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 are listed alphabetically below.

Recipients of national fellowships and awards can be viewed here.

A searchable database of fellowships and awards can be found here (courtesy of the University of Illinois).  Key fellowships and awards are described alphabetically below.  For inquiries about any fellowships not listed below, please contact Dr. Shivon Boodhoo (shivon.boodhoo@njit.edu).



Boren Scholarship Undergraduates
(for study abroad)
Boren Scholarships support US undergraduate students interested in studying abroad in areas of the world typically underrepresented, such as Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. 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 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


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 TheGerman 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


Luce Scholars Program Undergraduates
(graduating Seniors) 
The Luce Scholarship offers graduating seniors the opportunity to spend ten months in East and Southeast Asia.  Students from a variety of disciplines can apply, including medicine and public health, law, science, the arts, and environmental studies. 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


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


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


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 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 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 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 International Fellows
and Scholars Program
Graduate studies The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program supports graduating seniors in the biomedical engineering field to pursue an internship or conduct research overseas. Dr. Shivon Boodhoo


Other Opportunities

Please use the links given below. The Honors College does not have any further information or application materials.