Juniors & Seniors

What have I accomplished that could help me secure a scholarship? That’s the question NISO tries to help juniors and seniors answer, along with outlining what they still want to accomplish and which scholarships are right for them. Some of these scholarships are for undergraduate work and many of them are for graduate school, but students must apply as undergraduates.

Apply as a Junior for

Eligibility for many of these scholarships is based on time to graduation. Therefore, by "junior" they mean those graduating the following academic year. Please be sure to thoroughly read the eligibility requirements on the foundation websites and consult NISO staff. In order to best assist you, ideally we should discuss this in the fall of your third year if you are on a 4 1/2 or 5 year program.

Astronaut Scholarship
Beinecke Scholarship
Boren Scholarship
Boren STEM Initiative
Churchill Scholarship*
Fulbright U.S. Student Program*
Gates Cambridge Scholarship*
Gilman Scholarship
Goldwater Scholarship
Marshall Scholarship
Mitchell Scholarship*
Rhodes Scholarship*
Truman Scholarship
Udall Scholarship

* Final submission deadlines for these scholarships are early in the fall of senior year, but the campus application process begins the spring before.

Apply as a Senior for

The following scholarships allow seniors to apply, but due to the selection timeframe, an applicant applying the year they graduate would have a gap year before the start of their scholarship program. If you are a senior who just learned of these opportunities, it's not too late! Please contact us to discuss your specific plan.

Churchill Scholarship
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Marshall Scholarship
Mitchell Scholarship
Rhodes Scholarship

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