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Undergraduate Fellowships and Scholarships

The hard work you’ve put into your education can pay off in ways you might not have ever imagined. Whether you are a first year student with an idea about how to bring peace into the world, a rising senior trying to learn more about your options for the future, or an alumnus with a passion and a vision, there may be opportunities that will provide you with the support to pursue your dreams! 

Take a look at some of the options below. If any strike your interest, contact Associate Dean of the Faculty Davis Schneiderman to discuss next steps. 

Please note: Some of these fellowships and scholarships require official endorsement by Lake Forest College. Dean Schneiderman serves as the contact person for all applications—and endorsements—and can explain the process for each individual fellowships and scholarship. 

Fall Deadlines 

For fellowships and scholarships that require Lake Forest College endorsement or support, potential applicants must contact Dean Schneiderman to discuss the process no later than June 1 preceding fall submission. The College will not endorse any applicants who begin the process after June 1.

James Rocco Quantitative Research Fellowships—To support Lake Forest College students wishing to further their interest in quantitative study.

The Davies-Jackson ScholarshipAn opportunity for first-generations students with exceptional academic records to study at Cambridge

Rhodes ScholarshipTo support graduate study at Oxford   

Fulbright Grants—To conduct research or teach English and promote intercultural communication throughout the world 

Marshall Scholarship—To support graduate study in the UK 

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans—To support graduate study by new Americans in a wide variety of fields

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship—To support graduate study in international affairs

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program—To become a research fellow at the Carnegie Endowment

George J. Mitchell Scholarships—To study in Ireland/N. Ireland following graduation

Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Fellowship—To conduct research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Spring Deadlines

For fellowships and scholarships that require Lake Forest College endorsement or support, potential applicants must contact Dean Schneiderman to discuss the process no later than October 1 preceding spring submission. The College will not endorse any applicants who begin the process after October 1.

The David B. Mathis Kemper Scholars Program —To support students interested in the insurance industry. Only first-year students may apply

Graduate School Exploration Fellowship To support historically underrepresented students. Only sophomores may only

Truman Scholarship – To support graduate studies in public service fields

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship – To support undergraduates planning to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service;  fellowships available for both undergraduate and graduate students

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship – To support undergraduate students in the sciences; apply while a sophomore or junior

Boren Scholarships – To study abroad, with a focus on language acquisition, as an undergraduate or graduate student

Udall Scholarships – To support undergraduate students desiring to pursue a career related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care; apply while a sophomore or junior

Hellenic American Education Foundation Fellowship – To teach English and/or work with the HAEF in Greece 

Multiple or Rolling Deadlines

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program – To support study abroad while an undergraduate receiving a Federal Pell Grant. 

Information for International Students

Although most of the above opportunities are restricted to United States citizens or legal permanent residents, there are other fellowships and scholarships available to international students who wish to continue their studies in the United States following graduation.  Contacting your graduate institution is an important step in seeking out funding, but feel free to also contact this office for further guidance.