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Davies-Jackson Scholarship

Award: Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich educational environment of St. John's.

The Davies-Jackson Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records, who are the first in their families to graduate college, to participate in a course of study at St. John's College at the University of Cambridge. Graduating seniors may apply for the two-year B.A. degree program.

Application Requirements: To be eligible for the Davies-Jackson Scholarship applicants must be American citizens who are graduating seniors enrolled in one of the private liberal arts colleges and universities on the list of eligible institutions. The applicant should be the first in their family to graduate from college.

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Fulbright Scholarship

Award: Round-trip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs, based on the cost of living in the host country and accident & sickness health benefits.
Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

The U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master\\\\\\\'s and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide.

Application Requirements: Must hold a B.A. degree or the equivalent before the beginning date of the grant. Must have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and to carry out proposed study. Extent to which the candidate and the project will help to advance the program aim of promoting mutual understanding among nations. Ability of the supervising agencies abroad to arrange supervision. Requirements of programs in individual countries. In many countries, only advanced degree candidates may apply, and in some countries, certain fields of study are closed. Check with IIE before filing an application if you do not meet country specifications.

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USD Faculty Contact: Martin Repinecz, PhD (

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Award: Gates Cambridge Scholarships are prestigious, highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They are awarded 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: October 21, 2021

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are one of the most prestigious international scholarships in the world. The program was established in 2000 by a donation of US$210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge; this is the largest ever single donation to a UK university.

Application Requirements: High achieving student applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study at the University of Cambridge: PhD (three year research-only degree); MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree); or a one year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)

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George C. Marshall Scholarships

Award: The Scholarships are tenable at any British university and cover two years of study in any discipline, at either undergraduate or graduate level, leading to the award of a British University degree. The award covers university fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.
Application Deadline: September 1, 2021

The George C. Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom.

Application Requirements: Open only to United States citizens who (by the time they take up their Scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA (after freshman year) of 3.7. To qualify for awards tenable from next fall, candidates must have graduated from their undergraduate college or university no more than three years previous to this date (although this restriction may be waived in the case of those wishing to read business studies or an allied subject). There is also an internal USD process before this deadline, please email the USD contact for more details.

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USD Faculty Contact: Cassandra Gomez (

McNair Scholars Summer Research Program

Award: USD McNair Summer Research Interns are eligible for: $2500 stipend, $250 research supplies fund, Campus housing for duration of the Summer Research Program, GRE test preparation, GRE fee waiver or reduction.
Application Deadline: February 28, 2020

This program identifies and prepares eligible students for graduate studies leading to the PhD by providing research training and early scholarly experiences to high-achieving undergraduate USD students.

Application Requirements: In order to submit a proposal for the McNair Summer Research Program you must first be accepted as a USD McNair Scholar.

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McNair Scholarship

Award: Award includes: stipend, research supplies funding, campus housing, GRE test preparation and GRE waiver or reduction
Application Deadline: February 28, 2020

The USD McNair Summer Research Program is an 8-10 week intensive academic experience that allows promising USD undergraduates the opportunity to explore their research inquiries, work closely with a USD faculty mentor, and learn about the doctoral career path.

Application Requirements: In order to submit a proposal for the McNair Summer Research Program, you must first be accepted as a USD McNair Scholar—this is a separate process than the research proposal.

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Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship

Award: Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each fellow receives tuition and living expenses that can total as much as $90,000 over two academic years.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2021

Paul and Daisy Soros, Hungarian immigrants and American philanthropists, established their fellowship program for New Americans in December 1997 with a charitable trust of fifty million dollars. They wished to \"give back to the country that had afforded them and their children such great opportunities and felt a fellowship program was an appropriate vehicle.\"

Application Requirements: To be eligible, you must be: A New American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country). Not yet 31 years old, as of the application deadline. A college senior or holder of a bachelor\'s degree. Not beyond your second year - if already enrolled - in the graduate degree program for which you request support. Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment.

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Rhodes Scholarship

Award: Financial and logistical support for graduate study at Oxford University.
Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

The Rhodes Scholarships were established after the death of Cecil Rhodes, who wished to improve the world through the diffusion of contemplative, dutiful, and energetic leaders. His hope was to bring able students from the English-speaking world and beyond to study at Oxford University. Note: There is also an internal USD process deadline for the Rhodes Scholarship application, please contact the Rhodes Faculty Point-Person for more details.

Application Requirements: literary and scholastic attainments; energy to use one\'s talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports; truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship; moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one\'s fellow beings. There is also an internal USD process before this deadline, please email the USD contact for more details.

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USD Faculty Contact: Cassandra Gomez (

USD Undergraduate Research (several opportunities)

Award: The student stipend amount for 2014 will be $3500. Students who need supplies or must travel to conduct their research can be awarded up to $500 towards these expenses.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

The USD SURE program is designed to support student-based research projects under supervision of a USD faculty mentor.

Application Requirements: The SURE program is open to all undergraduate majors, therefore the types of projects that may be funded with SURE awards vary widely. Projects must have a clear research or scholarship focus, and should be conducted in line with disciplinary standards of inquiry. SURE projects must be 10 weeks long and are performed in collaboration with a USD faculty mentor.

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von Ehrenberg Scholarship

Award: Varies; Number of awards per year: determined by the department chair.

Provides financial assistance to undergraduate students who have declared a major in art, architecture, art history, music or theatre. The scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board, instruments and supplies.

For questions and additional information, please email department chairs:

  • Art, Architecture + Art History -- Jessica Patterson at
  • Music -- David Harnish at
  • Theatre -- Scott Ripley at

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