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Graduate Fellowships Resources

 GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

The Career Services Office provides students and alumni with information about national graduate fellowships that support graduate study, research, first year professional work and career development.
Below you will find the names and links to the websites of some of the more prestigious and competitive fellowships as well as links to several fellowship databases. Follow the links provided and carefully research the eligibility requirements, application process and deadlines. (deadlines vary between August –April)
IMPORTANT: Several fellowships, (indicated here by (N/D), require a nomination or endorsement from Gordon College. For these fellowships, plan an application deadline of 6-8 weeks prior to the organizational deadline given here. This will give you ample time to submit your application materials to the College representative and successfully complete the College's nomination/endorsement process.
Current fellowship information is also kept in the Career Services Library. We are happy to guide you in the application process. Check our seminar schedule for informational meetings, which we hold early in the fall and spring semesters.
Plan ahead for early fall deadlines!

AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • PURPOSE: For study or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will complete their undergraduate education by the start of their project, well-defined research or study project.
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CARNEGIE JUNIOR FELLOWS PROGRAM - (N/D)

  • PURPOSE: Provides a substantive work experience for individuals with an interest in International Affairs. Eight to Ten one-year fellowships are offered yearly.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Must be nominated by the college nominating official.
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CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS INSTITUTE PUBLIC POLICY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

  • PURPOSE: CHCI offers talented Latinos a nine-month paid fellowship to gain hands-on experience at the national level in a public policy area. Fellows have the opportunity to work in congressional offices, federal agencies and national advocacy organizations, depending on their area of interest.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Bachelor's degree, high academic achievement (3.0 GPA or higher), consistent active participation in public and/or community service activities, superior analytical and communication skills, U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency.
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DAVID L. BOREN GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP, NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM (NSEP)

  • PURPOSE: Supports overseas study of languages and cultures in regions outside of Western Europe and Canada. 
  • ELIGIBILITY: U.S. citizen enrolled in or applying to a graduate degree program in an accredited U.S. college or university located within the United States.
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DAVIES-JACKSON SCHOLARSHIP

  • PURPOSE: Provide opportunities for students to study at St. John's College at the University of Cambridge. After two years of study the student is awarded a Cambridge B.A. degree, which is equivalent to a masters degree in the U.S.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Among the first in your family to graduate from college, exceptional academic record.
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FORD FOUNDATION PRE-DOCTORAL DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIPS

  • PURPOSE: to increase the presence of underrepresented minorities in the nation's college and university facilities. Will provide support for a maximum three years.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Must be a citizen of the United States, superior academic achievement, commitment to college/university teaching and research career, have not earned a doctoral degree
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FULBRIGHT US STUDENT PROGRAM - (N/D)

  • PURPOSE: To provide opportunities for personal development and international experience. Most grantees plan their own programs - one-year programs of study or research. It's recommended that applicants begin application preparation 2 months prior to campus or Institute of International Education deadlines for Creative and Performing Arts Grants and 6 months prior for Teaching Assistantships or Travel Grants.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Candidates must be U.S. citizens with a B.A. before the beginning date of award and must have language proficiency to communicate with people of the host country and to carry out the proposed study.
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GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP

  • PURPOSE: Provides scholarships for individuals of outstanding academic merit and leadership potential from every country of the world other than the United Kingdom, who are committed to serving their communities. Scholarship covers tuition fees, a maintenance allowance, discretionary allowance for study-related activities and one return airfare between the UK and the scholar's country of residence.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Admission to the University of Cambridge to pursue the following courses of study:
     - Second bachelor degree as an affiliated student   - One-year postgraduate courses  - Research leading to Ph.D.
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GEORGE J. MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP

  • PURPOSE: To familiarize and connect the next generation of American leadership with the island of Ireland. Offers one-year of study at an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland.
  • ELIGIBILITY: U.S. citizen ages 18 through 30 pursuing graduate study.
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HARRY S. TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP - (N/D)

  • PURPOSE: To find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the non-profit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and interaction with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service. Must be nominated by a Truman Faculty Representative. Scholars selected are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving Truman funds.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Have extensive records of public and community service, commitment to careers in government or elsewhere in public service and outstanding leadership potential and communication skills. Must be nominated by their undergraduate institution.
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HARVEY FELLOWS PROGRAM

  • PURPOSE: The Mustard Seed Foundation awards students an initial $16,000 stipend for use at a premier university in the US or abroad. "The Harvey Fellows program was developed to encourage followers of Jesus Christ to integrate their faith and vocation and to pursue leadership positions in strategic fields where Christians appear to be underrepresented".
  • ELIGIBILITY: Acceptance into or applying to one of the top five graduate schools in the selected discipline, demonstrate personal faith in Jesus Christ and desire to serve and witness in His name.
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HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE MEDICAL F FELLOWSHIP

  • PURPOSE: To strengthen and expand the nation's pool of medically trained researchers. Provides funds to support fellows and their research and education-related expenses.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a medical, dental or veterinary school program in the US and may apply during any year of their medical or dental studies.
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JACOB K. JAVITS FELLOW PROGRAM

  • PURPOSE: To assist doctoral level and Master of Fine Arts level students in selected fields of the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Demonstrated superior academic ability and achievement, financial need , pursuing terminal degree in selected field of study.
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JAMES MADISON JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP

  • PURPOSE: To encourage future and current high school teachers of American history, American government and social studies to undertake graduate study of the United States Constitution. Provides a maximum of $24,000 to support full-time study toward an M.A. degree.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Current teacher or teacher education candidate pursuing a graduate degree in one of the aforementioned areas, US citizen or US national.
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MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS - (N/D)

  • PURPOSE: Offers two years of study in any discipline at a British university at the undergraduate or graduate level to US citizens who graduated from their undergraduate institution .
  • ELIGIBILITY: US citizen, graduated after April 2008 with an undergraduate degree from a four-year college or university, (by the time they receive the aware), have obtained a 3.7 or higher, unless an exception is allowed by sponsoring college. Must be endorsed by college president, provost or academic dean.
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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS

  • PURPOSE: To "ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, mathematics and engineering in the United States and to reinforce its diversity". Offers graduate and minority fellowships for the early stages of graduate study.
  • ELIGIBILITY: US citizens or nationals, US resident permanent aliens, pursuing graduate study in fields supported by the NSF; applying during senior year of college, prior to or during first year of graduate school or at the beginning of the second year of graduate school.
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OXFORD AND RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS - (N/D)

  • PURPOSE: Offer US citizens 18 through 23 two or possible three years of study at Oxford University at the undergraduate or graduate level. Citizens from certain additional countries are eligible to apply through their own countries.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Must complete bachelor's degree by October 2011, proven intellectual and academic of high standard, demonstrate integrity of character, interest in and respect for fellow beings, the ability to lead, and the energy to use their talents to the full.
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ROTARY FOUNDATION ACADEMIC-YEAR AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

  • PURPOSE: Available for one year of graduate study abroad at a university assigned by the Rotary Foundation
  • DEADLINES: Contact the nearest Rotary for local deadlines.
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SMITHSONIAN TROPICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE SHORT TERM FELLOWSHIPS

  • PURPOSE: Allows selected candidates to conduct short-term research projects in the tropics under the supervision of STRI scientists. Disciplines include ecology, anthropology, paleontology, evolutionary biology, molecular phylogenetics, biogeography, animal behavior, neurobiology, soils sciences, and physiology of tropical plants and animals.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Although focused primarily on graduate students, awards are occasionally given to undergraduate and postdoctoral candidates.
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ST. ANDREW'S SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

  • PURPOSE: Provides funds for one year of study at a Scottish university to graduating seniors of Scottish descent who can demonstrate the significance of studying in Scotland and who reside within 250 miles of New York.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Graduating seniors of Scottish descent. Candidates should possess the qualifications which will enable them to be good ambassadors for the United States while in Scotland.
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THE BOREN FELLOWSHIPS

  • PURPOSE: Allows "U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language profieiency". in regions outside of Western Europe and Canada. (Pending U.S. legistation may change the focus of this program).
  • AREAS OF FOCUS: Each year the National Security Education Program publishes a list of geographic areas, languages and fields of study. A diverse list of fields of study is selected such as business, economics, history, international affairs, law, science and engineering, health and biomedical sciences.
  • ELIGIBILITY: U.S. citizen enrolled in or applying to a graduate degree program in an accredited U.S. college or university located within the United States.
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THE FUND FOR THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION MINISTRY FELLOWSHIPS - GRADUATE STUDENTS

  • PURPOSE: For men and women who have the intellectual and spiritual gifts essential to becoming excellent ministers, including an ability to understand and act upon the needs of others; a mature sense of personal identity; character traits that reflect integrity, honesty and caring; dedication to a faith tradition; superior academic potential; and a demonstrated capacity for leadership. Two fellowships support students entering their first year of seminary, (Master of Divinity) and pursuing a vocation in ministry or theological scholarship.
  • E.IGIBILITY: Open to students under age 35 entering the first year of a Master of Divinity degree program at any institution accredited by The Association of Theological Schools.
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THE FUND FOR THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION MINISTRY FELLOWSHIPS - UNDERGRAD STUDENTS

  • PURPOSE: Through our Undergraduate Fellowship program, we seek to support gifted young leaders from diverse racial and ethnic communities and a variety of Christian faith traditions who are exploring ministry as vocation. This program can provide both financial help and a nurturing network of support during a student's junior or senior year of college.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Must be a current sophomore or junior in an accredited undergraduate program at a North American college or university and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Also must be a US or Canadian citizen.
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THE WILLIAM E. SIMON FELLOWSHIP FOR NOBLE PURPOSE

  • PURPOSE: For individuals who are dedicated to pursuing lives that will benefit their fellow men and women - that is, lives of noble purpose. "The $40,000 unrestricted grant is awarded to graduating seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society."
  • ELIGIBILITY: ISI will award three Simon Fellowships and two grants to graduating college seniors.
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ADDITIONAL FUNDING INFORMATION/RESOURCES/FELLOWSHIP DATABASES

www.gradschool.cornell

www.finaid.org

www.studentaid.ed.gov

www.idealist.org

www.fundingusstudy.org (resource particularly helpful for international students interested in graduate study in the U.S.)

www.grad.berkeley

www.accessgroup.org

www.gradschools.com

www.gdnet.ucla