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.

Past Recipients


Dr. Biren Bhatt '05,
Truman and Goldwater Recipient

Jay Vargas '14,
SMART Scholarship Recipient

Faizan Naqvi '11,
One of three brothers who were all Goldwater Recipients

Kevin McIlmail '15,
Teach for America


Beinecke Scholarship Graduate studies
(apply Junior year)
The Beinecke Scholarship Program supports highly motivated students interested in pursuing graduate study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
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.


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.
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.


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



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.
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.


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.
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.
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.
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.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Undergraduates The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program supports under-represented students in undertaking a study abroad program.
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.



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.


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.


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.
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.


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.
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.


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).


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.
Rhodes Scholarships Graduate studies Rhodes Scholarships allow students to spend up to three years studying at Oxford University in the UK.


Saltire Scholarships Graduate studies Saltire Scholarships provide students the opportunity to pursue a one-year Master's degree at any institution in Scotland.
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.
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.


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.
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.


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.


Other Opportunities

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