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If you are interested in applying for prestigious national scholarship and fellowship opportunities, Duquesne is thrilled to support you in that process.

Duquesne is already home to many Goldwater and Fullbright Scholars, among others, and we would love to add you to that list.

How do I begin?

The most successful candidates start from here:

  • You usually apply for such opportunities during your sophomore or junior years of study, though first-year students are also encouraged to make inquiries.
  • You ideally 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.
  • You are willing to learn through the process of competing for these scholarships and fellowships, which offers 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 email Kevin%20Henderson, Coordinator of Student Fellowships and Associate Director of the Honors College.

Featured Scholarships

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

2022 Fulbright Information Session

Are you a student who has dreamed of studying or teaching abroad? Then the Fulbright U.S. Student Program may be in line with your goals!

If you're thinking about applying for the Fulbright program this year or would like to simply learn more, watch this engaging session! Go inside the mind of Dr. Kenneth Parker who has been a multi-term national reviewer for the Fulbright U.S. Student program, then hear from two Fulbright awardees, Alex Wolfe (Taiwan) and Michael Kramer (Germany) speaking from their respective postings. Are you a student who has dreamed of studying or teaching abroad? Then the Fulbright U.S. Student Program may be in line with your goals!

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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.

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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 available 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.

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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.

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