Undergraduate Applicants

Northwestern students have had previous success with the fellowships below. See scholarships for graduate study related to:

This is not an exhaustive list of all the available funding. See Databases & Resources for links to national organizations that feature thousands more opportunities.

Any Field

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 February, 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.

Marshall Scholarship

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.

Rhodes Scholarship

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.

Schwarzman Scholars

A highly selective international scholarship program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. The program will give the world's best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a fully-funded one-year Masters Degree at Tsinghua University - one of China's most prestigious universities.

Science, Math, Technology & Engineering

ARCS Foundation Scholarships

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.

Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship

Supports extraordinary individuals in developing and realising their potential as future global leaders by fully funding the MBA year of the Oxford 1+1 programme.

Scottish Power Foundation Scholarship

The scholarships aim to contribute to the education of young professionals with the capabilities required to lead the energy industry into the future. Open to American, British and Spanish citizens.

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

Tuition award toward advanced degree in the sciences. Funds three years of graduate school. Seniors, first and second year graduate students may apply. Includes admission to a master's degree program, a $30,000 stipend, with tuition benefits. Fellows become certified teachers at the end of their first year. Current undergraduates, recent college graduates, mid-career professionals, and retirees may apply.

Arts & Humanities

Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship

The Beinecke, intended for graduate studies in the arts, humanities and social sciences, awards $4,000 prior to graduate school and $30,000 toward graduate study. Juniors may compete for NU's one nomination. (Junior ca be defined as the third year of four or year four of a five-year program.)

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.

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship

Tuition awards in the fields relating to music, art, architecture, dance and theatre. Seniors and recent graduates may apply.

Michel David-Weill Scholarship

Scholarship covers all expenses for an exceptional American student to pursue his/her Master's degree at Sciences Po in Paris.

Public Policy & Service

David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

Funding for study abroad programs and intensive study in less-common languages.

James Madison Teaching Fellowship

Earn your MA, MAT or MEd degree and master the contents of American constitutional history with a James Madison Fellowship.

Truman Scholarship

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.

Diversity-based/Minority Awards

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Social Justice

Providing critically needed financial support to lesbian-led, trans, LGBTI and progressive organizations working for the human rights of women and LGBTI people. Primarily funds groups, not individuals. 

Pride Foundation LGBT Scholarship

Offering over 50 different types of scholarships for LGBTQ and straight ally students. Must be a resident of the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska).

Forum Foundation Scholarships

Intended to promote a positive gay identity, to encourage continued academic and career progress and to assist in financing higher education for gay, lesbian and transgender students. Applicants must be residents of the State of Michigan.

The Leadership Alliance's Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)

SR-EIP is a rigorous research experience designed specifically for undergraduates interested in applying to PhD or MD-PhD programs. The Leadership Alliance encourages applications from individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in research careers in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, including individuals with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds.

American Geological Institute Minority Participation Program

Various awards for underrepresented ethnic-minority students in the geosciences.

CIC's Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

The program aims 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.

Gem Fellowships For Minorities in Engineering And Science

Tuition awards for underrepresented minorities who wish to pursue masters and doctoral degrees in science and engineering. Seniors and graduate students may apply.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The scholarship provides 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. NPSCGF gives special consideration to women and ethnic minorities. Seniors, recent grads and early-year grad students may apply.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

NSP provides tuition and stipend for outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, mathematics disciplines, and social sciences and linguistics to pursue 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.

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.