Two 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.
Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program Junior Fellows provide research assistance to Associates working on the Carnegie Endowment's projects such as non-proliferation, democracy building, trade, US leadership, China-related issues and Russian/Eurasian studies. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year. Deadline: December 1
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). Deadline: Varies by program, contact the NFO
Fulbright Grants: English Teaching Assistantships Teaching Assistantships in English are offered in many countries worldwide. Placements are in schools or universities outside of the capital cities. Assistants design various activities to improve their students' language abilities and knowledge of the United States, while increasing their own language skills and knowledge of the host country. Deadline: May 30
Fulbright Grants: Study, Research, and Independent Projects The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students to undertake graduate study and advanced research worldwide in over 140 countries. Deadline: May 30
Mitchell Scholarship The US-Ireland Alliance has established the George J. Mitchell Scholarships to educate future American leaders about the island of Ireland and to provide tomorrow's leaders with an understanding about, an interest in, and an affinity with, the island from which 44 million Americans claim descent. Scholars are eligible to attend institutions of higher learning in Ireland, including the seven universities in the Republic of Ireland and the two universities in Northern Ireland, for one academic year of graduate study. The award provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and international travel. Deadline: May 15
Marshall Scholarship Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. At least forty Scholars are selected each year to study either at graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. Each scholarship is held for two years. Deadline: May 15
Rhodes Scholarship The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid. In addition, each Scholar receives a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations.
Deadline: May 15
Schwarzman Scholars Fully funded one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing Deadline: May 15
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. Deadline: TBA
Yenching Academy Scholars Program Fully funded one-year Master of China Studies program (in English) at of Peking University. Deadline: May 15
The Arts and Humanities
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. Deadline: November 15
Direct Apply Awards
Boren/NSEP Graduate 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. Deadline: Dec. 1
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. Deadline: Early January
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. Deadline: Early December
Hispanic Scholarship Fund Offers a wide range of scholarships to students of Hispanic heritage. Deadline: Mid-December
National Italian American Foundation Awards scholarships to outstanding students with or without Italian heritage. Deadline: Early March
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. Deadline: Early November
Arts, Humanities, Education and the Social Sciences
DAAD Scholarship Study in Germany in a broad number of fields. Deadline: Early April
Gates-Cambridge Scholarship Full scholarship to Cambridge University. Deadline: Mid October
James Madison Junior Fellowship Program Graduate study in selected areas of history or political science related to the Constitution Deadline: Early March
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. Deadline: Early January
The Cloisters Summer Internship for College Students Various internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in art museums. Deadline: Early January
The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program enables undergraduate and graduate students to experience the integrated analog and digital collections and services of the world's largest, all-inclusive library. Deadline: Mid March
Foreign Languages, Global Studies, and Cultural Exchange
Austrian Government English Teaching Assistantship Teach English in Austrian secondary schools. Deadline Mid-October
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
French Government English Teaching Assistantship Teach English in France. Deadline: Mid-October
JET Programme Teach English in Japan. 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
North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain Provides US and Canadian students and graduates -majoring in any subject- who are native speakers of English or French with the opportunity to assist foreign language teachers in a variety of schools in Spain. Deadline: Early April
US-Japan Bridging Foundation Scholarships Offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding cycles for Fall and Spring semeters. Deadline: Check website
Public Policy, International Affairs, and Social Activism
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Anthony Shadid Internship Program The intern program offers a variety of positions for leadership development. It educates students on issues of civil rights, the Arab heritage, and current events in the Middle East. Students gain practical training in community organizing, media relations, research and writing, legal issues, political action, educational outreach, and routine office work alongside our regular professional staff.
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program Seeks outstanding young people who have an interest in pursuing a career in the Foreign Service of the U. S. Department of State. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service.
Davis-Putter 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
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Selected students spend six months in Washington. Fellows serve as full-time project assistants at the participating organization of their choice. Deadline: Check website
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. Deadline: Early January
The John Lewis Fellowship In partnership with The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc., Humanity in Action will bring together a group of 30 American and European university students and recent graduates for an intensive program in Atlanta, GA about diversity and civil rights in America.
Koch Summer Fellow Program 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
New Israel Fund The NIF/SHATIL Social Justice Fellowship is a 10 month experience where fellows spend 32 hours per week interning in an approved, individually-selected Israeli non-governmental organization (NGO). Successful applicants must have either excellent Hebrew language skills, or good Hebrew with excellent Arabic skills. A stipend for living expenses is provided, but applicants are also expected to do some modest fundraising.
Oxfam America: CHANGE Initiative CHANGE is Oxfam America’s national student leadership program for rising sophomores and juniors. Deadline: Check website
Princeton in Africa Funded service fellowships in Africa.
Deadline: Early November
Princeton in Asia Funded service fellowships in Asia. Deadline: Early December
Princeton in Latin America Funded service fellowship in Latin America. Deadline: Early December
Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship The program seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. Deadline: Early January
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship The DOE CSGF is open to U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who plan full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited U.S. university. Applications are accepted from students in engineering and the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences who meet the following eligibility requirements. The fellowship provides four years of support, but must be renewed each summer.
Hertz Foundation Graduate Scholarship Full tuition and stipend for graduate study towards a Ph.D. in STEM fields. Deadline: Late October
Knowles Math & Science Teaching Fellowships Graduate funding for selected STEM fields. Deadline: Mid-January
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. Deadline: Mid-March
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Doctoral funding for selected fields. Deadline: Mid-December
National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program Graduate funding for students at NIH-University partnership programs. Deadline: Early December
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. Deadline: Early January
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) supports outstanding graduate students and undergraduate seniors who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM and STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
SMART 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
AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship The John L. Carey Scholarship provides financial assistance to liberal arts and non-business degree holders who are pursuing both graduate studies in accounting and the CPA licensure. This award is intended to encourage students with little or no previous accounting education to consider professional accounting careers.
GFO Government Accounting and Finance Scholarship Awards for students in Accounting and Finance who intend careers in the public sector.