Nationally Competitive Scholarships
The list of scholarships below is not conclusive, but are the scholarships that NCS-OUSF most frequently works with. Please search our database using the links at left for other opportunities, or make an appointment with us for individual advising.
For Juniors, Seniors, Alumni, and Graduate Students applying for opportunities after Duke
Non-US citizens are eligible for starred opportunities! These include graduate school abroad and in the U.S. as well as global professional opportunities.
Please look below for the scholarships you are interested in and click on the Process Sheet at the bottom of the scholarship page to learn how to apply.
- Churchill Scholarships
One year of study at Cambridge University for academically accomplished research scientists.
Research and graduate study grants offered in Germany to students studying at U.S. colleges and universities. Some programs are taught in English and do not require extensive knowledge of German.
- Eisenhower Global Scholars Program ***NEW***
- Provides a full academic year of post-graduate study leading to a Master's degree. Tenable for a Public Policy degree at Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford or an International Relations degree at the School of Global and Public Affairs at IE University in Madrid.
- Fulbright U.S. Student Program
- Fulbright offers experience abroad: teaching English, conducting independent research, or studying for one year in a master’s program to U.S. citizen seniors, alumni, grad & professional students.
A degree at Cambridge University for leaders in all fields committed to improving the lives of others.
- Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program*
Any masters, PhD or professional degrees at Stanford University for problem-solving leaders in all fields.
- James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Serve as a Research Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for one year
- Luce Scholars Program
Work placement in Asia for aspiring leaders in all fields with limited knowledge of Asia.
- Marshall Scholarships
Two+ years of study at any university in the United Kingdom.
- M David-Weill Scholarship
Two year Masters study at Sciences Po in Paris.
- Mitchell Scholarships
One year of Masters study in Ireland.
- PD Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Support for graduate or professional school in the US.
- Rhodes Scholarships*
Two+ years of funded study at Oxford University.
- Schwarzman Scholars*
A one year, fully-funded masters at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
For Sophomores and Juniors
- Beinecke for graduate study
- Boren Scholarships to travel and study less-commonly taught languages
- Critical Language Scholarships to travel and study less-commonly taught languages
- DAAD-Rise* for summer STEM research in Germany
- FLAS, Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships in Latin America
- Goldwater for STEM students intending PhD-level research
- Truman for community leaders intending graduate study
- Udall for environmental and Native American advocates
- UK-Fulbright Summer Institutes for short-term summer experience in the U.K.