IMPORTANT NOTE: Contact the Office of Fellowship Advising now if interested in applying for scholarships or fellowships for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Please review and follow the Application Process and Checklist prior to beginning the application process.
David L. Boren National Security Education Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Designed to promote study of the languages and cultures of countries critical to U.S. security including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. U.S. citizen student are eligible to study abroad for a minimum of one semester but preference is given to those who wish to study for a full year. Must also agree to work for the federal government within three years post-graduation for a period equal to the length of the award in a national security position or in higher education, in the field for which the scholarship was awarded. The award covers tuition, travel, books, and other necessary expenses up to $20,000. Students must apply through the Lehigh representative.
Application available online: August
Application deadline: January (LU); February 5, 2014, 5:00 p.m. EST (official)
Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship Program
Scholarships are given to U.S. undergraduate senior students for studies in engineering, mathematics and sciences at Cambridge University. The scholarship covers full tuition and fees for one year ($26,000) and provides a living allowance of £11,000 if enrolled in a nine-month academic program, £12,000 if enrolled in a ten or eleven-month academic program, and £13,000 if enrolled in a full-year program, plus a travel allowance of $1,600. Applicants must apply separately for admission to the University of Cambridge no later than mid-October. Applicants must be nominated by Lehigh.
University of Cambridge applciation deadline: October 15, 2013 (see university website)
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Application deadline: October (LU); November 12, 2013 (official)
Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust
Fellowships worth $14,000 are awarded to student applicants entering their senior year of undergraduate study. One year non-renewable fellowships in any discipline, but special consideration given for humanities. The funds must be used for tuition costs, and are only available to students studying in the U.S.
University of Cambridge application deadline: mid-October (see university website)
Application deadline: January 31, 2014 midnight
Awards announced: April 15, 2014
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Supports U.S. undergraduate students of limited financial means who choose non-traditional study abroad destitinations outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand to study abroad. Community college students, under-represented students, as well as students with diverse ethnic backgrounds or with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant; applying to or accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's U.S. accredited institution; studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country. Up to $5000 awarded for tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.
Application available online: January 15, 2014
Application deadline: March 5, 2014, 11:59 p.m. CST
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
Scholarships are offered annually to undergraduate sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers in math, natural sciences and engineering. The award covers tuition, fees, books, and room and board; up to $7,500 for one or two years. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, resident aliens or nationals. Lehigh may nominate up to four students a year.
Application available online: September
Application deadline: November (LU); January 28, 2014, 5:00 p.m. CST (official)
Killam Fellowships Program
Exceptional undergraduate students may spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. The program provides cash awards of $5,000 (CAD) for one semester, or $10,000 (CAD) for a full academic year, with a $500 (CAD) health insurance allowance, and a $800 (USD) in-country travel grant. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, full-time undergrads expected to graduate in the Spring of 2015, able to meet eligibility requirements of the home university, and fluent in English and French. Must be ominated by Lehigh if part of the direct exchange program.
2014-15 Application available online: September 1, 2013
Application deadline: January 31, 2014
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Up to five-year fellowships valued at nearly $150,000 for U.S. students enrolled in or plan to enroll in a teaching education program that leads to a secondary science or mathematics teaching license. Awarded based on four selection criteria: science or mathematics content knowledge, commitment to teaching, professional ability and leadership. Award includes tuition assistance while participating in a teacher credentialing program, monthly stipends and grants for professional development and teaching materials.
Application available online: April 30, 2013
Application deadline: October 15, 2013
Finalist weekend: early March, 2014
Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarships-UNCF
Awards are given annually to African-Americans who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents in their junior year of college. Applicants must be majoring in life sciences, physical sciences or engineering. Each undergrad award includes a scholarship of up to $30,000 and two summer research internships with stipends worth at least $10,000.
Application deadline: December 1, 2013
National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Offers scholarships to U.S. citizen students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. Up to $20,000 per academic year is awarded for tuition, educational and living expenses, which may be renewed for up to four years. Students must commit to a ten-week paid summer laboraty experience and will be trained as a research employeed in a NIH research lab. After graduation, students must continue their training as a full-time employee in a NIH research laboratory and serve one year of full time employment for each year of scholarship.
Application available online: June, 2013
Application deadline: February 1, 2014
Awards announced: July-August, 2014
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
Selects U.S. students in their undergraduate junior year who will be entering a master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, and foreign languages, and who have an interest in pursuing Foreign Service careers in the U.S. Department of State. Women, minorities, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. The award consists of up to $40,000 per year toward the senior year of college and the first year of graduate school for tuition, room, board, and fees during the first two years. Reimbursement for books, a travel allowance and two paid internships (one overseas) also possible. There is an obligation to serve a minimum of three years as a Foreign Service Officer.
Application deadline: February 1, 2014
Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships Program
Scholarships up to $25,000 provide undergraduates students with funding for one academic year of study in a country where they have not previously lived or studied for more than six months. Scholars participate in community service projects and speak at local Rotary club meetings, conferences, schools and civic organizations while abroad, serving as U.S. goodwill ambassadors. Applications must be made through local Rotary Clubs. Intended to cover round-trip transportation, tuition, fees, room and board expenses, and some educational supplies.
Application deadline: Varies from club to club
Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarship Program
Scholarships to U.S. high school senior applications for undergraduate studies in any discipline. Decisions are based on academic ability, demonstrated financial need, and character. The awards are renewable, up to $8,500 a year.
Application deadline: mid-August, 2013
Awards announced: early May, 2014
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
Scholarships are offered to college juniors and provides $30,000 in funding to students who wish to attend graduate or professional school to prepare for careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Priority is given to students going to law school or seeking graduate degrees in public administration, public policy, public health, international relations, government, economics, education and human resource development, and conservation and environmental protection. The award are up to $30,000 for graduate study. Candidates must be U.S. citizens who have been nominated by Lehigh. Scholars are required to work in public service for 3-7 years following completion of a foundation funded graduate degree program.
Application available online: early August
Application deadline: January (LU); February 4, 2014 midnight EST (official)
Tylenol Brand Scholarships
Scholarships are open to U.S. undergraduate students who demonstrate leadership in community activities and school activities and major or who intend to major in areas that will lead to careers in health-related fields. Awards 10 applicants $10,000 scholarships, and 30 applicants $5,000 scholarships.
Application deadline: accepted April 15 - June 15, 2013
Awards announced: August 31, 2013
Morris K. Udall Scholarships
Awarded to U.S. citizen undergraduate sophomore or juniors who are permanent residents studying fields related to the environment. Students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to environment, including poicy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields - or - Native American and Alaskan Native students who have demonstrated commitment to tribal public policy - or - demonsrated commitment to careers related to Native health care. They award 50 scholarships of up to $5,000 and 50 honorable mentions. Applicants must be nominated by Lehigh.
Application available online: October 1, 2013
Application deadline: February (LU); March 5, 2014 (official)
Whitaker International Program
Scholarships for U.S. citizens and permanent residents currently enrolled as second, third or senior year biomedical or bioengineering undergraduates with at least one semester remaining at their home institution upon completion of the award. Must have the consent of the home institution to participate in the selected study abroad program outside the U.S. and Canada, and demonstrate a need for financial support. May perform BME coursework, intern or conduct research. Spring semester awards are available for up to $7,500, and Fall/Spring academic year awards are available for up to $10,000. Requires Study Abroad program advisor approval.
Application available: end of August, 2013
Spring semester application deadline: October, 2013
Fall/Spring acadeic year application deadline: March 15, 2014
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest
Prizes are awarded for essays related to ethics written by undergraduate juniors and seniors. The Foundation suggests a topic each year, but encourages applicants to choose any subject which they feel strongly about. The candidate must be sponsored by a Lehigh faculty member. Award amounts are: $5,000 for first prize, $2,500 for second prize, $1,500 for third prize, and two $500 honorable mentions.
Application deadline: December, 2013
An additional list of a variety of scholarships is available for review.
Student award information is subject to change. Refer to scholarship / fellowship websites for updated information and deadlines.