The American-Scandinavian Foundation
- Deadline: Early November
The American Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships and grants to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year. Applicants must have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their project in Scandinavia. The ASF considers it desirable that candidates have some ability in the language of the host country.
DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships
- Deadlines: Several throughout the year
The German Academic Exchange Service (known by its German acronym “DAAD”) provides undergraduate scholarships to study, do research for senior projects, or participant in internships in Germany. DAAD graduate fellowships support study, research, and language study in Germany.
Davies-Jackson Scholarships – Deadline November 1
The Davies-Jackson Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records, who are among the first in their families to graduate college, to participate in a course of study at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge. After two years of study, candidates are awarded a Cambridge B.A. degree, often referred to as the Cantab degree, which is the equivalent of a Master’s degree in the U.S.
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities – Deadline: Mid-November
To increase the presence of underrepresented minorities on the nation's college and university faculties, to enhance diversity on campuses, and to address the persisting effects of past discrimination, the Ford Foundation offers predoctoral fellowships to members of six minority groups whose underrepresentation in the professoriate has been severe and long-standing. The fellowship program identifies individuals with demonstrated ability and provides them the opportunity to engage in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. These successful scholars then inspire other students of color to pursue an academic career in teaching and research.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program – Deadline: Mid-October
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers three types of post-graduate awards: study and/or research abroad, practical training in the creative or performing arts, or the English Teaching Assistant Program.
Gates/Cambridge Scholarships – Deadline: October 15
Gates/Cambridge Scholarships are full-cost awards for graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The scholarships are highly competitive and are awarded to citizens of any country outside of the United Kingdom on the basis of the candidate's academic excellence, a good fit between the Scholar and the University of Cambridge, evidence of leadership potential and a commitment to improving the lives of others.
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships – Deadline: Late October
The Hertz Foundation’s Graduate Fellowships award, which is based on merit (not need) consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend to pursue a doctoral degree in a STEM field.
Intercollegiate Studies Institute Fellowships – Deadline: Early January
The ISI funds a variety of Fellowships, including the Richard M. Weaver Fellowship, the Western Civilization Fellowship, the Salvatori Fellowship and the William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purposes. In order to qualify for ISI graduate fellowships, applicants must engage in graduate studies for the purpose of teaching at the college level. Those attending pre-professional (medical, law) schools are ineligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and college seniors or graduate students who are familiar with ISI's purposes and programs and who receive The Intercollegiate Review. Applicants may apply for more than one fellowship, but an applicant may receive only one ISI fellowship during his academic career.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships – Various Deadlines in November
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has several scholarship programs, three of which are open to current or prospective Wartburg students: the College Scholarship Program for high school seniors to attend college (deadline: early November); the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship to enable community college students to transfer to four-year institutions (deadline: early November); and the Graduate arts Award to support graduate student in the creative or performing arts or creative writing (deadline: late November).
Lilly Graduate Fellowships - Wartburg Deadline: October 15; Deadline: Early November
The Lilly Graduate Fellows program supports, during the course of their graduate education, exceptionally well-qualified young men and women who have bachelor degrees from Wartburg College and other LFP Network schools who are interested in becoming teacher-scholars at church-related colleges and universities in the United States.
Marshall Scholarships – Wartburg Deadline: September 1; Deadline: October 1
Marshall Scholarships finance approximately 40 young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom each year. The Scholarships are tenable at any British university and cover two years of study in any discipline, at either undergraduate or graduate level, leading to the award of a British University degree.
R.J. McElroy Fellowships – Wartburg Deadline: January 5; Deadline: Late January
Every year the R.J. McElroy Trust offers two R.J. McElroy Fellowships to graduating liberal arts seniors from ten undergraduate institutions located in Northeast Iowa who intend to pursue graduate study toward a Doctor of Philosophy Degree. The goal of the fellowship is to encourage persons of accomplishment, intelligence, integrity, and leadership ability to pursue challenging academic careers and to provide financial assistance to candidates with outstanding graduate school potential.
George J. Mitchell Scholarships – Wartburg Deadline: September 1; Deadline: October 1
The US-Ireland Alliance has established the George J. Mitchell Scholarships to educate future American leaders about the island of Ireland and to provide tomorrow’s leaders with an understanding about, an interest in, and an affinity with, Ireland. Scholars are eligible to attend institutions of higher learning in Ireland, including the seven universities in the Republic of Ireland and the two universities in Northern Ireland for one academic year of graduate study.
NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships - Deadlines vary
The NCAA awards 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletic competition. The one-time grants of $7,500 are awarded for fall sports, winter sports and spring sports. Interested students should contact the Wartburg Faculty Athletic Representatives, Dr. Todd Reiher or Dr. Stephanie Toering Peters.
Rotary International Peace Fellowships – Deadline: July 1
Rotary International offers Peace Fellowships for graduate study in peace studies and conflict resolution at Rotary Peace Centers around the world, including Duke University in North Carolina. In addition, local Rotary clubs offer a variety of scholarships.
Rhodes Scholarships - Wartburg Deadline: September 1; Deadline: First Wednesday of October
Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. Each Scholar receives in addition a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Rhodes Trustees cover the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford, and upon application, may approve additional grants for research purposes or study-related travel.
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships – Deadline: November 1
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields and to partake of the American dream. Fellows must have shown potential in the fields for which they seek further education; the capacity for creativity, persistence and work; and the commitment to the values of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, which protect the American dream. Each year the Fellow receives a maintenance grant of $25,000 (paid in two installments) and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the Fellow.