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Grants, Fellowships & Scholarships

The below list has been organized by broad eligibility categories. Review the details to ensure you qualify.

In addition see the specialized lists for: Architecture | Art | Engineering

  • Unrestricted or Limited Restrictions

    Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation
    Awarded to internationally renowned academics from abroad in recognition of their entire academic record to date.
    Award: €60,000 ($69,882 USD)
    Eligibility: Must be nominated

    Ella Lyman Cabot Trust
    Supports persons with charitable, religious, artistic, educational, and scientific projects that promote the good of others.
    Award: No formal limit. Range of $15,000 - $25,000 USD
    Eligibility: Visit website
    Deadline: Early April and Early November

    Gates Cambridge
    Designed to support full-time postgraduate study in any subject at the University of Cambridge for those with outstanding intellectual ability and a commitment to improving the lives of others.
    Award: Full tuition; housing stipend; travel costs; additional discretionary funds
    Eligibility: non-UK citizen; applying to eligible graduate study programs
    Deadline: October 9

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
    Designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree.
    Award: $500 - $5,000 USD
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizen, permanent resident or DACA eligible; undergraduate degree
    Deadline: February 15

    Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarships
    Enables foreign students from 110 different countries to study for 1-2 years in Japan.
    Award: Based on level of study
    Eligibility: Varies according to scholarship
    Deadline: Varies based on scholarship organizer. Contact the Japanese Embassy in your country for details.

    Knight-Hennessy Scholars
    Knight-Hennessy Scholars develops a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation.
    Award: Funding to pursue graduate study at Stanford
    Eligibility: Citizens of all countries; applying to enroll in any full-time graduate degree program(s) at Stanford
    Deadline: Visit website

    Open Society Foundations
    Awards grants, scholarships, and fellowships throughout the year to organizations and individuals who share Open Society values.
    Award: Varies
    Eligibility: Varies
    Deadline: Varies based on scholarship and fellowship

    The Schwarzman Scholars Scholarship
    Schwarzman Scholars looks to prepare young leaders to deepen understanding between China and the rest of the world. Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century.
    Award: Visit website
    Eligibility: Undergraduate degree; demonstrate strong English skills; must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age
    Deadline: Visit website

    The Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service -- FELPS
    Leadership development program for early-career public service professionals in New York City.
    Fee: $750 USD to participate in the fellowship
    Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree; employed full-time in a public service position 
    Deadline: September 12

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
    Supports immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.
    Award: Up to $90,000 USD over two years
    Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree; must be 30 or younger
    Deadline: November 1

    The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
    Offers grants that support a wide variety of projects, scholarships, and training that Rotarians are doing around the world. Explore the grant types and find one that’s right for your project.

    True Ventures’ True Entrepreneur Corps (TEC) Summer Fellowship
    For students passionate about technology and entrepreneurship.
    Award: $11,000 USD stipend
    Eligibility: Eligible work in the U.S. without sponsorship; Undergraduate; rising junior or senior
    Deadline: Visit website

  • U.S. Citizens only

    Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
    Enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad.
    Award: Based on length of study and student need
    Eligibility: US Citizen; undergraduate student; receiving Federal Pell Grant funding
    Deadline: Refer to each term for specific dates

    Boren Fellowships
    Funding for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad.
    Award: Up to $24,000 USD
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizen; in or applying to a graduate program
    Deadline: January 29

    Boren Scholarships
    Funding opportunities for U.S. students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad.
    Award: $8,000 - $20,000 USD (dependent on length of time)
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizen; undergraduate degree program
    Deadline: February 5

    British Marshall Scholarships
    Finances young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom.
    Award: University fees; cost of living; books; thesis; research and daily travel grants
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizen; bachelor’s degree
    Deadline: Early October

    Fulbright Grants
    Allows students to undertake research or advanced study for one year in a foreign country. Enrolled Cooper Union students must submit applications to the campus Fulbright advisor.
    Award: Based on host country
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizen; bachelor’s degree
    Internal Campus Deadline: Contact Career Center
    National Application Deadline: October 8

    George J. Mitchell Scholarship
    Designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland.
    Award: Full tuition; housing; monthly living stipend ($1,250 USD) for up to one year
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizen; bachelor’s degree; 18 years of age or older
    Deadline: September 27

    Harry S. Truman Scholarships
    Financial support for those preparing for a career in public service.
    Award: Tuition, room and board, books up to $1,000 and mandatory fees
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizen; junior or senior; must be nominated by university/college
    Deadline: February 4

    The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
    Funding to participants who are prepared to academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service.
    Award: Tuition, room and board, books and some travel
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizen; enrolled in master’s program; 3.2 GPA; statement of financial need
    Deadline:  September 17

    The Japan Exchange & Teaching Program (JET Program)
    Competitive employment opportunity that allows young professionals to live and work in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan.
    Award: ¥3,360,000 yearly salary ($30,879USD)
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizen; bachelor’s degree; agree to reside in Japan
    Deadline: Visit website

  • U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents or DACA

    American - Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)
    Awarded to individuals who pursue research, study, or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year.
    Award: Fellowships up to $23,000 USD & grants up to $5,000 USD
    Eligibility: U.S. citizens or permanent residents; undergraduate degree holders
    Deadline: November 1

    Ford Foundation Fellowships
    Designed to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity.
    Award: $24,000 - $45,000 USD stipend
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizen or permanent resident; committed to career in teaching and research
    Deadlines: December 17; Supplementary Materials - January 7

    Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarships and Grants
    Support American students of Polish descent for graduate studies at colleges and universities in the United States.
    Award: $1,000 - $7,000 USD
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of Polish descent; graduate student
    Deadline: January 15

    National Institute of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
    Offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds that are committed to careers in biomedical behavioral and social science health-related research.
    Award: Up to $20,000 USD
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizen or permanent resident; undergraduate student; financial need; 3.3 GPA
    Deadline: March 18

    Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA)
    Supports students in their pursuit of graduate degrees in public policy and international affairs.
    Award: Tuition; travel expenses; stipend; housing with a meal plan; books and related course materials
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizen or permanent resident; completing a master’s degree in public and/or international affairs
    Deadline: November 1

    Rhodes Scholarship
    Study toward a degree in any field at Oxford University.
    Award: Educational costs, such as tuition, laboratory and certain other fees
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizen or permanent resident; 18 but not yet 24 years of age
    Deadline: October 3

    Institute for International Education (Study Abroad Funding)
    This directory features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals.

  • Women

    Business and Professional Women’s Foundation Career Advancement Scholarship Program
    Awarded to women in their specific geographic areas. Women seeking scholarships should contact their Legacy Partners directly. Check in your local community to see if there is a BPW organization near you.

    True Ventures’ Priya Haji Fellowship
    Helps to kickstart women’s careers who are passionate about entrepreneurship in the start-up world.
    Award: $7,000 USD monthly stipend
    Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree; U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
    Deadline: Visit website

  • Native Americans & Indiginous Alaskans

    American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships and Fellowships
    Support for American Indians and Alaska natives.
    Award: Varies
    Eligibility: Pursuing higher education degree; demonstrate tribal affiliation through the submission of Tribal Eligibility Certificate, submit a financial needs form
    Deadline: July 15

    Udall Undergraduate Scholarship
    Awards scholarships for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.
    Award: Up to $7,000 USD
    Eligibility: Native Americans and Alaska Natives; college sophomores and juniors
    Deadline: Visit website

  • Alumni, Professionals, or Current PhD Students

    Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA)
    Supports students in their pursuit of graduate degrees in public policy and international affairs.
    Award: Tuition; travel expenses; stipend; housing with a meal plan; books and related course materials
    Eligibility: U.S. Citizen or permanent resident; completing a master’s degree in public and/or international affairs
    Deadline: November 1

    The Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service -- FELPS
    Leadership development program for early-career public service professionals in New York City.
    Fee: $750 USD to participate in the fellowship
    Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree; employed full-time in a public service position 
    Deadline: September 12

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.