Externally Funded Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships
These fellowships relate to graduate study in general and do not always have distinct disciplinary requirements. Scroll down the list or click to read about a particular award. Some fellowships might be cross-listed in categories besides this one.
- Academic Freedom Scholarship
- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
- Co-Op Opportunities - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Council on International Educational Exchange Awards for Study Abroad
- East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship
- The Harry S. Truman Scholarship for Public Service
- The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
- The Thomas O. Enders Fellowship
- US NNSA Nonproliferation Graduate Program (NGP)
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
One of the largest and most competitive scholarship programs in the nation, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship provides awards of up to $50,000 per year for up to six years of study to deserving low-income college seniors and recent college graduates (who graduated within the past five years).
The amount and duration of the Foundation's awards vary, based on factors that include cost of graduate education and other scholarships received. Approximately 1,000 students are nominated for the program each year, with approximately 50 receiving the Foundation's financial assistance to attend the nation's top graduate and professional schools.
Dr. Peggy Gordon Miller, Dean of the Texas Tech University Graduate School is the faculty designee who can submit nominations on behalf of Texas Tech University.back to top
Academic Freedom Scholarship
For graduate or undergraduate students in good academic and disciplinary standing at Texas Tech University. Recipient is selected in open competition on original essays addressing a broad range of academic freedom topics.
Application deadline: Third Friday in April. Winners are announced first Friday in May. The scholarship award is effective for the following academic year. Direct inquiries and application requests to the Scholarship Office, 308, West Hall.back to top
Co-Op Opportunities - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
A number of co-op opportunities are available in a variety of water resources and environmental-related fields through the US Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth office. Positions available include civil engineers, construction representatives, and engineering trainees. Students from a wide range of fields are eligible: civil or agricultural engineering, wildlife and fisheries science, rangeland management, recreation, parks and tourism sciences, and many others. Students may apply at any time. Co-op students are also eligible for health and life insurance benefits.
For more information, contact:
Ms. Kimberley N. Glenn,
Co-op Program Manager
US Army Corps of Engineers Division, Southwestern
Phone: (817) 978-4057
Fax: (817) 978-3461
LTC Emmett "Lem" Du Bose,
Jr. P.E., Deputy Commander
US Army Corps of Engineers District, Fort Worth
Phone: (817) 978-2300
Fax: (817) 878-3311
Council on International Educational Exchange Awards for Study Abroad
The CIEE offers awards to support study in non-traditional areas, to support underrepresented groups in study abroad, to support study in China, and to support research in tropical biology. Awards tend to be around $500 or $1,000 (more for study in China). Application deadlines vary.
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship for Public Service
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards merit-based $30,000 scholarships for undergraduates with junior-level standing who wish to pursue a career in government or other areas in public service and want to attend graduate or professional schools. Students must be nominated by a faculty representative from their university.
Application must be sent to:
Truman Scholarship Foundation
712 Jackson Place, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
For more information, go to www.truman.gov
East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship
The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides Master's and Doctoral funding for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the U.S. to participate in educational and research programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai'i. Through East-West Center affiliation, awardees become part of a growing network of students and alumni forging the shape and substance of the world's most vibrant region.
Center fellowships are provided for degree study at the University of Hawai'i and participation in the Center's international and intercultural programs. The Center and the University of Hawai'i, located in a unique island setting with a distinctive multicultural heritage, offer premier resources for studies on Asia, the Pacific, and the U.S.
Degree fellows have opportunities to participate in graduate certificate programs offered in leadership studies, international intercultural studies, population studies and natural resource management that enhance their degree studies. Other opportunities include invited participation in the Center's research projects in several areas of international study including politics, governance and security; economics; environmental change; population and health; education; and Pacific islands development.
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans supports thirty individuals a year for up to two years of graduate study in any subject anywhere in the United States. Students currently in graduate study are also eligible, though not past their second year. The Fellowship awards annually $20,000 maintenance and half tuition wherever the Fellow attends. Candidates must be either holders of Green Cards, naturalized citizens, or children of two naturalized citizen parents.
For more information, contact:
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 547-6926
Fax: (212) 548-4623
Or go to www.pdsoros.org.
The Thomas O. Enders Fellowship
The Thomas O. Enders Endowment funds this annual award of up to $30,000 for up to 9 months to support research dealing with Canadian studies or Canada-U.S. relations.
Guidelines for this award can be located at the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States website: www.acsus.org.
For questions, contact:
1317 F. Street NW, Suite 920
Washington, DC 20004-1151
Phone: (202) 393-2580
Fax: (202) 393-2582
NNSA Nonproliferation Graduate Program (NGP)
The Nonproliferation Graduate Program is a year-long fellowship program structured to promote awareness of professional opportunities in nonproliferation and to develop an exceptional talent pool that could aid the National Nuclear Security Administration in its national and international security work. NGP fellows work within NNSA's Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation on programs in support of detecting, preventing, and reversing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, while mitigating the risks of nuclear operations. The full-time program provides students with specialized, hands on training and practical experience on projects and initiatives over the course of the year, enabling participants to gain valuable experience with government agencies, national laboratories, and non-governmental organizations. Fellows work alongside senior NNSA officials and program managers, and opportunities within the USG are a possibility upon completion of their assignments. Applications for the next year are due in the autumn. Applications for the 2009 program are currently being accepted, the application deadline is October 30.
For questions, requests, and applications, contact: