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Part of the Bechtel International Center, the Office of Global Scholarships (OGS) empowers students to pursue educational, experiential and research opportunities abroad.

We help undergraduates and graduate students, and recent alumni match their interests to global scholarships opportunities, and advise them through the application and interview process. 

Our office also administers the campus process for global scholarships, including the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, and many more. View our recent scholarship winners.

We Support Two Types of Scholarships

1. Scholarships with a campus process that generally require a Stanford endorsement or nomination of some kind.

2. Scholarships that do not require a campus process or Stanford endorsement. We maintain a growing list of such overseas awards and provide advice and support for applicants.

What you can expect from us

  • Advice on which scholarships are right for you
  • Guidance on developing a competitive scholarship application
  • Preparation for interviews, including developing interviewing skills and providing, in some cases, mock interviews
  • Connections to alumni scholarships recipients
  • Support for you at all stages of your application
  • Coaching for scholarship interviews

How we deliver services & support

  • Information sessions on scholarship opportunities
  • Workshops on aspects of a scholarship application
  • Individual advising
  • A library of scholarship literature
  • Binders of successful application essays (for some awards)
  • A mentor database of previous Stanford scholars
  • Referrals to other campus offices, which can provide important support for you

Meet the Office of Global Scholarships Team