Prestigious fellowships are among the most well-known and most generous scholarships, but are also the most competitive. Winning one of these awards marks you with a stamp of excellence that can open doors to your future. The Office of International Affairs supports four different internationally-focused fellowships.

National fellowships, scholarships, and awards fall into many categories, ranging from support for undergraduate or graduate education, to specific year-long internship programs, to study, research, or projects abroad. 

The Office of International Affairs provides advising and support to PSU students interested in four internationally-focused scholarships:

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships - Funding for long-term undergraduate and graduate study and/or research abroad in critical region and to learn less commonly taught language; service requirement to work in national security arena upon graduation

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) - Funding for intensive summer program oriented around learning a critical language

Fulbright U.S. Student Program - Funding for 9 - 10 months of study, research, or teaching English abroad

Gilman Scholarships -  Funding for PSU-approved study abroad programs for Pell Grant recipients

Unlike financial aid, most of these highly competitive awards are merit-based; need is not usually a factor. Students with financial aid needs should contact the Financial Aid office.

Please use this flowchart (PDF or PowerPoint) to find out which fellowships you might consider applying for.