Fellowship Opportunities
Pursued Prior to Senior Year

Fellowship Opportunities Pursued Prior to Senior Year

Goldwater Scholarship

The Goldwater provides a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. Sophomores and juniors who are planning to pursue a PhD in STEM and have a 3.70 and higher GPA at Rice are eligible to apply. The scholarship provides financial support for students during their undergraduate career.

Truman Scholarship

The Truman Scholar program supports students applying in their junior year who have outstanding promise as agents of change in public service. The scholarship looks for a commitment to public service, evidence of leadership, and a strong academic background. The scholarship is to support graduate degree work in pursuit of a career in public service.

Udall Scholarship

Udall Scholarships are awarded to sophomores and juniors with a strong and demonstrated commitment to leadership and service in areas of environment or to Native American nations. Students who are planning a career in the environmental sector or those who identify as Native American and plan to pursue careers that support the nations should consider pursuing this scholarship that provides undergraduate funding.

Abraham-Broad Exchange Program

The Abraham-Broad provides the opportunity to study abroad for a returning Rice undergraduate’s junior academic year in the UK in an exchange between students at Rice University and Trinity College, University of Cambridge. This award offers students from Rice and from Cambridge an ambassadorial experience and the unique opportunity to pursue a year of study in areas that they might not have had the opportunity to focus on in their home institution.

Beinecke Scholarship

The Beinecke Scholarship is awarded to a high achieving junior with demonstrated financial need to support graduate study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Rice has been invited to nominate one student each year for this scholarship opportunity.

Amici Di Via Gabina

The Amici di Via Gabina grants a summer traveling stipend for a student (undergraduate or graduate, including 5th year students) to provide a transformational opportunity in the study of architecture, art, history, archeology, language, music, and culture.

Goliard and Brotzen Scholarships

The Goliard and Brotzen scholarships offer students the opportunity for short-term, purposeful travel experiences abroad through a proposed independent trip abroad to explore a topic of their choice.

Gottschalk Traveling Grant

The Gottschalk will award up to $2000 to one music student, currently enrolled in Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music to enable travel to encourage the creative development of the student by engaging with places and opportunities outside the academic norm.

Wagoner Foreign Study Scholarship

The Wagoner Foreign Study Scholarship, founded by Rice alumnus James T. Wagoner ('29), provides students and alumni with the opportunity to conduct research abroad for a minimum of eight weeks and up to one year. A research project may be combined simultaneously with the advanced study of a language (400 level or above); or an introductory level of languages not offered at Rice. Funding is available up to $15,000 per award (Note: funding is considered taxable income). The Wagoner only supports university enrollment when it is required to get a visa in the host country.

Kathryn Leebron Smyth Award

The Kathryn Leebron Smyth Award provides students with up to $5,000 in funding to pursue language study abroad for a language not offered at Rice, or not offered at the level at which applicants are pursuing study.

For more information and next steps, please visit our Fellowships Resources Canvas page


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