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National Fellowships

Fellowships and Scholarships: First-Year Students

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Two types of nationally competitive and prestigious awards are available to first-year students at Loyola: endorsed and direct apply. Endorsed awards require a nomination from Loyola, while direct apply awards do not.

Applying for an endorsed award begins by filing a letter of intent. The deadline for the letter of intent is particular to Loyola and is always several months before the national deadline set by the awarding agency. Many more awards can be found by using one of the databases on the resource page.

Endorsed Awards

Any Discipline

David Boren/National Security Education Program Undergraduate Scholarships

Supports the study of languages and cultures critical to U.S. national security and underrepresented in study abroad programs. Does not support Western Europe, Australia, or New Zealand.   

Loyola Deadline: Dec. 1

Gilman International Scholarship

Funds undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grants and wish to participate in study abroad programs outside of Western Europe, Australia, or New Zealand. Seperate funding cycles for each semester: Spring '16; Fall '16/AY '16-17; Summer '17.

Loyola Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015; Dec. 1, 2015; Sept. 1, 2016

DAAD German Studies Research Grant

Offers German Studies Research Grants to highly-qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department/program chairs. The grant may be used for short-term research (one to two months) in Germany.

Deadline varies; contact the NFO

Direct Apply Awards

Any Discipline

The National Italian American Foundation

Awards scholarships to outstanding students with or without Italian heritage.

Deadline: Early March 

Arts, Humanities, Education and the Social Sciences

The Cloisters Summer Internship for College Students

Various internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in art museums.

Deadline: Early January

Foreign Languages, Global Studies, and Cultural Exchange

Critical Languages Scholarships

Provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks. Courses are conducted abroad. 

Deadline: Mid-November

Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace

Covers the full cost of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian at the Middlebury College Language Schools. Fellowship grants cover the full comprehensive fee (tuition, room, and board) at the Middlebury summer Language Schools.

Deadline: Late January

William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship in Dubai

Provides American students the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world. Preference is given to students who have not been exposed to Middle Eastern and Islamic cultures.

Deadline: Fall: June 15; Spring: Nov.15; Summer I Term: March 15

Bridging Scholarships

Offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding cycles for Fall and Spring semesters.

Deadline: Check website

UK Fulbright Summer Institutes

Fulbright UK Summer

Provides first and second year students the opportunity to participate in an academic and cultural summer programme in the United Kingdom.  

Deadline: Late February

Public Policy, International Affairs, and Social Activism

Koch Fellow Program: Policy

The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program combines a paid public policy internship with two career and policy seminars and weekly lectures. Fellows gain real-world experience, take a crash course in market-based policy analysis, and acquire the professional skills necessary to effect change. Participating Internship hosts include more than 100 think tanks and policy organizations across the United States.

Deadline: Late January


Provides need-based grants to students who are able to do academic work at the college level and are actively working for peace and justice.

Deadline: Early April

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social-science related health research.

Deadline: Late February

The American Chemical Society

ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields.

Deadline: Early March


The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.  

Deadline: Early December

Leonard M. Rieser Fellowship

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists provides up to two successful applicants with a one-time award of up to $4,000 to pursue projects that explore issues at the intersection of science, global security, and public policy, focusing on a significant aspect of nuclear security, climate stabilization or biotechnology.