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Undergraduate Scholarships

Nationally Competitive Programs List

Note: Scholarship descriptions are adapted from foundation websites. Deadlines are subject to change.​

*Non-U.S. Citizen specific opportunities can be found here.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields. Student must have a well-developed research or study project. Candidates should have at least basic language of the host country even if it is not needed to complete the proposed project. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Graduating seniors and graduates are eligible.

Boren Scholarships (undergraduates) and Fellowships (graduates) provide funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. The focus is on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study (Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded). Applicants must show how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined (including the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, as well as sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness). Scholarship requires University evaluation. 


Application Opens National Deadline
Scholarship: August 2/3/2021
Fellowship: August 1/27/2021


Recent Honorees

2020- Sumar Beauti, Arabic (Scholar)

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in fourteen critical need foreign languages. Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) institutes provide group-based intensive language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences for students of all classifications (undergraduates as well as graduates). All fields of study are eligible. Some programs may require previous instruction in the target language, while others allow for beginners. Host countries may include: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, or others where the target languages are spoken. The goal of the CLS Program is to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Awardees are expected to continue their language and successful applications will demonstrate how they will apply their language skills in their future careers. 


Application Opens National Deadline
September Mid-November

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. DAAD offers a variety of funding opportunities for students in a range of classifications (undergraduate as well as graduate) across a wide spectrum of fields. Awards range from short-term summer programs to full academic year funding opportunities. The purpose of the DAAD programs are to represent the German higher education system abroad, promote Germany as an academic and research destination, and help build ties between institutions around the world. 


  • Deadlines vary by program. Please contact Carlee%20Causey for more information.

The Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Applicants should have academic careers demonstrating superior academic achievement. Successful applications will indicate a commitment to teaching at the university level. Graduating seniors and graduates may apply. 


Application Opens National Deadline
September 12/17/2020


The Freeman-ASIA program provides funding for Pell grant eligible students who plan to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Provides up to $3,000 for summer terms, up to $5,000 for semesters and up to $7,000 for an academic year abroad. Summer programs must be at least 8 weeks and semester programs must be at least 10 weeks for a semester.  Requires the completion of a study abroad service project upon return to the home campus. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents at the time of application.  
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or English Teaching Assistantships. During their grants, Fulbright students will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Graduating seniors as well as graduates of all classifications are eligible.  


Application Opens On-Campus Deadline National Deadline
April 2020 9/1/2020 10/13/2020


Recent Honorees

2018- Lauren Duke, Spanish, Spain ETA (Finalist)
2016 - Katherine “Kati” Perry, Geography and Spanish, Spain ETA
2014 - Rakeem Daniels, Biological Sciences, UK-Exeter (Finalist, Alternate)
2014 - Joel Huber, Linguistics, Norway Full Grant (Finalist, Alternate)
2013 - Dylan Harris, Sustainable Development, Indonesia ETA (Finalist)
2013 - Joel Huber, Linguistics, Norway Full Grant (Finalist, Alternate)

The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK on a 3-6 week academic and cultural summer program. Participants will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills. The Summer Institute program covers the majority of participant costs, including round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the host university/institution, room and board, and in some cases a small daily allowance. Open to freshman and sophomores, must have at least two years of undergraduate study left.  


Application Opens On-Campus Deadline National Deadline
November January February


The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject offered by the University of Cambridge. Applicants must seek admission to Cambridge, as well as complete a supplemental application to the Gates Trust. The Scholarships are awarded on the basis of intellectual ability, leadership capacity, a commitment to improving the lives of others and a good fit with Cambridge. The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others. The Gates provides 1-3 years of funding. Graduating seniors and graduates are eligible. University endorsement is required. 


Application Opens National Deadline
September TBA


The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for Pell Grant eligible undergraduates to pursue study abroad. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program encourages students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents in the process of becoming citizens.

Application Opens National Deadline
Cycle 1: Mid-August 10/6/2020
Cycle 2: Mid-January 3/3/2021
*Cycle 1- Programs occuring Dec. 2019-October 2020
**Cycle 2- Programs occuring May 2020-April 2021

Recent Honorees

2020- Caitlyn Sumrall, Hospitality & Tourism Management

2020- Kirsten Piper, Elementary Education 

2020- Roman Stokes, English

2019- Andrew Sheets, International Business, (United Kingdom, Fall 2019)

2018- Candace Young, Psychology, (Spain, Summer 2018)

2018- Deiundra Clark, Public Health, (Uganda, Summer 2018)

2018- Kaitlyn Skinner, International Business, (France, Summer 2018)

2018- Lisa Brakeen, Medical Laboratory Science, (Spain, Summer 2018)

2018- Nathaniel Schumann, English, (United Kingdom, Summer 2018)

2018- Robert Lares, History, (United Kingdom, Summer 2018)

2018-Raven Ferguson, Biology, (United Kingdom, Fall 2018)

2018- Tia Wilson, Polymer Engineering, (United Kingdom, Fall 2018)

2018- Jackson Jones, Theatre, (United Kingdom, Summer 2018)

2018- Sumar Beauti, Biochemistry, (United Kingdom, Spring 2018)

2017- Terrance Horton, Business, (France, Summer 2017)

2017- Hailey Ulrich, Education, (Spain, Summer 2017)

2017- Ariel Elliot, English, (United Kingdom, Summer 2017)

2017- Tyrus Hill, Theatre, (United Kingdom, Summer 2017)
2016 - Zachary Clein, Drama (United Kingdom, Fall 2016)
2016 - Ansley Sweet, Nursing (Thailand, Fall 2016)
2016 - Briana Clay, International Business, (Summer 2016, United Kingdom)
2016 - Clay Gatlin, Music, (Summer 2016, Costa Rica)
2016 - Teneala Spencer, Spanish, (Summer 2016, Costa Rica)
2016 - LaVita Williams, Management, (Summer 2016, Costa Rica)
2016 - Hannah Alexander, Elementary Education (Spring 2016, Student Teaching in London)
2016 - Wisam “Sam” Buti, Chemistry, (Spring 2016, United Kingdom)

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater. The purpose of the Foundation is 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. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply. Research experience and strong academic record required. University endorsement required.

Application Opens On-Campus Deadline National Deadline


*Nominations from advisors due 9/20/2019


Recent Honorees

2019- Erin Crater, Polymer Science (Recipient)

2019- Michael Sandoz, Polymer Science (Recipient)

2019- Clara Ellis, Biochemistry (Recipient)

2018 - Erin Crater, Polymer Science (Honorable Mention)
2018 - Michael Sandoz, Polymer Science (Honorable Mention)
2017 - Rose Curtis, Chemistry-Biochemistry (Honorable Mention)
2017 - William “Blake” Martin, Polymer Science (Honorable Mention)
2017 - Nathaniel Prine, Polymer Science (Honorable Mention
2016 - Ryan Campbell, Molecular Biology and Chemistry (Honorable Mention)
2016 - Nathaniel Prine, Polymer Science (Honorable Mention)
2014 - Laken Kendrick, Polymer Science (Honorable Mention)
2013 - Hannah Roberts, Chemistry/Biochemistry
2013 - Michael Sims, Polymer Science and Chemistry
2012 - Tyler Brown, ACS Biochemistry and Polymer Science
2012 - Michael Sims, Polymer Science (Honorable Mention)
2011 - Nicolas Treat , Polymer Science
2009 - Rupesh Patel, Microbiology (Honorable Mention)
2008 - Justin Poelma, Polymer Science
2008 - Ty McCleery, Physics (Honorable Mention)
2007 - Jessica Shackleford, Chemistry
2007 - Lauren Caviezel, Biological Sciences (Honorable Mention)
2007 - Andrea Marshall, Chemistry/ACS Biochemistry (Honorable Mention)
2006 - Neil Treat, Polymer Science

The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit with no consideration of need and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all the tenable schools in lieu of all fees and tuition. Applicants must be students in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. Only students interested in pursuing doctoral degrees are eligible. The Hertz provides funding for up to five years and can be coordinated with the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Graduating seniors and graduates who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents are eligible.

Application Opens National Deadline
August TBA

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful with academic for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship. Eligible fields include, but are not limited to, oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that support NOAA's programs and mission. Sophomores with a 3.0 or higher are eligible.

Application Opens National Deadline
September Early February 2021


Recent Honorees

2018- Erin Crater, Polymer Science
2013 - Osler Kendall Moore, Computer Science

The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program supports one year of service at the Endowment in Washington D.C. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to senior associates on international policy issues, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials. Graduating seniors or those who have graduated within the past year and not yet begun graduate study are eligible. Applicants should have strong academic records with substantial coursework in such areas as international affairs, political science, economics or history.

Application Opens National Deadline
October TBA

The Fellowships support exceptional individuals who are committed to becoming outstanding mathematics and science teachers in U.S. high schools. Fellowships will be awarded in each of three disciplinary strands: biology, physical science, and mathematics. The program provides up to 5 years of funding. Benefits include tuition assistance and a monthly stipend, professional development opportunities, mentor support and financial support for leadership activities. Graduating seniors and graduates are eligible.

Application Opens National Deadline
August  1/18/2021

The Madison Fellowship Foundation supports individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Generally, one Fellowship per state is awarded each year. Junior Fellowships are awarded to outstanding college seniors and college graduates without teaching experience who intend to become secondary school teachers of American history, American government, or social studies. Junior Fellows are expected to complete graduate study at the Master’s level within 2 academic years of full-time study. Fellows also attend a four-week summer institute in Washington DC the summer after they receive the fellowship.

Application Opens National Deadline
August  TBA

Marshall Scholarships finance approximately 34 young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom each year. The Scholarships are tenable at any British university and cover 1-2 years of study in any discipline, at either undergraduate or graduate level, leading to the award of a British University degree. The Scholarships commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan. Graduating seniors and some graduates in all fields of study are eligible. Minimum 3.7 GPA. University endorsement required.

Application Opens On-Campus Deadline National Deadline
July 9/15/2020 9/25/2020

Recent Honorees
2008 - Justin Poelma, Polymer Science (Finalist, Reserve Listed)
2006 - Neil Treat, Polymer Science (Finalist)

The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: scholarship, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service. The Mitchell Scholars Program provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.

Application Opens National Deadline
July  9/25/2020

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. Citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines. NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients, and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and medical insurance. Graduating seniors as well as graduates in their first two years of study are eligible.

Application Opens On-Campus Deadline National Deadline

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, research training at the NIH during the summer, and employment and training at the NIH after graduation. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year and are renewable for up to 4 years. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible. Minimum 3.5 GPA. 

Application Opens On-Campus Deadline National Deadline
January 2021 TBA TBA

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship. Three years of funding are provided. Applications are evaluated for intellectual merit and broader impacts. A strong academic record and history of research are preferred. Graduating seniors and graduates in the first two years of study are eligible.

Application Opens National Deadline
August  October, dates vary by discipline


Recent Honorees (Only includes students who applied through USM)

2020- Erin Crater, Polymer Science

2018- Reese Sloan, Polymer Science
2018 - William "Blake" Martin, Polymer Science
2018 - Nathaniel Prine, Polymer Science (Honorable Mention)
2018 - Sarah Swilley, Polymer Science (Honorable Mention)
2017 - Susan Walley, Polymer Science
2016 - Grover Brown, Biological Sciences
2016 - Jeremy Johnson, Environmental Biology
2015 - Abagail Williams, Polymer Science
2015 - Laken Kendrick, Polymer Science
2015 - Dexter Dean, Chemistry
2015 - Cassandra Reese, Polymer Science
2015 - Michael Sims (Class of 2014), Polymer Science
2015 - Lisa Lauderdale, Psychology (Honorable Mention)
2014 - Tyler Brown, Polymer Science
2014 - Michael Sims, Polymer Science/Chemistry (Honorable Mention)
2013 - Johnathan “Hugh” Broome, Chemistry/Biochemistry (Honorable Mention)
2012 - Emily Hoff, Polymer Science
2012 - Christine Perazio, Psychology (Honorable Mention)
2011 - Brooks Abel, Polymer Science
2011 - Jennifer Lamb, Biological Sciences
2011 - Nicolas Treat, Polymer Science
2010 - Ty McCleery, Physics
2010 - Justin Poelma (Class of 2009), Polymer Science
2010 - Jennifer Lamb, Biological Sciences (Honorable Mention)
2009 - Ashley Cox, Polymer Science
2009 - Jessica Shackleford, Chemistry
2009 - Justin Poelma, Polymer Science (Honorable Mention)
2008 - Mary Mackey, Chemistry
2007 - Neil Treat, Polymer Science

The Payne Fellowship Program provides up to $48,000 annually for a two-year master’s program in international development or another field relevant to the USAID mission. The award includes up to $22,000 toward tuition and mandatory fees; a $16,000 stipend for room, board, books and other education-related expenses; and up to $10,000 per year in stipend, housing, transportation, and related expenses for summer internships.  Payne Fellows will participate in two summer internships (one domestic and one international). Fellows who complete the Payne Program and USAID Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers. Fellows commit to three years of service.

Application Opens National Deadline
August 10/16/2020

Every year, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards 51 Fellowships of $5,000 each and 6 Marcus L. Urann Fellowships at $15,000 each to members entering their first year of graduate or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards. Selection is based on the applicant’s promise of success in graduate or professional study, including academic achievement, service and leadership experience, letters of recommendation, personal statement and career goals, and acceptance at an approved graduate or professional program. All fields of study are eligible. Graduating seniors as well as recent graduates are eligible. Must be current members of Phi Kappa Phi.

Application Opens On-Campus Deadline National Deadline
December Mid-March TBA

Recent Honorees

2020- Jonathan Puckett, English & History, Sherrill Carlson Fellowship

2018- Ariel Elliot, English Literature
2017 - Kimberly “Brooke” Boisseau, International Studies, French and Religion, Marcus L. Urann Fellowship
2015 - Stephanie McCracken, Geography
2014 - Tyler Brown, Polymer Science
2013 - Dylan Harris, Religion and Political Science
2012 - Matthew Planchard, Biological Sciences and Chemistry/Biochemistry
2011 - Nicolas Treat, Polymer Science
2010 - Jeff Guillot, History and Foreign Languages (German, Greek/Latin)
2009 - Justin Poelma, Polymer Science

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year. Recipients do not have to be members of Phi Kappa Phi. Recipients must be accepted to a study abroad program. No country restrictions and no minimum program length requirements. All undergraduates are eligible to apply. Minimum 3.75 GPA.

Application Opens On-Campus Deadline National Deadline
December Mid-March TBA

Recent Honorees

2019- Landry Smith, Psychology (United Kingdom)
2016 - Cameron Cloud, Biological Sciences/Communication Studies (Spain, Cycle B)
2016 - Lakelyn Taylor, Communication Studies/Spanish (Italy, Cycle A)
2015 - Christiana Whitley, International Relations (France, Cycle B)
2015 - Elizabeth Hartley, Nutrition and Dietetics/Spanish (Spain, Cycle A)
2014 - Jasmine Thomas, English (Licensure) (England)
2012 - Michelle Holowach, English and Mass Communication (United Kingdom)
2010 - Lauren Auer, Biological Sciences (Belize)
2009 - Suzanna Ellzey, Chemistry/Biochemistry (United Kingdom)
2009 - Ruth Poe, History (Vietnam)
2009 - Alexis Smith, History and Psychology (Vietnam)
2009 - Christie Reynolds, Accounting (Alternate, Spain)

The Pickering Fellowship aims to attract outstanding students in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages, and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The program develops a source of trained men and women who will represent the skill needs of the Department and who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Juniors may apply for funding the senior year and first year of a master’s program. Graduating seniors and graduates who have not yet begun graduate study are eligible to fund two year master’s programs. Provides up to $37,000/year in aid as well as $10,000 to go toward summer internships. Minimum 3.2 GPA. Five-year service commitment to the Department of State after graduate study is complete.

Application Opens National Deadline
June  Mid-September; TBA

The PPIA Junior Summer Institute seeks to support students who hope to obtain a Master’s or joint degree generally in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field. Participants attend a seven-week intensive summer institute at one of six sites the summer before their senior year. The program seeks to equip fellows with the skills they need to succeed in graduate school and to aid in their development to serve the greater public good. Awardees receive full tuition to their JSI as well as travel expenses and a stipend. Participants also receive a $5,000 scholarship to a PPIA graduate if admitted. Open to juniors only.

Application Opens National Deadline
September TBA


Recent Honorees

2018- Mosheh Yeroozedek, Philosophy
2017-Maya Rex, Philosophy (Princeton)
2016-Jaylen Hackett, Political Science/Economics (Princeton)

The Rangel Program offers 30 graduate fellowships to outstanding seniors and graduates who want to join the Foreign Service. These fellowships help finance two-year graduate programs, provide paid internships and other professional development activities, and facilitate entry into the Foreign Service. The program is extremely competitive and seeks applicants with a strong academic background, a commitment to service and an interest in making a difference in the world around them. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Fellowship provides up to $37,000/year in aid as well as $10,000 for summer internships. Five-year service commitment to the Department of State after graduate study is complete.

Application Opens National Deadline
July  TBA

The Rangel Summer Enrichment Program accepts 15-20 undergraduate students to participate in the six-week Summer Enrichment Program that prepares global-minded undergraduate students for careers in international affairs. The program is competitive and seeks applicants with a strong academic background, a commitment to service and an interest in making a difference in the world around them. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Summer enrichment covers all costs plus $3,200 stipend. Minimum 3.2 GPA.

Application Opens National Deadline
August TBA


Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. Each Scholar receives in addition a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. Graduating seniors and graduates may apply. University endorsement required.

Application Opens On-Campus Deadline National Deadline
June 9/25/2020 10/7/2020


The Schwarzman Scholars program provides a fully-funded one-year Masters of Global Affairs degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The program aims to recruit promising young leaders who have the potential to take on executive roles in government, civil society or business. This program gives them the opportunity to have a great opportunity to fully understand China and its role in the world. Candidates should demonstrate extraordinary leadership potential and leadership skills, the ability to seize opportunities, excellent academic capacity and exemplary character. Graduating seniors and others who have completed a bachelor’s degree may apply. No minimum GPA though it is advised that students be in the top 5% of their class.

Application Opens National Deadline
April  9/22/2020


The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program was established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. Benefits include tuition, stipend, health insurance, paid summer internships and mentorship. Undergraduates and graduates of all classifications are eligible. Must be U.S. Citizens. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Application Opens National Deadline
August December


Recent Honorees

Kaitlyn Birkhoff, Chemistry (Finalist)

The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields and to partake of the American dream. Fellows must have shown potential in the fields for which they seek further education; the capacity for creativity, persistence and work; and the commitment to the values of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, which protect the American dream. Applicants should be either naturalized citizens or the child of naturalized citizens. Fellows receive a maintenance grant and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the Fellow for two years. Graduating seniors and graduates who have not yet completed two years of study are eligible.

Application Opens National Deadline
April  10/29/2020


Recent Honorees
2015-Dahlia Amato, Polymer Science (Finalist)

Transform your major into an exciting career while living, working and learning with a Washington, D.C. internship. A professional experience and a great place to live are just the beginning. The Washington Center helps you land an internship that fits you and your goals, not just an open slot. You'll do real work, not just make copies. During the summer or semester-long program, you'll also take an evening course, and participate in a leadership seminar! All the while you'll earn 12-15 hours of academic credit and have a professional portfolio to show for your time in the nation's capital.

To be eligible to participate in this program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited college or university.*
  • Be a sophomore or above while participating in the program and have completed at least two semesters on campus by the start of our program.
  • Maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Internship Semester Application Open Application Deadline
Spring 2021 Now 11/4/2020
Summer 2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2021 TBA TBA


Recent Participants

Summer 2020- Andrew Sheets, International Business; Valeri Bokun, Political Science
Fall 2019- Carley Sistrunk, Criminal Justice
Summer 2019- Kirkland McDuffie, Business; Kaitlyn Wright, Psychology
Spring 2019- Vivian O'Neal, Mass Communication; Jarrod Colley, Political Science
Summer 2018- Selma Newbill, English & Political Science; Hannah Scott, Political Science; Charles Simmons, Political Science; Cara Wilson, Political Science
Spring 2018- Kendra Kitchens, Political Science
Fall 2017- Samuel Hickman, Political Science
Summer 2017- Laurel Byrd, International Studies; Camila Cardoso-Gonzales, Criminal Justice; Jared Gould, History; Lindsey Hargave, Political Science; Courtney Jones, Theatre 
Spring 2017- Briana Hardman, International Business & History 

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is a merit-based grant which identifies 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. Recipients are provided with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service. Financial need is not a consideration. Juniors in the upper quartile of their class are eligible (exceptions can be made). All fields of study are eligible. University endorsement required. 

Application Opens On-Campus Deadline National Deadline
August 1/8/2020 2/2/20


Recent Honorees

2020- Selma Newbill, English and Political Science (Finalist)

2018- Jack Hoda, English (Finalist)
2016 - Jaylen Hackett, Political Science and Economics (Finalist)
2016 - John “JD” Rimann, History, English and Political Science (Finalist)
2014 - Stephanie McCracken, Geography
2013 - Brandon Hersey, Political Science and Communication Studies
2012 - Lilianna Deveneau, Sociology and French (Finalist)
2011 - Marie Holowach, Speech Pathology
2008 - Paul Saputo, Psychology (Finalist)
2008 - Jessica Shackleford, Chemistry (Finalist)
2007 - Christopher Hare, Political Science and History (Finalist)

The Udall Scholarship looks for students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields. The Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board, or other specifically approved expenses. The Udall is awarded for one year, but past winners may apply again if they are still eligible the following year. Sophomores and juniors are eligible. U.S. Citizens or permanent residents are eligible. University endorsement required.

Application Opens National Deadline
September TBA


Recent Honorees

2018- Michael Sandoz, Polymer Science (Honorable Mention)
2010-Caroline Randolph, Finance and Spanish (Honorable Mention)
2009-Jennifer Lamb, Biological Sciences

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