The Goldwater Scholarship funds three hundred renewable, research scholarships up to $7,500 for outstanding sophomores and juniors interested in a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, natural or resident aliens, have undergraduate research experience, and intend to pursue an advanced degree that leads to a career path in research. Institutional endorsement is required.
The Udall Scholarship is a $5,000 year award for sophomore and junior level students for one year; thirty honorable mentions for $350. These scholarships are awarded to students who research or are interested in pursuing a career related to the environment. A separate scholarship is awarded to Native Americans or Alaskan Native students planning careers in health care and public policy.
The Truman Scholarship awards eighty $30,000 scholarships to college students who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government, education, the nonprofit sector, or elsewhere in public service. The applicants also need to be in their junior year and demonstrate an outstanding capacity for public service to include: academics, leadership, and community service.
Each year there are thirty-eight $1,000 grants for students who will be participating in a Study Abroad program. In order to be eligible, students must: have at least 30 hours, but no more than 90 hours; have at least a 3.5 GPA; and have at least 2 semesters of college left after completing the study abroad program.
Scholarships for juniors and seniors (also covers 1st year of graduate studies). The scholarship covers tuition, room and board, fees, and books. Interested in students studying international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. Recipients must commit to pursue a master's degree at an institution who participates in the program.