Below are the nationally competitive fellowships we frequently work with.

Listing of Fellowships

Review the list for opportunities you might qualify for and come in to talk with us to learn more. The list includes  direct-apply fellowships and those that require nomination or a campus evaluation process. Check the direct apply fellowships page for more opportunities and fellowship resources.

An asterisk* denotes fellowships open to non-U.S. citizens. See additional fellowship opportunities for non-U.S. citizens below.

Note: See UK-Irish scholarships for nomination instructions for the Churchill, Keasbey, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes and St. Andrews scholarships. We have an early April nomination deadline for the fall application cycle for these fellowships.

Fellowship and Advisor Year to Apply Fields and Location General Deadlines      
Beinecke Scholarship Jr. Humanities, arts, social sciences with no geographic restrictions Internal: Nov
Final: Feb
Boren Fellowship
(Oliver Carlin)
Applying to or matriculated in graduate study Language study Internal: Jan      
Boren Scholarship
(Stacey Thebodo)
First-year, Soph, Jr Language study; summer program for STEM students Internal: Jan 
Final: Jan 
Churchill Scholarship Sr, Alum Graduate study, science, math, engineering Internal: April
Final: Nov
Critical Language Scholarships All class years Summer language study, selected languages Nov      
David Weill Scholarship Sr Graduate study, sciences

Internal: Oct 

Final: Nov

Ertegun Scholarship* Sr, Alum Graduate study, humanities See scholarship website      
Fulbright Grants Sr, Alum Study/research (field open) or teaching English Internal: April (prelim app); Aug (intent to apply); Sept (final app)

Final: Oct
Gaither Junior Fellows Program*
(Mark Williams)
Sr, Recent Alum Research, international affairs Internal: Jan
Final: Jan
Gates Cambridge Scholarship* Sr, Alum Field open US citizens: Oct
Non-US citizens: Dec
Gilman Scholarship
(Stacey Thebodo)
All class years Study Abroad Final: Mar, Oct      
Goldwater Scholarship Soph, Jr Science, math, engineering Internal: Nov
Final: Jan
Kanders Churchill Sr, Alum Science, math, engineering Final: Nov      
Keasbey Scholarship Sr Field open; Class of 2025 next eligible Internal: Apr
Knight-Hennessy Scholarship* Sr, Alum Field open Final: Oct      
Luce Scholarship Sr, Alum Field open Final: Oct      
Marshall Scholarship Sr, Alum Field open Internal: Apr
McCall MacBain Scholarship* Sr, Alum Field open, McGill University MA and professional programs Final:Aug (non-US citizens); September (US and Canadian)      
National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Programs [NIH] Sr, Alum Sciences Dec      
National Institutes of Health Oxbridge Scholars Programs [NIH] Sr, Alum Sciences Dec      
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Research Program (NSF GRFP) Sr, Alum STEM Oct      
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships Sr, Alum Sciences Dec      
NOAA Hollings Scholarship Soph NOAA-related fields Jan      
Payne International Development Fellowship Alum Field open Oct      
Pickering Graduate and Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships Jr, Sr, Alum International studies, history, political science, economics, foreign languages Sept      
PPIA Junior Summer Institute Jr Public Policy, International Affairs Nov      
Rangel International Affairs Program Sr International affairs, public administration, foreign service Sept      
Rhodes Scholarship* Sr, Alum Field open Internal: Apr
Final: Oct
Schwarzman Scholarship* Sr, Alum Economics & Management, International Affairs, Public Policy  June (Chinese citizens); Sept (all others)      
St. Andrews Scholarship Sr Field open

Internal: Apr; Oct if no Apr nominee

Final: Dec

Soros Fellowships for New Americans Sr, Alum Field open Oct      
Truman Scholarship Jr Public affairs, public service Internal: Nov
Final: Feb
Udall Fellowship Soph, Jr Environment OR Native Americans interested in tribal policy or health care Internal: Jan
Final: May
Vermont Law School Environmental Scholarship Sr, Alum Full tuition for Juris Doctor (JD) or joint JD/Master in Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) program Internal: Feb      
Watson Fellowship* Sr Field open Internal: Apr (prelim app); Sept (nomination app)
Final: Nov
Wiesel Prize in Ethics* Jr, Sr Ethics essay Dec       
Yenching Academy Scholarship* Sr, alum China studies  Dec (US, Canadian citizens); Jan (all other citizens)      

Additional Opportunities for Non-U.S. Citizens

Most competitive fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens. Some may also be open to permanent residents. A few are open to many or all citizenship types.

Grinnell College’s Scholarships and Fellowships has helpful information on scholarships for international students including a list of over 100 opportunities.

Students may also find opportunities listed at There is also a broad list compiled by the National Association of Fellowship Advisors.

Additionally, some universities do have funding for international students accepted into graduate study programs.