Additional Scholarships & Fellowships

The scholarships and fellowships with an asterisk (*) do not require endorsement from our offices. 

Students interested in one of the opportunities below should contact the corresponding SDSU Campus Advisor (if listed). All students are recommended to work directly with their faculty mentors and the Writing Center for support.

Please note, the national and international scholarship and fellowship programs listed below are different from scholarships offered through the SDSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Fellowship/Scholarship Name Field of Study
Type of Funding Application Year SDSU Campus Advisor Campus or National
Deadline (Y/M/D)

Truman Scholarship
The scholarship is for students interested in pursuing a career in government, nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in public service. Students participate in an undergraduate internship and receive a graduate scholarship.


Graduate Study



Nov. 1, 2019


*Pepperdine University Washington, DC Policy Scholars Program 
A full tuition scholarship, 3 unit class, where accepted students learn from top policy academics and practitioners. Program is a 4-week seminar. 


Summer Study

Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Students


March 27, 2020


*Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship
This fellowship offers you financial support, mentoring, and professional development. Fellows agree to a minimum 5 year service commitment as an Information Management Specialist. Upon completion of the program, you receive an appointment as a Foreign Service IMS.

IT related field

Two year program (internships and employment)

Junior, Senior, Graduate Student


Feb. 14, 2020


*The Postsecondary National Policy Institute (PNPI)’s 2020 Summer Scholar Program
An opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students with demonstrated financial need to learn about federal higher education policy in the nation's capital. Fully funded opportunity in Washington, D.C. 

All   Summer   Junior or Senior    March 2, 2020  2020-03-02

*Dream Summer Fellowship
Participants are placed within social justice based organizations and work closely with their host organization to incorporate and strengthen the role of immigrant issues alongside the organization's social justice work. Fellows engage and lead social justice efforts by aligning the call for immigrant rights issues alongside the unique challenges of queer and transgender communities, Asian and Pacific Islander communities, Black immigrant communities, the ongoing mass incarceration and criminalization of people of color, worker rights, and health care access for all. 


Summer Internship

Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior


Feb. 14, 2020


*UC Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders
This fellowship offers students from HBCUs and HSIs (such as SDSU) an unrivaled opportunity to launch their future in business management. All expenses paid 10 day immersive business leadership experience. Must have an interest in attending a graduate business program.


Summer Pre-Graduate School, Leadership Experience

Sophomore, Junior


Dec. 16, 2019


*CSU Council on Ocean Affairs & Technology Internships
Paid summer internships for continuing undergraduate and graduate students. Work side by side with professionals on current scientific research, policy, and resource management projects. 


Summer Internship

Sophomore, Junior, and Graduate Student


March 4, 2019


*Cal State DC Scholars
Students earn academic credit while interning in Washington. Internships can be with nonprofits, advocacy groups, congressional offices, executive agencies, museums, security firms, business groups, political parties, artistic organizations, news and media companies, and other offices in and around D.C. 


Summer Internship

Juniors Senior, and Graduate Student


Dec. 6, 2019


Goldwater Scholarship
Provides undergraduate funding for students interested in a career in STEM fields who intend to pursue a doctoral degree.

Mathematics, Natural Science, Engineering

Undergraduate Funding

Sophomore or Junior



Nov. 29, 2019


Udall Scholarship
Offers funding for students interested in careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. Students participate in a summer orientation.

Social Sciences,
Public Policy, & Tribal Health Care

Undergraduate Funding

Sophomore or Junior


Jan. 17, 2020


US-UK Summer Institutes Fulbright
Summer programs at world-class UK universities to US undergraduates. Summer institutes are three to six weeks in length and provide an immersive academic, cultural, and social experience for freshmen or sophomores. 


RT airfare, tuition and fees, accommodation and meals, in some cases, daily allowance

Freshman or Sophomore

Chris Kjonaas

 Feb. 11, 2020 2020-02-11 

Schwarzman Scholarship
One-year master's degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing in one of three subjects: Public Policy, International Studies, or Economics & Business. 


International Graduate Study

Senior or Recent Graduate

Chris Kjonaas

Oct. 2020


Marshall Scholarship
The scholarship provides tuition and stipend to pursue graduate study at any institution of higher education in the U.K.


International Graduate Study

Spring/Summer of Junior Year

Chris Kjonaas

Aug. 2020


Mitchell Scholarship
The scholarship provides tuition and stipend to pursue graduate study at one of nine institutions of higher education in Ireland.


International Graduate Study

Spring/Summer of Junior Year

Chris Kjonaas

Aug. 2020


Rhodes Scholarship
The scholarship provides one to three years of graduate study at Oxford University.


International Graduate Study

Spring/Summer of Junior Year

Chris Kjonaas

Aug. 2020


*Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Public Service Weekends
Weekends in spring, summer, or fall at various universities nationwide which introduces students to the broad range of opportunities available in the field of public service. Offered in the summer, fall, and spring. Fall 2019 locations: The New School-Milano, UCLA, UCSD, University of Minnesota, University of Albany-SUNY, and Georgetown University.

 All Fully funded 3 day weekend  Sophomore, Junior, Senior  

Sept. 12, 2019

*Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute 
Intensive 7-week summer program at one of five universities (Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University, UC Berkeley, University of Michigan, and University of Minnesota) that focuses on preparing students for graduate school in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators, and other leadership roles in public service.
All Summer Study Junior     Nov. 1, 2019  2019-11-01
*Veterans in Global Leadership Fellowship
The program aims to select 30 student veterans to attend a program about scholarship or fellowship development, career guidance, and networking. Strong preference will be given to candidates with a passion for service, a commitment to assist other veterans, an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong work ethic, and proven leadership skills.  
All Leadership Program      TBA


*HACU National Internship Program
Paid internships throughout the country offered in the spring, summer, and fall. Students gain hands-on work experience in federal agencies, corporations, or other internships.
All  Internship (spring, summer, fall) Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior   

July 5, 2019

*Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Program
U.S. State Department program administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program offers a six-week summer program for undergraduates at Howard University.
All Summer 

Sophomore, Junior, & Senior 


Feb. 4, 2020 

*Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program
U.S. State Department program administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program offers a graduate fellowship for students seeking admission to graduate school and employment in the Foreign Service.
All  Graduate Study  Senior, College Graduate   Sept. 24, 2019   2019-09-24
*Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs
Nine-month program which uses the city (New York, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and San Francisco) as a classroom to train the next generation of change makers.
All  9 month program  Senior & Recent Graduate    Jan. 9, 2019 2019-01-09

*Knight-Hennessy Scholarship
Scholarship funds graduate study at Stanford University. Program focuses on preparing a new generation of leaders. 

All  Graduate Study  Spring/Summer of Junior Year   Oct. 2020  2020-10-01 
*Amgen Scholars Program
Research opportunity in the U.S. or Asia for students interested in a science/engineering career. Great for students interested in Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.  
STEM   Summer Research (national or international)  Sophomore, Junior, or Non-graduating Senior    Feb. 3, 2020  2020-02-03
*James C. Gaither Junior Fellows (Carnegie Fellows)
Yearlong employment in the area of international affairs. 
All  Paid Employment  Senior or Recent Graduate  Dr. James Tarbox Jan. 2020  2020-01-01 
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the world's largest funding organization for the international exchange of students and researchers. The organization offers study programs, summer, and STEM internships via the DAAD RISE program. 
All Research, study, summer, language study, internship Sophomore, Junior, Senior   Dec. 15, 2018 2018-12-15
*NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Fellowships are awarded for graduate study leading to research based master's and doctoral degrees in STEM field or STEM education. Deadline varies depending on major)
STEM field or STEM education Graduate Study Senior, first and second year graduate student   Oct. 21-25, 2019 2019-10-21

*Humanity in Action (HIA) Fellowship
Study a European society in depth in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo, or Warsaw - from transformation process to transitional justice, from quests for identity to dynamics of social cohesion and coercion. 

All International  Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Recent graduate   Jan. 6, 2019 2019-01-06

*Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers
Summer fellowship for aspiring educators and researchers

All Summer Graduate School Prep Junior or Senior   March 1, 2020 2020-03-01

*Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship
Program for individuals pursuing Foreign Service careers serving in Washington, DC or at a U.S. Embassy, consulate, or diplomatic mission around the globe. 

International affairs, area studies, political science, public administration, economics, language, security studies, etc. Graduate study, internship, professional development Junior, Senior, Completed Undergrad   Sept. 17, 2019 2019-09-17
*Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Congressional Internship
Offers summer and semester internship in Washington, D.C. for Latino undergraduate students to experience working in a congressional office while participating in professional and leadership development and civic engagement through community service. Roundtrip airfare, housing, stipend, and public transportation benefits are included. Internships available for Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020. 
All  Internship Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior     Oct. 15, 2019;
Dec. 1, 2019; Feb. 15, 2020
 2019-10-15; 2019-12-01; 2020-02-15
*Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Graduate Fellowship Program
Nine-month fellowship provides work experience, access to powerful Latino network, and opportunity to organize a Capitol Hill Policy Brief. Roundtrip airfare, stipend, and public transportation benefits are included.
Energy, housing, health, law, education  Employment  Completed Master's or J.D.   Jan. 30, 2020 2020-01-30
*Hertz Foundation Fellowship
Provides financial and fellowship support to PhD students in applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences.  
Applied physical, biological, and engineering  Graduate Study  Senior or First Year Graduate Student   Oct. 24, 2018 2018-10-24
*AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop
Designed to assist undergraduate students who plan to pursue doctoral degrees in education research or in disciplines that examine education issues.
All Workshop at AERA conference, pre-graduate funding Sophomore, Junior, Senior    Nov. 8, 2019 2019-11-08
*Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Public Policy Fellowship Program
Paid nine-month fellowships that opens doors for talented young Latinos interested in a career in public policy. Roundtrip airfare, stipend, and public transportation benefits are included.
All Employment Recent Graduate (within two years of program start date)   Jan. 30, 2020 2020-01-30
*National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program
NIH offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. Recipients are committed to two NIH service obligations (research training). 
Biomedical, behavioral, social science health related fields Summer research, employment Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Non-Graduating Senior   March 18, 2020 2020-03-18
*Madison Fellowship
Offers graduate school funding to individuals pursuing a career teaching American history, American government, or any other social studies class where you will teach topics on the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Master's degrees must focus on the study of the Constitution.
All Graduate Study Senior   March 1, 2020 2020-03-01
*Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows
Six-week summer institute for rising college juniors focusing on leadership development. Students meet with some of the nation's top leaders and work on individual capstone projects.
All Leadership Program Sophomore   Jan. 31, 2020 2020-01-31
*Gates Cambridge Scholarship
A scholarship which funds graduate study in any discipline at the University of Cambridge.
All Graduate Study Spring/Summer of Junior Year   Oct. 2020 2020-10-01
Critical Language Scholarship
Fully funded seven to ten week summer language institutes in critical-need foreign languages.  
All Summer international language study Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

Ryan McLemore

Cassia De Abreu

Nov. 2020 2020-11-01
Fulbright Student Grant
The grant offers students the opportunity to research, study, serve as a teaching assistant, or pursue a degree abroad.
All Graduate Study, Research, Teach Spring/Summer of Junior Year Dr. Nancy Marlin and Dr. Edith Benkov Oct. 4, 2019 2019-10-04
Boren Scholarship
Award funds study abroad programs which focus on foreign languages critical to U.S. national security. Federal service requirement upon graduation such as State Department, Defense Sector, Homeland Security, or Intelligence Community.
All Study Abroad, language study Freshman, Sophomore, Junior Ryan McLemore Jan. 5, 2019 2019-01-05
*Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship
Graduate studies funding and stipend in the STEM fields related to teaching. Includes admission to a master's degree program at a partner university in Georgia and Pennsylvania. 
STEM Graduate study Senior or Recent Graduate   March 16, 2020 2020-03-16
*Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Funding for students of Hispanic heritage to obtain a college degree or graduate degree. 
All Funding for college or graduate school Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student   Feb. 15, 2020 2020-02-15
*Ford Foundation Fellowship
Three years of funding support and annual stipend for graduate study leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. 
Biological & Biomedical Sciences; Ecological, Environmental, & Evolutionary Sciences; Education; Engineering; History; Interdisciplinary Studies; Literature &Languages; Performance Studies, Communication, & Art History; Philosophy & Religious Studies; Physical Sciences, Mathematics, & Computer Science; Psychology; Social Sciences; Social/Cultural Anthropology, and Archaeology; Sociology Graduate Study Senior or in the process of applying to graduate school   Dec. 17, 2019 2019-12-17
CSU Sally Casanova Predoctoral Fellowship
Award for pre-doctoral degree students interested in future faculty professions. Funds cover travel, development costs, and a separate award for a summer research experience. Students must meet with Cristina before submitting their application. Applications that have not been reviewed by Cristina will not be recommended and deleted. 
All  Pre-graduate funding, summer research  Junior, Senior, or Master's level   Cristina Sanchez Feb. 8, 2019 2019-02-08
Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (C-DIP)
Offers financial assistance (loans) and mentorship by CSU faculty for doctoral students who want to teach within the CSU system. Forgivable loans with full-time or part-time CSU teaching appointments. 
All Doctoral funding New or continuing full-time doctoral students at U.S. accredited universities  Cristina Sanchez Feb. 1, 2019 2019-02-01
*Capital Fellows Program
Ten month fellowship program to work in the  Assembly, Senate, Executive, and Judicial Administration branches of the California Senate. 
All  Graduate Study, work experience  Senior or Recent Graduate    Feb. 03, 2020  2020-02-03
*Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Summer Internship Program
Eight-week program in Washington, D.C. that places interns in U.S. congressional offices and federal agencies.
All  Summer Internship Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Recent Graduate    Jan. 31, 2020 2020-01-31 
*FirstGen Fellows
Ten-week summer program in Washington, D.C. for undergraduates who are the first in their immediate family to attend an institution of higher education and who are pursuing careers in social justice. 
All Summer Program First generation Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior   Jan. 20, 2020 2020-01-20

*RISE Grad Prep Academy
Four day program at USC (all travel expenses, lodging, and meals are covered) for Native American, Black, Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander undergraduate men who are presently in their junior year. Program prepares scholars for doctoral study and research-related careers (Ph.D.) in: education, health, human services and social policy, juvenile and criminal justice, and workforce development. 

All Graduate School Prep Juniors   March 2019 2019-03-01
*Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program
This fellowship seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The program provides funding, arranges internships, and professional development leading to employment in USAID.
All Graduate Study, Employment Senior or College Graduate   Nov. 1, 2019 2019-11-01

*Tillman Scholarship
Supports military veterans and spouses with academic scholarships, national network, and professional development to make an impact in the fields of medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education, and the arts. 

All Funding for college or graduate school Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior   Feb. 29, 2020 2020-02-29

*Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internships
Program prepares students and young professional to become leaders by meeting and interacting with legislators and leaders working in all branches of government. There are three different internship types.

All Internship Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Recent Graduates   March 20, 2020 2020-03-20

*Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Fellowship
Twenty month fellowship programs (four different fellowship programs) where participants work with congressional members and committees, attend leadership development seminars, complete community service projects, and produce policy papers. 

All Employment Graduate or professional degree completed prior to start of fellowship   Jan. 17, 2020 2020-01-17

*Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies 
Full time legislative and public policy fellowships in Washington D.C. to work policy issues as staff members in a congressional office. 

All Employment Graduate or professional degree completed prior to start of fellowship   Feb. 11,  2019 2019-02-11

Gilman Scholarship
Provides study abroad funding for students who receive a Federal Pell Grant. The scholarship aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad. There are various deadlines to fund spring, summer, fall, and year long study abroad programs. 

All Study Abroad Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior SDSU Study Abroad Office Oct. 1, 2019 2019-10-01
*Clinton Global Initiative University
Students create their own commitments to action that address issues on campus, in local communities, or around the world. CGI U hosts a meeting where students, university representatives, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges.
All  Funding for project

Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior   Nov. 4 2019 2019-11-04

*Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowships in Law & Social Science for Undergraduate Students
The American Bar Foundation sponsors an annual program of summer research fellowships to interested undergrads from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences (research-oriented career in the field of law and social science).

Social science or humanities Research, employment Sophomore or Junior year   Jan. 22, 2020 2020-01-22

*UCLA Law Fellows Program
This program is designed to encourage and prepare high-potential undergraduate and graduate students for a career in law, increase the diversity of the law school pool, and demystify the law school experience. The program includes a series of Saturday Academies held at the Law School, each Fellow is assigned a law student mentor, and a scholarship for an LSAT preparation course. 

 All Weekend Study  Undergraduates and college graduates   Nov. 15, 2019   2019-11-15

*Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship
Summer programs (4-week, 3-credit) for Pell Grant eligible students. Ten scholarships are selected enhance their leadership and intercultural skills. Fellows must commit to sharing their experiences and intercultural growth with peers and classmates before, during, and after the fellowship.

All Summer Study Abroad Freshman or Sophomore year   Feb. 14, 2020 2020-02-14

*UC Berkeley Public Policy and International Affairs Law Fellowship
Each summer ten students interested in pursuing joint degrees in public policy and law are selected as UCPPIA Law Fellows.  In addition to learning the fundamentals of policy analysis, the Law Fellows will be exposed to the topics and skills necessary to gain entry to and succeed at a top law school. The UCPPIA Law Fellowship is launched in conjunction with UC Berkeley School of Law and is designed to shape future leaders committed to representing under-served communities in the areas of public policy and law.

All Summer Study Junior *   Nov. 1, 2019 2019-11-01

*American Conservatory Theater Fellowship
Provides hands-on training and mentorship in theater production and administration. 

Theater or some experience in theater Employment Senior year   April 2020  2020-4-01

*John Lewis Fellowship
Fellowship offers 30 American and Europeans university students the opportunity to explore race and civil rights, immigration, and Native American issues in Atlanta, Georgia.

All Summer Sophomore, Junior, or Senior Year   Jan. 6, 2019 2018-01-06

*UCLA Riordan MBA Fellows
Program for recent college graduates who are considering graduate education in business management. The purpose is to educate, prepare, and motivate individuals to competitively apply and succeed in a top MBA program and career in management. 

All Weekends Senior year or recent graduate   April 05, 2020 2020-04-05

*Comcast Fellowships
The Equality California Institute and Comcast Foundation provide a four-week fellowship in Sacramento for undergraduate students with a passion for LGBTQ advocacy.  

All Summer Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year   April 2020 2020-4-01

*UCLA Riordan College to Career
Free program workshops designed for first-generation college students prepare for a job. Includes a mentor, guest lectures from industry leaders, and career counselors. Rolling deadline.

All One week in June Freshmen, Sophomore, or Junior, non graduating Seniors   March 29, 2020 2020-3-29

*College to Congress
Fully funded opportunity for Federal Pell Grant eligible students only to obtain an internship in Congress during the summer for nine weeks. 

All Summer internship Junior, Senior, Recent graduates  

Oct. 31, 2019; Nov. 30, 2019

2019-10-31; 2019-11-30 

*Lead for America
Nonpartisan, diverse, and dynamic movement of leaders who believe in the transformative potential of local institutions to build community and tackle the toughest of challenges. There are two programs: Lead for North Carolina and Hometown Fellows. 

All Employment Seniors, Recent graduates  

Oct. 1, 2019


*UCI Pre-Law Outreach Program
The UCI School of Law Pre-Law Outreach Program helps students from disadvantaged backgrounds understand the demands of law school, prepare for the law school application and admissions process, and be inspired to one day use their legal skills to give back to the community.

All Law School Preparation, Weekend Session Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors   March 20, 2019 2019-03-20

*Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning
The program offers a radically new kind of master's degree in education where success is measured by skills demonstrated rather than credit hours accumulated. In collaboration with MIT, this innovative program blends live classroom practice, one-on-one faculty mentorship, simulations, game based learning, and online learning. 

All Graduate School Senior or college graduate   March 2, 2020  2020-03-02

*Postsecondary National Policy Institute
Program for students interested in learning about federal higher education policy in Washington, DC. The program provides scholars with accommodations, a metro card, stipend, and transportation. 

All Summer Internship Junior or Senior, Graduate Student   March 2, 2020 2020-03-02

*FAO Schwarz Fellowship
Two year program that trains new college graduates to become social impact leaders. Fellows work at leading nonprofit organizations in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. The fellowship also includes a variety of professional development, mentorship, and networking experiences.  

All Employment Seniors   Feb. 15, 2020 2020-02-15