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University Fellowships Office

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All Majors


The University Fellowships Office is Penn State's source of information on scholarships and fellowships funded by sources other than the University. Whether you are majoring in computers, liberal arts, or science, you may be the perfect candidate for one or more of the scholarships listed under "Other Resources" or for some of the internationally "Prestigious Scholarships." The University Fellowships Office provides guidance throughout the application process for students interested in applying for these scholarships, fellowships and awards.

Scholarships appear for the current month. Next month the scholarships will be different with a deadline for that month.


Penn State Students

Students are highly encouraged to make an appointment to meet with Dr. Mendum to discuss which programs would most appropriately fit the student's interests and aspirations.

To set up an appointment, call the Fellowships Office at (814) 863-8199. Check the calender below for scholarship application deadlines.

Terms of Award:

Scholarships to apply for during FALL Semester:

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program
Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF)
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) German Academic Exchange Service Undergraduate Scholarship
Fulbright Canada ? STEM Program
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Science, Mathematics, & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship
The American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships and Grants
The Beinecke Scholarship
The Gates Cambridge Scholarships
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship
USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Boren Awards for International Study ? Graduate Fellowship
Boren Awards for International Study ? Undergraduate Scholarship
Critical Language Scholarships ? Intensive Summer Institutes
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) German Academic Exchange Service Graduate Study Scholarship
Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees Scholarship
Goldwater Scholarship Program
Humanity in Action Fellowship

Scholarships for SPRING Semester

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)
DAAD RISE Professional
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Fulbright UK Summer Institutes
James Madison Graduate Fellowship
Marshall Scholarships
Morris K. and Stuart L. Udall Scholarships
NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships
The Churchill Scholarship
The George J. Mitchell Scholarships
The Rhodes Scholarships
The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Whitaker Undergraduate Scholarship Program (for biomedical engineers)
Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
Confucius Institute Scholarships
Schwarzman Scholars

Please Submit:

Schedule a meeting with Dr. Ruth Mendum by calling the Fellowships Office at (814) 863-8199.
Before the meeting, do some preliminary research about scholarships that may interest you. Be sure to consult the FAQ page.
Come to the meeting at 212 Boucke ready to discuss your goals.

Ask for letters of recommendation.
Acquire any official documentation (transcripts, etc.)
Write and revise the written materials?personal statements and/or essays?that the fellowship requires.

Online Application: