Nationally Competitive Awards Directory

Research is the key to finding a scholarship or fellowship opportunity that fits you and your situation, and it is worth noting that most application processes require you to plan at least six months in advance. We encourage you to explore the opportunities below focusing first on eligibility requirements and next on scholar profiles and details of the award to evaluate the feasibility of your candidacy. 

*The awards below denoted with an asterisk require campus nomination. Potential applicants must complete the Iowa State University Application for Nationally Competitive Awards prior to the campus deadline for full consideration and are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the Assistant Director for Nationally Competitive Awards prior to beginning the application process.

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Award Categories

 

STEM-Based

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (freshmen/sophomores)

Cargill Global Scholars Program (freshmen/sophomores)

*Goldwater Scholarship (sophomores/juniors): Campus Application due 3rd Monday in October

*Udall Scholarship (sophomores/juniors): Campus Application due 3rd Monday in November

Natl. Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin Hollings Scholarship (sophomores/juniors)

DAAD RISE Program (Germany)

Hertz Fellowship

Amgen Research Scholars

National Defence Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

SMART Scholarship (DOD)

Brooke Owens Fellowship for Women in Aerospace 

 

Graduate School

*Fulbright (contact Anne Grevstad-Nordbrock in the Study Abroad Center at annegn@iastate.edu) 

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship (UK)

*Rhodes Scholarship for U.S. Students & for International Students (UK): Campus Application due1st Monday in August

Hertz Fellowship

Soros Fellowship

*Truman ScholarshipCampus Application due 1st Monday in November

Ford Foundation Fellowship

*Marshall Scholarship (UK): Campus Application due1st Monday in August

Mitchell Scholarship (Ireland)

Schwartzman Scholars (China)

Knight-Hennessy Scholars (Stanford)

Rotary Global Grants

National Defence Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

Coro Fellowship

 

Study/Research/Language Abroad

*FulbrightCampus Application due 2nd Monday in September

Rotary Global Grants

Boren Scholarship (contact Anne Grevstad-Nordbrock in the Study Abroad Center at annegn@iastate.edu)

MENAR Fellowship Program (Middle East)

DAAD RISE Program (Germany)

Critical Language Scholarship (contact Anne Grevstad-Nordbrock in the Study Abroad Center at annegn@iastate.edu)

Gilman Scholarship (contact Anne Grevstad-Nordbrock in the Study Abroad Center at annegn@iastate.edu)

*See the Iowa State University Study Abroad Center scholarship listing for further opportunities.

 

Public Service & Foreign Affairs

*Truman Scholarship

Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Rangel International Affairs Program

Payne International Development Fellowship

Rotary Global Grants

MENAR Fellowship Program (Middle East)

 

Summer & GAP Year Programs

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (freshmen/sophomores)

Amgen Research Scholars

DAAD RISE Program (Germany)

Fulbright UK Summer Institute (freshmen/sophomores/juniors)

Humanity in Action (undergraduates & recent grads)

Rangel Summer Enrichment Program (sophomores/juniors)

Natl. Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin Hollings Scholarship (sophomores/juniors)

Brooke Owens Fellowship for Women in Aerospace

Project Horseshoe Farm (GAP Year: leadership, community health, social entrepreneurship) 

Princeton in Latin American (GAP Year: Spanish and NGO work open to seniors/recent graduates)

Hertog Fellowship for Political Studies (Summer program open to undergrads/recent graduates)

Association of American Medical Colleges Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

 

Awards for Multicultural Students

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (freshmen/sophomores)

Rangel Summer Enrichment Program (sophomores/juniors)

Humanity in Action (undergraduates & recent grads)

Soros Fellowship

Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Payne International Development Fellowship

Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship