Award Opportunities

Signature Awards

This list is not exhaustive but does highlight the awards that NCS regularly works with and notes those that require an on-campus review process with earlier deadlines.

Boren Scholarship 

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

Boren Fellowship

  • 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.
  • Endorsement Required: YES

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

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
  • Endorsement Required: YES

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
  • Endorsement Required: YES

 

Additional Awards

Claredon Scholarships at University of Oxford

Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellowship

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange

Freeman in Asia

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship

German Chancellor Fellowship Program

Humanity in Action Fellowship

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows

James Madison Memorial Fellowship

Knight-Hennesy

Luce Scholars Program

Marshall Scholarship

Mitchell Scholarship

NOAA Hollings Scholarship Program

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Rhodes Scholarship

Rotary Foundation Global Study Grants

Samuel Huntington Public Service Awards

Schwarzman Scholars

Swiss government excellence scholarships

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

Thomas R. Pickering

Udall Undergraduate Foundation

Watson Fellowship

Yenching Academy Fellowship