Many Catholic University students continue their studies or professional training with funding won via fellowships, scholarships, and grant competitions. The Center for Academic and Career Success offers Fellowships Advising for all parts of the application process for nationally competitive awards. Our office also guides applicants through the University endorsement process, which some funding programs require.

For more information about these individual programs and the specific application process at Catholic University, please follow the links below. Interested in applying? Fill out our Intake Form (see sidebar) and contact cua-fellowships@cua.edu to schedule your Fellowships Advising appointment.

 

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Three Catholic University Students Receive Fulbright Grants

Three Catholic University students have been awarded Fulbright grants to fund research overseas, including two undergraduate students and one doctoral candidate.

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Awards Requiring Nomination

  • Fulbright U.S. Student Programs

    Fulbright U.S. Student Programs promote cultural exchange through one-year of research, study, or teaching English. Fulbright awards are especially well-suited for students looking for a post-graduate gap year activity, international graduate program funding, or whose graduate research would benefit from an extended stay abroad.

    • Juniors, seniors, grad students, alumni
    • All fields
    • GPA: no minimum
    • U.S. Citizens

     

  • Marshall Scholarship

    The Marshall Scholarship funds 1 to 2 years of graduate study in the United Kingdom. Competitive Marshall applicants are high achieving students with a record of academic excellence and demonstrated leadership potential.

    • Juniors, seniors, grad students, alumni
    • All fields
    • GPA: 3.7 or Higher
    • U.S. Citizens

     

  • Rhodes Scholarship

    The Rhodes Scholarship funds 1 to 2 years of graduate study at the University of Oxford. The Rhodes Trust seeks excellent individuals who exhibit outstanding personal character as well as literary and scholastic achievements.

    • Juniors, seniors, grad students, alumni
    • All fields
    • GPA: 3.7
    • U.S. Citizens

     

  • Mitchell Scholarship

    The Mitchell Scholarship funds up to 1 year of graduate study or research in Ireland for outstanding students with the potential to be future American leaders who have a special interest in Ireland or Irish Universities.

    • Juniors, seniors, grad students, alumni
    • All fields
    • GPA: No minimum
    • U.S. Citizens

     

  • Boren Awards Scholarship/Fellowship

    The Boren Award funds 6 to 12 months of strategic language-focused or -related study. Boren Awards are ideal for students interested in languages and cultures less commonly studied by Americans and who are interested in a career in the public service. They are also a great way to fund graduate research.

    • All levels of undergraduate and graduate students 
    • All fields
    • GPA: No minimum
    • U.S. Citizens
    • Requires a Service Commitment

     

  • The Harry S. Truman Scholarship

    The Truman Scholarship provides funding to promising juniors for graduate study for those pursuing a career as public service leaders. It is especially relevant for students planning to enroll in 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.

    • Sophomores, Juniors
    • All fields; interested in working in public service in the government, education, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, or elsewhere.
    • GPA: 3.7
    • U.S. Citizens
    • Requires a Service Commitment

     

Open Awards

There are many other fellowships for excellent students—almost certainly something for your interests and experience! The key is to find the right opportunity. Our office helps students identify and strategically apply for many of these fellowships. Begin by searching the fellowship databases maintained by Harvard, Princeton, and UNC Chapel Hill. Then fill out the fellowships intake form to schedule a fellowships meeting.

Note: We work with merit based fellowships for future academic years. For resources related to current-year merit- or need-based scholarships, please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance.