Opportunities for Seniors


Fulbright Scholarship: About 1,400 scholars selected for 1 year of teaching or research in more than 140 countries. Requirements: American citizen, very strong academic achievement, proficiency in the language of the host country.

United Kingdom

Rhodes Scholarship: 32 scholars selected regionally for 2 or 3 years of graduate study in any field at Oxford University. Requirements: (American citizen or national from select countries), very strong academic achievements, leadership, some involvement in sports (but not necessarily intercollegiate participation) 

Marshall Scholarship: 40 scholars selected for 2 or 3 years for graduate study in any field at any university in the United Kingdom. Requirements: American citizen, very strong academic achievement.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship: 100 scholars selected for 1 to 3 years for many subjects available at Cambridge University for diverse programs, including research leading to Ph.D., courses leading to Masters degree, including M.B.A., or a second bachelors degree. Scholarship favors students planning to improve the lives of people around the world.  Requirements: Very strong academic achievement, college degree completed or anticipated by award's beginning, independent acceptance to Cambridge University (must apply separately for admission)

George J. Mitchell Scholarship: 12 scholars selected for 1 year of post-graduate study in any field at colleges and universities in Ireland and Northern Ireland for the purpose of furthering ties between the U.S., Ireland, and Northern Ireland. Requirements: American citizen, very strong academic achievement, leadership and public service.

Schwarzman Scholars: One-year master's program in Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing.  All classes will be in English, and students live and study together at Schwarzman College.  Dubbed "the Chinese Rhodes Scholarship", the award emphasizes that the success of today's leaders depends upon "an understanding of China's role in global trends."


American Assistants in France Program: 1,500 teaching assistantships in French Primary and Secondary Schools. Requirements: American citizen, min. 20 years old, proficiency in French.


DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service): Offers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate study opportunities in Germany, including language immersion courses and science and engineering research internships. German proficiency NOT required for some programs.


Grants Program for North American Teaching Assistants in Spain: The Spanish Embassy Office of Education and Science awards more than 1,000 grants for juniors, seniors, or recent graduates to teach English in Spain. Requirements: American or Canadian citizen, intermediate Spanish or better.

United States

National Science Foundation: 1,100 scholars selected for up to 3 years of study towards an M.S. or any of the natural or social sciences at any university. Requirements: American citizen or permanent resident, research-oriented work experience.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars: 100 students selected for three years of fully-funded graduate education in any discipline at Stanford University for the purpose of creating a multidisciplinary community of scholar-leaders “dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.” Departments continue funding individual scholars past three years.