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The Office of Fellowships does not monitor the authenticity of these opportunities. These or other opportunities will be explored on a case by case basis.  

Listings and Databases

Undergraduate Study 

American Architectural Foundation and Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation Traveling Fellowship 
These scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen who plan to study architecture at a NAAB-accredited program. Scholarship amounts range between $500 and $2,500 and are determined by evaluation of financial need information provided by the student and the school. Deadline: early March  

American Nuclear Society (ANS) Graduate Scholarships 
A series of scholarships (ranging from $1,000- $5000) to help students complete their post-high school education and prepare for careers in nuclear science and technology. Deadline: early April

Armenian Students Association of Americas, Inc. 
Full-time students of Armenian ancestry are eligible to apply for scholarships of $500 to $1,500 per year. Applicants should be able to demonstrate financial need and good academic performance. Deadline: mid-March.

Asian Cultural Council  
Individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, students, and specialists from Asia for study, research, travel, and creative work in the United States. Deadlines variable.

Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD)  
Scholarships awarded on a competitive basis to students who have a sincere interest in international agriculture and rural development issues and their solutions. These scholarships are intended to enhance the students' understanding and appreciation of issues and opportunities in international agriculture and rural development. Deadline: late April.

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics  
Essay contest for full-time juniors or seniors. Requires a faculty advisor. Prizes range from $500 - $5,000. Deadline: early December.

Eurasian Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD) 
Fellowships to first-, second-, and third-year undergraduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Supports one year of non-degree undergraduate study in the United States in particular fields, such as accounting, agriculture, business, computer science, criminal justice, economics, education, environmental management, international relations, journalism, law, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program 
$3,000 award for 100 outstanding second year college students of any field of study at participating institutions. Must demonstrate competency in spoken and written English. Deadlines: Early February.

Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships  
Community college students who are sophomores or recent alumni. Open to all fields of study at any accredited university in the US or abroad. Meant to enable community college students to transfer to a 4-year institution in order to complete a bachelor's degree. Award is up to $30,000 per year for an average of 2.5 years. Deadline: late January

John Bayliss Radio Scholarship  
$5,000 scholarships for juniors and seniors majoring in Broadcast Communications. Although financial need is a consideration, students of merit with an extensive history of radio-related activities are given preference. Deadline: early Spring (applied towards study in the fall semester)

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Scholarships 
Student members of NABJ, foreign or American born, currently attending or entering an accredited four-year college/university in the U.S. or those who are candidates for graduate school are eligible for up to $25,000 per year. Deadlines variable 

Arts & Humanities 

Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship   
 Individuals interested in artistic and technical production, arts administration and community engagement. Fellowship provides a modest stipend and is intended to increase participation of people of color in the arts. Deadline: mid-March (summer), mid-April (season)

Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship Program  
Short-term fellowship program supporting bibliographical inquiry as well as research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history, providing a stipend of $2,000 per month for up to two months. Deadline: early December.

BMI Student Awards  
A series of scholarships for various music and art related fellowships and awards. Some geographical restrictions may apply. Deadlines variable.

Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award 
Graduating seniors or recent alumni. Open to students in the performing arts, visual arts, and creative writing to pursue a graduate degree at any accredited university in the US or abroad. Award is up to $50,000 per year for up to 3 years. Deadline: mid-February.

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship 
Annual fellowship ($7,500; $15,000; or an alternate award of $1,000) for advanced study of Fine Arts to enhance professional standing or to finance a special project. Preference for candidates under 25 years. Deadline: early December.

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships 
Undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in the fine or commercial arts, design or architecture. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be in possession of a Green Card. Deadline: early April.

Social Sciences 

Albright Institute Fellowships 
A grant of up to $325,000 in fellowships and awards to 32 recipients who will live at the Albright Institute and study a specific field in archaeology. In addition, 32 Associate Fellows

Echoing Green Foundation Fellowships 
Provides seed funding and support to more than 450 social entrepreneurs with bold ideas for social change in order to launch groundbreaking organizations around the world. A stipend of $60,000 for individuals ($90,000 for 2-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years. Must demonstrate sufficient English fluency to participate in interviews and Echoing Green events. Deadline: sometime in October-November.

Humane Studies Fellowships 
For undergraduate and graduate students interested in the classical liberal/libertarian tradition of individual rights and market economies. More than 100 fellowships from $2,000 to $15,000 are awarded annually. Deadline: late December.

Inter American Press Association (IAPA) Scholarship 
For young journalists and journalism school graduates from Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean. Journalists or journalism school seniors or graduates between 21 and 35 years of age. U.S. and Canadian Scholars will receive US $20,000 for the duration of their stay abroad. Deadline: Early March.

International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) 
Up to 50 fellowships to support social scientists and humanists conducting dissertation field research in all areas and regions of the world. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $18,750.

John Kenneth Galbraith Policy Fellowship Program 
For recent college graduates and graduate students. Fellows are selected from a national pool of applicants and must demonstrate strong research/writing skills, community service, a commitment to liberal ideals, and plans for future study or a career in public policy or economics. Fellowship start dates are in February, June, or September. Applications must be received at least six weeks prior to start date.

Olive W. Garvey Fellowships 
Biennial award to outstanding college students around the world through a competitive essay contest on the meaning and significance of economic and personal liberty. Awards range from $1,000 - $2,500. Deadline: Late September.

Science & Engineering

Amelia Earhart Fellowships (Zonta International Foundation) 
Women of any nationality with a superior academic record and a bachelor's degree in science or engineering. Fellowships carry a stipend of $6,000; approximately 35 are awarded annually. Deadline: mid November.

Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program 
$5000 research fellowships for undergraduate students dedicated to scientific research alongside professional biomedical scientists. Deadline: early February.


Belgian American Education Fund, Inc. 
Offers fellowships for study and research in the United States. In addition to the amounts indicated, BAEF also pays for health insurance at the US institution. Fellows are expected to stay in the USA for a full academic year at a US institution or for a full year to do research institution. Deadline: late-October.

Finlandia Foundation National Trust Scholarship 
Scholarships are available for full-time undergraduate and graduate students of all academic disciplines enrolled in accredited post-secondary schools in the United States and Finland. Candidates must have achieved sophomore or higher status prior to receiving the award and must have maintained a 3.0 GPA. Deadline: early February.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships 
Applicants may be citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom. One to three years of study in any discipline at Cambridge University. Candidates apply directly through Cambridge. Deadlines: 15 October (US citizens) 1 December (non-US citizens).

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowships 
For college graduates to serve 6 - 9 months with a participating organization of their choice in Washington DC while receiving a stipend. Prospective Fellows are expected to demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. Deadline: early October (Spring), early January (Fall).

King Faisal Foundation Scholarship 
Funding opportunity up to three years for Muslim students in Medicine, Engineering, and sciences (Physics, Chemistry, and Geology). For study at an accredited European or North American university. Deadline: late May

The Li Foundation, Inc. Student Scholar Grants 
For graduate students from China (including Taiwan) to study international affairs in the U.S. for one to two years. Scholars must be nominated by an approved Chinese educational or U.S. educational or research institution. Grant provides funds to cover cost of living, professional expenses, and return transportation to China. Deadlines variable.

Nelson Mandela Scholarships 
Up to 14 scholarships offered for disadvantaged South African students to pursue post graduate study in the United Kingdom. Deadline: mid-September.

Overseas Research Students Award Scheme 
Set up by the Secretary of State for Education and Science in 1979 to attract high-quality international students to the United Kingdom to undertake research. Provides funding to pay the difference between international student fees and home EU fees for international students at UK institutions. Deadlines variable.

Open Society Institute (OSI) Global Supplementary Grant Program 
Supplementary grants to students from select countries of Eastern and Central Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia. Purpose is to enable qualified students to pursue doctoral studies in the humanities and social sciences at accredited universities in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle/Near East, and North America. Deadline: early April.

South East Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) Tuition Fellowships 
Tuition Scholarships awarded are partial reductions of the program fees, lowering the cost of tuition to $1400-1800. SEASSI offers course instruction in Burmese, Hmong, Javanese, Indonesian, Khmer, Lao, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese.

South Pacific and East Timor Scholarship Programs:
The East-West Center offers a wide variety of both short- and long-term programs for individuals. Academic scholarships and fellowships as well as educational exchange and professional development programs are available.


Phillips Exeter Academy Fellowships & Internships 
Six to eight recent college graduates join Phillip Exeter's faculty as teaching interns. Aims to encourage talented young men and women to become secondary school teachers and to help prepare them for such a career. For these positions at least a bachelor's degree is required in the specific, advertised field or a related field.Rolling admission.

Graduate & Doctoral Study

Asian Development Bank (ADB) - Japan Scholarship Program  
Full scholarships for one to two years for citizens of ADB's developing member countries pursuing postgraduate studies in development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region. Deadlines variable.

Davis-Putter Scholarships  
Need-based grants (up to $6,000) to undergraduate or graduate students actively working for peace and justice on campus and/or in the community. Deadline: April 1st.

Edmund S. Muskie Ph.D. Fellowship 
Three hundred fellowships for doctoral-level programs in business administration, economics, public administration, and public policy. Fellowships are awarded to young and mid-career individuals who are citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan.

Eploration Fund of the Explorers Club 
$500- 1500 grants in support of exploration and field research. Funds given primarily to graduate students. Deadline: early December 5

Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award 
For advanced doctoral students whose dissertation proposal has been accepted. Focus on high-achieving, low-income students to enable their better understanding of their educational pathways and experiences and enable parents, policymakers, and practitioners to better support such students in achieving their full potential. One-time award of up to $25,000, which may be used for a period of 9 to 18 months. Deadline: early February.

Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies 
A two-year program intended to help Japanese nationals obtaining Ph.D. degrees in macroeconomics and preparing them to work as economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). JISP covers all reasonable expenses for two years of graduate study Deadline: late January.

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Scholarships 
Student members of NABJ, foreign or American born, currently attending or entering an accredited four-year college/university in the U.S. or those who are candidates for graduate school are eligible for up to $25,000 per year. Deadlines variable 

Onassis Foundation Scholarships 
Offers scholarships for Greek graduate for postgraduate and doctoral studies outside of Greece. Offers research grants and educational scholarships in the Humanistic Sciences, Political Science, Law and Economics, Architecture, Fine Arts, Music, Dance, Theatre, Photography, Cinema. Deadline: late January.

Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships 
For graduate study or research in any field except medical sciences or introductory language study. Studies may be carried out by on-site or by distance education or a combination of both, and must always be undertaken on a full-time basis. The scholarship is awarded for a minimum period of one academic year and a maximum of two academic years.

Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship 
Supports doctoral dissertations that explore the sources and nature of international conflict, and strategies to prevent or end conflict and to sustain peace. Citizens of all countries are eligible, but must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States. Deadline: early January.

Smithsonian Fellowships 
Unless noted otherwise, all Smithsonian fellowships (graduate, pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, senior) opportunities are open to non-US citizens. Applicants are evaluated on their academic standing, scholarly qualifications, experiences, the quality of the research project or study proposed and its suitability to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and programs. Deadlines variable.

UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers' Fellowship Programme Fellowships 
Young researchers with advanced degrees (M.A., M.Sc. or equivalent) from developing countries majoring in one of our areas: environment, intercultural dialogue, information and communication technologies, and peaceful conflict resolution. Deadline: early January.

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Studies 
The Woodrow Wilson Women's Studies program, the only national fellowship for doctoral work on issues of women and gender, supports dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences doing interdisciplinary and original work on these issues. Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the United States (temporarily suspended).  


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Upcoming Deadlines

Please note that Seattle University campus deadlines may be one to two months prior to the official scholarship deadline. Application processes generally begin six months in advance of official scholarship deadlines. Check with the Office of Fellowships to obtain campus-specific deadline information. 

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Please join us on May 2nd for the ETA Proposal Writing Workshop Pigott 107, 4:00-5:00pm and

May 3rd for the Full Grant Proposal Writing Workshop Pigott 106, 8:00am-2:00pm

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