Fellowships Requiring Institutional Endorsement

The fellowships and scholarships listed below require St. Olaf’s endorsement of the student’s application as part of the application process. Therefore, institutional pre-screening is required for these opportunities, and usually the institutional deadline will be earlier than the national deadline.  You are also encouraged to review the list of direct apply fellowships (i.e., meaning no institutional nomination is required) at Direct Apply Fellowships & Scholarships 

For information on these opportunities, make an appointment with Jason Marsh, Co-Director of External Fellowships and Scholarships. (marshj@stolaf.edu). If you are interested in the Fulbright fellowships, contact Douglas Casson, Co-Director of External Fellowships and Scholarships. (casson@stolaf.edu).

Who Can Apply?  Fellowship Description Deadline
First Years Sophomores
Juniors Seniors
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. Contact Prof. Douglas Casson. Campus deadline: TBD. National deadline:  January 27, 2021
5 pm EST.
Seniors Alumni Churchill Scholarship Funding to American students for a year of Master’s study at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College. Nov. 2, 2020
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Scholarship Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities. The $21,500 fellowships are awarded to individual minority students who demonstrate superior scholarship and show greatest promise for future achievement as scholars, researchers, and teachers in institutions of higher education. Contact the Piper Center for more information. Feb 20, 2020
5 pm EST.




Seniors
Alumni
James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program (Formally Carnegie Endowment for Int’l Peace) One year full-time position as research assistant in international affairs, globalization, nonproliferation and security in Washington, DC Nominations due Jan. 15, 2020




First-Years
Sophomores
Juniors
Seniors
Davis Projects for Peace Opportunity to receive $10,000 to implement a summer project advancing peace anywhere in the world. For more information, please contact Nate Jacobi. Student proposals due Jan. 2020




Juniors
Seniors
Alumni
George Mitchell Scholarship One year of graduate study in Ireland in any field. Contact Jason Marsh Campus deadline is September 13, 2020.  National deadline is 5:00 PM Eastern Time on September 25, 2020.




Sophomores
Juniors
Goldwater Scholarship Undergraduate scholarship support for students in mathematics, science and engineering. Please contact the department chair in your department (Natural Sciences) for more information. Contact Jason Marsh. Campus deadline – Jan. 11.

National deadline – January 29, 2021





Sophomores Graduate School Exploration Fellowships (GSEF) Funds fellowships that  provide students at ACM colleges with a robust set of mentoring, career development, and experiential research opportunities beginning in the fall of their junior year. Contact Melissa Melgar. Campus deadline – Nov, 2020




Seniors
Alumni
Fulbright Funding for a year abroad after graduation teaching English, studying and/or conducting research. Contact Prof. Douglas Casson. Campus deadline – Sept 23.
2020
National deadline – Oct. 13
2020
5pm EST




Seniors
Alumni
Fulbright Canada (STEM) One year award for post-graduate study in Canada Oct. 13
2020




Seniors
Alumni
Lilly Fellowship Funding and support for students interested in developing as theologically informed teacher-scholars with vocational commitments to the academy. Contact Jason Marsh. Nov. 10
2020




Juniors
Seniors
Alumni
Marshall Scholarship Funding for two years of graduate study in Great Britain. Contact Jason Marsh. Sept. 25 2020
(Campus deadlines may be up to a month earlier than the foundation’s deadline. Please get in touch with Jason Marsh.)




Sophomores Peace Scholars Seven-week educational experience in Oslo, Norway, deepening students’ understanding of peace, justice, democracy, and human rights. Contact Torild Homstad and Michelle Fredrickson in Tomson 382 Feb. 2021




Sophomores Phillips Scholars Students carry out a large-scale community service project during the summer after their junior year. Contact the Piper Center for more information. Jan. 2021




Juniors
Seniors
Alumni
Rhodes Scholarship Funding for two to three years of graduate study at Oxford University. Contact Jason Marsh. Oct. 7 2020
(Campus deadlines may be up to a month earlier than the foundation’s deadline. Please get in touch with Jason Marsh.)




Seniors
Alumni
Schwarzman Scholarship Funding for a one year master’s degree at the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing Sept. 22 2020

Sophomores Truman Scholarship $30,000 to support graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership. Contact Jason Marsh. February 2, 2021
(Campus deadlines may be up to a month earlier than the foundation’s deadline. Please get in touch with Jason Marsh)




Sophomores
Juniors
Udall Scholarship $7,000 to support students committed to the environment, or to Native Americans and Alaskan Native students committed to tribal public policy and Native health care. Contact Jason Marsh. Declaration of interest due Dec. 14