Prestigious Scholarships

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Hofstra College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (CHEM)
The Goldwater Scholarship Program, one of the oldest and most prestigious national scholarships in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics in the United States, seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming this nation’s next generation of research leaders in these fields. The characteristics the Foundation seeks in a Goldwater Scholar include strong commitment to a research career in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering, effective display of intellectual intensity in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering, and potential for a significant future contribution to research in their chosen field. The Goldwater Scholarship provides up to $7,500 per year for educational expenses to 300 juniors and seniors. The purpose of the award is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Junior award winners receive two years of aid, seniors receive one year. Candidates must be nominated by their college. Contact the Goldwater representative on your campus to begin the application process.
University sponsorship needed.
Interested students must contact the school advisor early in the fall semester.
Application deadline is late January
Contact/Advisor: Chairs in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Critical Languages Scholarship
The Critical Languages Scholarship was launched in 2006 and provides intensive overseas study in the critical-need foreign languages of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjab, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. The program is part of a U.S. government effort to dramatically expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical-need foreign languages. Undergraduates, master’s, and doctoral-level students of diverse majors and disciplines are encouraged to apply for the 7-to-10-week program. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. This scholarship is highly competitive.
Deadline is in November
Contact/Advisor: Suzanne Pike, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

The English Language Fellow
The English Language Fellow Program sends experienced U.S. TESOL professionals on paid teaching assignments at universities and other academic institutions around the world. English Language Fellows are highly qualified U.S. TESOL professionals who assist U.S. Embassies in delivering and maintaining quality English language programs. Through 10-month assignments, Fellows share their expertise and interests, develop new skills by teaching in different contexts, and gain unique international experience. They also support U.S. Department of State diplomatic efforts to foster mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. Involvement in these projects has helped alumni obtain higher-level jobs in the TESOL field.

The English Language Fellow Program is highly competitive, and the teachers selected to participate represent the best of the U.S. TESOL community. We are actively recruiting experienced educators and scholars with a graduate degree in TESOL or a related field and a demonstrated commitment to the field of English language teaching. 
Application deadline is in December or July
Contact/Advisor: Dr. Tatiana Gordon

Fulbright Grants
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 2,000 grants annually in all fields of study. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study, and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. Candidates must be U.S. citizens who will hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent prior to receiving the grant. To be competitive, candidates should have a GPA of at least 3.3. College and university students must apply through their campus Fulbright Program advisor. Grants provide funds for transportation, language or orientation courses, where appropriate, tuition, books, maintenance for one academic year, and limited health and accident insurance. This scholarship is highly competitive.
University sponsorship needed.
The campus deadline for the application is early in the fall semester
Program deadline is in October
Nominating official: Dr. Elfreda Blue, Vice Provost
Contact/Advisor: Suzanne Pike, Associate Provost for Academic Support and Study Abroad

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation (PPPS)
This is the premier graduate fellowship in the United States for those pursuing careers as public service leaders. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation - the federal memorial to our 33rd president – awards merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government. The Foundation has supported Truman Scholars in many fields of study, from agriculture, biology, engineering, technology, medicine, and environmental management, to fields such as economics, education, government, history, international relations, law, political science, public administration, nonprofit management, public health, and public policy.
Program deadline is January and February
Contact/Advisor: Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs

Hertog Foundation
The Hertog Foundation offers several highly competitive and selective educational programs for outstanding individuals who seek to influence the intellectual, civic, and political life of the United States. We offer programs in three main areas: Political Thought & Philosophy; War & Foreign Affairs; and Economics & Domestic Policy. Both online and residential seminars are offered over the summer. Students can apply directly on the website. Competitive students are consistently those nominated by their professors and mentors (nomination form can be found on the website).
Application deadline is in mid-February for early decision, and mid-March is the final deadline.
Contact/Advisor: Suzanne Pike, Associate Provost for Academic Support and Study Abroad

James Madison Graduate Fellowships
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year.
Application deadline is in early March
Contact/Advisor: Dr. Alan Singer

David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship
The Boren Scholarship and Fellowship program is a unique scholarship opportunity for U.S. students to gain knowledge of languages and cultures in areas of the world less frequently studied. The Boren awards scholarships to American students for study of world regions and languages critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The program aims to build a strong base of future leaders with expertise in critical areas, as well as professionals in both the public and private sectors who have the international experience and language skills necessary for competitive performance and visionary leadership in the global arena.
Program deadline is January and February
Contact/Advisor: Suzanne Pike, Associate Provost for Academic Support and Study Abroad

The Payne Fellowship
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times – poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict, and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $96,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, is a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.

Application deadline is in early November
Contact/Advisor: Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs

US Teaching Assistantship Program by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), administered by Fulbright Austria
Fulbright Austria administers the US Teaching Assistantship Program on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF). Since 1962, the US English Language Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria has provided US college and university graduates with a completed bachelor’s degree (by summer 2024 for program year 2024–25), US citizenship (or dual US/x citizenship), and a required German proficiency level of at least B1/Intermediate Mid by the time of application with valuable opportunities to work as salaried teaching assistants at secondary schools throughout Austria. Roughly 150 US teaching assistants per year not only enhance the instruction of English as native speakers; they are also important resources for first-hand information about the United States and the "American way of life".

You can find more information about the USTA Program, including how to apply, on our website. Students are cordially invited to apply online via the USTA application website and to check frequently if any updates are posted.