Other Awards

Featured Awards

The following awards are those that UCR students most commonly apply to and are considered featured awards. 

  • Capital Fellows Program

    Fellows work for 10 - 11 months, receive health benefits, a monthly stipend, and are employees of Sacramento State. They work as full-time members of a legislative, executive, or judicial branch office, and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges. Fellows also enroll as graduate students at Sacramento State and receive graduate units from the Sacramento State Government Department or Public Policy and Administration Program. The enrollment fees are paid by the programs.

    Minimum GPA: 3.2
    Program suitable for: Seniors, Alumni
    National Deadline: February (check program website for specific date)

  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program

    One-year fellowship to graduating seniors and recent grads who desire careers in international relations. Carnegie Junior Fellowship program provides a substantive one-year working experience in Washington, D.C. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to scholars working on Carnegie Endowment programs.

    Minimum GPA: 3.2
    Program suitable for: Seniors
    Campus Deadline: Early December
    National Deadline: January (check program website for specific date)

    TO APPLY

    1. Notify us at ugr.ucr.edu of your intent to apply.
  • Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

    The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $95,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides mentorship and professional development support. Fellows can use the fellowship to attend two-year master's programs in U.S. institutions to study any area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, economics, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship and Foreign Service entry requirements, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State, embarking on a uniquely rewarding career of international service. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.2, and be U.S. citizens. 30 Fellowships awarded annually.

    Minimum GPA: 3.2
    Program suitable for: Seniors
    National Deadline: (Check program website for specific date)

    TO APPLY

    For more information and to apply directly at https://www.rangelprogram.org/

  • CORO Fellows

    This fellowship trains ethical, diverse civic leaders nationwide. Coro fellows engage in government, business, labor, and not-for-profit community organizations; and participate in special community and political problem-solving processes.
     

    Minimum GPA: 3.2
    Award suitable for: Seniors, Alumni
    National deadline: January (check program website for specific date)

    The Coro Fellows Program develops emerging leaders to work and lead across different sectors by equipping them with knowledge, skills, and networks to accelerate positive change. We achieve our mission by:

    • Honing communication and critical-thinking skills with an approach unlike those taught in any other professional or academic programs. This empowers you to build relationships faster and increase your impact.
    • Exposing you to multiple sectors. By working across various industries, you directly experience whole-systems thinking that provides a tangible understanding of different paths to being effective.
    • Providing a cohort structure that gives you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to practice complex decision-making and active feedback. This allows you to better lead across differences.
    • Facilitating hands-on learning in real-life situations. This ensures you grow from your experience and develop the skills and confidence to tackle whatever issue or opportunity comes next.

    TO APPLY

    For more information and to apply directly at www.corofellowship.org

  • Gates Cambridge

    Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Scholars are selected based on outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, a commitment to improving the lives of others.

    Minimum GPA: 3.7
    Award suitable for: Seniors, Alumni
    Deadline: (See program website for deadline date)

    Established by a donation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation an international scholarship program to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge. The trustees award scholarships on the basis of a candidate’s intellectual ability, leadership capacity, and desire to apply talent and knowledge for the benefit of others by finding solutions to problems facing the societies of the world.

    Each scholarship covers the university composition fee and college fees at the appropriate rate, a maintenance allowance for a single student, one economy one-way airfare from the scholar’s normal country of residence to the U.K. at the beginning of the course of study or research, and one economy one-way airfare from the U.K. to the scholar’s normal country of residence at the end of the course of study or research. 

    TO APPLY

    Applicants must simultaneously apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship and admission to Cambridge. Deadline dates vary for admission to Cambridge. Most deadline dates are October to November. The online application form (GRADSAF) is available at <www.gatesscholar.org>.

  • NSF GRFP - National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

    The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. As the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the GRFP has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers.

    Minimum GPA: 3.2
    Award suitable for: Seniors, Alumni
    National Deadline: Late October/Early November (see website for specific dates by discipline)

    The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

    NSF Fellows are anticipated to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. These individuals are crucial to maintaining and advancing the nation's technological infrastructure and national security as well as contributing to the economic well-being of society at large.

    Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.

    TO APPLY

    Apply directly through the NSF-GRFP’s website at https://www.nsfgrfp.org/

  • Public Policy & International Affairs Program

    Junior Summer Institutes is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.  The successful completion of a summer institute is a requirement for PPIA Fellows to qualify for graduate school benefits. Summer Institutes are held at University of Michigan, UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University.

    Minimum GPA: 3.2
    Award suitable for: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors
    National Deadline: Check program website for specific date
     

    TO APPLY

    Apply directly at PPIA website, https://ppiaprogram.org/

  • Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART)

    An opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. Students pursuing degrees related to the following are encouraged to apply: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Biosciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering , Geosciences , Industrial and Systems Engineering (technical tracks only), Information Sciences , Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering , Nuclear Engineering , Oceanography , Operations Research (technical tracks only), Physics.

    Minimum GPA: 3.2
    Award suitable for: Seniors
    National Deadline: December (check program website for deadline)

    TO APPLY

    Visit program website at https://smartscholarshipprod.service-now.com/smart for more information and to apply.

  • Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

    Pickering Fellowship is one of the State Department’s premier recruitment programs aimed at increasing diversity among U.S. Foreign Service officers. The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. The Pickering Fellowship has both an undergraduate and graduate program. Pickering Undergraduate applicants must apply as rising seniors; Graduate applicants must be seeking admission to a two-year master's degree program in fall of 2015. The Pickering Graduate Fellowships provide up to $37,500 annually for academic expenses, covering the first and second year of graduate study, and include two paid State Department summer internships (domestic and abroad), as well as professional development through workshops and informational seminars and mentoring by U.S. Foreign Service Officers.

    Minimum GPA: 3.2
    Award suitable for: Seniors, Alumni
    National Deadline: January (check program website for specific date)

    TO APPLY

    Visit program website at https://pickeringfellowship.org/ for more information and to apply.

 Other Awards

 


Major Awards Category Academic Level

Deadline

Min. GPA key words
ACFE Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program Business So, Jr, Sr, Grad February   Accounting, finance, criminal justice
Actuarial Diversity Scholarships Business So, Jr, Sr June 3.0 Under-represented students, actuarial science
Actuary of Tomorrow Stuart A. Robertson Memorial Scholarship Business So, Jr, Sr June 3.0 Actuarial science, business, finance
American Chemical Society Scholars Program STEM Fr, So, Jr, Sr March 3.0 Under-represented students, environmental science, toxicology, chemical sciences
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship All Fr, So, Jr March 3.0 Study abroad, cultural immersion, international service, critical languages
BHW Women in STEM Academic Scholarship STEM Fr, So, Jr, Sr, Alumni April 3.0 Undergraduate, graduate studies
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships All Fr, So, Jr, Sr, Alumni February 3.0 Study abroad, research, cultural immersion, critical languages
Capital Fellows Humanities, Social Sciences Sr, Alumni February 3.2 Public policy, public service, leadership, government
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange All Fr, So, Jr, Sr, Jr, Alumni December 3.0 International, cultural immersion, language immersion
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellowship Program All Sr January 3.0 policy, government, leadership, advocacy
CORO Fellowship Humanities, Social Sciences Sr, Alumni January 3.0 Leadership, public policy, public service, government
Critical Language Scholarship All Fr, So, Jr, Sr, Alumni Visit website 3.0 Study abroad, critical languages
(DAAD) EMGIP-Bundestag Internship STEM Jr, Sr Visit website 3.0 International, research, internship, German language study
(DAAD) German Studies Research Grant STEM Jr Visit website 3.0 International, STEM, research
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund Humanities, Social Sciences So, Jr, Sr, Alumni   3.0 Social justice, economic justice, peace studies
Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees All Sr October & January 3.5 International graduate study, masters education
Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities Humanities, Social Sciences Sr January 3.5 International graduate study, humanities, Oxford College
Father James B. Macelwane Annual Award in Meteorology STEM So, Jr, Sr June   Meteorology, atmospheric sciences, oceanic sciences, hydrology
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship All Sr November   Teaching, research
Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship Humanitives, Social Sciences So, Jr February 3.0 Study abroad, international, languages, underrepresented students
Gates-Cambridge All Sr, Alumni October 3.5 Graduate studies, leadership
GEM Fellowship Program STEM Sr November 2.8 Research & development, product development, underrepresented students
Generation Google Scholarship STEM Jr, Sr     Computer science, underrepresented students
Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity STEM Alumni December 3.7 STEM research
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Humanities, Social Sciences Sr January 3.0 Post-graduate fellowship, peacebuilding/conflict resolution
Hertz Foundation Fellowship STEM Sr October   Post-graduate fellowship, human health, national security, space exploration
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities Scholarship Program All So, Jr, Sr, Alumni Year Round 3.0 Hispanic/Latino/a/x, leadership, government, advocacy
Hispanic Scholarship Programs Humanities, Social Sciences Fr, So, Jr, Sr February 2.5 Internships, career development, DACA
Hispanas Organized for Political Equality College Leadership Program All So, Jr, Sr, Alumni Year Round 3.0 Hispanic/Latino/a/x/, leadership, 
Humanity in Action Fellowship Humanities, Social Sciences Jr, Sr, Alumni February 3.0 Human rights, international democracy, structural injustice
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Humanities, Social Sciences Sr March   History, government, civics, teaching
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program STEM Sr November 3.0 Science, engineering, military
National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program STEM Sr, Alumni December   Doctoral training, biomedical research
National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program STEM Fr, So, Jr, Sr, Alumni March   Underrepresented students, biomedical, behavioral, social science, and health-related research
National Science Foundation - Graduate Research Fellowship Program STEM Sr, Alumni October, November 3.2 Graduate studies
NCAA Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program All Sr, Alumni January 3.5 Student-athlete, graduate studies, leadership
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans All Sr, Alumni November   Graduate studies, immigrants, first generation
Pickering Fellowship Humanities, Social Sciences Sr September 3.2 Foreign service, international affairs, leadership
Presidential Management Fellows Program Humanities, Social Sciences Alumni     Leadership, public service, government
Project Global Officer Humanities, Social Sciences Fr, So, Jr, Sr, Alumni     ROTC, language, intercultural communication, leadership, miliatary
Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) STEM Sr December 3.0 Graduate studies
Teach for America All Sr, Alumni   2.5 Teaching, underserved communities
WW  Teaching Fellowship STEM Jr, Sr, Alumni October, November, January 3.0 Education, teaching high-need secondary schools
Women Techmakers Scholars Program STEM Fr, So, Jr, Masters, PhD December 3.0 Women in tech, leadership, academic performance