Northwestern students have had previous success with the fellowships below. See scholarships for graduate study related to:
- Any field
- Science, Math, Technology & Engineering
- Arts & Humanities
- Public Policy/Service
- Diversity-based Awards
This is not an exhaustive list of all the available funding. See Databases & Resources for links to national organizations that feature thousands more opportunities.
Alumnae of Northwestern University Graduate Fellowship
Awards up to $20,000 for graduate tuition to Northwestern alumni, preferably females, who return to the University to pursue a terminal Master's degree in any field of study. Applicant may be newly admitted or currently enrolled, but must be registered as full-time graduate student in Fall Quarter 2015. Application will be available early in March, 2015.
Alumni & Friends of The London School of Economics Scholarship
Full-tuition scholarships for one year of study at the London School of Economics.
American-Scandinavian Foundation Grants & Fellowships
Scholarships for study in a Scandinavian country. Applicants must have research or study that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential.
Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)
Various awards for study in Germany.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Funds a year’s study or research in more than 100 eligible countries. Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships fund a year teaching. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree by the beginning date of the grant.
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Full tuition for one to three years of study at the University of Cambridge. All fields. Seniors and recent grads may apply.
Funds graduate study at a British university. All fields. Seniors and recent grads may apply.
George J. Mitchell Scholarship
One year graduate study at a university in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Seniors and recent grads are eligible to apply.
Funds study toward a graduate degree from the University of Oxford. Seniors and recent grads may apply.
Rotary Foundation Scholarship
Rotary shifted their grant profile in 2011. Contact your home town and Evanston Rotary clubs for details regarding district funding priorities.
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship For New Americans
Tuition for graduate study at any university in the United States. All fields. Applicants must be naturalized U.S. citizens or children of naturalized U.S. citizens. Seniors or students early in their graduate program may apply.
Scholarships for graduate study in science, engineering or medical research. Applicants must be recommended by deans and department chairs.
American Concrete Institute Graduate Scholarships
Stipend for students in the areas relating to concrete, structural design, materials, construction, etc.
American Society of Civil Engineers Fellowship
Tuition award for master’s program in civil engineering.
Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship
Funds one year of study at University of Cambridge. Open to students in the fields of science, math or engineering. Seniors and recent grads may apply.
Department of Homeland Security Fellowships
Awards for students studying topics in science, math and technology that can be applied to the DHS mission. No competition in 2012 due to federal budget cuts.
Fannie & John Hertz Foundation Fellowship
Tuition award for graduate study for students pursuing degrees in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. Seniors and graduate students may apply.
National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Full tuition award for graduate degree in fields of interest to the Department of Defense. Seniors, recent grads and first-year graduate students may apply.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Tuition award toward advanced degree in the sciences. Funds three years of graduate school. Seniors, first and second year graduate students may apply.
Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship
Tuition award for graduate studies in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Juniors may apply.
Department Of Homeland Security Fellowships
Awards for students studying topics in social science, psychology and selected humanities that can be applied to the DHS mission. No competition in 2012 due to federal budget cuts.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award
Funding for graduate or professional degrees in the visual arts, performing arts or creative writing.
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship
Tuition award for students in the humanities, social sciences or arts. Graduating seniors and first-year grad students in a PhD or MFA program may apply. No competition in 2012 due to federal budget cuts.
Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship
Tuition awards in the fields relating to music, art, architecture, dance and theatre. Seniors and recent graduates may apply.
David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships
Funding for study abroad programs and intensive study in less-common languages.
Tuition award for graduate degrees in public service fields. Juniors must apply.
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships
Scholarships for those interested in a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. Funding for senior year and first year of graduate study. Juniors may apply.
Underrepresented Minority Groups
American Geological Institute Minority Participation Program
Various awards for underrepresented ethnic-minority students in the geosciences.
Gem Fellowships For Minorities in Engineering And Science
Tuition awards for underrepresented minorities pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees in science and engineering. Seniors and graduate students may apply.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Funding and educational resources to pursue a first undergraduate or graduate degree.
National Physical Sciences Consortium Graduate Fellowship
Full tuition for graduate degrees in the physical and sciences and related engineering fields. Special consideration to women and ethnic minorities. Seniors, recent grads and early-year grad students may apply.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Tuition and stipend for outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.
Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program
Designed to promote diversity in the US Foreign Service, this fellowship funds graduate study and professional development activities leading to a career in the US Foreign Service. Seniors and alumni should apply during the year in which they apply to graduate programs.
USA Funds Access To Education Scholarship
Awards for students in all fields who demonstrate financial need. Up to 50% of the awards will target underrepresented ethnic-minority students.