Graduate Awards

US Awards

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States.

Discipline and degree: International policy-making for graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year

Eligibility: Nominees must be eligible to work in the United States for a full 12 months from August 1 through July 31 following graduation.

Other requirements: Nominees will be competitive if they can demonstrate certain skills, such as proficiency in Arabic or math, which match the needs of particular projects and initiatives at the Carnegie Endowment.

Program: Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates, receiving hands-on exposure to international policy-making. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists and government officials. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year.

Award: One-year fellowship; positions are paid, full-time positions.

Application timeline: Applications due in January; interviews in late February; final notification by March 31st; fellowship begins late August.

Marquette contact: Dr. Rich Friman, International Affairs

For more information:  Carnegie Junior Fellows Program

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Discipline and degree: Ph.D. in engineering and the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences; four years of support, but must be renewed each summer

Eligibility: College seniors or first-year graduate students; U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens

Other requirements:

Program: Computational science is interdisciplinary by nature, using algorithms, mathematics and computers to analyze and solve scientific and engineering problems. The DOE CSGF’s unusual program of study helps nurture this crosscutting foundation. The result: scientists who may reside in science, mathematics, engineering or computer science departments but share an interest in research using computing and mathematical methods. Although their pursuits vary widely, the DOE CSGF helps these computational scientists develop a sense of community that’s often difficult to find in a single academic department. It starts with practicum assignments at DOE laboratories, where interdisciplinary teams conduct research in ways far different than in academic departments. At the annual program review, fellows find additional benefits of the program’s boundary-crossing nature. Often, one fellow’s research will inspire new ideas or approaches in another student working in a seemingly unrelated area.

Award: Full tuition and fees plus stipend of $36,000 annually

Application timeline: Applications due mid-January

Marquette contact: University Honors Program

For more information:  DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

 

Ford Foundation Fellowships
The Ford Fellowship seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Discipline and degree: Funding for students in research-based Ph.D. programs who are committed to careers in university teaching and research; all fields of study

Eligibility: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and those granted DACA status matriculated in or applying to graduate study in the United States

Other requirements: Membership in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding: Alaska Natives (Aleut, Eskimo, or other Indigenous People of Alaska); Black/African Americans; Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos; Native American Indians; Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiian/Polynesian/Micronesian); Puerto Ricans

Program: The Ford Fellowship seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Award: Annual stipend of $24,000

Application timeline: Applications due in early December

Marquette contact: Heather Hathaway, Associate Dean, College of A&S  

For more information: Ford Foundation Fellowships

James C. Gaither International Fellows Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
James C. Gaither Junior Fellows work as research assistants to Carnegie’s senior scholars

Discipline and degree: Research assistantships under Carnegie senior scholars

Eligibility: Graduates of U.S. universities who have not begun any graduate study and are eligible to work in the United States upon graduation

Other requirements:

Program: Each year, through the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers approximately 12–14 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees nominated by several hundred participating universities and colleges. James C. Gaither Junior Fellows work as research assistants to Carnegie’s senior scholars.

Award: Salary of $40,000 for the year

Application timeline: Applications due Jan. 15

Marquette contact:  Dr. H. Richard Friman, Political Science 

For more information:  James C. Gaither International Fellows Program

Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University
Knight-Hennessy Scholars develops a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation.

Discipline and degree: Any graduate degree at Stanford

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree earned within four years of matriculation at Stanford

Other requirements: Applicants must apply simultaneously to graduate program at Stanford

Program: Knight-Hennessy Scholars develops a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation. Every year, up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world will receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford, including the J.D., M.A., MBA, M.D., M.F.A., M.S., and Ph.D. programs, as well as all joint- and dual-degrees. Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world.

Award: Full tuition, fees and living expenses for up to three years; for longer degrees, relevant department will fund the remaining years of study.

Application timeline: Application due in early September, before Stanford graduate application deadlines

Marquette contact: University Honors Program

For more information:  Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University

James Madison Memorial Fellowship
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level.

Discipline and degree: Master of arts, master of arts in teaching, or master of education with a concentration in American government or American history

Eligibility: U.S. citizen; possession of a bachelor’s degree at time of fellowship; be or plan to become a teacher of U.S. history or civics with emphasis on the U.S. Constitution

Other requirements: After receiving the Master’s Degree, each fellow must teach U.S. history, U.S. government, or civics for one year for each year of fellowship support, preferably in the state in which the fellow received the fellowship

Program: The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year.

Award: Up to $24,000 for two years of study

Application timeline: Applications due March 1

Marquette contact: Dr. Ellen Eckman, Educational Policy and Leadership

For more information:  James Madison Memorial Fellowship

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship
As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance, the Department of Defense (DoD) awards fellowships for graduate study dependent on availability of funds.

Discipline and degree: Ph.D. programs in STEM fields in any U.S. graduate program

Eligibility: U.S. citizen, for full-time graduate study

Other requirements:

Program: As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance, the Department of Defense (DoD) awards fellowships for graduate study dependent on availability of funds. Supported disciplines include aeronautical and astronautical engineering; biosciences (includes toxicology); chemical engineering; chemistry; civil engineering; cognitive, neural and behavioral sciences; computer and computational sciences; electrical engineering; geosciences (includes terrain, water and air); materials science and engineering; mathematics; mechanical engineering; naval architecture and ocean engineering (includes undersea systems); oceanography (includes ocean acoustics, remote sensing and marine meteorology); and physics (including optics)

Award: Full tuition and fees, plus monthly living stipend and medical insurance, for up to four years of continual study

Application timeline: Application opens in September and closes the first week in January

Marquette contact: University Honors Program

For more information: NDSEG Fellowship 

National Science Foundation Research Fellowships
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions.

Discipline and degree: STEM graduate degrees at accredited U.S. universities

Eligibility: U.S. citizens, must have bachelor's degree at time of fellowship

Other requirements:

Program: The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions.

Award: Stipend of $34,000 plus $12,000 toward tuition per year

Application timeline: Applications due in late October

Marquette contact: Rosemary Stuart, Biological Sciences

For more information:  National Science Foundation Research Fellowships

Payne International Development Fellowship (U.S. Agency for International Development)
The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who historically have been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need

Discipline and degree: Two-year master’s degree at U.S. institutions in international development or other area of interest relevant to the U.S. Agency for International Development

Eligibility: U.S. citizens, seniors or graduates, with a college GPA of 3.2 or higher

Other requirements:

Program: The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need. The fellowship is named in honor of longtime development champion the late Congressman Donald Payne. The initiative is funded by USAID and administered by Howard University. The fellowship pays tuition and living stipend for a two-year master’s degree at a U.S. university in international development or other area of study relevant to international development, such as economics, history, political science, public administration, communications, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, agriculture, environmental science, or urban planning (studies in law are not funded). Applicants should apply to two-year graduate programs at U.S. universities simultaneously with their application to the Payne Fellowship. The award also requires and funds two summer internships, one in international work in D.C., and the second in an overseas USAID mission. Fellows who successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as USAID Foreign Service Officers. Each Payne Fellow who obtains a master's degree is committed to a minimum of three years of service as a USAID Foreign Service Officer. Candidates who do not successfully complete the Payne Program and the subsequent three-year service obligation may be subject to a reimbursement obligation.

Award: Up to $48,000 in 2018–20 for two years of study.

Application timeline: Applications due in third week of January; interviews in mid-March, candidates selected within about a week after interviews are completed

Marquette contact: University Honors Program

For more information: Payne International Development Fellowship  

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, sponsored by the U.S. Foreign Service, funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career with the U.S. Department of State as Foreign Service Officers.

Discipline and degree: Two-year master’s degree in academic field relevant to work of Foreign Service (public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages). Students also complete two funded summer internships with the Foreign Service.

Eligibility: U.S. citizen prepared to enter master’s degree work at U.S.-based institution the following fall

Other Requirements: Must be committed to fulfilling summer internship obligations during summers after both years of study; must pass medical and security clearances

Program: Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career with the U.S. Department of State as Foreign Service Officers. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Award: Tuition, housing, living stipend, and travel funds for master’s degree and summer internships

Application timeline: Application opens in fall prior to cohort year and closes in January. Interviews are held in spring.

Marquette contact: University Honors Program

For more information:  Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy.

Discipline and degree: Master’s degree at U.S. university in international affairs or other degree of relevance to State Department

Eligibility: U.S. citizen, GPA of at least 3.2, senior or graduate with a bachelor’s degree

Other requirements: Students must participate in two funded summer internships

Program: The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. The Rangel Program selects outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring and professional development activities. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers. Supported disciplines include public administration, public policy, international relations, business administration, economics, history, political science, communications, or foreign languages at a graduate or professional school approved by the Rangel Program. Studies in law are not supported.

Award: Up to $37500 annually for two years for tuition and stipend

Application timeline: Applications due mid-September; finalists are interviewed in D.C. in mid-November.

Marquette contact: University Honors Program

For more information:  Charles B. Rangel

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Every year, The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports 30 new Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

Discipline and degree: Any field in any United States advanced degree-granting program

Eligibility: Immigrants or children of immigrants, age 30 or younger, starting or completing a U.S. graduate degree in the fall after application

Other requirements: Both parents of applicant must have been born outside the United States as non-U.S. citizens, and applicant must have citizenship, green card, or DACA status. Applicant must commit to attend annual Soros Institute Fall Conference in NYC.

Program: Every year, The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports 30 new Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. The competition is merit-based, and emphasizes creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment. The program values a commitment to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The program does not have any quotas for types of degrees, universities or programs, countries of origin, or gender, etc.

Award: Up to $25,000 per year stipend support plus up to 50 percent of tuition fees for the first two years of graduate study

Application timeline: Applications are due Nov. 1.

Marquette contact: Heather Hathaway, Assoiciate Dean, College of A&S  

For more information: Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships  

Harry S. Truman Scholarship
The Truman Scholarship is a highly competitive, merit-based award offered to U.S. citizens who want to go to graduate school in preparation for a career in public service.

Discipline and degree: Graduate study in government, education, nonprofits or public service at a U.S. university

Eligibility: U.S. citizen, 3.3 and higher GPA; junior standing

Other Requirements: Commitment to working in public service for at least three of first seven years after receiving Truman-funded graduate degree

Program: The Truman Scholarship is a highly competitive, merit-based award offered to U.S. citizens who want to go to graduate school in preparation for a career in public service. The scholarship offers recognition of outstanding potential as a leader in public service; affirmation of values and ideals; enhanced access to highly competitive graduate institutions; access to scholar programs such as Truman Scholars Leadership Week, the Summer Institute, and various Truman Fellows Programs.

Award: Funding of up to $30,000 for up to three years of graduate study at an accredited U.S. university

Application timeline: Campus deadlines in January; application due the first Tuesday in February

Marquette contact: Paul Nolette, Political Science and Amber Wichowsky, Political Science 

For more information: Harry S. Truman Scholarship 

International Awards

Boren Fellowship
Boren Fellowships add an important international and language component to graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency.

Discipline and degree: 12 weeks to one year of study overseas for U.S. students pursuing graduate degrees

Eligibility: U.S. citizens matriculated in or applying to an accredited U.S. graduate program, which must continue past the duration of the fellowship

Other requirements: Preference given to applicants proposing six months or more of study, but applicants particularly in STEM fields proposing three to six months of study are encouraged to apply

Program: Boren Fellowships add an important international and language component to graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Award: Up to $24,000

Application timeline: Applications due Jan. 30

Marquette contact: Ericka Schmidt, Office of International Education

For more information: Boren Fellowship 

Critical Language Scholarships
The Critical Language Scholarships program seeks participants from a variety of fields, backgrounds and career paths, with the goal of building a cadre of Americans who speak critical languages at high levels in government, business, arts and culture, science and engineering, health and medicine, education, research and other fields.

Discipline and degree: Undergraduate and graduate summer language study in 14 critical languages

Eligibility: U.S. citizen; matriculated in an undergraduate or graduate degree program

Other requirements: Some CLS institutes require one to two years of prior language study (or the equivalent), while others accept students with no prior background in the language – see website for details.

Program: The Critical Language Scholarships program seeks participants from a variety of fields, backgrounds and career paths, with the goal of building a cadre of Americans who speak critical languages at high levels in government, business, arts and culture, science and engineering, health and medicine, education, research and other fields.

Award: Full funding of immersive language program

Application timeline: Applications due in November; first-round notification in January; final notification in late February or early March

Marquette contact: Ericka Schmidt, Office of International Education

For more information: Critical Languages Scholarship

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst)
The DAAD, or German Academic Exchange Service, is the gateway to a large number of German academic programs and scholarships for postsecondary study at all levels in Germany.

Discipline and degree: Undergraduate and graduate study in Germany, all areas of study

Eligibility: Depends on program of study

Other requirements:

Program: The DAAD, or German Academic Exchange Service, is the gateway to a large number of German academic programs and scholarships for postsecondary study at all levels in Germany. The DAAD aims to fund students from outside of Germany whose previous research and academic achievements place them at least in the top-third of their year group and who can additionally be expected in the future to become key players and top performers in their career fields.

Award: Varies by program and scholarship

Application timeline: varies by program and scholarship

Marquette contact: Sebastian Luft, Philosophy; John Pustejovsky, Languages, Literatures & Cultures

For more information: DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst)

Davies-Jackson Scholarship
Scholars are admitted as affiliated students and have the opportunity to take the more advanced parts of a Cambridge degree course and qualify for a Cambridge bachelor of arts in two years instead of the usual three.

Discipline and degree: Second bachelor’s degree at St. John’s College, Cambridge, in a variety of disciplines

Eligibility: College seniors among the first generation in their families to graduate from college; 3.7 or higher GPA

Other requirements:

Program: Students with exceptional academic records who are among the first generation in their families to graduate college participate in a course of study at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge. Scholars are admitted as affiliated students and have the opportunity to take the more advanced parts of a Cambridge degree course and qualify for a Cambridge bachelor's degree in two years instead of the usual three. Following the completion of their first year of study some scholars have opted into a one year master of philosophy program at the discretion of the Senior Tutor at St. John's. Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich educational environment of St. John’s, which was founded in the 16th century, by reading in one of the following subjects: Archaeology; Classics; Economics; Education; English; Geography; History; History of Art; History and Modern Languages; History and Politics; Human, Social, and Political Sciences; Mathematics; Modern and Medieval Languages; Music; Philosophy; or Psychological and Behavioural Sciences.

Award: Full funding for two years of study at St. Johns

Application timeline: Application due in October

Marquette contact: Amelia Zurcher, University Honors Program

For more information:  Davies-Jackson Scholarship

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.

Discipline and degree: Grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs in a variety of countries, for approximately one year

Eligibility: U.S. citizens with a bachelor’s degree at start of fellowship

Other requirements:

Program: The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the United States. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Types of grants include open study and research awards, teaching assistant rewards, the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, and the Critical Language Enhancement award (three to six months; may be held in conjunction with other kinds of Fulbright awards).

Award: Amount and length of award vary by country

Application timeline: Campus deadlines for application August 1–Oct. 1; national application deadline early October

Marquette contact: John Pustejovsky, Languages, Literatures & Cultures

For more information: Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

Discipline and degree: All fields of graduate study at Cambridge University

Eligibility: Seniors with 3.7 and higher GPA; citizen of any country besides the UK; applying to pursue a D.Phil, M.Litt, M.Sc., or one-year postgraduate degree at Cambridge

Other requirements:

Program: Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The selection criteria are outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, commitment to improving the lives of others, and a good fit between the applicant's qualifications and aspirations and the postgraduate program at Cambridge for which they are applying. Forty scholarships are awarded annually to U.S. students, 55 to students from other countries. Students applying for the Gates Cambridge apply simultaneously to appropriate graduate programs at Cambridge.

Award: Full cost of studying at Cambridge for up to three years

Application timeline: Applications due in early October; shortlisted candidates invited to interview in December

Marquette contact:  Amelia Zurcher, University Honors Program

For more information: Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Marshall Scholarship
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom.

Discipline and degree: All fields of study at any UK university, for any postgraduate degree

Eligibility: Applicants must have a bachelor's degree at time of scholarship; 3.7 and higher GPA; U.S. citizen

Other requirements:

Program: Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to 40 scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at a UK institution in any field of study.

As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall candidates should demonstrate outstanding intellectual potential and leadership and ambassadorial potential.

Award: Full funding plus travel funds for one to two years of study toward a graduate degree in the UK. Scholars completing a three-year Ph.D. or D.Phil. degree may extend their scholarship for a third year.

Application timeline: Campus deadlines in early September; application due to Marshall regions in late September.

Marquette contact: Amelia Zurcher, University Honors Program

For more information: Marshall Scholarship 

Mitchell Scholarship
The Mitchell Scholarship is designed to introduce and connect future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering academic excellence, leadership and a commitment to public service.

Discipline and degree: One year of postgraduate study at any university in Ireland, in any discipline

Eligibility: U.S. citizen with bachelor's degree at time of scholarship; age 18–30; 3.7 and higher GPA

Other requirements:

Program: The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is a nationally competitive award for U.S. citizens sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. Named in honor of the former U.S. Senator's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, the Mitchell Scholarship is designed to introduce and connect future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering academic excellence, leadership, and a commitment to public service. The scholarship seeks students who display academic excellence, leadership and a commitment to public service.

Award: Tuition, accommodation, stipend

Application timeline: Applications due in late September; interviews of shortlisted candidates in October and November

Marquette contact: Timothy McMahon, History

For more information: Mitchell Scholarship

NIH Oxford Cambridge Scholars Program
The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers.

Discipline and degree: Ph.D. in biomedical research

Eligibility: U.S. citizen with bachelor of science degree

Other requirements:

Program: The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers. The program is based on the British system, in which students perform doctoral research without required formal courses other than those students choose to take in relationship to their own interests. Students selected for admission to the program have already developed a passion for science through engagement in summer, job-related, or undergraduate research programs. Students perform research both at Oxford or Cambridge and at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md., (two years at each location); they graduate with a Ph.D. from Oxford or Cambridge.

Award: Tuition and living stipend for four years of doctoral work

Application timeline: Applications due Dec. 1

Marquette contact: University Honors Program

For more information:  NIH Oxford Cambridge Scholars Program

Rhodes Scholarship
The Rhodes Scholarship provides funding for a two- to three-year postgraduate degree at Oxford University for U.S. and Commonwealth students.

Discipline and degree: All fields of graduate study at Oxford University

Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident, age 18–23; 3.7 and higher GPA

Other requirements:

Program: The Rhodes Scholarship provides funding for a two- to three-year postgraduate degree at Oxford University for U.S. and Commonwealth students. Thirty-two U.S. scholarships are awarded each year. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership.

Award: All tuition and fees, accommodation and living stipend, for duration of two- to three-year degree; round-trip airfare

Application timeline: Due in early October; interviews for shortlisted candidates in November

Marquette contact: Amelia Zurcher, University Honors Program

For more information: Rhodes Scholarship

Rotary Scholarships
Rotary Club scholarships are given by individual clubs and are open to anyone except Rotary members and their families.

Discipline and degree: Varies by Rotary Club; available for international graduate study at some Rotary Clubs

Eligibility: Varies by Rotary Club

Other requirements:

Program: Rotary Club scholarships are given by individual clubs and are open to anyone except Rotary members and their families. Contact your local club for application information and eligibility requirements.

Application timeline: Varies by club

Marquette contact:  Ericka Schmidt, Office of International Education

For more information: Rotary Scholarships

Schwarzman Scholars Program
Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing that is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the future.

Discipline and degree: One-year master's program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, in public policy, economics and business, or international studies

Eligibility: Bachelor's degree at time of scholarship, ages 18–28

Other requirements: Applicants are expected to have demonstrated excellence in their academic studies, and the most competitive candidates will be among the top students in their graduating class. There are no course prerequisites for applicants to the program, although some individual classes at Tsinghua University may have prerequisites.

Program: Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing that is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the future. The Schwarzman Scholars experience is anchored in a rigorous and innovative Master’s of Global Affairs Degree program at Tsinghua University, one of the country's leading universities. Drawing on the best traditions of Tsinghua and top academic institutions around the world, the curriculum bridges the academic and professional worlds to educate students about leadership and about China's expanding role in the world.

The program also provides scholars with unparalleled learning opportunities with leaders from China and the world through high-level interactions at lectures, an internship program, a mentors network, and intensive deep-dive travel seminars.

All courses will be taught in English.

Award: Full funding for tuition and fees, room and board, travel to and from Beijing, in-country study tour, required course books and supplies, a Lenovo laptop and smartphone, health insurance, and a modest personal stipend

Application timeline: Applications due at end of September

Marquette contact: University Honors Program

For more information: Schwarzman Scholars Program