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.

To learn more about these opportunities, contact Dr. Jason Marsh (marshj@stolaf.edu), Co-Director of External Fellowships and Scholarships.. If you are interested in the Critical Language Scholarship, Fulbright or DAAD, contact Dr. Heather Campbell (campbelh@stolaf.edu), Co-Director of External Fellowships and Scholarships.

Who Can Apply?  Fellowship  Description  Deadline






Seniors Ameson Year in China Ameson Year in China is a program that helps college graduates expand their horizons and enhance their careers by spending an academic year teaching, studying, and making a difference in placement sites across China.  August 31, 2019

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. Click here for deadlines

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
Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program Awards graduate funding to students interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). January






First Years
Sophomores
Fulbright Summer Exchange Provides funding to travel to the UK for three, four, five, or six week academic and cultural summer program. Covers majority of participant costs – including round-trip airfare, tuition and fees of host institution, and accommodation and meals.Click here for more information and deadlines February 7, 2018
Seniors,  1st year Alumni Fannie & John Hertz Foundation Provides unique financial and fellowship support to the
nation’s most remarkable PhD students in the applied physical, biological, and
engineering sciences. The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not
need) and consists of cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support
stipend.
Fall 2019






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






Seniors
Alumni under 30 years of age
Global Health Corps GHC provides domestic and international opportunities in global health equity for young professionals from diverse backgrounds.  January






Seniors Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowships Fellows receive a salary and an opportunity to work with an organization in Washington, D.C. related to peace and security. January (for fall)

Sophomores
Juniors
Seniors
Alumni
Humanity In Action
Humanity in Action (John Lewis Fellowship) funds a summer program that brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.
 Early January






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 1
Seniors
Alumni
Knight-Hennessy Scholarship Up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford University. October 9, 2019, at 1:00pm Pacific Time






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
Dependent upon type of scholarship MEXT Scholarships Monbukagakusho (MEXT), the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology offers four different scholarships for non-Japanese nationals wishing to study in Japan. April-May






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
Juniors PPIA An
intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for
graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy
professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.
November 1
1st year, soph., Junior, Senior Project Global Officer Project GO provides fully funded scholarships to ROTC students to participate
in critical language study programs domestically and overseas.
Summer study abroadprograms: Jan 18, 2019Summer domestic programs: Feb 22, 2019






First Years
Sophomores
Juniors
Rand Scholarship $5,000 to an Ole to conduct research focusing on some aspect of Norwegian life. April
Juniors, Seniors, Recent Grads Pickering Fellowship The Fellowship identifies and attracts, based onfinancial need, outstanding students who represent racial, ethnic, gender, social
and geographic diversity and prepares them academically and professionally for
a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service by providing financial
support, mentoring and professional development.
Mid January

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 February






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

Seniors
Alumni

Rotary Global Grant Funding for a one-year scholarship for graduate students in international studies, peace studies and conflict resolution  April







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:

Search Engines for Fellowships

  • Yale – Searchable database for domestic and international fellowships.
  • Stanford – Searchable database for domestic and international Fellowships, Internships & Service opportunities.
  • Open Society Foundation – Searchable database for fellowships related primarily to issues of lasting social change.
  • Cornell University Fellowships Database – Searchable database of fellowships, including groupings by demographic and citizenship.
  • Michigan State – Searchable database of fellowships opportunities open to International students.
  • Pomona College – Database of Fellowships, Internships & Service opportunities grouped by class year.
  • Rochester Fellowships/Awards Database – Searchable database of fellowships grouped by dollar value and career level as well as several other advanced search functions.
  • United Kingdom Fellowships Page – Searchable database of fellowships to study in the United Kingdom provided by the British Council.