Graduate Scholarships

Some of these scholarship opportunities are not specifically for graduate school, but they do require a bachelor's degree and do not require official University endorsement. The Office of National Scholarships works with all Pitt students and recent alumni seeking to create competitive applications for these awards.

Graduate and Post-Undergraduate Funding

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Program

The German Chancellor Fellowship Program provides recent university graduates with the financial support to spend a year in Germany pursuing research-based, self-developed projects at host institutions. Projects should be of social significance; have a long-term, publicly visible impact; and be in fields such as politics, public administration, media, business, economics, society, or culture. German language knowledge is NOT required. Applicants must be a national of the United States, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, Brazil, or India.

American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships & Grants Program

The American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships & Grants Program provides funding for American students, scholars, professionals and artists for one year of study and/or research in any discipline in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands or Greenland.

Cultural Vistas

Cultural Vistas offers several international programs, including the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange that facilitate dialogue and the sharing of ideas and promote global understanding through the lens of career exploration, civic engagement, leadership development, and professional training.

Department of Energy Scholars Program

The Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program offers summer internships to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students in the fields of engineering; physical sciences; environmental sciences; computer science and information technology; physics; business; policy; program management; mathematics; statistics; safety and health; accounting and finance; law; communications; and other related areas. U.S. citizenship required.

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF)

The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. 

The program fosters a community of energetic and committed Ph.D. students, alumni, DOE laboratory staff and other scientists who want to have an impact on the nation while advancing their research. Fellows come from diverse scientific and engineering disciplines but share a common interest in using computing in their research.

Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program

The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship provides field experience fighting hunger, poverty, social inequality, and racism through placements in community-based organizations across the country, and policy experience through placements in Washington, D.C. Fellows receive a financial package and housing support during the year-long Fellowship and an end of service award upon completion. U.S. citizenship is NOT required.

Erasmus Mundus

Erasmus Mundus is a two-year scholarship for all disciplines of master's-level graduate study funded by the European Union.  Students receive a master's from a European “Co-ordinator University” while also spending semesters at other universities in the European Union and beyond.  These Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters are distinguished by their academic excellence and by their high level of integration. Students at from all over the world can apply.

Ertegun (Mica and Ahmet) Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities

The Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities funds graduate studies in the humanities at Oxford in a unique setting that fosters dialogue across academic disciplines, cultures, and generations.  The scholarship emphasizes both academic excellence and leadership potential and is open to citizens from every country.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

The Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship provides three years of support for individuals engaged in research-based graduate study in eligible fields leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. Applicants should be committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and be well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship supports graduate study at Cambridge University in all fields. Applicants must show evidence of commitment to improving the lives of others and a suitability for Cambridge. Gates Cambridge is open to all nationalities (but deadlines vary based on citizenship).

Global Wales Postgraduate Scholarships

The Global Wales Postgraduate Scholarship program offers scholarships worth up to £10,000 - to study a full-time master's program in any field of studies in Wales. The scholarships are available to students from Vietnam, India, USA, Canada and countries of the European Union.

Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity

Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity support students pursuing graduate studies in the physical sciences and related engineering fields. GFSD welcomes applications from all students, with emphasis on recruitment of a diverse pool of female and underrepresented minority applicants. U.S. citizenship is required.

Hertz Foundation Applied Science Fellowship

The Hertz Fellowship provides unique financial and graduate fellowship support to the nation’s most remarkable students in the physical, biological and engineering sciences. Applicants must be seniors or graduates, about to start a PhD. Only open to US citizens and permanent residents.

Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Peace and Reconciliation

Queen's University Belfast will provide a full tuition-fee waiver to an exceptional female student from the U.S. who wishes to pursue master's study in a field related to politics, conflict transformation or human rights

Huntington (Samuel) Public Service Award

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend for graduating seniors to pursue one year of meaningful public service anywhere in the world, before student proceeds onto graduate school or a career of public service.

Madison (James) Graduate Fellowship

The James Madison Graduate Fellowship is for seniors and recent graduates who plan to pursue a career in teaching, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or civics classes where they will teach topics on the Constitution at the secondary school level. The program will fund an MA in History or a related field

Mississippi Teacher Corps

The Mississippi Teacher Corps offers a two-year program that trains non-education majors to teach in high-poverty public schools in Mississippi while working on a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Mississippi. Benefits include placement in a school with full salary and benefits and a full scholarship for graduate school. U.S. citizenship is NOT required.

National Institute of Health (NIH) Oxford Cambridge Scholars Program

Graduate students in biomedical research and/or pursuing an MD/PHD study in an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program at either Oxford or Cambridge culminating in the award of a DPhil or PhD in science. 

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)

The NSF GRFP provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required. 

Payne (Donald M.) International Development Graduate Fellowship

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program provides support for two years of graduate school for students pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need. U.S. citizenship is required. 

Pickering (Thomas R.) Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program provides academic and professional preparation for outstanding students interested in entering the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. 

Princeton in Asia

Recent college graduates obtain year-long jobs with educational institutions, businesses, media organizations, and NGOs throughout Asia. 

Princeton in Latin America

Princeton in Latin America is for public sector young professionals and post graduates seeking full-year fellowships in development work with non-profits throughout Latin America.

Princeton in Africa

Princeton in Africa offers year-long fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent for young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement. 

Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program

The PPIA Fellowship Program helps students achieve a master’s or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field. PPIA fellows participate in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI), where they are equipped with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in graduate school and in public service careers. PPIA alumni can also receive financial support for their graduate school education if they attend one of the programs in PPIA's Graduate School Consortium. 

Rangel (Charles B.) International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program and Summer Enrichment Program

The Rangel Program offers funding for graduate programs in international affairs for students committed to a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Open to undergraduates with outstanding academic backgrounds and significant international experience.

Rotary Global Grants

Rotary Global Grants are scholarships to fund graduate-level coursework or research in one of Rotary's areas of focus for a term of one to four academic years. 

Saltire Scholarship

Saltire Scholarships fund 1/2 of tuition for one year of graduate study in technology, science, creative industries, healthcare, medical sciences, and renewable/clean energy at any college or university in Scotland.  

Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Defense Education Program

The SMART Defense Education Program covers full tuition and living expenses for academically excellent students pursuing degrees in disciplines of particular interest to the Department of Defense, with subsequent job placement in civilian laboratories upon graduation. There is also a SMART Fellowship for graduate study.

Scoville Jr. (Herbert) Peace Fellowship

The six-to-nine-month Scoville Peace Fellowship provides the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Open to non-U.S. citizens.

Soros (Paul and Daisy) Fellowship for New Americans

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans covers 1/2 university tuition plus a $25,000/year grant for any US graduate study in the United States. Open to non-U.S. citizens.

Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) Program

This fully funded intensive Arabic language scholarship program is held at the Sultan Qaboos College for Teaching Arabic Language to Non-native Speakers in Manah, Oman. Applicants must have completed four semesters of university-level Arabic coursework before embarking on the program. U.S. citizenship is required. 

ThinkSwiss Scholarships

ThinkSwiss Scholarships support U.S. students to get a research experience or to participate in a summer school course in Switzerland. 

Tillman Scholars

The Tillman Scholars program supports our nation’s active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in their higher education. The scholarship covers educational expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living expenses.

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

The Tylenol Future Care Scholarship awards $10,000 and $5,000 grants to students pursuing health care-related fields.

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship supports graduate studies and a year of classroom teaching experience for those who wish to become STEM teachers in high-need urban or rural secondary schools. Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend and varying tuition assistance to complete a master's program in Georgia or New Jersey, and must commit to teaching at the secondary level for three years in that same state. 

Yenching Scholars

Yenching Scholars funds an interdisciplinary master’s program in China Studies at Peking University in Beijing for young people who show promise to lead and innovate in their fields.

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