Financing Graduate School

General Funding Information

Access GroupThe Access Group is a nonprofit organization that aims to make affordable financing more readily available for lawstudents.  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.

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.

Find detailed information about federal student aid and the FAFSA application process.
Provides support in matching students with awards.

Links to College and University Fellowship Sites

Cornell University Fellowship DatabaseThis 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.

Harvard Graduate Guide to Grants GSAS Graduate Guide to Grants allows you to input search criteria to view available grant options

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

Nationally Competitive Fellowships

To learn more about the Goucher process for the Fulbright and the George J. Mitchell Scholarship, please click here.

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
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.

To learn more about the Goucher process for the Fulbright, please click here.

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."

Goucher Specific Fellowships

Fellowships can be a wonderful way to fund research, graduate studies, and work that you are passionate about. The Career Development Office wants to make sure that you are aware of these prestigious awards that can help fund your experiences. We have compiled a list of Goucher specific fellowships in addition to national fellowships open to college students and/or graduates. To view non-Goucher fellowships, use the links in the left hand navigation.

Fellowships for Graduates of Goucher College

Special fellowships are available to graduating seniors and graduates of Goucher College primarily for full-time graduate work. Further information for each fellowship can be obtained from the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies except the Io Mears Fund in Library Science & the Brooke and Carol Peirce Fellowships (see below). 

For the Eleanor Voss and the Flora E. Langdon Fellowships, need is a criteria.  For these fellowships, applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it to the Department of Education beginning October 1.  (A copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the submitted FAFSA must be attached if applying for these specific fellowships).

Complete the Grad Fellowship application along with the SAR, if applicable, and submit to the Office of the Associate Provost via the online form by March 5, 2018.

List of Fellowships

The Class of 1905 Fellowship is intended to support Goucher College graduates in their pursuit of graduate study in international affairs: cultural, economic and political.

The Elizabeth King Ellicott Fellowships are awarded each year for the study of government and politics in the U.S.

The Flora E. Langdon Fellowship provides tuition assistance to Goucher College graduates in their pursuit of graduate study in the sciences.

The Io Mears Fund in Library Science provides fellowships for Goucher graduates who pursue advanced studies in library science. Application information

The Stimson-Duvall Fellowship is awarded for graduate studies in the natural, physical, biological, and medical sciences or the related field of history of science.

The Dean Van Meter Alumnae/i Fellowships are intended to support Goucher College graduates in their pursuit of graduate or professional study, in this country or abroad.

The Eleanor Voss '56 Fellowship is awarded to a graduating senior who will pursue the study of law. Preference is given to students who will attend Harvard Law School.

Brooke and Carol Peirce Fellowships award undergraduates in all disciplines the opportunity to conduct significant original research using materials in Special Collections & Archives at Goucher College. Application information