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Fellowships

You're never satisfied; you always want to do more, to make things better, to sail beyond the sunset. We can help you do that.

Mason's Office of Fellowships will help you find the resources you need to fulfill your dreams of making the world a better place. We advise talented, high-achieving undergraduates and recent alumni who are active leaders and involved in research, community, or creative projects on how to find, prepare for, and apply for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships.

Throughout the academic year, the office provides information sessions, including some at which fellowship foundation representatives will be present. Starting March 22, the Office of Fellowships will hold open office hours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday in the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education on the first floor of SUB I. For information, contact Fellowships Director Dr. LaNitra Berger.

Among the opportunities:

  • Truman Scholarships. The Truman Foundation awards 55 to 65 scholarships each year to students who hope to be "change agents," enhancing the ways that government agencies, nonprofits, and academic institutions operate. Applicants are committed to spending the first few years of their working lives in public service.  
  • Fulbright Scholarships. The U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in more than 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. Candidates submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year. Recipients work, live with and learn from the people of the host country. 
  • Udall Scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. Recipients will spend five days in Tucson at Scholar Orientation and get up to $7,000 for eligible academic expenses. 
  • Pickering Scholarships. This program, funded by the State Department and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service.