Deadlines At A Glance

Check foundation websites (below) for specific dates

Program Deadline
Boren Scholarship January 21, 2019 (campus deadline)
Critical Language Scholarship November 27,  2018
DAAD RISE December 15, 2018
Fulbright Summer Session February, 2019
Gilman Scholarship October 2, 2018 (for spring study abroad)
March 2019 (summer)   
Goldwater Scholarship Dec. 7, 2018 (campus deadline)
Graduate School Exploration Fellowship April 1, 2019
Rangel Summer Session February 5, 2019
Truman Scholarship January 23, 2019 (campus deadline)
Udall Scholarship March 7, 2019

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, Modern and Classical Languages

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 27, 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: Dec. 15, 2018

Faculty advisor: Tyler Carrington, 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: First-year, Sophomores

Deadline: February, 2019

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 (for spring 2019) and early March, 2019 (for summer study abroad)

Faculty advisor: Anna Butz, Program Coordinator for 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: Dec. 7, 2018 (campus deadline)

Faculty advisor: Tammy Mildenstein, Biology

Graduate School Exploration Fellowship

Application Guide

Purpose: The Graduate School Exploration Fellowship (GSEF) Program consists of both on-campus structured mentoring opportunities for Cornell students and a paid summer research opportunity following their junior year at one of the CIC universities.

Eligible majors:  Students majoring in the humanities, humanistic social sciences, and/or the arts as evinced by their Personal Statement and Research Statement.

Who can apply: Sophomores from underrepresented groups with a minimum gpa of 3.0

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Faculty advisor: Erin Davis, Associate Dean of the College

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: February 5, 2019

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: January 23, 2019 (campus deadline)

Faculty advisor: Tori Barnes-BrusSociology

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: March, 2019

Faculty advisor: Rhawn Denniston, Geology