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Major Scholarships

Below is a list of prestigious external awards coordinated by the National and International Scholarships Office (NISO). These require a campus evaluation and/or nomination process. While the application year notes when students are eligible to apply, please be advised that these are prestigious awards that require in depth applications and multiple level application evaluation processes. It is in the best interest of applicants to explore options early and work with the NISO staff well in advance of the application year. In most cases, students should begin working on the application materials 3-6 months in advance of the stated deadlines.

AWARD

FIELDS OF STUDY

FUNDING PURPOSE

LOCATION

BASIC ELIGIBILITY

APPLICATION YEAR

CAMPUS DEADLINE

Astronaut Scholarship

sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics

general scholarship

U.S.

- US citizen
- should have conducted a considerable amount of research in their specific field

sophomore-junior

12/3/13

Beinecke Scholarship arts, humanities or social sciences general scholarship, senior year and grad school funding worldwide

- US citizen or US national

- financial need as defined by federal financial aid guidelines

- plan to enter a graduate program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences

junior 1/31/14

Boren Scholarship

open

study abroad to countries with languages critical to US national security

worldwide

- US citizen
- study abroad must take place prior to earning undergraduate degree

- interest in working in any government agency

freshman - senior

12/3/13

Boren STEM Initiative

sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics

summer study abroad to countries with languages critical to US national security

worldwide

- U.S. citizen
- study abroad must take place prior to earning undergraduate degree

freshman-senior

12/3/13

Churchill Scholarship

engineering, mathematics, sciences

1 year graduate study at Univ of Cambridge

U.K.

- U.S. citizen
- not have completed a Ph.D.

senior or recent graduate

11/5/13

Fulbright
U.S. Student Program

open

1 year study, research, or teaching assistantship

worldwide

- U.S. citizen
- cannot have earned a PhD

senior or grad student

9/1/13

Gilman Scholarship open study abroad worldwide

- recipient of federal Pell Grant

- study abroad or international internship of at least 4 weeks
freshman - senior 2/13/14

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

open

1-4 years  graduate study at University of Cambridge

U.K

- Citizen of any country outside the UK
- recommended 3.5/4.0 GPA

senior

8/31/13

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

sciences, engineering, computer sciences, and mathematics

general scholarship

U.S.

- U.S. citizen
- highly involved in research
- 3.0/4.0 GPA

sophomore-junior

12/3/13

Marshall Scholarship

open

1-3 years of study at a UK institution

U.K.

- U.S. citizen
- 3.7/4.0 GPA
- not have studied for, or hold a degree or degree-equivalent qualification from a British University

senior

8/31/13

George J. Mitchell Scholarship

open

1 year graduate study at Irish university

Ireland

- U.S. citizen

senior or grad student

9/1/13

Rhodes Scholarship

open

2-3 years study at University of Oxford

U.K.

- U.S. citizen or citizen of certain British Commonwealth countries

senior

8/12/13

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

open

general scholarship, senior year and grad school funding

U.S.

- U.S. citizen or national
- committed to a career in public service

junior

12/10/13

Udall Scholarship

open

general scholarship

U.S.

- U.S. citizen/national or perm. resident
- 3.0/4.0 GPA

sophomore-junior

1/31/14



Below is a list of prestigious external awards that do not require a campus level application process, but for which students are strongly encouraged to seek application assistance through NISO.  Our staff will assistance students individually with their application materials as well as coordinate the recommendation letter process.  It is in the best interest of applicants to explore options early and work with the NISO staff well in advance of the application year.  In most cases, students should begin working on the application materials 3-6 months in advance of the stated deadlines

AWARD

FIELDS OF STUDY

FUNDING PURPOSE

LOCATION

BASIC ELIGIBILITY

APPLICATION YEAR

NATIONAL DEADLINE

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for Intensive Summer Institutes

open

intensive summer language institutes in 13 critical need foreign languages

worldwide

- U.S. citizen
- language pre-reqs vary per institute

freshman-senior

November

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

open

1-4 years  graduate study at University of Cambridge

U.K

- Citizen of any country outside the UK
- recommended 3.5/4.0 GPA

senior

October

James Madison Junior Fellowship

social sciences, humanities, education

Master's Degree in American history, political science, or education

U.S.

- U.S. citizen or national
- MUST be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies (grades 7-12)

senior

March

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

engineering, sciences, mathematics

Up to 3 years doctoral study

U.S.

- U.S. citizen/national
- field of study must fit under one of the fifteen supported disciplines

senior or first year grad student

December

National Science Foundation Fellowship

sciences, social sciences, engineering

3 years graduate study

worldwide

- U.S. citizen/national
- enrolled in or accepted to a graduate program

senior or grad student

various

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

various public policy related

2 years graduate study

U.S.

- U.S. citizen
- in or applying to grad school
- 3.2/4.0 GPA

senior or grad student

11/21/13

Rotary Foundation Scholarship

open

1 year academic study

worldwide

- citizen of a country with Rotary Club
- cannot be a Rotarian, Honorary Rotarian, or  child, grandchild, spouse of a living Rotarian or Honorary

varies

various

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

open

2-3 years graduate study at a U.S. university

U.S.

- “new” U.S. citizen
- NOT have completed a Ph.D.

senior-second year grad student

November