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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              Campus Deadline: None

American, International Student, and Selected Professions options available. 

AAUW website / AAUW Fact Sheet


Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program

Deadline: TBD             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: TBD                  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: TBA                     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: TBA                           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: TBA (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: Opens April 15, 2022           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: TBA

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 22, 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 One-Pager


Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program

Deadline: TBA                  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: TBA

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

Samvid Website


SMART Scholarship
Deadline: TBA                     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: TBA                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: TBA                   Campus Deadline: None

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

Boren Website / Boren Fact Sheet


Chevening Scholarship

Deadline: TBA                              Campus Deadline: None

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

Cheveining 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: TBA                           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: TBA                            Campus Deadline: None

Graduate degree at Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Gates Website / Gates Fact Sheet


Marshall Scholarship

Deadline: Late September/Early October          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