Prestigious Awards

Your gateway to the world begins with the following prestigious national fellowships and scholarships. In this section, you will find a brief overview of fellowships and scholarships, along with deadlines, website links, and eligibility requirements. This list is not exhaustive.

In addition, this PowerPoint presentation provides more in depth information on various awards: PrestigiousAwards.pptx

NOTE: These scholarships may require Pace University nomination or recommendation of your application. In this instance, you are not able to apply independently.


Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater in order to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.

Deadline to apply: Must be nominated by Pace; Finalist applications are due January 23, 2015

Website: http://goldwater.scholarsapply.org

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States or a national resident with the intent to obtain U.S. citizenship
  • 3.0 GPA and full-time sophomore or junior class standing in the 2012-2013 academic year
  • interest in a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering
  • planning for a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in a private practice

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. 

Deadline to apply: January 14, 2015

Website: http://www.rangelprogram.org/

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States
  • be seeking admission to enter graduate school in fall 2013 for a two-year program at a U.S. university
  • 3.2 GPA

Golden Key International Honor Society

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on the their academic achievements.The Society awards its members over $400,000 annually through 17 different scholarship and award programs. The Society provides campus and community service opportunities enabling personal growth and leadership development as well as collaborating with university faculty and administrators to develop and maintain high standards of education.  

Deadline varies based on scholarship.

Website: http://www.goldenkey.org

http://www.pace.edu/honors-college/pleasantville-students/golden-key-international-honour-society

Eligibility Requirements:

  • must be a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society at the Pace University Pleasantville campus to apply for scholarships
  • eligibility varies based on scholarship


James Madison Graduate Fellowship

U.S. citizens who demonstrate a commitment to civic responsibilities and to professional and collegial activities and who qualify for admission with graduate standing at an accredited U.S. university that offers a qualifying master's degree program are eligible to apply. Applicants must be committed to teaching American history, American government, and/or social studies full time in grades 7–12.

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2015

Website: http://www.jamesmadison.gov/

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States or a U.S. national
  • be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7-12)
  • Possess a bachelor's degree or plan to receive a bachelor's degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying
  • qualify for admission with graduate standing at an accredited U.S. university that offers a qualifying master's degree program

Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship

The Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship provides internships, mentoring, and enriched educational opportunities to promising New York City undergraduates with the goal of increasing their life choices and developing their capacity to make a difference in their own and others’ lives. The Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship offers fifteen students paid internships for three consecutive summers. The internships will be closely supervised and provide challenging work from which one can learn.

Deadline to apply: Must be nominated by Pace; Finalist applications are due February 23, 2015

Website: http://www.jkwatson.org/

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States or a “green card” holder (you may not be on an international student visa)
  • be not more than 25 years old on March 1, 2013
  • be a second semester freshman or sophomore and have at least 4 semesters of full-time academic work remaining
  • registered on a liberal arts track


Morris Udall Scholarship

The Foundation expects to award 80 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.

Deadline to apply: March 4, 2015

Website: http://udall.gov/

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident
  • Be committed to a career related to the environment, OR committed to a career in tribal public policy, OR Native American health care.
  • 3.0 GPA and a full-time sophomore or junior-level student pursuing a bachelor's or associate's degree


National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows Program

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.

Pace Institutional Deadline: The 2014-Application cycle is closed

Deadline to apply: mid-November 2014

Website: http://www.nsfgrfp.org/

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident
  • be enrolled in an eligible program at an accredited United States graduate institution by Fall 2013
  • have completed no more than twelve months of full-time graduate study (or the equivalent)
  • planning to apply for research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the fields of science and engineering



Truman Scholarship

The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. The mission of the Truman Scholarship is to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service and toprovide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.

Pace Institutional Deadline: December 2014

Deadline to apply: February 3, 2015

Website: http://www.truman.gov/

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States or a U.S. national
  • junior-level academic standing or senior-level standing in the third year of college enrollment
  • interest in a master's degree, a doctorate, or a professional degree such as a law degree or a Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Public Policy, or Master of International Affairs