Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

CFSA Scholarships & Awards 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 organizations 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.

Enter any search terms that interest you, such as "Language" or "Biochemistry" to find opportunities.

Scholarship or Award Name STEM / Non-STEM Scholarship Category Citizenship Requirement
Amgen Scholars STEM (Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering) Science & Engineering U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Astronaut Scholarship STEM (Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering) Science & Engineering Must be U.S. citizen
B.A. Rudolph Foundation Undergraduate Public Service Scholarship Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Non-Profit, Public Service, Social Science No citizenship requirement
Beinecke Scholarship Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Arts, Humanities, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Boren Graduate Fellowship Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Languages Must be U.S. citizen
Boren STEM Initiative STEM (Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering) Science & Engineering Must be U.S. citizen
Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Languages, Public Service Must be U.S. citizen
Carnegie Fellowship Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Public Service, Social Science
Critical Language Scholarship Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Languages Must be U.S. citizen
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program) Both STEM & Non-STEM Humanities, Languages, Public Service, Science & Engineering, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
DAAD RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) STEM (Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering) Science & Engineering Must be U.S. citizen
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Both STEM & Non-STEM Arts, Humanities, Languages, Public Service, Science & Engineering, Social Science U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Ford Predoctoral Fellowships Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Arts, Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Fulbright English Teaching Award (ETA) Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Languages Must be U.S. citizen
Fulbright Study/Research Grant U.S. citizen or legal resident
Fulbright UK Summer Institutes Must be U.S. citizen
Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship Must be U.S. citizen
Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship Must be U.S. citizen
Gates Cambridge Scholarship No citizenship requirement
Gilman Scholarship Must be U.S. citizen
Goldwater Scholarship Must be U.S. citizen
Hertz Scholarship Must be U.S. citizen
Knight-Hennessy Scholars No citizenship requirement
Luce Scholars Program Must be U.S. citizen
Madison Fellowship Must be U.S. citizen
Marshall Scholarship Must be U.S. citizen
Mitchell Scholarship Must be U.S. citizen
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Must be U.S. citizen
National Institute of Health (NIH) Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program Must be U.S. citizen
National Institute of Health (NIH) Scholarship Must be U.S. citizen
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship U.S. citizen or permanent resident
NOAA – Hollings Scholarship Must be U.S. citizen
Payne Fellowship Program Must be U.S. citizen
Pickering Fellowship Must be U.S. citizen
Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Program No citizenship requirement
Rangel Graduate Fellowship Must be U.S. citizen
Rhodes Scholarship U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Saint Andrew’s Scholarship Must be U.S. citizen
Schwarzman Scholars No citizenship requirement
Scoville Peace Fellowship No citizenship requirement
Soros Fellowship for New Americans U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Tillman Scholars No citizenship requirement
Truman Scholarship Must be U.S. citizen
Udall Scholarship U.S. citizen or permanent resident