Fellowships and Scholarships

The Director of College Honors and the Honors Advisory Committee offer special advising for national and regional fellowships such as Rhodes scholarships, Fulbright scholarships, National Science Foundation fellowships, McElroy fellowships, and Goldwater scholarships.

Luther students have been very successful in competing for these awards. Take a moment to look at the profiles of recent winners, listed under the scholarship name.

Students are encouraged to contact the Director of College Honors early in their academic careers for more information about these programs.

Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities for First-Years, Sophomores, and Juniors

Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors

  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program - Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates.
  • Davies-Jackson Scholarship - The Davies-Jackson Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records, who are first in their families to graduate from college, to participate in a course of study at St. John's College, Cambridge University.
  • Fulbright Program for U.S. Students - For graduating seniors and recent graduates, the Fulbright Program offers the opportunity to research or teach abroad for one year. (Profiles)
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship - Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from outside the UK to pursue a postgraduate degree in any subject at the University of Cambridge.
  • Lilly Graduate Fellows Program - The Lilly Graduate Fellows Program supports exceptionally well-qualified students who have bachelor degrees and who are interested in becoming teacher-scholars at church-related colleges and universities in the United States.
  • James Madison Memorial Fellowship - The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers a $24,000 fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level.
  • Marshall (British Marshall) Scholarship - Marshall Scholarships provide young Americans of high ability the opportunity to study for a degree in the United Kingdom in a system of higher education recognized for its excellence.
  • McElroy Fellowship - The purpose of the McElroy Fellowship is to provide financial assistance to candidates with outstanding graduate school potential, specifically to encourage interest in the pursuit of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D). (Profiles)
  • George J. Mitchell Scholarship - Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship - This fellowship is awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of Department of Defense (DoD) interest within engineering, biosciences, computer sciences, mathematics, and physics.
  • National Research Council/Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship - The National Research Council/Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships provides educational opportunities to graduating minority seniors.
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship - This fellowship program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission.
  • NSEP (National Security Education Program) David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship - The NSEP (National Security Education Program) David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency.
  • Rhodes Scholarship - The Rhodes Scholarship is a highly prestigious award that enables a student to study at Oxford University in the United Kingdom for two years with a possibility of a third year. (Profiles)
  • Rotary International Scholarship - The Rotary International Scholarship sponsors undergraduate and graduate students, as well as qualified professionals, pursuing vocational studies while abroad.
  • Dr. George and Emma J.Torrison Scholarship (ELCA) - The Torrison Scholarship provides up to three years of education for graduating seniors with membership in the ELCA who are pursuing careers in medicine. (Profiles)

Some fellowships that fund undergraduate or graduate research are available directly from particular institutions, while others are national programs open to any student. Contact the Luther College Career Center for general guidance, workshops, and printed references; information is also available in Preus Library. The honors office is available to help honors students with all fellowships, whether or not the fellowships require college nomination.

Most dates in the downloadable fellowship/scholarship reference guide are approximate. Check the listed websites or sponsor-provided print material for precise dates.