Loyola University Maryland

National Fellowships

Fellowships & Scholarships - Seniors

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Student in LibraryTwo types of nationally competitive and prestigious awards are available to seniors 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 resouces page.

 Endorsed Awards    
 Any Discipline  Description Loyola Deadline

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.

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.

Sept. 15, 2015 Dec.15, 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 in Germany only for short-term research (one to two months).

Varies, contact the NFO

USA TODAY's All-USA College Academic Team

Selects outstanding students who excel not only in scholarship but also in leadership roles on and off campus.


Fulbright Grants for Study, Research, and Independent Projects Fully funded opportunities for one year in the topic and country of your choice.          
June 15
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships Fully funded opportunities to teach English for one year in the country of your choice. June 15
Lilly Graduate Fellows Program The Lilly Graduate Fellows Program supports, during the course of their graduate education, exceptionally well qualified young men and women from LFP Network schools and who are interested in becoming teacher-scholars at church-related colleges and universities in the United States. November 15
Rhodes Scholarship Two to three years of study at Oxford University May 15
Mitchell Scholarship Funds one year of study in Ireland May 15
Marshall Scholarship Funds one or two years of study in the UK May 15
Schwarzman Scholars Fully funded one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing  May 15
Yenching Academy Scholars Program  Fully funded one-year Master of China Studies program (in English) at  of Peking University    
Direct Apply Awards    

Any Discipline


National Deadline

The National Italian American Foundation

Awards scholarships to outstanding students with or without Italian heritiage

Early March

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Offers a wide range of scholarships to students of Hispanic heritage.


Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is an annual competition designed to challenge college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action.

Early December

Congress-Bundestang Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a full-year work-study scholarship program with a strong focus on cultural exchange.

Early January

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.

Late January

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans Provides graduate study support to resident aliens,naturalized U.S. citizens, and the children of naturalized U.S. citizens Early November
NSEP David Boren Graduate Fellowship Funding to support graduate study abroad Early February 
Department of Homeland Security Funding for graduate or professional schools for selected fields January
Gates-Cambridge Scholarship Full scholarship to Cambridge University Mid-October
DAAD Scholarship Study in Germany in a broad number of fields Early April
Princeton in Latin America Funded service fellowship in Latin America Early December

Princeton in Asia

Funded service fellowships in Asia

Early December

Princeton in Africa Funded service fellowships in Africa Early November

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.  Early January 

Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowship

The American Bar Foundation sponsors a program of summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. The summer program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science.

James Madison Junior Fellowship Program Graduate study in selected areas of history or political science related to the Constitution Early March

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.


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

Late January

Bridging Scholarships

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

Check website

Austrian Government English Teaching Assistantship Teach English in Austrian secondary schools Mid-October 
Jet Programme Teach English in Japan Mid-November

French Government English Teaching Assistantship

Teach English in France


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. Late January

Echoing Green

Offers seed-stage funding and support emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change. Several programs. Check website for details.

Check website


PPIA Fellowship Program


A seven-week summer program preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. Program targets students from historically under-represented groups.


Early November



Humanity in Action Summer Program



HIA Fellowship programs bring together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. This is a tuition assistance award.

Early January


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics    
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. 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.


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.


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.


The American Chemical Society

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

Check website

National Space Club Goddard Memorial Scholarship

The National Space Club awards a $10,000 scholarship each year to talented students who want to advance scientific knowledge through space research and exploration

Early January

Knowles Math & Science Teaching Fellowships Graduate funding for selected STEM fields Mid-January
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Doctoral funding for selected fields Mid-December
National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program Graduate funding for students at NIH-University partnership programs Early December
Hertz Foundation Graduate Scholarship Full tuition and stipend for graduate study towards a Ph.D. in STEM fields Late October


GFO Government Accounting and Finance Scholarship

Awards for students in Accounting and Finance who intend careers in the public sector. Check website