A fellowship is a highly competitive opportunity that can provide undergraduates and young alumni with funding for graduate education, postgraduate research and self-designed projects, or funds for undergraduate support and summer enrichment.


Jennifer Higgins studied traditional veterinary practices of nomadic herding communities in Mongolia as a Fulbright scholar. Today she is enrolled in a joint DVM-PhD program at Colorado State University.


Listing of Fellowships

At the CTLR, we manage the application process for a selected group of competitive national fellowships. Look for opportunities you might qualify for in the list below; find additional ones through the Student Funding Database; and come in to talk with us and learn more about whether you qualify for a fellowship opportunity.

For information about, or to apply to, the major fellowships listed below, contact the adviser noted next to each. An asterisk denotes fellowships open to non-U.S. citizens.


Fellowship & Adviser
Year to Apply Fields & Location
Beinecke Scholarship (Lisa Gates) Jr Humanities, arts, social sciences with no geographic restrictions Internal: Nov 11
Final: TBA (Feb)
Boren Fellowship (Stacey Thebodo) Sr, Alum Language study Internal: TBA (Jan)
Boren Scholarship (Stacey Thebodo) First-year, Soph, Jr Language study; summer program for STEM students Internal: TBA (Jan)
Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship (Prof. Mark Williams) Sr, Alum  

Internal: TBA 

Final: TBA (Jan)

Churchill Scholarship (Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Science, math, engineering

Internal: Sept 2

Final: Oct 11

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship* (Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Arts Phase 1: TBA (Nov)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship (Lisa Gates) Soph Science, environmental fields  TBA
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship (Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Science, environmental fields  TBA
Fulbright Grants (Jeff Cason,Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Study/research (field open) or teaching English Internal: September 26
Final: October 14
Gates Cambridge Scholarship* (Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Field open

 US citizens: Oct 15 (Round 1)

Non-US citizens: Dec 3 (Round 2)

Goldwater Scholarship (Lisa Gates) Soph, Jr Science, math, engineering

Internal: Dec 5

Final: TBA (Feb)

Keasbey Scholarship (Lisa Gates) Sr Field open  Not applicable in 2014-15
Marshall Scholarship (Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Field open Internal: Sept 2
Final:Oct 1 
Mitchell Scholarship (Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Field open  Internal: Sept 2
Final: Oct 1
National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Programs [NIH] (Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Sciences  NIH undergraduate final: TBA (March)
NIH graduate final: TBA (Dec)
National Science Foundation [NSF] (Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Sciences  Final deadlines begin Nov
Payne International Development Fellowship (Lisa Gates) Alum Field open TBA (Jan)
Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship (Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Relevant to USAID foreign service TBA (Feb)
Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship (Lisa Gates) Jr International studies, history, political science, economics, foreign languages TBA (Jan)
Rangel International Affairs Program (Lisa Gates) Sr International affairs, public administration, foreign service TBA (Jan)
Rhodes Scholarship* (Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Field open Internal: Sept 2
Final: Oct 1
St. Andrews Scholarship (Lisa Gates) Sr Field open Dec 15
Soros Fellowships for New Americans (Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Field open  Final: Nov 1
Truman Scholarship (Lisa Gates) Jr Public affairs, public service Internal: Nov 11
Udall Fellowship (Christopher McGrory Klyza, Lisa Gates) Soph, Jr Environment OR Native Americans interested in tribal policy or health care

Internal: TBA (Jan)

Final: TBA (March)

Vermont Law School Environmental Scholarship (Lisa Gates, Tim Mosehauer) Sr, Alum Full tuition for Juris Doctor (JD) or joint JD/Master in Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) program TBA (Feb)

Watson Fellowship* (Lisa Gates)

Sr Field open  Internal: Sept 22

Final: TBA (Nov)

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics* (Lisa Gates)

Jr, Sr Ethics essay TBA (Dec)