Scholarship Details

PSU 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.


Any academically serious student may be the perfect candidate for one or more of the prestigious scholarships, regardless of major.

Some prestigious scholarships require a GPA above 3.6 (or even 3.8 for the Rhodes/Marshall/Mitchell!), but many programs are not GPA-dependent.

Each Scholarship has a different deadline and eligibility requirements.

Terms of Award:

Prestigious Scholarships
Astronaut Scholarship
Beinecke Scholarships
Boren Awards for International Study
Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program
Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress Presidential Fellows Program
Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
Critical Language Scholarships - Summer Institutes
DAAD German Academic Exchange Service
DAAD RISE Scholarships
Goldwater Scholarship Program
James Madison Memorial Graduate Fellowship
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Marshall Scholarships
Morris K. & Stuart L. Udall Scholarship
National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships
NPSC Graduate Fellowships (Science, Math & Engineering)
SMART Scholarship
The American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships and Grants
The Churchill Scholarship
The Gates Cambridge Scholarships
The George J. Mitchell Scholarships
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship
The Rhodes Scholarships
The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
U.S. Student Fulbright Program

Please Submit:

For prestigious scholarships that require a university endorsement for each student applying, such as the Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell Scholarships, the University Fellowships office and director, Ruth Mendum, PhD, serve as the university's representative.

If you have an interest in learning more about which programs might be for you, schedule an appointment by calling 814-863-8199.

Online Application: