Graduate Study

A number of national fellowship opportunities are open to students looking to pursue graduate study, both those requiring institutional endorsement and direct-apply options. Explore the tables below to learn more.

Opportunities that Require Institutional Endorsement

Who can Apply? Fellowship Description
Soph Jr Sr Alum
Beinecke Scholarship Graduate study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences
    Churchill Scholarship Graduate study in engineering, mathematics, and the sciences at Cambridge University in Britain
Keasbey Scholarship One or two years of graduate study at Oxford, Cambridge, or the University of Edinburgh (Class of 2022 only)
Knight-Hennessy Scholarship Graduate study at Stanford
    Marshall Scholarship Two years of graduate study in Great Britain 
    Mitchell Scholarship One year of graduate study in Ireland in any field
    Rhodes Scholarship Two to three years of graduate study at Oxford University 
Schwarzman Scholarship One year of graduate study in public policy, economics, and business or international studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China
    St. Andrew's Society Scholarship Graduate study at a Scottish University
      Truman Scholarship Graduate study to prepare for a career in government or public service 

A Sampling of Direct-Apply Options (learn about more options using various databases)

Who can Apply? Fellowship Description
Jr Sr Alum
Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that utilize high-performance computing to solve complex problems in science and engineering. Award includes yearly stipend, payment of all tuition and fees, yearly conferences, and more.
Ford Foundation Fellowships Provides various levels of funding for study in research-based PhD or ScD programs.
Gates-Cambridge Scholarship Covers the full cost for graduate study up to a four-year postgraduate degree study in any field offered at Cambridge University. Open to any student who is not a citizen of the UK. 
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships  Merit-based funding provides full tuition and personal living expenses stipend for graduate study toward a PhD for up to five years. 
(James) Madison Junior Fellowship Program Two years of funding toward graduate study for individuals who are currently teachers or plan to become teachers of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7–12). 
Math for America Fellowships Program includes one year of earning a master's degree in education and four years of teaching mathematics in public secondary schools. Awarded to mathematically sophisticated individuals who are new to teaching. Benefits include full-tuition scholarship, up to $100,000 stipends over five years, in addition to a full-time teacher's salary. 
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, one of the following specialties: aeronautical and astronomical engineering, biosciences, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, cognitive, neural, and behavioral sciences, computer science, electrical engineering, geosciences, materials science and engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, Naval architecture and ocean engineering (includes undersea systems such as autonomous vehicles and other networked platforms), oceanography,  or physics.  
National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program Funding for graduate students who have applied to and are now enrolled in NIH-University partnership programs. Renewable for up to five years.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program Awarded to graduating seniors and graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines (including the social sciences; psychology; STEM education and learning) who are pursuing research-based master and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. The GRFP provides three years of support for graduate education.
(Thomas R.) Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship The goal of the fellowship program is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, management, or foreign languages, who represent all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds, and who have an interest in pursuing a foreign service career in the US Department of State. 
(Charles B.) Rangel Fellowship Program Provides funding for two years of graduate study or professional schooling in international affairs or a related subject, enrichment study at Howard University, internships in Congress and overseas, and eventual appointment to the US Foreign Service.
(Paul and Daisy) Soros Fellowships for New Americans  Open to resident aliens, naturalized US citizens, and the children of naturalized US citizens. Provides support for up to two years of graduate study.