Scholarships and Fellowships

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program (U.S. Department of Education) – This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.  The U.S. Department of Education awards fellowships in selected fields of study of the arts, humanities and social sciences.  Panels of experts appointed by the Javits Fellowship Board (Board) select fellows according to criteria established by the Board. Students must demonstrate financial need by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Subject to the availability of funds, a fellow receives the Javits fellowship annually for up to the lesser of 48 months or the completion of their degree. The fellowship consists of an institutional payment (accepted by the institution of higher education in lieu of all tuition and fees for the fellow) and a stipend (based on the fellow’s financial need as determined by the measurements of the Federal Student Assistance Processing System. In fiscal year 2010, the maximum stipend was $30,000, and the institutional payment was $13,755. In fiscal year 2011, the maximum stipend will be $30,000 and the institutional payment is estimated to be $13,755.

Marshall Scholarship (The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission) – 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. As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programmes contributes to their ultimate personal success.

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship (Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation) 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.  In 2021, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 55 scholarships of up to $7,000 each.  The Udall Scholarship honors the legacies of Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.

McManus Washington Internship Scholarship (Pi Sigma Alpha)Pi Sigma Alpha awards four McManus Washington Internship Scholarships annually to members participating in political science internship programs in Washington, DC, for either the summer term or fall semester. Each scholarship is $2,000. At least one of the scholarships is reserved for a member participating in a program of The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC.) Nominations are due May 1. The recipients are announced by June 1.  The internship must take place in Washington, DC. It may be under the auspices of the candidate’s own institution or any other recognized internship organization, and the home institution must award academic credit for the internship.  Interested students should contact Dr. Joe Howard, Alpha Delta Theta Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha faculty advisor, at

Howard Penniman Graduate Scholarship (Pi Sigma Alpha)The Howard Penniman Scholarships for Graduate Study are awarded annually to up to five Pi Sigma Alpha members entering graduate school in political science in the upcoming academic year. Nominations must come from the chapter advisors, accompanied by an official application and supporting documents as specified in the program announcement. Nominations are due by May 1, and the winners are announced by June 15.  Each scholarship is $2,000.  Interested students should contact Dr. Joe Howard, Alpha Delta Theta Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha faculty advisor, at

Rhodes Scholarship (The Rhodes Trust, Oxford) – The Rhodes Scholarships is awarded annually to 32 American students who pursue masters and doctoral degrees at the University of Oxford.  The scholarship covers tuition, fees, travel, and living expenses for up to three years.

Rotary Foundation Scholarships (Rotary Foundation) – The Rotary Foundation and clubs invest in our future leaders and philanthropists by funding scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study.  Rotary clubs offer scholarships for secondary, undergraduate, or graduate study. Rotary club scholarships are given by individual clubs and are open to anyone except Rotary members and their families. Contact your local club for application information and eligibility requirements.

Soros Fellowships for New Americans – The Soros Fellowship for New Americans is awarded annually to 30 students who are legal resident aliens in the U.S., who were born overseas and have become naturalized American citizens, or whose parents were both born overseas and have become naturalized American citizens for up to two years of graduate study in the U.S.  The fellowships cover up to $36,000 each year for tuition and living expenses.

Truman Scholarship (Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation) The Truman Scholarship is awarded annually to up to 65 undergraduate students (junior level) who plan to attend graduate or law school.  Each scholarship is $30,000.  For more information regarding the Truman Scholarship, please contact Dr. Kim Hoffman, UCA Truman Scholarship representative, at

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