Fellowships & Awards

Fellowships & Prestigious Awards

Honors Scholars are encouraged to apply for prestigious national and international fellowships. Please discuss these opportunities with your Honors advisor for additional information. Key fellowships along with points of contact are listed alphabetically below.

A searchable database of fellowships and awards can be found here (courtesy of the University of Illinois). For more information please contact the Director of Special Programs, Dr. Shivon Boodhoo (Boodhoo@njit.edu).



Boren Scholarship Undergraduates
(for study abroad)
Boren Scholarships support US undergraduate students interested in studying less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to US interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Dr. Shivon Boodhoo
Boren Fellowship Graduate studies Boren Fellowships support US graduate students who wish to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to US interests and work in the federal national security arena. Dr. Shivon Boodhoo


Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program Undergraduates
(graduating Seniors) 
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers one-year fellowships to graduating seniors interested in working as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates. Dr. Shivon Boodhoo
Churchill Scholarship Graduate studies
Created by friends of Winston Churchill, this scholarship program offers American citizens the chance to pursue graduate studies in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the University of Cambridge in the UK. Dr. Laurent Simon


De Karman Fellowships Undergraduates
(rising Seniors)
Provides financial support to exceptional students. Dr. Shivon Boodhoo

Fulbright Grant



Fulbright Grants Undergraduates
Fulbright grants allow recent graduates to pursue international, individually-designed study or research projects including independent research, field work, university courses, or some combination of these. Dr. Shivon Boodhoo
Fulbright UK Summer Institute Undergraduates The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers Summer Institutes for US citizens to travel to the UK on a three to six week academic and cultural program. Dr. Laurent Simon

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

German Academic Exchange
Service (DAAD) RISE

  • Aditya Kannan
  • Dylan Renaud

Benjamin A. Gilman International



Gates Cambridge Scholarships Graduate studies  Gates Cambridge Scholarships provide support for students wishing to pursue graduate studies and research in any subject offered at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Shivon Boodhoo
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Undergraduate Scholarship Undergraduates The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Undergraduate Scholarship allows highly qualified undergraduate students to study, conduct senior thesis research, or experience an internship at a university in Germany. Dr. Shivon Boodhoo
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Study Scholarship Graduate studies The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Study Scholarship allows graduating seniors to conduct one year of independent study or pursue a master's degree program at a German university. Dr. Shivon Boodhoo
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) RISE Undergraduates The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) RISE program allows undergraduate students in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, and Engineering to work with research groups and universities and top research institutions across Germany for two to three months during the summer. Dr. Shivon Boodhoo
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Undergraduates The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program supports under-represented students in undertaking a study abroad program. Ms. Cristiana Kunyczka
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship  Undergraduates
(rising Juniors & Seniors) 
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation awards scholarships to college students who intend to pursue a research career in science, mathematics, and engineering. Dr. John Carpinelli


Humanity in Action Summer Fellows Undergraduates The Humanity in Action Summer Fellows program enables groups of college students to explore different national histories of discrimination and resistance in locations such as Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lyon, and Warsaw. Dr. Shivon Boodhoo


Marshall Scholarships Graduate studies Named for General George C. Marshall, Marshall Scholarships support students pursuing graduate studies at a UK institution for either one or two years in any field of study. Dr. Laurent Simon
Mitchell Scholarship Undergraduates
(graduating Seniors)
The George J. Mitchell Scholarship supports one year of postgraduate study in any field of study offered by institutions in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Dr. Shivon Boodhoo

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program



Nakatani RIES Fellowship
Undergraduates (Freshmen & Sophomores)
Fellowship recipients spend up to 13 weeks in Japan (mid-May to mid-August). While abroad, fellows participate in Japanese language courses and culture orientation while living in Tokyo (3 weeks), conduct a hands-on research internship in a leading science or engineering host laboratory in Japan (9 weeks), and participate in a Re-Entry Program with the capstone being the presentation of a research poster at a Rice University research symposium (1 week). Read about Dylan Renaud's 2015 fellowship experience here. Dr. Shivon Boodhoo
National Science Foundation
Graduate Research Fellowship
Graduate studies The National Science Foundation offers graduate fellowships every year, including additional awards for women in engineering and computer and information science. These fellowships provide three years of support for graduate study that leads to a research-based Master's or Doctoral STEM degree. Dr. Shivon Boodhoo
NIH Oxford Cambridge Scholars Doctoral studies The National Institutes of Health Oxford Cambridge Scholars program supports students wishing to undertake a collaborative project in any area of biomedical research with two mentors: one at the NIH and one at either Oxford or Cambridge. Dr. Shivon Boodhoo
NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program Undergraduates The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. Dr. Shivon Boodhoo


Donald M. Payne International
Development Fellowship
Graduate studies The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program awards fellowships for a two-year program for students graduate students interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Dr. Porchiung (Ben) Chou
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Undergraduates
and Graduates
Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring, and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Dr. Porchiung (Ben) Chou


Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Graduate studies The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship provides benefits towards a two-year Master's degree for students wishing to become Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Dr. Porchiung (Ben) Chou
Rhodes Scholarships Graduate studies Rhodes Scholarships allow students to spend up to three years studying at Oxford University in the UK. Dr. Laurent Simon

SMART Scholarship for Service

  • Robert Norton
  • Rachel Cherniak
  • Elias Jelis
  • Steven Manole
  • Kevin O’Connor
  • William Ruys
  • Patrick Thompson
  • Jay Vargas


Saltire Scholarships Graduate studies Saltire Scholarships provide students the opportunity to pursue a one-year Master's degree at any institution in Scotland. Dr. Shivon Boodhoo
SMART Scholarship for Service Undergraduates
and Graduates
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon completion of the degree in the Department of Defense. Dr. Shivon Boodhoo
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship Graduate studies The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans is designed to help immigrants and their children pursue graduate education. Dr. David Horntrop

Teach for America

Harry S. Truman Scholarship



Teach for America Professional Development Teach for America provides support for recent graduates of all academic majors who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools. Dr. Shivon Boodhoo
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Graduate studies The Harry S. Truman Scholarship supports students who plan to pursue a career in government or public service after attending a graduate or professional school. Dr. Porchiung (Ben) Chou

Whitaker Fellowship

  • Megan Guidry
  • Alison Schroeder 

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

  • Bailey Keyser (semi-finalist)


Whitaker Fellowship

  Sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering overseas to pursue self-designed career-advancing projects within the discipline, while promoting international scholarship and cooperation.  

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

  Prepares recipients for teacher certification in STEM, and for teaching in high-need urban or rural secondary schools.  

Other Opportunities