Deadlines At A Glance

Check foundation websites (below) for specific dates:

Program Deadline
Boren Scholarship January 21, 2019 (campus deadline)
Carnegie Endowment December 1, 2018 (campus deadline)
Critical Language Scholarship November, 2017
DAAD Nov. - Feb. (varies by program)
Fulbright Grant September 24, 2018 (campus deadline)
Gates Scholarship October 10, 2018 
Gilman Scholarship October 2, 2018 (spring study abroad)
and early March 2018 (summer) 
Marshall Fellowship September 26, 2018 (campus deadline)
McElroy Fellowship January, 2018
Mitchell Scholarship September 26, 2018 (campus deadline)
Organization of American States
Graduate Scholarship
April, 2018
Rhodes Scholarship September 26, 2018 (campus deadline)

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: January 21, 2019 (campus deadline)

Faculty advisor: Devan Baty, Classical and Modern Languages

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program

Purpose: The Junior Fellows Program provides graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year with the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists and government officials. Junior fellows are given a full benefits package and a $36,000 annual salary.

Eligible majors: All majors

Who can apply: Nominated seniors

Deadline: December 1, 2018 (campus deadline)

Advisor: Laura Farmer, Director of Fellowships and Scholarships

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

Deadline: November 2018

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: Tyler Carrington, Modern and Classical Languages

Fulbright Student Grant

Purpose: Fulbright is the largest U.S. international exchange program, offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. The competition is open to U.S. citizens who will have a bachelor’s degree by the beginning date of the grant. All grants include round-trip transportation to the host country, a monetary living stipend, and limited health benefits.

Eligible majors: All majors

Who can apply: Seniors/Graduates

Deadline: September 24, 2018 (campus deadline)

Faculty advisor: Laura Farmer, Director of Fellowships and Scholarships

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Purpose: Gates Cambridge Scholarships are highly competitive, full-cost scholarships awarded to outstanding applicants from outside the UK to pursue a full-time graduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Established through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 90 new scholarships are awarded each year: 40 to US citizens and 50 to citizens of all countries (excluding the UK).

Eligible majors: All majors

Who can apply: Seniors

Deadline: October 10, 2018

Faculty advisor: Laura Farmer, Director of Fellowships and Scholarships

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: October 2, 2018 (spring study abroad) and early March, 2018 (summer study abroad)

Faculty advisor: Anna Butz, Program Coordinator for International and Off-Campus Studies

Marshall Scholarships

Purpose: Marshall Scholarships enable young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to 40 Marshall Scholars (with a minimum GPA of 3.7) are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. Scholars receive grants for cost of living, books, research, and daily travel; fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, support for a dependent spouse is also included.

Eligible majors: All

Who can apply: Seniors/Graduates

Campus Deadline: September 26, 2018 (campus deadline)

Faculty advisor: Laura Farmer, Director of Fellowships and Scholarships

McElroy Trust Fellowship

Purpose: The fellowship carries a stipend of $10,000 per year for students pursuing a Ph.D. in any field immediately after graduation. The stipend may be renewed for two additional years.

Eligible majors: All majors

Who can apply: The applicant must be a senior at one of the following nine participating colleges: Clarke, Coe, Cornell, Loras, Luther, Mt. Mercy University, University of Dubuque, University of Northern Iowa, Wartburg College.

Deadline: late January 2019

Faculty advisor: Jim White, Philosophy

George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Purpose: Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: scholarship, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service. The Mitchell Scholars Program provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.

Eligible majors: All majors

Who can apply: Undergraduates/Graduates

Campus Deadline: September 26, 2018 (campus deadline)

Faculty advisor: Laura FarmerDirector of Fellowships and Scholarships

Organization of American States Graduate Scholarship

Purpose: OAS Academic Scholarships are awarded to undertake graduate studies (Master’s or Doctorate degree) and/or graduate research leading to a degree at a university or higher learning education institution (Not Post-Doctorate) in an OAS Member State.  Studies may be carried out onsite or online, or under a combination of both. Candidates must return to reside in the sponsoring country for a period of no less than twenty-four (24) months after completing the program of study covered by the OAS scholarship. 

Eligible majors: All majors (the scholarship does not support graduate study in the medical sciences or for the learning of new languages).

Who can apply: Recent graduates (applicants must have a diploma at the time of application).

Deadline: April, 2019

Faculty advisor: Michael Mosier, Modern and Classical Languages

Rhodes Scholarship

Purpose: Established in 1904, the Rhodes is the oldest and among the most celebrated international fellowships in the world. Rhodes Scholars are provided full financial support to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.

Eligible majors: All majors

Who can apply: Seniors/recent graduates

Campus Deadline: September 26, 2018 (campus deadline)

Faculty advisor: Laura Farmer, Director of Fellowships and Scholarships