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UAB set a new institutional Fulbright record in 2020. Eight students were selected as Fulbright Finalists, and two were named Alternates.

Sometimes the sheer volume of fellowship opportunities can be overwhelming. We’re glad to meet with you and discuss opportunities that match your specific goals and interests. We’ve also compiled this abbreviated listing of scholarships that other UAB students have pursued.

NameOverviewDeadlineFocus/PurposeClassificationCitizenship Status
Amgen Scholars ProgramThe Amgen Scholars U.S. Program provides selected undergraduate students throughout the U.S. with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the nation’s premier educational institutions.Februarysummer, research, STEM2nd year, 3rd yearPermanent Resident
BeineckeThe Beinecke Scholarship Program supports students of exceptional promise who intend to pursue graduate study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Applicants must be college juniors and must present evidence of having received need based financial aid during their undergraduate years. Each scholar receives $4,000.00 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an addition $30,000.00 while pursuing their advanced degree. (Institutional nomination required)Marchgraduate tuition, arts & humanities3rd year
Boren AwardThe Boren Awards provide up to $25000 to study abroad in areas critical to US interests including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. Boren Scholars and Fellows study a wide rance of critical languages including Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Swahili. Boren Awards are available to students of all proficiency levels who are committed to enhancing their skills. The Boren Scholarship is open to current undergraduate students, and the Boren Fellowship is open to current graduate and professional school students. Januarystudy abroad, language learning2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year, GR
Critical Language ScholarshipThe Critical Language Scholarship provides intensive overseas study in the critical need foreign languages of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjab, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. The 8-10 week program is designed to promote rapid language gains and essential intercultural fluency in regions that are critical to U.S national security and economic prosperity. Novemberlanguage learning, summer, study abroad2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year
Fulbright UK SummerThe Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three to four week programmes for US undergraduate students who have no or very little travel experience outside North America. These summer programmes provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on an academic and cultural summer programme. Participants in these programmes will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic programme at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.Februarystudy abroad, summer, leadership, social justice1st year, 2nd year
Fulbright USThe Fulbright US Student Program supports graduate study, teaching, and research in over 140 foreign countries. Candidates must be U.S. citizens who will hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent prior to receiving the grant. To be competitive, candidates should have a GPA of at least 3.3. Grants provide funds for transportation, language or orientation courses, where appropriate, tuition, books, maintenance for one academic year, and limited health and accident insurance.Septemberresearch, study abroad, gap year4th year, GR
Gates Cambridge ScholarshipThe Gates Cambridge Scholars Program's aim is to create a network of outstanding scholars from around the world who will become leaders in addressing global problems related to health, social equity, technology, and learning. The scholarships cover fees at Cambridge, living costs and other necessities as well as a contribution toward airfare. The annual value of the scholarship is in excess of $30,000 and may be renewed for four years for students wishing to obtain a Ph.D.Octobergraduate tuition, study abroad4th yearNon-Citizen, Permanent Resident
Gilman ScholarshipThe Gilman International Scholarship Program supports study abroad. The scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to enable them to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded for this current academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being $4,000.October & Marchstudy abroad1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year
Goldwater ScholarshipThe Goldwater Scholarship provides up to $7,500 per year for educational expenses to 300 sophomores and juniors. The purpose of the award is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. UAB applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.7 to be competitive. Applicants should have substantive, supervised undergraduate research experience and intend to pursue a STEM research career. (Institutional nomination required) Novemberundergraduate tuition, research, STEM2nd year, 3rd yearPermanent Resident
Humanity in ActionThe Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore issues of social justice, human rights, remembrance culture and civic engagement. Fellows will also acquire practical skills and work on the development of an Action Project, their own civil society initiative. After three weeks, they embark on implementing these Action Projects in their own communities. Januaryleadership, study abroad, social justice2nd year, 3rd yearNon-Citizen, Permanent Resident
Knight Hennessey ScholarshipThe Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program selects high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue a wide-ranging graduate education at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world. The award provides full funding for any post-graduate program at Stanford University, as well as leadership development training, professional mentorship, and experiential learning opportunities.Octobergraduate tuition, leadership4th yearNon-Citizen, Permanent Resident
Marshall ScholarshipThe Marshall Scholarships enable intellectually distinguished young Americans to study in the UK. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. Marshall Scholarships pay tuition and fees, personal travel and book allowances, and a living stipend. Candidates must be U.S. citizens who will have earned bachelor’s degrees by the following spring or have been graduated within the past three years. A grade point average of 3.7 or higher is mandatory. Applicants must show evidence of intellectual merit, ambassadorial potential, and leadership experience. Institutional nomination required. Septembergraduate tuition, study abroad4th year, GR
NIH IRTAThe NIH Postbac Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) program provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. Postbac IRTAs/CRTAs train in research groups directed by a Principal Investigator (PI). Research opportunities are offered in the biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences with opportunities to explore basic, translational, and clinical research. Students with experience in biology, engineering, epidemiology, psychology, mathematics, chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, nursing, physics, computer science, bioinformatics, and other health-related fields are invited to apply. 6 months prior to preferred start dateresearch, gap year, STEM4th year, GR
NSF-GRFPThe NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in the relevant science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. See the NSF website for the list of supported fields. NSF Graduate Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate study. Eligibility is limited to those individuals who, at the time of application, have completed no more than 20 semester hours or equivalent of graduate study in the fields supported by the program. In most cases, an individual has two opportunities to apply: during the senior year of college and in the first year of graduate school. The Fellows receive three years of support, $34,000 annual stipend and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the institution.Octoberresearch, graduate tuition, STEM4th year, GRPermanent Resident
NSF REUThe National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.Variessummer, research, STEM2nd year, 3rd yearPermanent Resident
Rhodes ScholarshipThe Rhodes Scholarship provides funding for two or three years of study at Oxford University in a field of the candidate’s own choosing. The scholarship pays for academic fees, plus an allowance to pay for travel fares and personal expenses. Candidates should have a GPA of 3.75 or higher and are selected on the basis of intellectual distinction, leadership, and service. The scholarship is highly competitive. Institutional nomination required. October & Marchgradaute tuition, study abroad4th yearNon-Citizen
SchwarzmannThe Schwarzman Scholars program, created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century, is designed to prepare young leaders to serve as a bridge between China and the rest of the world. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends. Students pursue a Masters in Global Affairs, taught in English, with concentrations in public policy, economics and business, or international studies.Septembergraduate tuition, study abroad4th year
Truman ScholarshipThe Truman Scholarship supports students who wish to pursue careers in public service fields. Each scholarship provides up to $30,000.00 for graduate study. Scholars also receive supplementary financial aid at leading graduate institutions, leadership training, career and graduate school counseling and special internship opportunities with the federal government. Applicants must have a strong academic and public service record and are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of their degree program as a condition of receiving Truman funds. Institional nomination required.Februarygraduate tuition, public service, leadership3rd year
Udall ScholarshipThe Udall Scholarship provides undergraduate tuition support for sophomores or juniors who aspire to environmental careers or for Native American students interested in health care or tribal policy. Scholars also particiate in professional development program the summer after they are selected. Instituional nomination required.MarchSTEM, undergraduate tuition3rd year
PD Soros Fellowship for New AmericansThe PD Soros Fellowship for New Americans provides grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. Each fellow receives tuition and living expenses that can total as much as $90,000 over two academic years. A Fellow may pursue a graduate degree in any field including law and medicine. Applications are accepted from candidates who have not yet begun their graduate studies and from candidates in their first or second year of graduate study as well. For the purpose of this fellowship, a New American is defined as an individual who is either a resident alien, a naturalized citizen, or is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.Octobergraduate tuition4th yearPermanent Resident
Voyager ScholarshipVoyager Scholars should have a passion for helping others, experience serving in or building community, and an expansive view of what’s possible through public service. This Scholarship believes that exposure to new places and experiences generates understanding, empathy, and cooperation which equips the next generation to create meaningful change. This scholarship gives college students financial aid to alleviate the burden of college debt, meaningful travel experiences to expand their horizons, and a network of mentors and leaders to support them. Applicants must be current sophomores.Marchgraduate tuition, travel, public service2nd year, 3rd yearPermanent Resident
Luce ScholarsThe Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program established by the Henry Luce Foundation. The fellowship provides for a year’s experience in Asia in an internship arranged individually for each scholar based on his or her specific interests, background and qualifications. The fellowship provides travel and living expenses plus salary which varies with the country of placement. The program is designed to give young leaders with no prior experience of Asia a chance to become acquainted with Asia and their Asian counterparts. Apply as a senior or a recent graduate.Octoberstudy abroad, internship4th yearPermanent Resident
Rangel International Affairs FellowshipThe Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who have an interest in pursuing a career in the Foreign Service of the Department of State. The Rangel Program encourages the involvement of members of minority groups and those with financial need. In this manner, it advances the goal of Secretary Rice and Congressman Rangel to create and excellent and diverse U.S. Foreign Service. The Rangel Program awards fellowships of up to $47,500 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees.Septembergraduate tuition, public service4th year, GR
Rangel Summer Enrichment ProgramThe Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.Februaryundergraduate enrichment2nd year, 3rd year
Pickering FellowshipThe Pickering Fellowship aims to support outstanding students who enroll in two-year master’s degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, and other academic fields who represent a diversity of backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship provides $37,500 annually for tuition, room, board and mandatory fees during the first and second year of graduate school. The award also includes reimbursement for books and a travel allowance. In addition fellows receive stipends during participation in one domestic summer internship between the first and second year of graduate study and one summer overseas internship following the second year of graduate school. Each successful candidate agrees to provide a minimum of three years’ service as a Foreign Service officer. Apply as a senior or a recent graduate. Septembergraduate tuition, public service4th year
Payne FellowshipThe USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $104,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, is a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service. Apply as a senior or a recent graduate.Octobergraduate tuition, public service4th year
Clinton AUDThe William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at The American University in Dubai seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Foundation to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. In partnership with The American University in Dubai, the program will provide American students based in the US the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world. Available for fall or spring semesters only.April, Octoberstudy abroad4th year
NIH Undegraduate Scholarship ProgramThe NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals or qualified noncitizens. Applicants must also be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time students at accredited 4-year undergraduate institutions.s The program is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds. This means that the applicant’s financial aid office must certify that the applicant has “exceptional financial need.” A further requirement is a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale or being within the top 5 percent of the applicant’s class. Top consideration is given to applicants who have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate course work, including four core science courses and are classified by their educational institutions as juniors or seniors as of the beginning of the academic year of scholarship.Marchundergraduate tuition, research, STEM2nd year, 3rd year