Additional Opportunities

Beyond the national fellowships for which MHC students can expect considerable support from the National Fellowships Advisor, there are hundreds more funding opportunities for study, travel, and projects. Below are some resources you can use to search for fellowships that may support your specific interests and qualifications.

A great resource for researching professional and academic fellowships is ProFellow.  This database lists hundreds of fellowships, representing thousands of awards worth more than $1 billion in annual funding, and they are adding more all the time. Every fellowship in this database is a competitive, paid, short-term opportunity to do something exceptional. Students who sign up for ProFellow can also opt to receive a newsletter, check out a blog where fellowships winners share insights, and participate in online seminars. Note that ProFellow lists both direct apply awards and many that have a campus process. They alert you when you need to consult your campus fellowships advisor to apply for an award.

GoodCall is a database of hundreds of scholarships and financial aid resources. Awards listed are typically in smaller amounts and are for undergraduate study. is yet another valuable searching tool for all types of scholarships (including developing countries scholarships), grants, financial, internships and online courses. 

A list of dedicated scholarships specifically for women can be found by browsing the Open Education Database

The MHC Fellowships Office also maintains a regularly updated pdf listing of Direct Apply opportunities that come to our attention. The awards are presented in order of application deadline month. Field of Study, Type of Study (G = Graduate; U = Undergraduate), Fellowship Title, and the web address are also listed.  

International Students - Many scholarships and fellowships require US citizenship or residency. lists hundreds of awards specifically for International Students. 

Another great resource -- Scholars4Development, lists "international opportunities specifically for people from developing countries, people who would like to pursue development-related fields, and people who seek global and national development through further education." You can helpfully search by your country of origin, target group, destination country, or field.

Minority Students - Scholarship resources, application tips and types of funding for minority students can be found at

Undocumented Students - The following listings are open to undocumented students:  Golden Door Scholars, Western Union Foundation Family Scholarship Program, 10,000 Degrees Scholarships, and Paul & Daisy Soros Scholarships for New Americans.

There are also a number of scholarship opportunities available to students with disabilities which can be used to offset the costs of tuition, fees, and supplies., has compiled a collection of resources for students with disabilities including information for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, Students With Visual Impairments, Students with Physical Disabilities, Students with Learning Disabilities, and Students with Psychiatric Disabilities.