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Rhodes Scholarship (UNM Deadline March): Every year 32 U.S. citizens are selected for this prestigious honor. The Rhodes Scholarship includes two years of study at the University of Oxford with the possibility of renewing for a third year. The award includes sufficient funds to cover tuition, laboratory, and matriculation costs as well as a stipend for semester living and summer travel.

Marshall Scholarship (UNM Deadline March): Up to 40 scholarships are awarded annually. Recipients may study in any British University, in any academic program that confers a degree. The Marshall allows for two years of fully paid tuition, room and board, a grant for books, travel, and personal expenses. The average award is $31,000 per year.

Mitchell Scholarship (UNM Deadline March): Twelve Mitchell scholars are selected each year in the United States. These students are given the opportunity to spend one year of postgraduate study at any university in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland in pursuit of any available discipline. The award covers tuition, room and board, and a $11,000 stipend.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship (Deadline in October): Gates Cambridge Scholarships are available to outstanding young men and women from outside the United Kingdom who wish to pursue a full-time graduate degree in any subject offered at the University of Cambridge. UNM Information Sessions - Handout || Power Point

Fulbright Scholarship (UNM Deadline September): The largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide

American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships (Deadline early November): ASF offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Over $300,000 is available for the 2013-14 competition. Awards are made in all fields.

Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship (Deadline in April and December): The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. Contact UNM Global Education Office.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowship for Advance Asian Language Study (Deadline December): One academic year of advance level language study in East or Southeast Asia in approved language programs.

Boren Scholarship (Undergraduate) (Deadline in early February): Boren Scholarships offer unique opportunities for U.S. undergraduates to study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American & the Caribbean, and the Middle East).Contact UNM Global Education Office.

Boren Scholarship (Graduate) (Deadline in early February): Boren Fellowships enable 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. The Fellowship supports students studying languages, cultures, and world regions other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Contact UNM Global Education Office.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellowships (Deadline mid January): 8-10 one year fellowships to graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates. See your school’s Nominating Official to learn more about the college application process.

Critical Language Scholarship Program - proved fully funded group based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for 7-10 weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students.Contact UNM Global Education Office.

DAAD Scholarships 

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest (Deadline December) 
Whatever the answer to essential questions of society and individual human beings may be, education is surely its major component. But what would education be without its ethical dimension? Many of us believe them to be inseparable. That is why this Prize in Ethics Essay Contest was established in 1989 by our Foundation. Thousands of students from hundreds of colleges and universities across the nation have participated. Through their writing, they explored their concerns and beliefs, their fears and their hopes. Awards includes $5,000 for first prize, $2,500 for second prize, $1,500 third prize, & $500 each for two honorable mentions. The contestant must be registered undergraduate full-time juniors or senior at accredited four-year colleges in the US during at the time of application.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships (Deadline in early November)
The predoctoral fellowships provide three years of support  for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. Predoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. 

HSF/General College Scholarship (Undergrad/Graduate) (Deadline in December)
HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Award amounts generally range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Josephine de Karman Fellowship (Deadline January) For US and International Students
The Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who died in 1951.   The purpose of this fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor von Karman’s high standards. A minimum of eight (8) fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year (fall and spring semesters or the equivalent where the quarterly system prevails), paid through the fellowship office of the university in which the recipient is enrolled for study in the United States.  Study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this country.  DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled graduating senior in a university or college located within the United States.    Postdoctoral and masters degree students are not eligible for consideration.  Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.

Killam Fellowship (Deadline January)
Killam Fellowship provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in Canada and the U.S. to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the other country. Offers a cash award of $10,000 plus $500 for health insurance.

Luce Scholars Program (Deadline in early November)
Provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year. Welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans (Deadline in early November)
The fellowships provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. Awards include $25,000 grant & up ½ of tuition per year for 2 years.

Point Foundation Scholarships (Deadline January): Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.

USA Today's All-USA College Academic Team: USA TODAY honors outstanding students with the All-USA Academic Teams. The top twenty students selected for each of the All-USA First Teams will receive a $2,500 cash award, trophy and will receive extensive national recognition through coverage in USA TODAY and Second and third teams are named and each receive certificates of achievement.