National Scholarships

Scholarships Arranged by Deadline

Note: Scholarship descriptions are adapted from foundation websites.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships and Grants

Deadline: 11/1/2015 (USM deadline 10/15/2015)

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Over $300,000 is available for the 2013-14 competition. Awards are made in all fields. Student must have a well-developed research or study project. Candidates should have at least basic language of the host country even if it is not needed to complete the proposed project. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Graduating seniors and graduates are eligible.


Boren Scholarship and Fellowship

Scholarship Deadline: 2/5/2016 (USM deadline 1/14/2016)
Fellowship Deadline: 1/28/2016 (Recommended USM deadline 1/14/2016)

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and
graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations.
The focus is on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests
and underrepresented in study (Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are
excluded). Applicants must show how their study abroad program, as well as their future
academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined (including
the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, as well as sustainable
development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and
migration, and economic competitiveness).


Carnegie Endowment for Peace Junior Fellows Program

Deadline: 1/15/2016 (USM deadline 12/15/2015)

The Carnegie Junior Fellows program supports one year of service at the Endowment in Washington D.C. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to senior associates on international policy issues, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials. Graduating seniors or those who have graduated within the past year and not yet begun graduate study are eligible. Applicants should have strong academic records with substantial coursework in such areas as international affairs, political science, economics, or history.


Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

Deadline: 11/15/2015 (USM deadline 11/1/2015)

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages. Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) institutes provide group-based intensive language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences for students of all classifications (undergraduates as well as graduates). All fields of study are eligible. Some programs may require previous instruction in the target language, while others allow for beginners. Host countries may include: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, or others where the target languages are spoken. The goal of the CLS Program is to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Awardees are expected to continue their language and successful applications will demonstrate how they will apply their language skills in their future careers.


Recent Honorees
2014-Salma Dawoud, Chemistry/Biochemistry (Arabic)

DAAD Scholarships

Deadlines vary by program.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. DAAD offers a variety of funding opportunities for students in a range of classifications (undergraduate as well as graduate) across a wide spectrum of fields. Awards range from short-term summer programs to full academic year funding opportunities. The purpose of the DAAD programs are to represent the German higher education system abroad, promote Germany as an academic and research destination, and help build ties between institutions around the world.


EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships For Undergraduate Environmental Study

Deadline: 5/15/2016 (USM deadline 4/15/2016)

The GRO Undergraduate Fellowship program is part of the national effort to help ensure that the United States meets its current and projected human resource needs in the environmental science, engineering, and policy fields. By enhancing and supporting quality environmental education for undergraduate students, the GRO Undergraduate Fellowship encourages promising students to pursue careers in environmentally-related fields and to continue their education beyond the baccalaureate level. The Fellowship provides funding in the junior and senior years of undergraduate study. Sophomores are eligible.


Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

Deadline: 11/20/2015 (USM deadline 10/15/2015)

The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Applicants should have academic careers demonstrating superior academic achievement. Successful applications will indicate a commitment to teaching at the university level. Graduating seniors and graduates may apply.


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Deadline 10/15/2015 (USM deadline 9/17/2015)

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or English Teaching Assistantships. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Graduating seniors as well as graduates of all classifications are eligible.


Recent honorees
2014-Rakeem Daniels, Biological Sciences, UK-Exeter (Finalist, Alternate)
2014-Joel Huber, Linguistics, Norway Full Grant (Finalist, Alternate)
2013-Dylan Harris, Sustainable Development, Indonesia ETA (Finalist)
2013-Joel Huber, Linguistics, Norway Full Grant (Finalist, Alternate)

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

Deadline: Mid-March 2016 (USM deadline mid-February)

The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program. Participants will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills. The Summer Institutes will cover the majority of participant costs. This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the host university/institution, accommodation and meals and in some cases a small daily allowance. Undergraduates with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete are eligible.


Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Deadline: 10/15/2015 (USM deadline 9/17/2015)

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The Scholarships are awarded based on intellectual ability, leadership capacity, a commitment to improving the lives of others and a good fit with Cambridge. The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others. The Gates provides 1-3 years of funding. Graduating seniors and graduates are eligible. University endorsement is required.


Gilman International Scholarship Program

Deadlines: 10/1/2015 (Spring 2016, early Summer 2016), 3/4/2016 (Summer 2016, Fall 2016)

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for Pell Grant eligible undergraduates to pursue study abroad. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program encourages students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents in the process of becoming citizens. 


Recent honorees
2015-Grace Garner, Biology (United Kingdom)
2015-Pamela Medders, Social Work (Costa Rica)
2015-Devonte Smith, FIlm Production (Costa Rica)
2015-Theresa Raymond, Mathematics (Costa Rica)
2015-Colette Eubanks, Communications (Spain)
2015-Brittany Pugh, Spanish and Criminal Justice (Spain)
2015-Jasmine Thomas, Elementary Education (United Kingdom)
2014-Bailey Cincotta, Foreign Languages Licensure (Costa Rica)
2014-Christy McGowan, Nursing (Costa Rica)
2014-Valaree Potter, Mass Comm and Journalism (Spain)
2013-Madeline Carter, Spanish (Ireland)
2013-Kaylyn Kriaski, Theater (United Kingdom)
2013-Kiara Breland, International Business (Spain)
2013-William Crosby, Mass Comm (Spain)
2013-Norma Forrest, Spanish (Spain)
2013-Laken Kendrick, Polymer Science (France)
2013-Jonathan Sandig, French and History (Belgium)
2012-Salma Dawoud, Chemistry/Biochemistry (Fall 2012, United Kingdom/Arabic)
2012-Bridgette Isaacs, Public Health and Spanish (Fall 2012, Spain)
2012-Carrie Paris, History and Spanish (Fall 2012, Spain)
2012-Lavanda Walker, Nursing (Summer 2012, Costa Rica)
2011-Divah Griffin, Mass Communication & Journalism (Spring 2012, The Netherlands)
2011-Jarred Hayes, Spanish Licensure (Spring 2012, Spain)
2011-Johnnylyn “JJ” Sauls, Psychology (Summer 2011, United Kingdom)
2011-Janice Friar, Social Work (Summer 2011, Costa Rica)
2008-Matthew Cockrell, English (Spring 2009, France)

Golden Key Graduate Scholar Award

Deadline: 10/1/2015 (USM deadline 9/15/2015)

Graduate Scholar Award gives at least ten $10,000 scholarships used for post-baccalaureate or professional study at accredited institutions of higher learning (does not have to be in the U.S. or have a Golden Key chapter). Judging criteria include academic merit, campus / community / work commitments, and significant involvement in local Golden Key chapter. Recipients must plan to enroll in graduate school in the fall of year received. Member does not have to be a U.S. citizen; member can apply up to five years after graduation; applicants may continue to re-apply as long as they are eligible, but previous recipients may not re-apply.


Goldwater Scholarship

Deadline: 1/31/2016 (USM nomination by 9/15/2015)

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply. Research experience and strong academic record required. University endorsement required.


Recent honorees
2014-Laken Kendrick, Polymer Science (Honorable Mention)
2013-Hannah Roberts, Chemistry/Biochemistry
2013-Michael Sims, Polymer Science and Chemistry
2012-Tyler Brown, ACS Biochemistry and Polymer Science
2012-Michael Sims, Polymer Science (Honorable Mention)
2011-Nicolas Treat , Polymer Science
2009-Rupesh Patel, Microbiology (Honorable Mention)
2008-Justin Poelma, Polymer Science
2008-Ty McCleery, Physics (Honorable Mention)
2007-Jessica Shackleford, Chemistry
2007-Lauren Caviezel, Biological Sciences (Honorable Mention)
2007-Andrea Marshall, Chemistry/ACS Biochemistry (Honorable Mention)
2006-Neil Treat, Polymer Science

Google Anita Borg Scholarships

Deadline: 2/10/2016 (USM deadline 2/1/2016)

Founded by Google in honor of Anita Borg the program hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders in the field. The scholarships are awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s academic background and demonstrated leadership. In addition, all scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to attend a retreat at Google. Female juniors, seniors and graduate students in computer science, computer engineering and related fields are eligible. The Borg provides tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.


Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships

Deadline: 11/1/2015 (USM deadline 10/15/2015)

The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not need) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the tenable schools in lieu of all fees and tuition. Applicants must be students in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. Only doctoral degrees are eligible. The Hertz provides funding for up to five years. Graduating seniors and graduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible.


Hollings Scholarship

Deadline: 1/31/2015 (USM deadline 1/7/2015)

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful with academic for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship. Eligible fields include, but are not limited to, oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that support NOAA's programs and mission. Sophomores with a 3.0 or higher are eligible.


Recent Honorees
2013-Osler Kendall Moore, Computer Science

James Madison Memorial Fellowship

Deadline: 3/1/2016 (USM deadline 2/15/2016)

The Madison Fellowship Foundation supports individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Generally, one Fellowship per state is awarded each year. Junior Fellowships are awarded to outstanding college seniors and college graduates without teaching experience who intend to become secondary school teachers of American history, American government, or social studies. Junior Fellows are expected to complete graduate study at the Master’s level within 2 academic years of full-time study. Fellows also attend a four-week summer institute in Washington DC the summer after they receive the fellowship.


Recent honorees
2011-Shelly Cullen, Social Studies Licensure, Junior Fellow
2009-Terry Johnston, Social Studies Licensure, Junior Fellow

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

Deadline: 10/15/2015 (USM deadline 9/15/2015)

The Fellowships support exceptional individuals who are committed to becoming outstanding mathematics and science teachers in U.S. high schools. Fellowships will be awarded in each of three disciplinary strands: biology, physical science, and mathematics. The program provides up to 5 years of funding. Benefits include tuition assistance and a monthly stipend, professional development opportunities, mentor support and financial support for leadership activities. Graduating seniors and graduates are eligible.



Deadline: 10/1/2015 (USM deadline 9/1/2015)

Marshall Scholarships finance approximately 34 young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom each year. The Scholarships are tenable at any British university and cover 1-2 years of study in any discipline, at either undergraduate or graduate level, leading to the award of a British University degree. The Scholarships commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan. Graduating seniors and some graduates in all fields of study are eligible. Minimum 3.7 GPA. University endorsement required.


Recent honorees
2008-Justin Poelma, Polymer Science (Finalist, Reserve Listed)
2006-Neil Treat, Polymer Science (Finalist)


Deadline: 10/1/2015 (USM deadline 9/14/2015)

The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: scholarship, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service. The Mitchell Scholars Program provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.


National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Deadline: 12/15/2015 (USM deadline 12/1/2015)

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines. NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients, and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and medical insurance. Graduating seniors as well as graduates in their first two years of study are eligible.


National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarships

Deadline: 2/1/2016 (USM deadline recommended 12/1/2015)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, research training at the NIH during the summer, and employment and training at the NIH after graduation. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year and are renewable for up to 4 years. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible. Minimum 3.5 GPA.


National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program

Deadline: First full week of November, varies by field (USM deadline 10/15/2015)

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship. Three years of funding are provided. Applications are evaluated for intellectual merit and broader impacts. A strong academic record and history of research are preferred. Graduating seniors and graduates in the first two years of study are eligible.


Recent honorees
(Only includes students who applied through USM)
2015-Abagail Williams, Polymer Science
2015-Laken Kendrick, Polymer Science
2015-Dexter Dean, Chemistry
2015-Cassandra Reese, Polymer Science
2015-Michael Sims (Class of 2014), Polymer Science
2015-Lisa Lauderdale, Psychology (Honorable Mention)
2014-Tyler Brown, Polymer Science
2014-Michael Sims, Polymer Science/Chemistry (Honorable Mention)
2013-Johnathan “Hugh” Broome, Chemistry/Biochemistry (Honorable Mention)
2012-Emily Hoff, Polymer Science
2012-Christine Perazio, Psychology (Honorable Mention)
2011-Brooks Abel, Polymer Science
2011-Jennifer Lamb, Biological Sciences
2011-Nic Treat, Polymer Science
2010-Ty McCleery, Physics
2010-Justin Poelma, Polymer Science
2010-Jennifer Lamb, Biological Sciences (Honorable Mention)
2009-Ashley Cox, Polymer Science
2009-Jessica Shackleford, Chemistry
2009-Justin Poelma, Polymer Science (Honorable Mention)
2008-Mary Mackey, Chemistry
2007-Neil Treat, Polymer Science

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

Deadline: 4/15/2016 (USM Chapter deadline 3/15/2016)

Every year, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards 51 Fellowships of $5,000 each and 5 at $15,000 each to members entering their first year of graduate or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards. Selection is based on the applicant’s promise of success in graduate or professional study, including academic achievement, service and leadership experience, letters of recommendation, personal statement and career goals, and acceptance at an approved graduate or professional program. All fields of study are eligible. Graduating seniors as well as recent graduates are eligible. Must be current members of Phi Kappa Phi.


Recent honorees
2015-Stephanie McCracken, Geography
2014-Tyler Brown, Polymer Science
2013-Dylan Harris, Religion and Political Science
2012-Matthew Planchard, Biological Sciences and Chemistry/Biochemistry
2011-Nicolas Treat, Polymer Science
2010-Jeff Guillot, History and Foreign Languages (German, Greek/Latin)
2009-Justin Poelma, Polymer Science

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

Deadline: September 15, 2015 (Spring 2016), USM deadline September 1, 2015.  February 15, 2016 (Summer, Fall 2016) USM deadline February 1, 2016

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year. Recipients do not have to be members of Phi Kappa Phi. Recipients must be accepted to a study abroad program. No country restrictions and no minimum program length requirements. All undergraduates are eligible to apply. Minimum 3.75 GPA.


Recent honorees
2014-Jasmine Thomas, English (Licensure) (England)
2012-Michelle Holowach, English and Mass Communication (United Kingdom)
2010-Lauren Auer, Biological Sciences (Belize)
2009-Suzanna Ellzey, Chemistry/Biochemistry (United Kingdom)
2009-Ruth Poe, History (Vietnam)
2009-Alexis Smith, History and Psychology (Vietnam)
2009-Christie Reynolds, Accounting (Alternate, Spain)

Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships

Deadline: 1/31/2016 (USM deadline 1/15/2016)

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, or foreign languages, who represent all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The program develops a source of trained men and women who will represent the skill needs of the Department and who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Graduating seniors and graduates who have not yet begun graduate study are eligible. Minimum 3.2 GPA.


Rangel International Affairs Program

Summer Enrichment Deadline: 2/8/2016 (USM deadline 1/15/2016)
Graduate Fellowship Deadline: 1/18/2016 (USM deadline 12/15/2015)

Each year, the Rangel Program offers 20 graduate fellowships to outstanding seniors and graduates who want to join the Foreign Service. These fellowships help finance two-year graduate programs, provide paid internships and other professional development activities, and facilitate entry into the Foreign Service for individuals who are able to complete the Foreign Service entry requirements. The Rangel Program also accepts 15-20 undergraduate students to participate in the six-week Summer Enrichment Program that prepares global-minded undergraduate students for careers in international affairs. Both programs are competitive and seek applicants with a strong academic background, a commitment to service and an interest in making a difference in the world around them. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.



Deadline: 10/2/2015 (USM deadline 9/1/2015)

Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. Each Scholar receives in addition a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. Graduating seniors and graduates may apply. University endorsement required.


SMART Scholarship for Service Program

Deadline: 12/1/2015 (USM deadline 11/15/2015)

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program was established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. Benefits include tuition, stipend, health insurance, paid summer internships and mentorship. Undergraduates and graduates of all classifications are eligible. Must be U.S. citizens. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.


Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Deadline: 11/9/2015 (USM deadline 10/5/2015)

The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields and to partake of the American dream. Fellows must have shown potential in the fields for which they seek further education; the capacity for creativity, persistence and work; and the commitment to the values of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, which protect the American dream. Applicants should be either naturalized citizens or the child of naturalized citizens. Fellows receive a maintenance grant and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the Fellow for two years. Graduating seniors and graduates who have not yet completed two years of study are eligible.


Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study

Deadline: 5/26/2016 (USM deadline 4/26/2016)

Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program is offered by the EPA to for master’s and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, usable over a period of five years. The mission of the EPA STAR Fellowships Program is to help ensure that the U.S. meets its current and projected human resource needs in the environmental science, engineering, and policy fields. Thus, the EPA is looking to fund students at the graduate level who are committed to meeting the challenges of today and the next generation by pursuing a career related to protecting human health and the environment. Graduating seniors and graduates are eligible. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.


Truman Scholarship

Deadline: 2/4/2016 (USM deadline 12/15/2015)

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is a merit-based grant which identifies college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service. Recipients are provided with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service. Financial need is not a consideration. Juniors in the upper quartile of their class are eligible (exceptions can be made). All fields of study are eligible. University endorsement required.


Recent honorees
2014-Stephanie McCracken, Geography
2013-Brandon Hersey, Political Science and Communication Studies
2012-Lilianna Deveneau, Sociology and French (Finalist)
2011-Marie Holowach, Speech Pathology
2008-Paul Saputo, Psychology (Finalist)
2008-Jessica Shackleford, Chemistry (Finalist)
2007-Christopher Hare, Political Science and History (Finalist)

Udall Scholarships

Deadline: 3/5/2016 (USM deadline 2/5/2016)

The Udall Scholarship looks for students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields. The Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board, or other specifically approved expenses. The Udall is awarded for one year, but past winners may apply again if they are still eligible the following year. Sophomores and juniors are eligible. U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible. University endorsement required.


Recent honorees
2010-Caroline Randolph, Finance and Spanish (Honorable Mention)
2009-Jennifer Lamb, Biological Sciences


Scholarships Arranged by Deadline

You will notice some campus deadlines are well in advance of the national deadline. This is intentional and is usually due to a required campus committee review. Contact the Scholarship Office if you have questions or concerns about a deadline.

DAAD ScholarshipsDeadlines vary by program, clustered in mid-fall
MarshallDeadline: 10/1/2015 (USM deadline 9/1/2015)
RhodesDeadline: 10/2/2015 (USM deadline 9/1/2015)
MitchellDeadline: 10/1/2015 (USM deadline 9/14/2015)
Golden Key Graduate Scholar AwardDeadline: 10/1/2015 (USM deadline 9/15/2015)
Knowles Science Teaching FoundationDeadline: 10/15/2015 (USM deadline 9/15/2015)
Goldwater ScholarshipDeadline: 1/31/2016 (USM deadline 9/15/2015)
Fulbright U.S. Student ProgramDeadline 10/15/2015 (USM deadline 9/17/2015)
Gates Cambridge ScholarshipsDeadline: 10/15/2015 (USM deadline 9/17/2015)
Gilman International Scholarship ProgramDeadlines: 10/1/2015 (Spring 2016, early Summer 2016), 3/4/2016(Summer 2015, Fall 2015)
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New AmericansDeadline: 11/9/2015 (USM deadline 10/5/2015)
American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships and GrantsDeadline: 11/1/2015 (USM deadline 10/15/2015)
Hertz Foundation Graduate FellowshipsDeadline: 11/1/2015 (USM deadline 10/15/2015)
Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental StudyDeadline: 11/8/2015 (USM deadline 10/15/2015)
Ford Foundation Diversity FellowshipsDeadline: 11/20/2015 (USM deadline 10/15/2015)
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship ProgramDeadline: First full week of November, varies by field (USM deadline 10/15/2015)
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) ProgramDeadline: 11/15/2015 (USM deadline 11/1/2015)
SMART Scholarship for Service ProgramDeadline: 12/1/2015 (USM deadline 11/15/2015)
EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships For Undergraduate Environmental StudyDeadline: 5/15/2016 (USM deadline 4/15/2016)
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate FellowshipDeadline: 12/15/2015 (USM deadline 12/1/2015)
Carnegie Endowment for Peace Junior Fellows ProgramDeadline: 1/15/2015 (USM deadline 12/15/2015)
Rangel International Affairs ProgramGraduate Fellowship Deadline: 1/18/2016 (USM deadline 12/15/2015)
Summer Enrichment Deadline: 2/8/2016 (USM deadline 1/15/2016)
National Institutes of Health Undergraduate ScholarshipsDeadline: 2/1/2016 (USM deadline recommended 12/15/2015)
Truman ScholarshipDeadline: 2/4/2016 (USM deadline 12/15/2015)
Hollings ScholarshipDeadline: 1/31/2016 (USM deadline 1/7/2016)
Boren Scholarship and FellowshipScholarship Deadline: 2/5/2016 (USM deadline 1/14/2016)
Fellowship Deadline: 1/28/2016 (Recommended USM deadline 1/14/2016)
Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs FellowshipsDeadline: 1/31/2016 (USM deadline 1/15/2016)
Google Anita Borg ScholarshipsDeadline: 2/10/2016 (USM deadline 2/1/2016)
Udall ScholarshipsDeadline: 3/5/2016 (USM deadline 2/5/2016)
James Madison Memorial FellowshipDeadline: 3/1/2016 (USM deadline 2/15/2016)
Fulbright UK Summer InstitutesDeadline: Mid-March 2016 (USM deadline mid-February)
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad GrantDeadline: 9/15/15 (Spring 2016; USM deadline 9/1/15); 2/15/16 (Summer, Fall 2016; USM Deadline 2/1/16)
Phi Kappa Phi FellowshipDeadline: 4/15/2016 (USM Chapter deadline 3/15/2016)