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
  • Hertz Foundation Fellowship

    Provides full financial support to students pursuing STEM PhD programs at partnering institutions.
    Candidates must

    • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America
    • Be an undergraduate senior or graduate student at the time of application
    • Propose to complete a program of graduate study leading to a PhD degree
    • Morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in times of national emergency
  • Humane Studies Fellowship

    A graduate-level renewable fellowship of up to $15,000 every year to financially support students enrolled in or planning to matriculate into PhD programs.
    Candidates must:

    • Be enrolled full time in a PhD program at any institution for the 2020-2021 academic year
    • Have a research interest that contributes to the advancement of classical liberal scholarship
  • Humanity in Action Fellowship

    Provides an interdisciplinary summer research and education experience in Europe with an international group of young scholars, and designed to be a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination.

    Final deadline: January

    Candidates must:

    • Be a sophomore, junior, or senior, or an alumnus who graduated within the past two years
    • Demonstrate commitment to minority rights and social justice
    • Show evidence of leadership potential, academic achievement, entrepreneurship, and social maturity