Center for Scholarly Engagement

National Fellowship and Scholarship List

Below is a brief description of the nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships available along with links to their websites. Since some of these require University nomination or endorsement, be sure to inquire early. Even if the award does not require institutional involvement, the CHASE office will be glad to assist you with your application. Check the scholarship websites for the exact application deadlines for this year. If you have interest in applying for one of these awards, contact Dr. Jones or visit Jordan Hall, Room 153.

International Graduate Study

Boren Fellowship ~ View Details

Boren Fellowship

Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

Institutional nomination is not required.

Application deadline: late January 2014, date TBA on their site in the near future.

Davies-Jackson Scholarship ~ View Details

Davies-Jackson Scholarship

Davies-Jackson Scholarship offers an opportunity for exceptional students who are the first in their family to graduate from college to study at St. John's College of Cambridge University in one of the following fields: archaeology, art history, anthropology, classics, economics, English, geography, history, modern languages, medieval languages, music, philosophy or social and political sciences. Institutional nomination is not required.

Institutional nomination is not required.

Application Deadline: November 1

Fulbright Program ~ View Details

Fulbright Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or English Teaching Assistantships. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S. Grant lengths and dates vary by country.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others' viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Current Butler students are required to apply through the University. Alumni may apply through the University or as "at-large" candidates.

Application deadline: October 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm EST.

Institutional deadline: September 13, 2013

Gates Cambridge Scholarship ~ View Details

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

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

Institutional endorsement is not required.

Application deadline: October 15, 2013 (for most U.S. applicants)

Goldwater Scholarship ~ View Details

Goldwater Scholarship

The purpose of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually.

Students may apply for the award during both the sophomore and junior year at Butler.

Institutional endorsement is required.

Application deadline: late January, 2014 specific information will be posted when available

University deadline: December 6, 2013

Madison Fellowship ~ View Details

Madison Fellowship

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. Generally, one Fellowship per state is awarded each year.

Institutional endorsement is not required.

Application deadline: March 1, 2014

Marshall Scholarship ~ View Details

Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

Institutional endorsement is required.

Application deadline: October 1, 2013

University deadline: September 13, 2013

Mitchell Scholarship ~ View Details

Mitchell Scholarship

George J. Mitchell Scholarships fund graduate study at any university in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. University nomination is required.

Application deadline: October 1, 2013

Institutional deadline: September 13, 2013

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship ~ View Details

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship. Undergraduate students who are pursuing admission to a graduate program may apply.

University nomination is not required.

Application deadline: early November

Rhodes Scholarship ~ View Details

Rhodes Scholarship

Rhodes Scholarship (

The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. The Rhodes Trust, a British charity established to honor the will and bequest of Cecil J. Rhodes, provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

University nomination is required.

Application deadline: October 2, 2013

Institutional deadline: September 6, 2013

Soros Fellowship ~ View Details

Soros Fellowships

The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.

Institutional endorsement is not required.

Application deadline: application available on 7/16/2013, deadlines announced at that time.

Truman Scholarship ~ View Details

Truman Scholarship

The Truman Scholarship aims to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.

Students apply for the Truman Scholarship during their Junior year.

Institutional endorsement is required. Interested applicants must consult with Dr. Jones

Application Deadline: February 4, 2014. 
University deadline: December 13, 2013.

Udall Scholarship ~ View Details

Udall Scholarship

Morris K. Udall Scholarships are awarded to sophomores or juniors who are pursuing careers related to the environment, or to native American and Alaska native students who intend to pursue careers in health care and tribal public policy.

University nomination is required.

Application deadline: Application available October 1, 2013. Application due March 5, 2014.

University deadline: January 24, 2014.

UNCF-Merck Scholarship ~ View Details

UNCF-Merck Scholarship

The United Negro College Fund and the Merck Company offer awards to African-Americans with demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in scientific research. University nomination is not required, but applications must be processed though the University, so allow time for that.

Application deadline: Information available 8/1/13, deadlines announced then. Likely mid-December.

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship ~ View Details

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation sponsors a variety of opportunities for applicants interested in pursuing careers in teaching, foreign service, or conservation. Ph.D. dissertation fellowships are also available in several fields. The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowships, funded through Lilly Endowment, offer recent graduates, mid-career professionals and retirees with backgrounds in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) support to pursue a master's degree with a commitment to teach in an urban or rural school district. University nomination is not required.

Application deadline: varies with program