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Competitive fellowships/scholarships for graduating seniors

British Marshall Scholarship

Up to 40 scholarships for  1-2 years study in a British university. Any discipline. Travel expenses covered.  Bachelor's degree from US college/university required by the beginning of scholarship; 3.7 average or above; US citizen. Applicants considered by geographic region. Student DEADLINE to be considered a Linfield nominee: September 13, 2022; DEADLINE: September 20, 2022.

Fulbright Grants

A wide range of one-year grants to support study, research and/or teaching abroad.   Over 100 countries participate and over 1000 grants available. Designed to further mutual understanding among different cultures and nations. Most require language proficiency in language of country, but many English-speaking countries, including Canada, participate. Grantees usually plan own program. May include study at a foreign university, research, classes at a conservatory or art school, teaching assistantship, special project in the social sciences or sciences, or combinations thereof. US citizen; BA or equivalent. Student DEADLINE: September 21, 2022; campus interviews: late September and early October; ADVISOR'S DEADLINE: October 9, 2022.

Aspen Brooks in Spain

Oxford and Rhodes Scholarship

Supports two years of full-time study (in most fields) at the University of Oxford in England.  32 granted per year to US citizens.  Selection by geographical region. Residency may be home state or state where applicant is a student.  US citizen and students of 16 foreign countries (age 18 to 24). High academic achievement and integrity of character. Student DEADLINE: September 23, 2022; DEADLINE: October 3, 2022.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

About 40 scholarships for graduate study or a second undergraduate degree at Cambridge University in England with long-term goal of producing future leaders dedicated to improving the lives of others.  Applicants must be admitted to a Cambridge College.  Student DEADLINE: September 20, 2022. DEADLINE: October 13, 2022.

George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. Up to twelve awards for post-baccalaureate study or research at an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland. US citizens. Student DEADLINE: September 13, 2022; DEADLINE: September 30, 2022.

Stanford Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Knight-Hennessy Scholars are fully funded for any graduate degree at Stanford. The program funds up to the first three years of your graduate education. If your degree program exceeds three years, your Stanford home department(s) will fund the remainder of your education to the extent consistent with its standard funding commitment. Campus Deadline September 13, 2022; Deadline: September 20, 2022.

Schwarzman Scholars

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the future. The program provides Scholars with unparalleled learning opportunities with leaders from China and the world through high-level interactions at lectures, an internship program, a mentors’ network, and intensive deep-dive travel seminars.  Campus Deadline: September 14, 2021; Deadline: September 21, 2021.

James Madison Fellowship

Federally endowed program funds graduate study (up to $24,000) in a US university master's degree program in U.S. history or political science or an MAT or Med with a focus on U.S. government or history. Must teach full time in a secondary school for every year of fellowship. US citizen. One fellowship per state. Student DEADLINE: February 12, 2023. DEADLINE: March 1, 2023.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Approximately 1,000 awards of three years of support for early stages of graduate studies in most research-based sciences and social sciences. $30,000 annual stipend. U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident alien. Additional awards for women and minorities. DEADLINE: October 17-21, 2022. Early GRE scores recommended. (See application for details.)

Another resource: Students ineligible for these scholarship opportunities may find something suitable by going to the IIEPASSPORT Study Abroad Funding site: or

For information about numerous other scholarships and fellowships, contact Director of Competitive Scholarships, Tom Mertes, 101 Walker, 503-883-2759 (