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, 2020 Jan 25, 2021
Beinecke Scholarship: For current juniors pursuing graduate school in the humanities, social sciences and arts. Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts Juniors Jan 10, 2021 Feb 13, 2021
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, 2021 Feb 7, 2021
Carnegie Fellowship All Seniors Nov 30, 2020 Jan 15, 2021
Fulbright Grants: Study, research, or teach abroad Any Seniors, Graduate Students May 1, 2020 Oct 5, 2020
Gates Cambridge Scholarship Any Seniors, Graduate Students n/a Oct 10, 2020
Gilman: Study abroad aid for outstanding undergraduate students Any Sophomores, Juniors n/a Oct 3, 2020 (for spring and early summer) Mar 6, 2021 (for fall and regular summer)
Harry S. Truman Scholarships: Post-graduate scholarship for students interested in public service Any Juniors Nov 26, 2020 February 2, 2021
Knight-Hennessey: For students pursuing graduate studies at Stanford Any Seniors, recent graduates, prospective graduate students Aug 28, 2020 Sep 27, 2020
Marshall Scholarship: Funded post-graduate study at a British University Any Seniors, Graduate Students Aug 28, 2020 Oct 2, 2020
Mitchell Scholarship: Funded post-graduate study in Ireland
Any Seniors, Graduate Students Aug 28, 2020 Sep 29, 2020
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 2020
Rhodes Scholarship: Study at Oxford University Any Seniors & Graduate Students August 28, 2020 Oct 5, 2020
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, 2020
Udall Scholarships: Environmental Science, Health Care, or Tribal Public Policy Sophomores & Juniors Jan 31, 2020 March 7, 2020


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."