What is a Fellowship?

National or international scholarship or grant that:

  • Funds graduate education, research, English teaching, or critical language acquisition
  • Recognizes and/or funds undergraduate research, leadership and public service, environmentalism and conservation, or honors international diplomatic potential


For Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Administrators

Nationally Competitive Scholarships & Fellowships

Nationally Competitive Scholarships and Fellowships
Scholarship/Fellowship Areas of Study Who Should Apply Campus Deadline National Deadline
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship: For current undergraduates pursuing careers as scientists, mathematicians, and engineers Engineering, Mathematics, Natural Science Sophomores & Juniors December 3, 2018 Jan 25, 2019
Beinecke Scholarship: For current juniors pursuing graduate school in the humanities, social sciences and arts. Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts Juniors Jan 21, 2019 Feb 13, 2019
Boren National Security Education Fellowships: For current undergrads pursuing language and cultural study in areas vital to U.S. security interest Humanities, Social Sciences, Language All undergraduates Jan 16, 2019 Feb 7, 2019
Carnegie Fellowship All Seniors Nov 30, 2018 Jan 15, 2019
Fulbright Grants: Study, research, or teach abroad Any Seniors, Graduate Students Aug 28, 2018 Oct 9, 2018
Gates Cambridge Scholarship Any Seniors, Graduate Students n/a Oct 10, 2018
Gilman: Study abroad aid for outstanding undergraduate students Any Sophomores, Juniors n/a Oct 3, 2018 (for spring and early summer) Mar 6, 2019 (for fall and regular summer)
Harry S. Truman Scholarships: Post-graduate scholarship for students interested in public service Any Juniors Nov 26, 2018 February 2, 2019
Knight-Hennessey: For students pursuing graduate studies at Stanford Any Seniors, recent graduates, prospective graduate students Aug 28, 2018 Sep 27, 2018
Marshall Scholarship: Funded post-graduate study at a British University Any Seniors, Graduate Students Aug 28, 2018 Oct 2, 2018
Mitchell Scholarship: Funded post-graduate study in Ireland
Any Seniors, Graduate Students Aug 28, 2018 Sep 29, 2018
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship: For current seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students pursuing graduate studies in the sciences, engineering, and social sciences. Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering, Seniors, graduate students n/a Varies by discipline, Nov 2018
Rhodes Scholarship: Study at Oxford University Any Seniors & Graduate Students August 28, 2018 Oct 5, 2018
Soros Fellowship: Awarded for two years of graduate study to newly naturalized American citizens or first-generation Americans. Any Seniors & Graduate Students N/A Nov 1, 2018
Udall Scholarships: Environmental Science, Health Care, or Tribal Public Policy Sophomores & Juniors Jan 31, 2019 March 7, 2019


Alexandria Hall '15, a Beinecke Scholar, discusses the influence of her UVM mentors on her life and her art in this interview.

"...It's not just the award, it's the process."