Financing Graduate School

Fellowships can be a wonderful way to fund research, graduate studies, and work that you are passionate about. The Career Education 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.

General Funding Information

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

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

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.

Immigrant Rising
Scholarships and fellowship that do not require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency.

McNair Scholars
Organized by discipline, these sources of funding listed are not necessarily specific to a particular institution of higher learning.
Find detailed information about federal student aid and the FAFSA application process.
Provides support in matching students with awards.

Fellowship Search Sites

Fellowship search sites hosted by two universities for use by applicants to any graduate program.

UCLA Graduate Education Database
Search for awards from among 625 scholarships, grants, fellowships, and postdoctoral awards.

Harvard Graduate Guide to Grants in the Arts and Sciences
GSAS Graduate Guide to Grants allows you to input search criteria to view available grant options

Nationally Competitive Fellowships

Learn more about the Goucher process for the Fulbright and the George J. Mitchell Scholarship.

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.

Fulbright Program
For students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. Learn more about the Goucher process for the Fulbright program.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Goucher Specific Fellowships

Special fellowships are available to graduating seniors and graduates of Goucher College primarily for full-time graduate work. Fellowship awards are paid directly to the graduate institution (or the student) for tuition payments and textbook purchases only (tuition bills &/or receipts will be required to process payment). 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 criterion. 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 Friday March 3, 2023.

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 but may also be awarded to support other graduate work.

The Elizabeth King Ellicott Fellowship is awarded each year to graduates of Goucher College for the study of government and politics in the United States.

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 to graduates who show professional promise and outstanding qualification 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 has achieved an outstanding academic record and who will pursue the study of law with preference given to a student who will attend Harvard Law School. In the event there is no highly qualified student intending to study law, the fellowship may be awarded to a graduating senior in the field of international relations, economics, history or political science who has achieved the highest academic record among the senior majors in those fields and who intends to pursue graduate work.

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



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