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Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Kansas State University
215 Fairchild Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1113

785-532-3422

Prestigious Graduate Scholarships

I encourage you to talk with me as early as possible in your college career if you have an interest in any of the opportunities listed below.  Just e-mail Jim Hohenbary at jimlth@ksu.edu or call (785) 532-3422 to set an appointment.

Please note domestic and international opportunities are listed separately.

Domestic Funding

American Association of University Women Fellowships

Deadline: November 15, 2017              Campus Deadline: None

American, International Student, and Selected Professions options available. 

AAUW website / AAUW Fact Sheet


Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program

Deadline: January 2018                      Campus Deadline: None

Supports students interested in working for the U.S. Agency for International Development. 

Payne Website


Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship

Deadline: Variable                             Campus Deadline: None

U.S. Dept. of Transportation program for students in a wide variety fields whose interests relate to transportation (any mode)

ETF website


Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: January 9, 2018                   Campus Deadline: None

For students interested in higher education careers and diversity.

Ford Website / Ford Fact Sheet


Hertz Fellowship

Deadline:October 27, 2017                     Campus Deadline: None

Funds graduate study related to the applied physical sciences.

Hertz Website / Hertz Fact Sheet


Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

Deadline: September 27, 2017                Campus Deadline: None

Full funding for study at Stanford (all majors).

Knight-Hennessy Website / Knight-Hennessy Fact Sheet


James Madison Memorial Fellowship

Deadline: March 1, 2018                         Campus Deadline: None

Masters funding for current/future teachers in social studies, history and government. 

Madison Website / Madison Fact Sheet


National Defense Science & Engineering Fellowship

Deadline: December 31, 2017                 Campus Deadline: None  

Fully funds three years of graduate in STEM fields of interest to DoD. 

NDSEG Website / NDSEG Fact Sheet


National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Deadline: October 23-27 (varies by field)  Campus Deadline: None

Three years of funding in any NSF-supported field.

NSF Website / NSF Fact Sheet


Nuclear Energy University Fellowships (DOE)

For science and engineering students interested in nuclear energy.

NEUS Website


Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship

Deadline: March 1, 2017                        Campus Deadline: March 1, 2018

For first year of graduate or professional school.  Each chapter can only nominate ONE individual. 

Phi Kappa Phi Website / Phi Kappa Phi Fact Sheet


Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline:November 30, 2017                   Campus Deadline: None

For active members completing doctoral candidates. $10,000 award. 

Phi Kappa Phi Website / Phi Kappa Phi Fact Sheet


Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Deadline:unannounced for 2018                Campus Deadline: None

For students interested in careers in the U.S. Foreign Service.

Pickering Website / Pickering Fact Sheet


Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program

Deadline:September 21, 2017                  Campus Deadline: None

Like Pickering, supports graduate study that targets employment with the U.S. Foreign Service.

Rangel Website / Rangel Fact Sheet


SMART Scholarship
Deadline:December 1, 2017                     Campus Deadline: None
 
Full tuition plus stipend for STEM majors interested in DoD research careers. 

SMART Website / SMART Fact Sheet


Soros Fellowship

Deadline: November 1, 2017                    Campus Deadline: None

For "New Americans" (as defined by Soros) in any discipline.

Soros Website / Soros Fact Sheet


Truman Scholarship 

Deadline: February 2019                          Campus Deadline: February 6, 2018

For students who aspire to careers in public service.  Four nominees per school.  

Truman Website / Truman Fact Sheet


 

International Study/Research

Boren Fellowship

Deadline: January 30, 2018                    Campus Deadline: None

Supports study in countries "critical to national security" but underrepresented in study abroad.

Boren Website / Boren Fact Sheet


DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

Deadline: scholarship option varies              Campus Deadline: None

Study and/or research in Germany (multiple options available).

DAAD Website / DAAD Fact Sheet


Endeavour Scholarships & Fellowships

Deadline: June 2018                           Campus Deadline: None

Study in Australia.

Endeavour Website / Endeavour Fact Sheet


Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

Deadline: varies (October - January)           Campus Deadline: None

European Union program to facilitate Masters study in multi-country graduate programs.

Erasmus Mundus Website / Erasmus Mundus Fact Sheet


Fulbright U.S. Student Grant

Deadline: October 6, 2017                          Campus Deadline: September 1, 2017

Funds an academic year abroad for study, research or teach English abroad.  Over 135 different host countries.

Fulbright Website / Fulbright Fact Sheet


Gates Cambridge 

Deadline: October 11, 2017                          Campus Deadline: None

Graduate degree at Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Gates Website / Gates Fact Sheet


Marshall Scholarship

Deadline: October 2018                          Campus Deadline: March/April 2018

One-three years of graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom. 

Marshall Website / Marshall Fact Sheet


Mitchell Scholarship

Deadline: October 2018                           Campus Deadline:March/April 2018

One year of graduate study at any university in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

Mitchell Website / Mitchell Fact sheet


Rhodes Scholarship

Deadline: October 2018                         Campus Deadline: March/April 2018

One-three years of graduate study at Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Rhodes Website / Rhodes Fact Sheet 


Rotary International

Deadlines: Spring semester (variable)

Several distinct programs (coordination with Manhattan Rotary Club required).

Rotary website / Rotary Global Grant Fact Sheet / Rotary Peace Fellowship Fact Sheet


Schwarzman Scholars

Deadline: September 28, 2017                Campus Deadline: None

Special one-year program through Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Schwarzman Website / Schwarzman Scholarship Fact Sheet