Other National Scholarships

The following awards do not require Pitt endorsement. Students interested in pursuing these opportunities are encouraged to seek the advice and guidance of Pitt National Scholarship advisors, but they must communicate their intent to apply as far in advance of the award deadlines as possible.  

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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Program 

Provides recent university graduates with the financial support to spend a year in Germany pursuing research-based, self-developed projects at host institutions. Projects should be of social significance; have a long-term, publicly visible impact; and be in fields such as politics, public administration, media, business, economics, society, or culture. German language knowledge is NOT required. Applicants must be a national of the United States, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, Brazil, or India. 

American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships & Grants Program

Provides funding for American students, scholars, professionals and artists for study and/or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden.

Amgen Scholars US Program

An Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at some of the nation’s leading educational institutions.

B. A. Rudolph Foundation

Offers scholarships for women seeking unpaid internships in public service and the sciences, as well as a mentorship program and networking opportunities.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowship

Funds one academic year of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia. Eligible languages are Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, and Vietnamese. Applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree and be pursuing a career that involves the regular use of a modern East or Southeast Asian language. U.S. citizenship is required.

Critical Language Scholarship for Intensive Summer Institutes

Scholarship for immersive language study abroad in one of thirteen (beginning, intermediate and advanced level) languages such as Arabic, Bangla, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish and Urdu. U.S. citizenship required.

Cultural Vistas

Offers several international programs that facilitate dialogue and the sharing of ideas and promote global understanding through the lens of career exploration, civic engagement, leadership development, and professional training.

DAAD RISE: Research Internship in Science and Engineering - There is a December 1, 2017 Pitt-internal deadline for this award. Apply here. Contact Dr. Kristine LalleyDirector, International Engineering Initiatives, for assistance with this award. 

RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. No German language skills required  (see the full range of eligibility requirements on the website).Because this award is very competitive, we suggest you begin the application process early.

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship

Funds study, language learning, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. U.S. citizenship is NOT required.

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF)

Provides support to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.

DOE Scholars Program

The DOE Scholars Program offers summer internships to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students in the fields of engineering; physical sciences; environmental sciences; computer science and information technology; physics; business; policy; program management; mathematics; statistics; safety and health; accounting and finance; law; communications; and other related areas. U.S. citizenship required.

Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program 

Provides field experience fighting hunger, poverty, social inequality, and racism through placements in community based organizations across the country, and policy experience through placements in Washington, D.C. Fellows receive a financial package and housing support during the year-long Fellowship and an end of service award upon completion. U.S. citizenship is NOT required. 

Ertegun (Mica and Ahmet) Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities

Funds graduate studies in the humanities at Oxford in a unique setting that fosters dialogue across academic disciplines, cultures, and generations. 

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Provides three years of support for individuals engaged in research-based graduate study in eligible fields leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. Applicants should be committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and be well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship Program provides five Fellows (three graduates and two undergraduates) with support to pursue an IT-related degree and launch technology careers in the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.


Provides funding to undergraduates to support them as they study abroad in East and Southeast Asia. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.

Fulbright US-UK Summer Institute

UK academic and cultural summer program for US undergraduates, with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete. US Citizenship is required.

Fund for Education Abroad

Provides scholarships of up to $10,000 to students who are underrepresented among the US study abroad population.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Graduate study at Cambridge University in all fields. Applicants must show evidence of commitment to improving the lives of others.

Gilman (Benjamin A.) International Scholarship

Funding for study abroad for students receiving a Federal Pell Grant. Priority is given to students applying to study in regions outside of Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Deadlines vary.

Glamour's Top 10 College Women Competition

Female college juniors who exhibit academic excellence, leadership experience, and involvement in campus and community affairs. US citizenship is not required.

Hertz Foundation Applied Science Foundation

Provides unique financial and graduate fellowship support to the nation’s most remarkable students in the physical, biological and engineering sciences.

Hollings (Ernest F.) Undergraduate Scholarship

Prrovides academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study during the academic year and a 10-week, full-time internship position ($700/week) during the summer at a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) facility. Students can be majoring in a wide range of fields. Applicants must be sophomores or in the third year of a five-year program. U.S. citizenship is required.

Humanity In Action

For sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates in all fields of study interested an intensive five weeks in Europe or the United States in a program focused on human rights and minority issues. US citizenship is not required. 

Huntington (Samuel) Public Service Award

$15,000 stipend for graduating seniors to pursue one year of meaningful public service anywhere in the world, before student proceeds onto graduate school or a career of public service.

Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust

$15,000 for undergraduate students in any discipline (special consideration will be given to applicants in the humanities) entering their senior year.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

Funds postbaccalaureate study in any discipline and any graduate program at Stanford University. Knight-Hennessy Scholars are future global change agents who demonstrate independent thought, purposeful leadership, and a civic mindset. Graduating seniors and recent graduates can apply up to four years after receiving their first undergraduate degree.

Madison (James) Graduate Fellowships

$24,000 to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level.

Mississippi Teacher Corps 

Two-year program that trains non-education majors to teach in high-poverty public schools in Mississippi while working on a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Mississippi. Benefits include placement in a school with full salary and benefits and a full scholarship for graduate school. U.S. citizenship is NOT required. 

Nakatani RIES Fellowship for U.S. Students

13-week summer research internship in science and engineering in Japan. RIES is open to freshman and sophomore engineering students. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

Graduate study in one of the 15 NDSEG supported disciplines in any U.S. institution. NDSEG Fellows do not incur any military or other service obligation.

National Institute of Health (NIH) Oxford Cambridge Scholars Program

Graduate students in biomedical research and/or pursuing an MD/PHD study in an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program at either Oxford or Cambridge culminating in the award of a D.Phil or Ph.D. in science.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) 

Offers scholarships and paid research training to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required. 

National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC)

Provides fellowships for students pursuing graduate studies in the physical sciences and related engineering fields. NPSC welcomes applications from all students, with emphasis on recruitment of a diverse pool of female and underrepresented minority applicants. U.S. citizenship is required. 

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)

Program provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required. Susan Finger, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, CMU presents a 90-minute information session on the NSF GRFP application, April 5, 2016. 

-NSF GRFP 2017 Information Session Presentation
-NSF GRFP Eligibility and Requirements
-NSF GRFP Checklist
-NSF GRFP Essay Prompts
-NSF GRFP Recommendation Examples

Payne (Donald M.) International Development Graduate Fellowship

Provides support for two years of graduate school for students pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need. U.S. citizenship is required.

Pickering (Thomas R.)  Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Fellowship provides academic and professional preparation for outstanding students interested in entering the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service.

Princeton In Asia

Recent college graduates obtain year-long jobs with educational institutions, businesses, media organizations, and NGOs throughout Asia.

Princetion In Latin America

Public sector young professionals and post graduates seeking full-year fellowships in development work with non-profits throughout Latin America.

Princeton In Africa

Year-long fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent for young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement.

Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program

Helps students achieve a master’s or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field. PPIA fellows participate in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI), where they are equipped with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in graduate school and in public service careers. PPIA alumni can also receive financial support for their graduate school education if they attend one of the programs in PPIA's Graduate School Consortium.

Rangel (Charles B.) International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program and Summer Enrichment Program

Funding for graduate programs in international affairs for students committed to a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Open to undergraduates with outstanding academic backgrounds and significant international experience.

Rotary Global Grants

Scholarships to fund graduate-level coursework or research in one of Rotary's areas of focus for a term of one to four academic years.

Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Defense Education Program

Scholarship covers full tuition and living expenses for academically excellent students pursuing degrees in disciplines of particular interest to the Department of Defense, with subsequent job placement in civilian laboratories upon graduation. There is also a SMART Fellowship for graduate study.

Scoville Jr. (Herbert) Peace Fellowship

Six to nine month fellowship provides the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Open to non US citizens.

Soros (Paul and Daisy) Fellowship for New Americans

Award covers 1/2 university tuition plus a $20,000/year grant for any US graduate study in the United States. Open to non US citizens.

Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) Program

Fully funded intensive Arabic language scholarship program held at the Sultan Qaboos College for Teaching Arabic Language to Non-native Speakers in Manah, Oman. Applicants must have completed four sesters of university-level Arabic coursework before embarking on the program. U.S. citizenship is required.

ThinkSwiss Scholarhips

Support U.S. undergraduate students to get a research experience or to participate in a summer school course in Switzerland.

Tillman Scholars

Supports our nation’s active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in their higher education. The scholarship covers educational expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living expenses.  

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

$10,000 and $5,000 grants are awarded to students pursuing health care-related fields.

WAVE Fellows

Supports undergraduates intent on pursuing a PhD to conduct a summer research project at the California Institute of Technology. The program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-­generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, educationally and financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required. 

Wiesel (Elie) Prize in Ethics

Undergraduate full-time juniors or seniors studying in the US receive $5000, $2500, $1500, or $500 prizes for exceptional essays that question and analyze the urgent ethical issues that confront students.

Women Techmakers Scholars Program

Women studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, or a closely related technical field and maintaining an excellent academic record.

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship 

Supports graduate studies and a year of classroom teaching experience for those who wish to become STEM teachers in high-need urban or rural secondary schools. Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend and varying tuition assistance to complete a master's program in Georgia or New Jersey, and must commit to teaching at the secondary level for three years in that same state.

Yengching Scholars

Funds an interdisciplinary master’s program in China Studies at Peking University in Beijing for young people who show promise to lead and innovate in their fields.