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Fellowships for the Humanities

university fellowships committee

Fellowship
Academic Fields
Deadline
Application Procedure
Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award

Seniors and
recent graduates
Performing arts, visual arts, or creative writing

Supports graduate study in the U.S. or abroad
February 1 Get application guidance from the BC Coordinator, and submit to the BC Nominating Committee.
Matthew R. Copithorne Scholarship

Seniors and recent graduates
Any academic field

Supports graduate study at Harvard or MIT
May 1 Upon confirmation of acceptance into a graduate program at Harvard or MIT, contact the BC Coordinator.
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship

U.S. citizens only
Any academic or professional program leading to a PhD

Supports graduate study in any U.S. graduate or professional program
November 1 The GRE is required.

Get application information from the BC Coordinator
or write to:
Ford Foundation Doctoral Fellowships
National Research Council
500 Fifth Street NW,
Washington, DC 20001
J. William Fulbright Grant


U.S. citizens only
Any academic field

Supports study abroad for up to a year, studying in any of 140 countries
September 15
Get application information from, and make an appointment for an interview with the Undergraduate or Graduate BC Coordinator.
Gates Cambridge Trust Scholarship Any academic field

Supports graduate study at Cambridge University, United Kingdom
October 1 Get application and guidance from the BC Coordinator.

Applicants must also apply directly for admission to Cambridge University.
German Chancellor Scholarship

U.S. citizens only
Any academic field

Command of German is not a prerequisite

Supports one-year placement at any institution or professional position in Germany
October 1 Get application information from, and make an appointment for an interview with the Undergraduate or Graduate BC Coordinator.
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship

U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens
Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences

Supports graduate study in any doctoral program in the U.S.
November 15 The GRE is required.

Get application information from, and submit completed application to the BC Coordinator.
Lilly Graduate Fellowship

U.S. citizens only
Humanities and the Arts

Supports study toward PhD, MFA, or ThD for those aiming toward teaching career
October 15 Get application information from, and submit completed application to the BC Coordinator, for review by the BC Nominating Committee.
John A. Lyons Fellowship

BC seniors born in Massachusetts only
Any academic field

Supports study in any graduate program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
February 1 Apply directly to an MIT graduate program and write to the Dean at MIT, asking for consideration for the Lyons Fellowship.

Notify the BC Coordinator.
James Madison Memorial Fellowship

U.S. citizens only
Secondary Education, American History, American Government

Supports graduate study at any U.S. university toward a career in secondary education
January 15 Get application information from, and submit completed application to the BC Coordinator, for review by the BC Nominating Committee.
George C. Marshall Scholarship

U.S. citizens only
Any academic field

Supports graduate study at any university in Great Britain
October 1 Get application information from, and submit application to the BC Coordinator, for review by the BC Nominating Committee.
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship 

No longer offered
Humanities

Supported graduate study in any doctoral program in the U.S.
  Suspended by the Mellon Foundation in 2005.
George J. Mitchell Scholarship

U.S. citizens only
Any academic field

Supports graduate study at any university in Ireland or Northern Ireland
October 1 Get application information from the BC Coordinator.
NSEP/David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship

U.S. citizens only
Any academic field

Supports graduate study in non-Western languages and cultures at any U.S. university
February 1 Get application information from, and submit application to the BC Coordinator, for review by the BC Nominating Committee.
Rhodes Scholarship

U.S. citizens only

Any academic field

Supports graduate study at Oxford University, United Kingdom
October 1 Get application and guidance from the BC Coordinator

Submit directly to the Secretary of the Rhodes State Committee.
Soros Fellowships for New Americans Any academic field

Supports graduate study at any U.S. university
October 1 Get application information from the BC Coordinator.
Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color Supports Master's degree in Education at participating graduate programs   This fellowship was terminated in 2013 and is no longer being offered.