Office of Prestigious Fellowships
A prestigious fellowship or award is a scholarship that can fund you to do exciting things that will enhance your college experience and more! A fellowship can enrich your college experience with opportunities such as:
Conduct Research in Your Field
Serve Your Community
Attend Graduate School
Everyone Can Apply
Are you active in an extracurricular club or activity? Are you passionate about creating positive change in your community? You don’t have to be at the top of your class to receive an award. Everyone can apply–undergraduates and graduate students, alumni, academic achievers and enthusiastic learners, dedicated leaders and energetic volunteers.
Eligibility varies by fellowship and there is a wide range of awards available, addressing a variety of subjects that attract a variety of students.
And the process of applying itself is valuable. You will learn how to write about yourself and articulate your plans for the future–skills that will help you apply for internships, jobs and/or graduate school later.
Upcoming National Due Dates
- December 6 - DAAD-RISE
- January 24 - Boren Fellowship
- January 26 - Goldwater Scholarship
- January 31 - Boren Scholarship
- February 3 - Humanity in Action
- February 6 - Truman Scholarship
- March 7 - Udall Scholarship
- March 9 - Gilman & Gilman-McCain Scholarships
Upcoming Campus Due Dates
- December 11 - Boren essay drafts
- December 11 - Truman essay drafts
- December 11 - Goldwater essay drafts
- January 16 - Udall preapplication
In Bali, a Researcher Stands Up for Sustainable Oceans
The Coral Triangle—a 2.3-million-square-mile area spanning the tropical waters of six Southeast Asian nations—is one of the most diverse marine habitats on Earth. In recent years, though, its coral reefs have been depleted due to climate change, pollution, and overfishing. And while international laws apply to the protection and sustainable use of ocean resources, economic …
First-Gen Graduate Earns Critical Language Scholarship to Study Arabic in Morocco
Naimal Chisti, FCLC ’23, a graduate of Fordham’s humanitarian studies and political science programs and a member of the Higher Education Opportunity Program, will study intermediate Arabic in Meknes, Morocco, this summer as a recipient of the selective Critical Language Scholarship. The Critical Language Scholarship Program, run by the U.S. Department of State, provides intensive …
Seven Fordham Students Selected to Study Abroad as Gilman Scholars
Seven Fordham students earned a 2022-2023 Gilman Scholarship, a nationally competitive award that aims to increase access to study abroad. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program supports undergraduates with a strong academic record and community impact who have been historically underrepresented in study abroad programs. Nearly half of all Gilman Scholars are first-generation college …
From Côte d’Ivoire to South Korea: 10 Fordham Scholars Embark on Fulbrights
Eric Schneider, an aspiring diplomat, and Gabrielle Thurston, a language lover who wants to become a bilingual doctor, are among 10 Fordham students and alumni who were awarded Fulbright scholarships this year. “Our students are curious and service-oriented, and at Fordham, they think deeply about justice and their place in the world,” said Lorna Ronald, …
Miguel Sutedjo, FCRH ’23: Using Music to Tell Global Stories
Combining creativity with intellectual pursuits has always been a goal for Miguel Sutedjo. That’s why the Fordham College at Rose Hill senior became a double major in international political economy and music, and a double minor in English and Mandarin. True to form, his next step also combines more than one of his interests; he’ll …
Student STEM Researchers Awarded Competitive DAAD-RISE Internships in Germany
Two Fordham undergraduates have been selected to participate in DAAD-RISE, a prestigious international program that will allow them to complete a research internship in Germany this summer. The competitive program allows undergraduates to work with doctoral students and researchers in their area of interest at a top German university or research institute. This year’s DAAD-RISE …
Fordham College at Rose Hill Student Wins Prestigious Truman Scholarship
Abigail Dziura, a junior at Fordham College at Rose Hill, has been named a winner of the Truman Scholarship, a highly competitive national award that recognizes college students dedicated to public service. A few months ago, Dziura was named a finalist. She is now among 62 students nationwide who have won the scholarship this year, …
Truman Scholarship Finalist Wants to Make Subway Accessible for All
In her application for the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship, Fordham College at Rose Hill junior Abigail Dziura was asked to submit a policy proposal that addresses a societal issue. She chose something that affects millions of people across New York City—the subway system—and focused on how to make it accessible for all. An American …
Tech Entrepreneur and Financial Advisor Earns Schwarzman Scholarship to Study in China
Ling “Cheryl” Yang, a 2019 graduate of Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business, recently earned a Schwarzman Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in global affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing. One of the world’s most prestigious graduate scholarships, the Schwarzman Scholarship was established in 2013 by Blackstone Group CEO Stephen A. Schwarzman. Yang was part …
Lorna Ronald, Director of Prestigious Fellowships Office, on Applying Discernment
When Lorna Ronald, Ph.D., was considering taking the job as director of the Office of Prestigious Fellowships, she said the University’s strategic plan clinched the deal. “It’s the first anti-racist strategic plan I’ve read,” she said. “Fordham has an underlying aim to increase access and inclusion. And that is very exciting.” Ronald came to New …
Fordham Grad Earns Soros Fellowship to Support Doctoral Study of Trauma Narratives
Nikolas Oktaba, FCLC ’15, has been awarded a prestigious 2021 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a graduate school fellowship for immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States. Chosen from a pool of 2,445 applicants, Oktaba is one of 30 fellows selected to receive up to $90,000 each to support their …
Study Abroad and the Gilman Scholarship: Emily Lai
Emily Lai is a recent graduate of Fordham University Lincoln Center. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Mandarin Chinese. Emily plans to pursue a career in real estate law. She enjoys playing table tennis and golf, playing video games, and baking! I was excited to talk with...
Tanzania Through a Screen: Seana Epley’s Virtual CLS Experience
By: Melina Piatti-Chayan Through the Critical Language Scholarship, Seana Epley traveled to Tanzania twice–in 2020 and 2021. But both times she traveled virtually. Rather than being located physically in Tanzania for 8-10 weeks, Seana engaged in Tanzanian culture and learned Swahili through her laptop screen. Despite the unique circumstance, Seana embraced it with open arms:...
Fordham Rams Awarded Fulbright Scholarships
Another year, another set of Fulbrighters! The Office of Prestigious Fellowships is happy to announce that several Rams have been awarded scholarships for 2022-2023. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a scholarship created by the U.S. government after World War II in hopes of establishing altruism between nations. Fulbright recipients are usually enthusiastic undergraduates or...
Fulbrighter in Taiwan: Mobeen Ahmed
By Melina Piatti-Chayan Mobeen Ahmed is a graduate student at the University of Chicago and a recipient of the Fulbright U.S. Student Award. As a student undergoing this Fulbright track, Mobeen is working with advisers and institutions of higher education in Taiwan. Prior to this work, Mobeen attended Fordham University at Lincoln Center, where he...
Q&A with NYC Teaching Fellow Mayarita Castillo
By Alex Finn-Atkins Mayarita, can you please tell us a little about yourself? Sure! I am a Fordham College Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’16 alumna. While at Fordham, I double majored in applied mathematics and Spanish studies. My senior thesis for the honors program was a mathematical and sociological analysis of the intergenerational educational attainment of...
Margaret Fahey: Fulbright English Teaching Assistant to France
Can you tell us about yourself? Have you always been interested in France and French culture? I came to Fordham as a transfer student during my sophomore year. While at Fordham, I studied French and International Political Economy (IPE). Outside of class, I enjoyed working with the FCRH French Club, as this experience allowed me...
Gabrielle McGovern on Applying to Fulbright: 8 Tips for Success
Writing essays for fellowship applications is no easy task. Just ask Gabrielle McGovern, a recipient of the Fulbright grant, who just returned from her year teaching English in Costa Rica. Prior to living la pura vida, this Fordham alumna spent the summer before the Fulbright application deadline writing, revising, editing…and storytelling! While developing what felt...
Mahbuba Hossain: Becoming an NYC Urban Fellow
Receiving my acceptance email from the NYC Urban Fellows Program was the happiest news I could get in what would be the beginning of a very uncertain time. The fall semester of my senior year at Fordham was overwhelming because it had seemed like everyone else in my graduating class had already accepted their full-time...
Rosalyn Kutsch: Global Classrooms ETA to Spain
I’m Rosalyn Kutsch (Fordham ‘19), and I’ve just returned from living in Madrid as a 2019-20 recipient of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) award to Spain. At Fordham Rose Hill, I studied International Political Economy and Latin American and Latino Studies and was involved with the Model United Nations club, which eventually led me...
Priscilla Consolo: From AnBryce Scholar to NYC Lawyer
Priscilla Consolo is a lifelong New Yorker and a lawyer working as an associate in the Litigation Group at a premier international law firm in New York City. She focuses on commercial litigation, securities litigation, and government and regulatory investigations and enforcement. In May 2016, she graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University College at...
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Thebaud Hall 106
Rose Hill Campus
Lowenstein Hall 806A
Lincoln Center Campus
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