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Fellowship Academic Fields Deadline Application Procedure
ACC/IAC Award

Sophomores, Juniors
Any academic field.
Supports study abroad on a BC semester, year, or summer program, especially to underrepresented destinations.
January 15
These Get application information from BC Coordinator.
Benigo and Corazon Aquino Scholarship

BC Juniors
Any academic field.
Provides up to $15,000 of tuition for senior year.
March 15
Get application information from BC Coordinator.
Beckman Scholarship

Juniors
Chemistry or Biological Sciences. Supports undergraduate study at BC. March 1
Get application information from, and submit application to BC Coordinator.
Beinecke Scholarship

Juniors
Any area of the Humanities or Social and Natural Sciences. Supports undergraduate study at BC and subsequent graduate study. December 1
Get application information from, and submit application to BC Coordinator, for review by BC Nominating Committee.
De Karman Fellowship

Juniors
Any academic field, especially the Humanities.
Provides stipend for senior undergraduate year.
January 1
Get application information from BC Coordinator.
Freeman-ASIA Scholarship

Sophomores, Juniors
Any academic field.
Supports study abroad for up to a year, studying the language and culture in any of 15 East Asian or Southeast Asian countries.
November, March, April 1 Get application information from BC Coordinator.

J. William Fulbright Grant

Entering Seniors


U.S. citizens only

Any academic field

Supports study abroad for up to a year, studying in any of 140 countries.
September 26
Get application information from, and make an appointment for an interview with the Undergraduate or Graduate BC Coordinator.
Galbraith Summer Scholars Program

Sophomores, Juniors
Any academic field relevant to issues of public policy and social inequality. Supports a one-week summer program at Harvard University on issues of inequality. May 1
Due to its financial difficulties, Harvard University suspended the Galbraith program in 2010.  Consult the BC Coordinator for information on whether the program has been resumed.
Gilman Scholarship

Sophomores, Juniors, Pell Grant recipients
Any academic field. Supports up to a year of study abroad in any eligible country. October 1 and March 15 Get application information from, and submit application to BC Coordinator.
Goldwater Scholarship

Sophomores, Juniors
Mathematics or Natural Sciences. Supports undergraduate study at BC. January 1
Get application information from, and submit application to BC Coordinator, for review by the BC Nominating Committee.
Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship

Juniors, Seniors
Any academic major leading to a career in international affairs. Supports an internship with the U.S. State Department, in London, Paris, or Washington DC. November 1 for U.S. State Department internship application.
Applicants must first apply and be accepted for U.S. State Department summer internship. Get information from BC Coordinator.
Hollings/NOAA Scholarship

Sophomores
Oceanic and atmospheric sciences. January 15
Get application information from, and submit application to BC Coordinator.
Houston Traveling Scholarship

AHANA Sophomores, Juniors
Any academic field. Supports domestic or international travel, for research or study. February 15
Get application information from, and submit application to BC Coordinator.
IIPP Fellowship

Sophomores, especially AHANA students
Any academic major leading to a career in international affairs. Provides summer institutes, study abroad, internships, and graduate study. March 10
Get application information from BC Coordinator.
NSEP/Boren Scholarship

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors
Any academic field. Supports study abroad for up to a year, studying the language and culture of a non-Western country. January 1
Get application information from, and submit application to BC Coordinator, for review by BC Nominating Committee.
Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Juniors
Any academic major leading to a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Supports undergraduate study at BC and subsequent graduate study. February 1
Get application information from BC Coordinator.
Rotary Fellowship Any academic field. Supports undergraduate study abroad in any country where there is a Rotary Club. Six months to one year in advance of overseas study. The Rotary Ambassadorial Fellowships were suspended by Rotary International in July 2009.
Truman Scholarship

Juniors
Any academic major leading to a career in government or public service. Supports undergraduate study at BC and subsequent graduate study. December 1 Get application information from, and submit application to BC Coordinator, for review by the BC Nominating Committee, no later than October 15.
Udall Scholarship

Sophomores, Juniors
Environmental public policy, or health care and Native American tribal policy. Supports undergrad study at BC. March 1 Get application information from, and submit application to BC Coordinator, for review by BC Nominating Committee.
Boston College
Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Any academic field. Supports undergraduates who assist a BC faculty member in faculty research, during the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester.

Usually early September, December, and March.
More info

Formal application must be made by the faculty member who will direct the research. Get application information from BC Coordinator, and contact Departmental Fellowships Sponsor in your major.
Boston College
Advanced Study Grants


Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors
Any academic field.
Supports student-designed research or language skills acquisition projects during the summer.
January 15
nominations invited;
March 10 applications due
Contact Departmental Fellowships Sponsor in your major. Applicants must be nominated by a faculty advisor. Invitations to submit proposals will be sent to all nominated students by BC Coordinator.