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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Students must be Pell Grant recipients to be eligible for the award. For complete eligibility requirements, please visit:

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

A program of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in critical need foreign languages for the summer. Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) provide group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks. Students may apply for one language, and will be placed at institute sites based on language evaluations after selection.

Fulbright Grant

The Fulbright program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

This highly prestigious award was created in perpetuity as an international scholarship program to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge.

George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Named to honor the former U.S. Senator’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, the George J. Mitchell Scholarships are intended to familiarize and connect the next generation of American leadership with the island of Ireland. These highly competitive scholarships support one year of graduate study in any discipline offered by an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. They are an independent association of the German universities who elect its leadership. They represent the German higher education system abroad, promote Germany as an academic and research destination, and help build ties between institutions around the world. The New York office of the DAAD was founded in 1971 to support academic exchange between the U.S., Canada, and Germany. They offer a wide range of highly selective scholarships, grants, and fellowships in Germany for U.S. and Canadian citizens, from undergraduate students to post-doctoral scholars as well as faculty and higher education professionals. They also administer fellowships and other programs for incoming students from Germany.

Marshall Scholarship

The purpose of the Marshall Scholarship is to finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom in a system of higher education recognized for its excellence. The Marshall Scholarships serve as a way to commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall plan conceived by General George C. Marshall. They express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts. The scholarships have five main purposes: (1) to enable intellectually distinguished Americans, their country’s future leaders, to study in the U.K.; (2) to help scholars gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain; (3) to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in science, technology, and humanities and social sciences and the creative arts at Britain’s center of academic excellence; (4) to motivate scholars to act as ambassadors from the U.S. to the U.K. and vice versa throughout their lives thus strengthening British American understanding; and (5) to promote the personal and academic fulfillment of each scholar.

NSEP David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship

NSEP Boren Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. national security (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). Study of the countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. NSEP Boren Fellowships are intended to provide or add to the international component of U.S. graduate students' educations. NSEP Boren Fellowships provide support for overseas study, domestic study, or a combination of both. Although study outside the United States is not required, successful applications generally include a significant overseas component.

NSEP David L. Boren Undergraduate Fellowship

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships offer a unique opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to study abroad. NSEP awards scholarships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. NSEP Boren Scholarships are intended to provide support to U.S. undergraduates who will pursue the study of languages and cultures currently underrepresented in study abroad and critical to U.S. national security.

Rhodes Scholarship

Extraordinary intellectual distinction is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for election to a Rhodes Scholarship. Selection committees are charged to seek excellence in qualities of mind and in qualities of person, which in combination, offer the promise of effective service to the world in the decades ahead. The Rhodes Scholarships are investments in individuals rather than in project proposals. Accordingly, applications are sought from talented students without restriction as to their field of academic specialization or career plans although the proposed course of study must be available at Oxford University, and the applicant’s undergraduate program must provide a sufficient basis for study in the proposed field. The Rhodes Scholarship is among the most highly prized and prestigious nationally competitive awards. 40 awardees are selected nationally for this distinguished honor.

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

As the countries of the world become more interdependent, the Robert Bosch Foundation recognizes the importance of familiarizing American professionals with the political, economic, and cultural environment of Europe and of the Federal Republic of Germany. To further this goal, and to strengthen the ties of friendship and understanding between the United States and Germany, the foundation sponsors a fellowship program that enables young American professionals to participate in an intensive work and study program in Germany.

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

Samuel Huntington was President and Chief Executive Officer of the New England Electric System, which later merged with National Grid. He was deeply interested in public service. Following his graduation from college and before attending law school, Mr. Huntington taught in Nigeria. The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award was established by his friends to allow other students to realize similar experiences and to provide public service.

Silver Scholars Program at the Yale School of Management

This is an opportunity for ambitious college seniors to pursue a Yale MBA immediately after graduation. Learn more at som.yale.edu/silverscholars. 

Skoll Scholarship for Oxford MBA

The Skoll Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for incoming MBA students who pursue entrepreneurial solutions for urgent social and environmental challenges. The Scholarship provides funding and exclusive opportunities to meet with world-renowned entrepreneurs, thought-leaders and investors. 

Stanford USA MBA Fellowship

The Stanford USA MBA Fellowship provides financial assistance to students who wish to obtain an MBA at Stanford GSB and are committed to economic development in regions of the United States that have been underrepresented in the MBA Program.

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Department of State seeks a Foreign Service that represents America in world affairs with citizens who reflect the diversity and excellence of our society. The program seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship develops a source of trained men and women from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad. Each successful candidate is obligated to a minimum of three years’ service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer. For complete details visit:

Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds 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 from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department, who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad. Each successful candidate is obligated to a minimum of four-and-one-half years’ service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer.

Fellows must participate in one overseas and one domestic summer internship within the U.S. Department of State. Students receive a stipend during the internships. Attendance is required between the junior and senior years of college at a summer institute based at a graduate school of public policy and international affairs participating in the Pickering program. For complete details visit:

William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

The William E. Simon Fellowship is designed to encourage students as they complete their undergraduate education to pursue lives that will benefit themselves and their fellow men and women — that is, lives of "noble purpose." The distinguished Fellowship will be awarded to those graduating college seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society. Examples of how recipients may use their award include:

  • Engage directly in the civic life of their community.
  • Help to create opportunity for others, including job creation.
  • Advance their expertise.
  • Fund the ultimate realization of their noble purpose.