National Scholarships and Fellowships for Graduate and Professional Study

In most cases, application for these national awards must be made through a representative at NJIT. The names of these representative are given below. Applying for these scholarships generally requires at least a student essay and several recommendations, so it is recommended that you leave a long lead time. You can find the deadlines for each scholarship at the web sites below. Remember that these are the final dates on which the application must be submitted.  NJIT will have an earlier deadline, which you can find out by contacting the faculty liaison. These internal deadlines are often  months before the final deadline.

For more opportunities, go to the Office of Graduate Studies. Also see and For undergraduate study go HERE.

Name and purpose of scholarship Award amount Minimum eligibility criteria web site NJIT contact
Rhodes Scholarship

Two years of study towards a master's or second bachelor's degree at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. Seeks excellence in qualities of mind and in qualities of person which, in combination, offer the promise of effective service to the world in the decades ahead.

All educational costs and an allowance and travel
  • 18 24 years of age

  • U.S. citizen and unmarried

  • minimum 3.7 GPA

  • complete the bachelor's degree for admission by an Oxford College

  • demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, concern for others, and fondness for and success in sports Dr. David Reibstein
U.S. Student Fulbright Competition

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Fulbright is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students to undertake international graduate study or advanced research.

One academic year of study, research, or teaching assistantship experience
  • be a U.S. citizen

  • hold a bachelor's degree before the beginning date of the grant

  • present a study plan or project which can be completed in one academic year Dr. Jeffrey Grundy
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program

Awarded to seniors and recent graduates planning to attend graduate school for the first time

Varies by student based on the cost of attendance and the length of the graduate program as well as other scholarships or grants received. The maximum available per student per year of study is $50,000 and the maximum length is six years.
  • Must be nominated by faculty representative

  • Be a senior or a recent graduate (since May 2002) of an accredited US college or university.

  • Have a bachelor's degree by the start of the fall 2007 semester.

  • Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.50 or better on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).

  • Have unmet financial need.

  • Not previously have been nominated for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation graduate scholarship.

  • Plan to attend a full-time graduate or professional degree program at an accredited university in fall 2007. This must be the first graduate degree the candidate has ever pursued. Dr. Ronald S. Kane,
Dean of Graduate Studies
EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study

For masters and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study

Up to $37,000 per year. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, usable over a period of four years. US citizen or permanent resident Dr. Maurie Cohen

American Scandinavian Foundation

Research or study in Scandinavia

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

To study at Cambridge University

Awarded for:
  • Research leading to the PhD degree
  • One-year post-graduate courses (e.g. MPhil, LLM, Diploma etc.
  • Second Bachelor degree as an Affiliated Student
  • MBBChir Clinical Studies
Hertz Foundation Fellowships

the top 1% of scientists
and engineers who show the promise for innovation

Must be students of the applied physical sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency
Mitchell Scholarships Twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans A New American is an individual who (1) is a resident alien; i.e., holds a Green Card, or, (2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen, or (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.

The Program is open to individuals who retain loyalty and a sense of commitment to their country of origin as well as to the United States, but is intended to support individuals who will continue to regard the United States as their principal residence and focus of national identity.

The applicant must either have a bachelor's degree or be in her/his final year of undergraduate study.
TIAA-CREF Doctoral Fellowship
at U. of NC
Applicants must be admitted to full standing to one of the following degree programs:

       PhD in Optical Science and Engineering

       Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics

       Ph.D. in Information Technology

For undergraduate scholarships go HERE