Nationally Competitive Awards Directory

Research is the key to finding a scholarship or fellowship opportunity that fits you and your situation, and it is worth noting that most application processes require you to plan at least six months in advance. We encourage you to explore the opportunities below focusing first on eligibility requirements and next on scholar profiles and details of the award to evaluate the feasibility of your candidacy. 

*The awards below denoted with an asterisk require campus nomination. Contact nationalawards@iastate.edu for further information. 

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Award Categories

 

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STEM-Based

Amgen Research Scholars

Boren STEM Initiative 

Brooke Owens Fellowship for Women in Aerospace 

Cargill Global Scholars Program (freshmen/sophomores)

DAAD RISE Program (Germany)

Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellowship (undergraduates, graduates, recent alum)

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (freshmen/sophomores)

Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship (undergraduates and graduates)

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Fellowships

*Goldwater Scholarship (sophomores/juniors): Campus Application due 3rd Monday in October

Hertz Fellowship

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship

National Institutes of Health Postbac Intramural Research Training Award

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Natl. Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin Hollings Scholarship (sophomores/juniors)

Pathways to Science

Quad Fellowship Applications Open (Deadline: June 30, 2022)

SMART Scholarship (DOD)

Summer Research Early Identification Program (sophomores/juniors targeting PhD or MD/PhD)

Summer Research Opportunities Program (freshmen-juniors : minority/first generation applicants)

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine Fellowships

*Udall Scholarship (sophomores/juniors): Campus Application due 3rd Monday in November

Women in Aerospace Scholarship (juniors and seniors)

 

Graduate School

Coro Fellowship

DAAD Study Scholarship & Research Grants

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship

Ford Foundation Fellowship

*FulbrightCampus Application  Applications Open (Deadline September 12, 2022)

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship (UK)

Hertz Fellowship

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

James Madison Memorial Fellowship (social studies education)

Knight-Hennessy Scholars (Stanford)

*Marshall Scholarship (UK): Campus Application due 3rd Monday in August

Mitchell Scholarship (Ireland) Applications Open (Campus Deadline: August 15, 2022)

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Quad Fellowship Applications Open (Deadline: June 30, 2022)

*Rhodes Scholarship for U.S. Students & for International Students (UK): Campus Application due 3rd Monday in August

Rotary Global Grants

Schwarzman Scholars (China) Applications Open (Deadline: September 20, 2022)

Soros Fellowship

*Truman ScholarshipCampus Application due 1st Monday in November

 

Study/Research/Language Abroad

Boren Scholarship 

CBYX (Germany)

Critical Language Scholarship 

Cultural Vistas Programs

DAAD RISE Program (Germany - contact Mark Rectanus at mwr@iastate.edu)

Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship (undergraduates and graduates)

*FulbrightCampus Application Applications Open (Deadline September 12, 2022)

Gilman Scholarship (contact studyabroad@iastate.edu in the Study Abroad Center)

*See the Iowa State University Study Abroad Center scholarship listing for further opportunities.

Killam Fellowship/Fulbright Canada

MENAR Fellowship Program (Middle East)

Rotary Global Grant

 

Public Service & Foreign Affairs

Emerson National Hunger Fellowship (seniors and graduate students)

FAO Schwarz Fellowship (graduating seniors/recent grads - non-profit sector/social justice)

Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship (undergraduates and graduates)

Lead for America (graduating students - public service, grassroots movements)

Leland International Hunger Fellowship (seniors and graduate students)

MENAR Fellowship Program (Middle East)

Newman Civic Fellowship (freshmen-juniors: contact nationalawards@iastate.edu

Payne International Development Fellowship

Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Rangel International Affairs Program

Rotary Global Grants

*Truman ScholarshipCampus Application due 1st Monday in November

 

Experiential & Summer

Amgen Research Scholars

Break Through Collaborative Teaching Fellowship (undergraduates from all majors interested in teaching/social justice)

Brooke Owens Fellowship for Women in Aerospace

DAAD RISE Program (Germany)

Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellowship (undergraduates, graduates, recent alum)

Davis Fellows for Peace (undergraduates)

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (freshmen/sophomores)

Emerson National Hunger Fellowship (seniors and graduate students)

FAO Schwarz Fellowship (graduating seniors/recent grads - non-profit sector/social justice)

Fulbright Canada MITACS Global Link Summer Research Program (freshmen-juniors)

Fulbright UK Summer Institute (freshmen/sophomores)

Hertog Fellowship for Political Studies (Summer program open to undergrads/recent graduates)

Humanity in Action (undergraduates & recent grads)

Lead for America (graduating students - public service, grassroots movements)

Leland International Hunger Fellowship (seniors and graduate students)

Lynette Pohlman Museum Fellowship (ISU undergraduates, any major)

National Institutes of Health Postbac Intramural Research Training Award

Natl. Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin Hollings Scholarship (sophomores/juniors)

Princeton in Africa (NGO service and community work open to seniors & recent graduates)

Princeton in Asia (NGO service and community work open to seniors & recent graduates)

Princeton in Latin America (NGO service and community work open to seniors & recent graduates)

Project Horseshoe Farm (GAP Year: leadership, community health, social entrepreneurship) 

Public Policy & International Affairs Junior Summer Institute (juniors)

Rangel Summer Enrichment Program (sophomores/juniors)

Summer Research Early Identification Program (sophomores/juniors targeting PhD or MD/PhD)

Uncommon Schools Summer Teaching Fellowship (juniors in education with social justice focus)

 

Awards for Multicultural Students

Break Through Collaborative Teaching Fellowship (undergraduates from all majors interested in teaching/social justice)

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (freshmen/sophomores)

Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Humanity in Action (undergraduates & recent grads)

Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (juniors/seniors and graduate students interested in education/higher education admin)

Payne International Development Fellowship

Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Rangel Summer Enrichment Program (sophomores/juniors)

Soros Fellowship

Summer Research Opportunities Program (freshmen-juniors)

The iSchool Inclusion Institute (undergraduates from all fields/research and leadership development)

Trials Summer Pre-Law Prep Program (undergrads/grads from underrepresented groups: NYU and Harvard sponsored)

Uncommon Schools Summer Teaching Fellowship (juniors in education with social justice focus)