For juniors who are US citizens or nationals and have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during their undergraduate years. Students must plan to attend graduate school in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. A maximum of 20 scholarships are awarded annually.

Explore the Beinecke Scholarship Program. 
Campus Deadline: Early Spring 2025


This award is for third-year students who plan to pursue a career in public service and plan to further their education beyond their Bachelor's degree. Students are awarded generous funding for several years of graduate and/or professional school.

Students who apply should be active in community service, campus involvement, leadership, and/or various levels of government.

Explore the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.
Campus Deadline: Mid Fall 2024


The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program cultivates a diverse, multidisciplinary community of emerging leaders from around the world and guides them to collaborate, innovate, and communicate as they prepare to address the complex challenges facing society. Knight-Hennessy Scholars also receive funding for graduate study at Stanford University.

Explore the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program.
Campus Deadline: Late Summer 2024


Open to all U.S. citizens at the beginning of their graduate study in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering sciences, the behavioral and social sciences, and the history or philosophy of science. Students should have completed no more than 20 credits of graduate study (women in engineering may already hold the MA degree).

There is no campus application process; students apply online but our office is happy to advise and assist in crafting applications.

Explore the National Science Foundation (NSF-GRFP) program.
Deadline: October 2024


The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.

The Fellowships are grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. The recipients are chosen on a national competitive basis. Thirty Fellowships will be awarded each year. A successful candidate will give evidence of at least two of the following three attributes or criteria for selection: (1) creativity, originality, and initiative, (2) a commitment to and capacity for accomplishment, and (3) a commitment to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. 

Explore the Soros Fellowships for New Americans program.
Deadline: Mid-Fall 2024