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Fellowships and Scholarships


Opportunities for Undergraduate Students, Recent Graduates, and Graduate Students


For assistance and questions about specific fellowships and scholarships, please check out the Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising, as well as this list of nationally competitive awards and successful applicant tips


Undergraduate 

Awards     Eligibility Due Date

Matthew Ross Wanetik Memorial Scholarship


International Relations majors;  juniors

2016 Application period closed

2017 Application Available Soon                                            

B.A. Rudolph Foundation



Females; rising juniors, seniors, or recent graduates; previously accepted to an unpaid internship in public  service, government, or non-profit sector


Feb. 1- April 15

 

Charles B. Rangel


Full time students; US Citizens; 3.2 cumulative GPA; sophomores


Feb. 2 


James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program 


Seniors, recent graduates  


Oct. 7


The Carnegie Endowment Washington Scholars Fellowship Program


Juniors, seniors, or recent graduates preferred


Oct. 15


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellowship 


Seniors, recent graduates; demonstrated commitment to advancing Latino community


Feb. 10


Eben Tisdale Public Policy Fellowship


Undergraduate students with an interest in public policy and the high-tech industry


Feb. 10


Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Scholarship


High school seniors; financial need


Application period closed

 

Marshall Scholars Program


Graduating seniors from an American university; 3.7 GPA


Oct. 10


Pickering Undergraduate Fellowship



Juniors; US Citizens; 3.2 GPA; Fellows must later begin 2-year M.A. program & enter Foreign Service



Dec. 1 



Public Policy  Affairs Junior Fellowship


Seniors; US citizen or legal permanent residents; committed to completing relevant M.A.   program at one of PPIA Consortium Universities


Nov. 1


Rhodes Scholarship 


US citizens or permanent residents; ages 18-23; seniors


Oct. 5


Syracuse Remembrance Scholarships


Juniors


Jan. 21


Truman Scholarship


Seniors; US citizens; graduate school applicants; demonstrated superior academic achievement and  extracurricular leadership 


Feb. 7


Udall Scholarship


Sophomores or juniors; commitment to issues of American Indian nations or to the environment 


March 15


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Graduate 

Award  Eligibility Due Date

ACLS Fellowships


Ph.D. students  


Sept. 28- March 2017                

   

Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellowship


Bachelor’s degree, demonstrated interest in Asia


Application period closed                 (August 2016)           


BA Rudolph Foundation


Female students; current graduate student; previously accepted to an unpaid internship


Feb. 1- April 1


Carnegie Endowment Fellowship

 

Graduate students


Oct. 15


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Graduate Fellowship


Completed Master’s or post-graduate degree prior to program start; 3.0 GPA preferred; lawfully  authorized to work 


Feb. 3


Ford Foundation Fellowship


Research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs


Pre-Doctoral:Nov. 17


Fullbright Award


US citizens; must hold a bachelor’s degree before start of grant; proficiency in language of host country 

 

Oct. 1


Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship


Current or recent graduate students without extended work experience in Washington D.C.


Oct. 5


Marshall Scholars Program


Hold four-year degree from an American university; 3.7 GPA


Oct. 10


Pickering Fellowship


Applicants must be entering a 2-year Master’s program; US Citizens; 3.2 GPA


December (date not yet available)

 

Rangel Fellowship  


Seeking admission in relevant, two-year graduate program; seniors or recent graduates; US citizen; 3.2 cumulative GPA


Sep. 19


Rotary Peace Fellowship


English proficiency required, second language recommended; M.A. applicants;  three years work or volunteer experience 


May 31


Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship


“New American” status; enrolled in a full-time graduate program; under the age of 31


Nov. 1


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Study Abroad 

Award  Eligibility  Due Date

ACLS Program in China Studies


 Ph.D. students, no previous research completed in China  


Nov. 9


Boren Award


U.S. Citizen; matriculated undergraduate or graduate student; N.S.E.P. service requirement (post-graduation)

 

Feb. 9


Critical Language


Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program; US citizen; completed at least 1 year of coursework


Application closed for 2016


Deutschlandjahr Scholarship for Graduating Seniors


Completed at least 1 year of study; demonstrated interest in Germany & contemporary Europe


Undergraduate students:  Jan. 31

Graduate students: Nov. 4 

Fullbright Award


US citizen; must hold a bachelor’s before start of grant; proficiency in language of host country


Oct. 1


Gates Cambridge Scholarship (UK)


Non-UK citizen; will complete full-time graduate course of study, Ph.D. or other eligible degree programs at the University of Cambridge


Oct. 12                                                                    


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship


Undergraduate students; study abroad program a minimum of four weeks


Oct. 4


Henry Luce Scholars Program


Graduating seniors; background in Asian studies; US citizen; under age of 30


Contact campus liaison:  Dr. Jolynn Parker


Marshall Scholars Program (UK)


Hold four-year degree from an American university; 3.7 GPA


Oct. 10


George Mitchell Scholarship (Ireland)


Hold an undergraduate degree; US citizen


Sept. 30


Language

Award

Eligibility

Due Date

Fullbright Award


 US citizen; must hold a bachelor’s before start of grant; proficiency in language of host country

  

Oct. 1                                            


Boren Award


U.S. Citizen; Matriculated undergraduate or graduate student; N.S.E.P. service requirement (post-graduation)

 

Feb. 9


Critical Language


Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program; US citizen; completed at least 1 year of coursework


Application closed for 2016




Also see Columbia’s fellowship catalog: http://www.college.columbia.edu/students/fellowships/catalog