Graduate Scholarships

FVSU Honors Program students considering graduate education after completing their Fort Valley State University degree should consult the external graduate and professional school funding opportunities listed below.

Please feel free to contact the Honors Program Director for further assistance.


Churchill Scholarship
The Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of Master’s study in science, mathematics, and engineering at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College. The Scholarship was set up at the request of Sir Winston Churchill in order to fulfill his vision of US-UK scientific exchange with the goal of advancing science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure our future prosperity and security.


Davies-Jackson Scholarship
The Davies-Jackson Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records, who are among the first in their families to graduate college, to participate in a course of study at St. John’s College, Cambridge University. After two years of study, candidates are awarded a Cambridge B.A. degree, often referred to as the Cantab degree, which is the equivalent of a master’s degree in the United States. Courses of study offered through St. John’s College are: Archaeology and Anthropology, Classics, Economics, English, Geography, History, History of Art, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music, Philosophy, or Social and Political Sciences. The scholarship covers all fees, room, and board during term for two academic years and living expenses during summer vacation. Travel to and from England is also covered.


Fulbright Student Program
The U.S. Fulbright Student Program is designed to give recent B.S. / B.A. graduates, master’s and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities to study, teach, or conduct research abroad. The program operates in more than 140 countries; grants are available in all fields of study.


Marshall Scholarships
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programmes contributes to their ultimate personal success.


Marshall Motley Scholars Program
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 80 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments. The Marshall-Motley Scholars Program is LDF’s innovative scholarship program designed to produce a highly skilled cadre of racial justice attorneys committed to working in the Southern region of the United States. It offers a full law school scholarship, summer internships, a postgraduate fellowship at civil rights law organizations, and access to other specialized training.


Mississippi Teacher Corps
The Mississippi Teacher Corps selects college graduates to teach in high-poverty schools in Mississippi in exchange for training, certification, full pay, benefits, and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Mississippi. No previous education course work is required or expected. Usual deadline: opens August 1, closes March 15 (rolling admission).


National Defense Sciences and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
The National Defense Sciences and Engineering Graduate Fellowship provides 3-year fellowships to students who will pursue a PhD in an area of interest to the Department of Defense, including Biosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Computer/Computational Sciences (view the complete list online). Fellowships include full tuition and fees (not to include room and board) as well as a stipend of approximately $30,000/year. Available to U.S. citizens and nationals.


National Institute of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
The National Institute of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program provides funding and stipends for students to pursue a PhD in biomedical research in an accelerated combination program at the NIH and either Cambridge or Oxford. Students must demonstrate outstanding academic performance and previous laboratory experience. Students initiate their thesis research immediately and generally complete the PhD in 4 years. Limited MD/PhD training through a US medical school available for qualified candidates.


National Institute of Health Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI.


Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship
The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program is a program funded by the U.S. Department of State, administered by Howard University, that attracts and prepares outstanding young people for Foreign Service careers in the U.S. Department of State. It welcomes the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department, women, and those with financial need. Based on the fundamental principle that diversity is a strength in our diplomatic efforts, the program values varied backgrounds, including ethnic, racial, social, and geographic diversity.


Rhodes Scholarship
The Rhodes Scholarships bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford for graduate education. Selection committees are charged to seek excellence in qualities of mind and in qualities of person, which, in combination, offer the promise of effective service to the world in the decades ahead.


Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.


Truman Scholarship
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is “the premier graduate fellowship in the United States for those pursuing careers as public service leaders.” The Truman Foundation identifies aspiring leaders when they are college juniors in order to reward their commitment to public service careers. Recipients receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school and are eligible for other opportunities. Candidates must be nominated by the Truman Scholarship Faculty Representative at their institution (who may recommend up to four students). Interested FVSU students should contact Prof. Mark A. Smith, who serves as Fort Valley State University’s Truman Scholarship Faculty Representative. Completed nomination packages are due February 1.


Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships provide funding ($30,000) for a master’s degree at a partner school in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) teaching field. Recruits recent STEM graduates who wish to teach in their field, provides access to training that leads to certification/master’s degree, and places the new teachers in high-need secondary schools. Currently, teachers will be placed in Indiana, Michigan or Ohio, but students from all states are welcome to apply. Available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who majored in or have a strong professional background in a STEM field; 3.0 GPA (or higher) preferred.