Welcome to the external scholarships and fellowships database. This is not a complete list of all available external scholarships and fellowships, but a comprehensive list of some of the popular ones you may find.

Some scholarships and fellowships may require Wake Forest University nomination in order to apply. Oftentimes, the WFU deadline is prior to the ones listed on the organization’s website. Scholarships/fellowships that require WFU nomination are indicated in the description of the scholarship.

You can use the filters and search box in the table below to narrow down the field of potential scholarships. If you have questions about any of the scholarships listed, please feel free to reach out to the Wake Forest Scholars Program, we are here to help you! Wake Forest Scholars: wfscholars@wfu.edu.

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If You’re In YourGPAOpportunities ForScholarship/FellowshipDescription
3rd Year3.7+Arts and HumanitiesBeinecke Scholarship ProgramFunding for graduate study in arts, humanities, or social sciences for juniors who have received need-based aid. *Requires WFU Nomination
4th Year, 3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year3.2+International and LanguageBoren Awards for International StudyBoren Scholarships fund undergraduates to study less commonly taught languages abroad and who wish to work in the federal national security area.
Post-Graduate, 4th Year2.5+Public ServiceCapital Fellows Program10-11 month full-time program for recent grads at a California legislative, executive, or judicial branch office with monthly stipend and benefits. 2.5 minimum GPA.
Post-Graduate, 4th Year3.7+Public ServiceJames C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program (Carnegie)For graduating seniors or individuals who have graduated within the past academic year who are interested in international affairs research. One-year research fellowship in Washington, D.C. through the James C. Gaither Fellows Program and Carnegie Foundation.
4th Year, 3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year3.2+International and LanguageCritical Language Scholarship (CLS)US State Department funded eight-week immersive summer language institutes abroad in critical-need languages.
4th Year, 3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year3.2+International and LanguageDAADWide variety of summer, semester, and yearlong internships/research/study in all fields in Germany.
Post-Graduate, 4th Year3.7+Graduate StudyErasmus Mundus Scholarship ProgramFunds graduate study throughout the European Union. Must study at an Erasmus exchange partner, are exempted from paying fees, registration, etc.
4th Year, Post-Graduate3.7+Arts and Humanities, Graduate StudyErtegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities100% covered program studying at Oxford University for graduate studies in the Humanities, living on campus with mentorship from Oxford Faculty as part of the programme.
4th Year, 3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year2.8+International and LanguageFreeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)Freeman Awards for Study in Asia provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
Post-Graduate, 4th Year3.2+International and LanguageFulbright U.S. Student ProgramThe Fulbright U.S. Student program offers English Teaching Assistant Awards, Open Study/Research Awards, and National Geographic Digital Storytelling fellowships for work and study abroad for one year. Fulbright U.K. Summer Institute: Three, four, or five-week academic and cultural summer programs for freshmen and sophomores. *Requires WFU Nomination
Post-Graduate3.7+Graduate StudyGates-Cambridge ScholarshipPost-undergraduate study at Cambridge University in all fields. Applicants must show evidence of commitment to improving the lives of others.
4th Year, 3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year3.2+International and LanguageBenjamin A. Gilman International ScholarshipThe Gilman Scholarship enables students with financial need to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. Students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship.
2nd Year3.7+Public ServiceHertog War Studies ProgramFully funded 2-week summer study program, including housing, meals, subsidized transportation. Focus on theory, practice, organization, and control of war and military forces. Open to advanced undergraduate students, 3.75 GPA.
4th Year, 3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year3.2+Public ServiceHertog Political Studies Program7-week political seminar program; includes housing and $2,000 stipend.
4th Year, 3rd Year, 2nd Year3.2+International and Language, Public ServiceHumanity in Action FellowshipFour-week summer programs for the study of minority rights and research exploring how and why individuals and societies have resisted intolerance and protected democratic values.
4th Year3.7+Public ServiceSamuel Huntington Public Service AwardProvides a $15,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.
Post-Graduate, 4th Year3.7+Graduate StudyKnight-Hennessy ScholarsFull funding for graduate study at Stanford University. Applicants should demonstrate leadership, civic commitment, and want to join a multidisciplinary community dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.
Post-Graduate, 4th Year2.7+Graduate StudyLead for America FellowshipTwo-year paid fellowship for recent grads dedicated to building community through strengthening and transforming local government institutions.
Post-Graduate, 4th Year2.7+International and LanguageLuce ScholarshipThe Luce Scholars Program provides seniors, graduate students, and young professionals stipends, language training, and placement in Asia. *Requires WFU Nomination
4th Year3.7+Graduate StudyMarshall ScholarshipThe Marshall Scholarship finances young Americans to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. *Requires WFU Nomination
Post-Graduate, 4th Year3.7+Graduate StudyMitchell Scholarship ProgramThe Mitchell Scholarship is for a Master’s degree at an eligible institution in the Republic of Ireland. *Requires WFU Nomination
2nd Year3.4+Public ServiceMount Vernon Leadership Fellows ProgramFully funded summer leadership program for rising juniors, focusing on George Washington’s leadership with an action-oriented capstone project designed around a cause that the student cares about.
Post-Graduate, 4th Year3.2+Graduate Study, Research, Social Science Research, STEMNSF Graduate Research Fellowship$30,000/year for up to 3 years of research-based study leading to a MS or PhD in STEM and Social Sciences.
Post-Graduate, 4th Year3.2+Graduate Study, Public ServicePayne International Development Fellowship ProgramGraduate degrees in international affairs or related subjects. After completion, Fellows become Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Agency for International Development. Members of minority groups historically underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need encouraged to apply.
3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year3.0+Public ServicePhi Beta Kappa Awards$5,000 award plus trip to DC for training/mentorship that is open to all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors interested in a career in public service with at least a 3.0 GPA, regardless of Phi Beta Kappa enrollment.
3rd Year3.2+Public ServicePPIA Junior Summer InstituteSeven-week summer program that prepares students for graduate studies in public service, public policy, and international affairs.
4th Year, 3rd Year, 2nd Year3.0+Public ServicePublic Policy Leadership Conference at Harvard’s Kennedy SchoolFirst and second-year undergraduates who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients with a 3.0 GPA or above and an interest in public service are invited to this professional development conference in which all costs are covered. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Post-Graduate, 4th Year3.2+Public ServiceRangel International Affairs Graduate FellowshipThe Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent, and implement U.S. foreign policy. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.
4th Year, 3rd Year, 2nd Year3.2+Public ServiceRangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment ProgramRangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.
4th Year3.7+Graduate StudyRhodes ScholarshipPremier international postgraduate award for students to study at the University of Oxford. *Requires WFU Nomination
4th Year, 3rd Year, 2nd Year3.0+General Undergraduate StudyScholarship America Dream AwardProvides renewable scholarship awards from $5,000-$15,000 (based on student’s need) to fund sophomore and higher undergraduate degree costs. Must be a sophomore or higher, with a 3.0 or higher GPA, and demonstrate financial need.
Post-Graduate, 4th Year3.7+Graduate Study, International and LanguageSchwarzman ScholarsSchwarzman Scholars is a one-year, fully-funded Global Affairs Master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to build a global community of future leaders who will serve to deepen understanding between China and the rest of the world.
Post-Graduate, 4th Year3.2+Public ServiceScoville Peace FellowshipSupported opportunity for 6-9 month full-time work experience at an organization focused on peace and security in Washington DC post-graduation.
Post-Graduate, 4th Year3.7+Graduate StudyPaul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New AmericansThe Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field. Fellows receive up to $90,000 in financial support over two years for graduate study.
3rd Year3.7+Public ServiceHarry S. Truman ScholarshipMerit-based scholarship for juniors who plan to pursue careers in government or public service. *Requires WFU Nomination
Post-Graduate, 4th Year2.7+General Undergraduate StudyVenture for America FellowshipTwo-year fellowship program for entrepreneurially minded recent graduates, working with a start-up as a salaried employee with additional skills training
Post-Graduate, 4th Year3.2+Graduate Study, International & LanguageYenching Academy FellowshipFunds a one-year Master of China Studies program (in English) at Peking University designed to prepare an elite class of future leaders to meet 21st century global challenges.
4th Year, 3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year2.5+General Undergraduate Study, ResearchC. V. STARR Travel Fund – WFUCurrent Wake Forest University undergraduate students can apply for up to $700 in reimbursable travel funds to present research findings at national or professional meetings. Year-round/rolling application.
3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year3.0+General Undergraduate Study, Research, Social Science ResearchRichter Scholarship Program – WFUAwards up to $6,000 to Wake Forest University undergraduate students who propose a transformative independent study project requiring travel to international locations over the summer.
3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year3.0+Arts & Humanities, General Undergraduate Study, Research, Social Science ResearchWake Forest Arts & Humanities Research Fellowship – WFUWake Forest undergraduate students with a 3.0 GPA or above can apply to complete a five-week project with a faculty mentor on campus and receive $2,000 and on-campus housing (if requested) in support.
3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year3.0+General Undergraduate Study, Social Science Research, STEMWake Forest Research Fellowship – WFUWake Forest undergraduate students with a 3.0 GPA or above can apply to complete a 10-week project with a faculty mentor on campus and receive $4,000 and on-campus housing (if requested) in support.
3rd Year, 2nd Year3.0+General Undergraduate Study, Public Service, Social Science Research, STEMUdall Undergraduate ScholarshipSophomores and Juniors dedicated to making a positive impact in environmental issues or in Native American health care or tribal policy. Up to $7,000 for educational expenses and multi-day Scholar Orientation in August. *Requires WFU Nomination.
3rd Year, 2nd Year2.5+General Undergraduate Study, Graduate Study, Law, Social Science ResearchAmerican Bar Foundation Summer Undergraduate Research FellowshipSummer fellowship in Chicago for sophomores and juniors pursuing research-oriented careers in law and social science, includes a $6,000 stiped.
4th Year, 3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year3.0+Research, STEMAmerican Chemical Society Scholars ProgramAwards renewable scholarships (up to $5,000/academic year) to undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups in the chemical sciences, majoring in chemistry-related disciplines and intending to pursue chemistry-related careers.
3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year2.5+General Undergraduate Study, International and Language, Public ServiceAmerican Jewish Committee Goldman Summer FellowshipSummer Fellowship program is designed to develop future leaders in the areas of international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management. Minimum $4,000 stipend plus travel expenses. Students can come from a broad range of academic backgrounds.
Post-Graduate, 4th Year, 3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year2.5+General Undergraduate StudyAmerican Indian Science and Engineering Society Internship ProgramAISES Internship Program provides students with applied work experience and an opportunity to explore career options. Placing students in 10-week summer positions with partner agencies, the program also promotes advanced study to the graduate level and assists students in developing professional networks. Students must be an enrolled member or descendant of an enrolled member of a federally or state recognized American Indian Tribe, Alaska Native Village, or Native Hawai’ian or descendant of a Native Hawai’ian.
Post-Graduate, 4th Year, 3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year2.5+STEMAmerican Physics Society Scholarships & FellowshipsList of physics scholarships and fellowships, includes both APS and non-APS opportunities.
Post-Graduate, 4th Year, 3rd Year3.0+Arts and Humanities, General Undergraduate Study, Public ServiceAndover Phillips Academy Institute of the Recruitment of TeachersThe IRT program is designed for college juniors and seniors, recent graduates, and working professionals who want to continue their graduate education in the humanities, social sciences and education.
3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year2.5+Public ServiceAsian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies – Congressional InternshipThe Congressional Internship is a eight-week summer program that places AA and NH/PI undergraduate aged students looking to increase their experience in public policy and service in congressional offices and provides them with the opportunity to develop their leadership and professional skills, encourages political engagement, and fosters interests in public service careers.
Post-Graduate, 4th Year2.5+Public ServiceAsian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies – Congressional FellowshipsCongressional Fellowship is designed for young AA and NH/PI professionals looking to increase their experience in public policy and service. The full-time paid, 9-month program places Fellows in congressional offices to gain policy experience as part of the legislative team.
Post-Graduate, 4th Year, 3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year2.5+Public ServiceMovement Activist Apprenticeship Program – Center for Third World Organizing8-week summer entry-level apprenticeship program that offers hands-on organizing experience through fieldwork, participating in campaign actions, movement history, and deep skill-building workshops. Must be a Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color, interested in organizing and demonstrated commitment to social justice. $600/week stipend plus travel allowance.
Post-Graduate, 4th Year, 3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year2.5+Arts and Humanities, General Undergraduate Study, International and Language, Law, Public Service, Social Science ResearchCongressional Black Caucus Foundation ScholarshipsEach year, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in partnership with Congressional Black Caucus Spouses award more than 300 scholarships to African American and Black scholars who demonstrate leadership ability through exemplary community service and academic talent. Their scholarship programs support current or upcoming college students across a variety of disciplines.
Post-Graduate, 4th Year3.0+Public ServiceCongressional Hispanic Caucus Public Policy FellowshipThe Public Policy Fellowship Program (PPF) offers talented Latinos a paid, nine-month fellowship to accelerate their careers as public policy leaders. Applicants to the Public Policy Fellowship Program must have earned a bachelor’s degree within three years of the program start date. Public Policy Fellows earn a stiped of $29,574 (may vary by year) plus other benefits.
Post-Graduate, 4th Year3.0+General Undergraduate Study, Graduate Study, Research, Social Science Research, STEMFord Foundation Predoctoral FellowshipsFellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Science (ScD) degree. Scholars should demonstrate superior academic achievement, commitment to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in the U.S., show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year3.3+International and LanguageFrederick Douglass Global FellowsThe Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship is a four-week study abroad program that includes a 3-credit course where students trace the footsteps of historic leaders in three countries who significantly advanced social justice, sought conflict resolution, and advanced peace. Students must identify as an ethnicity typically underrepresented on study abroad programs (e.g. American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander).
Post-Graduate, 4th Year, 3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year2.5+General Undergraduate Study, Graduate StudyHispanic Scholarship FundHSF Scholars have access to a full range of invaluable Scholar Support Services, including career services, mentorship, leadership development, knowledge building, and wellness training. HSF Scholars may also be eligible to receive a scholarship, which range from $500-$5,000 and awarded directly to students. Scholars must be of Hispanic heritage.
Post-Graduate2.8+Research, STEMGEM Fellowships in Engineering and ScienceThe National GEM Consortium offers MS and Ph.D. level students access to dozens of the top Engineering and Science firms and Universities in the nation. The GEM Fellowship was designed to focus on promoting opportunities for individuals to enter industry at the graduate level in areas such as research and development, product development, and other high level technical careers.
Post-Graduate, 4th Year2.5+Research, STEMGraduate Fellowships for STEM DiversityThe Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. The GFSD Graduate Fellowship is open to all American citizens; lasting for up to six years; providing a $20,000 annual stipend; covering tuition; allowing a fellow also to hold a research or teaching assistantship; including one or two paid summer internships with a government agency; and providing a mentor. Students must be attending any participating GFSD University or College. Though the fields supported can vary annually depending on employer needs, in general GFSD covers the following: Astronomy, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and their subdisciplines, and related engineering fields: Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical.
3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year3.0+General Undergraduate StudyLULAC National Scholarship FundThe League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) helps youth in underserved communities make the dream of college enrollment a reality. Offers three types of scholarship awards based on GPA.
Post-Graduate, 4th Year, 3rd Year, 1st Year2.5+General Undergraduate StudyOgallala Commons Community InternshipOgallala Commons Community Internship provide experiences that illustrate both the key assets and the serious challenges present in rural areas. Interns receive an hourly stipend for their work, and internship lengths, though flexible, normally range from 8-10 weeks or a semester (125 to 240 total hours).
Post-Graduate3.2+Graduate Study, Public ServicePickering Foreign Affairs Graduate FellowshipsThomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program is a U.S. Department of State program administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people, who represent ethnic, gender, social, and geographic diversity and have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. Scholars seeking admission to a two-year on-camps master’s degree program in an academic field relevant to the Foreign Service. The program provides up to $42,000 annually for a two-year period for tuition, room, board, books, and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees. This includes up to $24,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees and an academic year stipend of $18,000.
3rd Year, 2nd Year3.0+Research, Social Science Research, STEMSummer Research Opportunities Program – Big Ten Academic AllianceThe Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at Big Ten Academic Alliance universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities.
3rd Year3.0+General Undergraduate StudySummer Teaching Fellowship with Uncommon Schools5-week summer teaching fellowship preparing college juniors for a teaching career at Uncommon Schools. Fellows: -Develop the skills to lead high-achieving classrooms. -Receive one-on-one support and coaching by an experienced Uncommon mentor teacher. -Join an amazing cohort of mission-driven college juniors, where you learn together and experience the Uncommon Schools difference. -After successfully completing the program, receive a job offer to begin working full-time upon college graduation. -Receive a stipend of $2,500