Our program focuses on 14 prestigious scholarships.
Unlike financial aid, these awards are merit-based and highly competitive. To make you an even stronger candidate, we'll give you help and feedback as you apply.
Our awards fall into many categories. We encourage you to read about the different opportunities we offer below. Click on the name of each scholarship for more details. Note that applications are generally due a year in advance of the experience. We're also more than willing to offer advice and feedback on your application materials for other nationally competitive scholarships. To aid you in your scholarship search, we have compiled some of the most popular opportunities for: Students in the STEM fields, international students, study abroad and language study, and students interested in public policy and international affairs.
Scholarships for Undergraduates
Campus Deadline: November 8, 2018
The Truman is for college juniors who are U.S. citizens pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. The Truman awards $30,000 towards graduate studies to students with a record of community service and a commitment to a career in public service. Public service includes government, uniformed services, public interest organizations, non-governmental research or educational organizations, public and private schools, and other public service-oriented non-profit organizations.
Campus Deadline: November 26, 2018
The Goldwater is for juniors or exceptional sophomores who are current U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or resident aliens. The Goldwater awards one- or two-year $7,500 awards to students who demonstrate strong evidence of contributing to the technological advances of the U.S. Applicants should be committed to pursuing a Ph.D in the research fields of mathematics, sciences, or engineering.
Priority Deadline: January 3, 2019 Campus Deadline: January 17, 2019
The Boren Undergraduate Scholarship is for freshman through seniors who are U.S. citizens. The Boren provides students up to $20,000 to study abroad in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. The applicant should have a broad interest in national security.
Campus Deadline: January 22, 2019
The Beinecke is for current juniors who are U.S. citizens. This is a merit- and need-based award of $34,000 to students seeking to gain a graduate degree in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.
Campus Deadline: February 7, 2019
The Udall awards $7,000 to 60 U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or U.S. permanent residents who are sophomores or juniors committed to a career related to the environment, or to Native American sophomores or juniors interested in tribal policy or health care.
Scholarships for Seniors, Graduates, and Recent Alumni
Final Deadline: May 31, 2018 for applicants who hold passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or Macao
Campus Deadline for non-Chinese students: August 23, 2018
The Schwarzman is for U.S. and non-U.S. citizens under the age of 28 who are seniors, graduate/professional students, and graduates. The Schwarzman fully funds one year of graduate study leading to a degree in public policy, economics and business, or international studies at Tsinghua University, China. Prior knowledge of Mandarin is not required and Mandarin classes are included in the coursework. All coursework is taught in English.
Priority Deadline: June 1, 2018 Campus Deadline: August 21, 2018
The Marshall is for U.S. citizens with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.7. Seniors, graduate/professional students, and graduates are eligible to apply within two years of their undergraduate graduation. The Marshall fully funds one to three years of study leading to a degree at any British university.
Campus Deadline: August 21, 2018
The Mitchell is for U.S. citizens under the age of 30. The Mitchell fully funds one year of postgraduate study in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.
Campus Deadline: August 21, 2018
The Rhodes is for U.S. citizens or non-citizens under the age of 24 who are seniors, graduates/professionals, or graduate students. Non-U.S. citizens apply from their home country and may have an earlier deadline. The Rhodes fully funds two to three years of study leading to a degree at Oxford University, England.
Campus Deadline: August 23, 2018 (Your application to Stanford must be submitted separately)
The Knight-Hennessy is for U.S. and non-U.S. citizens who are seniors or earned their undergraduate degree within the past four years. The Knight-Hennessy fully funds two to five years of study leading to a graduate or professional degree at Stanford University. All applicants must apply directly to Stanford as well.
Priority Deadline: June 25, 2018 Campus Deadline: August 27, 2018
The Fulbright is for U.S. citizens who are seniors, graduate/professional students, and graduates. The Fulbright fully funds one year of study or research in any country where there is a Fulbright Commission. Some shorter term and English teaching programs are available. Please note the earlier deadlines for current Illinois graduate students.
Campus Deadline: September 13, 2018
The Gates Cambridge is for U.S. and non-U.S. citizens who are seniors, graduate/professional students, and graduates. The Gates Cambridge fully funds one to four years of study leading to a degree at Cambridge University, England. All applicants must apply directly to Cambridge as a graduate student and fill out the supplemental portion of the application to the Cambridge Trusts to be considered for the fellowship.
Campus Deadline: September 24, 2018
The Luce is for U.S. citizens under the age of 30 who are young professionals, seniors and graduate/professional students. The Luce fully funds a one year internship in East or Southeast Asia for those with little significant academic or personal experience with Asia.
Campus Deadline: October 11, 2018 (Your application to Cambridge University must be submitted separately)
The Churchill is for U.S. citizens in their last year of undergraduate studies or who graduated with their undergraduate degree within the last 12 months. The Churchill fully funds one year of graduate study leading to a degree (generally a master’s) in engineering, mathematics, and/or the sciences at Cambridge University, England.