Student Academic Grants and Awards

2014-2015 Application Deadlines

National Fellowship Deadlines

Programs listed below with an * require applicants to be nominated by the Undergraduate Awards Committee

ScholarshipDescriptionCampus DeadlineFinal Deadline
Sigma Xi Research Society’s Grants-in-Aid of Research  October 15, 2014 (October 15 of each year.)
March 15, 2015 (March 15 of each year.)
AAMC MD-PhD ResourcesFunding MD/PhD Dual Degree Training. Varies, consult the website
ADB - JapanADB-JSP provides full scholarships for one to two years. Varies, Check Website
AFLSEFull-tuition to American citizens (or permanent residents) for one year graduate study at the London School of Economics. Applications to be received by late March each year, Check Website
AIGCFor Native American students. Graduate Applications open December 15, 2014
January 30, 2015 Undergraduate Applications open December 15, 2014
March 6, 2015 High School Applications (open December 15, 2014)
Allen Lee HughesIndividuals interested in artistic and technical production, arts administration and community engagement. Fellowship provides a modest stipend. Check Website for updates
All-USARecognition program for exceptional full-time undergraduates at four-year institutions in the USA and its territories. Check Website
Alpha Lambda DeltaFor initiated members of Alpha Lambda Delta, funding to obtain professional or graduate degrees. January 31, 2015
American Council of Learned SocietiesFor study in humanities and related social sciences. Varies Depending on Program, Check Website
American Progress  Fall: July 13, 2014 or until all slots filled
October 1, 2014 Spring: Applications received on a rolling basis
American Scandinavian FoundationFunding for students from Scandinavian countries to study in the US and for US students to study in Scandinavia. November 1, 2014
AnchorFunds graduate school for Environmental Science majors and related fields with emphasis in aquatic/waterfront areas. November 17, 2014
Annie's HomegrownFor graduate or undergraduate students in sustainable or organic agriculture. Applications open October 1, 2014
APAICSFellowships for students interested in public service careers. TBA, Check Website
API American Scholarship FundVarious Scholarships. Varies, Check Website
APLPFor alumni studying emergent Asia Pacific regional issues.February 21, 2014
March 1, 2014
Asian Cultural CouncilFor non-US students to study in the United States. November 1, 2014 Applications due by November 1 of each calendar year for grant in the following year.
Asian Women in Business FoundationFunding for Asian-American women students. October 1, 2014 Applications must be postmarked by this date
AstraeaFunding for projects addressing LGBT issues/organizations. Varies by Fund, Check Website
Audria M. EdwardsFunding for LGBT students/ children of LGBT parents. May 1, 2015 all materials must be received by this date.
AWISFor women enrolled in math and science college courses. Various Scholarships. Varies by award
Bayliss RadioFunding for students majoring in Broadcast Communications. TBA
BeattieFunds graduate student research on rare or endangered US plants. November 30, 2014
Benjamin Gilman InternationalFunding for undergraduate study abroad. October 7, 2014 Spring; student online submissions deadline
October 14, 2014 Spring; advisor deadline
Better ChanceFunding for Native American and minority students. Varies, consult the website
Bibliographical Society of AmericaFor bibliographical research and inquiry. December 15, 2014
Bread and RosesFunding for gay men from the five-county Philadelphia region. February 2, 2015 by 5:00 PM EST for the 2015-2016 Academic Year
Breakthrough CollaborativeEight-week program for college-aged teachers. TBA
Brower Youth AwardsSix annual awards for environmental projects. Application cycle reopens early 2015
Brown and CaldwellFor students pursuing degrees in Environmental Sciences. April 15, 2015 Each year
BUNAC Blue CardOpportunity to work as an intern in the UK. Requires additional Funding. Year-Round
Campus Ecology ProgramFellowships for on-campus ecology projects. TBA
Canon CollinsFor nationals from Southern African Countries to pursue postgraduate degrees in the UK or southern Africa. Varies by Program, Check Website
CAPAL Scholarships and internshipsInternships and Scholarships for Asian Pacific Americans. Early deadline in mid-February, Final deadline in early March; Check Website
CarnegiePolitics, International RelationsDecember 1, 2014
January 15, 2015
Carpe DiemThe Carpe Diem Foundation awards scholarships to students "who have demonstrated outstanding achievements, exceptional leadership ability and a serious commitment to community service."

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Cartland Shackford MedicalAwards to graduating women. TBA
CESRISupport for US graduate students studying sciences and engineering. TBA
CHCI FellowshipsFunding for Latino students. February 13, 2015 for 2015-2016 Graduate Fellowship
February 20, 2015 for 2015-2016 Public Policy Fellowship
CHCI InternshipsFunding for Latino students. January 31, 2014 for 2014 Summer Internship
April 25, 2014 for 2014 Fall Internship
November 7, 2014 for 2014 Spring Internship
CHCI ScholarshipsFunding for Latino students. April 16, 2015
CheveningScholarship schemes, all fields, for study in the UK. Varies Depending on Program, Check Website
City YearAmericorps program to build stronger democracy. September 30, 2014 Notified by October 21
November 15, 2014 Notified by December 16
February 15, 2015 Notified by March 16
April 30, 2015 Notified by May 30
Clinton International.Funding for study abroad. October 15, 2014 for 2015 Spring Semester
February 15, 2015 for 2015 Summer Session
April 15, 2015 for 2015 Fall Semester
COLAGEPeople with one or more LGBTQ parent(s). This program has been temporarily suspended due to funding.
CommonwealthFor pursuit of a postgraduate or doctoral degree at Commonwealth universities. Check Website
Community Action GrantsFellowships and grants for women. Varies, consult the website
Consortium for Graduate Study in ManagementFor African American, Hispanic American, and Native Americans pursuing a Masters in Business.  
CORONine-month leadership training program in public affairs. January 22, 2015 for 2015-2016 Class of Fellows
Cosmos ClubTo meet specific research needs not covered by other supporting funds. November 4, 2013
CPL New Leaders InternshipInternship for students passionate about justice. TBA
DAADFunding for undergraduate and graduate. study in the Federal Republic of Germany. Varies based upon program, Check Website
Dam ScholarshipFor grad students whose studies may help with dam-related issues. TBA
Daughters of the ConfederacyFor graduates and undergraduates who are descendants of eligible Confederates. Chapters set own deadlines; Check Website
Davies-JacksonFunding to study at Cambridge. November 1, 2014
Davis-PutterFor students working for peace and justice. March 31, 2015 Applications postmarked by this date for 2015 scholarship
DOE Computational ScienceSupport for grad students pursuing work in mathematics, computer science, and science/engineering fields. Applications due online in early January, 2015
Drum Major InstitutePublic Policy with progressive attitudes and values. TBA, Check Website
EarhartFunding for women pursuing a Ph.D./Doctoral degree in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering. November 15, 2014 Applications postmarked by this date for 2015 scholarship
Echoing GreenTwo-year fellowship for sustainable public service projects. TBA, Check Website
Effective Writing and Scholarship ProgramFor LGBTQA High School students preparing for college. February 14, 2015
Elie Wiesel PrizeEssay contest for analysis of urgent ethical issues. December 8, 2014 by 5:00 pm PST
El PomarFunds programs in leadership, community development, public, and nonprofit sectors. Varies, Check Website
Emerson National HungerPrograms to understand and eliminate hunger. January 6, 2015 for 2015-2016 Program
Environmental Research and Education FoundationFor work in waste management. TBA, Check Website
EPA-STAR Graduate FellowshipSupports master’s and doctoral candidates in environmental studies TBA, Check Website
Equity FoundationSeveral scholarships for LGBTQ students. Varies, Check Website
Erasmus Mundus ProgrammeFunds graduate study (masters and Ph.D.) in European Union countries. Deadlines vary, Check website
ExplorersFor pursuit of exploration and field sciences. TBA, Check Website
Ford FoundationFor students from minority or underrepresented groups. November 14, 2014 for 2015 Predoctoral Fellowships
November 19, 2014 for 2015 Dissertation Fellowships
Foundation for Sustainable Development (FDS)Offers Volunteer and Intern abroad programs. Require additional Funding. Varies, consult the website
Frame My Future Scholarship Contestsubmit an original creation that communicates what you want to do in your personal and professional life after college. Follow the theme: This is how I Frame My Future. March 5, 2014
Freeman-Asia ScholarshipScholarships to support study abroad in East or Southeast Asia Funding not available after Spring 2013
*FulbrightFunds one year self-directed learning/research in over 150+ countriesSeptember 22, 2014
October 14, 2014 ONLINE, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
GAPA George ChoyFunding for LGBTQ Asian Pacific Islanders. October 31, 2013
Garden Club27 scholarships and several fellowships.  Varies Depending on Program, Check Website
Gates-CambridgeFunds research and studies addressing global problems. October 15, 2014 US citizens based in the USA
December 2, 2014 all other eligible candidates
Gates MillenniumFunding for minority students in college. January 14, 2015
Gilder LehrmanFor undergrads in American History. TBA
Global Health CorpsFully-funded, year-long fellowships in Social Justice. February 3, 2015 by 11:59 pm EST
Gloria BarronFor Graduate students researching the wilderness, especially conservation. TBA
GoldwaterFor sciences, math, or engineering students January 23, 2015 Application Deadline
January 27, 2015 Recommender Deadline
January 30, 2015 Nomination Deadline
Governor's Fellowship (Indiana)12-month training experience in Indiana State government. TBA, Check Website
Governor's Fellowship (Virginia)For students from Virginia or studying in Virginia. TBA, Check Website
Greater Seattle Business AssociationUndergraduate funding for LGBTQ students and allies. TBA, Check Website
Green CorpsGraduates - paid Environmental leadership program October 10, 2014 Early Application Deadline
Greenlining AcademyLeadership program. Varies, Check Website
GreenshieldsFunding for traditional artists (not digital) to further training or other assistance. Accepted throughout the year
Harvard Business SchoolOne-week management training program. May 11, 2015 by 9:00 am EST
Hellenic TimesFor undergraduate and graduate students of Greek descent, between the ages of 17 and 25. TBA, Check Website
Herbert Memorial Scholarship"To further interest and research in the water Resources of Colorado" ~Website TBA, Check Website
HertzFunding toward Ph.D. degree in applied physical sciences. October 31, 2014 Application deadline.
November 3, 2014 Reference Reports deadline
HORIZONSFor women studying for national security, defense careers or related fields. July 14, 2014
Howard HughesFunding for medical, dental, and veterinary students Varies, Check Website
Humane Studies FellowshipFor undergrad, grad, law and professional students. January 31, 2015
Humanity in ActionFor students studying for understanding and working for human rights. Varies, Check Website
Huntington Public ServiceFunding for graduating college senior to pursue public service worldwide. January 19, 2015 All materials must be received by this date
IAPAFor young journalists. January 15, 2015 All application materials due
IGERTFor grad students pursuing a Ph.D. who are interested in interdisciplinary research in mathematics, sciences, and engineering. Varies, Check Website
Independent InstituteInternships for graduates, undergraduates, and recently graduated in marketing, development, publicity and publishing. applications accepted year round
Insight CollaborativeOne-year fellowship to study conflict management. January 15, 2015
International Dissertation Field ResearchGraduate students in humanities and social sciences enrolled in doctoral programs in the USA. November 4, 2014
IPVS Summer ProgramSix-week program in service projects. TBA, Check Website
IREX IARO  IREX is not accepting applications for the 2015-2016 IARO Program
ISAVarious scholarships for students in fields of automation and control. February 15, 2015
ISI FellowshipsVarious Fellowships. TBA, Check Website
J.W. SaxeFunding for work in Public Service. TBA, Check Website
Japan/World BankFunding to study in a foreign country. TBA, Check Website
Japan-IMF Scholarship Program (JISP)Funds training for Japanese nationals studying Economics. January 15, 2015 for 2015-17 JISP award
JASSOFor students interested in studying or teaching in Japan. Check Website
JavitsFunding for the pursuit of a doctorate or masters in arts, humanities, and social sciences. Program suspended; check website for updates
Jeanette Rankin FoundationFunding for low-income women ages 35+ for college education. TBA, Check Website
Jennings Randolph Peace ScholarSupports doctoral dissertations on peace. Varies Depending on Program, Check Website
Jordan - HealthFor minority students studying health policy issues and legislative procedure. TBA, Check Website
KAPF ScholarshipsVarious Scholarships Varies, Check Website
KarmanRecognize and assist students with great scholastic achievements January 31, 2015
*KemperFunding and internships for undergrads interested in administration/businessJanuary 30, 2015
TBA, usually mid-March
Kennedy Memorial InternshipsAssist Advocacy Team. Rolling Basis, See Website
Kennedy School of GovernmentFor studies for a masters in MPA, MPP, and MPA/ID. TBA
King FaisalFunding for Muslim students in sciences.  
Kinley Memorial FellowshipFunds advanced study in fine arts. December 1, 2014 for the 2015-2016 Scholarship Cycle
Klausman Women in BusinessFor women of any nationality studying business. TBA based on local club, check website
KosciuszkoFor graduate programs in Poland. TBA, Check Website
L'Oreal USAFor women in sciences, provides postdoctoral fellowships for women in specific fields. TBA, Check Website
Live Out LoudFor High School LGBTQ students. TBA, Check Website
*Luce Scholars October 6, 2014
November 2, 2015 (Hard copy)
MadisonFunds studies for teaching American Government, American History, Social Studies. March 1, 2015 Must be submitted before 5:00 p.m., central time
MALDEF LawFor Mexican-American students entering their second or third year of law school. TBA
Malyon SmithFunds graduate study in psychology. February 1, 2015 All application materials due
Markowski-LeachFunding for specific colleges. Applications for 2014-2015 will be available in January, 2014
*MarshallFunds two years of graduate study at any UK universitySeptember 8, 2014
October 1, 2014 (online and in hard copy)
MayoFor young scientists to build skills and test inclinations toward research. Varies, consult the website
MfA NewtonMaster's level teacher training. Varies based upon program and location
MicrosoftScholarships for Undergraduate students studying computer science. TBA, Check Website
Mirzayan Science & Tech Policy - GradFor students to understand interactions of science, government, and technology. September 1, 2014 Check Website for Updates
*Mitchell ScholarshipFunds two years of graduate study at any Irish universitySeptember 8, 2014
October 1, 2014 online by 5:00 pm EDT
MuskieEncourage economic and democratic growth in Eurasia. TBA, Check Website
Nat'l Gay and Lesbian Task ForceInternships. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Nat'l Gay Pilot AssocFunding for pursuit of aviation careers. TBA, Check Website
Nat'l GEM ConsortiumFunding for minorities studying engineering and science. November 15, 2014
National AcademiesFellowships for researchers in Academic, Federal, Industrial and International workforces. Varies, consult the website
National Black Law Students AssociationFor law students of African-American descent. Varies, Check Website
National Hispanic Scholarship FundFor Hispanic-American students. General College Scholarship open September 1-December 15 for following academic year; check website for other opportunities
National Physical Science ConsortiumSponsors doctoral fellowship programs in the physical sciences. November 30, 2014
NCAAGrad school funding for athletes in NCAA sports. Varies, Check Website
Nelson MandelaPost-graduate opportunities for South African students.  TBA, Check Website
NIH UndergradFunds students from disadvantaged backgrounds in biomedical or other health-related research. March 2, 2015 online applications close
NOAA Hollings ScholarshipFund research in Oceanic and Atmospheric patterns. January 1, 2015
NPR KrocFor students interested in radio journalism. December 31, 2014 for 2015 August Fellowship; Check Website
#NSEP Graduate FellowshipsFor students who want to emphasize international language.December 4, 2014
January 27, 2015 by 5:00 pm EST
*NSEP ScholarshipsFor students interested in international studies and language.December 8, 2014
February 4, 2015 by 5:00 pm EST
NSF, FundingFunding for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral work. Varies, Check Website
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship ProgramFunding for studies in science and engineering. November 27, 2012 Reference letters for all fields of study due
October 29, 2014 Computer, Information Sciences and Engineering deadline
October 30, 2014 Math, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy deadline
November 3, 2014 Social Sciences, Psychology, STEM deadline
November 4, 2014 Life and Geo sciences deadline
NYC Urban FellowsNine-month program for young/aspiring public policy makers. January 10, 2014 by 5:00 pm EST
Oak Ridge InstituteInternships and scholarships for students of all ages in various science-related fields. Varies by program, Check Website
OAS AcademicTo assist in academic studies. Varies, Check Website
OAS FellowshipsFunding for graduate study. Varies, Check Website
Open Society InstituteGrants, Scholarships, Internships. Varies, Check Website
Pamela Harriman Foreign Service FellowshipsOutstanding undergraduates from across the nation, chosen from students serving in a summer professional position with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, and the U.S. Embassies in London and Paris. November 1, 2014
Partners in Health/Social JusticeInternship program focusing on issues in health/social justice. TBA, Check Website
PetrieFunds master's study at Columbia Teachers College for K-12 teaching in NYC Varies, Check Website
PFLAG scholarship programFunding for LGBT students entering college for the first time. TBA, Check Website
Pickering Foreign AffairsFor students interested in foreign service. January 24, 2014 Application deadline
January 31, 2014 Recommendations deadline
Point FoundationVarious scholarships and programs. TBA, Check Website
PPIAPreparation for graduate programs in public and international affairs.  November 1, 2014
PrideFunding for college, LGBTQ encouraged. TBA, Check Website
Pride Law FundFunds post-graduate study in law. November 7, 2014 Check Website
Project 1000Funding for students from minorities and other underrepresented groups. Check Website
Public AlliesTen month program with local nonprofit organizations. Varies, Check Website
Regan-FascellSupport activists, practitioners, scholars from new and aspiring democracies. October 15, 2014 for 2015-16 Academic Year
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)Funding for research for undergraduates. August 27, 2014 Deadline for REU Site proposals except for those requiring access to Antarctica
May 22, 2015 Deadline for REU Site proposals requiring access to Antarctica
*Rhodes ScholarshipFunds two years of graduate study at Oxford University.September 8, 2014
October 1, 2014 (online, by midnight Eastern Standard Time)
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship ProgramCustomized work placements, professional seminars, and German language training.  November 1, 2014
Rogers MemorialFunding for media programming focusing on child/adolescent learning and personal growth. TBA, Check Website
Ron BrownFunding up to four years for High School seniors. November 1, 2014 Early Application for Ron Brown Scholarship and possible extra scholarship
January 9, 2015 Final Postmarked Deadline for Ron Brown Scholarship ONLY
Roosevelt Summer AcademyVarious internships.  Varies, Check Website
RoothbertFunding for undergraduates or graduates. TBA, Check Website
Rotary AmbassadorialOne year study abroad opportunity in any discipline in over 160 countries worldwide. District Grants Varies by District, Check Website
Global Grant Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis
Packaged Grant Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis
Rotary PeaceFunding for study at a Rotary Center for International Studies. July 1, 2015 final deadline for submission to The Rotary Foundation
SACI - FlorenceStudy abroad in art/art history and Italian culture and language. Varies, Check Website
Scoville - PeaceInternship opportunity for college graduates to serve 6-9 months with a participating organization of their choice in Washington DC. October 1, 2014 for 2015 Spring Deadline
January 5, 2015 for 2015 Fall Deadline
SDE/ GWISFor female members of Sigma Delta Epsilon. TBA, Check Website
Sildey PrelawFunding for prelaw students. TBA, Check Website
Skadden Fellowship FoundationFunds graduating law students. October 6, 2014
SmithsonianVarious fellowships and internships. Varies Depending on Program, Check Website
Society for Women EngineersFunding for women pursuing baccalaureate or graduate degrees in engineering or computer science. February 16, 2015 Sophomore - Graduate level
May 15, 2015 Freshman deadline
Soros FellowshipsFunds graduate study in any discipline or professional school, for students who have green cards, are naturalized citizens, or who have two parents who are naturalized citizens. November 1, 2014
South Pacific and East TimorFunds study in South Pacific and East Timor. TBA for the Pacific Islands Women in Leadership (WIL) Program, Check Website
December 31, 2013 for the POSCO Visiting Fellowship Program
Spencer DissertationFunding pursuit of doctoral degrees at a grad school in the United States. October 3, 2014 Dissertation Fellowship Deadline
November 7, 2014 Posdoctoral Fellowship Deadline
Student Academy Awards.Awards and cash grants offered for student films. TBA, Check Website
SurfriderFunds undergraduate or higher in marine-related fields. December 1, 2013
Swiss Benevolent Society Scholarships  March 31, 2015 Application must be received by this date
TalbotsFor women returning to school at least 10 years after completion of high school Currently Under Review; Check Website
Teach For AmericaTo teach in inner-city or rural schools. Various deadlines for Fall 2015
Templeton Essay ContestFor college students and young college professors. Check Website
The Environmental Leadership ProgramTwo-year leadership development program. Check Website
*TrumanGraduate school funding for careers in service, policyApril 6, 2015 sophomores; for nomination by university
February 4, 2014 nominees; for application to program in junior year
U Chicago OMSAFunding for Minorities and multicultural students. Varies, Check Website
UdallEnvironmental studies, Native American tribal policyFebruary 9, 2015
March 4, 2014
UGRADGlobal program for study in the US. TBA, Check Website
UNCFFunding for African American students. November 30, 2014 Check Website
UNCF MerckFunding for African-Americans interested in biomedical science education and research. Varies, Check Website
UNESCO Keizo ObuchiFor young researchers from developing countries majoring in a specific area. Varies, Check Website
United Way Summer Associates Program  Varies, Check Website
USAIDToward a two-year master's degree in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at USAID missions overseas. January 20, 2015
USDA ScholarshipFunds students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences at one of eighteen universities. TBA, Check Website
USDL ChaoProvides an opportunity to learn about the federal government. TBA, Check Website
Venture ScholarsCoordinates opportunities for underrepresented minorities in foundations and organizations, in the biological and agricultural sciences. Varies, Check Website
VillersYear-long fellowship at the Office of Families USA in Washington, D.C. TBA
Wake Forest University Corporate FellowsFunds tuition and a $10,000 stipend for their program. March 15, 2014 Application deadline
Wellstone - Social JusticeYear-long fellowship position in healthcare advocacy. TBA, Check Website
WhitakerFor emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering or bioengineering. January 15, 2015 Date all application materials are to be received
White House FellowsYear-long fellowship as special assistants to senior White House Staff. January 15, 2015 Application and supporting documents due by 5:59 PM EST
WILPFEleven-month internships for young women. November 15, 2014 for January 1, 2015-March 30, 2015 semester
April 1, 2015 for June 1, 2015-August 30, 2015 semester
July 15, 2015 for September 15, 2015-December 15, 2015 semester
Women's Policy ResearchBuilding networking with people concerned with policy issues for women. August 25, 2014 for Fall Internships
December 15, 2014 for Spring Internships
Woods HoleFellowships in science and engineering. February 15, 2015
WorldstudioUndergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in the fine or commercial arts, design or architecture.
 TBA, Check Website
World TeachTeach for one year in a different country. Varies, Check Website
WREIResearching policies around and concerning women. TBA, Check Website