Nationally Competitive Scholarships
Duke faculty & staff: Nominate a Duke Student for Nationally Competitive Scholarships!
Featured Nationally Competitive Scholarships
For Juniors, Seniors, Alumni, and Graduate Students applying for opportunities after Duke
Non-US citizens are eligible for starred opportunities! These include graduate school abroad and in the U.S. as well as global professional opportunities.
If you are planning to apply in the Fall of 2018 for any of these scholarships, please note that some internal deadlines have passed. Please look below for the scholarships you are interested in and click on the Process Sheet at the bottom of the scholarship page to learn how to apply-- if you are behind we need you to catch up as soon as possible. The hard deadlines begin in June.
- Churchill Scholarships
One year of study at Cambridge University for academically accomplished research scientists.
Research and graduate study grants offered in Germany to students studying at U.S. colleges and universities. Some programs are taught in English and do not require extensive knowledge of German.
- Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Fulbright offers experience abroad: teaching English, conducting independent research, or studying for one year in a master’s program to U.S. citizen seniors, alumni, grad & professional students.
A degree at Cambridge University for leaders in all fields committed to improving the lives of others.
- Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program*
Any masters, PhD or professional degrees at Stanford University for problem-solving leaders in all fields.
- James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Serve as a Research Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for one year
- Luce Scholars Program
Work placement in Asia for aspiring leaders in all fields with limited knowledge of Asia.
- Marshall Scholarships
Two+ years of study at any university in the United Kingdom.
- M David-Weill Scholarship
Two year Masters study at Sciences Po in Paris.
- Mitchell Scholarships
One year of Masters study in Ireland.
- Rhodes Scholarships*
Two+ years of funded study at Oxford University.
- Schwarzman Scholars*
A one year, fully-funded masters at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
For Sophomores and Juniors
- Beinecke for graduate study
- Boren Scholarships to travel and study less-commonly taught languages
- Critical Language Scholarships to travel and study less-commonly taught languages
- DAAD* study abroad to Germany
- DAAD-Rise* for summer STEM research in Germany
- Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (in Latin America, or the Middle East)
- Goldwater for STEM students intending PhD-level research
- Truman for community leaders intending graduate study
- Udall for environmental and Native American advocates
- UK-Fulbright Summer Institutes for short-term summer experience in the U.K.