National Opportunities

Your gateway to the world begins with the following prestigious national fellowships and scholarships. In this section, you will find a brief overview of each fellowship and scholarship, along with deadlines, website links, and eligibility requirements.
 

Barry M. Goldwater Charles B. Rangel Golden Key Honor Society Jack Kent Cooke
James Madison Graduate Fellowship  Jeannette K. Watson Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Morris Udall
National Institute of Health National Science Foundation Paul and Daisy Soros SMART Scholarship
The Constorium for Graduate Study in Management The Hertz Foundation Harry S. Truman

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

NOTE: These scholarships may require Pace University nomination or recommendation of your application. In this instance, you are not able to apply for individually. The stated Pace Institutional Deadlines are final, and applicants must have their complete application submitted to the Prestigious Fellowship Coordinator by the marked deadline.


Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater in order to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.

Deadline to apply: end of January 2015

Website: http://goldwater.scholarsapply.org

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States or a national resident with the intent to obtain U.S. citizenship
  • 3.0 GPA and full-time sophomore or junior class standing in the 2012-2013 academic year
  • interest in a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering
  • planning for a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in a private practice

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. 

Pace Institutional Deadline: November 2014

Deadline to apply: January 2015

Website: http://www.rangelprogram.org/

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States
  • be seeking admission to enter graduate school in fall 2013 for a two-year program at a U.S. university
  • 3.2 GPA

Golden Key International Honor Society

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on the their academic achievements.The Society awards its members over $400,000 annually through 17 different scholarship and award programs. The Society provides campus and community service opportunities enabling personal growth and leadership development as well as collaborating with university faculty and administrators to develop and maintain high standards of education.  

Deadline varies based on scholarship.

Website: http://www.goldenkey.org

http://www.pace.edu/honors-college/pleasantville-students/golden-key-international-honour-society

Eligibility Requirements:

  • must be a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society at the Pace University Pleasantville campus to apply for scholarships
  • eligibility varies based on scholarship

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and significant financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the US or abroad. Email tfrey@pace.edu for more information on being nominated.tfrey@pace.edutfrey@pace.edu

Deadline to apply: March 20, 2014

Website: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarships/graduate-arts-award/

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States
  • be seeking admission to enter graduate school in fall 2013 for a two-year program at a U.S. university
  • 3.2 GPA
  • Plan to pursue a graduate degree in the performing arts, visual arts, or creative writing,
  • Be nominated by his or her undergraduate institution, and
  • Have unmet financial need.

James Madison Graduate Fellowship

U.S. citizens who demonstrate a commitment to civic responsibilities and to professional and collegial activities and who qualify for admission with graduate standing at an accredited U.S. university that offers a qualifying master's degree program are eligible to apply. Applicants must be committed to teaching American history, American government, and/or social studies full time in grades 7–12.

Deadline to apply: March 4, 2014

Website: http://www.jamesmadison.gov/

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States or a U.S. national
  • be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7-12)
  • Possess a bachelor's degree or plan to receive a bachelor's degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying
  • qualify for admission with graduate standing at an accredited U.S. university that offers a qualifying master's degree program

Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship

The Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship provides internships, mentoring, and enriched educational opportunities to promising New York City undergraduates with the goal of increasing their life choices and developing their capacity to make a difference in their own and others’ lives. The Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship offers fifteen students paid internships for three consecutive summers. The internships will be closely supervised and provide challenging work from which one can learn.

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2014

Website: http://www.jkwatson.org/

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States or a “green card” holder (you may not be on an international student visa)
  • be not more than 25 years old on March 1, 2013
  • be a second semester freshman or sophomore and have at least 4 semesters of full-time academic work remaining
  • registered on a liberal arts track

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

The KSTF Teaching Fellowships, the foundation’s signature program, supports, sustains and inspires exceptional young men and women committed to making a difference as teachers. Renewable for up to five years, the program provides Fellows with comprehensive professional development, mentoring and a community of peers to help them stay in the profession and become leaders in education.

Pace Institutional Deadline: November 2014

Deadline to apply: January 2015

Website: http://www.kstf.org/

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States or a “green card” holder (you may not be on an international student visa)
  • earned or are in the process of earning a degree in science, mathematics, or engineering
  • enrolled or plan to enroll in a recognized teacher education program that leads to a secondary science or mathematics teaching license
  • registered on a liberal arts track

Morris Udall Scholarship

The Foundation expects to award 80 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.

Deadline to apply: March 5, 2014

Website: http://www.kstf.org/

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident
  • Be committed to a career related to the environment, OR committed to a career in tribal public policy, OR Native American health care.
  • 3.0 GPA and a full-time sophomore or junior-level student pursuing a bachelor's or associate's degree during the 2011-2012 academic year

National Institutes of Health/Oxford/Cambridge Scholars Program

TheNational Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Programis an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers.The program is based on the British system in which students perform doctoral research without required formal courses other than those which students choose to take in relationship to their own interests. Students selected for admission to the program have already developed a sophisticated scientific background by having engaged in research as undergraduates.

Pace Institutional Deadline: November 2014

Deadline to apply: December 2014

Website: http://oxcam.gpp.nih.gov/

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States or U.S. permanent resident
  • committed to a career in biomedical research
  • one or more substantial research experiences

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows Program

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.

Pace Institutional Deadline: mid-September 2014

Deadline to apply: mid-November 2014

Website: http://www.nsfgrfp.org/

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident
  • be enrolled in an eligible program at an accredited United States graduate institution by Fall 2013
  • have completed no more than twelve months of full-time graduate study (or the equivalent)
  • planning to apply for research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the fields of science and engineering

Paul and Daisy Soros

The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.

Pace Institutional Deadline: early-September 2014

Deadline to apply: early-November 2014

Website: http://www.pdsoros.org/

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A New American (a green card holder or naturalize citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country)
  • Not yet 31 years old as of the application deadline
  • A college senior or holder of a bachelor’s degree

SMART Scholarship for Service Program

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.

Pace Institutional Deadline: mid-October 2014

Deadline to apply: mid-December 2014

Website: http://smart.asee.org/

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States
  • at least 18 years old
  • able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories
  • 3.0 GPA
  • pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is the country’s preeminent organization for promoting diversity and inclusion in American business. Through an annual competition, The Consortium awards merit-based, full-tuition fellowships to America’s best and brightest candidates. In conjunction with our member schools, sponsoring companies, and our elite group of MBA students and alumni.

Pace Institutional Deadline: mid-September 2014

Deadline to apply: mid-November 2014

Website: http://www.cgsm.org/

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States
  • demonstrate a commitment to The Consortium’s mission of helping to reduce the serious underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in both our member schools’ enrollments and the ranks of management
  • hold a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or an equivalent degree from a college or university outside the U.S

The Hertz Foundation

The Foundation provides Fellowships to exceptionally talented individuals studying in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. Between 15 to 20 students are awarded a Hertz Fellowship.

Pace Institutional Deadline: late-August 2014

Deadline to apply: late-October 2014

Website: http://www.cgsm.org/

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • senior class standing or first year graduate students planning to do graduate study in the applications of the physical, biological and engineering sciences
  • excellent technical education

Truman Scholarship

The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. The mission of the Truman Scholarship is to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service and toprovide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.

Pace Institutional Deadline: December 2014

Deadline to apply: February 2015

Website: http://www.truman.gov/

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States or a U.S. national
  • junior-level academic standing or senior-level standing in the third year of college enrollment
  • interest in a master's degree, a doctorate, or a professional degree such as a law degree or a Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Public Policy, or Master of International Affairs

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program selects exceptionally able college seniors and career changers from across the country and transitioning them to successful careers as math, science and technology (STEM) teachers.  Funded through several foundations and state governments, the initiative provides $30,000 fellowships to outstanding college graduates and career changers in science, technology, engineering, and math to complete an intensive, clinically-based master’s program at participating universities. In return, Fellows commit to teach for at least three years in a high-need secondary urban or rural school in the partner state.

Pace Institutional Deadline: mid-August 2014

Deadline to apply: mid-October 2014

Website: http://www.wwteachingfellowship.org/

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • have attained, or expect to attain by June 30, 2013, a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university
  • have majored in and/or have a strong professional background in a STEM field
  • 3.0 GPA