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






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






 Alumni Howard Hughes International Student Offers three-year fellowships to international students to support years three, four, and five of a Ph.D. program. Eligible biomedical-related fields include biology, chemistry, physics, math, computer science, engineering, and plant biology—as well as interdisciplinary research. February






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 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






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






Juniors 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: