Many other national award opportunities are available. A list of some of the most well-known awards is provided below (please note that this list is NOT comprehensive).
Students may apply for all of these awards directly and do not need to seek nomination from OSU. The Undergraduate Fellowship Office may be able to provide some assistance with these awards on a case-by-case basis--contact us for info.
These additional opportunities are loosely grouped into area of interest for your convenience.
A list of fellowships open to non-U.S. citizens is available for international students.
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst)
Various awards for study, research, and internships in Germany
• Deadlines: vary based on award
Ford Foundation Fellowships
Graduate funding for students pursuing PhDs in all fields who seek to increase the diversity of the nation's university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximizing the educational benefits of diversity, and increasing the number of professors using diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
Killam Undergraduate Fellowships for Americans
Undergraduate funding for U.S. students to undertake one semester or a full academic year of study as an exchange student in Canada
Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Graduate funding in all fields for students who are 1st- or 2nd- generation Americans
UK Fulbright Summer Institutes
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers summer programs at world-class UK universities to US undergraduates. Summer institutes are three to six weeks in length and provide an immersive academic, cultural, and social experience for freshmen or sophomores.
Rotary District Grants and Global Grants
Rotary International awards funding for graduate study and humanitarian projects abroad. Students should contact their local Rotary Clubs and Districts to inquire about scholarship availability and application processes.
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Josephine DeKarman Fellowship
Undergraduate funding for students entering their senior year; emphasis on Humanities
Public Service/International Focus
Clinton Fellowship for Service in India
Humanity in Action Fellowships in Europe
Intensive, five-week summer programs focused on the history of discrimination and resistance, democracy, and minority rights in Europe; open to undergraduates and recent graduates
John Lewis Fellowship in Atlanta
Month-long, paid summer program exploring race and civil rights, immigration, and Native American issues; open to sophomores, juniors, seniors and recent graduates
Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
Stipend for graduating seniors to pursue a public service project anywhere in the world
Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship
Open to juniors, fellows attend a summer institute and receive funding for graduate school focusing on public policy and international affairs
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Fields
DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) Program
Paid, summer research experiences for sophomores and juniors in Germany; no German language skills required
Dept. of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF)
Funding for graduate school in fields that utilize high performance computing to solve complex problems in science and engineering
Dept. of Energy Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (SSGF)
Funding for graduate school in fields related to stewardship science, such as high energy density physics, nuclear science, or materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Internship Program
Ten-week summer research experiences for undergraduates majoring in DHS-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines
Hertz Foundation Fellowship
Funding towards PhDs in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences
NIH Oxford & Cambridge Biomedical Sciences Program
Funding for students pursuing a DPhil in biomedical sciences at Oxford or Cambridge; students will receive an Oxford or Cambridge degree, but split their time between the UK and the NIH in Maryland
NIH-University Partnership Programs
Funding for graduate school in the biomedical sciences (PhD), via joint programs with numerous universities and the National Institute of Health
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Scholarships
Provides summer research opportunities across the country for undergraduates in science & engineering
Science, Mathematics, & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship
Sponsored by the Department of Defense, the award provides funding, internships, and post-graduate employment for both undergraduate and graduate students in STEM fields
Whitaker International Fellowship Program
One year of funding for recent biomedical engineering graduates to conduct research, pursue graduate study, or undertake an internship abroad
Austrian Government English Teaching Assistantship Program
Paid positions teaching English and sharing U.S. culture in Austrian secondary schools for recent graduates with German language skills
French Ministry of Education Teaching Assistant Program
Seven-month, paid English teaching positions in France and Francophone countries; must have proficiency in French
North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain
Paid positions teaching English and sharing U.S. culture in Spain, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education; must have bachelor's degree by start of assignment and be proficient in Spanish language
Knowles Teaching Fellowships
Support for recent graduates aspiring to teach science, technology, or mathematics at the secondary school level