Lawrentians are eligible to apply for a growing number of prestigious scholarships and fellowships. Brief program descriptions, and information about deadlines and faculty contacts, are given below. Where available, active web links will take you to the home page for each program and to the list of past Lawrentians who have won these important awards. Please take a moment to consider these wonderful opportunities to continue and enhance the learning you have already begun here at the college

Post-Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships

Local Deadline
Campus Deadline

Marshall Scholarships

Awards are for two years of graduate study at a British University.


First week of October

Gates Cambridge Trust

Merit-based scholarships for graduate study at Cambridge.


First week of October

Fulbright Grants

Awards of tuition, living expenses, and/or travel for graduate study, teaching and/or research in more than 100 countries.

End of September (Notify Kia Thao of intent to apply by Sept.1)


Rhodes Scholarships

Awards to outstanding students for two-three years of study at Oxford.

First week of October

Second week of October

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

$20,000 maintenance and half tuition for up to two years of graduate study in any subject anywhere in the United States. Candidates must be either holders of Green Cards, naturalized citizens, or children of two naturalized parents.

First week of October

November 1

Watson Fellowships

A "focused and disciplined Wanderjahr of the student's own devising."

Last week of September

First Tuesday of November

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships

Awards for study and research leading to a master's or doctoral degrees in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science and philosophy of science, and to research-based Ph.D. degrees in science education.

First week of December


James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

A one year, full-time position with salary & benefits package, at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, D.C. to be a research assistant on a variety of international affairs issues for Carnegie publications.



National Security Education Program (Boren)

Graduate International Fellowships support graduate study in foreign languages and area studies of regions critical to U.S. national security.

End of December

End of January

Harry S. Truman Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships for college students who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government or other public service.

First week of January

Last week of January

Rotary District 6220 Global Scholarship

Graduate studies outside the U.S. in fields that support conflict resolution, peace studies, disease prevention/treatment, water sanitation, child health, literacy, and economic & community development.

Last day of February

Last day of February

James Madison Memorial Fellowships

Awards for prospective secondary school teachers of American history, American government, and social studies. Up to $24,000 to support graduate study at the master's level.

February 15

March 1


Undergraduate Fellowships and Scholarships

Approximate Due Date

DAAD Rise Summer Internships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Several Scholarship opportunities for all academic fields and on all academic levels. These grants usually cover cost of living during the stay in Germany and often include a travel stipend.

The U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. 



October / March

PPIA Fellowship Program

Designed to help students in pursuit of graduate degrees in public policy and international affairs.

November 1

Critical Language Scholarship

A fully funded overseas language and cultural immersion program  of the U.S. Department of State for American undergraduate and graduate students with the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries. 


Pickering Foreign Affairs Undergraduate Fellowship

Designed to develop a source of trained men and women who are dedicated to pursuing Foreign Service careers and representing America’s interests abroad. The Fellowship Identifies and attracts, based on financial need, outstanding students who represent racial, ethnic, gender, social and geographic diversity and prepares them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service by providing financial support, mentoring and professional development.


Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Provides scholarship support to undergraduate students majoring in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. The award provides support for tuition, room and board, books and fees.

Late January

Fulbright Summer Institutes

Three or four week academic, cultural immersion experience at various UK universities. Institutes themes and customized for US undergraduates or immersive experience with International Summer Schools.

January or February (TBD)

Boren Scholarships

These scholarships provide funding for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students studying in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Awards require rigorous language study, and the majority of awardees spend a full academic year abroad. In exchange for funding, Boren Award recipients commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Early February

Harry S. Truman Scholarships

Merit based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service.

Early February

Udall Scholarships

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships up to $7,000 for eligible academic expenses to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. Contact Kia Thao, campus representative, to register for the online application.

Early March


Lawrence and Other Programs

Lawrence and Other Programs
Deadline (approximate, changes annually)
Review Committee

Class of 1965 Student Activity Fund

An award to support  campus activities that provide an active, constructive and inclusive community beyond those sponsored by the college or the Lawrence University Community Council.


Erin Chudacoff, Office of Donor Engagement

Lawrence faculty and staff

ACM-B1G 10 Academic Alliance Graduate School Exploration Fellowship

On-campus mentoring opportunities with  faculty and staff, and a paid summer research opportunity following junior year for underrepresented students who are planned to pursue graduate study leading to research and/or teaching careers in higher education.

February of sophomore year

Kia Thao

Lawrence faulty and staff

Dennis Huebner Pre-Law Stipend

Provides a stipend of up to $2000 for LU students who are interested in enrolling in law school. Applicants must have junior standing and a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

Late February

Kia Thao

Lawrence faculty and staff

Richard A. Harrison Award

One or more small grants to students conducting independent research likely to lead to presentations at the Richard A. Harrison Symposium in the Humanities and Social Sciences held in May.

March 4

Kia Thao

Lawrence faculty and staff

William Schutte Grant

A stipend for one student to spend the summer working on research with a faculty member in the Humanities or Social Sciences.

March 4

Kia Thao

Lawrence faculty and staff

Eloise Frick Cherven Memorial Grant Program

An award in support of student projects and research that pursue some line of investigation or other activity that would broaden their experience or knowledge, help others, and prove of future value. Projects in any area are eligible, though preference will be given to students majoring in or projects related to geology.

Last week in March.  Visit here for application. 

Erin Chudacoff,

Office of Donor Engagement

Mark Lee,'76, Cheryl Ronk,'78, Peter Watt,'76 and Donor Engagement staff

Class of 1968 Peace and Social Activism Project Fund

An award in support of individual or collaborative projects by students and faculty that address issues related to peace and social activism in a historical or contemporary context from a local, regional, national, or global perspective.

Last week in March.  Visit here for application.

Erin Chudacoff,
Office of Donor Engagement

Five members of the class of 1968 and Donor Engagement staff

Bertrand A. Goldgar London Fellowship

Provides up to $2500 to pursue independent research in London. The fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis to a current Lawrence University student, preferably an English major or minor.

April 13

Karen Hoffmann, English Department

English Department faculty members

Dyrud Family Collaboration Grant

Awards available in support of student/faculty collaborative projects in the visual arts resulting in public exhibition. Award may cover stipends for students, materials, equipment, travel and other production expenses. Projects may be initiated by students or faculty, though preference will be given to students majoring or minoring in art, studio art faculty, and projects that advance creative achievement and innovation. Suggested grant amount $3,000-$5,000.


Studio Art Coordinator

Studio Art Coordinator, 2 Studio Art faculty, and Wriston Art Center Galleries Director

For more information, contact:

Kia Thao

Kia Thao

Center for Career, Life, and Community Engagement, Alice Chapman Hall, 209

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