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 Must be U.S. citizen
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
Blakemore Freeman Fellowship Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Languages U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Boren Graduate Fellowship Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Languages, Public Service Must be U.S. citizen
Boren STEM Initiative STEM (Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering) Languages, 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
Critical Language Scholarship Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Languages Must be U.S. citizen
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program) Undergraduate Scholarships Both STEM & Non-STEM Humanities, Languages, Public Service, Science & Engineering, Social Science
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Graduate Opportunities Both STEM & Non-STEM Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science
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 Both STEM & Non-STEM Arts, Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship STEM (Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering) Foreign service, Information Technology Must be U.S. citizen
Fulbright English Teaching Award (ETA) Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Arts, Humanities, Languages, Science & Engineering, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Fulbright Study/Research Grant Both STEM & Non-STEM Arts, Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Fulbright UK Summer Institutes Both STEM & Non-STEM Arts, Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Foreign service, Public Service Must be U.S. citizen
Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship Both STEM & Non-STEM Arts, Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Gates Cambridge Scholarship Both STEM & Non-STEM Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science No citizenship requirement
Gilman Scholarship Both STEM & Non-STEM Arts, Humanities, Languages, Science & Engineering, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Goldwater Scholarship STEM (Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering) Science & Engineering U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Google Public Policy Fellowship Both STEM & Non-STEM Humanities, Information Technology, Science & Engineering, Social Science No citizenship requirement
Google Women Techmakers Scholars Program STEM (Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering) Information Technology, Science & Engineering No citizenship requirement
Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award STEM (Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering) Science & Engineering U.S. citizen or permanent resident
James Gaither Junior Fellows Program Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Public Service, Social Science U.S. citizen or legal resident
James Madison Graduate Fellowship Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Public Service, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Knight-Hennessy Scholars Both STEM & Non-STEM Arts, Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science No citizenship requirement
Luce Scholars Program Both STEM & Non-STEM Arts, Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Marshall Scholarship Both STEM & Non-STEM Arts, Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Mitchell Scholarship Both STEM & Non-STEM Humanities, Public Service, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Both STEM & Non-STEM Arts, Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
National Institute of Health (NIH) Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program STEM (Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering) Science & Engineering U.S. citizen or permanent resident
National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Both STEM & Non-STEM Science & Engineering, Social Science U.S. citizen or permanent resident
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship STEM (Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering) Science & Engineering, Social Science U.S. citizen or permanent resident
NOAA – Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship STEM (Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering) Science & Engineering, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Payne Fellowship Program Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Foreign service, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Foreign service Must be U.S. citizen
Point Foundation Scholarship Both STEM & Non-STEM Arts, Humanities, Information Technology, Science & Engineering, Social Science No citizenship requirement
Princeton in Africa Both STEM & Non-STEM Humanities, Non-Profit, Science & Engineering, Social Science No citizenship requirement
Princeton in Asia Both STEM & Non-STEM Arts, Humanities, Non-Profit, Science & Engineering, Social Science No citizenship requirement
Princeton in Latin America Both STEM & Non-STEM Arts, Humanities, Non-Profit, Science & Engineering, Social Science U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Program Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Public Service, Social Science U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Rangel Graduate Fellowship Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Foreign service, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Rangel Undergraduate Summer Enrichment Program Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Foreign service, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Rhodes Scholarship Both STEM & Non-STEM Arts, Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Saint Andrew’s Scholarship Both STEM & Non-STEM Arts, Humanities, Science & Engineering, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Schwarzman Scholars Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Public Service, Social Science No citizenship requirement
Scoville Peace Fellowship Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Foreign service, Humanities, Public Service, Social Science No citizenship requirement
Soros Fellowship for New Americans Both STEM & Non-STEM Arts, Humanities, Information Technology, Science & Engineering, Social Science U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Tillman Scholars Both STEM & Non-STEM Arts, Humanities, Information Technology, Science & Engineering, Social Science U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Truman Scholarship Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Public Service, Social Science Must be U.S. citizen
Udall Scholarship Both STEM & Non-STEM Public Service, Science & Engineering, Social Science U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Yenching Academy Scholarship Non-STEM (Non-Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) Humanities, Social Science No citizenship requirement