Undergraduate Scholarships

Granting Agencies & Available Fellowships / Scholarships

American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS) Eurasian Regional Language Program

This program provides advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates the opportunity to study Eurasian languages in an overseas, immersion setting for a semester, a summer, or the full academic year. Academic programs are tailored to participant requests; a typical program devotes 2/3 of the course work to language study and 1/3 to culture, area studies, politics, history, literature, or economics. Graduate scholarships are available to students in the humanities and the social sciences. Merit scholarships are also available.

There are three deadlines a year; one for summer (February), fall (March), and spring (October).


Boren Awards

Boren Scholarships

Funds undergraduate study, including intensive language training, in countries considered critical to US interests and national security. This does not include countries of Western Europe; however, proven language ability is recognized as a measure of a candidate’s ability to learn a new language associated with a country of critical importance.

Special Boren Scholarships are available for students in the STEM disciplines; these provide funding for summer study in another country.

Deadline for Boren Fellowships is January 24th; deadline for Boren Scholarships is January 31st. 


Boren Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) for Intensive Summer Institutes

The CLS Program offers intensive overseas study in Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bengla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Japanese, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. It provides fully-funded 7-10 week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences overseas at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. (Not all levels are offered for all languages).


CIEE The Douglass-O'Connell Global Internship (Scholarship)

The Douglass-O'Connell Global Internship (actually an undergrad scholarship) allows twelve student leaders of color to participate in a four-week summer program comparing social justice leadership in America, South Africa, and Ireland. It honors Frederick Douglass' life-changing experience of visiting Ireland and learning about non-violent efforts for social change. First through third year undergraduates are eligible to apply who "have a minimum GPA of 3.0, are a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident, identify as an ethnicity typically underrepresented on study abroad programs (e.g. American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander)." Applications open in December. 


DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service

Undergraduate Scholarships

Variety of Scholarships for students whose projects are preferably based at or organized by a German university; students should demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and/or European affairs.

  • Enroll in organized study abroad program or design own study abroad curriculum
  • Senior thesis research
  • Internships in Germany
  • Between 4-10 months

Multiple opportunities to apply: October, November, March


German Studies Research Grant

Short-term research focusing on modern German culture, politics, history, economics, or society.

  • German studies major or minor
  • Candidate must be nominated by department
  • Minimum of 2 years of German language study in college
  • Minimum of 3 courses in German studies: literature, history, politics, or other field

University Summer Course Grants

  • 3-4 week summer courses at German universities focusing on literary, cultural, political, and economic aspect of modern and contemporary Germany.
  • Minimum of 2 years of German language study in college

EMPIG - Bundestag Internship - Students serve as interns to elected representatives

  • Advanced undergraduates majoring in German, political science, international relations, law, history, or economics
  • Some knowledge of German legislative process
  • Fluency in German

Gilman-DAAD Germany Scholarship

”DAAD Germany will provide 40 additional scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students per year to study and/or intern for academic credit in Germany through the Gilman Program” through February 2025.


Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship funds two years of academic studies related to NOAA science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. (Students must confirm that they will have two years of undergraduate studies to complete in order to qualify.) It also offers a multi-disciplinary paid summer internship providing students the opportunity to work with NOAA scientists.


Gilman International Scholarship Program

Funds Study Abroad Program (minimum of 4 weeks). Program must be university approved and credit-eligible. Candidate must be a Pell Grant recipient at time of application and US citizen.


Gilman-DAAD Germany Scholarship

”DAAD Germany will provide 40 additional scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students per year to study and/or intern for academic credit in Germany through the Gilman Program" through February 2025. 


Goldwater Scholarship

Sophomores and juniors majoring in math, science, or engineering may apply for this scholarship, which funds up to 2 years of undergraduate study. Candidates must intend to pursue a research-oriented graduate degree and should have research experience as an undergraduate. Due last Friday in January.


Institute of Industrial Engineers

Scholarships and fellowships are offered for undergraduate (second year and above) and graduate study in a variety of areas relating to industrial engineering. Criteria vary among the different scholarships. Nominations open September 1st. 


Los Alamos National Laboratory Post Baccalaureate Program

The program offers internships related to national security science for undergraduate and graduate students. Recent graduates can apply for summer, part-time, and full-time appointments. It is designed to provide work experience related to the student’s chosen field of study. Appointments are made in technical and administrative fields.


MacDowell Colony Residences

The MacDowell Colony provides creative artists with time and seclusion to work and enjoy the experience of living in a community of gifted artists. Residences of up to two months are available. No residency fees are charged; grants for travel are awarded based on financial need. Disciplines include architecture and landscape architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts.

Multiple deadlines for Fall, Spring, Summer (2/10 and 9/10). 


Marshall Scholarship

One of the most prestigious scholarships, the Marshall is awarded to top American students for 2-3 years of graduate study in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland). The competition is open to students in all fields of study.


Mitchell Scholarship

One of the most prestigious scholarships, the Mitchell is awarded to top American students for one year of graduate study in Ireland (Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland). The competition is open to students in all fields of study. Applicants must show reason to conduct their graduate work in Ireland.


Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Through the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, fellowships are intended to identify and encourage talented screenwriters. Recipients are expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during the year of the award.


Rainbow Scholarship Fund for Education Abroad

Eligibility: US Citizens, undergraduates in US universities/colleges who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks (a minimum of 30 days) Amount: Up to $10,000

Deadline: varies

Rhodes Scholarship

The best known of the prestigious scholarships, the Rhodes Scholarship is awarded to top American students for 2-3 years of graduate study at Oxford University. The competition is open to students in all fields of study.


UAS7 - German Universities of Applied Sciences

The seven universities of applied sciences offer a study abroad scholarship for one year that combines 6-months of coursework with a paid internship with a German company. Prior knowledge of German is not required. Sophomores and juniors majoring in business, management, and economics may apply.

Deadlines mid-February and the beginning of October.


Udall Scholarship

Udall Scholarships

The Udall undergraduate scholarship is open to second and third year undergraduates interested in conservation and environmental issues who intend to pursue careers relating to the environment.

The Udall undergraduate scholarship is also open to second and third-year Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers or Native American tribal policy. This option is also included under the Udall graduate fellowship, due mid-May (5/19).

Both aspects of this scholarship provide funding for undergraduate education as well as networking opportunities. The undergrad applications are due the beginning of March.

Udall also offers a Congressional Internship in DC for undergrad and graduate Native American and Alaska Native students interested in tribal policy to better understand the interaction between Native leadership and the federal government. Deadline 1/31.