Scholarship Information

We're happy to provide a list of national and international scholarship opportunities for outstanding undergraduates and recent graduates. Use the filters to narrow your results, and reset all filters to "Any" to start fresh. Click any scholarship name to view full details.

 

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

 

For SOPHOMORES and JUNIORS in engineering, mathematics, or the natural or applied sciences. No special consideration is given to students in astrophysics or aerospace engineering.

 

*Requires UMN nomination*

 

Application Year(s): Sophomore; Junior
Award Types: Undergraduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: February
For graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.

 

*Requires UMN nomination*

 

Application Year(s): Junior
Award Types: Graduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: January 18, 2019 (campus); February 13, 2019 (national)
For one year of graduate study in engineering, math, or science at Cambridge University.

 

*Requires UMN nomination*

 

Application Year(s): Junior; Senior; After Graduation
Award Types: Graduate; Abroad Experience
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019 (campus); November 1, 2019 (national)
Supports one year of study, research, creative work, or English teaching in one of approximately 130 foreign countries. A

 

*Requires UMN nomination*

 

Application Year(s): Senior; After Graduation
Award Types: Graduate; Research Component; Abroad Experience
Campus Contact: For undergraduates and recent graduates: Timothy Jones; For graduate and professional students: Graduate School Fellowship Office.
Application Deadline: August 29, 2018 (campus); October 9, 2018 (national)
For undergraduates who plan to pursue graduate degrees and research-based careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

 

*Requires UMN nomination*

 

Application Year(s): Sophomore; Junior
Award Types: Undergraduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: November 19, 2018 (campus); January 25, 2019 (national)
Supports one year of service at the Carnegie 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.

 

*Requires UMN nomination*

 

Application Year(s): Senior; After Graduation
Award Types: Internship component; Research component; Open to International Students
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: December 7, 2018 (campus); January 15, 2019 (national)
Supports a full year of study abroad for students who will have completed at least 120 credits of academic work by the end of the spring semester 2017 and will have finished all graduation requirements by the end of the proposed study abroad experience. Students who are in their third year of undergraduate education are especially encouraged to apply.

 

*Requires UMN nomination*

 

Application Year(s): Sophomore; Junior; Senior
Award Types: Undergraduate; Abroad Experience
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: February 6, 2017
For one-year internships in Asia. Not intended for students whose academic concentration is in any aspect of Asian studies, or who have previous experience living in Asia.

 

*Requires UMN nomination*

 

Application Year(s): Senior; After Graduation
Award Types: Internship component; Abroad experience
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: October 22, 2018 (campus); November 1, 2018 (national)
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.

 

*Requires UMN nomination*

 

Application Year(s): Junior; Senior; After Graduation
Award Types: Graduate; Abroad Experience
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019 (campus); September 30, 2019 (national)
Supports one year of post-graduate study in any subject at a university in the Republic of Ireland or, at times, Queen's University in Belfast.

 

*Requires UMN nomination*

 

Application Year(s): Senior; After Graduation
Award Types: Graduate; Abroad Experience
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019 (campus); September 27, 2019 (national)
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.

 

*Requires UMN nomination*

 

Application Year(s): Junior; Senior; After Graduation
Award Types: Graduate; Abroad Experience; Open to international students
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019 (campus); October 2, 2019 (national)
Awarded to undergraduates for graduate study leading to a career in government or elsewhere in public service.

 

*Requires UMN nomination*

 

Application Year(s): Junior
Award Types: Graduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: October 22, 2018 (campus); February 5, 2019 (national)
For undergraduates who are preparing for careers related to the environment and who have demonstrated a commitment to environmental issues.

 

*Requires UMN nomination*

 

Application Year(s): Sophomore; Junior
Award Types: Undergraduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: January 25, 2019 (campus); March 7, 2019 (national)
For Native American or Alaska Native undergraduates who are committed to pursuing careers related to tribal public policy or native health care.

 

*Requires UMN nomination*

 

Application Year(s): Sophomore; Junior
Award Types: Undergraduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: January 25, 2019 (campus); March 7, 2019 (national)
Covers the costs of transportation and twelve months of post-graduate study for a Master's degree in China Studies at Yenching Academy of Peking University.

 

*Requires UMN nomination*

 

Application Year(s): Senior; After Graduation
Award Types: Graduate; Abroad Experience; Open to international students
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: November 16, 2018 (campus); December 7, 2018 (national)
provides hundreds of science & engineering undergraduates with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on summer research experience at some of the world's leading institutions.

 

Application Year(s): Sophomore; Junior; Senior
Award Types: Research
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: February
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.

 

Application Year(s): Freshman; Sophomore; Junior; Senior
Award Types: Undergraduate; Graduate; Abroad Experience
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones, Office for National and International Scholarships
Application Deadline: January 7, 2019 (campus); January 30, 2019 (graduate national); February 7, 2019 (undergraduate national)
U.S. State Department-sponsored scholarships support intensive summer language study in the critical need languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu, at designated language institutes abroad.

 

Application Year(s): Freshman; Sophomore; Junior; Senior; After Graduation
Award Types: Undergraduate; Abroad Experience
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: November, for the following summer's scholarships
6-12 week summer program supporting interns working on scientific research projects at top research institutions in Germany.

 

Application Year(s): Sophomore; Junior
Award Types: Internship component; Research component; Abroad experience; Open to international students
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: December 15, 2018
Three-to-six week summer programs at world-class UK universities for FRESHMAN and SOPHOMORES who are US citizens with strong academic records. Leadership, initiative, character, adaptability, and ambassadorial qualities are highly valued, along with an interest in the UK and its culture.

 

Application Year(s): Freshman; Sophomore
Award Types: Undergraduate; Abroad Experience
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
For one or more years of study at Cambridge University toward a graduate or second undergraduate degree.

 

Application Year(s): Senior; After Graduation
Award Types: Graduate; Abroad Experience; Open to international students
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: October 10, 2018 (US students); December 5, 2018 (International students)
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.

 

Application Year(s): Senior; After Graduation
Award Types: Graduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: October 24, 2018
This summer fellowship program brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as issues affecting different minority groups today.

 

Application Year(s): Sophomore; Junior; Senior; After Graduation
Award Types: Undergraduate; Abroad Experience; Open to international students
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: January (for the following summer)
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. This fellowship offers $24,000 of support.

 

Application Year(s): Senior; After Graduation
Award Types: Graduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: March (for fellowships beginning the following fall)
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.

 

Application Year(s): Senior; After Graduation
Award Types: Graduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: December 7. 2018
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.

 

Application Year(s): Senior; After Graduation
Award Types: Graduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: October 21-26, 2018 (depending on field of study)
Provides generous support up to $37,000 at the undergraduate and/or graduate level for students representing all ethnic and social backgrounds who are interested in becoming Foreign Service Officers.

 

Application Year(s): Junior; Senior; After Graduation
Award Types: Undergraduate; Graduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: September 20, 2018
Provides training, mentoring, and financial support to encourage students, particularly those from underrepresented groups, to pursue graduate study and careers serving the public good.

 

Application Year(s): Junior
Award Types: Graduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: November 1, 2018
Supports two years of graduate study in an approved two-year masters degree program as preparation for a career in the Foreign Service.

 

Application Year(s): Senior; After Graduation
Award Types: Graduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: September 17, 2018
For one year of study with a cohort of international students at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

 

Application Year(s): Junior; Senior; After Graduation
Award Types: Undergraduate; Graduate; Abroad Experience; Open to international students
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: September 27, 2018
Supports a ten-week summer internship in a congressional office or federal agency in Washington, D.C., for Native American and Alaska Native students with a demonstrated interest in areas related to tribal public policy, including tribal governance, law, health, education, justice, natural resource protection, or economic development.

 

Application Year(s): Junior; Senior; After Graduation
Award Types: Internship
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: January 31, 2019
For one academic year, with possible extension for a second year, of graduate study in Germany.

 

Application Year(s): Senior; After Graduation
Campus Contact: Primary: Graduate School Fellowship Office; Secondary: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: August 29, 2018 (campus); November 5, 2018 (national)
Supports full-time undergraduates taking certain world languages--in general, the less commonly studied languages that are taught at the U through the advanced- (third year) level.

 

Application Year(s): Freshman; Sophomore; Junior; Senior
Award Types: Undergraduate
Application Deadline: February
Supports undergraduate students planning to participate in rigorous education abroad programs

 

Application Year(s): Freshman; Sophomore; Junior
Award Types: Undergraduate; Abroad Experience
Campus Contact: Thuy Doan, Learning Abroad Center
Application Deadline: Each spring and fall
For a semester, summer, or academic year of study abroad worldwide, for undergraduates with significant financial need.

 

Application Year(s): Freshman; Sophomore; Junior; Senior
Award Types: Undergraduate; Abroad Experience
Campus Contact: Thuy Doan, Learning Abroad Center
Application Deadline: October (for the following spring) and March (for the following fall)
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.

 

Application Year(s): Freshman; Sophomore; Junior; Senior; After Graduation
Award Types: Undergraduate; Graduate
Application Deadline: January
Assists military service members and their families by awarding $2000 scholarships to be used toward tuition and books.

 

Application Year(s): Freshman; Sophomore; Junior; Senior; After Graduation
Award Types: Undergraduate; Graduate
Application Deadline: October and April