Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs

Spring Workshops

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Attend a Spring 2014 Workshop.

Workshops are the best way to learn about these scholarships - students of all years are encouraged to attend! Eligibility information given is based on year of application. Faculty experts and previous winners will share insights. Sessions are not scheduled to coincide with application deadlines.

Rotary Global Grants

Monday, February 3, at 3:30 p.m., Gressette Room, Harper College 3rd floor

Available to juniors and above to fund graudate study abroad with sustainable, high-impact outcomes in line with one of Rotary's six years of focus.
Application Deadline to local clubs: April 1, 2014

Critical Languages Scholarship
For Intensive Summer Institutes with
Daad, Bridging, and Gilman

Monday, February 10, at 3:30 p.m., Legare College 322 Intensive summer institute for undergraduate and graduate students to study critical need foreign languages.
Application Deadline: Mid-November 2014

  • DAAD:
    For study and research in Germany in a variety of academic fields.
    Application Deadline: Various
  • Bridging Scholarships:
    For US undergraduates to study for up to one academic year in Japan.
    Application Deadline: March 25, 2014 to Study Abroad Office
  • Gilman Scholarships:
    For US undergraduates receiving a Pell Grant to study abroad.
    Application Deadline: February 15, 2014
Gates-Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes

Monday, February 17, at 3:30 p.m., Gressette Room, Harper College 3rd floor
Support graduate study in the UK and Ireland for students with superior academic achievement, service and leadership who are well informed on global issues.
USC Nomination Deadline: August 2014

Graduate Workshop Focusing on Study Abroad/Language Fellowships

Monday, February 24, at 3:30 p.m., Gambrell 205
Gain a general introduction to fellowships focusing on international experiences that accept graduate applicants, including the Critical Language Scholarship, Boren Fellowship, Fulbright, and various DAAD grants.

Boren Scholarship and Fellowship

Monday, March 3, at 3:30 p.m., Legare College 322 Up to $20,000 for undergraduate and $30,000 for graduate students interested in national security (broadly defined) with strong academic performance and motivation to develop expertise in languages, cultures and world regions less commonly studied by Americans.

  • Undergraduate Scholarship Deadline: early December 2014 to Study Abroad
  • Graduate Fellowship Deadline: late January 2015 to OFSP

Fulbright Grant

Monday, March 24, at 3:30 p.m., Gressette Room, Harper College 3rd floor
For graduating seniors and graduate students who articulate a well-defined program involving study, research or teaching English to be carried out in a particular international academic setting for one year. 
USC Deadline: early September 2014

Knowles Teaching Fellowships

Monday, March 31, at 3:30 p.m., Legare College 322
Supports student to become high school teachers of science and/or mathematics (an estimated $125,000).
Application Deadline: mid October 2014

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship With NDSEG Fellowship, DOE CSGF and SMART

Tuesday, April 1, at 3:30 p.m., Gressette Room, Harper College 3rd floor
An estimated $121,000 for three years of graduate study and research for students committed to a research career in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, behavioral and social sciences, or in the history and philosophy of sciences.
Application Deadlines are in early November 2014 and vary according to discipline.

  • DOD NDSEG (National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships):
    Three years of support including full tuition and a monthly stipend for applicants to pursue a doctoral degree in a field closely related to an area of DoD interest.
    Application Deadline: December 2015
  • Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowships:
    An estimated $250,000 for full-time study toward a Ph.D. in the physical, engineering, computer, mathematical, or life sciences.
    Application Deadline: January 2014
  • SMART (Science, Math and Research for Transformation):
    An estimated $42,200 annually for mathematics (STEM) disciplines and who want to work at DOD laboratories.
    Application Deadline: December 2014

Goldwater Scholarship

Monday, April 7, at 3:30 p.m., Legare College 322

$7,500 to sophomores or juniors who are pursuing bachelors' degrees in science, mathematics, or engineering and who have strong GPAs, research experience and a commitment to a research career.
USC Nomination Deadline: October 2014

Truman Scholarship

Monday, April 14, at 3:30 p.m., Legare College 322

Up to $30,000 to juniors (any major) preparing for a career in public service with demonstrated leadership, academic achievement, service accomplishments, and a commitment to public service.
USC Nomination Deadline: October 2014

Udall Scholarship with NOAA Hollings

Monday, April 21, at 3:30 p.m., Legare College 322

Up to $5,000 to sophomores and juniors with a demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment, or Native Americans and Alaska Natives in fields related to health care, the environment, or tribal public policy.
USC Nomination Deadline: November 2014

  • Hollings:
    Up to $16,650 to sophomores studying oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences; mathematics; engineering; physical and social sciences; or teacher education which supports NOAA's programs and mission; includes paid summer internship.
    Application Deadline: January 2015

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