National & international
Fellowships & Scholarships

Aside from the opportunities listed below, there are a number of awards which may be relevant to your course of study or academic aims.

For additional resources and information about available scholarships, please utilize the list of Scholarships Fellowships, and Grants that is consistently updated, on Purchase JobScore.

 Additionally the GUIDE is a collaborative project with International Studies and Programs and the MSU Library at Michigan State. The GUIDE has a large collection of resources for grants, scholarships, and fellowships.

Top Tier Awards

Barry M. Goldwater
is designed for students pursuing a career in  mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.  Juniors and Seniors are eligible recipients, so applicants must be sophomore or juniors to be eligible to apply.

College Arts Association
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awards the highest standards of scholarship, practice, connoisseurship, and teaching in the arts. With these annual awards, CAA seeks to honor individual artists, art historians, authors, curators, and critics whose accomplishments transcend their individual disciplines and contribute to the profession.

Fulbright Grant 
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.

The Gates Cambridge Trust
is an international scholarship program to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge.

George J. Mitchell Scholsrhip
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is  sponsored by US-Ireland Alliance. Student candidates are chosen based on academic achievement, leadership and a sustained contribution to serve a community. Twelve scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are selected for one year of post graduate study in any discipline of higher learning offered by institutions in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The program provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend and an international travel stipend.

Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship
provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields.  Students must be college juniors at the time of selection.  The Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development. 

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
provides awards of up to $50,000 per year for up to six years of study to deserving low-income college seniors and recent college graduates.

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
( provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability. Students are selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences. The fellowship is offered for 48 months upon the completion of an undergraduate degree, with a projected award of $30,000 per year. Offered to those pursuing a degree in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust
DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.

The Kennedy Center
provides a select list of scholarships that help fund international internships, undergraduate studies along with many other forms of scholarship. Deadlines vary based on the application.

Marshall Scholarships
an award designed to finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.

NSEP Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
provides unique funding opportunities  for U.S undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations.  They focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

PEW Fellowship in the Arts
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awards grants to student’s focused in fields of performing, visual and literary disciplines. The grant provides financial support of $50,000 directly to the artist. Applicants must be residents of Pennsylvania.

The Rhodes Scholarship
is an international award that supports the full time post graduate study at the University of Oxford, England for two years.

The Udall scholarship ( provides $5,000 for educational expenses to outstanding sophomores and juniors who fall into either one of the two following categories: 1) students who study the environment and related fields; OR 2) Native Americans or Alaska Natives in fields related to health care or tribal public policy.