External Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships
Obtaining a prestigious fellowship can be a life-changing experience for students. It opens up educational and professional opportunities that are unavailable through other means, and grants a distinction that can transform a student’s education and career. Therefore, we strongly encourage students to consider pursuing fellowships during their graduate studies at Marquette.
Advice for Applying for Graduate Student Fellowships
Fellowships are highly competitive, and so students need to prepare their applications very carefully. Of course, the most prestigious fellowship programs are the most competitive and are looking for individuals whose past accomplishments suggest that they are likely to go on to careers of influence and outstanding accomplishment. For all fellowships, however, students need to prepare their applications very carefully and should begin working on them months in advance of deadlines. Successful applications usually go through several revisions after being reviewed by multiple individuals familiar with the area of interest and the particular fellowship program.
Being successful with a fellowship application requires careful planning and preparation. When students begin exploring fellowship opportunities, they will quickly notice that most fellowships require specific types of background and qualifications. Therefore, students need to determine which fellowships match their interests and qualifications.
The listing below is provided only to give an illustration of the wide variety of fellowship programs that are available to graduate students and is by no means an exhaustive list.
Fellowships for particular fields of study
Amelia Earhart Fellowships (Zonta International Foundation)
For women pursuing aerospace careers in science or engineering. 35 – 40 fellowships of $10,000 are awarded annually.
BMI Student Awards
Scholarships for various music and art related fellowships and awards.
Need-based grants to students actively working for peace and justice on campus and/or in the community.
Humane Studies Fellowships
For undergraduate and graduate students with “liberty-advancing research interests” in fields such as economics, philosophy, law, political science, anthropology, and literature.
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship
Up to four years of support for doctoral study in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.
NIH Loan Repayment Programs
For research scientists who work in universities, nonprofit, or governmental agencies following graduation. Open to applicants from a variety of clinical research fields.
NIH National Research Service Award
A variety of fellowship and training grant programs for both research doctoral students and health service doctoral students.
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.
Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships
Fellowships to Phi Kappa Phi members entering the first year of graduate or professional study.
Society of Women Engineers
Various awards for women pursuing baccalaureate or graduate degrees in engineering or computer science, as well as engineering and computer science students enrolled in ABET-accredited engineering programs.
Support for undergraduate senior or graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in any field of study appropriate to the Smithsonian and its collections.
Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice
The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice is designed to foster the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing many communities of color.
Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship
Supports graduate study in the sciences, math, and engineering at Cambridge University in England.