A list of scholarship opportunities to which our office devotes significant attention and for which Colgate has formalized application processes.

Many of the opportunities on this page require the student to be nominated by Colgate. 

There are numerous awards open to underclassmen and those looking for post-baccalaureate experiences. It is possible, and often desirable, to apply for multiple scholarships during your college years and beyond.

Click any individual opportunity to see information about its requirements, deadlines, and benefits, including a link to the foundation website.

Advising on the Application Process

Getting carefully considered and comprehensive advising is very important when deciding which of these opportunities are a good fit for you and your interests, so please be sure to contact the Office of National Fellowships and Scholarships to start the conversation and application process early.


Please note that Colgate's campus deadlines are earlier — often months earlier — than the foundations' deadlines, so interested applicants should prepare well in advance.


Application Deadline
Current Year Of Study
Term of Award
  • Glamour's College Women of the Year

    Glamour is looking for dynamic young women with leadership experience, a strong academic record, and inspiring goals. The magazine awards one grand prize of $10,000 and nine prizes of $3,000.  Winner could be featured in Glamour magazine.

    Deadline: November 1

    Candidates must:

    • Be a resident of the US or Canada
    • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Global Health Corps Fellowship

    Global Health Corps is building the next generation of diverse health leaders. A range of fellowships with health organizations are offered in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US and Zambia. This is your opportunity to become a leader in the health movement!

    Deadline: Mid-March

    Candidates must:

    • Be a 30 years of age or younger
    • Have earned an undergraduate degree
    • Be proficient in English
  • Goldwater Scholarship

    For undergraduate study leading to research careers in mathematics or natural science or engineering. Awards up to $7,500 for the remaining undergraduate year(s) of study.

    Campus deadline: December 1

    Final deadline: January 31, 2025

    Candidates must:

    • Be a sophomore or junior at the time of application
    • Be a US citizen, national, or resident alien
    • Have a highly competitive GPA
    • Have at least one significant research experience to date
    • Be nominated by Colgate. Nomination decisions will be made by our Goldwater Committee after review of application materials submitted for the campus deadline.