Opportunities

In order to qualify for consideration by the national selection committees for many fellowships and scholarships, you must first be nominated by your college, even if you apply as an alumnus; such scholarships are identified below with an asterisk *.

Note: If you want to apply for a scholarship that requires that you be nominated by Haverford, you will need to submit your application materials to the Committee on College Honors by the campus deadlines specified below. Unless otherwise noted, Dean Phil Bean is the contact person for all scholarships requiring a Haverford nomination. Please contact Roxanne Clark to make an appointment if you would like to discuss fellowships with Dean Bean; you are also welcome to contact Dean Bean by e-mail.

For all other scholarships, you must meet the deadlines specified on the website of the scholarship in question. Dean Bean is happy to help you decide whether such a scholarship is a good match for you, and how you might prepare a viable application for it.

Alumni may also contact Dean Bean if they are interested in pursuing any of these scholarships, most particularly those that require a Haverford nomination; although it is not required, alumni can apply for Fulbright through Haverford (as opposed to apply as at-large candidates) and are encouraged to do so.

Name Deadlines Open To Notes
David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships* Early February Sophomores, Juniors Students interested in pursuing this opportunity should read the Boren website thoroughly and then consult with Dean Donna Mancini early in the fall semester prior to their application.
DAAD German Studies Research Grant Early May; Early November Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Alumni Candidates are expected to have completed two years of college German and a minimum of three courses in German Studies (literature, history, politics or other fields) at the time of nomination.
DAAD "Hochschulsommerkurse" at German Universities Early November Sophomores, Juniors Recipients of the scholarships are selected on the basis of an outstanding academic record and potential, and are expected to have an active interest in contemporary German and European affairs. Committee decisions will also take into consideration an applicant's demonstrated need for acquiring a better proficiency in the German language for future studies or research.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program* Fall Semester: Early April; Spring Semester: Early October Sophomores, Juniors Students who apply for and receive the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad are also eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman Program for a total possible award of up to $8,000. Candidates apply directly to the program, but must submit certifications from the Financial Aid Office and the Director of Study Abroad, Dean Donna Mancini.
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship* October 25, 2013 Sophomores Haverford can nominate two students from each class who demonstrate breadth of accomplishment in school and in organizations related to mathematics and the natural sciences. Nominees must be in their sophomore year and intend to pursue a career (defined broadly) concerned with mathematics or the natural sciences.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund September Sophomores, Juniors Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage (one parent fully Hispanic or each parent half Hispanic), U.S. Citizens or a legal Permanent Residents (with permanent resident card), and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarships* January 2014 Sophomores, Juniors Candidates must have a grade point average of at least a "B" or equivalent. Please contact Dean Phil Bean as soon as possible if you might be interested in applying for this fellowship.
Saint Andrew's Society of Philadelphia Scholarship* January 2014 Juniors A candidate must be a full time registered student, a U.S. citizen and in the upper quartile of their class. Screening and interview in March of each year. Scholars receive an award of $15,000, which covers a majority of their expenses.
American Psychological Association Summer Science Institute Early February Juniors A 9-day, intensive program designed to immerse students in the science of psychology. Participants will pay a $200 registration fee and provide for their own travel. Room, board, lectures, and labs at the university are paid for by APA. A limited amount of scholarship support is available.
The Beinecke Scholarship Program* October 25, 2013 Juniors Open to Juniors who plan to enter a master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Students in the social sciences who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply for a Beinecke Scholarship. Preference is given to candidates for whom the awarding of a scholarship would increase the likelihood of the student's being able to attend graduate school.
Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program Early December Juniors Eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens who are members of a racial/ethnic minority group and will be seniors or recent graduates of an accredited U.S. college or university in the fall. Currently enrolled law, medical, and graduate students are not eligible to apply.
Harry S. Truman Scholarship* October 25, 2013 Juniors Provides $3,000 for the final year of undergraduate study and up to $27,000 for the first three years of graduate study for current juniors who are interested in a career in public service (defined very broadly). Haverford can nominate up to three students who have demonstrated strong academic ability, leadership potential, and commitment to public service.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Fellowship* Early December Seniors, Alumni Offers up to ten one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. No one will be considered who has started graduate studies.
The Winston Churchill Scholarship* September 3, 2013 Seniors, Alumni Upon taking up a Churchill Scholarship, one must be between the ages of 19 and 26, hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a United States college or university, and may not have attained a doctorate.
Clementine Cope Fellowships* March 5, 2014 Seniors, Alumni Open only to students of Haverford College. The fellowship is to "assist worthy and promising graduates of Haverford College in continuing their studies at Haverford College or at some other institute, in this country or abroad, approved by the Board of Managers."
Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award* December 7, 2012 Seniors, Alumni 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. Haverford may nominate two candidates per year, and as many as ten candidates will be selected from the national pool of applicants per year.
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowships Early November Seniors, Alumni Offers predoctoral fellowships to members of six minority groups who have demonstrated ability and provides them the opportunity to engage in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.
Fulbright Scholarships* September 3, 2013 Seniors, Alumni Designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral candidate, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Selection is made on the basis of the applicant's academic or professional record, language preparation, the feasibility of the proposed project, and personal qualifications.
Gates Cambridge Scholars Program Early October Seniors, Alumni The scholarships will support study as an affiliated student or to pursue taught or research courses of postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge. A Gates Cambridge Scholarship can only be taken up by a student who has been admitted to Cambridge through the University's normal application procedures.
Luce Scholarships* September 15, 2013 Seniors, Alumni Offers a select group of young Americans an experience in Asia designed both to broaden their professional perspectives and to sharpen their perspectives of Asia, of America, and of themselves. Requirements include U.S. citizenship, B.A. degree or higher, the applicant be no older than 29 years of age, and be in good health.
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Program March 1 Seniors, Alumni For future and current secondary school teachers of American history, American government, or social studies of grades seven through twelve. College seniors and college graduates without teaching experience (Junior Fellow) and experienced secondary school teachers of grades seven through twelve (Senior Fellows) may apply.
Marshall Scholarships* September 3, 2013 Seniors, Alumni Tenable at any British university and cover two years of study in any discipline, at either undergraduate or graduate level, leading to the award of a British University degree. Candidates must be current seniors or have graduated from their undergraduate college or university within the past three years.
Mitchell Scholarships* September 3, 2013 Seniors, Alumni Applicants must be aged 18 or over but not yet 30 on October 1 in the year of application. There are no restrictions as to academic field of study.
Augustus Taber Murray Research Fellowships* March 6, 2013 Seniors Open only to graduating seniors at Haverford College. Only unmarried students are eligible. The same student may be awarded the fellowship for two or three years.
National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program Early January Seniors, Alumni Students with advanced lab experience and a specific field of interest would most benefit. Research projects range from molecular biology to immunology, neuroscience to nanotechnology, making for a very exciting atmosphere.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Early November Seniors, Alumni Offers three-year graduate research fellowships in science, mathematics, and engineering, including Women in Engineering and Computer and Information Science awards.
Rhodes Scholarships* September 3, 2013 Seniors, Alumni Provides for two or three years of study at Oxford University, where students may pursue a graduate or undergraduate degree in any subject offered by the University. Candidates may apply in any year prior to their 24th birthday.
Thomas J. Watson Fellowships* September 22, 2013 Seniors, Alumni Please note that only graduating seniors are eligible to apply for this scholarship. For more information, please contact Dean Steve Watter.