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The Office of Fellowships supports high-achieving undergraduate students and recent alums from Mason. 

Different opportunties may be available to you, depending on how far along you are on your academic path. 


 

Find fellowships by your level of academic progress

Apply at any time during your undergraduate studies
Fellowship name Description
Gilman Scholarships

Enables students who are receiving Pell Grants to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to US national security and economic competitiveness. Gilman Scholars receive funds, obtain noncompetitive eligibility hiring status within US federal government, and join large network of Gilman Alumni. (Download brochure, Spanish language brochure, informational one-pager about the Gilman-McCain Scholarship for Undergraduate Children of Active Duty Military Personnel)

Critical Language Scholarships (CLS)

Provides intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for undergraduates to spend fully paid 8-10 weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. (Download flyer [PDF])

Boren Scholarship

Funds US undergraduate students studying overseas and who are interested in critical languages, study abroad in regions that are underrepresented, and committed to public service working in positions critical to US national security. Boren Scholars obtain a scholarship for up to 1 year, and in exchange Boren winners commit to work in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.  (Download brochure [PDF])

Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute

Increases the participation and inclusion of traditionally underrepresented groups at the highest level of public sector leadership. The PPIA Junior Summer Institute offers a fully funded, intensive 7-week summer program of classes and co-curricular activities promoting the professional and personal development of emerging diverse leaders in public service.

Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA)Public Service Weekends.

Increases the participation and inclusion of traditionally underrepresented groups at the highest level of public sector leadership. PPIA Public Service Weekends. Offers a short program (1-3 days) in various US states to introduce more students to the broad range of opportunities available in the field of public service. In 2019, DC hosted a weekend program. Each host site establishes eligibility requirements, conference highlights, and access to the application.

Rangel Summer Enrichment Program

Offers a fully funded 6-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs to consider a career in foreign service. Deadline: February 4, 2020. (Download flyer [PDF])

Apply as a second or third year undergraduate student
Fellowship name Description
Truman Scholarship

Provides a merit-based scholarship to third year college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive scholarship for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.

Udall Scholarship

Provides a merit-based scholarship for college second and/or third-year who must demonstrate leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. Udall Scholars receive scholarship to cover their educational expenses, a paid trip to Tucson, AZ for Scholar Orientation and lifetime membership to Udall alumni community. (Download brochure [PDF])

Goldwater Scholarship.

Provides a merit-based scholarship for college second and/or third-year majoring in the natural sciences, engineering, and math to pay for educational expenses and who are intending to pursue research careers in these fields. (Download flyer [PDF])

Apply for support to help you after graduation with a bachelor's degree
Fellowship name Description
Fulbright English Teaching Awards (ETA)

Place Fulbright US Student Programs grantees in schools overseas to supplement local English instruction and to provide a native speaker presence in the classrooms.

Fulbright Open study/Research Awards.

Funds Fulbright US Student Programs grantees so they may conduct a individually designed project or proposal in a country overseas.

Fulbright Graduate programs.

Supports Fulbright US Student Programs grantees during one academic year in another country overseas to pursue a graduate degree. 

Fulbright Critical Language Enhancement Award.

Offers a supplement enabling Fulbright program grantees to receive 3 to 6 months of intensive language study in select languages and host countries. 

Fulbright National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship.

Provides a unique opportunity to develop global narratives that highlight commonalities across borders focused on a specific issue or theme.

Rangel Fellowship

Provides funding for graduate degree and summer internships (domestic and international) to successfully pursue careers as Foreign Service Officers in the US Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy.  (Download flyer [PDF])

Pickering Fellowship

Provides funding for graduate degree and summer internships (domestic and international) to successfully pursue a career as Foreign Service Officer in the US Department of State.  (Download flyer [PDF])

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Provides 3 years of financial support to individuals selected early in their graduate careers at the Master or PhD level based on their demonstrated potential for significant research achievements in STEM. (Download brochure [PDF])

Marshall Scholarship

Offers a prestigious merit-based scholarship to pursue a graduate degree in the United Kingdom to excel as leaders and contributors of the US-UK relationship.

Rhodes Scholarship

Offers a prestigious merit-based scholarship to pursue a graduate degree at the University of Oxford.

Knight-Hennessey Fellowship

Offers a graduate-level scholarship at Stanford University. Benefits include a multidisciplinary focus, leadership training, mentorship, and cohort-based experiential learning.  

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Offers awards to outstanding applicants to pursue postgraduate degree at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.  


 

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International affairs and government
Fellowship name Description
Truman Scholarship

Provides a merit-based scholarship to third year college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive scholarship for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.

Gilman Scholarships

Enables students who are receiving Pell Grants to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to US national security and economic competitiveness. Gilman Scholars receive funds, obtain noncompetitive eligibility hiring status within US federal government, and join large network of Gilman Alumni. (Download brochure, Spanish language brochure, informational one-pager about the Gilman-McCain Scholarship for Undergraduate Children of Active Duty Military Personnel)

Boren Scholarship

Funds US undergraduate students studying overseas and who are interested in critical languages, study abroad in regions that are underrepresented, and committed to public service working in positions critical to US national security. Boren Scholars obtain a scholarship for up to 1 year, and in exchange Boren winners commit to work in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.  (Download brochure [PDF])

Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute

Increases the participation and inclusion of traditionally underrepresented groups at the highest level of public sector leadership. The PPIA Junior Summer Institute offers a fully funded, intensive 7-week summer program of classes and co-curricular activities promoting the professional and personal development of emerging diverse leaders in public service.

Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) Public Service Weekends.

Increases the participation and inclusion of traditionally underrepresented groups at the highest level of public sector leadership. PPIA Public Service Weekends. Offers a short program (1-3 days) in various US states to introduce more students to the broad range of opportunities available in the field of public service. In 2019, DC hosted a weekend program. Each host site establishes eligibility requirements, conference highlights, and access to the application.

Rangel Summer Enrichment Program

Offers a fully funded 6-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs to consider a career in foreign service. Deadline: February 4, 2020. (Download flyer [PDF])

Study abroad
Fellowship name Description
Gilman Scholarships

Enables students who are receiving Pell Grants to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to US national security and economic competitiveness. Gilman Scholars receive funds, obtain noncompetitive eligibility hiring status within US federal government, and join large network of Gilman Alumni. (Download brochure, Spanish language brochure, informational one-pager about the Gilman-McCain Scholarship for Undergraduate Children of Active Duty Military Personnel)

Boren Scholarship

Funds US undergraduate students studying overseas and who are interested in critical languages, study abroad in regions that are underrepresented, and committed to public service working in positions critical to US national security. Boren Scholars obtain a scholarship for up to 1 year, and in exchange Boren winners commit to work in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.  (Download brochure [PDF])

Critical Language Scholarships (CLS)

Provides intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for undergraduates to spend fully paid 8-10 weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. (Download flyer [PDF])

For further education
Fellowship name Description
Fulbright United States Student Programs

Support recent graduates, Master's and doctoral candidates, and young professionals while attending graduate school, conducting research or crafting global narratives discussing commonalities across borders focused on a common issue or theme, or teaching english overseas.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Provides 3 years of financial support to individuals selected early in their graduate careers at the Master or PhD level based on their demonstrated potential for significant research achievements in STEM. (Download brochure [PDF])

Marshall Scholarship

Offers a prestigious merit-based scholarship to pursue a graduate degree in the United Kingdom to excel as leaders and contributors of the US-UK relationship.

Rhodes Scholarship

Offers a prestigious merit-based scholarship to pursue a graduate degree at the University of Oxford.

Knight-Hennessey Fellowship

Offers a graduate-level scholarship at Stanford University. Benefits include a multidisciplinary focus, leadership training, mentorship, and cohort-based experiential learning.  

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Offers awards to outstanding applicants to pursue postgraduate degree at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.  

Beinecke Scholarship

Supports graduate study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Truman Scholarship

Provides a merit-based scholarship to third year college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive scholarship for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.

Environment and STEM
Fellowship name Description
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Provides 3 years of financial support to individuals selected early in their graduate careers at the Master or PhD level based on their demonstrated potential for significant research achievements in STEM. (Download brochure [PDF])

Udall Scholarship

Provides a merit-based scholarship for college second and/or third-year who must demonstrate leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. Udall Scholars receive scholarship to cover their educational expenses, a paid trip to Tucson, AZ for Scholar Orientation and lifetime membership to Udall alumni community. (Download brochure [PDF])

Goldwater Scholarship.

Provides a merit-based scholarship for college second and/or third-year majoring in the natural sciences, engineering, and math to pay for educational expenses and who are intending to pursue research careers in these fields. (Download flyer [PDF])