Direct Apply Fellowships

The list below represents those fellowships to which an applicant can apply directly without institutional endorsement. For a list of those requiring St. Olaf endorsements, see Fellowships Requiring Institutional Endorsement

Eligibility  Fellowship  Description  Deadline






Seniors
Alumni
Boren Fellowship Graduate education funding focusing
on geographic areas, languages,
and fields of study deemed critical
to the well-being of the U.S.
January






Sophomores
Juniors
Boren Scholarship Funding for study abroad opportunities
in areas of the world that promote
language development in exchange for
applicant’s commitment to work in
the federal government.
February






First Years
Sophomores
Juniors
Seniors
Alumni
Critical Language Scholarship Scholarship to attend State Dpt.-administered overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical-need foreign languages.  Early November

Sophomores
Juniors
DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship Offers support for undergraduate students to study abroad in Germany and at German universities. January

Seniors Davies-Jackson Scholarship Offers a two-year B.A. program at St. John’s College (University of Cambridge, UK) for first generation students November






Seniors
Alumni
Gates-Cambridge Scholarship Post-Graduate degree fully funded in any subject available at the University of Cambridge (UK) October






Sophomores
Juniors
Howard Hughes Medical Research

Medical Research Fellows Program aims to strengthen and expand the nation’s pool of physician-scientists, dentist-scientists, and veterinarian-scientists.

January






Seniors
Alumni
James Madison Fellowship Program

Graduate school funding for teachers of American history, American government, or social studies

March






Seniors
Alumni
Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellowship A national “Rhodes Scholarship” for teaching, this award seeks outstanding recent college graduates and career-changers who agree to a three-year commitment to work in high-need secondary schools. October






Sophomores
Juniors
National Science Foundation Research grants and opportunities in Natural Sciences and Mathematics at St. Olaf  Varies






Seniors
Alumni
NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program Funding for graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees  Late October/Early November






Seniors NCAA Graduate school funding for student-athletes Varies






Seniors
Alumni
Paul and Daisy Soros Funding for up to two years of graduate study for students who meet the definition of a New American November






Sophomores

Juniors

Seniors

Alumni

Rangel International Affairs  Funding for an internship on Capitol Hill and toward a two-year master’s degree any area of relevance to the Foreign Ser­vice.  January






Seniors Rimbach Scholarship Teaching English at the Martin Luther Schule located in Rimbach, Germany December






Alumni Robert Bosch Foundation Comprehensive professional development program in Germany November






Seniors
Alumni
Rockefeller Brothers Fund Funding for initial licensure and graduate degree for aspiring K-12 teachers of color TBA






Seniors
Alumni
TAPIF Teaching Assistant Program in France offers the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. January






Juniors
Seniors
Alumni
Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs For outstanding students who plan to enroll in two-year master’s degree programs in public policy, international affairs, and public administration. January (Undergraduate); February (Graduate)






Sophomores
Juniors
Seniors
Vann Fellowship for Biomedical Ethics (Mayo Clinic) Funding for a minimum of 8 weeks and up to 10 weeks at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for research related to biomedical ethics January






Seniors
Alumni
Woodrow Wilson Offers support for Fellows to complete master’s degree programs in education. Fellows teach for at least three years in an urban or rural school district. Various Programs – see website fore more details






 

The following links provide further Direct Apply opportunities: