Lawrentians are eligible to apply for a growing number of prestigious fellowships and scholarships. 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.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Kia Thao, Coordinator of Pre-professional Advising and Major Fellowships, at (920) 832-7401,

Post-Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships

ProgramDescription and ContactLocal Deadline (approximate)National Deadline (approximate)
Marshall ScholarshipsAwards are for two years of graduate study at a British University.Mid-SeptemberFirst week of October
Gates Cambridge Trust Merit-based scholarships for graduate study at Cambridge.End of SeptemberFirst week of October
Fulbright GrantsAwards of tuition, living expenses, and/or travel for graduate study, teaching and/or research in more than 100 countries.End of September (Notify Provost of intent to apply by September 23.)Mid-October
Rhodes ScholarshipsAwards to outstanding students for two-three years of study at Oxford.First week of OctoberSecond 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 parentsFirst week of OctoberNovember 1
Watson FellowshipsA "focused and disciplined Wanderjahr of the student's own devising."First week of OctoberFirst Tuesday of November
National Science Foundation Graduate FellowshipsAwards 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 DecemberMid January
Carnegie Endowment Junior FellowsA one year, full-time position with salary & benefits package, at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, D.C. to conduct research on a variety of international affairs issues for Carnegie publications.Mid-DecemberMid-January
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 DecemberEnd of January
Harry S. Truman ScholarshipsMerit-based scholarships for college students who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government or other public service.First week of JanuaryLast week of January
Barry M. Goldwater ScholarshipAn undergraduate scholarship awarded to juniors and seniors. The most prestigious award in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.Second week of JanuaryEnd of January
Morris K. Udall ScholarshipsAwards to undergraduates who intend to pursue careers related to the environment and to Native American and Alaskan undergraduates who intend to pursue careers in health care and tribal public policy.Mid-FebruaryBeginning of March
Rotary District 6220 Global ScholarshipGraduate 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 FebruaryLast day of February
James Madison Memorial FellowshipsAwards 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 15March 1


Funding Opportunities for Lawrence Undergraduates

Lawrence and Other ProgramsDescriptionDeadline (approximate, changes annually)ContactReview Committee
McNair Scholars ProgramFirst-generation, low-income and racially underrepresented for graduated school and the completion of doctorate degree.Late November / Early DecemberNancy WallRipon College
Eloise Frick Cherven Memorial Grant ProgramAn 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.Early MarchErin Chudacoff,
Office of Donor Engagement
Mark Lee,'76, Cheryl Ronk,'78, Peter Watt,'76 and Donor Engagement staff
Class of 1965 Student Activity FundAn 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.Late OctoberErin Chudacoff, Office of Donor EngagementLawrence faculty and staff
Dennis Huebner Pre-Law StipendProvides 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.Early MarchKia ThaoLawrence faculty and staff
Richard A. Harrison AwardOne 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 4Kia ThaoLawrence faculty and staff
William Schutte GrantA stipend for one student to spend the summer working on research with a faculty member in the Humanities or Social Sciences.March 4Kia ThaoLawrence faculty and staff
Bertrand A. Goldgar London FellowshipProvides 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 13Karen Hoffmann, English DepartmentEnglish Department faculty members
ACM-CIC Graduate School Exploration FellowshipOn-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.Mid April of Sophomore standingKia ThaoLawrence faulty and staff
Dyrud Family Collaboration GrantAwards 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.OngoingStudio Art CoordinatorStudio Art Coordinator, 2 Studio Art faculty, and Wriston Art Center Galleries Director
Class of 1968 Peace and Social Activism Project FundAn 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.Will not be awarded in
Erin Chudacoff,
Office of Donor Engagement
Five members of the class of 1968 and Donor Engagement staff


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