Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

CFSA National Scholarships Directory

This is a list of some well-known nationally competitive scholarships, but is by no means an exhaustive inventory.  Explore these pages, but also talk to faculty mentors and search the web to find scholarships that match your particular interests.

As you look at each scholarship or fellowship opportunity, be aware that

  • some awards limit the number of applicants from each college or university.  (For these awards, SU has an internal pre-application process);
  • others require institutional endorsement, which is provided only to students who work with CFSA;
  • others allow students to apply without input or endorsement from the home university.

Whether or not you are required to apply through Syracuse University, CFSA is here to advise and assist you in the application process. If you’re interested in any of the scholarships below, please complete the CFSA student interest form or get in touch with a CFSA advisor. Please also note that CFSA often hosts interest sessions or writing workshops for applicants to select scholarships. Visit the CFSA events page for an updated schedule.

Scholarship or Award Name Scholarship Category Citizenship Requirement
AAUW Graduate Fellowships Arts, Foreign service, Humanities, Information Technology, Languages, Non-Profit, Public Service, Science & Engineering, Social Science
Amgen Scholars Science & Engineering U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Astronaut Scholarship Science & Engineering Must be U.S. citizen
B.A. Rudolph Foundation EmpowHER Initiative Scholarships Non-Profit, Public Service, Social Science No citizenship requirement
Beinecke Scholarship Arts, Humanities, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Blakemore Freeman Fellowship Languages U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Boren Graduate Fellowship Languages, Public Service Must be U.S. citizen
Boren STEM Initiative Languages, Science & Engineering Must be U.S. citizen
Boren Undergraduate Fellowship Languages, Public Service Must be U.S. citizen
Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs Non-Profit, Public Service, Social Science No citizenship requirement
Critical Language Scholarship Languages Must be U.S. citizen
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program) Undergraduate Scholarships Humanities, Languages, Public Service, Science & Engineering, Social Science
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Graduate Opportunities Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund Arts, Foreign service, Humanities, Information Technology, Languages, Non-Profit, Public Service, Science & Engineering, Social Science No citizenship requirement
Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Information Technology, Science & Engineering U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Arts, Humanities, Languages, Public Service, Science & Engineering, Social Science U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Ford Predoctoral Fellowships Arts, Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Foreign service, Information Technology Must be U.S. citizen
Fulbright English Teaching Award (ETA) Arts, Humanities, Languages, Science & Engineering, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship Foreign service, Public Service Must be U.S. citizen
Fulbright Study/Research Grant Arts, Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Fulbright UK Summer Institutes Arts, Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship Arts, Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Gates Cambridge Scholarship Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science No citizenship requirement
Gilman Scholarship Arts, Humanities, Languages, Science & Engineering, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Goldwater Scholarship Science & Engineering U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Google Public Policy Fellowship for Europe, Middle East and Africa Foreign service, Humanities, Information Technology, Non-Profit, Public Service, Science & Engineering, Social Science No citizenship requirement
Google Public Policy Fellowship for U.S. and Latin America Humanities, Information Technology, Science & Engineering, Social Science No citizenship requirement
Google Women Techmakers Scholars Program Information Technology, Science & Engineering No citizenship requirement
Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award Science & Engineering U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Humanity in Action Fellowship Arts, Humanities, Non-Profit, Public Service, Social Science No citizenship requirement
James Gaither Junior Fellows Program Public Service, Social Science U.S. citizen or legal resident
James Madison Fellowship Program Public Service, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship Architecture, Arts No citizenship requirement
Killam Undergraduate Fellowships for Americans Arts, Humanities, Information Technology, Languages, Public Service, Science & Engineering, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Knight-Hennessy Scholars Arts, Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science No citizenship requirement
LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship Advertising, Marketing U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Luce Scholars Program Arts, Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Marshall Scholarship Arts, Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
MENAR Fellowship Program Humanities, Non-Profit, Science & Engineering, Social Science No citizenship requirement
Mitchell Scholarship Humanities, Public Service, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Arts, Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program Information Technology, Science & Engineering Must be U.S. citizen
National Institute of Health (NIH) Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program Science & Engineering U.S. citizen or permanent resident
National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Science & Engineering, Social Science U.S. citizen or permanent resident
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Internship Program (SIP) Information Technology, Science & Engineering, Social Science No citizenship requirement
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Science & Engineering, Social Science U.S. citizen or permanent resident
NOAA – Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Science & Engineering, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Science & Engineering
Payne Fellowship Program Foreign service, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Foreign service Must be U.S. citizen
Point Foundation Scholarship Arts, Humanities, Information Technology, Science & Engineering, Social Science No citizenship requirement
Princeton in Africa Humanities, Non-Profit, Science & Engineering, Social Science No citizenship requirement
Princeton in Asia Arts, Humanities, Non-Profit, Science & Engineering, Social Science No citizenship requirement
Princeton in Latin America Arts, Humanities, Non-Profit, Science & Engineering, Social Science U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Program Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Public Service, Social Science U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Rangel Graduate Fellowship Foreign service, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Rangel Undergraduate Summer Enrichment Program Foreign service, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Rhodes Scholarship Arts, Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Saint Andrew’s Scholarship Arts, Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Samuel Huntington Public Service Award Arts, Foreign service, Humanities, Information Technology, Languages, Non-Profit, Public Service, Science & Engineering, Social Science No citizenship requirement
Schwarzman Scholars Public Service, Social Science No citizenship requirement
Scoville Peace Fellowship Foreign service, Humanities, Public Service, Social Science U.S. citizen or legal resident
SMART Scholarship Public Service, Science & Engineering
Soros Fellowship for New Americans Arts, Humanities, Information Technology, Science & Engineering, Social Science U.S. citizen or permanent resident
ThinkSwiss Scholarships and Travel Grants Advertising, Arts, Humanities, Information Technology, Non-Profit, Public Service, Science & Engineering, Social Science No citizenship requirement
Tillman Scholars Arts, Humanities, Information Technology, Science & Engineering, Social Science U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Truman Scholarship Public Service, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Udall Scholarship Public Service, Science & Engineering, Social Science U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Yenching Academy Scholarship Humanities, Social Science No citizenship requirement