Scholarships & Awards

This is a list of some well-known nationally competitive scholarships, but is by no means an exhaustive inventory.  Explore these pages, but also talk to faculty mentors and search the web to find scholarships that match your particular interests.

As you look at each scholarship or fellowship opportunity, be aware that

  • some organizations limit the number of applicants from each college or university (for these awards, SU has an internal pre-application process);
  • others require institutional endorsement, which is provided only to students who work with CFSA;
  • others allow students to apply without input or endorsement from the home university.

Whether or not you are required to apply through Syracuse University, CFSA is here to advise and assist you in the application process. If you’re interested in any of the scholarships below, please complete the CFSA student interest form or get in touch with a CFSA advisor. Please also note that CFSA often hosts interest sessions or writing workshops for applicants to select scholarships. Visit the CFSA events page for an updated schedule.

Award Name
Amgen Scholars
Astronaut Scholarship
B.A. Rudolph Foundation Undergraduate Public Service Scholarship
Beinecke Scholarship
Boren Graduate Fellowship
Boren STEM Initiative
Boren Undergraduate Scholarship
Carnegie Junior Fellows Program
Critical Language Scholarship
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program)
DAAD RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
Ford Predoctoral Fellowship
Fulbright English Teaching Award (ETA)
Fulbright Study/Research Grant
Fulbright UK Summer Institutes
Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship
Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Gilman Scholarship
Goldwater Scholarship
Hertz Scholarship
Knight-Hennessy Scholars
Luce Scholars Program
Madison Fellowship
Marshall Scholarship
Mitchell Scholarship
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows
National Institute of Health (NIH) Cambridge/Oxford Scholars Program
NOAA – Hollings Scholarship
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Payne Fellowship Program
Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Program
Rangel Graduate Fellowship
Rhodes Scholarship
Saint Andrew's Scholarship
Schwarzman Scholars
Scoville Peace Fellowship
Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Tillman Scholars
Truman Scholarship
Udall Scholarship