel to and from Stanford; local transportation; and reasonable personal expenses.

For more information from WU's Knight-Hennessy campus advisor, please fill out our interest form.


Luce Scholars Program
Luce Website | Provides stipends and internships to live and work in Asia for one year. Luce Scholars will have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment. 15 awards are given each year. Award: Full financial support for one year living and working in Asia.  Eligibility: American citizens who have received at least a bachelors degree and are no more than 29 years old on September 1 of the year they enter the program. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program.  WU may only nominate two students for consideration each year.

To apply for university nomination: begin by filling out our interest form.


Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Website | Full support for two or three years of study at any British university towards a second bachelor's degree or an advanced degree (taught and/or by research).  At least 40 awards are given each year.  Award: Full tuition, fees, living allowance, and various expenses for two years (with some possibility of an extension for a third year).  Eligibility: U.S. citizenship; expecting first degree within the current academic year, or received first degree within the 28 months prior to application; min. 3.7 GPA.  WU Institutional nomination required.

To apply for university nomination: begin by filling out our interest form.


Michael David-Weill Scholarship
Michael David-Weill Website | For a two-years master's program at Sciences Po, an international research university which specializes in the social sciences and offers multidisciplinary programs taught in English and French.  Students who are interested in pursuing an economics curriculum are strongly encouraged to apply, though eligible programs are any two-year master’s programs taught entirely at Sciences Po.  Candidates are selected on the basis of their academic accomplishments and capacity for critical analysis as well as demonstrated history of leadership and a proven commitment to community.  Award: The scholarship carries a monetary value of $80,000 and covers the cost of tuition and living expenses during a two-year master’s program.  Eligibility: U.S. citizenship; currently enrolled as an undergraduate senior at an eligible Sciences Po partner institution; aged 19-25; min. 3.7 GPA; accepted to an eligible Sciences Po master’s program.  WU Institutional nomination required.

To apply for university nomination: begin by filling out our interest form.


Mitchell Scholarship

Mitchell Website | For one year of graduate study leading to an advanced degree at any university in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.  About 12 awards are given each year. Award: Tuition, housing, $12,000 living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.  Eligibility: U.S citizens under the age of 30 on October 1 in application year.  WU Institutional nomination required.

To apply for university nomination: begin by filling out our interest form.


Rhodes Scholarship

Rhodes Website | For two or three years of study at Oxford University leading to either a second bachelor's degree or an advanced degree (taught and/or by research). 32 awards are given each year.  For a list of past WU recipients, see hereAward: Two years of full tuition, fees, living allowance, and travel expenses (with some possibility of an extension for a third year); guaranteed admission to Oxford University.  Eligibility: U.S. citizenship, 18-23 years old on October 1 in the year of application.  WU Institutional nomination required.

To apply for university nomination: begin by filling out our interest form.


Schwarzman Scholarship

Schwarzman Website and Application | Offers 200 full scholarships for a one-year Master’s Degree at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing.  Each student will spend the year focusing on one of three academic disciplines: Public Policy; Economics and Business; or International Studies.  Award: tuition, fees, room and board, travel to and from Beijing, in-country study tours, required course books and supplies, laptop and smartphone, health insurance, and a modest personal stipend.  Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree by the start of grant program; Academic excellence, although there is no minimum required GPA or class rank; Must be at least 18 years old, but not yet 29 years of age.  WU student candidates' applications must include an institutional assessment from WU.

If you intend to apply, please complete the required Schwarzman Scholars - WU Institutional Assessment Application.


Truman

Truman Website | For graduate school of any type in preparation for a career in public service (broadly conceived). Truman scholars may attend graduate schools in the United States or in foreign countries. About 75 awards are given each year. Award: $30,000. Scholars are eligible to receive $3,000 for the senior year of undergraduate education and $27,000 for graduate studies.  Eligibility: College junior U.S. citizens who plan to attend graduate school, are committed to a career in public service, and are in the upper quarter of their class.  WU may nominate four students for consideration each year.

To apply for university nomination: begin by filling out our interest form.


Yenching Academy of Peking University Fellowship
Yenching Website | Scholars undertake a fully-funded one year Master of Arts in Chinese Studies program at Yenching Academy of Peking University in Beijing.  Courses are available in both English and Chinese. 100 awards are given each year.  Award: Students admitted to the program will be fully funded - tuition, fees, housing and a stipend for living costs.  Eligibility: Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree by the start of the program in late August.  Preference is given to those 25 years old or younger by the start of the program; or 27 years old or younger for students from countries with mandatory military service.  Currently enrolled WU students must apply through the University by the campus deadline in December.

If you intend to apply, please complete the required Yenching Scholars - WU Application for Nomination.
 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDY AND RESEARCH


The Astronaut Scholarship

Astronaut Scholarship Website | For students majoring in Natural or Applied Science, Engineering or Mathematics who have conducted a considerable amount of research in their field and exhibited motivation, imagination and exceptional performance.  Candidates must be nominated by a professor familiar with their academic prowess.  Award: up to $10,000.  Eligibility: U.S. citizen, full time junior or senior at the time scholarship begins. 

To apply for university nomination: begin by filling out our interest form.


The Bemis & Eisner Scholarships
Bemis & Eisner Application | The Bemis & Eisner Scholarships offer up to $5,000 to Washington University undergraduate students to undertake an original project in Europe during the summer after the sophomore or junior year.  Projects can be in any field provided that travel to Europe is a necessary condition for their successful completion. Current study abroad students eligible to apply.

For more information from the Bemis & Eisner advisor, please fill out our interest form.


Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

Boren Website and Application | Undergraduate scholarships for study abroad. Designed to provide students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experience in countries and areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation.  Award: One semester to an academic year (applications for longer programs are given preference).  Up to $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum); $10,000 for a semester; $20,000 for a full academic year.  Eligibility:  For U.S. citizen undergraduate students. Boren Scholars must remain matriculated in their undergraduate programs for the duration of the scholarship and may not graduate until the scholarship is complete.  Students must apply to participate in a study abroad program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.

For more information from WU's Boren campus advisor, please fill out our interest form.


DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship

DAAD Website and Undergraduate Scholarship Application | Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany from four to ten months. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.  Award: Each scholarship consists of a monthly stipend of approximately €650, additional funds to help defray travel and research expenses, and health insurance.  Eligibility: Candidates must be current second- or third-year students in a U.S. or Canadian college or university and must plan to return to the U.S. or Canada to complete their undergraduate degree following their stay in Germany.  Candidates must have outstanding academic records, well-defined study or project plans in Germany, and an interest in contemporary German and European affairs.  Candidates should also have competency in German sufficient to conduct their projects.

For more information from WU's DAAD campus advisor, please fill out our interest form.


Gilman Scholarship

Gilman Website and Application | Supports students who have traditionally been underrepresented in study abroad.  This includes students with high financial need and students proposing study in non-traditional destinations, but also includes students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, students from a diverse range of institutions, and students with disabilities. Upon completing their study abroad, all recipients are required to carry out a service project that promotes international education and the Gilman Scholarship Program at their home institution or in their home community. Award: Up to $5,000.  Award amounts vary depending on the length of study abroad and student need, with the average award being approximately $4,000.  Students who receive a Gilman Scholarship are also eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement if they are studying a critical need language as defined by the program.  Eligibility: Recipient of a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of the study abroad program; applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student’s accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.; studying abroad for at least 28 days in one country in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State’s current Travel Warning list.  Applications for the Gilman Scholarship require campus certification of the candidate's study abroad program and financial aid package, a process initiated when applications are submitted online.

For more information from WU's Gilman campus advisor, please fill out our interest form.


Goldwater

Goldwater Website | The premier award for undergraduates preparing for careers in engineering, math, and the natural sciences. Applicants are evaluated based on outstanding academic performance and potential for careers in mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering. Pre-medical students may apply only if their career interest is research rather than clinical. Institutional nomination required. About 320 awards are given each year. WU can only nominate four students.  Award: Maximum of $7,500 annually, covers eligible undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board(for one or two years, depending on whether student wins as a junior or as a sophomore).  Eligibility: Current sophomores or juniors who have been proposed by WU's science, math, and engineering faculty. The nomination committee cannot consider applications from students who have not been proposed in this fashion.

To apply for university nomination: begin by filling out our interest form.


Udall Scholarship

Udall Website | For undergraduate students who intend to pursue careers related to the environment, and Native American and Alaska Native undergraduate students who intend to pursue careers in health care and tribal public policy.  About 80 awards are given each year.  Award: $5,000 for one academic year. (Students who win as sophomores can apply again as juniors.)  Eligibility: Current sophomores or juniors, 3.0 GPA minimum.  WU can only nominate six students.

To apply for university nomination: begin by filling out our interest form.