Always keep in mind when you are looking at these pages, this is not a comprehensive of all the fellowships available to UVM students and alumni. For advice on ways to find a fellowship that's right for you, email us to schedule an appointment with the Fellowships Advisor.

Fellowships for Undergraduates

Fellowships for Graduating Seniors & Graduates

Fellowships by Application Year

Many fellowships have an early fall deadline, so in order to maximize your UVM fellowship resources start your application after winter break! Give yourself plenty of time to meet with the Fellowships Advisor (email link), touch base with faculty recommenders, research your proposal and write (and rewrite) your personal statement. Some undergraduate fellowships, including the Truman and Udall, have early spring deadlines. If you are interested in these opportunities, make sure you start your applications with plenty of time for revision and recommendations. Remember, these are just some of the available fellowships in each year, for a more in-depth look at the fellowships that might be right for you, set up a meeting with the Fellowships Advisor (email link).

Freshmen: 

Sophomores:

Juniors:

Seniors:

Graduate Students:

Domestic Study vs. International Study

Domestic:

Domestic or International:

International:

GPA Requirements

Not all fellowship programs have a GPA requirement, just because you do not meet the requirements for these awards does not mean that there is not a plethera of opportunities that you qualify for. If you are interested in a fellowship but don't qualify for these particular awards, feel free to schedule an appointment with the Fellowships Advisor to see what you do qualify for.

Citizenship Requirements

Most, but not all, of the common fellowships require U.S. Citizenship. Some of the opportunities encourage international applicants, depending on the country of origin and destination. For more information on citizenship requirements for certain awards, contact the Fellowship Advisor.

U.S. Citizens:

U.S. Citizens, Green Card Holders, Permanent Residents: Soros
U.S. Citizens, U.K. and commonwealth citizens: Rhodes
U.S. Citizens and citizens of all countries except the U.K: Gates Cambridge

Age, Year, and Other Restrictions

  • Boren: Only first-years, sophomores and juniors in application year, any age.
  • DAAD: Graduating seniors in application year, any age, German fluency or alumnae up to two years after graduating and sophomores in application year, any age.
  • Fulbright: Only graduating seniors in application year, or graduates, any age.
  • Gates Cambridge: Only graduating seniors in application year, or graduates starting new degree, any age.
  • Marshall: Only graduating seniors or alums who graduated after April two years prior to application year but before October 1 of the scholarship year (the year after the application year), i.e. 3 years prior to the year the scholarship is first used, any age.
  • Mitchell: Only graduating seniors in application year, or graduates, at least 18 but not yet 30 years old on October 1 of application year.
  • Rhodes: Only graduating seniors in application year, or graduates, at least 18 but not yet 24 years old on October 1 of application year.
  • Truman: Only juniors in application year, any age, planning public service career graduate studies.
  • Udall: Only sophomores and juniors in application year, environment-related, any age.

Duration & Maximum Grant Received

  • Boren: $20,000 ($10,000 per semester, up to two semesters)
  • DAAD: Fellows receive $11,000 for up to 10 months (includes stipend, study & research subsidy, airfare and travel, health & accident insurance) and undergraduate scholars receive $10,000 for up to 10 months
  • Fulbright: $25,000 for up to one year.
  • Gates Cambridge: $84,000 for three years (covers full cost of studying and conducting research at Cambridge)
  • Goldwater: $15,000 ($7,500 per academic year)
  • Marshall: $56,000 estimated for two years ($28,000 per year, can go up to three years)
  • Mitchell: $30,000 (covers tuition and housing for a year, plus a travel stipend and $11,000 living expenses)
  • Rhodes: $28,000 per year for up to three years
  • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar: $25,000 (covers round-trip transportation, tuition, fees, room and board expenses for one academic year)
  • Soros: $26,000/ year
  • Truman: $26,000 in total ($2,000 to complete an undergraduate degree, then $12,000 per year for the first two years of graduate school)
  • Udall: $5,000 toward college tuition