Undergraduate vs. Graduate Level
Most are for graduate study but a
few are for upper level undergraduates.
Study in a particular field or fields
Some scholarships support study in
science, some in humanities, and some all fields without
restriction. A few support study in professions such as
law and medicine.
Some scholarships support study
only in the U.S., other support only study abroad, and
some support both. Some limit the study to particular
institutions or any institution in a particular country.
Many prestigious scholarships (but
not all) are limited to U.S. citizens, including
naturalized citizens. Some are open to permanent
resident aliens, and a few to citizens of countries
other than the U.S.
Most prestigious scholarships are
awarded without regard to financial circumstances, but a
few take financial need into account as a secondary
factor after determining that a candidate is extremely
outstanding based on merit factors.