The list of opportunities below require endorsement or nomination. For a full explanation of how to secure endorsement or nomination, see the Scholarships & Special Opportunities page.
The Beinecke Scholarship supports students of exceptional promise who intend to pursue graduate study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Applicants must be college juniors and present evidence of having received need-based financial aid during their undergraduate years. Each scholar receives $4,000 prior to entering graduate school and an addition $30,000 while pursuing an advanced degree. Hunter may nominate one student.
An initiative of the National Security Education Program, the fellowships provide funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, including Africa; Asia; Central and Eastern Europe; Eurasia; Latin America; and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.Learn more
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.Learn more
The Freeman-ASIA program is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.
Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others and fulfill the program’s goal of increasing understanding of Asia in the United States.
From its inception in 2001, Freeman-ASIA has made study abroad in East and Southeast Asia possible for over 4,600 U.S. undergraduates from more than 600 institutions.
With generous funding from the Freeman Foundation, the Institute of International Education (IIE) is grateful to have relaunched Freeman-ASIA in 2016.
***Please refer to our main Fulbright page for more up-to-date information on the Fulbright US Student Grants.***
The program provides grants for individually designed study and research projects, masters degrees, and for English-language teaching-assistant programs to take place during one academic year in a foreign country. Candidates must be U.S. citizens who will hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent prior to receiving the grant. Selection is based on the academic and professional record of the applicant; the validity and feasibility of the proposed study plan; and the applicant’s foreign-language preparation.Learn more
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.
International experience is critically important in the educational and career development of American students, but it can also require a substantial financial investment. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study and intern destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range of public and private institutions from all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.
Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.Learn more
The Goldwater Scholarship provides up to $7,500 per year for educational expenses to 300 juniors and seniors who plan on becoming scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Junior award winners receive two years of aid; seniors receive one year. Most award winners have substantive supervised undergraduate research experience. Candidates must be nominated by their college.Learn more
The program seeks exceptional students who desire careers in international affairs. One-year fellowships are awarded to graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. (Students who have begun their graduate studies are not eligible.) Fellows work as research assistants in Washington, D.C., to the endowment’s senior associates (academics, government officials, lawyers) on projects such as nonproliferation, democracy building, trade policy, China-related issues, Russia-U.S. relations, and terrorism.Learn more
The fellowship offers freshman and sophomores paid internships for three consecutive summers. Fellows rotate positions at nonprofit, government, private institutions. Fellows will also participate in seminars and cultural events.Learn more
Scholars are selected to study at the graduate level for two years at a United Kingdom institution in any field. (Partnership scholarships are available to specific institutions.) The scholarships pay tuition, personal-travel expenses, and living stipends. In some programs, they can be renewed for a third year. A grade-point average of at least 3.7 is mandatory.Learn more
Rhodes scholarships are awarded for two or three years of study at Oxford University in a field of the candidate’s own choosing. The scholarship pays for academic fees, plus an allowance to pay for travel fare and personal expenses. Candidates should have a GPA of at least 3.75 and are selected on the basis of intellectual distinction, leadership, and service.Learn more
The Truman Scholarship supports students who wish to pursue graduate degrees in public-service fields. Each scholarship provides up to $30,000 for graduate study. Scholars also receive leadership training, career counseling, and special internship opportunities with the federal government. Applicants must have a strong academic and public-service record and are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of their degree program.Learn more
The Udall Scholarship’s purpose is to support excellence in national environmental policy. The scholarships are awarded to outstanding sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers related to the natural environment and to Native American public policy and health care. Awards are up to $5,000.Learn more