Nomination-Based Scholarships

The following prestigious opportunities require nomination from NISFeP. Students must apply by Cal State LA's campus deadline.

Any applications received after the campus deadline will not be considered for Cal State LA's official nomination. Please contact NISFeP for more information. 


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Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program- Campus Deadline: December 1, 2017. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship Program was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields. Scholarships of up to $7,500 a year are provided to help cover costs associated with tuition, fees, books, room and board. View a recording of NISFeP's 2017 Goldwater Info Session here.

Gaither Junior Fellows Program- Campus Deadline: November 17, 2017. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Our mission is to advance the cause of peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decision makers in government, business, and civil society. Gaither junior fellows work as research assistants to the endowment's senior associates.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship- Campus Deadline: August 31, 2017. Gates Cambridge Scholarships are prestigious, highly competitive full-cost scholarships 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.

Frederick Douglas Global Fellowship- Campus Deadline: August 31, 2017. A cohort of 10 students from MSIs (minority serving institutions) will take part in a summer study abroad program designed to enhance their leadership and intercultural skills in one of two locations: Cape Town, South Africa (summer 2018); and Seoul, South Korea (summer 2019). Open to current freshmen and sophomores. Must be Pell-grant eligible, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Contact NISFeP for more information.

The Fulbright Program- Campus Deadline: August 31, 2018. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. Types of grants include study/research awards and English Teaching Assistant awards, as well as other special programs. Campus Checkpoint: July 13

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program- Campus Deadline: August 31, 2017. Each year the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will identify a group of 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. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program is designed to build a multidisciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world's greatest challenges.

Marshall Scholarships- Campus Deadline: August 31, 2017. Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. Applicants must be U.S. citizens with a minimum 3.7 cumulative GPA.

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship- Campus Deadline: August 31, 2017. The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is designed to introduce and connect upcoming generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering scholarship, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Panetta Institute’s Congressional Internship Program- Campus Deadline: February 9, 2018. The Panetta Institute hosts students for its Congressional Internship Program beginning in mid-August with an intensive two-week course at the Institute in Monterey, CA and continuing through mid-November in Washington, D.C. Each of the twenty-three CSU campuses nominates one student to participate in this program. During an intensive summer training session, these students attend lectures led by an array of experts from diverse disciplines. Interns are then assigned to work for two and one-half months in the Capitol Hill office of a member of the California congressional delegation. The Institute covers program costs including CSUMB course registration fees, campus services during orientation, air travel and housing in Washington, D.C. Interns also receive up to twenty semester credits. Contact NISFeP for more information. 

Rhodes Scholarships- Campus Deadline: August 31, 2017. The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting outstanding all-round students at the University of Oxford, and providing transformative opportunities for exceptional individuals. Each year 32 young students from the United States are selected as Rhodes Scholars. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States prior to and including at least 5 years of the application deadline. Applicants must also be at least 18 but not yet 24 years of age (i.e., the applicant must still be 23 on October 1 in the year of application).

Schwarzman Scholars- Campus Deadline: August 31, 2017. The Schwarzman Scholars Program gives the world's best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a one-year Master's Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing- one of China's most prestigious universities. Taught in English, Scholars choose a concentration in Business & Economics, Public Policy, or International Affairs. Watch a recording of NISFeP's 2016 Schwarzman Info Session here

Harry S. Truman Scholarship- Campus Deadline: December 15, 2017. The Truman Scholarship is a highly competitive, merit-based award offered to U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals from Pacific Islands who wish to go to graduate school in preparation for a career in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 toward a public service-related graduate degree at any institution. Scholars also participate in leadership development programs and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the Federal government. Open to full-time, junior-level students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Udall Scholarship- Campus Deadline: February 9, 2018. The Foundation expects to award 60 scholarships and 50 honorable mentions to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. Scholarship benefits include lifelong membership in an active and growing network of alumni, meeting other student leaders at the Udall Scholar Orientation, and up to $7,000 for educational expenses. View a recording of NISFeP's 2017 Udall Info Session here.

University of Chicago HSI Bridge Scholarship- Campus Deadline: February 9, 2018. The University of Chicago is offering full-tuition scholarships for one year of study in in Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Divinity, Public Policy, Social Service Administration, and Law. The program is designed to provide substantive academic experience at a leading research institution. The HSI Bridge Scholarship provide full-tuition scholarships for students to explore graduate or undergraduate courses in disciplinary areas of their choice, excluding the Pritzker School of Medicine. Scholars are responsible for their own room & board, although the institution will help you identify housing options. Cal State LA may nominate up to two students annually. If interested, please contact NISFeP for more information. 

For official information regarding these scholarships (which supersedes any information provided here), please visit the corresponding websites.