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Below are some of the major national programs for which we coordinate SHSU applications and nominations. Contact us to apply!

Fellowship Description

Study-abroad funding ($8,000 for a summer, $10,000 for a semester, or $25,000 for a full academic year) to undergraduate and graduate U.S. citizens who study outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. One-year service obligation to U.S. government in a position with national security responsibilities. Students need language aptitude and commitment to public service. 

Who can apply: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, graduates

Deadline: January-February

Critical Language

The CLS Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any major who are U.S. citizens. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and provides full funding for students to participate in a 7-10 week critical language summer program. Eligibility requirements vary depending on the language of study.

Who can applyFreshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduates

Deadline: November

Freeman Asia

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Who can applyFreshmen, sophomores, juniors

Deadline: April


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs to recent graduates and graduate students. 

Who can apply: Seniors, graduates

Deadline: September

Fund for Education Abroad

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as undergraduates in US universities/colleges who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks (a minimum of 30 days) during summer or semester abroad programs.

Who can applyFreshmen, sophomores, juniors

Deadline: January/September

Gates Cambridge

Awarded to outstanding applicants from outside the UK to pursue a postgraduate degree in any subject at the University of Cambridge.

Who can apply: Seniors, graduates

Deadline: October


Awards of up to $5,000 to support U.S. citizen undergraduate receiving Federal Pell Grant funding. Students studying in Critical Need Language countries may receive a $3,000 supplement for a total possible award of $8,000. Applicants must be studying abroad for at least 3 weeks.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship: The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child dependents of active duty service members and who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs.

Who can applyFreshmen, sophomores, juniors

Deadline: March/October


Undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually for rising college juniors and seniors who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

Who can apply: Sophomores, juniors

Deadline: January


Two years of funded study at any university in Great Britain, graduate or undergraduate degree in any subject. For seniors and recent grads under 30 who are U.S. citizens. Selection is based on an outstanding academic record, remarkable participation in extracurricular activities, and evidence of individual initiative and public leadership.

Who can apply: Seniors

Deadline: September


One academic year of graduate study in any discipline at any university in Ireland (both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland). For seniors and recent grads under 30 who are U.S. citizens. 

Who can apply: Seniors

Deadline: September


Provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service.

Who can apply: Senior, graduates

Deadline: October


Awards fellowships towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees (up to $34,000) for completion of a two-year masters degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, communications).

Who can apply: Senior

Deadline: October


The Rhodes Scholarship is a highly prestigious award that enables a student to study at Oxford University in the United Kingdom for two years with the possibility of a third year. 

Who can apply: Seniors

Deadline: October


The fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States for New Americans (immigrants or the children of immigrants) who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. Each award is for up to a total of $90,000.

Who can apply: Seniors, graduates

Deadline: October


$30,000 for graduate school in public service fields. For college juniors with exceptional leadership potential intending to pursue graduate study to prepare for a career in government or public service. 

Who can apply: Juniors

Deadline: February

*Requires SHSU sponsorship