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Students currently enrolled in a graduate program at Minnesota State University, Mankato should visit the Financial Resources page on the Graduate Studies website for information about internal funding opportunities, such as graduate assistantships. Opportunities for external funding are listed below.

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) has compiled a list of graduate scholarships that don't require proof of U.S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency. You can access that list here.

*Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship: The Rangel Graduate Fellowship aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. Recipients are supported through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service.
The deadline for this award is September 21.

*The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship: The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
The deadline for this award is January 12.

*Schwarzman Scholars: The Schwarzman Scholars program is a one-year master's program in Beijing that supports studies in the disciplines of Public Policy, Economics and Business, and International Studies. All classes are taught in English. Scholars will live and study at Schwarzman College, a new facility set on the campus of Tsinghua University.
The deadline for this award is September 28.

*Rotary Peace Fellowship: Fellows earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of the Rotary Peace Centers, located within seven leading universities around the world. The fellowship covers tuition and living expenses and increases the capacity of current and emerging peace leaders to prevent and resolve conflict through academic training, field experience, and professional networking.
The deadline for this award is May 31.

Kobe College Corporation-Japan Education Exchange (KCC-JEE): Established in 1996, this fellowship supports qualified graduate students for research or study in Japan. The purpose of the fellowship is to support future American educators who will teach more effectively about Japan. One fellowship of $30,000 will be awarded. Applicants may affiliate with Kobe College (Kobe Jogakuin) for the award year, if selected.
The deadline is April 15.

Whitaker International Programs: The Whitaker International Programs provide funding to emerging leaders in biomedical engineering/bioengineering to conduct a study and/or research project abroad, with the underlying objective of increasing international collaboration in the field of Biomedical Engineering (BME). Grant projects – including lab research, coursework, public policy work – are intended to enhance both the recipient’s career and the field.
The deadline for the Fellows Program is January; January 2017 is the last opportunity to apply before this award is discontinued.

DAAD Graduate Study Awards: DAAD stands for Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, or German Academic Exchange Service. Graduate students in almost any major can study at a German university with DAAD’s various awards, and not all require German fluency.
The deadlines for these awards vary; see website for details.

*Boren Fellowship: Boren Fellowships provide U.S. graduate students with the opportunity to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests.
The campus deadline for this award is November.
The national deadline for this award is January.

Princeton in Africa: Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent. Prior experience in Africa is not required. The fellowship covers on-the-ground expenses (including housing and living stipend), group medical and evacuation insurance, pre-departure orientation for all Fellows, and PiAf program support and operating costs.
The deadline for this award is late October.

Princeton in Asia: Princeton in Asia is a year-long fellowship committed to fostering mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences. PiA offers service-oriented posts in the fields of education, international development (NGOs), journalism and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools.
The deadline for this award is November.

Princeton in Latin America: Princeton in Latin America is an independent nonprofit organization based in Princeton. It offers service experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean to match outstanding recent college graduates who are interested in year-long service fellowship opportunities with partner NGO and multilateral organizations that are engaged in socially responsible development projects throughout the region. Competency in Spanish, Portugese, and/or French is essential.
The deadline for this award is November.

Christianson Grant: The Christianson Grant is awarded to individuals who have arranged their own service programs abroad. Proposed programs must be at least six months in length and emphasize a work component. The grant program does not support independent research projects or academic study abroad programs. Award amounts range from $2,500 to $10,000.
The deadlines for this award are March 15, July 15, and October 15.

Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Graduate Research Grant: This grant program supports exceptional graduate students who are interested in developing a component of their graduate research in a developing country setting and in collaboration with a mentor from an International Agricultural Research Center (IARC), or a qualifying National Agricultural Research System (NARS) unit.
This program is not accepting applications at this time.

*Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Study/Research Grants and English Teaching Assistantships are available in over 140 countries. The study/research grant category includes projects in both academic and arts fields. Applicants for these grants design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. English Teaching Assistants help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for U.S. culture.
The campus deadline for this award is September.
The national deadline for this award is October.

*Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship: The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship (formerly known as the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship) allows fellows to serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and gain hands-on public sector experience while carrying out an academic research/study project. Proficiency in the host country language of government is required. Candidates must have a Master’s and 2+ years work experience.
The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship has been suspended for the 2018-19 application cycle.

Echoing Green Fellowship: The Echoing Green Fellowship offers seed-stage funding and support to emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change. Fellows receive up to $90,000, participate in leadership development gatherings, and have access to the network of Echoing Green Fellows and partners. Echoing Green manages three distinct programs: the Global Fellowship, the Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship, and the Climate Fellowship.
The deadline for these awards is October.

New York City Urban Fellows Program: The Urban Fellows Program, sponsored by The City of New York and administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), is a nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with an intensive seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. It includes a stipend of $30,000 and health insurance coverage.
The deadline for this award is January 15.

American Educational Research Association: Provides support from the NSF, NCES, and IES to provide funding for graduate students at various levels who have an interest in educational policy-related research.
Deadlines for these awards vary.

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship: The SMART Scholarship is a US Department of Defense program that provides full scholarships (including stipends, summer internships, and post-graduation employment) to undergraduate and graduate students in STEM fields.
The deadline for this award is December 1.

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program: Every fall, Thermo Fisher Scientific awards two $10,000 and four $5,000 awards to undergraduate and graduate students with declared majors of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life science field. All candidates must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The deadline for this award is May 31.

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship: The SWE Scholarship Program awards scholarships to women studying engineering, computing, or technology full-time in ABET-accredited programs, who have not received full funding for tuition, fees, and books. First-years must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Sophomores-graduate students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The deadline for sophomore through graduate students is February 15.

ONR Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program: This 10-week internship program is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research under the guidance of an appropriate research mentor at a participating Navy laboratory. Stipends will be paid monthly, May through August: $5,400 for sophomores; $8,100 for juniors and seniors; $10,800 for graduate students.
The application for this award opens in August.

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program: The purpose of the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program is to provide scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a minimum 2-year full-time service commitment (or part-time equivalent), at an eligible health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses. Scholarships are awarded competitively and consist of payment for tuition, required school fees, and a monthly support stipend.
The deadline for this award is May.

*NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP): The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.
The deadlines for these awards are in the last full week of October.

Foreign Affairs Informational Technology (IT) Fellowship Program: The program awards five Fellows with tuition assistance, mentorship, and professional development to launch their careers in the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service. Graduate Fellows receive up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in an IT-related field.
The deadline for this award is February.

US Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowships: The DOE CSGF provides up to four years of financial support to students seeking full-time graduate study and research in areas of interest to the DOE (i.e. engineering, mathematics, life and computer sciences). Benefits include coverage of full tuition and fees, a yearly stipend of $36,000, a twelve-week practicum, a program of study, and an annual program review in D.C. for fellows, alumni, and staff.
The deadline for this award is January 17.

Microsoft Research Fellowships: Provide funding for eligible PhD students in the areas of computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, or a department within the scope of these areas.
The deadlines for these awards vary.

*Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships: The Hertz Foundation provides financial and fellowship support to the nation’s most remarkable PhD students in the physical, biological and engineering sciences. The Graduate Fellowship Award is merit-based and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply.
The deadline for this award is October.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship: As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance, the Department of Defense (DoD) supports the pursuit of a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported STEM disciplines at a U.S. institution of the applicant's choosing. Fellowships last for up to four years (subject to the availability of funds), and covers full tuition and mandatory fees. Fellows also receive a monthly stipend, and up to $1,500 a year in medical insurance.
The deadline for this award is December 31.

National Institute of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program: The NIH Program is a doctoral training program for students committed to biomedical research careers. The program is based on the British system, in which students perform doctoral research without required formal courses other than those students choose to take related to their own interests.
The deadline for this award is December 1.

Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarships and Internships: The OPC Foundation offers various scholarships and internships for American college students who aspire to become foreign correspondents at some point in their careers. Foundation fellowships pay for travel and living expenses for awardees to intern in foreign bureaus at leading news organizations, and at foreign English-language media companies.
The deadline for these awards is December 1.

International Radio & Television Society Foundation Fellowship Program: The IRTS Foundation sponsors an annual expenses-paid summer fellowship program that teaches up-and-coming communicators (of all majors) the realities of the business world, including practical experience and career-planning advice.
The deadline for this award is December 3.

Kroc Fellowship – NPR: The Kroc Fellowship accepts three fellows each year to get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism, both on-air and online, including writing, reporting, producing and editing. Fellows receive a stipend of more than $40,000 and benefits, including paid vacation. NPR will provide Kroc Fellows with professional guidance and assist in job placement.
The deadline for this award is December 31.

The Odysseus Fellowship: Odysseus Fellows are placed in paid three-month internships at leading Hollywood production companies. The program includes an educational component featuring talks from industry pros and liberty movement leaders. More than half of all interns placed have been offered jobs or were attached to projects after their fellowship ended.
Applications for this award are accepted on a rolling basis.

Taliesin Nexus MFA Scholarship: The MFA Scholarship offers grants of up to $4,000 for writers and filmmakers pursuing degrees in Masters in Fine Arts. The award recognizes applicants of demonstrated talent in their craft and a commitment to exploring themes of liberty, broadly imagined, in their works. Scholarship winners will be automatically accepted into Taliesin Nexus’ Calliope or Apollo Workshop in Los Angeles, California. Workshops are entirely free, including tuition and room and board. Travel stipends are available.
The deadline for this award is July 31.

American Association of University Women: One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3.7 million in funding for fellowships and grants to 250 outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2017–18 academic year. Six distinct awards are available.
Deadlines for these awards are November through January.

Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust: The Fellowship Trust aims to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect its founder's high standards. Approximately 8 fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, are awarded for the regular academic year. Fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States.
The deadline for this award is January 31.

*Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans: The Soros Fellowship provides thirty awards annually to New Americans who are younger than 31 and college seniors, holders of bachelor’s degrees, or not beyond the second year of graduate study. Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition and fees or 50% of required tuition and fees/year.
The deadline for this award is November 1.

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program: SI Fellowships are awarded annually to scholars wishing to conduct independent study or research at one or more of the Smithsonian’s 19 units and research centers. Graduate Student Fellowships are typically 10 weeks in length. Students must be formally enrolled in a graduate program of study at a degree granting institution.
The deadline for this award is early December.

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation: Offers various fellowships in education, religion and ethics, teaching, and access and opportunity.
Deadlines for these awards vary.

*Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship: The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards fifty-one Fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Applicants must be a member of their university's PKP chapter.
The deadline for this award is April.

 *This award requires university endorsement; please contact the office for more information.


For more award opportunities, please visit the Office of University Fellowships in Morris Hall 265.