Another goal of the Office of Undergraduate Research is to help students pursue opportunities for enrichment by providing guidance and support throughout a fellowship application process.  National Fellowships, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, are available for students in many different academic areas. 

The OUR will work to ensure that the entire campus community is aware of national and international scholarship and fellowship opportunities for students who are still enrolled in undergraduate programs and for our students who are preparing for the next step of their academic journey.  

  • Undergraduate Opportunities
    Undergraduate Opportunities
    Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships:

    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.

    Morris K. Udall Scholarships:

    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.

    Harry S. Truman Scholarships:

    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.

    Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants:

    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.

    Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship:

    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. 

  • Graduate International Awards
    Graduate International Awards
    Rhodes Scholarships:

    The Rhodes awards thirty-two scholarships ($40,000-$60,000) for 2 or 3 years of graduate study at Oxford University in any field. The scholarship pays for academic fees plus an allowance to cover round trip airfares and personal expenses. Applicants must be graduates under the age of 24 by the start of their year at Oxford and have a 3.7 GPA or higher. Four criteria govern selection: scholarship, character, leadership, and physical vigor. Institutional nomination is required.

    Marshall Scholarships:

    Awards forty scholarships for 2 to 3 years of graduate study at nay British University of Business school. The scholarship pays airfares, tuition, fees, and additional expenses. Applicants must be graduates under the age of 26 by the start of their year in Britain. Scholarships are awarded on academic ability.

    Fulbright Grants:

    Awards eight hundred grants in over 50 countries for 1 year to support a project, to study or conduct research in graduate school or to teach English as a second language. Graduating seniors are eligible. The grants cover round-trip transportation, tuition, books, and living expenses. Applicants design their own projects in a specific country, and must represent the United States well. To win this, you need an excellent reason to study or conduct research in a particular country. You also nee the academic ability and enough language skill to carry out your project.

    Gates Cambridge Scholarships:

    Awards numerous scholarships that cover between 1 and 4 years of graduate study at Cambridge University. It is anticipated that these scholars will become leaders in helping to address global problems related to health, equity, technology, and learning.

    Rotary Foundation Scholarships:

    Awards three types of scholarships annually: Academic-year, multi-year, and cultural ambassador. The academic scholarships are for any field of study in any country where Rotary clubs are located. The cultural ambassador scholarships are for language acquisition and a cultural experience.

  • Graduate National Awards
    Graduate National Awards
    Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships:

    Each year there are sixty $5,000 awards and forty $2,000 awards for Phi Kappa Phi members who are entering their first year of graduate/professional school.

    National Science Foundation Fellowships:

    Eight-hundred & fifty fellowships worth $22,000 plus cost of education allowance for up to 3 years of graduate study leading to masters and doctoral degrees in engineering, mathematics, and a wide range of sciences. The fellowship can be taken up at any accredited U.S. or foreign academic institution. Green card holders may also apply.

    Mellon Fellowships:

    Eighty-five first-year doctoral students receive tuition, required fees for the 1st year of study, and a stipend of $17,500 to prepare for a career of teaching and scholarship in humanistic disciplines. Fellows may take their award to any graduate program in the United States or Canada.

    Jack Kent Cooke Scholarships:

    Sixty five Scholarships to seniors and recent graduates planning to attend graduate school for the first time starting this fall. Each award covers a portion of educational expenses, including, tuition, living expenses, required fees, and books for the graduate degree chosen. The amount and duration of awards vary by student based on the cost of attendance and the length of the graduate program as well as other scholarships or grants received. The maximum available per student per year of study is $50,000 and the maximum length is six years.

    Javits Fellowships:

    Seventy-five renewable fellowships, worth up to $32,300 for up to 4 years of graduate study leading to a doctorate or MFA degree in the humanities, social sciences, and arts. The award can be used at any U.S. institution of higher education.

    Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans:

    Thirty scholarships for up to two years of graduate study in any field. Applicants must be either holders of Green Cards, naturalized citizens, or child of two naturalized parents. Fellowship awards half tuition and $20.000 maintenance, annually.

    Harry S. Truman Scholarships:

    Eighty scholarships for juniors who demonstrate an outstanding capacity for public service to include: academics, leadership, and community service. The scholarship covers expenses for the senior year and graduate school up to $30,000.

    Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarships:

    Twenty scholarships worth $32,00 for juniors to apply toward graduate study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences (not law school) for students who have demonstrated financial need.

    James Madison Memorial Scholarship:

    The James Madison Memorial Scholarship (upto $24,000) is available to outstanding college seniors or recent graduates without teaching experience who intend to become secondary school teachers of American History, American Government, and/or Social Studies in grades 7-12.

    UNCF/Merck Scholarship:

    The UNCF/Merck Scholarship Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship is intended to encourage African American students in furthering their science education and pursuing biomedical science careers by providing tuition support and opportunities for research experience at Merck Research Laboratories. The fellowship consists of a scholarship award of up to $25,000 and two summer research stipends totaling at least $10,000 Applicants must be African American (Black), a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have a minimum of 3.3 GPA, and be a life or physical science major interested in biomedical research.

    USA Today All USA College Academic Team:

    The USA Today newspaper provides a $2,500 cash award to twenty students named to the All-USA college Academic First Team. The Second and Third teams contain twenty members each; another twenty students receive honorable mention. The selection criteria are designed to identify students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, creativity, and leadership roles on and off campus. U.S. citizenship is not required. Applicants must have at least a sophomore standing. Students must be nominated by a faculty member.