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
  • Boren Scholarship

    Provides up to $25,000 to fund undergraduate study abroad programs in Boren-preferred countries and languages.

    Campus preliminary deadline: December

    Final deadline: February

    Candidates must:

    • Apply to a study abroad program with a language study component in a Boren-supported country/language, and plan to continue language study after your return
    • Have academic and career goals which resonate with Boren's emphasis on US national security and/or international affairs
    • Be a US citizen

    NB: All Boren Scholarship applicants must be in contact with the Boren Campus Representative, Dean Steve Wright, well in advance of February so that he can both provide advice to help you write a strong application, and have the time to produce a formal evaluation of all applications prior to the final deadline.

  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

    Provides a paid one-year fellowship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC, where fellows will serve as research assistants to senior fellows on matters relating to the current work of the foundation.

    Campus deadline: November 17 

    Final deadline: January 15 (prior to the start of spring semester)

    Candidates must:

    • Be a current senior or alumnus within one year of receiving the BA but not in graduate school
    • Demonstrate superior research skills and academic strengths in a field which matches Carnegie's ongoing research programs
    • Be nominated by Colgate. Nomination decisions will be made by a campus committee after review of application materials submitted for the campus deadline.
  • Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

    Provides up to $42,000 annual funding for graduate study in international affairs, plus mentoring and professional development help to prepare Fellows to enter the US Foreign Service.

    Final deadline: September 28, 2024

    Candidates must:

    • Be a US citizen
    • Simultaneously be seeking admission to a 2-year, full-time graduate degree program in international affairs or a related field such as economics, history, political science, public administration, communications, public policy, business administration, or foreign languages (this excludes law school)
    • Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher