Office of Fellowships
Fellowship Opportunities

International Students

  • Undergraduate Study

    • American Architectural Foundation and Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation Traveling Fellowship: These scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen who plan to study architecture at a NAAB-accredited program. Scholarship amounts range between $500 and $2,500 and are determined by evaluation of financial need information provided by the student and the school.
    • American Nuclear Society (ANS) Graduate Scholarships: A series of scholarships (ranging from $1,000- $5000) to help students complete their post-high school education and prepare for careers in nuclear science and technology.
    • Armenian Students' Association Scholarship: Full-time students of Armenian ancestry are eligible to apply for scholarships of $500 to $1,500 per year. Applicants should be able to demonstrate financial need and good academic performance.
    • Asian Cultural Council: Individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, students, and specialists from Asia for study, research, travel, and creative work in the United States.
    • Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development Fellowship: Awarded on a competitive basis to students who have a sincere interest in international agriculture and rural development issues and their solutions. These scholarships are intended to enhance the students' understanding and appreciation of issues and opportunities in international agriculture and rural development.
    • Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics: Essay contest for full-time juniors or seniors. Requires a faculty advisor. Prizes range from $500 - $5,000
    • Eurasian Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD): Fellowships to first-, second-, and third-year undergraduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Supports one year of non-degree undergraduate study in the United States in particular fields, such as accounting, agriculture, business, computer science, criminal justice, economics, education, environmental management, international relations, journalism, law, political science, psychology, and sociology
    • Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program: $3,000 award for 100 outstanding second year college students of any field of study at participating institutions. Must demonstrate competency in spoken and written English 
    • Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships: Community college students who are sophomores or recent alumni. Open to all fields of study at any accredited university in the US or abroad. Meant to enable community college students to transfer to a 4-year institution in order to complete a bachelor's degree. Award is up to $30,000 per year for an average of 2.5 years
    • John Bayliss Radio Scholarship: $5,000 scholarships for juniors and seniors majoring in Broadcast Communications. Although financial need is a consideration, students of merit with an extensive history of radio-related activities are given preference
    • National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Scholarships: Student members of NABJ, foreign or American born, currently attending or entering an accredited four-year college/university in the U.S. or those who are candidates for graduate school are eligible for up to $25,000 per year

     Arts & Humanities 

    • Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship: Individuals interested in artistic and technical production, arts administration and community engagement. Fellowship provides a modest stipend and is intended to increase participation of people of color in the arts
    • Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship Program: Short-term fellowship program supporting bibliographical inquiry as well as research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history, providing a stipend of $2,000 per month for up to two months
    • BMI Student Awards: A series of scholarships for various music and art related fellowships and awards. Some geographical restrictions may apply
    • Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award: Graduating seniors or recent alumni. Open to students in the performing arts, visual arts, and creative writing to pursue a graduate degree at any accredited university in the US or abroad. Award is up to $50,000 per year for up to 3 years
    • Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship: Annual fellowship ($7,500; $15,000; or an alternate award of $1,000) for advanced study of Fine Arts to enhance professional standing or to finance a special project. Preference for candidates under 25 years
    • Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships: Undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in the fine or commercial arts, design or architecture. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be in possession of a Green Card

     Social Sciences 

    • Albright Institute Fellowships: A grant of up to $325,000 in fellowships and awards to 32 recipients who will live at the Albright Institute and study a specific field in archaeology
    • Echoing Green Foundation Fellowships: Provides seed funding and support to more than 450 social entrepreneurs with bold ideas for social change in order to launch groundbreaking organizations around the world. A stipend of $60,000 for individuals ($90,000 for 2-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years. Must demonstrate sufficient English fluency to participate in interviews and Echoing Green events
    • Humane Studies Fellowships: For undergraduate and graduate students interested in the classical liberal/libertarian tradition of individual rights and market economies. More than 100 fellowships from $2,000 to $15,000 are awarded annually
    • Inter American Press Association (IAPA) Scholarship: For young journalists and journalism school graduates from Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean. Journalists or journalism school seniors or graduates between 21 and 35 years of age. U.S. and Canadian Scholars will receive US $20,000 for the duration of their stay abroad 
    • International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF): Up to 50 fellowships to support social scientists and humanists conducting dissertation field research in all areas and regions of the world. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $18,750
    • John Kenneth Galbraith Policy Fellowship Program: For recent college graduates and graduate students. Fellows are selected from a national pool of applicants and must demonstrate strong research/writing skills, community service, a commitment to liberal ideals, and plans for future study or a career in public policy or economics

    Science & Engineering


    • Belgian American Education Fund, Inc.: Offers fellowships for study and research in the United States. In addition to the amounts indicated, BAEF also pays for health insurance at the US institution. Fellows are expected to stay in the USA for a full academic year at a US institution or for a full year to do research institution
    • Finlandia Foundation National Trust Scholarship: Scholarships are available for full-time undergraduate and graduate students of all academic disciplines enrolled in accredited post-secondary schools in the United States and Finland. Candidates must have achieved sophomore or higher status prior to receiving the award and must have maintained a 3.0 GPA
    • Gates Cambridge Scholarships: Applicants may be citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom. One to three years of study in any discipline at Cambridge University. Candidates apply directly through Cambridge
    • Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowships: For college graduates to serve 6 - 9 months with a participating organization of their choice in Washington DC while receiving a stipend. Prospective Fellows are expected to demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable
    • King Faisal Foundation Scholarship: Funding opportunity up to three years for Muslim students in Medicine, Engineering, and sciences (Physics, Chemistry, and Geology). For study at an accredited European or North American university
    • The Li Foundation, Inc. Student Scholar Grants: For graduate students from China (including Taiwan) to study international affairs in the U.S. for one to two years. Scholars must be nominated by an approved Chinese educational or U.S. educational or research institution. Grant provides funds to cover cost of living, professional expenses, and return transportation to China
    • Nelson Mandela Scholarships: Up to 14 scholarships offered for disadvantaged South African students to pursue post graduate study in the United Kingdom
    • Open Society Institute (OSI) Global Supplementary Grant Program: Supplementary grants to students from select countries of Eastern and Central Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia. Purpose is to enable qualified students to pursue doctoral studies in the humanities and social sciences at accredited universities in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle/Near East, and North America
    • South East Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) Tuition Fellowships: Tuition Scholarships awarded are partial reductions of the program fees, lowering the cost of tuition to $1400-1800. SEASSI offers course instruction in Burmese, Hmong, Javanese, Indonesian, Khmer, Lao, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese
    • South Pacific and East Timor Scholarship Programs: The East-West Center offers a wide variety of both short- and long-term programs for individuals. Academic scholarships and fellowships as well as educational exchange and professional development programs are available


    • Phillips Exeter Academy Fellowships & Internships: Six to eight recent college graduates join Phillip Exeter's faculty as teaching interns. Aims to encourage talented young men and women to become secondary school teachers and to help prepare them for such a career. For these positions at least a bachelor's degree is required in the specific, advertised field or a related field

    Graduate & Doctoral Study

    • Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship Program: Full scholarships for one to two years for citizens of ADB's developing member countries pursuing postgraduate studies in development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region
    • Davis-Putter Scholarships: Need-based grants (up to $6,000) to undergraduate or graduate students actively working for peace and justice on campus and/or in the community
    • Edmund S. Muskie Ph.D. Fellowship: Three hundred fellowships for doctoral-level programs in business administration, economics, public administration, and public policy. Fellowships are awarded to young and mid-career individuals who are citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan.
    • Eploration Fund of the Explorers Club: $500- 1500 grants in support of exploration and field research. Funds given primarily to graduate students
    • Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award: For advanced doctoral students whose dissertation proposal has been accepted. Focus on high-achieving, low-income students to enable their better understanding of their educational pathways and experiences and enable parents, policymakers, and practitioners to better support such students in achieving their full potential. One-time award of up to $25,000, which may be used for a period of 9 to 18 months
    • Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies: A two-year program intended to help Japanese nationals obtaining Ph.D. degrees in macroeconomics and preparing them to work as economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). JISP covers all reasonable expenses for two years of graduate study
    • National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Scholarships: Student members of NABJ, foreign or American born, currently attending or entering an accredited four-year college/university in the U.S. or those who are candidates for graduate school are eligible for up to $25,000 per year
    • Onassis Foundation Scholarships: Offers scholarships for Greek graduate for postgraduate and doctoral studies outside of Greece. Offers research grants and educational scholarships in the Humanistic Sciences, Political Science, Law and Economics, Architecture, Fine Arts, Music, Dance, Theatre, Photography, Cinema
    • Organization of American States Scholarships: For graduate study or research in any field except medical sciences or introductory language study. Studies may be carried out by on-site or by distance education or a combination of both, and must always be undertaken on a full-time basis. The scholarship is awarded for a minimum period of one academic year and a maximum of two academic years
    • Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship: Supports doctoral dissertations that explore the sources and nature of international conflict, and strategies to prevent or end conflict and to sustain peace. Citizens of all countries are eligible, but must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States
    • Smithsonian Fellowships: Unless noted otherwise, all Smithsonian fellowships (graduate, pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, senior) opportunities are open to non-US citizens. Applicants are evaluated on their academic standing, scholarly qualifications, experiences, the quality of the research project or study proposed and its suitability to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and programs
    • UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers' Fellowship Programme Fellowships: Young researchers with advanced degrees (M.A., M.Sc. or equivalent) from developing countries majoring in one of our areas: environment, intercultural dialogue, information and communication technologies, and peaceful conflict resolution
  • Upcoming Deadlines

    Please note that Seattle University campus deadlines may be one to two months prior to the official scholarship deadline. Application processes generally begin six months in advance of official scholarship deadlines. Check with the Office of Fellowships to obtain campus-specific deadline information.
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  • Announcements

    The Office of Fellowships is excited to host former Marshall scholar and motivational speaker Dr. Blake Brandes on January 26, 2016. More information about this event to come!
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