Depending upon your interests and academic record, you may have the opportunity to become a candidate for competitive scholarships, fellowships, internships and community service opportunities. The Career Center is here to assist students with their national fellowship or scholarship applications. Please note that the following scholarships and fellowships require Vanderbilt University’s endorsement or nomination. If you are simply exploring your scholarship or fellowship options, please log into DoreWays and make an honors scholarship coaching appointment at the Career Center.

For this fall’s remaining competitive awards (Beinecke, Boren, Udall), please signal your Intent to Apply by filling out this form.

If you would like to discuss applying for next year’s cycle of awards, please sign up for a coaching appointment with:

  • Dorrie Presson ( for Churchill, Fulbright, James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program, Goldwater, Luce; and all general inquiries
  • Jackie Sheridan ( for Freeman Asia, Gilman, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Schwarzman, Truman

Note the deadlines listed below:

NameDescriptionIntent to Apply DeadlineVanderbilt Application DeadlineExternal Application Deadline
Beinecke Scholarship For juniors who have received need-based aid. For graduate study in arts, humanities, or social sciences.November 1, 2018January 11, 2019February 13, 2019
Boren ScholarshipBoren Scholarships fund US undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages abroad and who wish to work in the federal national security area.November 1, 2018January 11, 2019February 8, 2019
Churchill ScholarshipThe Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for one year at the University of Cambridge based at Churchill College for Master’s study in science, mathematics, and engineering.July 2, 2018September 17, 2018November 1, 2018
Freeman Awards for Study in AsiaFreeman Awards for Study in Asia provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.September 15, 2018October 17, 2018October 17, 2018
Fulbright U.S. Student ProgramThe Fulbright U.S. Student program offers English Teaching Assistant Awards, Open Study/Research Awards, and National Geographic Digital Storytelling fellowships for work and study abroad for one year.July 2, 2018August 24, 2018October 9, 2018
Gilman ScholarshipThe Gilman Scholarship enables students with financial need to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.September 15, 2018October 3, 2018October 3, 2018
Goldwater ScholarshipFor sophomores and juniors with strong research interests who intend to pursue a STEM-field research career.September 15, 2018October 29, 2018January 25, 2019
James C. Gaither Fellows Program (Carnegie Foundation) For graduating seniors or individuals who have graduated within the past academic year who are interested in international affairs research. One year research fellowship in Washington, D.C. through the Carnegie Foundation.September 15, 2018November 9, 2018January 15, 2019
Luce ScholarshipThe Luce Scholars Program provides seniors, graduate students, and young professionals stipends, language training, and placement in Asia.July 2, 2018October 1, 2018November 1, 2018
Marshall ScholarshipThe Marshall Scholarship finances young Americans to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.July 2, 2018August 24, 2018October 2, 2018
Mitchell ScholarshipThe Mitchell Scholarship is for a Masters degree at an eligible institution in the Republic of Ireland.July 2, 2018August 24, 2018September 29, 2018
Rhodes ScholarshipThe Rhodes Scholarship is an international postgraduate award for students to study at the University of Oxford.July 2, 2018August 24, 2018October 4, 2018
Schwarzman ScholarshipSchwarzman Scholars is Global Affairs Masters program in Beijing, China.July 2, 2018August 24, 2018September 28, 2018
Truman ScholarshipThe Truman Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for juniors who plan to pursue careers in government or public service.September 15, 2018October 24, 2018February 5, 2019
Udall ScholarshipThe Udall Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for sophomores and juniors pursuing a career in tribal health, tribal public policy, or the environment. November 1, 2018February 1, 2019March 8, 2019