Fellowship Opportunities

Please note: These are estimated deadlines, please check the fellowship page for specific deadlines

College of Engineering Scholarships and Financial Aid Resources


Program descriptions for most fellowships may be found under the relevant cohort:

If you know of a scholarship or fellowship not listed below, but feel it is a good opportunity for our students, please email meugrad@engineering.ucsb.edu with its details.




AfterCollege Science Student Scholarship Late June
AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship Late June
AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship Late June

American Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) Fellowship

Early November

American Veterans Scholarship

Late April

Amgen Scholarship

Various deadlines in February; Please see website for specific program dates

Ankin Law Office Scholarship for Disabled Veterans


Audre Lorde Scholarships Mid-July

Baer Reintegration Scholarship

Opens in October; Due in January

Beinecke Scholarship** 

Nomination packages due the second Wednesday in February

Boren Graduate Fellowship

Late January

Boren Scholarship**

Early February

Broida-Hirschfelder Graduate Fellowship

March 16th

Brython Davis Endowment Graduate Fellowship

March 16th

Business Plan Scholarship

due in Fall and Spring Quarter

Career Development Grant

Mid November

CDC Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health


Churchill Scholarship**

Mid November

Critical Language Scholarship

Open mid-October; Due mid-November

CLS (Critical Language) Scholarship

Fall Quarter

Cultural Vistas Fellowship

Mid November

Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation Late March

DAAD EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program)-Bundestag Internship


DAAD German Studies Research Grant

Early November & Early May

DAAD RISE Professional

Open Early November; Due Mid December

DAAD Study & Internship Program (SIP) in Germany


DAAD University Summer Course Grant

Open Mid-September; Due early December

Davis Projects for Peace**


DOE (Dept. of Energy) Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Early January 

DHS (Dept. of Homeland Security) Summer Internship Program


Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship December 15th 
Disabled Veterans Scholarship Early February
Eaton Multicultural Scholarship Program (EMSP) Opens Mid May; Due Late June
Education Matters Scholarship Late November

Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

Application opens in October

Employment BOOST Business and STEM Scholarship Early July

ESTEEM Scholarship

Mid October

Ethel Louise Armstrong Scholarship

Early June

Family Epilepsy Scholarship Porgram Early February

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Mid December 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program**

Open Early April; Due Early October 

Fulbright US-UK Summer Institutes Scholarship

Early February 

Gaither Junior Fellowship**


Gamma Mu Foundation Late March

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Early October US citizens based in the USA; All other eligible applicants check the course directory for deadlines

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship**

Fall, Spring, Summer, & Academic Year programs available; Please check website for timelines for each program

Glamour's Top Ten College Women Prize

Early November 

Goldwater Scholarship**

Last Friday of January 

Guggolz Memorial Scholarship June

Hertz Foundation Fellowship

Opens Mid-August; Due Late October

HIA (Humanity in Action) Fellowship

Early January 

Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship (NOAA)

Late January

Humane Studies Fellowship

Opens Early October; Due Early April 

I Have a Dream Scholarship

Late January

Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award **

Opens Mid October; Due Early January 

Jackson-Strike Scholarship Late March

James D. Kline Fund for International Studies

Late March 

James Madison Memorial Junior Fellowship Early March
James "Rhio" O'Connor Monthly
John Deere Scholarship Opens Mid May; Due Late June

John Lewis Fellowship

Early January 

Josephine De Karman Fellowship

Opens Early October

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowship Early January
Language Flagship Varies by Program
Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarship Late July
Lifetime Adoption Foundation Scholarship 3 months prior to start of classes
Long Converse Graduate Fellowship Mid March
Marshall Scholarship Late September

Math for America Newton Fellowship Program


McNair Scholars Program

New Transfer and Students Graduating in 2020 Due late October; Students Graduating in 2021 late January 

MFA (Math for America) Fellowship

Each MFA program has its own deadline.

Mitchell Scholarship**

Late September 

MyBioSource Inc. Scholarship for "S.T.E.M." Majors Late June

NDSEG (National Defense Science & Engineering) Graduate Fellowship

Opens Early September; Due Early December

New York Women in Communications, Inc. (NYWICI) Foundation Scholarship


NIH (National Institute of Health) Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Opens January 2019; Due March 2019

NIH (National Institute of Health) GPP (Graduate Partnerships Program)

Early December; see also partner institution deadlines.

National Scholarship Program January

NIH Summer Internship Programs

Opens Mid-November; Due Early March 

NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholarship

Early December 

NIH UGSP (Undergraduate Scholarship Program)

Open January 2019; Due March 2019

Northrop Grumman Scholarship Opens Mid May; Due Late June

NPSC (National Physical Science Consortium) Fellowship

Opens late August 25; Due early December 

NSF (National Science Foundation) Graduate Research Fellowship


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October 22, 2018 Life Sciences and Geosciences deadline
October 23, 2018 Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials Research deadline
October 25, 2018 Social Sciences, Psychology, STEM deadline
October 26, 2018 Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy deadline

NYWICI (New York Women in Communications, Inc.) Foundation Scholarship

Opens mid-November; Due Last Friday of January

Office of Intelligence and Analysis Internship Program

Summer 2020 applications open late summer of 2019

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Internship Program


Olivia Long Converse Graduate Fellowship


OPM Recent Graduate Program


OPM Presidential Management Fellows Program

Open Early October; Due late October 

Out to Innovate Scholarship Early June
Paralyzed Veterans Scholarship Open in April; Due in June

Payne International Development Fellowship 

Late December 

P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education Deadline Varies

Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Late September 

Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship


Placek Grant Early March
Point Foundation Scholarship Late January
Point Scholar Program Late January

Princeton in Africa

Late October

Princeton in Asia

Early November 

Princeton in Latin America

Mid November 

Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship

Early November 

Rangel International Affairs Program

Mid-September for Graduate Fellowship Program; 

Open Mid October; Due Early February for Summer Enrichment Program 

Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund Early March

Rhodes Scholarship**

Open Early July; Due First Wednesday of October 2018

Rotary Global Grant Scholarship

Late June

RWTH-Aachen Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Mid December for winter and summer semesters

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award Mid-January

Schwarzman Scholars Program**

Opens Early January; Due Late May 

Scoville Peace Fellowship

Early October for Spring 2019 fellowship

Sheila C. Johnson Fellowship

Harvard Kennedy School deadline Early December; Fellowship deadline is late January 2019

SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) Boeing Scholarship Opens Mid May; Due Late June
SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) Chevron Scholarship Opens Mid May; Due Late June
SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) Dissertation Scholarship Opens February; Due Late June
SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) Graduate Scholarship Opens February; Due Late June
SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) Professional Scholarship Opens February; Due Late June
SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) Undergraduate Scholarship Opens February; Due Late June

SMART (Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation) Scholarship

Opens Early August; Due Early December 

SOARS (Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science) Program

February 2019

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship Program

Sophomore-Graduate Students: Open Early December; Due Mid-February

Freshmen Students: Open Early March; Due Early May

Soros Fellowship

Early November 

St. Andrew's Society of New York Graduate Study Scholarship**

December 15th of senior year

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Late January

Truman Scholarship**

Early February

Tylenol Scholarship Program

Opens May; Due June

Udall Scholarship**

Early March 

UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards** 


Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics

Mid December 

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships

First Application Mid October; Second Application Late November, Third Application Late January