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Competitive Fellowships and Scholarships

Interested in applying for nationally competitive awards? Advising through the University Honors Program can help. 

Competitive Fellowships and Scholarships Advising works with all students who are applying for nationally competitive awards, such as the Fulbright Program, Rhodes Scholars and the Goldwater Scholarship.

Our staff offers information, guidance and feedback on application materials for exceptional undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni who are interested in pursuing a scholarship or fellowship. These awards and programs provide successful applicants with opportunities and funding for service, research, teaching, learning and graduate study in the United States and abroad.

Most of these awards are intended for postgraduate students. If you are interested, please make an appointment to learn more about any of these awards by filling out this short survey. Applicants are highly encouraged to contact the office early and often. Many of the awards require institutional endorsement and are due well in advance of the start date (up to a year in some cases). 

Although the support for scholarships and fellowships is located in the Honors Program office, you do not need to be a student in the Honors Program to receive this support. We provide advising to all SLU students as well as recent alumni.

Boren Fellowships

Open to seniors or graduate students, the Boren fellowship supports an overseas study proposed by the applicant. Study of a foreign language appropriate to the identified country or region must be an integral part of each application proposal. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Campus deadline: Jan. 20, 2019

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Boren Scholarships

Open to freshmen through seniors, this scholarship provides support for study abroad in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. This scholarship is for U.S. citizens with a broad interest in national security.

Campus deadline: Jan. 27, 2019

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Schwarzman   Scholars

Open to seniors or recent college graduates, this scholarship provides support for one year of graduate study in China for students focusing on International Studies, Economics, and Public Policy.

Campus deadline: September 1, 2018

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Open to seniors and recent college graduates, this fellowship provides support for one year of study, research or teaching experiences in any country where there is a Fulbright Commission. Only available for U.S. citizens.

Campus deadline: Sept. 15, 2018

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Gates-Cambridge Scholarship
Open to seniors and graduate/professional students and U.S. and non-U.S. citizens, this scholarship provides for one to four years of study leading to a degree at Cambridge University, England. All applicants must apply directly to Cambridge as a graduate student and fill out the supplemental portion of the application to the Cambridge Trusts to be considered for the fellowship.

Campus deadline
: Sept. 1, 2018

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Marshall Scholarship

Open to seniors or recent college graduates who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the United Kingdom, this scholarship supports two years of graduate school at participating universities. Must be a U.S. citizen with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.7.

Campus deadline: Sept. 1, 2018

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George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Open to seniors or recent college graduates, this scholarship provides for one year of support in graduate school in Ireland. Students should be interested in community service and working for peace. Must be under the age of 30 and a U.S. citizen.

Campus deadline: Sept. 1, 20178

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Rhodes Scholarship Trust

Open to seniors and recent college graduates, this scholarship trust provides for one to three years of graduate study at Oxford University, England.

Campus deadline: Sept. 1, 2018

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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Open to sophomores or juniors, this scholarship offers one to two years of undergraduate funding to students who demonstrate strong evidence of contributing to the technological advances of the United States. Applicants should be committed to pursuing a Ph.D. in the research fields of mathematics, sciences or engineering.

Campus deadline: Dec. 15, 2018

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Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Open to juniors who are U.S. citizens with a record of community service and a commitment to a career in public service are eligible, this scholarship provides one year of funding for students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Public service includes government, uniformed services, public interest organizations, nongovernmental research or educational organizations, public and private schools, and other public service-oriented nonprofit organizations.

Campus deadline: Dec. 15, 2018

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Morris K. Udall Scholarship

Open to sophomores and juniors, the Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.

Campus Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019

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