Recommended Graduate Scholarships
|Carnegie Endowment for International Peace||
Purpose: This fellowship allows graduating seniors the opportunity to be junior research fellows. The students will work with senior associates on international affairs issues.
Qualifications: Students must be nominated by their university and should have extensive coursework in international affairs, political science, economics, history, or Russian studies. Students must be graduating college seniors or have graduated within the past academic year and have not yet begun graduate studies.
|Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)||
Purpose: The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) is a US government effort to expand the number of Americans who study critical need foreign languages. Run by the US Department of State, the CLS scholarship provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction for undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. students. CLS language instruction consists of seven to ten weeks of in-country study in the following languages: Arabic, Persian, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. CLS instruction takes place in various countries including Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Tunisia, and Turkey.
Qualifications: Applicants must be US citizens currently enrolled in a US degree-granting program at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Eligible undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college course-work by the program start date. All applicants must be 18 by the beginning of the CLS program and be in acceptable mental and physical health. Students of diverse majors and disciplines are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.
|Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)||
Purpose: FLAS scholarships are funded by the US Dept of Education and administered through BYU's Center for the Study of Europe (CSE) and BYU's Asian Studies Consortium (ASC). Scholarships are granted to both undergraduates and graduates to encourage the addition of a less-commonly taught (LCT) language to their curriculum. Preference is given to students who plan on a career in international or government work. Full tuition plus a stipend are available either for the academic year (fall/winter semesters) or for intensive language study during spring/summer. Applications for summer FLAS are due in November; applications for fall/winter FLAS are due in February.
Qualifications: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have a minimim 3.0 GPA, and be studying a LCT language (see website for list) at 200 level or higher by the year they receive FLAS.
Deadline: Academic Year 2014-15: February 10, 2014 (check back for next year's deadlines).
Purpose: The Fulbright U.S. Student Program funds international exchange programs for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide in 140 countries. Grants are awarded in nearly all fields and disciplines, including the sciences, professional fields and Creating and Performing Arts.
Qualifications: Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens who will have bachelor's degrees by the beginning date of the grant, but will not yet have a doctorate degree at the time of application, who are thinking of (1) studying, (2) assistant-teaching English or, (3) conducting research abroad.
|Gates Cambridge Scholarship||
Purpose: The Gates Cambridge Scholarship funds a second Bachelor's degree, one-year postgraduate courses, or research leading to a Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge. Students must first gain admission to the University of Cambridge (and constituent college) and must also apply for the Gates Scholarship.
Qualifications: Applicants from all countries are eligible to apply (except applicants from the U.K.). Applicants should hold a bachelor's degree prior to the set deadline and be under the age of 30. Additionally, applicants are expected to have excellent transcripts showing sustained academic achievement.
|George J. Mitchell Scholarship||
Purpose: The Mitchell Scholarship is for one year of graduate study at any institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland. The Mitchell Application should be completed during the spring/summer before graduation.
Qualifications: Eligible applicants must have at least 3.9 GPA and be U.S. citizens between 18 and 30. Applicants are selected based on their academic abilities, leadership, and community service.
|Harry S. Truman Scholarship||
Purpose: The Truman Foundation awards scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers of public service in the government or elsewhere. The Truman scholarship offers $30,000 for graduate or professional school. Truman scholars participate in leadership development programs and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.
Qualifications: Students must be nominated by their educational institution, be a U.S. citizen or national, have an extensive record of public and community service, and be committed to a career in public service. Applicants must also be in the upper quarter of their junior class. For the purposes of the Truman Scholarship, junior status is determined by graduation date.
Purpose: The Hertz Foundation provides fellowships tenable at three dozen of the nation's finest universities for graduate work leading to a PhD degree in applications of the physical sciences.
Qualifications: Applicants must be students of the applied physical, biologicial, or engineering sciences.
|Institute for Humane Studies||
Purpose: The Institute for Humane Studies awards up to $15,000 for undergraduate juniors and senior and Masters students interested in advancing liberty through a scholarly career.
Qualifications: Undergraduate juniors and seniors and graduate students are eligible. Awards are based on academic and/or professional performance, relevance of one's work to the advancement of free society, and potential for success.
|Intercollegiate Studies Institute||
Purpose: The Intercollegiate Studies Institute sponsors four fellowships to a wide variety of graduate students. For decades, the ISI has sought out the best, brightest, and most motivated students and helped them reach further and achieve more in the cause of ordered liberty. The awards range from $5,000 to $20,000.
Richard M. Weaver Fellowship: Seeks to uphold the idea of excellence and the role of education in producing unique individuals capable of making reasoned choices
Salvatori Fellowship: For those pursuing graduate studies related to the American Founding
Western Civilization Fellowship: Designed to address our culture's loss of memory by supporting at the graduate level the study of the institutions, values, and history of the West
Renshaw Fellowship: Granted to current graduate students or applicants to graduate schools in doctoral study in education for the purpose of teaching at the college level
Qualifications: Qualifications differ by type of fellowship. Please see website for more details.