Other Notable Awards

You may apply independently for these and other non-endorsed awards listed on our website. ODS can provide assistance and feedback upon request.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

Open to undergraduates and those applying to or in graduate school

  • Application Material Review Deadline (optional: guarantees feedback and evaluation): TBD (5:00 pm ET)
  • Final Application Deadline for Scholarship: TBD.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Open to fourth-year students and alumni

  • Application Deadline for U.S. applicants: October (exact deadline will be set in late summer; check website for exact date)
  • Application Deadlines for non-U.S. applicants: December or January (depending on student’s course)

The Gates Cambridge Trust offers about 40 awards annually, which will cover the costs of studying at Cambridge. Students pursue a second Bachelor’s degree or one year of postgraduate courses or research leading to the PhD in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

Open to fourth-year students and alumni

  • Application Material Review (optional: guarantees feedback and evaluation): Send materials 24 hours before meeting 

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars is a graduate-level education program designed to prepare a new generation of global leaders with the skills to address the increasingly complex challenges facing the world. The program provides full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford, focused uniquely on both subject-specific knowledge and leadership development to make an impact on the world. Knight-Hennessy Scholars will be selected both for their academic accomplishments and leadership potential. The program is designed to attract students from around the world, with no geographic restrictions. Candidates must apply in their final year of undergraduate study or within four years of completing their undergraduate degrees and must be nominated by their undergraduate colleges and universities.

Rangel International Affairs Program

Open to undergraduates (summer enrichment program) and to fourth-year students and alumni (graduate fellowship program)

  • Application Deadline for Graduate Fellowship Program: September  (check website for exact date)
  • Application Deadline for Undergraduate Summer Enrichment Program: February  (check website for exact date)

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who have an interest in pursuing a career in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The award consists of up to $27,000 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree.

Schwarzman Scholars Program

Open to fourth-year students and alumni

  • Application Material Review Deadline: Early September (optional: guarantees feedback and evaluation): Send materials 24 hours before meeting 

The Schwarzman Scholars program, inspired by the Rhodes Scholarships, is designed to train future leaders to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond by preparing them to better understand China, its role in global trends and their role as future leaders. Scholars will have an unrivaled opportunity to live in Beijing for a year of study and cultural immersion, attending lectures, traveling and developing first-hand exposure to China and its people. Scholars will develop their leadership skills through a one-year master’s degree in public policy, international relations, or economics and business at Tsinghua University, one of China’s most prestigious institutes of higher education.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Open to fourth-year students and alumni

  • Application Deadline: October (check website for exact date)

The Soros Fellowships provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished new Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Fellowship provides half tuition and $20,000 maintenance for two years. Candidates must be holders of green cards, naturalized citizens, or children of naturalized citizen parents.