News: National and International Research Scholarships for Humanities

June 14, 2017 - 11:30am

Post-Baccalaureate, M.A., or “Gap Year”Research Scholarships for

Humanities/Arts Recent Grads

UCLA Campus Deadlines: June – September 2017


These national and international merit scholarships give UCLA recent grads in the humanities the opportunity to research and study abroad at prestigious institutions in the UK (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland), China, and internationally more broadly. These scholarships are designed for one to two year graduate-level and/or post-baccalaureate study across various disciplines of study, which also covers living and  educational expenses abroad. This is a great opportunity for those interested in furthering their research in the humanities, while offering additional academic preparation for postgraduate programs.


The UCLA Scholarship Resource Center (SRC) administers the application processes for many national and international highly competitive and prestigious scholarships. The SRC also offers individual advising to help applicants prepare competitive applications for these awards. Please note that most of these awards require a campus endorsement before the application can be forwarded to the final levels of competition. To accommodate this requirement, many of the scholarships listed below have both a UCLA campus deadline and a foundation deadline. Scholarship applicants are encouraged to visit the UCLA Scholarship Resource Center office at 233 Covel Commons, M – F, 11am-6pm, or contact us at 310-206-2875.


Marshall due June 30th

The Marshall Scholarship funds one or two years of post-bachelor study at any college or university in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland). The program is intended to encourage future American leaders to be personal ambassadors to the U.K. Marshall Scholars may pursue either a second bachelor's or a graduate degree. The award covers all reasonable educational costs, a personal allowance for living expenses, and travel costs to and from the United Kingdom. Students who have earned a 3.7 or higher GPA, and who are distinctive in intellect, character, extracurricular breadth, and service to society are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be US citizens and have graduated or will graduate from their undergraduate institution in the last two years.  UCLA endorsement is required. UCLA students should inquire about the application process during the spring of their junior year.  UCLA campus application deadline is June 30th.(Applications accepted after this date at the discretion of the Scholarship Resource Center.)


Mitchell due June 30th

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship supports one year of graduate study in any field at one of the seven universities of higher learning in the Republic of Ireland. Named for Senator George J. Mitchell, the award was created to educate and inspire future American leaders about the island of Ireland. The scholarship provides tuition, accommodations, a living stipend, travel expenses to and from the United States, and a stipend for European travel. Applicants must be U.S. citizens under the age of 30 with a record of intellectual distinction, leadership, extra-curricular activity, and service to others. UCLA endorsement is required for current UCLA students. UCLA campus application deadline is June 30th.(Applications accepted after this date at the discretion of the Scholarship Resource Center.).


Rhodes due June 30th

The Rhodes Scholarship funds two or three years of post-bachelor study at Oxford University. The award covers educational and living expenses. Rhodes Scholars may pursue either a second bachelor's degree or a higher degree. Students who have earned a 3.7 GPA or higher, who are interested in graduate study at Oxford University, and who have distinctive intellect and character leading to the promise of effective service to the world are encouraged to apply. UCLA endorsement is required. students should inquire about the application process during their junior year.  UCLA campus application deadline is June 30th. (Applications accepted after this date at the discretion of the Scholarship Resource Center.).


Fulbright due August 16

For research or study abroad in 2017-2018 or in 2018-2019. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is for all graduating seniors and graduate students, and it is facilitated by the UCLA office of Fellowships and Financial Services. UCLA campus deadline: August 16th at 4:00 p.m. PDT(if you’re currently enrolled at UCLA, you must apply by this date/time). National Deadline: October 10, 2017, 5:00 p.m. EDT


Schwarzman due September 1

Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, the Schwarzman Scholarship is the first award created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. The program will give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Students will live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines: Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Affairs. Institutional endorsement is required for currently enrolled students. Campus deadline for students needing endorsement is September 1st.Foundation deadline for students not enrolled is September 15. (This date should be confirmed with the Schwarzman Scholars website:


The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund due October 27

The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) is a national non-profit association consisting of influential members of the fashion community, dedicated to promoting education of the fashion arts and business by granting scholarships to talented students and facilitating internships, mentorships, and career programs. Students of any major with a demonstrated interest in fashion are qualified to apply. Previous scholars have included marketing, finance, psychology, and art history majors in addition to fashion design, merchandising, and textile majors. On average, approximately 100 scholarships are awarded each year. The amount awarded is $5,000. One scholar from each school will also have the opportunity to compete for the four $30,000 Geoffrey Beene Scholarships (four finalists receive $10,000). UCLA campus application deadline is October 27th.


The Knight-Hennessy Scholars, Stanford University due September 27

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will annually identify a group of 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue a wide-ranging graduate education at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world.