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 Type(s) Undergraduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: February 13, 2023

For graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.

*Requires UMN nomination*

Application Year(s) Junior
Award Type(s) Graduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: January 13, 2023 (campus); February 8, 2023 (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 Type(s) Graduate; Abroad Experience
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: April 1, 2022 (campus); November 7, 2022 (national)

Supports one year of study, research, creative work, or English teaching in one of approximately 130 foreign countries.

*Requires UMN nomination*

Application Year(s) Senior; After Graduation
Award Type(s) Graduate; Research Component; Abroad Experience
Application Deadline: August 31, 2022 (campus); October 11, 2022 (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 Type(s) Undergraduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: November 21, 2022 (campus); January 27, 2023 (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 Type(s) Internship component; Research component; Open to International Students
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: December 2, 2022 (campus); January 13, 2023 (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 2022 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 Type(s) Undergraduate; Abroad Experience
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: March 15, 2023

For one-year immersive professional internship in Asia.

*Requires UMN nomination*

Application Year(s) Senior; After Graduation
Award Type(s) Internship component; Abroad experience
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: October 15, 2022

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 Type(s) Graduate; Abroad Experience
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: April 1, 2022 (campus); September 28, 2022 (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 Type(s) Graduate; Abroad Experience
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: April 1, 2022 (campus); September 28, 2022 (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 Type(s) Graduate; Abroad Experience; Open to international students
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: April 1, 2022 (campus); October 3, 2022 (national)

Awarded to undergraduates for graduate study leading to a career in government or elsewhere in public service.

*Requires UMN nomination*

Application Year(s) Sophomore (campus)
Award Type(s) Graduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: April 1, 2022 (campus); February 1, 2023 (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 Type(s) Undergraduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: January 31, 2022 (campus); March 1, 2022 (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 Type(s) Undergraduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: January 31, 2022 (campus); March 1, 2021 (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 Type(s) Graduate; Abroad Experience; Open to international students
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: October 9, 2021 (campus); December 3, 2021 (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 Type(s) Research
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: February 1, 2022

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 Type(s) Undergraduate; Graduate; Abroad Experience
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: January 6, 2023 (campus); January 25, 2023 (graduate national); February 1, 2023 (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 Type(s) Undergraduate; Abroad Experience
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: November 15, 2022 for summer 2023 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 Type(s) Internship component; Research component; Abroad experience; Open to international students
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: December 15, 2022

For sophomores in majors related to NOAA’s program and mission. The scholarship awards up to $9500 for each of the remaining two years in the student’s undergraduate program and a 10-week paid internship during the summer between at a NOAA or related research facility.


Application Year(s) Sophomore
Award Type(s) Undergraduate; Internship component; Research component
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

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 Type(s) 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 Type(s) Graduate; Abroad Experience; Open to international students
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: October 12, 2022

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 Type(s) Graduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: October

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 Type(s) 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 Type(s) 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 Type(s) Graduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: November 2, 2020

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 Type(s) Graduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: October 17-21, 2022 (depending on field of study)

Provides generous support up to $42,000 per year toward a two-year Master's degree for students representing all ethnic and social backgrounds who are interested in becoming Foreign Service Officers.


Application Year(s) Senior; After Graduation
Award Type(s) Undergraduate; Graduate; Internship Component
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: September 29, 2022

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 Type(s) Graduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: November 15, 2021

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 Type(s) Graduate
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: September 22, 2022

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 Type(s) Undergraduate; Graduate; Abroad Experience; Open to international students
Campus Contact: Timothy Jones
Application Deadline: September 21, 2021

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 Type(s) 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
Award Type(s) Graduate; Abroad Experience; Open to international students
Application Deadline: November 4, 2022 (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 Type(s) Undergraduate
Application Deadline: February 1, 2022

Supports undergraduate students planning to participate in rigorous education abroad programs


Application Year(s) Freshman; Sophomore; Junior
Award Type(s) Undergraduate; Abroad Experience
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 Type(s) Undergraduate; Abroad Experience
Campus Contact: Thuy Doan
Application Deadline: October (for the following spring) and March (for the following fall)

Supports students with financial need or from groups historically under-represented in the US Foreign Service to afford graduate education and pursue careers in international development.


Application Year(s) Senior; After Graduation
Award Type(s) Undergraduate; Graduate
Campus Contact: ONIS
Application Deadline: November 4, 2022

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 Type(s) Undergraduate; Graduate
Application Deadline: January