Signature Programs

Boren Scholarship

  • Summer, semester, or year-long study in regions critical to US national security.  
  • Open to undergraduate students.
  • Requires a one-year commitment to federal government employment after graduation.  Intensive overseas language and cultural immersion programs.  
  • Undergraduate Scholarship GPA: 3.0.

Boren Fellowship

  • Summer, semester, or year-long study in regions critical to US national security.  
  • Open to graduate students.
  • Requires a one-year commitment to federal government employment after graduation.  Intensive overseas language and cultural immersion programs.  
  • Graduate Fellowship GPA: 2.0.

Critical Language Scholarship Awards

  • Intensive summer overseas language and cultural institutes that are fully funded.  
  • A variety of majors are encouraged to apply.  Undergraduate and Graduate Level.
  • Current languages offered through CLS:

Fulbright Student Grants

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

  • Outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, a commitment to improving the lives of others, and a good fit between the applicant's qualifications and aspirations and the postgraduate programme at Cambridge for which they are applying
  • Open to citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom
  • A Gates-Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge. It also provides additional, discretionary funding.
  • Open to students applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study at the University of Cambridge:
    • Ph.D. (three-year research-only degree)
    • MSc or MLitt (two-year research-only degree)
    • One year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)

Gilman International Scholarship

  • Up to $5000 to study or intern abroad.  Critical Need Languages supplemental award up to $3000.  
  • Be an undergraduate student and be receiving a Federal Pell Grant.
  • GPA: 2.5

Marshall Scholarship

  • 2 years of graduate study at any university in the UK
  • Intellectual distinction in the field of study. 
  • GPA: 3.7

Mitchell Scholarship

  • One year graduate study in Ireland to connect future American leaders who demonstrate intellectual achievement, leadership, and commitment to service.
  • Funding for tuition, housing, living expense stipend, and international travel.
  • Must have an undergraduate degree before beginning study as Mitchell scholar.
  • GPA: 3.6

Rhodes Scholarship

  • 2+ years fully funded at Oxford University for Master's or Ph.D. Study
  • Extraordinary intellectual distinction and commitment to service
  • Open to all fields
  • Not yet turned 24 years old at the time of application.
  • GPA: 3.7

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

  • For college students who want to attend graduate school to prepare for careers in government or elsewhere in public service. 
  • Up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government
  • Extensive public service records, strong leadership potential, and committed to careers in government or public service.
  • Must be a junior in the upper quarter of the class.
  • GPA: 3.2

Udall Undergraduate Foundation

  • Be committed to a career related to the environment OR Native American and Alaskan Natives committed to a career in tribal public policy or Native American Health Care
  • Up to a maximum of $7,000 for one year.  Covers tuition, fees, books, and room and board.
  • Must be a sophomore or junior.
  • GPA: 3.0

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

  • Sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, math or engineering.   
  • $7,500 annually towards an undergraduate degree.
  • Medical students should intend to pursue a research career.  Careers in the clinical field are not eligible.  
  • GPA: 3.8

Freeman in Asia

  • Provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.
  • Pell Grant recipient.
  • At least one term of study remaining at home institution.
  • Applied to or accepted to a study abroad program of 8+ weeks based in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam. 
  • GPA: 2.8


  • The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program funds up to the first three years of graduate education at Stanford University.
  • Primary criteria: independence of thought, purposeful leadership, civic mindset.

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows

Claredon Scholarships at University of Oxford

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship

NOAA Hollings Scholarship Program

Swiss government excellence scholarships

The Churchill Scholarship

Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellowship*

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange*

German Chancellor Fellowship Program*

James Madison Memorial Fellowship

  • Outstanding college seniors and college graduates without teaching experience who intend to become secondary school teachers of American history or government or civics courses

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

  • The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a $90,000 merit-based fellowship exclusively for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. The program draws nearly 1,800 applications annually for just 30 fellowships.

Rotary Foundation Global Study Grants

Samuel Huntington Public Service Awards

Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs

  • Committed to pursuing a two-year master's degree program in a field related to the Department of State's Foreign Service, becoming a U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer and representing your country and its interests abroad and at home.
  • GPA: 3.2

Humanity in Action Fellowship*

Luce Scholars Program

Schwarzman Scholars*

Watson Fellowship

Yenching Academy Fellowship