Oct. 20, 2020


The Honors College values our ongoing connection to Honors alumni, and we enthusiastically encourage their continued scholarly endeavors. We are pleased to offer access to resources following graduation and regularly work with alumni on applications for varied nationally competitive scholarships. Please reach out to learn more about how we can support you in applying for scholarships that can help you achieve your goals. 

Scholarships with no major age/post-graduation restrictions: 

  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program - One-year English Teaching Assistantships or independent study and research abroad. View, the step by step application process.   
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship - Postgraduate study in any field at Cambridge University.  
  • Payne Fellowship - Two-years graduate study at any school in an area of relevance foreign service work with USAID upon graduation.  
  • Pickering Fellowship - Two-years graduate study at any school in an area of relevance to foreign service (public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages). 
  • Rangel Fellowship - Two-years graduate study at any school in an area of relevance to foreign service.  

Scholarship with age requirements: 

  • Churchill Scholarship - One year of study in math, science, or engineering at Churchill College, Cambridge University; applicants must be at least 19, but not yet 26 at the time of application. 
  • Mitchell Scholarship - One year of master's study in any field in Ireland; applicants must not be 30 on the date the application is due. 
  • Rhodes Scholarship - Two+ years of study in any field at Oxford University; applicants must not be 24 as of October 1 of the application year. 
  • Schwarzman Scholarship - One-year Master’s in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China; applicants must be at least 18, but not yet 29 as of August 1 of the year they anticipate enrollment at Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University.  

Scholarships with post-graduation restrictions/requirements:  

  • Boren Fellowship - Travel abroad to study less commonly taught languages; students must be currently enrolled or planning to matriculate in a graduate program at the
    time of application. 
  • James C. Gaither Junior Fellowship (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) - A one-year research fellowship relating to foreign affairs and international peace. Program options rotate; applicants must have graduated within the past academic year of the year of application. 
  • Knight-Hennessy Scholarship - Postgraduate study in any field at Stanford University; applicants may apply for this scholarship up to 5 years following graduation from their
    bachelor's degree. 
  • Marshall Scholarship - One to two+ years of study in any field at any university in the United Kingdom; the undergraduate degree must have been awarded no later than the April of two years prior to the application year. 
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program – Five years post-graduate funding for students pursuing postgraduate degree programs in STEM fields; applicants may apply as many times as they wish as seniors or recent graduates, once enrolled in a graduate program, you are limited to 1 application. For further information on the NSF GRFP, contact Shelley Hawthorne Smith,, of the Graduate College’s Office of Fellowships and Community Engagement. 
  • Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans - Two years of graduate study for New Americans, both immigrants and the children of immigrants in the United States; applicants should not have begun the third year of the program that you are seeking funding for as of the application deadline. 


Danielle Barefoot
Danielle Barefoot, Assistant Director of Nationally Competitive Scholarships

For more information about nationally competitive scholarships, including in-depth award details, criteria, dates and deadlines, visit our webpage. Interested prospective applicants may contact Danielle Barefoot, Assistant Director of Nationally Competitive Scholarships, via email for more information or to schedule an appointment for targeted advising.