Third Year

NOTE: The awards below appear in alphabetical order. This list is not comprehensive. Use the databases on our Resources page and your own independent research to find awards not represented here.



ARIT

American Research Institute in Turkey Summer Fellowships

The American Research Institute in Turkey offers full travel and fellowships for advanced students to participate in the summer program in advanced Turkish language at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. This intensive program offers the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend. Full-time students who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Monday, February 6, 2017



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Amgen Scholars

The Amgen Scholars program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on research experience at many of the nation’s premier education institutions, including Caltech, Harvard, and Stanford. A signature component of the program is a mid-summer symposium, held in California, where students hear firsthand from leading scientists working in industry and academia. Students who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: dates vary by opportunity



Beinecke

Beinecke Scholarship

The Beinecke Scholarship Program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants. Scholars are encouraged to begin graduate study as soon as possible following graduation from college, and must utilize all of the funding within five years of completion of undergraduate studies. Potential applicants must have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during his or her undergraduate years. Students who are US citizens are eligible to apply.
Campus deadline: Monday, February 6, 2017



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B1G Academic Alliance Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

The SROP is a gateway to graduate education at Big Ten Academic Alliance universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. Selected participants will work 40 hours each week for eight to ten weeks and be paid a stipend. US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017



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Boren Scholarship

Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities for US undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. Students who are US citizens are eligible to apply. Contact Stephen Hill at s-hill@northwestern.edu to learn about the campus application process.
Campus deadline: January 2017



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Bridging Scholarship

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduates participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. The scholarships are funded by the US-Japan Bridging Foundation through contributions from corporations, private foundations, and individual donors. Students who are US citizens and who are studying in Japan for at least three months are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted twice a year.
National spring deadline: Wednesday, October 11, 2017; National fall and academic year deadline: Tuesday, April 11, 2017



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Caltech WAVE Fellows

This program fosters diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and making Caltech’s programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. This summer research program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, educationally and financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities. Students with at least a 3.2 GPA who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, January 10, 2017



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Center for the Study of Language and Information Summer Internship

Interns in this eight-week summer program will work closely with a faculty, postdoc, or grad student mentor on an original cognitive-science research project. They will gain experience developing the project, collecting data, and analyzing the results. The focus of the program will be on language, learning, computation, and cognition, with an emphasis on giving students the technical skills they need to complete an independent project.
National deadline: winter 2017



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Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

The six-week Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program provides undergraduates with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The program covers the costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day, and a stipend of $3200. US citizens with at least a 3.2 GPA are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Thursday, February 2, 2017



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College Women of the Year

Glamour is looking for women with leadership experience, excellent grades, and inspiring goals. One $20,000 grand prize will be awarded alongside nine $3,000 prizes. All winners are recognized in Glamour and receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City. US citizens are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Friday, September 15, 2017

 

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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Congressional Internships

The CHCI offers paid summer internships for promising Latino undergraduates. Interns work in a congressional office and participate in weekly professional and leadership development and civic engagement through community service. Students who are US citizens, permanent residents, asylees, or work-authorized non-US citizens are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Friday, January 20, 2017



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Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded overseas summer language and cultural immersion program for American students. CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students at every level of language learning. Students who are US citizens and at least 18 years old are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, November 16, 2016



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DAAD Research and Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)

RISE Germany offers undergraduates from North American universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions. Students are matched with a host university or institute according to their area of interest. DAAD provides students a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses. German language is not required.
National deadline: Sunday, January 15, 2017



Dannon

Dannon Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Grant

Dannon awards two undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral students a grant of $25,000. The successful candidate should excel in science and have an interest in the field of the gut microbiome’s effect on human health and well-being, or in the nutritional and functional benefits of yogurt, fermented dairy products and probiotics on the body. Examples may include the role of calcium, vitamin D or other nutrients from yogurt, or the effects of probiotics, fermented dairy products or yogurt on brain function, digestive health, weight management or heart health. The award will be for tuition or research-related projects or as otherwise allocated at Dannon’s sole discretion and will be payable directly to the student’s educational institution to support their continued education on related topics. Currently enrolled US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

 

Freeman-ASIA

Freeman-ASIA

The Freeman-ASIA program is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. A Freeman-ASIA Award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others and fulfill the program's goal of increasing understanding of Asia in the United States.
National deadline: multiple deadlines

 

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Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

FEA was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2010 to address the need for an independent study abroad scholarship provider. FEA is expanding access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships of up to $10,000. Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference in an effort to make the demographics of US undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the US population. Students who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, January 11, 2017



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Gerstner Sloan Kettering Summer Undergraduate Research Program

This ten-week program seeks students interested in careers in the biomedical sciences. Students accepted into the program will be offered a stipend of $4,000 and housing. All students deliver research presentations at a poster session at the end of the program. Applicants must have prior research experience.
National deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017



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Gilman International Scholarship

Funded by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Gilman Scholarship offers grants of up to $5,000 to US students of high financial need participating in a credit-bearing study abroad program or internship. The Gilman Scholarship aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries where they go by supporting US undergraduates who might otherwise not consider these unique and valuable opportunities due to financial constraints.
National spring deadline: Tuesday, October 3, 2017; National early summer deadline: Tuesday, October 3, 2017; National regular summer deadline: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

 

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Goldwater Scholarship

The Goldwater Scholarship encourages outstanding students to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Scholars receive up to $7500 to cover eligible educational expenses. Northwestern may nominate up to four candidates each year. US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply. Expected GPA of 3.8 or above.
Campus deadline: Tuesday, November 7, 2017



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Hollings Scholarship

The Hollings Scholarship seeks to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education. Scholars receive up to $9500 per year in academic assistance for two years, and a 10-week full-time summer internship at a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration facility. US citizens are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017



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Hosteling International Explore the World Travel Scholarship

The Explore the World Travel Scholarship is for aspiring global travelers who want to give back while they experience another culture. Scholarship recipients will receive $2,000 to support a trip that includes an educational or service component. Students who are at least 18 years old and US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2017



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Humanity in Action Fellowship

Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. The program is highly interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums, and memorials. The program seeks to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.
National deadline: Wednesday, January 4, 2017

 

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John Lewis Fellowship

The John Lewis Fellowship brings together a group of 30 American and European university students and recent graduates for an intensive program about diversity and civil rights in America. The John Lewis Fellows will attend discussions with renowned scholars and activists at The Center for Civil and Human Rights, in Atlanta, GA, visit historical sites around the city, and engage in discussions on a range of political and social issues. They will also draw upon the immense resources of the center and contribute to its extensive and innovative outreach initiatives.
National deadline: Wednesday, January 4, 2017

 

De Karman

Josephine de Karman Fellowship

De Karman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college within the US. Approximately eight fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year, paid through the fellowship office of the university in which the recipient is enrolled for study. Study must be carried out only in the US and all funds must be expended in the US.
National deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017



TWC

Pickering Fellowship

The Pickering Fellowship is one of the State Department's premier recruiting programs aimed at increasing diversity among US Foreign Service officers. The fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the US Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. US citizens are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Friday, January 13, 2017



Point

Point Foundation Scholarship

Point Foundation is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events. Applicants must be "out," have strong academic achievements, and a track record of leadership and community involvement for the LGBTQ community.
National deadline: Monday, January 30, 2017



Projects for Peace

Projects for Peace

The Projects for Peace program enables undergraduates around the country to design grassroots “projects for peace” that use a summer to address global social issues. The grant provides up to $10,000 for a summer project focused on some dimension of enabling peace in a global world. At Northwestern, the Office of Fellowships facilitates the grant process. One Northwestern student is awarded the Projects for Peace grant each year.
Campus deadline: Monday, January 23, 2017



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Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institutes (JSIs)

The PPIA Fellowship begins with the completion of a Junior Summer Institute (JSI). JSI is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. Students who are selected for the JSI Fellowship cohort will study on the campus of one of five participating universities. The JSI curriculum includes economics, statistics, domestic/international policy issues and leadership topics, all designed to sharpen students’ quantitative, analytic and communication skills. Extracurricular activities are included as well. These skills are vital for admission into the top graduate programs in public and international affairs. The successful completion of a JSI is a requirement for PPIA Fellows to qualify for graduate school benefits.
National deadline: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

 

ThinkSwiss

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship

ThinkSwiss encourages collaboration between Swiss and US students and academics in a variety of fields. The scholarship is open to outstanding students in all fields with an interest in conducting research or participating in a summer school course in Switzerland. The program provides a monthly scholarship of approximately $1,100 for a period of two to three months. Currently enrolled students at US universities are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

 

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Truman Scholarship

As the living memorial to our thirty-third President, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public-service leadership. Along with providing scholarships for graduate school, the Foundation operates a weeklong program for each new class of Truman Scholars that builds community among them and ensures deep mentoring from more seasoned scholars. Scholars are also placed in positions with the federal government or with nationally focused nonprofit organizations upon graduation and before graduate school. Applicants must have academic records commensurate with their proposed graduate degree programs. US citizens are eligible to apply.
Campus deadline: Monday, November 28, 2016



Udall

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards $7000 scholarships for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment. The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship honors the legacies of Morris and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact upon American Indian self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources. Northwestern may nominate up to four candidates for tribal policy and Native health care and up to four candidates for the environmental category. US citizens are eligible to apply.
Campus deadline: Tuesday, February 7, 2017