Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Knight-Hennessy Scholars receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford University. This includes the JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as all joint- and dual-degrees. Open to all students; citizens and non-citizens. (Visit website for deadlines).

Fulbright US Student Program

The Fulbright US Student Program funds one year of English teaching assistantship, research, or graduate study abroad (over 140 participating countries). On-campus application process and support. Contact Jessica Fowle for more information.

Program Overview

Grantees plan their own programs which may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school or special projects in the social or life sciences or combinations. English teaching assistantships are also available in many countries and are usually the more appropriate choice for graduating seniors.

The program promotes cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding on a person to person basis in an atmosphere of academic integrity and intellectual freedom.

Deadlines

  • The Statement of Grant Purpose and the Personal Statement must be submitted to the Fulbright Program Advisor (Jessica Fowle) by the first campus deadline of August 27, 2021 (before the start of Fall Quarter!). Want more time to work on revisions after receiving feedback or want to do multiple rounds of revisions? Send your materials in by the Early Bird deadline of August 6, 2021.
  • Applicants must submit the complete online application including final drafts of proposals and personal statements, transcripts.
  • Letters of recommendation must be electronically submitted by no later than September 15, 2021.
  • Language evaluations must also be electronically submitted by no later than September 15, 2021.
  • It is highly recommended that you consult Jessica Fowle, faculty or other advisors for comments on your proposal and personal statement before submitting your application to the Fulbright Committee. 
  • The Fulbright Campus Committee will schedule an interview with each candidate during second through third week.
  • Re-submission of the final application must be prior to the October 12, 2021 deadline established by the IIE.

The Fulbright Scholarship is highly competitive and the successful applicant must carefully research the opportunities in universities of the country he/she proposes for carrying out the proposed program.  The Graduate Fellowships Committee will assist students in preparing their application if sufficient time is allowed (at least four weeks prior to the campus deadline).

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of post-graduate study at Cambridge University for up to three years. The deadlines for US citizens is mid-October. Deadlines for international students vary (either early December of early January) depending on course of study. Check website for details

What it covers:

  • One round-trip economy airfare
  • Cambridge tuition and fees
  • Maintenance allowance
  • Discretionary allowance

Selection criteria:

  • Excellent transcripts showing evidence of sustained academic achievement in study
  • References able to speak knowledgeably about the candidate’s actual academic performance and his or her potential for scholarly growth
  • Ability to show how study at Cambridge would help them achieve their personal goals

Application procedures:

Applicants submit their application for admission and funding (Gates Cambridge and other funding) via the University’s Graduate Application Portal.

To be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you must complete the section to apply for admission to a course and a College place and the Gates Cambridge part of the funding section. Gates Cambridge has access to the full application for admission and funding when reviewing applications. Review the How to Apply page for all details.

Visit the British Council website for more information on education, scholarships, and other funding for study in the United Kingdom.

Immigrants Rising Scholarship and Fellowship List

A list compiled by Immigrants Rising of both undergraduate and graduate/post-graduate scholarships and fellowships that do not require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency.

William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

The William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is an immersive,10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, and public health.