The Top Scholarships office supports the following graduate scholarships and fellowships:

Each year the Endowment offers 8-10 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 from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates. Those who have begun graduate studies are not eligible for consideration. Carnegie Endowment’s nomination deadline is January 15 of each year. Colleges generally set an earlier application deadline. Contact Deborah Viles for information about the application process.

Carnegie Information

The Churchill foundation seeks students of exceptional academic promise in a math, science, or engineering field to study at Churchill College, Cambridge University.  They expect students to make new and creative contributions to their fields.

Churchill Information

  • the largest and most prestigious U.S. government international exchange program
  • offers opportunities for students to undertake international graduate study, research, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.
  • awarded approximately six thousand grants in 2010, totaling more than $322.3 million, to U.S. students, teachers, professionals, and scholars
  • sends U.S. awardees to study, teach, and conduct research in more than 155 countries

Fulbright Information

This scholarship was created to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge. The Trustees are required to award scholarships on the basis of a person’s intellectual ability, leadership capacity and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others.

Gates Information

The Marshall Scholarship looks to support intellectually distinguished young Americans who are likely to be strong leaders in their fields to study in the U.K., to gain cultural understanding, and to act as ambassadors between the U.K. and the U.S.

Marshall Information

Named to honor the former US Senator’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, the George J. Mitchell Scholarships are intended to familiarize and connect the next generation of American leadership with the island of Ireland.

Mitchell Information

The program seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship develops a source of trained men and women from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department who are dedicated to representing America’s interests abroad. Each successful candidate is obligated to a minimum of three years’ service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer.

Pickering Information

Extraordinary intellectual distinction is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for election to a Rhodes Scholarship. Selection committees seek excellence in qualities of mind and in qualities of person; the Rhodes Scholarships are investments in individuals rather than in project proposals. Accordingly, applications are sought from talented students without restriction as to their field of academic specialization or career plans although the proposed course of study must be available at Oxford, and the applicant’s undergraduate program must provide a sufficient basis for study in the proposed field.

Rhodes Information

Schwarzman Scholars supports up to 200 Scholars annually from the U.S., China, and around the world for a one-year master’s in global affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University — ranked first in Asia as an indispensable base for China’s political, business, and technological leadership. Scholars chosen for this highly selective program will live in Beijing for a year of study and cultural immersion — attending lectures, traveling around the region, and developing a better understanding of China. 

 Schwarzman Scholarship

The Soros program is intended to support individuals who are “new Americans,” students whose parents are naturalized citizens or who are naturalized citizens themselves.  The program looks for students who retain loyalty and a sense of commitment to their country of origin as well as the United States, but regard the United States as their primary residence.  Candidates must demonstrate the relevance of graduate studies to their long-term career goals and potential in enhancing their contributions to society.  While academic record is certainly relevant, the program also looks for leadership, creativity and a commitment to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The fellowship looks for people who have used their opportunities well and who will be leaders in their fields.

Soros Information