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List of Fellowship Opportunities

Though not an exhaustive list of all fellowship opportunities, these awards are ones that the Fellowship Advising Office find to be a good fit for Boise State students and are ones that we will assist applicants in pursuing.

We encourage you to study the different opportunities available, keeping in mind that most application processes should begin months (or a year) in advance. If you would like assistance in pursuing a fellowship not included on our list below, we recommend working with a faculty mentor and getting feedback from Writing Center graduate consultants. If you would like information on a wider range of fellowships, we recommend consulting these external fellowship databases:

List of Fellowships

Any Undergraduate Year

Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

Application Due: February 3, 2021

The Boren Undergraduate Scholarship is for freshman through seniors who are U.S. citizens. The Boren provides students up to $20,000 to study abroad in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. The applicant should have a broad interest in national security.

Freshman | Sophomore

Fulbright UK Summer Scholarship

Application Due: Early February (see website for this year’s deadline)

The Fulbright Summer Institute for US Undergraduates  allows US citizens, at least 18 years of age, to participate in a three to six week academic and cultural summer program in the UK. Participants in these programs will get an opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage, and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research, and communication skills.

Sophomore | Junior

Udall undergraduate Scholarship

Application Due: March 5, 2020

The Udall Scholarship awards $7,000 to 60 U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or U.S. permanent residents who are sophomores or juniors committed to a career related to the environment, or to Native American sophomores or juniors interested in tribal policy or health care.

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Application Due: Last Friday in January

The Goldwater Scholarship is for juniors or exceptional sophomores who are current U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or resident aliens. The Goldwater awards on- or two-year $7500 awards to the students who demonstrate strong evidence of contributing to the technological advances of the U.S. Applicants should be committed to pursuing a Ph.D in the research fields of mathematics, sciences, or engineering.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Application Due: February 2, 2021

The Truman Scholarship is for college juniors who are U.S. citizens pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. The Truman awards $30,000 towards graduate studies to students with a record of community service and a commitment to a career in public service. Public service includes government, uniformed services, public interest organizations, non-governmental research or educational organizations, public and private schools, and other public service-oriented non-profit organizations.

Beinecke Scholarship

Application Due: Second Wednesday in February

The Beinecke Scholarship is for college juniors who are U.S. citizens looking to earn a PhD or MFA in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. 20 Beinecke Scholars are selected annually on the basis of superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement (3.7+ GPA), and personal promise. This award provides $34,000 towards graduate funding. Boise State may forward one nominee for this award.

Senior | Postgraduate

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Application Due: October 13 2020

The Fulbright Scholarship is for U.S. citizens who are seniors, graduate/professional students, and graduates. The Fulbright fully funds one year of study, research, or English teaching in any country where there is a Fulbright Commission.  Some shorter term programs are available.

Marshall Scholarship

Application Due: September 28, 2020

The Marshall Scholarship is for U.S. citizens with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.7. Seniors, graduate/professional students, and graduates are eligible to apply within two years of their undergraduate graduation. The Marshall fully funds one to three years of study leading to a degree at any British university.

Rhodes Scholarship

Application Due: First Wednesday of October

The Rhodes Scholarship is for U.S. citizens or citizens of Australia, Bermuda, Botswana, Canada, Commonwealth Caribbean, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Namibia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palestine, South Africa, Swaziland, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Zambia or Zimbabwe under the age of 24 who are seniors, graduate/professionals, and graduate students. Eligible non-U.S. citizens may apply from their home country on the basis of degrees from U.S. universities and may have an earlier deadline. The Rhodes fully funds two to three years of study leading to a degree at Oxford University, England.

Mitchell Scholarship

Application Due: September 25, 2020

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program is a national, competitive scholarship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. The program is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.