Institutional deadlines are earlier than foundation deadlines so that the Director of Fellowships and  faculty advisors can review or process applications. Some foundations, such as the Truman Foundation, require that a university nominating committee meet to review applications prior to submission to the foundation.

Some fellowships are restricted to U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents. Many Mason students are not U.S. citizens, while many fellowship programs are limited to U.S. citizens. Dr. Camille Stillwell, Director of the DC Workforce Development Administration, has compiled a list of fellowships (pdf) that do not require U.S. citizenship.


ProgramMason DeadlineOrg DeadlineStudentField of StudyMisc
AT&T Labs Summer Internship ProgramNA1/15/11Graduate, UndergraduateEngineering, Technology
David L. Boren Fellowship12/15/101/28/11Graduate, US CitizenGeneral, International, Languages Fellowships Presentation(pdf)
David L. Boren Scholarship12/15/102/10/11Undergraduate, US CitizenGeneral, International, Languages Scholarships Presentation (pdf)
IREENA2/15/11Graduate, UndergraduateEngineering, Technology
United Way Summer Associate ProgramNA2/15/11Graduate, UndergraduateGeneral
American Institute of Indian
NA7/1/10 GraduateGeneral, International,
Bridging Asia Scholarships2/23/1010/6/10Undergraduate, US CitizenInternational, Languages
Fulbright Scholarship9/19/1010/19/10Graduate, US Citizen, Undergraduate (Senior)General, International,
American-Scandinavian Grants and Fellowships10/15/1011/2/10Undergraduate, Graduate, US Citizen, Permanent ResidentGeneral, International,
George Mason University Chinese
Government Scholarship
NA12/1/10Undergraduate, Graduate, US CitizenLanguages, International
Critical Language Scholarships For Intensive Summer InstitutesNA12/18/10Undergraduate, Graduate, US CitizenGeneral, International, Languages CLS 2010 Information Session
Language Flagship Fellowship12/15/101/14/11Graduate, US CitizenGeneral, International, Languages
Japanese Government (MonbukagakUsho) ScholarshipNACheck local Japanese EmbassyUndergraduate, GraduateInternational, Education, Technology, Engineering, Science, Languages
International Research & Exchanges Board Grants (IREX)NAVariousUndergraduate, GraduateInternational, General
Thomas J. Pickering Foreign Affairs
NAVariousGraduateInternational, Social Sciences, Humanities
Rotary International—Ambassadorial and
World Peace Fellowships
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship--SummerNAVariousUndergraduateInternational, General
University of London Fellowships in Cultural StudiesNAVariousGraduateInternational, Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts
Teach for IndiaNAVariousGraduate, UndergraduateEducation
DAAD Foundation-Germany Academic ExchangeNAVariousGeneral

George Mason University Chinese Government Scholarship
The Education Office of the Chinese Embassy in town has authorized George Mason University to nominate candidates for Chinese government scholarships to study at a Chinese university to start end of August 2010. The scholarship provides the opportunity for our Mason students/graduates to study in China either for one year the Chinese language and culture, or up to four years for a degree program. The grant includes settlement money, tuition, room, board, medical insurance, domestic trips and spending money.

To be eligible to apply, you must
1) Be a current degree seeking George Mason student or recently graduated with a Mason degree.
2) Have completed Chinese 210/202 or higher by the end of spring 2010.
3) Submit your transcript with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.
4) Be a U.S. citizen.
5) Write a personal statement letter on why you want to study in China.
6) Request a reference letter from a GMU professor who knows you well other than your Chinese language instructor.

Please submit all the required materials to Ms. Xi Chen ( (Department of Modern and Classical Languages, MSN 3E5, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030) by 12:00 p.m. December 1, 2010. )