In this section you will find lists of scholarships with brief descriptions, so that you can get a sense of what you might be eligible for and interested in. If you would like more detailed information, click on the link to the individual scholarship website. If you would like to discuss any of these opportunities further, contact the University Honors Program.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Study in the U.S.

Program Name Brief Description Application Deadline Approximate Value
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship For students pursuing a career in math, natural sciences, or engineering. Must be a junior or senior during scholarship period.Visit the Goldwater website and the WSU website.

Online by Jan. 2012 (Campus deadline Nov. 10, 2011)

Tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually.
William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose Unrestricted cash grants for graduating seniors pursuing goals that will strengthen civil society.  Visit the website »
Jan. 17, 2012
$10,000 - $40,000
Amgen Scholars Provides opportunities for students to participate in undergraduate summer research in science and biotechnology at host universities across the U.S. Visit the website »
Early Feb. 2012
Varies, but includes a research stipend, travel reimbursement, and on-campus housing or an off-campus housing allowance.
Truman Scholarship Awarded to undergraduate students, who wish financial support to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service. Visit the website »
Feb. 7, 2012 (Campus deadline Dec. 12, 2011)
$30,000
Morris K. Udall Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships For college sophomores or juniors who study the environment and related fields. Visit the website »
Mar. 5, 2012 (Campus deadline Feb. 3, 2012)
Up to $5,000, or the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board, whichever is less.
Alpha Lambda Delta Jo Anne Trow Undergraduate Scholarships For undergraduate members of Alpha Lamda Delta. Visit the website »
Apr. 1, 2012
$1,000 - $6,000
Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Initiative Grants Available to Phi Kappa Phi chapters and individual members to fund ongoing literacy projects or to create new initiatives. Visit the website »
Apr. 1, 2012
Up to $2,500
Columbus Foundation Student Scholarships Available for students from the Columbus area. Visit the website »
Varies
Varies

Study Abroad

Program Name Brief Description Application Deadline Approximate Value
Marshall Scholarships For study towards an undergraduate or graduate degree at a UK institution in any field of study. Scholarship is held for two years. A limited number of one-year scholarships are available for the 2010 process. Visit the website »
Oct. 3, 2011 (Campus deadline Aug. 26, 2011)
Tuition, fees, living expenses, book and travel grants.
Alpha Lambda Delta James G. Stemler Study Abroad Scholarship To offset the expense of studies abroad for eligible members of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First-Year Students. Visit the website »
Jan. 12, 2012
$1,000
David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships For undergraduate study abroad in non-Western countries; related to national security. Visit the website »
Feb. 9, 2012 (Campus deadline Jan. 13, 2012)
Up to $10,000 for one semester, $20,000 for academic year.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships For undergraduate study abroad for U.S. students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad programs. Visit the website »
Mar. 1, 2012
Up to $5,000, depending on length of study.
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants To recognize and assist undergraduates as they seek knowledge abroad. Visit the website »

Apr. 1, 2012

$1,000
Rotary Club Ambassadorial Scholarships One-year or multi-year funding for study abroad. Visit the website »
Varies
Provides a flat grant of US$26,000 for one academic year. Round-trip air transportation available through Rotary International Travel Service paid with scholarship funds.
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS): Student Internship Award Recognizes undergraduates who demonstrate strong potential for leadership in the fields of international affairs. Visit the website »
Varies
Varies based on need.

Graduate Scholarships

Study in the U.S.

Program Name Brief Description Application Deadline Approximate Value
Hertz For doctoral studies in the natural sciences. Visit the website »

Oct. 31, 2011

Tuition, fees, and $25,000 stipend.
Ford Foundation Fellowship Program The Foundation sponsors three graduate diversity fellowship programs --predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral -- through the National Research Council. Visit the website »

Nov. 2011

Varies; may include a $20,000-$40,000 stipend and expenses for Conference of Ford Fellows.
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans For up to two years of graduate study in the US. Applicants must be “new Americans” (resident alien, naturalized citizen, or both parents naturalized citizens). Visit the website »

Nov. 2, 2011

½ tuition and $20,000 .
GEM Fellowship For students of underrepresented minorities pursuing an MS in engineering, or a PhD in engineering or science. Visit the website »
Nov. 15, 2011
Varies: summer work experience, tuition, fees, stipend may be included.
Consortium for Graduate Study in Management For African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American students pursuing a master’s degree in business; must study at one of 17 member schools. Visit the website »

Nov. 15, 2011, or Jan. 5, 2012

Varies
National Physical Science Consortium Special emphasis on underrepresented minorities and women pursuing graduate work in the physical sciences. Visit the website »

Nov. 30, 2011

Tuition and $20,000 annual stipend.
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grants For women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance career, change career, or re-enter the workforce.Visit the website »

Dec. 15, 2011

$2,000-$12,000
National Institutes of Health Oxford - Cambridge Scholars Program An interdisciplinary program designed to train outstanding students in various areas of biomedical research leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree awarded by the University of Cambridge. Visit the website »

Jan. 3, 2012

Full tuition at Oxford or Cambridge, living stipend, health insurance coverage, and travel allowance.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training for Medical Students For students already enrolled in medical school. Visit the website »

Jan. 11, 2012

$28,000 stipend
Alpha Lambda Delta Graduate Fellowships For Alpha Lambda Delta members who will be pursuing professional or graduate study at any accredited college or university. Visit the website »

Jan. 31, 2012

$3,000 - $7,500
Truman Scholarship Awarded to undergraduate students, who wish financial support to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service. Visit the website »
Feb. 7, 2012 (Campus deadline Dec. 12, 2011)
Up to $30,000
James Madison Fellowships For MA in American history or political science, MAT with concentration in American constitutional history, American government, political institutions, political theory, or MEd/MA/MS with concentration in above subjects of study. Visit the website »

March 1, 2012

Up to $24,000
Golden Key Awards Chapter-based awards for 1 Junior, 1 Senior, and 1 outstanding member. Contact Pam Davis or visit the WSU chapter website for more information. Golden Key also offers a host of nationally-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies. Visit the website »

Mid-April for chapter-based awards;

deadlines vary for other scholarships

(consult website)

Awards vary.
Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship For first year graduate or professional study. Visit the website »

Apr. 15, 2012 (Campus deadline Mar. 5, 2012)

$5,000 or $15,000
Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Awards For post-baccalaureate studies and/or career development for active Phi Kappa Phi members. Visit the website »

June 30, 2012

Up to $500
Jacob K. Javits Fellowships For PhD and MFA studies in the arts, Humanities, or social sciences. Visit the website »

Javits program suspended for the 2011-12 academic year

Tuition, fees, and $21,500 stipend.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Three-year graduate fellowships for research, teaching, and the application of science, math, or engineering. Women can apply for WENG and WICS awards. Visit the website »

Varies

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Study Abroad

Program Name Brief Description Application Deadline Approximate Value
Marshall Scholarships For study towards an undergraduate or graduate degree at a UK institution in any field of study. Each scholarship is held for two years. Visit the website »

Oct. 3, 2011 (Campus deadline Aug. 26, 2011)

Tuition, fees, living expenses, book and travel grants.
Mitchell 1 year graduate study in Ireland. Visit the website »

Oct. 4, 2011 (Campus deadline Aug. 26, 2011)

Provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.
Rhodes For study at Oxford University; graduate and undergraduate degrees. Visit the website »

Oct. 5, 2011

(Campus deadline Aug. 26, 2011) Pre-application for 2012 competition: May 4, 2012

Tuition, fees, maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations.
Fulbright For recent graduates, postgraduate candidates, and developing professionals and artists to conduct career-launching study and research abroad. Visit the website »
Oct. 15, 2011 (Campus deadline Sept. 15, 2011)
Varies
Gates For postgraduate study at Cambridge University. Visit the website »

Oct.15, 2011

Tuition, fees, room and board.
DAAD For undergraduates through faculty members to spend time in or conduct research on Germany. Visit the website »

Varies

Varies
Rotary Peace Fellowships 2 year master’s level degree program in conflict resolution, peace studies, and international relations at one of 7 Rotary centers worldwide. Visit the website »

Varies 

 
Rotary Club Ambassadorial Scholarships One-year or multi-year funding for study abroad. Visit the website »

Varies

Provides a flat grant of US$26,000 for one academic year. Round-trip air transportation available through Rotary International Travel Service paid with scholarship funds.