Fellowships Office

Senior Year and Beyond

Selected National Scholarships and Fellowships

Current and Rising Seniors, Recent Alumni, Graduate Students

The fellowship and scholarship programs described below are open to graduating seniors, recent graduates, and early graduate students. This is a selective list. The federal government, foreign governments, and private philanthropic organizations sponsor these award programs; they provide funding based on academic merit and other criteria to support advanced study or research in the U.S. and abroad after completion of the bachelor‘s degree. See the individual programs‘ official websites for complete information on eligibility requirements, application procedures, application forms, and exact filing deadlines. Many sites also include profiles of past winners.

Some of these programs are officially coordinated at UR by the Fellowships Office (Dewey 4-209B, 276-5869) and are overseen by the Director of Fellowships, Belinda Redden (fellowships@rochester.edu); others are handled by the Center for Study Abroad (2-147 Dewey Hall, 275-7532, abroad@mail.rochester.edu). Many programs do not require any formal University involvement, but students are encouraged to seek advisement from the relevant office for these competitions as well.

Programs marked with an asterisk (*) require institutional endorsement of candidates. In these cases, prospective applicants need to first complete the campus Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire (FPQ), not a specific fellowship application, by the specified spring or fall deadline in order to be considered for University nomination.

A faculty committee selects nominees based on a complete, polished draft of the official fellowship application. The nomination process may also include a campus interview. The campus application deadlines for programs requiring University nomination are much earlier than national deadlines. See the online fellowships calendar for further details.

Please be advised that a discipline check from the Office of the Dean of Students/Center for Student Conflict Management may be required before we nominate you for an award. You will be notified and a release/waiver will be requested from you should it prove necessary.

Please note that the campus application process begins in the junior spring for some senior-year competitions with early fall deadlines, e.g., Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell.

Students interested in any of the fellowships below are encouraged to consult the Director of Fellowships in the Fellowships Office (4-209B Dewey, 276-5869) as early as possible.

The Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellowship

PLEASE NOTE: This program has been discontinued; see the Foundation's announcement HERE.

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David L. Boren/NSEP (National Security Education Program) Graduate International Fellowship

www.borenawards.org

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* Carnegie Junior Fellows Program

www.carnegieendowment.org

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* Churchill Scholarship

www.winstonchurchillfoundation.org

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* Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award

PLEASE NOTE: This program has been discontinued; see the Foundation's announcement HERE.

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Critical Language Scholarship Program

www.clscholarship.org

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DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst / German Academic Exchange Service)

www.daad.org

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* †Davis Projects for Peace

http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org

Department of Energy Science Graduate Fellowship

http://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgf

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Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/FordFellowships/

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* Fulbright U.S. Student Program

us.fulbrightonline.org

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Gates Cambridge Scholarship

www.gatesscholar.org

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Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

www.hertzfoundation.org

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Humane Studies Fellowship

www.theihs.org

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Humanity in Action Foundation Fellowship

www.humanityinaction.org

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Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

www.nationalgridus.com/huntington.asp

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Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowship

http://kstf.org/fellowships/

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The Language Flagship Fellowship

www.borenawards.org/the_language_flagship

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James Madison Memorial Junior Fellowship

www.jamesmadison.com

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* Marshall Scholarship

www.marshallscholarship.org

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Math for America Newton Fellowship Program

www.mathforamerica.org

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* George J. Mitchell Scholarship

www.us-irelandalliance.org/content/3/en/George Mitchell Scholarship Program | US-Ireland Alliance.html

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National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)

ndseg.asee.org

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National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowship in the Physical Sciences

www.npsc.org

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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

www.nsfgrfp.org

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New York Women in Communications, Inc. (NYWICI) Foundation Scholarship

www.nywici.org/foundation/scholarships

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Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

http://woodrow.org/fellowships/pickering/#about

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* Rhodes Scholarship

www.rhodesscholar.org

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* Saint Andrew's Society of New York Graduate Scholarship

http://www.standrewsny.org/Scholarship

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Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

www.scoville.org

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* Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

www.pdsoros.org

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Whitaker International Fellowship Program

www.whitaker.org/home

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The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

http://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-teaching-fellowships/

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Additional Information

Please check our website periodically for announcements and updates regarding campus application procedures and deadlines. Look ahead to post graduate awards >

Don't forget to register to take the required graduate admission test(s) early enough so that your scores will be ready by fellowship and graduate-school application deadlines:

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