The Emmanuel College Fellowship Committee encourages and assists students as they apply for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships including the Fulbright, Truman, Rhodes, Marshall, Boren and Goldwater scholarships. These fellowships finance opportunities to study, teach, research and/or travel abroad.

Below is a partial list of scholarship and fellowship opportunities. These are nationally competitive awards and require a great deal of preparation. Students should check the website for requirements and level of competitiveness, discuss their eligibility and potential with their Academic Advisors and then contact the Prof. Laurie Johnston, Emmanuel's Director of Fellowships.

Below are a few study abroad scholarship opportunities. There are numerous possibilities, many directly through the program you study abroad with. Don't let finances keep you from studying abroad. Also consult:

Boren Awards for International Study

  • Scholarship Deadline: early February
  • Undergraduate scholarships up to $20,000 to study abroad outside western Europe, Canada, Australia or New Zealand
  • Must study a language while abroad
  • Must be willing to work for the federal government upon graduation

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

  • Deadline for Fall study abroad: early March; Deadline for Spring or summer study abroad: early October 
  • Undergraduate scholarships of up to $5,000 to study abroad + possible $3,000 critical need language supplement (Ex. Arabic, Chinese, Turkic, Persian, Indic, Korean, Russian)
  • Must be receiving a Pell Grant
  • Must be accepted to a study abroad program for credit and spend at least 4 weeks in one country, either during a semester or summer
  • Winners also receive non-compete eligibility for employment with the US government

Bridging Scholarships: Study Abroad in Japan

  • Deadline for fall study abroad: April; Deadline for spring study abroad: October
  • $2500 for a semester to study in Japan; $4000 for a full academic year
  • All majors are welcome; Japanese language study is not a prerequisite.

Fund for Education Abroad

  • Deadline: mid-September for spring study abroad; February for fall study abroad
  • $5000 for study abroad programs at least 4 weeks long
  • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents with financial need

Killam Fellowship

  • Deadline: January 31
  • $5,000 to study for 1 semester in Canada
  • U.S. citizens with superior academic record are eligible

Critical Language Scholarship Program, US Dept. of State

  • Deadline: Mid-November
  • Full funding for in-country summer Language Study in: Arabic, Persian, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu, Chinese, Japanese, Russian
  • US citizen, undergrad or grad student
  • Participants must plan to continue studying the language after the program concludes

Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program (on hold due to COVID)

  • Deadline: February-March
  • Full funding for 8 weeks of summer study in Taiwan
  • Includes study of Chinese; no previous language study required

British Marshall Scholarship

  • Deadline: early September
  • Full funding for 2 years of graduate study in the United Kingdom at one of many universities listed.
  • Any field
  • U.S. citizen, minimum GPA 3.7

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

  • Deadline: December
  • Graduate fellowships for study in a PhD program
  • $20,000/year for up to 3 years
  • Any field
  • Senior
  • Member of underrepresented group; U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or DACA recipient

Fulbright Program for U.S. Students

  • Deadline: mid-September
  • Full funding to spend an academic year teaching English, conducting research, getting a master's degree, or doing a project in the arts
  • Any field
  • Senior or Recent Graduate, U.S. citizen
  • Many Emmanuel students have won Fulbrights!

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

  • Deadline: September
  • Full funding for graduate study at Cambridge University
  • Any field, must have superior academic achievement
  • Senior or recent Graduate

George J. Mitchell Scholarship

  • Deadline: September
  • Full funding for a master's degree at any university in Ireland or Northern Ireland
  • Any field, must have superior academic achievement and leadership experience
  • Senior or recent graduate

Rhodes Scholarships

  • Deadline: September
  • Full funding for graduate study at Oxford University
  • Any field, must have superior academic achievement and leadership experience
  • Senior or recent Graduate

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

  • Deadline: November 1 
  • Grants for up to 2 years of graduate study in the U.S.
  • Half tuition plus $20,000
  • Any field
  • Senior or recent graduate
  • Resident Alien, a naturalized U.S. citizen or child of 2 parents who are both naturalized citizens

UK Fulbright Summer Institutes

  • Deadline: late January
  • Full funding for 3-6 week summer programs in the UK
  • First or second year students with at least a 3.7 GPA
  • Outstanding academics and extracurricular activities

Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace Investing in the Study of Critical Languages

  • Deadline: December 
  • Full cost of summer language study - grant covers tuition, room & board at the Middlebury summer Language Schools
  • Completed one year of college level study

Humanity in Action Fellowship Program

  • Deadline: January
  • Funding to participate in a 3 week seminar on human rights in either Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, or Warsaw
  • Any major; interest in human rights, minority groups, & discrimination
  • Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent grads
  • Must have been involved in activism

Critical Language Scholarship Program, US Dept. of State

  • Deadline: November
  • Full funding for in-country summer Language Study in: Arabic, Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate or advanced level; Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu: Beginning, intermediate or advanced level; Chinese, Japanese, Russian: Intermediate or advanced level. 
  • Any Undergrad or grad
  • US citizen
  • Participants must plan to continue studying the language after the program concludes

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program Summer Enrichment Program

  • Deadline: February
  • Six-week summer program in international affairs in DC
  • All expenses paid plus $3200 stipend
  • Full-time undergraduate students, sophomore or higher
  • GPA 3.2 or higher, U.S. citizen

See the math/science section for summer opportunities for STEM students

Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

  • Deadline: January 14 
  • Fellows receive a living allowance, free housing, and health insurance while working with field placements related to hunger and poverty around the country and in policy organizations in DC

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Fellowships

  • Deadline: January

  • Paid fellowship opportunity in Washington DC, working as a Research assistant on Carnegie Endowment projects
  • Field: Political and Social Issues
  • Must be a graduating senior, eligible to work in the US
  • Emmanuel Contact: vamvakpe [at] (Dr. Petros Vamvakas)

James Madison Graduate Fellowships

  • Deadline: March 1 
  • $24,000 towards a Master's degree in American history, government political science, with focus on the constitution
  • Must plan to become a teacher of American History, Government or Social Studies, in grades 7-12
  • Senior or recent graduate; U.S. citizen
  • Must attend 4 week summer institute
  • Obligation to teach for at least one year for each year of the fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

  • Deadline: January
  • 9-month fellowship of $3,500/mo. in D.C. as a junior staff member in a non-government organization
  • Any field, but need some background in peace and security issues
  • Graduating senior, US citizen
  • Emmanuel Contact: vamvakpe [at] (Dr. Petros Vamvakas)

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

  • Deadline: February 1
  • Scholarship of up to $30,000 to use for grad school (not necessarily right away)
  • Must plan to go into Public Service Field such as Government, Education, Non-profits, Advocacy
  • Junior or third-year senior, U.S. citizen
  • Active in student government and/or community service, political activities

Woodrow Wilson: Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program Fellowship

  • Deadline: September
  • Fellowship of $42,000 per year for a two-year masters in Public Policy, International Affairs, Public Administration
  • Must intend to join the U.S. Foreign Service
  • Graduating senior, U.S. citizen

Coro Public Affairs Fellowship

  • Deadline: January
  • Intensive 9-month study and internship program in one of 5 cities; earn credit towards a Masters in public policy or MSW.
  • Monthly stipend provided to those with need
  • Field: Public Affairs and public service broadly defined
  • Senior or graduate of any age
  • Demonstrated leadership; interest in public affairs
  • US citizenship not required

USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program

  • Deadline: January
  • UP to $90,000 over two years toward a master's degree related to international development
  • Must intend to work for the USAID
  • Senior or Graduate; US citizen

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

  • Deadline: January
  • $7,500/year for tuition, fees, books, room & board for a max of 2 years
  • Field: Mathematics, Natural Sciences or Engineering
  • Sophomore or Junior
  • Requires research experience and a high GPA; must intend to get a Ph.D.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident   
  • Emmanuel Contact: allenb [at] (Dr. Benjamin Allen)

National Science Foundation Fellowships

  • DeadlineNovember
  • Graduate fellowships of $30,000/year for Ph.D. students in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Senior or Graduate, US citizen, High GPA, GREs
  • Emmanuel Contact: seshana [at] (Dr. Anu Seshan)

Janet H. and C. Harry Knowles Foundation Science teaching fellowship

  • Deadline: January
  • 5-year stipend and professional development for new teachers of math and science
  • Senior or recent grad
  • Bachelor's degree in mathematics or science and must plan to earn teaching license

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: January
  • Up to $9500 per school year for up to two years, plus a paid summer internship including housing
  • Field: Science, Mathematics, Environment
  • Sophomore or Junior, US citizen

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergrads

  • Stipend of approx. $7500, plus travel & free housing to do summer research in the sciences at one of many universities around the US
  • Freshmen, Sophomore, or Junior, majoring in math or sciences;
  • Deadlines vary (Jan-Feb), must apply to a specific site at a university
  • Emmanuel Contact: seshana [at] (Dr. Anu Seshan)

CURE (Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences) - Dana Farber

  • Deadline: February
  • 10-week summer research & mentoring program on cancer for students focused on biosciences
  • Priority to under-represented groups, first generation college students, and financially disadvantaged students
  • US citizen OR permanent resident

NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research

  • Deadline: February
  • Monthly stipend of $2,000 provided for summer research and seminar program at NIH facilities for 8 weeks      
  • Field: Biology, Chemistry
  • Current undergrad or graduating senior
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP)

  • Deadline: January

  • Weekly stipend, travel and housing for 9 week program
  • Field: Physical or biological sciences, including neuroscience
  • Sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident; African American, Mexican American, Native American or Puerto Rican
  • B average or better (3.5 or higher)

Harvard Medical School, Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program

  • Deadline: February 
  • Provides weekly stipend, travel and housing for 10 week program
  • Field: Biological or biomedical research sciences
  • Current undergraduates; under-represented minority groups

Harvard Medical School Four Directions Summer Research Program

  • Deadline: February
  • 8 week program pursuing graduate studies in medicine (either MD or PhD programs)
  • Field: All disciplines, but must have interest in Native American health
  • Undergraduates; Must have completed one introductory science course

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Summer Student Fellowship

  • Deadline: February
  • 10-12 week program with stipend, housing provided, travel support offered
  • Any fields of science or engineering including but not limited to the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, oceanography, and marine policy
  • Members of groups underrepresented in ocean science and engineering are encouraged to apply
  • Undergraduate students who will have completed their junior year at colleges or universities by the start of the fellowship period.

The American Physiological Society: Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

  • Deadline: February
  • $4,000.00 Stipend for 10 week program
  • Field: Biological or biochemical research
  • 3.0 GPA, full-time undergraduate students    
  • Emmanuel Contact: seshana [at] (Dr. Anu Seshan)

American Heart Association Summer Student Fellowship Research Program

  • Deadline: January
  • $4,000 stipend for the summer research 10 week program various locations,
  • Undergraduates enrolled in a four-year program and first-year medical or graduate students in the U.S.A.
  • Emmanuel Contact: seshana [at] (Dr. Anu Seshan)

Research Internships for Science & Engineering (RISE) in Germany (DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service)

  • Stipend, German rail pass, health & other insurance
  • Summer research internship with PhD student in Germany
  • Field: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science & Engineering
  • Sophomore or Junior
  • Deadline: Jan. 31
  • Passport; Apply to individual research project & PhD student. Internship begins May 15 with meeting in Hiedelberg
  • Emmanuel Contact: johnsla [at] (Dr. Laurie Johnston)

Pasteur Foundation, Undergraduate Internships

  • Summer internship program for biomedical research at the Institut Pasteur in Paris
  • Field: Biosciences and Biomedical Research
  • Deadline: December 21
  • Undergraduates who have completed three full years of college course work with excellent academic records
  • Emmanuel Contact: johnsla [at] (Dr. Laurie Johnston)

STARS (Summer Training in Academic Research and Scholarship) Program

  • Eight-week mentored summer program at Brigham & Women's hospital.
  • Must be member of an underrepresented minority group (African-American, Alaskan/Hawaiian Native, Hispanic, or Native American)
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Undergraduate junior or senior, or first-year medical student
  • Deadline: Jan. 27