Scholarships and Fellowships

National fellowships and scholarships, while highly competitive, can provide invaluable opportunities.

Scholarships or fellowships often fund the last years of undergraduate education or study abroad opportunities and can open the door for volunteer service after graduation.

We work to match students’ interests and goals with opportunities, supervise award nominations, review application materials and guide students through application process.

Most competitive scholarships and fellowships require a time-consuming application process involving a personal statement, letters of support and sometimes interview and nomination by the College. Interested students are encouraged to begin exploring options early in their college careers, and our team can help with research.

Scholarships and fellowships

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding.


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study or research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. Fulbright scholars will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. Fulbright also offers UK Summer Institutes, three-to-four week programs for US undergraduate students. 


The Truman Scholarship is the premier graduate fellowship in the United States for those pursuing careers as public service leaders. The program’s mission makes it a beacon for public service for young people across the United States. The Truman Scholarship program envisions a country that deeply values public servants. 


The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program is a highly selective six-week summer institute for rising college juniors offered unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of American’s first president just outside our nation’s capital. 

The program offers a dynamic and stimulating leadership curriculum that encourages students to examine their personal strengths, identify areas for growth, and ultimately take action as a leader. In that spirit, these leadership lessons are taught within a framework highlighting the inspirational leadership model of George Washington.

Each week students will meet with some of the nation’s top leaders, engage with the other Fellows on leadership styles and skills, and collaborate with their assigned mentor on their individual capstone projects.