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National Prestigious Awards

The Office of Honors and Scholar Development works with current Howard University students in fulfilling their intellectual and professional goals by pursuing nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships.

For in-person advising or more information on developing a strong proposal for your fellowship application, email Dr. Kari Miller at kari.miller@howard.edu.table

The following scholarships and awards are administered by the Office of Honors and Scholar Development and may require University assistance or endorsement.  To receive email announcements for the following merit awards sign-up for email announcements from OHSD to receive information on upcoming campus deadlines and information sessions.   

  • Prestigious Merit Awards
  • Study Abroad Awards for Undergraduates
  • Foreign Language Study Awards
  • Additional Resources for Award Searches

Merit Awards and Fellowships

Beinecke Scholarship

SPONSOR: The Sperry Fund

AWARD DESCRIPTION: Opportunity for juniors (rising seniors), the Beinecke Scholarship supports graduate education in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. Scholars are encouraged to begin graduate study as soon as possible following graduation from college, and must utilize all of the funding within five years of completion of undergraduate studies.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kari Miller at kari.miller@howard.edu 

HU DEADLINE: Mid-January 

 

Fulbright U.S. Scholar

SPONSOR: U.S. Department of State

AWARD DESCRIPTION: The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides funding for research or teaching English abroad for a semester or year after the completion of undergraduate studies.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kari Miller at kari.miller@howard.edu 

HU DEADLINE: Mid-September

 

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

SPONSOR: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation/Gates Cambridge Trust

AWARD DESCRIPTION: The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are prestigious, highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kari Miller at kari.miller@howard.edu 

 

HBCU Fellowship 

SPONSOR: Columbia University, School of Professional Studies

AWARD DESCRIPTION: High-achieving undergraduate seniors selected by partner HBCUs are eligible for fellowships granting full tuition and housing for a range of master’s programs at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies.

For nomination information, contact Dr. Kanika Magee, Howard University School of Business at kanika.magee@howard.edu

HU Deadline: Varies

 

Hertz Foundation Scholarship (STEM)

SPONSOR: The Hertz Foundation

AWARD DESCRIPTION: The Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not need) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend.

ELIGIBILITY: http://hertzfoundation.org/fellowships/eligibility

For more information, please contact Dr. Kari Miller at kari.miller@howard.edu 

 

Knight-Hennessey Scholarship (Stanford)

SPONSOR: Stanford University

AWARD DESCRIPTION: The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program is designed to build a multidisciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world's greatest challenges.

ELIGIBILITY: https://knight-hennessy.stanford.edu/admission/eligibility

For more information, please contact Dr. Kari Miller at kari.miller@howard.edu 

 

Luce Scholarship (Asia)

SPONSOR: The Henry Luce Foundation

AWARD DESCRIPTION: The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia. 

ELIGIBILITY: http://www.hluce.org/lseligibility.aspx

For more information, please contact Dr. Kari Miller at kari.miller@howard.edu 

 

Marshall Scholarship (United Kingdom)

SPONSOR: The Marshall Commission

AWARD DESCRIPTION: The Marshall Scholarship provides funding for 1-2 years of postgraduate studies at a British university.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kari Miller at kari.miller@howard.edu 

HU DEADLINE: Beginning of September

 

Mitchell Scholarship

SPONSOR: US-Ireland Alliance

AWARD DESCRIPTION: The Mitchell Scholarship Program provides funding for a year of postgraduate studies at an Irish university.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kari Miller at kari.miller@howard.edu 

HU DEADLINE: Begining of September

 

National Science Foundation Graduate Student (NSF)

SPONSOR: Graham School of Continuing and Professional Studies, University of Chicago

AWARD DESCRIPTION: The NSF funds research and education in science and engineering, through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The Foundation accounts for about 20 percent of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kari Miller at kari.miller@howard.edu 

 

Rhodes Scholarship (Oxford) 

SPONSOR: The Rhodes Trust

AWARD DESCRIPTION: The Rhodes Scholarship provides funding for a Master’s Degree at Oxford University in the UK.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kari Miller at kari.miller@howard.edu 

HU DEADLINE: Beginning of September

 

Schwarzman Scholarship (China)

SPONSOR: Endowment funded by Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of Blackstone, Stephen A. Schwarzman

AWARD DESCRIPTION: Enrolling the inaugural class in 2016, the Schwarzman Scholarship will give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a one-year master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kari Miller at kari.miller@howard.edu 

HU DEADLINE: Beginning of September

 

Soros Fellowship for New Americans

SPONSOR: Paul & Daisy Soros Program

AWARD DESCRIPTION: The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship provides up to two years of funding for graduate school for new naturalized U.S. citizens.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kari Miller at kari.miller@howard.edu 

 

Truman Scholarship

SPONSOR: Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

AWARD DESCRIPTION: The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 for graduate study. Scholars also receive priority admission and supplemental financial aid at some premier graduate institutions, leadership training, career and graduate school counseling, and special internship opportunities within the federal government. Recipients must be U.S. citizens, have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills, be in the top quarter of their class, and be committed to careers in government or the non-profit sector.

ELIGIBILITY: Requirements are listed on the Truman Scholarship website.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kari Miller at kari.miller@howard.edu 

HU DEADLINE: Mid-November

 

University of Chicago HBCU Bridge Scholarship

SPONSOR: Graham School of Continuing and Professional Studies, University of Chicago

AWARD DESCRIPTION: Invitation for recent Howard University graduates or current seniors, for an exploratory academic year (similar to a Post-Baccalaureate program) of research, course exploration and advising. Students will receive airfare and ½ tuition for part-time study of 6 courses at the University of Chicago. Students will also receive mentoring and a specialized advisor from the UC Graham School. Students can apply to begin the program in Fall 2015 (September 28 - June 11) or Spring 2016 (January 4 - August 27).

For more information, please contact Dr. Kari Miller at kari.miller@howard.edu 

HU DEADLINE: Mid-August

ETS Presidential Scholarship 

SPONSOR: Educational Testing Service (ETS)

AWARD DESCRIPTION: ETS administers a merit-based, one-year, full-tuition scholarship. ETS will grant four awards to students attending private HBCUs and four awards to students attending public HBCUs to be applied during the 2015-2016 academic year.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kari Miller at kari.miller@howard.edu 

HU DEADLINE: Mid-March

 

Goldwater Scholarship (STEM) 

SPONSOR: Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation

AWARD DESCRIPTION: The Barry Goldwater Scholarship provides up to $7,500 annually for qualified undergraduate expenses, including tuition, room and board for rising juniors and seniors who demonstrate the potential for excellence in a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kari Miller at kari.miller@howard.edu 

HU DEADLINE: Late January

 

Morris Udall Scholarship

SPONSOR: Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation

AWARD DESCRIPTION: In 2015, the Udall Scholarship expects to award 50 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kari Miller at kari.miller@howard.edu 

HU DEADLINE: March

The following list of award programs involves the collaboration and recruitment efforts of Howard University faculty and program administrators. In addition to the list below, we encourage students to search our information on additional resources for award searches.

 

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program 

SPONSOR: U.S. Department of State and Howard University, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center

AWARD DESCRIPTION: The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy.

For more information, please contact Ms. Patricia Scroggs, pscroggs@howard.edu

HU DEADLINE: Early September

 

Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program 

SPONSOR: U.S. Department of State and Howard University Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center

AWARD DESCRIPTION: The Payne Fellowship seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. The program provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities provide a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.

For more information, please call (202) 806-4367

HU DEADLINE: Late January

 

 

Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program 

SPONSOR: Public Policy and International Affairs Program

AWARD DESCRIPTION: The PPIA program provides summer institute training and facilitates ongoing professional development.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kari Miller at paynefellows@howard.edu

HU DEADLINE: November

 

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

SPONSOR: U.S. Department of State and the Howard University Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center

AWARD DESCRIPTION: The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program provides academic and professional preparation for outstanding candidates to enter the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service, representing America’s interests abroad. Pickering Fellows are undergraduate and graduate students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kari Miller at kari.miller@howard.edu 

HU DEADLINE: Undergraduate: Late January; Graduate: Early September

Boren Scholarship 

SPONSOR: U.S. Department of Defense

AWARD DESCRIPTION: Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kari Miller at kari.miller@howard.edu 

HU DEADLINE: Mid-January

 

Critical Languages Scholarship (Summer Only) 

SPONSOR: U.S. Department of State

AWARD DESCRIPTION: The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kari Miller at kari.miller@howard.edu 

 

Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship (Summer Only) 

SPONSOR: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Organization

AWARD DESCRIPTION: This fellowship is a partnership between the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions and the Council on International Educational Exchange. The program is only available to raise undergraduatesophomores and juniors who have at least a 3.00 GPA.The purpose of the program is to provide scholarships opportunities for those students who demonstrate a financial need.Ten (10) Fellows will be selected. Awards will cover the full cost of travel and participation in a four-week study abroad program sponsored by CIEE.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kari Miller at kari.miller@howard.edu 

 

Gilman Scholarship 

SPONSOR: U.S. Department of State

AWARD DESCRIPTION: The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kari Miller at kari.miller@howard.edu 

HU DEADLINE: PROGRAM DEADLINE: Spring: Early October 
Fall/AY: Early March 
 

 

Luard-Morse Scholarship

SPONSOR: The English Speaking Union of the United States

AWARD DESCRIPTION: The Luard Morse Scholarship provides up to $25,000 towards a semester of study at an English University to deserving students attending United Negro College Fund institutions, or Hampton and Howard Universities. The scholarship is open to sophomore students in all disciplines and has been awarded to students majoring in economics, philosophy, finance, mathematics, liberal arts and the sciences.

Dr. Kari Miller, kari.miller@howard.edu, (202) 806-4029