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Directory of Scholarships and Fellowships

There are innumerable national scholarships and fellowships available to undergraduates.  Take time to explore our directory and the recommended links below to discover if there is one that is matches your qualifications and your future plans.  To ensure that you are eligible, check the programs’ websites for applicant requirements and read information about previous recipients, particularly the average GPAs.  If you are then interested in applying for a national scholarship, please contact the URGO office and we can help you determine which programs are a good fit and work with you on your application.

Please note that these applications are a large time investment; you should start the process, and contact the URGO office (urgo@augsburg.edu) months in advance of the national deadline.  If the scholarship requires an institutional endorsement or on-campus interview, you must meet the eligibility criteria listed below and turn in your application to the URGO office at least 1 month prior to the national deadline in order to be considered.  Endorsements will be decided by Augsburg’s Prestigious Awards Committee.  Remember: These are advertised to people all over the country, so most of them are extremely competitive and require numerous rounds of application revisions.  Be aware that many of the national programs require an internal application that is processed through the URGO office, so please contact us to discuss the application process in detail.


Where to start?

If you are not sure what kind of scholarship you are interested in, we recommend first exploring these popular opportunities:

Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA)

  • APSIA’s website is home to a filterable list of fellowships and scholarships
  • Students can sort for ways to fund research, study abroad, graduate school, and other opportunities

Boren Awards

  • Up to $20,000 scholarships to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East
  • Boren also offers scholarships to fund a summer abroad for STEM students. Contact Dixie Shafer (urgo@augsburg.edu) or Andrea Dvorak (dvorak@augsburg.edu) for more information
  • You can also find information on the study abroad/study away website

Charles B. Rangel Summer Enrichment Program

  • A six-week summer program designed to provide US undergraduates with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers
  • This program strongly encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need
  • Augsburg Deadline: 1 month prior to national deadline

Clinton Global Initiative University

  • The Clinton Global Initiative University is looking for higher education student leaders who are committed to take action in their community to address a pressing challenge
  • We are looking for undergraduate and graduate students across the world who are motivated to make a positive change in the areas of education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health
  • Students accepted into CGI U will participate in a year-round program that includes access to: high-touch mentorship; a social impact curriculum; funding streams; and student engagement events, including the CGI U 2021 virtual annual meeting hosted by Howard University
  • Augsburg Deadline: 1 month prior to national deadline

Critical Language Scholarship Program

  • Eight to ten-week intensive language study program abroad
  • Most CLS language programs do not require previous study of the language and participants will earn one year of language credit
  • Augsburg Deadline: 1 month prior to national deadline

Critical Language Scholarship Spark

  • Study Arabic, Chinese, or Russian through hands on through an 11 week virtual language program
  • Stipend of $300, fully paid instruction, and earn language credit
  • Applications due May 26, 2022

Foreign Affairs Information Technology

  • Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship offers $87,000 in academic funding over two years
  • Summer internships with stipends and professional development and mentorship
  • Upon successful completion, fellows receive an appointment in the Foreign Service as Information Management Specialists

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

  • Three or four week academic program at a highly regarded UK University
  • Applicants must have two years of undergraduate study remaining and a GPA of 3.7 or higher to be eligible
  • Augsburg Deadline: 1 month prior to national deadline

Fulbright Student Program

  • Funds recent college graduates to travel to another country for a year for:
    • English Teaching Assistantship
    • Graduate study
    • Research project

Luce Scholars Program

  • The Luce Scholars Program offers early career leaders immersive, professional experiences in Asia. The Program aims to forge stronger, more informed, more compassionate relationships across geographic borders by creating opportunities for young Americans across diverse sectors and interests to deepen their ties and understanding of the countries, cultures, and people of Asia.

  • The Luce Scholar Year is a thirteen-month commitment beginning with the orientation in mid-June through the wrap-up meeting in late-July of the following year.
  • After a week-long orientation designed to build community and prepare for a year of living and working in Asia, Luce Scholars spend July and August engaging in intensive language training in their respective placement countries. Language study is a program requirement and is funded by the Luce Foundation.
  • Individually tailored professional placements begin in early September and are arranged for each Scholar based on their professional interest, background, and qualifications.

Marshall Scholarship

  • One to two-year scholarship to pursue a graduate degree in the UK.
  • Open to United States citizens who hold a degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States
  • Minimum GPA of 3.7
  • Deadline: September 20th, 2022

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

  • Three-year fellowships to fund graduate study in a science, mathematics, or engineering
  • Augsburg Deadline: 1 month prior to national deadline

PPIA Junior Summer Institute

  • The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting increased diversity in graduate studies in public policy and international affairs
  • The PPIA Junior Summer Institute (JSI) is a fully-funded graduate level preparation program for undergraduate juniors committed to public service careers
  • Students selected for the JSI will study over the summer on one of their participating universities: Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University, University of California Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, or University of Washington
  • Check out PPIA’s Student Resource Center for other opportunities
  • Augsburg Deadline: 1 month prior to national deadline

Princeton in Asia (PiA)

  • PiA is an independent non-profit organization affiliated with and located on-campus at Princeton University
  • PiA fosters mutual appreciation and cross-cultural understanding between the United States and Asia through immersive work fellowships in host organizations and communities
  • PiA applicants are generally college seniors or recent college graduates
  • PiA arranges fellowships and internships with Asian host organizations that contribute to important global issues at the local level: education, public health, environmental sustainability, access to information/media, economic development and social justice

Quad Fellowship

  • Quad offers a fellowship for graduating STEM majors
  • Fellows can receive up to $75,000 for tuition, books, etc;
  • Quad Fellows will participate in organized programming, including learning sessions, guest speakers, and receive advice on navigating the university application process
  • Beginning in August with a multi-day residential experience in Australia, India, or Japan, Quad Fellows will have access to programming with the greatest minds in STEM, government, and society, a tailored mentorship program, and opportunities to participate in individual or small-group experiences or projects focused on Quad country priority focus areas
  • This is a highly competitive fellowship; In it’s first year, a little over 3% of applicants were awarded the fellowship.

Rotary Global Grant

  • Rotary District 5950 in Minnesota offers an incredible educational opportunity for the 2023-24 academic year: up to $30,000 for a Master’s degree at a foreign university in a major related to one of the Rotary Areas of Focus that would enhance your career.
  • We are looking for quality candidates to apply for this extraordinary scholarship. The application deadline is October 15, 2022.
  • Rotary’s Areas of focus are Peace and Conflict Resolution, Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health, Education and Basic Literacy, Economic and Community Development, Disease Prevention and Treatment, and Environment.

Samvid Scholars

  • New scholarship program established in 2021 built to empower future leaders and changemakers
  • Scholars receive up to $50K each year for two years for tuition and fees in graduate programs, scholars will also receive two years of programming focused in leadership, mentorship, and collaboration
  • Samvid scholars must be pursuing a full-time 2+ year graduate program, be a first-year graduate student, GPA of 3.5 or higher, US citizen or DACA

Truman Scholarship

  • Up to $30,000 grants to fund graduate or professional study in the U.S. or Abroad in preparation for careers in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher is considered competitive
  • Augsburg Deadline: 1 month prior to national deadline

Udall Scholarship

  • Up to $7,000 scholarships for:
    • Those who are college sophomores and juniors who study the environment and related fields
    • Native American and Alaska Native students who are in fields related to health care or tribal public policy
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to be eligible
  • Augsburg Deadline: 1 month prior to national deadline

Voyager Scholarship

  • Students will receive up to $25,000 per year in “last dollar” financial aid for their junior and senior years of college. This financial aid should alleviate the burden of college debt so that students can afford to pursue a career in public service.
  • Students will receive a $10,000 stipend and free Airbnb housing to pursue a summer work-travel experience between their junior and senior year of college.
  • Students will be invited each fall to an annual summit to help define and inspire their public service journey.
  • Students receive a 10-year travel stipend, totaling $20,000

William D. Clarke, Sr. Diplomatic Security Fellowship

  • A two-year graduate fellowship program that leads to a career in the Foreign Service as a Diplomatic Security Special Agent
  • Up to $24,000 annually for tuition for a two-year, full-time master’s degree program.
  • Up to $18,000 annually during the two years of graduate study for room and board, books/laboratory fees, and other academic expenses, and travel between your residence and graduate school.
  • Two summer practicums (with stipends, housing, and travel allowances): one at a U.S. Department of State office in Washington, D.C., and one overseas at a U. S. embassy or consulate.
  • Personalized mentoring and professional development opportunities throughout the program.
  • An appointment as a Foreign Service DSS Special Agent upon successful completion of the fellowship program and Foreign Service entry requirements.

Our Fellowships Database includes many, many more fellowships and gap year ideas. Find opportunities that you are eligible for by selecting the tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet that matches your year in school (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior).

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Years Augsburg has been named Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Scholars:

 

  2020-2021

  2017-2018

  2013-2014

  2010-2011

  2009-2010

  2008-2009