Deadlines At A Glance - check foundation website for specific dates

  • Boren Scholarship: February 2015
  • Critical Language Scholarship: November 2014
  • DAAD: Feb. - Nov. (varies by program)
  • Fulbright Summer Session: March 2015
  • Gilman Scholarship: October 2014 (for spring study abroad)
    and March 2015 (summer)   
  • Goldwater Scholarship: January 2015
  • Rangel Summer Session: February 2015
  • Truman Scholarship: February 2015
  • Udall Scholarship: March 2015

Scholarships & Fellowships


Boren Scholarship

Purpose: Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests. Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.

Eligible majors: Fields of study related to national security interest

Who can apply: Undergraduates/Graduates

Deadline: February 2014

Faculty advisor: Robert Givens, History


Critical Language Scholarship

Purpose: Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizens. 

Eligible majors: All majors

Who can apply: Undergraduates/Graduates

On-Campus deadline: November 2014

Faculty Advisor: Lynne Ikach, Modern and Classical Languages


DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program)

Purpose: Scholarships for study in Germany. Successful applicants may pursue an internship, independent study, master’s program, or undergraduate research.

Eligible majors: All majors

Who can apply: Undergraduates/Graduates

Deadline: Nov. – Feb. (varies by program)

Faculty advisor: Johanna Schuster-Craig, German


Fulbright Summer Session

Purpose: For U.S. undergraduates to follow a three-six week summer program at a world-class university or cultural institution in the United Kingdom. Each institute provides an immersive academic, cultural and social experience for American freshmen and sophomores who wish to deepen their knowledge of the U.K. and its diverse population while developing their communication, research and presentation skills.

Eligible majors: All majors

Who can apply: Freshmen, Sophomores

Deadline: March 2015

Faculty advisor: Robert Givens, History


Gilman International Scholarship

Purpose: The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded each year. The award must be used to defray study abroad costs, including program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.

Students who apply for and receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad are then eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman Scholarship Program for a total possible award of up to $8,000.

Eligible majors: All majors

Who can apply: Undergraduates who receive a Federal Pell Grant or can provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad. 

Deadline: Early October 2014 (spring study abroad) and March 2014 (summer)

Faculty advisor: Kimberly Cullen, Coordinator of International and Off-campus Studies

Goldwater Scholarship

Purpose: Goldwater Scholarships are given to outstanding students who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually.

Eligible majors: Mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering

Who can apply: Sophomores and Juniors

Deadline: January 2014

Faculty advisor: Ross Sowell, Computer Science


Rangel Summer Session

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The program usually selects 15-20 participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, D.C.

Eligible majors: All majors

Who can apply: Full-time undergraduates

Deadline:  Early February, 2014

Faculty advisor: David Yamanishi, Politics


Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Purpose: The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors at the time of selection. The Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development.

Eligible majors: All majors

Who can apply: Juniors

Deadline: Early February 2015

Faculty advisor: Robert Sutherland, Politics


Udall Scholarship

Purpose: The Foundation awards 80 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. Scholars will spend four days in Tucson, Arizona meeting with other Scholars, elected officials, environmental and tribal leaders. Scholars will also have access to a network of environmental, Native American health and tribal policy professionals through the Udall Alumni listserv.

Eligible majors: For sophomores and juniors in fields related to the environment, and for Native American and Alaska natives in fields related to health care or tribal policy

Who can apply: 

Sophomore or junior students who are committed to a career related to the environment OR tribal public policy OR Native American health care.

  • Students pursuing environmentally related careers do not need to be Native American, nor do they need to demonstrate commitment to tribal public policy or Native health.
  • Only Native Americans and Alaska Natives are eligible to apply in tribal public policy or Native American health care.
  • Native American students studying tribal public policy or native health do not need to demonstrate commitment to the environment.

Deadline: Early March 2015

Faculty advisor: Craig Allin, Politics