Listed below are various resources that can be useful in planning for ways to fund your graduate education. 

In addition to these external resources and fellowship competitions, please keep in mind that Goucher College has some funds available to support students and alumnae/i who plan to attend graduate and professional school.  For more information on these fellowships, please contact the office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies (410-337-6460).  These fellowships are typically announced to seniors in early February, with an application deadline in early March.

General Funding Information

Access Group
The Access Group is a nonprofit organization that aims to make affordable financing more readily available for graduate students.  This site provides detailed information about different student loans, as well as the loan repayment process. 

All About Fellowships and Assistantships
An article outlining the basics of fellowships and assistantships from the Peterson's graduate school site.

Careers and College
Includes a search engine for scholarships as well as resources on student loans.

Central Scholarship Bureau
Helps resident Maryland students realize their academic and professional goals through interest-free loans and grants to attend accredited institutions within the United States.

College Scholarships
Offers multiple ways to search for scholarship resources.

Fast Web
Searchable database of local, national, and college specific scholarships.

Finance Your Study
A helpful overview of the options to fund your graduate education.

Financial Aid Information on the Web
Find information on scholarships, loans, and other ways of financing school.

Free Federal Financial Aid Form 
Link to the U.S. Department of Education's free application for federal student aid.

Funding Opportunities for Diverse Populations
From the publisher of The Black Collegian, this site provides an extensive list of fellowships available for people of color. Fellowship Resources
A listing of various fellowship opportunities with detailed information about each award.

INSIGHT Into Diversity
Provides listings of fellowship opportunities for diverse populations.

Search for Excellence
This website has information on many undergraduate and graduate scholarships.
Provides support in matching students with awards.

Links to College and University Fellowship Sites

Colby College Professional Post-Baccalaureate Fellowships & Scholarships
Connect with this listing of nationally competitive fellowships (such as the Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships) as well as other post-baccalaureate funding options.

Cornell University Fellowship Database
This is a searchable database with information on various fellowships and scholarships.

Dartmouth University Quick Reference Scholarship List
This chart provides a quick overview of nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships.

Princeton University Guide to Postgraduate Fellowships
Link to Princeton University's listing of postgraduate fellowships, with helpful summaries of each prize.

Yale University Fellowship Information
Access this database of national fellowship competitions, as well as other helpful resources.  Some parts of this page are limited to Yale community members, but most areas are available for others to view.

Nationally Competitive Fellowships

American Institute for Economic Research Summer Fellowship Program - Four week, intensive study in economic research.

Barry M. Goldwater Undergraduate Scholarships - For the study of science, mathematics, and engineering.

Boren Awards for International Study - For study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. national security but are less frequently studied by U.S. graduate students.

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship - Provides benefits and opportunities for students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that utilize high performance computing to solve complex problems in science and engineering.

East-West Center Scholarships & Fellowships - For those with interests in the Asian Pacific community.  Funds educational and research programs in residence at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai'i Manoa. 

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest - For full-time undergraduate juniors or seniors interested in analyzing urgent ethical issues.

Faiths Act Fellowship
To the Goucher graduates interested, Faiths Act is a global movement of people of different faiths in over 75 countries, taking action together agaisnt preventable disease and extreme poverty. Faiths Act Fellows in the UK, US, and Canada are leading the campaign. India will also be joining the fellowship programme in the year 2011. Applications are due December 31.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship for Minorities - For study in various research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs.

Fulbright Program - For students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

Fund for Theological Education Fellowships - Offers a variety of awards to those at different professional stages in their theological education, including first & second-year seminary students, African-American Ph.D./T.D. students, as well as others from underrepresented racia/ethnic groups.

Garden Club Scholarships - Offers scholarships "to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to share the advantages of association by means of educational meetings, conferences, correspondence and publications, and to restore, improve, and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement."

Gates Cambridge Scholarship - Enables outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge.

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship - For graduate study in the applied physical sciences.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship - For graduate or professional school in the U.S. and abroad.

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program - For graduate study leading to Ph.D. or M.F.A. in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.

James Madison Graduate Fellowship - Supports individuals aspiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution.

JCCs of North America Graduate Scholarship Program - Full-time students can receive "up to $10,000 per year for a one or two-year period to pursue graduate studies that lead to a professional career in the JCC Movement."

Marshall Scholarship - Finances highly-skilled young Americans to work towards a degree at a British university.

Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarship - Supports sophomores and juniors in college who aspire to careers in environmental studies, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarship - Supports graduate study in mathematics, sciences, and engineering.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans - Provides opportunities for New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields; supports up to 2 years of graduate study in any subject in the U.S.

Program for Excellence & Equity in Research (PEER) at the University of Tennessee -   NIH-funded traineeship program that facilitates advanced research, mentoring, and professional enrichment activities for doctoral students in science, technology,  engineering, and mathematics to enable each individual student to reach their full potential.   

Rhodes Scholarship - Supports intellectually gifted individuals with tremendous potential to study at Oxford University. 

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship - Furthers international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries.

Scalable Computing and Leading-Edge Innovative Technologies (SCALE-IT) Program at the University of Tennessee - Funds Ph.D. students interested in computational biology research. 

Smithsonian Institution Fellowships - Offers in-residence appointments for enrolled graduate students to research and study using its facilities in fields that are actively pursued by the museums and research organizations of the Institution. 

UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship - For African American life or physical science major interested in biomedical research.

William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose - Awarded to graduating seniors who have "demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society."

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship - Supports "outstanding individuals and institutions to help reshape education."