*Note: awards with an asterisk indicate alumni and/or graduate student eligibility. View full list of opportunities here.
University Endorsement Required
USC endorsement requires participation in a formal campus process as outlined on each fellowship page. Applicants are not able to apply directly.
Funding for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Fellowships are available for graduate students. U.S. citizenship required.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program*
Full funding for an academic year of research, English teaching, or internship abroad in over 140 countries for graduating seniors, graduate students and recent alumni. U.S. citizenship required.
Gilman International Scholarship
Scholarships for study abroad programs earning USC credit for summer, fall, spring or the whole academic year. Aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries where they go. U.S. citizenship required.
Luce Scholars Program*
Selects students and recent alumni with varied academic backgrounds who demonstrate leadership and have had no prior experience in Asian affairs to fund a one-year internship placement in a selected country in East, Southeast and South Asia. U.S. citizenship required.
Marshall Scholarship* (UK)
One or two years of graduate study at most universities in the U.K. (England, Scotland, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland). Desired qualities are demonstrated social concern and evidence that a candidate will be a leader both within his or her profession and within the broader community. U.S. citizenship required.
Mitchell Scholarship* (Ireland)
One year Masters degree funding for one of nine institutions in the Republic of Ireland. U.S. citizenship required.
Direct-apply fellowships do not require university endorsement to apply, however, AHF will conduct general advising and/or draft reviews during specified periods.
Fulbright U.S.-U.K. Summer Institutes
3-4 week summer academic and cultural immersion programs for undergraduates at universities in the United Kingdom. U.S. citizenship required.
Gates Cambridge* (UK)
One year of study as an affiliated student or graduate student at the University of Cambridge. The foundation seeks students to support intellectually outstanding postgraduate students with a capacity for leadership and a commitment to improving the lives of others.
Schwarzman Scholars* (China)
Fully-funded one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role.
If interested in this theme, these fellowships may also be considered. There is no formal campus process for the following awards.