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Students and recent graduates who demonstrate qualities such as academic achievement, leadership experience and a commitment to service are encouraged to explore the fellowship opportunities listed below. Some of these opportunities require applicants to be endorsed or nominated by Berry College and therefore have a campus deadline that is prior to the program deadline.

For more information about a particular fellowship, visit the program website or contact the designated campus advisor, who will guide you through the application process.

You may also be eligible to apply for awards not listed here. To find such awards, use the databases provided by the University of Illinois and the University of South Carolina.

Undergraduate OPPORTUNITIES

The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. All eligible applicants have the option to either apply for a Regional Flagship Language Initiative or select/design their own study program.

  • Award amount: up to $25,000 (up to 1 year)
  • Eligibility criteria: freshman, sophomore or junior
  • Program website: borenawards.org
  • Campus advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Davis, edavis@berry.edu
  • Program deadline: February 1, 2023

The Goldwater Scholarship Program, one of the oldest and most prestigious national scholarships in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics in the United States, seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming this nation’s next generation of research leaders in these fields.

  • Award amount: up to $7,500 per year (1-2 years)
  • Eligibility criteria: sophomore or junior; minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Program website: goldwaterscholarship.gov
  • Campus advisor: Dr. Mark Turlington, mturlington@berry.edu
  • Campus deadline: TBD
  • Program deadline: January 27, 2023

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation—the federal memorial to our thirty-third President—awards merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service.

  • Award amount: up to $30,000
  • Eligibility criteria: junior
  • Program website: truman.gov
  • Campus advisor: Dr. Coleman Fannin, cfannin@berry.edu
  • Campus deadline: TBD
  • Program deadline: February 7, 2023

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.

Graduate OPPORTUNITIES in the United States

Each year, through the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers approximately 12 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. James C. Gaither Junior Fellows work as research assistants to Carnegie’s senior scholars.

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level.

  • Award amount: up to $12,000 per year (1-2 years)
  • Eligibility criteria: senior or recent graduate
  • Program website: jamesmadison.gov
  • Campus advisor: Dr. Michael Bailey, mbailey@berry.edu
  • Program deadline: March 1, 2023

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program cultivates a diverse, multidisciplinary community of emerging leaders from around the world and guides them to collaborate, innovate, and communicate as they prepare to address the complex challenges facing society.

  • Award amount: full cost of attendance (up to 3 years)
  • Eligibility criteria: senior or recent graduate
  • Program website: knight-hennessy.stanford.edu
  • Campus advisor: Dr. Coleman Fannin, cfannin@berry.edu
  • Program deadline: October 12, 2022

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.

  • Award amount: up to $34,000 per year (3 years)
  • Eligibility criteria: senior or recent graduate
  • Program website: nsfgrfp.org
  • Campus advisor: Dr. Coleman Fannin, cfannin@berry.edu
  • Program deadlines: October 17-21, 2022

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

  • Award amount: up to $48,000 per year (2 years)
  • Eligibility criteria: senior; minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Program website: paynefellows.org
  • Campus advisor: Dr. Coleman Fannin, cfannin@berry.edu
  • Program deadline: November 4, 2022

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program is a program funded by the U.S. Department of State, administered by Howard University, that attracts and prepares outstanding young people for Foreign Service careers in the U.S. Department of State.

  • Award amount: up to $37,000 per year (2 years)
  • Eligibility criteria: senior; minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Program website: pickeringfellowship.org
  • Campus advisor: Dr. Coleman Fannin, cfannin@berry.edu
  • Program deadline: September 29, 2022

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent, and implement U.S. foreign policy.

  • Award amount: up to $37,500 per year (2 years)
  • Eligibility criteria: senior or recent graduate; minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Program website: rangelprogram.org
  • Campus advisor: Dr. Coleman Fannin, cfannin@berry.edu
  • Program deadline: September 22, 2022

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, we invest in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture, or their academic field.

  • Award amount: up to $90,000 (2 years)
  • Eligibility criteria: senior or recent graduate
  • Program website: pdsoros.org
  • Campus advisor: Dr. Coleman Fannin, cfannin@berry.edu
  • Program deadline: October 27, 2022

Graduate OPPORTUNITIES Outside the united States

The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. All eligible applicants have the option to either apply for a Regional Flagship Language Initiative or select/design their own study program.

  • Award amount: up to $25,000 (up to 1 year)
  • Eligibility criteria: senior or recent graduate
  • Program website: borenawards.org
  • Campus advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Davis, edavis@berry.edu
  • Program deadline: January 25, 2023

The Davies-Jackson Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records, who are among the first generation in their families to graduate college, to participate in a course of study at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge.

In partnership with more than 140 countries worldwide, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers unparalleled opportunities in all academic disciplines to passionate and accomplished graduating college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals from all backgrounds. Program participants pursue graduate study, conduct research, or teach English abroad.

  • Award amount: varies by country
  • Eligibility criteria: senior or recent graduate
  • Program website: us.fulbrightonline.org
  • Campus advisor: Dr. Jennifer Corry, jcorry@berry.edu
  • Campus deadline: October 1, 2022
  • Program deadline: October 11, 2022

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme was established in 2000 after the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donated $210 million to the University of Cambridge to fund an international postgraduate scholarship programme for students who are both academically outstanding and show a strong commitment to improving the lives of others.

  • Award amount: full cost of attendance (up to 4 years)
  • Eligibility criteria: senior or recent graduate
  • Program website: gatescambridge.org
  • Campus advisor: Dr. Coleman Fannin, cfannin@berry.edu
  • Program deadline: October 12, 2022

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to fifty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at a UK institution in any field of study.

  • Award amount: full cost of attendance (1-2 years)
  • Eligibility criteria: senior or recent graduate; minimum 3.7 GPA
  • Program website: marshallscholarship.org
  • Campus advisor: Dr. Coleman Fannin, cfannin@berry.edu
  • Campus deadline: TBD
  • Program deadline: September 20, 2022

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service.

The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international educational fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford.

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing that is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the future.

  • Award amount: full cost of attendance (1 year)
  • Eligibility criteria: senior or recent graduate
  • Program website: schwarzmanscholars.org
  • Campus advisor: Dr. Coleman Fannin, cfannin@berry.edu
  • Program deadline: September 20, 2022
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