National Fellowships and Scholarships

Capital Fellows Program
The Capital Fellows Programs consist of four individual fellowships in the California legislative, executive and judicial branches. Applicants may apply to one or more programs–California Senate Fellows, Executive Fellowship, Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship, and Judicial Administration Fellowship.
Faculty Advisors: Rachel VanSickle-Ward; Director of Fellowship: Noosha Malek

Direct-Apply Deadline: December 4, 2023

Carnegie Endowment Gaither Junior Fellows Program
Each year the Endowment offers 14 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates. Those who have begun graduate studies are not eligible for consideration.

Pitzer Nomination Deadline *EXTENDED*: December 8, 2023

Coro Fellowship
Coro Fellows are diverse, talented individuals committed to positive change in their communities throughout their lives and careers. Coro is looking for people who have demonstrated some leadership either academically, or within a community and have an interest in public affairs. In addition, Coro is looking for the following qualities: ability to work within a diverse group, commitment to public service, flexibility and intellectual curiosity.

National Deadline: January 24, 2024

East-West Center
The East-West Center offers a wide variety of both short- and long-term programs for individuals. Academic scholarship and fellowships, as well as educational exchange and professional development programs are available.

National Deadline(s): January 15, 2024 (Varies)

Goldwater Scholarship
One of the oldest and most prestigious national scholarships in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics in the United States, seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming this Nation’s next generation of research leaders in these fields.

Pitzer Pre-Application Deadline: extended to December 8, 2023 (students must submit a pre-application to receive access to the full application)

James Madison Graduate Fellowship
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence.

National Deadline: March 1, 2024

Knight-Hennessy Scholarship
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will annually identify a group of up to 100 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.

Deadline: Closed

Napier Fellowship
Two awards up to $20,000 will be given by Pilgrim Place in Claremont to graduating seniors at the 5Cs who demonstrate outstanding leadership promise in the areas of social justice, peace, and environmental sustainability. Each college can nominate up to three students for the awards. All students nominated will be named Napier Fellows and will have the opportunity for a one-year mentoring relationship with Pilgrim Place residents having a significant vocational affinity with the nominees.

Pitzer Nomination Deadline: October 13, 2023

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.

Deadlines in 2023: October 16th (Life Sciences), 17th (STEM), 19th (Engineering), 20th (CHEM, MATH, Physics)

Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: September 21, 2023

Rangel Graduate Fellowships

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent, and implement U.S. foreign policy. The Rangel Program selects outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.

Deadline: Late September

Truman Scholarship
The Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service and leadership.

Pitzer Nomination Deadline: Mid-November 2023

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.

Pitzer Nomination Deadline: February 13, 2024

Union Semester Fellowship
New York Union Semester is a one-of-a-kind full-time semester-long program that combines rigorous academic study with first-hand experience within the labor movement. As interns, students learn hands-on how unions and labor organizations fight for workers’ rights by contributing to the movement themselves. During class time, students analyze the experience they gain in the field by studying the history of and current debates within the US labor movement.

National Deadline: December 1, 2023