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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.

International Students Scholarships

This page lists scholarships that are open to international students.

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DAAD Summer Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD):

Please see the Summer Research Opportunities page for details.

Scoville Peace Fellowships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2013.10.1 (for spring 2014 fellowships); 2014.01.06 (for fall 2014 fellowships)

Supports six to nine months at a participating non-profit organization in Washington D.C addressing peace and security issues. Fellows receive a stipend of $2,700 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses and funding for professional development activities. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the fellowship and may have begun graduate study. SENIORS, GRADUATES, and GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply. Preference is given to U.S. citizens, but foreign nationals residing and eligible to work in the U.S. may also apply. Selection criteria include academic excellence and a demonstrated interest in peace and security issues. Several awards are made annually. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, natschol@umn.edu. Further information and application materials are available at at the Scoville website.

Huntington Public Service Awards °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.01.18

Provides a stipend of $10,000 for a graduating SENIOR to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. Citizenship is open. One to two awards nationwide. Campus contact: Sally Lieberman, natschol@umn.edu. Further information and application forms are available at the Huntington Public Service Award website.

Rhodes Scholarships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.04.04 (U of M deadline for scholarship support beginning fall 2015)

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: Sally Lieberman, natschol@umn.edu. For further information and application materials, visit http://www.rhodesscholar.org/.
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Glamour Magazine's Top Ten College Women °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.07 (Expected deadline for 2015 awards)

Recognizes academic excellence, leadership experience, and involvement in campus and community affairs of female college JUNIORS. Applicants must be full-time Juniors with outstanding academic records; citizenship is open. Winners receive a $3000 prize, a trip to New York, a meeting with top female professionals, and recognition in the magazine. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Application forms become available from Glamour in April. Click here for recent recipients.

DAAD Study Scholarships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.09.03 (U of M deadline for 2015-16 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 EMGIP Bundestag Internships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.09.15 (for 2015-16 internships)

Offers two-month-long internship opportunities in the German parliament. Applicants should be advanced undergraduates (JUNIOR or SENIOR) or GRADUATE STUDENTS (excluding PhD students) in fields such as political science, international relations, law, history, economics, or German. Applicants must have strong German language skills; some knowledge of the German legislative process; outstanding academic record and personal integrity; must be U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or international student enrolled full time in the US or Canada. Compensation of approximately 1,100 euros per month to cover living expenses. Most placements are during the fall. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Further information is available at DAAD.

German Universities of Applied Sciences Study & Internship Programs °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.10.01; 2015.02.15 depending on program (for 2015-16 scholarships)

Supports one semester of study abroad at one of Germany's applied sciences universities, followed by a six month paid professional internship. New options this year allow students to apply for the internship only or a semester of study only. Applicants must be SOPHOMORES or JUNIORS at US or Canadian institutions in engineering, science, life sciences, business, management, economics, architecture, art, design, journalism, or social work. Citizenship is open. Must have a well-defined study proposal. German language proficiency is not required unless needed to complete the proposed course of study. Includes a one-semester scholarship if applicable, monthly internship stipend of EUR 650, and travel grant. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Further information is available at UAS7.

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.

Carnegie Endowment for Peace Junior Fellows Program °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.11.24 (U of M deadline for 2015-16 fellowships)

Supports one year of service at the Endowment in Washington D.C. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to senior associates on international policy issues, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials. Applicants must be SENIORS or have GRADUATED within the past year; must not have begun graduate study. Must have strong academic records with substantial coursework in such areas as international affairs, political science, economics, or history. May be U.S. citizen or foreign national eligible to work in the U.S. for the award period. Approximately 10 awards nationwide. The U may endorse up to two candidates. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Application packets will be available from the campus contact after mid-October. Further information is available at the Carnegie Endowment website.

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.

Wiesel Prize in Ethics °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.12.08 (for 2015 Prize)

Annual essay contest challenges college students to analyze urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world. Contestants must be full-time JUNIORS or SENIORS at U.S. institutions. Citizenship is open. First prize $5000; second and third prize, and two honorable mentions, also awarded. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Information and application materials are available at the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity.

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.

Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.01 ( for 2015-16 fellowships)

Supports one year of work as a policy analyst in the Washington D.C. office of Families U.S.A., a national organization for health care consumers, beginning in August. The fellowship aims to develop a network of young leaders who share a passion for social and health care justice. The Villers Fellow works to improve health care coverage for all Americans, especially for low-income or other vulnerable communities; conducts research on health care policy issues; and contributes to publications that are relevant to current health policy debates. Preference is for an individual who has completed a college degree in any field by the beginning of the award year (i.e. SENIORS, GRADUATES, GRADUATE STUDENTS). Stipend of $38,000 plus health benefits. Carries a service requirement. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Information and application materials will be available at FamiliesUSA.org.

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.

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships °

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

For 4-10 months of undergraduate study, senior thesis research, and/or internship in Germany. Applicants must be SOPHOMORES or JUNIORS in any field of study at any North American university; must have outstanding academic record and personal integrity; must possess outstanding academic record and personal integrity; demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs; and have well-defined plans for their time in Germany. Citizenship is open. Preference is given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university.German language proficiency is not required but applicants must have language skills commensurate with their study and research needs. Approximately 50 are awarded per year. Includes monthly stipend of EUR 650, travel/research funds, health insurance. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Further information is available at DAAD.

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.

English Program in Korea (EPIK) °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.04 (Expected deadline for 2015-16 positions)

Supports one year (52 weeks) as an English teacher in a Korean public school. Must be a citizen of one of six designated English-speaking countries (including the U.S.), must hold at least a bachelor's degree, must have excellent English language skills and the ability and willingness to adapt to Korean culture and living. Includes benefits and a salary which varies by level of experience and location. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Further information at EPIK Click here for recent recipients.

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.

Undergraduate Awards Program, Ireland °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.06.01 (expected deadline for final submission; earlier preregistration is required)

Recognizes outstanding research and creative work by undergraduates in Ireland and worldwide. JUNIORS, SENIORS, and RECENT GRADUATES in any major may submit their outstanding, A-graded original work, such as a course paper, honors thesis, or arts portfolio, to this annual competition. Citizenship is open. Students from any institution may participate, but the program focuses on top students at top universities, including the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. 30 submissions will be selected for the award and will be published in the Undergraduate Awards journal. Winners are invited to the UA Summit awards ceremony and day of activities in Dublin, with flights and accommodations covered by the organization. Pre-reregistration is required; students interested in submitting work should register NOW at the UA webite. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu.

Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): See website

Supports one year of work in the Washington D.C. office of Families U.S.A., a national organization for health care consumers, beginning in August. The fellowship aims to expand the pool of talented social justice advocates from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups. The Wellstone Fellow plays a key role in the organization's outreach to communities of color, and in efforts to overcome health disparities. Offers the opportunity to learn about health care policy issues, grassroots organizing and advocacy. Preference is for an individual who has completed a college degree in any field by the beginning of the award year (i.e. SENIORS, GRADUATES, GRADUATE STUDENTS). Selection criteria include experience with, or demonstrated interest in, working with communities of color. Stipend of $38,000 plus health benefits. Carries a service commitment. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, natschol@umn.edu. Information and application materials will be available at FamiliesUSA.org

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.