Scholarship Opportunities

Our program focuses on select prestigious scholarships.

Unlike financial aid, these awards are merit-based and competitive. The scholarships program endeavors to help make your application as strong as it can be.

The 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 also are willing to offer advice and feedback on 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 STEM fields, international students, study abroad and language study, and students interested in public policy and international affairs.

 

Scholarships for Undergraduates

UK Summer Fulbright

National Deadline: February 6, 2019

The UK Summer Fulbright is for U.S. citizen freshmen and sophomores with a GPA of at least 3.7. The award fully funds a 3-4 week course at one of several summer institutes at universities across the United Kingdom.

Boren Undergraduate

Priority Deadline: January 2, 2020         Campus Deadline: January 16, 2020

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.

Udall

Campus Deadline: February 6, 2020

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.

Truman

Campus Deadline: November 7, 2019

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.

Goldwater

Campus Deadline: November 25, 2019

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.

Beinecke Brothers Memorial

Campus Deadline: January 21, 2020

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. 

 

Scholarships for Seniors, Graduates, and Recent Alumni

Schwarzman

Final Deadline: May 31, 2019 for applicants who hold passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or Macao

Priority Deadline for non-Chinese students: August 22, 2019

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 Master's degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University, China. Open to students from any major. Prior knowledge of Mandarin is not required and Mandarin classes are included in the coursework. All coursework is taught in English.

Marshall

Priority Deadline: June 3, 2019          Campus Deadline: August 20, 2019

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.

Mitchell

Campus Deadline: August 20, 2019

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.

Rhodes

Campus Deadline: August 20, 2019

The Rhodes is for U.S. citizens or non-citizens under the age of 24 who are seniors, graduates/professionals, or graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.7. 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.

Knight-Hennessy

Priority Deadline: August 22, 2019 (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.

Fulbright

Priority Deadline: June 17, 2019         Campus Deadline: August 26, 2019

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.

Gates Cambridge

Priority Deadline: September 12, 2019

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.

Luce Scholars Program

Campus Deadline: September 23, 2019

The Luce is for U.S. citizens or permanent residents under the age of 30 who are young professionals, seniors or graduate/professional students. The Luce fully funds a one year internship in East or Southeast Asia for those with little significant academic experience with Asia.

Churchill

Campus Deadline: October 10, 2019 (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.