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Scholarship Information

A list of national and international scholarship opportunities for outstanding undergraduates and recent graduates.

For more information on any of these scholarships, contact Timothy Jones or the campus contact person mentioned under a specific award.

Graduate Scholarships

This page lists scholarships that provide support for graduate education.

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American Association of University Women International Fellowships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.12.01 (for 2015-16 fellowships)

Supports full-time graduate study or research for women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents, are completing or have completed an undergraduate degree, plan to pursue a U.S. graduate program, and intend to return to their home countries to pursue a professional career. English proficiency is required. Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of women and girls in the home country. SENIORS and GRADUATES may apply. There is an application fee. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. For further information, visit the AAUW.

Australia Endeavour Postgraduate Awards °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.06 (Expected, for 2016 awards)

Provides financial support for students from most countries to complete a Masters degree or a PhD in Australia. Students may conduct coursework or research in any field of study at an Australian college or university. Award covers tuition, fees, monthly stipend, travel allowance, and health insurance for up to two years for Masters degree or up to four years for PhD. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree at the time of application. Awardees must gain admission to a Masters or PhD course in Australia for the year their Award program commences. Applicants should have a well-defined study or research program and write a proposal that is relevant to the needs and interests of Australia and the applicant's home country. Community service experience is advantageous. Awardees are expected to foster ongoing collaboration and cooperation with Australia and participate in the academic or wider community in their home country on return from their program.Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. For further information and application materials, visit the Australia Endeavor website.

Beinecke Scholarships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.11.10 (U of M deadline)

For graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Applicants must be JUNIORS who have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise; U.S. citizens or nationals; and must have received need-based financial aid. Amount of award is approximately $34,000. 20 awards nationwide to candidates from select institutions, including the U of M-Twin Cities. The U may endorse one candidate. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. For further information, visit the Beinecke Scholarships website. Click here for recent recipients.

Boren National Security Education Program Scholarships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.01.15 (expected campus deadline for 2015-16 scholarships)

Supports a term or year of study abroad, for the purpose of equipping Americans with an understanding of less commonly studied languages and cultures in regions critical to U.S. interests. NSEP emphasizes the importance of language study as a major component of the study abroad program. Study of a foreign language appropriate to the identified country must be an integral part of the proposal. Applicants must be U.S. citizens with strong academic records, language and international interests. FRESHMAN through SENIORS may apply for the undergraduate scholarships. (Boren Fellowships are also offered for GRADUATE STUDENTS, who should visit the Office of International Programs website for further information.) Carries a one-year service requirement. Approximately 150 are awarded nationwide. An institutional review and interview process is conducted on campus for undergraduate applicants. Campus contact: Amanda Fischer, Learning Abroad Center, 230 Heller Hall, fisch856@umn.edu. Further information is available at the Boren website. Click here for recent recipients.

Churchill Scholarships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.04 (expected U of M deadline for 2016-17 scholarships)

For one year of graduate study in engineering, math, or science at Churchill College, Cambridge University. Applicants must be U. S. citizens, must be age 19-26 and hold a bachelor's degree by the beginning of the award; must have outstanding academic record (typical GPA of 3.9 or higher) and research experience. At least 14 scholarships are awarded nationwide to candidates from select institutions, including the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Award includes generous living allowance, tuition and fees, travel grant; approximate value $50,000. Institutional endorsement is required; the U of M-Twin Cities may endorse up to two candidates. Applicants wishing to begin graduate study in the fall immediately following graduation should submit a preliminary application in the spring of their JUNIOR year; applicants who intend to take a year off before beginning graduate study should submit a preliminary application in the spring of their SENIOR year. Recent GRADUATES should also apply by the preliminary application deadline. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. For further information, visit the Winston Churchill Foundation website.

Commonwealth Scholarships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): Varies by country

Provides opportunities for citizens of Commonwealth countries to pursue graduate study in other Commonwealth countries, including the United Kingdom. Qualifications and application procedures vary by country. In most cases, applicants should be SENIORS or recent GRADUATES. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. For further information, visit CSFP.org.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.12.01 (for the 2015-16 awards)

Year-long work-study program beginning in July provides opportunities for young adults to gain cultural understanding, education, and professional experience in Germany. Applicant must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident, age 18-24 at the start of the program; high school, college (FRESHMAN through SENIOR), or GRADUATE STUDENT. Must have coursework and some practical experience relevant to the intended internship field. Exchange Program includes classroom instruction and an internship experience. Covers international and in-country travel, university tuition, a living stipend, and accommodations with a host family or in a student residence. Preferred fields include business, technology, engineering, and agriculture. All fields may apply. German language proficiency is preferred but not required. 75 awards nationwide. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Further information is available at the CBYEYP website. Click here for recent recipients.

DAAD Study Scholarships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.09 (expected U of M deadline for 2016-17 scholarships)

For one academic year, with possible extension for a second year, of graduate study in Germany. Applicants must be full-time enrolled SENIORS, recent GRADUATES, or GRADUATE STUDENTS in any field of study; U.S. or Canadian citizen or foreign national meeting certain conditions; have a well-defined study project. An invitation from a faculty member in Germany is preferred. Applicants in the arts, humanities, and social sciences should have a good command of German. Includes monthly stipend of EUR 750 and health insurance. Requires a campus review and interview process. Primary campus contact: Alison Skoberg, Graduate School Fellowship Office, 314 Johnston Hall, 625-7579, skobe001@umn.edu. Undergraduates are also encouraged to contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Further information is available at DAAD. Click here for recent recipients.

DAAD University Summer Course Grants °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.12.15 (Expected deadline for summer 2015 grants)

For 3-4 week summer courses at German universities, which focus mainly on literary, cultural, political, or economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Applicants must be SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, SENIORS, OR GRADUATE STUDENTS with outstanding academic records; U.S. or Canadian citizens or foreign nationals who have been full-time students at North American universities for at least one year; must have completed at least 4 semesters of German or equivalent. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Further information is available at DAAD.

De Karman Fellowships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.01.31 (for 2015-16 fellowships)

Supports one year of undergraduate study or graduate study in the United States in any field, with special consideration to candidates in the Humanities. Applicants may be JUNIORS or PH.D. CANDIDATES who are U.S citizens or foreign students already enrolled in U.S. institutions. Undergraduate applicants should have exceptional recommendations and grades plus a compelling record of original research or scholarship. Approximately ten awards nationwide (undergraduate awards are $14,000; graduate awards are $22,000). Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. For further information and application forms, visit Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust website.

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.01 (Expected)

TThe Office of Science Graduate Fellowships support outstanding students to pursue graduate training in basic research in areas of physics, biology (non-medical), chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science. Provides partial tuition support, an annual living stipend, and a research stipend for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research at a U.S. academic institution for up to three years. Eligibility requirements include: U.S. citizen; graduating senior majoring in one of the eligible fields, or first-year or second-year graduate student; full-time student at the time of application; GPA of 3.3 or higher; intention to pursue a research-oriented graduate program in an eligible field. 80 fellowships nationwide. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. For further information and the online application, visit the Office of Science Graduate Fellowships website.

Department of Energy Graduate Fellowships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.01 (Expected deadline)

Offered in the areas of computational science and nuclear security stewardship science. Both provide generous support for up to four years towards a Ph.D in an appropriate program. Applicants must be exceptional SENIORS, GRADUATES, or GRADUATE STUDENTS in their first year of study. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Fellows are required to participate in a 3-month research practicum at a participating laboratory. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Further information and online applications visit Krell Institute.

Ford Foundation Diversity Predoctoral Fellowships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.11.19 (for fellowships beginning fall 2015)

For U.S. citizens who will pursue (or are pursuing) graduate study in research-based PhD or ScD programs in many disciplines, as preparation for careers as college professors. Provides $20,000 per year for up to three years. SENIORS, GRADUATES, and GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply. Positive factors for selection include membership in one of several underrepresented racial and ethnic groups; superior academic achievement; and commitment to diversity. Approximately 60 awards nationwide. Primary campus contact: Patricia Jones Whyte, Office for Diversity in Graduate Education, 333 Johnston Hall, 625-6858, whyte001@umn.edu. Further information and application materials are available at the Ford Foundation website.

Fulbright US Student Program Scholarships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.09 (expected U of M deadline for 2016-17 Fulbrights)

Supports one year of study, research, creative work, or English teaching in one of approximately 130 foreign countries. Applicants must be U.S. citizens with the majority of their undergraduate education in the U.S.; must meet country-specific language proficiency requirements; must hold bachelor's degree by the beginning of the award. SENIORS, RECENT GRADUATES, and GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply. At least 1300 awards nationwide. An institutional review and interview process is conducted on campus for currently enrolled U of M students. Campus contact for undergraduates and recent graduates: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Campus contact for graduate and professional students: Alison Skoberg, Graduate School Fellowship Office, 314 Johnston Hall, 625-7579, skobe001@umn.edu. For further information and application materials, visit the Fulbright Program. Click here for recent recipients.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.10.15 (US students); 2014.12.02 (International students)

For one or more years of study at Cambridge University toward a graduate or second undergraduate degree. SENIORS and GRADUATES who are citizens of any country except the U.K. may apply. Must have exceptional academic achievement; must hold a bachelor's degree by the beginning of the award period. Scholarship includes tuition and fees, generous living allowance, some travel. Approximately 100 new scholars are named each year; many scholars have been Americans. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Further information is available at the Gates Scholarship website. Click here for recent recipients.

Google Anita Borg Scholarships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.02 (Expected deadline for 2015-16 scholarships)

Supports graduate study by women in computer science, computer engineering, and related technical fields. SENIORS and GRADUATE STUDENTS in relevant fields may apply. U.S. citizens, as well as non-U.S. citizens who are currently studying in the U.S., are eligible. Criteria include academic excellence (GPA of 3.5 or higher) and demonstrated leadership. Approximately 20 scholarships of $10,000 are awarded nationwide. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Further information and online applications are available at Google's Anita Borg Scholarship website. Click here for recent recipient.

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.10.31 (for fellowships beginning fall 2015)

For graduate study leading to a Ph.D. in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences. Provides $32,000/yr stipend plus tuition for up to five years. Applicants must be outstanding SENIORS or GRADUATE STUDENTS who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Must submit GRE scores. Approximately 10 awards nationwide. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. For further information and application materials, visit the Hertz Foundation website.
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Hispanic Scholarship Fund °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): Varies

For undergraduate or graduate study in any field. Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage as defined by the Scholarship Fund, U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident, with GPA of 3.0 or higher. FRESHMAN through SENIORS and GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply. Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Further information and applications will be available in September at Hispanic Scholarship Fund website.

Kinley Memorial Fellowships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.12.01 (for 2015-16 fellowships)

For advanced study in the U.S. or abroad, in such fields as fine arts, architecture, and urban or regional planning. May be used for study at an approved institution, with a private teacher, or for independent study. Applicants must be college GRADUATES or GRADUATE STUDENTS who hold a bachelor's degree at the time of application in Architecture, Art, Dance, Landscape Architecture, Music, Theatre, or Urban and Regional Planning. Criteria include high achievement in the applicant's field, seriousness of purpose, high moral character, and the strength of the proposal. Three major Fellowships will be awarded ranging from $9000-$20,000 depending on the subject pursued. Up to three additional fellowships of lesser amounts may be awarded. Preference will be given to applicants who are under twenty-five years of age. Application includes writing samples and/or portfolio. Administered by the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, but students from comparable institutions may apply. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Further information and applications is available at the Kinley Memorial Fellowship website.

Lorenzen Scholarship °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.01.05 (for 2015-16 scholarships)

Administered by the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, the Lilly Lorenzen Scholarship provides funding for a Minnesota resident to carry out scholarly or creative activities in Sweden. FRESHMAN through SENIORS and GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply. Must have a working knowledge of Swedish language, a serious desire to make a contribution to American-Swedish cultural exchange, and achievement in the selected field of study. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. For further information and the application, visit the American Swedish Institute.

Madison Fellowships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.03.01 (for fellowships beginning fall 2015)

For two years of study in the U.S. in a master's program leading to a career in secondary school teaching of American history, government, or social studies. The proposed graduate program must include coursework in Constitutional history. Must be U.S. citizen or national. SENIORS and recent GRADUATES may apply for the Junior Fellowships; employed teachers who which to pursue a graduate degree part-time may apply for Senior Fellowships. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Further information and application materials are available at the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation website.

Malmberg Scholarship for Study in Sweden °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.11.15 (for 2014-15 scholarships)

Administered by the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, this scholarship provides up to $10,000 for up to a year of study or research in Sweden, with some attention to Swedish America or relations between the U.S and Sweden. FRESHMAN through SENIORS and GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply. Must have a working knowledge of Swedish language. The scholarship will not be awarded for language study alone, although language study may be part of the proposal. Must establish an institutional contact in Sweden that can provide a letter of affiliation or invitation. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. For further information and the application, visit the American Swedish Institute.

Marshall Scholarships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.04 (expectedU of M deadline for scholarship support beginning fall 2016)

For one to two years of study at any British university, leading to a graduate degree or two one-year graduate degrees in any field. Extension for a third year is possible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Selection criteria include exceptionally strong academics, leadership, and the potential to be an outstanding citizen ambassador to the UK. Must have an undergraduate degree in hand by the beginning of the award period. Applicants may not be more than two years beyond graduation, and may have begun graduate study. Scholarship includes tuition and fees plus allowances for living, books, and travel to and from the UK (approximate value: 23,000 GBP per year). Approximately 33 scholarships nationwide. Institutional endorsement is required. Applicants wishing to begin graduate study in the fall immediately following graduation should submit a preliminary application in the spring of their JUNIOR year; applicants who intend to take a year off before beginning graduate study should submit a preliminary application in the spring of their SENIOR year. Recent GRADUATES should also apply by the preliminary application deadline. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. For further information, visit the Marshall Scholarships website.
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Math for America Fellowships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.02 (Expected, for fellowships beginning fall 2015)

Provides generous support for graduate education plus additional financial incentives and mentoring to prepare for a career as a mathematics teacher in the nation's public schools. Fellows receive full scholarships for teacher preparation programs at specific universities in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, Utah, or Washington DC. SENIORS and college GRADUATES may apply. Must have completed substantial coursework in mathematics; math major or minor not required. Must take specific standardized math tests. Includes a teaching obligation in the citys' public schools. Approximately 40 awards per year. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Further information and applications are available at Math for America.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.12.12 (for awards beginning fall 2015; must send GRE scores by an earlier date)

Awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of Department of Defense interest in science or engineering. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals. SENIORS, GRADUATES, or first- or second-year GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply; must have outstanding academic ability; must have an undergraduate degree in hand by the beginning of the award period. Must submit GRE scores. Fellowships are tenable only at U.S. institutions of higher education. Approximately 200 are awarded nationally. Covers tuition, fees, and a stipend of over $30,000 per year. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Further information is available at the NDSEG website. Click here for recent recipient.

National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Biomedical Research Scholars Program °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.12.01 (for support beginning fall 2015)

Supports graduate study leading to a PhD in the biomedical sciences through a partnership between NIH and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Students spend approximately half their time at the NIH in Bethesda, MD and the other half at Oxford or Cambridge. Scholars may also pursue a combined MD/PhD through one of NIH's American medical school partners. SENIORS and GRADUATES may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with outstanding academic records and exceptional promise for a career in biomedical research; must have prior coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Must have previous laboratory research experience. Must complete an undergraduate degree prior to the start of the program. The award includes a stipend of approximately $25,000 per year, health benefits, and other academic support. Approximately 14 are awarded nationwide. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Further information is available at the NIH Oxford Cambridge Scholars website.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.10.29 - 2014.11.04 (deadline dates vary by field beginning October 29th)

For up to three years of graduate study at a U.S. institution leading to a research-based master's or doctoral degree in mathematics, science, engineering, social science, or history/philosophy of science. Includes $32,000 annual stipend, cost of education allowance, and one-time travel allowance. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident. SENIORS, recent GRADUATES, and first-year GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply. Approximately 2700 are awarded nationally. Primary campus contact for undergraduates: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Further information is available at the NSF. Click here for recent recipients.

Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships and Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.01.16

Provides generous support at the undergraduate and/or graduate level for students representing all ethnic and social backgrounds who are interested in becoming Foreign Service Officers. Applicants must be U.S. citizens with GPA of 3.2 or higher. Consideration is given to financial need and to significant leadership and service activities. Applicants for the Foreign Affairs Fellowships must be current JUNIORS; applicants for the Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships must be SENIORS or GRADUATES seeking admission to an appropriate graduate program for the following fall. The Fellowships carry a service obligation. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Further information and the application are available at the Woodrow Wilson Foundation website.

Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA) °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.11.01

Provides training, mentoring, and financial support to encourage students, particularly those from underrepresented groups, to pursue graduate study and careers serving the public good. Applicants must be JUNIORS, U.S. citizens or permanent residents, with a demonstrated interest in public service, and able to contribute to diversity of perspectives. Consideration is given to financial need. Fellows participate in a seven-week Junior Summer Institute (tuition, books, housing, meals, and a $1500 minimum stipend are included) and receive a minimum $5000 scholarship for graduate study in public policy or international affairs at a PPIA-affliliated institution. The U's Humphrey Institute and most other top public affairs schools in the U.S. are PPIA affiliates. Most PPIA Fellows receive additional financial assistance for graduate study. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Further information and application are available at PPIA website/.

Rangel International Affairs Program Graduate Fellowships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.01.14 (for fellowships beginning fall 2015)

The program aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service. Members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need are encouraged to apply. Supports two years of graduate study in an approved two-year masters degree program as preparation for a career in the Foreign Service. Applicants must be U.S. citizens; SENIORS or recent GRADUATES with outstanding academic achievement, leadership skills, and financial need. Must be seeking admission to an appropriate graduate program. 20 awards per year of up to $35,000. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Further information is available at the Rangel Program website.

Rhodes Scholarships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.04 (expected U of M deadline for scholarship support beginning fall 2016)

For one to three years of study at Oxford University leading to a graduate or, in certain cases, a second undergraduate degree in any field. American Rhodes applicants must be U.S. citizens, age 18-23 on October 1 in the year of application; must hold bachelor's degree by the beginning of the award; may have begun graduate work. (For a list of other Rhodes-eligible countries of citizenship, see the non-U.S. citizen's page at www.rhodesscholar.org/.) Selection criteria include proven intellectual and academic achievement; integrity of character; interest in and respect for one's fellow human beings; the ability to lead; and the energy to use one's talents to the full. GPA of 3.8 or higher is generally expected. Up to 32 scholarships are awarded to Americans annually. Institutional endorsement is required. Applicants wishing to begin graduate study in the fall immediately following graduation should submit a preliminary application in the spring of their JUNIOR year; applicants who intend to take a year off before beginning graduate study should submit a preliminary application in the spring of their SENIOR year. GRADUATES should also apply by the preliminary application deadline. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. For further information and application materials, visit http://www.rhodesscholar.org/.
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Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD):

For graduate study focusing on the environment in any discipline relevant to the mission of the Environmental Protection Agency, including ecology, economics, engineering, modeling, health sciences, physical sciences, earth sciences, social sciences, information sciences, mathematical sciences, computer sciences, and environmental sciences. SENIORS, GRADUATES, and GRADUATE STUDENTS in the first year of Masters study or first four years of PhD study may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with outstanding academic records in appropriate fields of study, who have the potential to broaden the academic frontiers of protecting human health and the environment. Up to $42,000 per year of support. Approximately 80 fellowships are awarded per year. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. For further information, visit the EPA site.

Soros Fellowships for New Americans °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.11.01 (for support beginning fall 2015)

Provides up to two years of support for graduate or professional school in the United States in any field.(Up to $45,000 per year.) Applicant must be either a permanent resident, a naturalized U.S. citizen, or the child of parents who are both naturalized citizens; under 31 years old at the time of application; must hold bachelor's degree by the beginning of the award. Selection criteria include strong academics and character traits such as creativity, originality, initiative, a capacity for accomplishment, and a commitment to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. SENIORS, GRADUATES, and first- or second-year GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply. Must submit scores from appropriate graduate aptitude test (GRE, GMAT, MCAT, or LSAT). 30 awards nationwide. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Further information and application materials are available at Soros Fellowships website.

Tillman Military Scholarship °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.03 (expected)

Provides financial support for undergraduate and graduate students who are veterans or active duty military service members in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, and for spouses or surviving spouses of veterans and active service members. Amount of award is determined case-by-case on the basis of need. Recipients are expected to participate in Tillman-sponsored community service and leadership activities. Additional selection criteria include strong educational and career ambitions, community service, leadership potential, excellent application essays. 60 Scholars will be selected nationwide. Campus contact: Carin Anderson, Veterans Services, veterans@umn.edu, 612.625.8076. Further information and online application are available at the Pat Tillman Foundation.

Truman Scholarships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.11.17 (U of M deadline for 2015 scholarships)

Awarded to undergraduates for graduate study leading to a career in government or elsewhere in public service. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals; currently enrolled JUNIORS in the upper quarter of their class; should have a strong record of service or activism and leadership, as well as excellent communication skills. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school and participate in a Truman Scholars Leadership Week in the summer after the Junior year. An optional Summer Institute in Washington D.C. is offered in the summer after graduation. The scholarship carries a service obligation. 60-65 scholarships are awarded nationwide. Institutional nomination is required; the U may endorse up to four candidates. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Further information and a sample application are available at the Truman Foundation website.
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Veterans United Foundation Scholarships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.10.31 and 2015.04 (expected)

Assists military service members and their families by awarding $2000 scholarships to be used toward tuition and books. Applicant may be a current active-duty service member, a veteran, the spouse or child of a service member or veteran, or the surviving spouse or child of a fallen service member. Current freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student may apply; must have cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Up to 20 scholarships are awarded nationwide. Campus contact: Jenni Peterson, University Veterans Services, hoff0489@umn.edu. For further information visit Veterans United.

Woodrow Wilson Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellowship °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): varies by graduate institution

National fellowship program to encourage exceptional candidates to seek long-term careers as high school teachers in high-need classrooms. Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend to complete a year-long master's program at one of four top teacher-education institutions: Stanford, U of Washington, U of Pennsylvania, and U of Virginia. Applicants must have outstanding academic records with majors in arts and science disciplines. SENIORS and GRADUATES apply through the participating graduate institutions. Fellows must commit to teaching for three years in high-need secondary schools. 25 awards expected. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. For further information, visit Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.10.15 through 2015.01.31

National fellowship program to encourage exceptional candidates to seek long-term careers as high school math and science teachers in high-need Indiana, MIchigan, New Jersey, and Ohio schools. Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend to complete a year-long master's program at a participating university in Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, or Ohio. Applicants must be college SENIORS or GRADUATES of any accredited US university with GPA of 3.0 or higher and major or a strong professional background in math, science, technology, or engineering. Includes a service commitment. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. For further information and online application, visit Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.