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Graduate National Scholarships

Graduate Fellowships-National

Information about graduate school preparation and selection:

American Astronautical Society Scholarship to the International Space University (ISU)
Deadline: before January 31, 2014
$10,000 Lady Mamie Ngan Memorial Scholarship to attend the International Space University's 2012 Space Studies Program in Melbourne, Florida, or the 2012-2013 Masters of Science (Space Studies or Space Management) programs conducted at the ISU Central Campus in Strasbourg, France.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Internships

Multiple internships and post-graduate research fellowships offered. Applicants are hired as employees of PNNL and offered a competitive wage, and sometimes benefits.

Fulbright Program for U.S. Students
Contact Kay Forsyth for USU application information 797-1253 or kay.forsyth@usu.edu. National deadline - October 15, 2014. Awards grants in nearly all fields and disciplines, including the sciences, professional fields and Creative and Performing Arts. Students must be a U.S. citizen, who will have a bachelor's degree by the beginning date of the grant, but will not have a doctorate degree as of October 17, 2011, and who is thinking of studying, assistant-teaching English, or conducting research abroad.

NASA Aeronautics Graduate Scholarship Program
Application Deadline: January 16, 2014 by 5:00pm EST
Five 2-year scholarships, with a 3rd year option based on academic standing and program requirements, including two 8-10 week aeronautical research internships at the NASA Center during the first two years of graduate school. Internships include a $10,000 stipend each year. Scholarship awards a $35,000 annual stipend and up to $11,000 annually for tuition and education-related expenses. Online application and mailed transcripts are due by January 10, 2011 by 5:00pm EST. For more information, the application, and application instructions, see: http://nasa.asee.org/about_the_program.

This scholarship could also be a possible option for students in the 5-year Engineering track, if they will graduate with both a bachelor and a master's degree.

The Rhodes Scholarship Program
USU deadline - September 1; National deadline - October 2, 2013. Must be in contact with Oxford in advance. 
Provides expenses for 2 or 3 years of study at Oxford with the goal of preparing students for service to others. 32 awarded in U.S.

The Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellowship
USU deadline - TBA; National deadline - Apply to Harvard Kennedy School by Dec 4, 2013; then to the Fellowship by February 27, 2014 
Provides full-tuition, support, living stipend and leadership training for students who are admitted to a degree program at Harvard Kennedy School, and who are committed to advancing underserved US communities. 

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
USU deadline - TBA; National deadline - November 8, 2013
Provides a maintenance grant of $20,000 and 1/2 tuition at a U.S. graduate program for up to two years of study for "New Americans", including resident aliens, naturalized citizens and children of 2 naturalized citizens. Field of graduate/professional study is not limited. Approx. 30 awards.

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship Program 
USU deadline - TBA; National deadline - October 15, 2013
Provides expenses for studying at Cambridge University for 1-4 years. Seeks students who hope to use their talents to improve the life circumstances of citizens in their respective countries. Number of awards not yet definite

Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship for ARTS students
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's new Graduate Arts Award is for up to $50,000 per year for up to three years to college seniors and recent graduates with significant financial need who will pursue a graduate or professional degree in the visual arts, performing arts, or creative writing. To be eligible, candidates must be nominated by the faculty representative at their undergraduate institution.

Please see the website for additional information: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarships/jack-kent-cooke-graduate-arts-award/.

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program
Deadline: The Javits Fellowship will not be awarded for the 2013-2014 academic year.
FAFSA Submission Deadline: TBA
Provides a renewable stipend for students pursuing doctoral or MFA study in the arts, humanities and social sciences at an American university. Scholarship pays up to $11,500 to the institution and no more than $30,000 as a stipend to the student.

Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship
USU deadline - July 15, 2013; National deadline - October 15, 2013
Teaching fellows are individuals who have at least a bachelor's degree in a physical science, engineering or mathematics and now want to teach science or mathematics in U.S. high schools. KSTF Teaching Fellowships support individuals professionally and financially for up to five years through a teacher preparation program to eligibility for tenure.

James Madison Fellowships
Deadline: March 1, 2014
Provides tuition, fees, books, room & board for potential and actual high school teachers pursuing a graduate degree in U.S. history, political science, education social science or government focusing on the Constitution. Approx. 53.

The British Marshall Scholarships
USU deadline - TBA; National deadline - October 1, 2013. Must be in contact with UK institution before applying. 
Provides expenses for studying at a university in the U.K. for 2 years. Highly competitive, seeks "movers and shakers." Up to 40 awards. No age limit.

George J. Mitchell Scholarships
USU deadline - September 1, 2013; National deadline - October 1, 2013
Provides expenses for studying at university in Ireland for 1 year. Highly competitive, seeks students with academic distinction and potential for leadership. Up to 12 awards.

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship 
Deadline: TBA, Online application only
Provides tuition, fees and an average of $27,500 for a yearly stipend for students pursuing doctoral degrees in mathematical, physical, biological, ocean, and engineering sciences. Award covers 3 years. 170 per year; very competitive.

National Science Foundation
Deadline: Varies according to field, see website.
Provides $30,000+ and tuition for 3 years for students pursuing graduate work in NSF-approved fields. NSF also has fellowships for minorities in these fields and for women in engineering, and computer and information science. Many social science fields are also eligible. 1000 in U.S.

Phi Kappa Phi
USU deadline - TBA
Provides 57 $5,000 awards and 3 $15,000 awards in support of the first year of graduate or professional study. Must be a member of Phi Kappa Phi and apply through USU Chapter.

NSEP (David L. Boren) Graduate Fellowship
Deadline: January 31, 2014

Provides up to $24,000 for overseas study or $12,000 for domestic study. Funds areas vital to national security, and scholars must use expertise gained for the US Government. Fellows must work in select governmental agencies upon their return.