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Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships

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: Varies, November 1st-December 1st      

American, International Student, and Selected Professions options available. 

AAUW website / AAUW Fact Sheet

Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program

Deadline: November 4, 2022             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

Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship

Deadline: January 31, 2023              Campus Deadline: None

For students who want to have a career in technology that makes a difference, see the world, and experience different cultures.

FAIT Website

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: December 15, 2022 at 5PM             Campus Deadline: None

For students interested in higher education careers and diversity.

Ford Website / Ford Fact Sheet

Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Fellows Program

Deadline: Varies by program               Campus Deadline: none

Three year research and/or professional developmental program.

FFAR Website

Hertz Fellowship

Deadline: October 28, 2022                   Campus Deadline: None

Funds graduate study related to the applied physical sciences.

Hertz Website / Hertz Fact Sheet

Innovation in Buildings (IBUILD)

Deadline: December 1, 2022                     Campus Deadline: None

For students interested in research aligning with the missions of the US Department of Energy Building Technologies Offiece.

IBUILD Website

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

Deadline: October 6, 2022                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, 2023                         Campus Deadline: None

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

Madison Website / Madison Fact Sheet / Madison Video

National Defense Science & Engineering Fellowship

Deadline: October 31, 2022                           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 17th - October 21st, 2022 (varies by field)  

Three years of funding in any NSF-supported field.

NSF Website / NSF Fact Sheet

Nuclear Energy University Fellowships (DOE)

Deadline: Opens Fall 2022

For science and engineering students interested in nuclear energy.

NEUS Website

Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship

Deadline: April 15, 2023           Campus Deadline: TBA

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 Graduate Research Grant

Deadline: November 30, 2022

Phi Kappa Phi Website / Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Research Grant Fact Sheet

Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline: November 30, 2022                   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: September 29, 2022                Campus Deadline: None

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

Pickering Website / Pickering Fact Sheet

Quad Fellowship

Deadline: October 1st, 2022                    Campus Deadline: none

For STEM students to pursue masters and doctoral degrees at STEM universities in the United States. 

Quad Website / Quad Fact Sheet

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program

Deadline: September 22, 2022                  Campus Deadline: None

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

Rangel Website / Rangel Fact Sheet

Samvid Scholars

Deadline: Application opens February 17th, 2023

Up to $50,000 for tuition and fees each year for two years of graduate study

Samvid Website

SMART Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2022                     Campus Deadline: None
Full tuition plus stipend for STEM majors interested in DoD research careers. 

SMART Website / SMART Fact Sheet

Soros Fellowship

Deadline: October 27th, 2022                    Campus Deadline: None

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

Soros Website / Soros Fact Sheet

Truman Scholarship 

Deadline: February 7, 2023                Campus Deadline: TBA

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 25, 2023 at 5PM, EST            Campus Deadline: None

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

Boren Website / Boren Fact Sheet

Chevening Scholarship

Deadline: November 1, 2022 at 12:00 GMT          Campus Deadline: None

For graduate study in the UK.  Work experience required.  Specific list of eligible countries.  U.S. citizens not eligible.

Chevening Website

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

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 11th, 2022                           Campus Deadline: TBA

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

Fulbright Website / Fulbright Fact Sheet / Fulbright Campus Instructions 

Gates Cambridge 

Deadline: October 12th, 2022                            Campus Deadline: None

Graduate degree at Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Gates Website / Gates Fact Sheet

Marshall Scholarship

Deadline: October 21, 2022         Campus Deadline: TBA

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

Marshall Website / Marshall Fact Sheet

Mitchell Scholarship

Deadline: September 24, 2022                  Campus Deadline: TBA

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

Mitchell Website / Mitchell Fact sheet

Rhodes Scholarship

Deadline: October 6, 2022                           Campus Deadline: TBA

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

Rhodes Website / Rhodes Fact Sheet 

Rotary Peace Fellowships

Deadlines: Spring semester (variable)

Master's degree program and professional development certificate program available.

Rotary website / Rotary Peace Fellowship Fact Sheet

Schwarzman Scholars

Deadline: September 20, 2022                Campus Deadline: None

Special one-year program through Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Schwarzman Website / Schwarzman Scholarship Fact Sheet