Office for National Fellowships


Duquesne University is seeking talented undergraduate and graduate students interested in applying for prestigious national scholarship and fellowship opportunities. Successful candidates are typically in their junior or senior years of study and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Most successful candidates for these outstanding opportunities also have a record of achievement in service, organizational leadership, or scholarly research and publication. The process of competing for these scholarships and fellowships also offers the students a great personal and professional developmental experience. If you fit this profile and would be interested in talking to Duquesne’s scholarships and fellowships coordinator, please contact Christine Pollock by email at

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Featured Scholarships

The Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Trust provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. The Rhodes Scholarship application is available each year in early July. The application deadline is 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time on the first Wednesday of October each year.

The Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to fifty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. Applications are due typically before October of each year.

The Truman Scholarship

The Truman-Albright Fellowship is a year-long program available to scholars in Washington, DC. Fellows have full-time positions in public service and participate in activities designed to expand their knowledge, horizons, and networks as public service leaders. The application deadline is around February of each year--- this coming deadline is February 4th, 2020.

The Goldwater Scholarship

By providing scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, the Goldwater Foundation is helping ensure that the U.S. is producing the number of highly-qualified professionals the Nation needs in these critical fields. The names and the complete set of application materials for the students selected as an institution's Goldwater nominees must be uploaded to the Goldwater nomination site by the institution's Campus Representative on or before the application deadline, the last Friday in January at 5:00 p.m. Central Time.

The Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

Gates Cambridge will offer full-cost scholarships to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Application deadline is early October of each year.

The Fulbright Scholarship

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. Applications for the Fullbright Scholarship typically are due around October of each year.

The Fulbright Summer Institutes are three or four week programs for US undergraduate students, particularly Freshman and Sophomores. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university. Please note that as of December 29, 2020, the application release has been delayed due to the emergence of a new coronavirus strain in the UK.

The Udall Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. Check the website to see which category fits your goals best. Applications are available in September and the deadline is typically March of each year--- this coming year's deadline is March 5th, 2020.


NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

We are focused on recruiting top candidates who are pursuing PhDs or MD PhDs in biomedical research fields. We provide full funding for PhD training with degrees ultimately awarded by Oxford or Cambridge, and we provide significant supplemental support for medical training. The NIH MD PhD Program is availabel as well where students conduct research in the NIH intramural research program as part of a coordinated plan of dual-degree training with a U.S. medical school. Students can combine medical school training with the NIH OxCam PhD program in one of three academic tracks.

Davies-Jackson Scholarship

The Davies-Jackson Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records, who are among the first generation in their families to graduate college, to participate in a course of study at St. John's College at the University of Cambridge. Courses of study include a multitude of disciplines. ​Applications are accepted beginning September and must be received by early October. The successful candidate will be announced in January.