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National Competitive Scholarships

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Scholarship Information

List of scholarships

 Scholarship

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Class

Standing 

Citizenship

$

International

Experience? 

Deadline 

Alfa Fellowship Graduated

US, UK, or

German citizen

Stipend / Housing Yes November
Beinecke Scholarship

Junior or non-graduating Senior

 

US Citizen, Samoan or  N. Mariana Islands

 

~$34,000 No January
Boren Scholarship Freshman - Junior

US Citizen

~$20,000 Yes Mid-January
Churchill Scholarship

Senior or Recent Graduate

US Citizen $50,000 - $60,000 Yes September
Gilman Scholarship Undergrad US Citizen ~$8,000 Yes October & March
British Marshall Scholarship Senior or Graduated US Citizen

 Tuition, Living & Travel Expenses

Yes September

Critical Language Scholarship

Sophomore - Senior

 

US Citizen

 

Varies Yes Mid-November

Ford Foundation Fellowship

Senior or Doctoral Student

 

US Citizen, Permanent Resident or DACA

$24,000 / year No December

Freeman Asia Scholarship

Undergrad

 

US Citizen or Permanent Resident

$3,000 - $7,000 Yes March

Fulbright US Student Program

Senior or Graduated
US Citizen

 

Tuition, Books, & Travel Expenses

 

Yes September

Gates Cambridge Scholarship 

Senior or Graduated Non - UK Citizen

 

£17,500, Tuition & Travel Expenses

 

Yes October

George Mitchell Scholarship

Senior or Recent Grad US Citizen

Tuition, Housing, & Travel Expenses

 

Yes September

Goldwater Scholarship

Sophomore or Junior

US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident

~$7,500

No January

Hertz Graduate Fellowship

Senior or Grad Student

 

US Citizen or Permanent Resident

 

$32,000 - $37,000

No October

 

James Madison Fellowship

 

Graduating Senior or Graduated

US Citizen

$24,000

No March

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

Senior or Graduated

Open to All

 

Stanford Full-time grad or professional program

 

No September

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Senior or Grad Student

US Citizen or Permanent Resident

~$46,000

No October

Rhodes Scholarship

Between 18 and 23 Years Old US Citizen, Permanent Resident or DACA

 

Tuition, Living & Travel Expenses

 

Yes September

Robert Bosch Fellowship

Graduated US Citizen €3,000 Stipend Yes November

Schwarzman Scholars Program

Senior or Graduated
Open to All

 

$4,000 Stipend, Housing, Tuition and Travel

 

Yes September

 

Soros Fellowship 

 

Senior or graduate student US Citizen or Permanent Resident $90,000 No November

 

Strauss Scholarship

 

Sophomore or Junior

CA Student $15,000, Tuition, Books, Room & Board No February

 

Truman Scholarship

 

Junior US Citizen $30,000 No January

 

Udall Scholarship

 

Sophomore or Junior

US Citizen, US National, or US Permanent Resident

$7,000 No February

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