Students who are interested in discussing the possibility of applying for a national fellowship should email Dr. Robert Emmons, Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.

Beinecke Brothers Scholarships

Designed to provide support for graduate school, each participating school nominates one candidate; a maximum of twenty scholarships of $32,000 is awarded.  Student must be a junior intending to pursue graduate studies; student receives $2,000 in senior year to help defray costs associated with graduate school applications.

British Marshall Scholarships

Forty Marshall Scholarships are awarded annually for students wishing to study in any discipline, graduate or undergraduate level, who intend to pursue a British University degree.  The scholarship covers tuition, fees,  and transportation to the United Kingdom, books, and other allowances.

Students apply to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office of the British Council at 3100 Massachusetts Avenue NW  Washington, DC 20008-3600. 

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship 

Available to graduating seniors, or to students, who graduated in the last academic year, Junior Fellows provide research assistance to those working on the Carnegie Endowment’s projects such as non-proliferation, democracy building, international economics, migration and Russian/Eurasian issues. Their research is for books, articles, policy papers, etc., and the like.

The Rutgers contact is listed as internship coordinator; the deadline for applications is January 15. 

Churchill Scholarships 

Ten offered annually, for American students in various universities to attend Cambridge University to study towards specific majors such as chemistry, anatomy, physics, and botany.  Students must work towards the  Master of Philosophy degree, post-graduate study, or towards a diploma in specific fields.

DAAD (the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst)

Provides funding for students wishing to study in Germany; scholarship can extend anywhere from seven days to three or four weeks.  Students can apply through DAAD for partial fellowships – they do not fully cover expected expenses.  In some cases, a good knowledge of German may be required. 

Fulbright Scholarships 

Designed to give recent graduates, master’s, and doctoral candidates for personal development and international experience.  Most grantees plan their own programs which may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in music or art schools, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination.

Competition opens in May for the following year; applicants must hold an undergraduate degree by the time their program would begin. 

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships 

For graduate study or for study for a second Bachelor’s Degree as an affiliated student at the University of Cambridge.  Applicant must have outstanding record to apply, be able to meet the conditions set by the college for admission, and (normally) be under the age of 30.

Award covers tuition and fees, an allowance for a single student, transportation, and other funds.  Applications are due in October for the following year. 

Goldwater Scholarships 

For juniors or seniors who are pursuing degrees in mathematics, engineering, or the natural sciences.  Four-year institutions can nominate up to four students.  Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, room, and board, up to $7,500/year.

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships

For student who have not completed their first year of graduate school, or those who will enter graduate school for the first time in the next academic year.  Applicants must be eligible to be accepted to or currently attending a graduate program leading to a doctorate of MFA program.  Those enrolled in joint BA/MA programs are ineligible.

The fellowship includes a tuition payment and a stipend.  Applications are due by November.

James Madison Fellowships 

For graduate study leading to a master’s degree in American History, political science, or a Master’s of Arts degree concentrating in American Constitutional History or American Government, or a Master of Education degree with a concentration in American government, political institutions, or political theory.  Each fellow must attend a four-week Summer Institute on the Constitution held at Georgetown University and agree to teach one year for each year of the fellowship.

The award is for a maximum of $24,000 or $12,000 per year. 

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships 

For those pursuing Ph.D. programs, awards are for one year.  Recipients must turn down other awards of assistance.  Holders of Master’s degrees are not eligible except when the Master’s degree is in a professional program, the MA was terminal, or the MA is in a field substantially different than the field in which candidate is seeking a Ph.D. 

Mitchell Scholarships

For students who wish to attend one institutions of higher learning in Ireland who will complete their Bachelor’s degree before their time of study under a Mitchell scholarship.  Covers tuition, room, and offers a stipend of $11,000.  There are no restrictions on the field of study, but the proposed course of study must be available at the university selected by the applicant.

Deadline for applications is in October. 

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Offered to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in careers in biomedical research.  Award is up to $20,000 per year for a total of four years.  Fellowships are for tuition and “reasonable education and living expenses”.  For each year of the scholarship the student must work for one year at NIH after graduation.  Recipients must also attend a 10-week summer laboratory session.

Applications are due in April. 

Rhodes Scholarships

Thirty-two US citizens are selected annually for study at Oxford.  Can be used for a second Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree or towards a D.Phil. degree.

Rotary Scholarships

Offers three types of scholarships: Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships which provides funding for one academic year of study in another country (up to $25,000); Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships which are for two or three years of degree-oriented study in another country ($12,000/year); Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships for three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country (between $12,000 – $19,000).

Deadlines range from March – July.  Students must apply through local Rotary club, but Tom Venables is available for assistance. 

Soros Fellowships for New Americans

For recent immigrants who come to the United States from foreign countries, particularly where there is turmoil and strife (i.e. Bosnia) designed to help them pursue graduate or professional studies.  Covers half of the tuition at school of choice of the applicant.

Deadline for applications is November 30. 

Truman Scholarships

Designed to provide support for graduate study, this scholarship is geared towards college juniors who are committed to careers in government, the non-profit or advocacy sectors, education, or other public service careers. The scholarship is worth $30,000; candidates must be nominated by their campus representative.  In NB, Seth Gopin is the contact person.  In Newark the contact is Dr. Elizabeth Hull.

The deadline for nominations is in late January. 

Udall Scholarships

Offers 75 scholarships to outstanding students who either are outstanding sophomores or juniors who study the environment and related fields, or to Native American and Alaskan Native students who have outstanding potential, and are in fields related to health care or tribal public policy.

Students receive up to $5,000, or the cost of tuition, fees, room and board, as well as books.  Freshmen and seniors are ineligible.

American Association of University Women Scholarships

As the largest source of funding in the world exclusively for graduate women, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation in 2001-02 distributes more than $3.5 million in fellowships, grants, and awards. More than a century after the first grant was awarded, the Foundation continues a dynamic and distinguished tradition of advancing educational and career opportunities for all women.