Scholar Programs, Fellowships, and Cohorts
Many of these opportunities likely focus on post-bac or summer opportunities.
National and UW Seattle Opportunities. The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at the University of Washington is a Ph.D. preparatory program that prepares eligible first-generation, low-income, and/or minority undergraduate students for doctoral study through involvement in research and scholarly activities.
The purpose of the McNair Scholars Program is to assist in the academic and professional development of undergraduates whose goals are to teach and research at the college level. In order to help students achieve these goals, the program sponsors and supports undergraduate experiences that lay the foundation for a successful graduate school experience.
UW McNair Scholars Program: washington.edu/uwmcnair
McNair Scholars (a Dept. of Ed. - TRIO) Program: mcnairscholars.com/resources
For graduating students and alumni
Fulbright US Student Program
Applicants for study/research awards design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. The study/research awards are available in approximately 140 countries. Applications are due in the Spring (usually April). Awards can be open study, but there are field-specific opportunities in arts, Business, Journalism & Communication, and STEM/Public Health. UW internal deadline: September. National deadline: October.
Shwartzman Scholars - Masters of Global Affairs Program, China
Apply for a one-year, fully-funded master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to build a global community of future leaders who will serve to deepen understanding between China and the rest of the world. Application period (US/global passport holders) is usually open from April to September. Applicants for Chinese passport holders is usually January to May. Read more about Shwartzman Scholars.
DAAD Scholarships - Masters or Research Opportunities
German Academic Exchange Service: The German government provides several scholarships to support students in pursing graduate study or research at German institutions. Visit the DAAD-USA website to search the database of International Master’s programs in Germany. Application deadlines vary.