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
  • Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

    The largest fully endowed scholars program in the world, Knight-Hennessy provides full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford University. The goal is to develop a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation.

    Eligibility Requirements: 

    • Must apply during the final year of study for your first/bachelor's degree, or within five years of earning your first/bachelor’s degree.
    • Applications are accepted from citizens of all countries, to ensure that KH Scholars have global impact.
    • Must meet the requirements of the Stanford graduate program(s) that you wish to pursue.
  • Marshall Scholarship

    For graduate study in a British college or university for one or two years. Awards include full tuition, living allowance, book grant, thesis grant, research grant, and travel allowance.

    Preliminary deadline: 

    June 1: Check in with Fellowships Director; work on essays begins

    Sept. 25: Internal Colgate deadline; initial application submitted

    Candidates must:

    • Be a US citizen
    • Be a current or rising senior or have received the BA after the April two years prior to the year of application
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7
    • Be nominated by Colgate. Nomination decisions will be made by our UK/Ireland Committee after review of application materials and campus interviews.
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

    A competitive fellowship that enables students to pursue a Doctoral degree aligned to the DoD services Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) in research and development at a U.S. institution.
    Candidates must:

    • Be a US citizen or national; dual citizens may apply
    • Be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies through the second year of a traditional PhD program
    • Be enrolled in full-time programs leading to graduate degrees in fields specified in the DoD services Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) research and development discipline
    • Attend an accredited U.S. institution of higher education
    • Attend the DoD National NDSEG Fellows Conference within their award term