Scholarships & Fellowships

There are a variety of scholarships that students in the online Master of Infrastructure Planning & Management program may be eligible to apply for.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grants 

Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Applications for AAUW Career Development Grants are open August 1–November 15.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship (non US citizens or permanent residents)

AAUW’s International Fellowship program has been in existence since 1917. The program provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the U.S. who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. A limited number of awards is available for study outside of the U.S. (excluding the applicant’s home country) to women who are members of Graduate Women International. Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community or professional work.

Up to five International Fellowships for master’s/first professional degrees will be renewable for a second year; fellows will receive application information for this competitive program during their fellowship year. Applications for AAUW International Fellowships are open August 1–November 15.

American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship  

The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges and universities. A limited number of scholarships is available to undergraduate and graduate students attending accredited public and non-profit private colleges. Full Circle scholarship applications are accepted every year from Jan 1 – May 31.‚Äč

American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) Graduate Fellowships

AIGC manages a number of private funds and awards and provides these as supplemental scholarships ($500 – $5000 each) based on field of study and other criteria defined by the donor. All successful applicants for the AIGC Fellowship are considered for these fellowships and will be notified at the time that awards are announced. 

American Water Works Association

The American Water Works Association offers an annual Academic Achievement Award. This award encourages academic excellence by recognizing contributions to the field of public water supply. All master’s theses and doctoral dissertations that are relevant to the water supply industry are eligible. The manuscript must reflect the work of a single author and must be submitted during the competition year in which it was submitted for the degree.

Boren Fellowship

Designed for those with language aptitude, willingness to study abroad, and in exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in federal government for at least one year after graduation. Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded.  Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study.

Center for Cyber Safety and Education

The Center for Cyber Safety and Education offers two different scholarship programs:

  • The (ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships are designed to provide funding to inspire more women to join the ever-growing field of information security. Award amounts may be up to $40,000.
  • The (ISC)² Graduate Scholarship offers funding for graduate students to conduct special research projects or for assistance with tuition and fees. Applicants may be awarded up to $5,000 each. 

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellowship

Those interested in becoming one of our nation’s future Latino policymakers should consider the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellowship. Recent college graduates can take advantage of this paid fellowship, which opens doors for talented young Latinos who are pursuing a career in public policy. The program is designed to accelerate a career in public policy so that more Latinos attain higher levels of policy leadership.  The program includes nine months of working in Washington, D.C., with significant exposure to leaders in congressional offices, federal agencies, national nonprofit advocacy organizations and government-related institutes.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Post Grad Fellowship

The Graduate Fellowship Program (GFP) enhances Latino professionals’ leadership abilities and strengthens their professional skills. This nine-month paid program offers exceptional Latinos who have earned at least a master’s degree within three years of the program start date unparalleled exposure to hands-on experience in a variety of public policy areas, which may include education, housing, health, law and STEM (with a focus on energy and the environment). Participants will complete their first-half placement in a congressional office on Capitol Hill and may have the opportunity to pursue a second-half placement that best matches their policy interest. The range of placements includes congressional offices, committees, federal agencies, the White House, national non-profit advocacy organizations and government-related institutions. Application deadline: January 15, 2019

Cybersecurity Service Scholarships

MIPM students who are affiliated with the United States military are eligible for a number of cybersecurity scholarships offered by the UW in conjunction with various partner organizations.

Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program

The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program awards fellowships to students pursuing degrees in transportation-related disciplines. This program advances the transportation workforce by helping to attract the nation's brightest minds to the field of transportation, encouraging future transportation professionals to seek advanced degrees, and helping to retain top talent in the U.S. transportation industry.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans proudly honors the contributions of continuing generations of immigrants and refugees to the United States. The Fellowships for New Americans provide two years of funding for outstanding graduate students who are immigrants and children of immigrants.  Review eligibility requirements before applying. The application for the 2020 Fellowship, which would be for the 2020-2021 academic year, will be available in April of 2019.

Washington Sea Grant State Fellowship

The Washington Sea Grant State Fellowship (formerly the Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship) offers a unique educational opportunity for graduate students or recent graduates engaged in studies pertaining to ocean and coastal policy issues. This one-year paid fellowship program places highly motivated, qualified individuals with marine and coastal host offices throughout Washington. This opportunity provides fellows with a unique perspective on building marine policy and allows them to share their academic expertise with the host offices. Many former fellows have gone on to jobs in state and local government, private industry and NGOs. Applications for fellows opens in early April.

Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Foundation

The WTS Foundation awards scholarships to women who are pursuing careers in transportation through undergraduate and graduate programs. The scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation goals, academic record and transportation-related activities or job skills. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.