Prestigious scholarships are highly competitive, merit-based awards that are nationally and internationally recognized. While they are very competitive, applying to prestigious scholarships come with big rewards.
These awards can help you achieve your personal and professional goals – the application process requires you to reflect, think critically, network, and plan for your future. If you win, funds can be used for tuition, study abroad, or research/creative projects and you will often get access to a diverse network of scholars along with professional development opportunities.
Take a look at some of the scholarships and make an appointment to speak to the director about which ones are right for you.
Any scholarship that requires university endorsement has a campus deadline and process, and you must speak with the office to ensure you are eligible to apply.
Scholarship Quick View
|Award Name||Fields of Study||Area(s) of Focus||Year of Application||Citizen Requirement||Dates||Campus Program|
|Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship||STEM||Research||Sophomore & Junior||US Citizen or Permanent Res.||Fall/Winter||Yes|
|Boren Scholarship & Fellowship||All||Study, Internship, or Research Abroad||Undergraduates & Graduate Students||US Citizen (by start of program)||Fall/Winter||Yes|
|Critical Language Scholarship||All||Study Abroad||Undergraduates & Graduate Students||US Citizens||Spring/Summer||No|
|FAO Schwarz Fellowship||All||Public Service & Social Justice||Senior||Eligible to work in US||Fall/Winter||No|
|Fulbright US English Teaching Assistantship||All||Abroad: Teaching||Seniors, Postgraduates, Graduate Students||US Citizens||Spring/Summer||Yes|
|Fulbright US Student Program||All||Abroad: Research or Graduate Studies||Seniors, Postgraduates, Graduate Students||US Citizens||Spring/Summer||Yes|
|Fund for Education Abroad||All||Study or Intern Abroad||Undergraduates||US Citizen or Permanent Res.||Fall/Winter||No|
|Gates Cambridge||All||Graduate Studies (Cambridge University)||Seniors, Postgraduates, Graduate Students||None||Spring/Summer||No|
|George J. Mitchell Scholarship||All||Graduate Studies (Ireland)||Seniors, Postgraduates, Graduate Students||US Citizens||Spring/Summer||Yes|
|Gilman Scholarship||All||Study or Intern Abroad||Undergraduates||US Citizens||Fall/Winter & Spring/Summer||No|
|Gilman-McCain Scholarship||All||Study or Intern Abroad||Undergraduates||US Citizens||Fall/Winter & Spring/Summer||No|
|Harry S. Truman Scholarship||All||Public Service & Leadership||Junior||US Citizens||Fall/Winter||Yes|
|James C Gaither Junior Fellows Program||All||Postgraduate Carnegie Endowment Internship||Senior||US Citizen, Eligible to work in US or attend US University||Fall/Winter||Yes|
|Knight Hennessy Scholars||All||Graduate Studies (Stanford University)||Seniors, Postgraduates, Graduate Students||None||Spring/Summer||No (but eligible)|
|Marshall Scholarship||All||Graduate Studies (United Kingdom)||Seniors, Postgraduates, Graduate Students||US Citizens||Spring/Summer||Yes|
|Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship||All||Public Service & Leadership in Environment or Native Communities||Sophomore & Junior||US Citizen or Permanent Res.||Fall/Winter||Yes|
|National Science Foundation Gradaute Research Fellowship Program||STEM||Graduate Research||Seniors, Postgraduates, Graduate Students||US Citizens||Spring/Summer||No|
|Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans||All||Graduate Studies (USA)||Seniors, Postgraduates, Graduate Students||See Fellowship Page||Spring/Summer||No|
|Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program||All||Graduate Studies (Foreign Service)||Seniors, Postgraduates||US Citizens||Spring/Summer||No|
|Rhodes Scholarships||All||Graduate Studies (Oxford University)||Seniors, Postgraduates, Graduate Students||None||Spring/Summer||Yes|
|Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program||All||Graduate Studies (Foreign Service)||Seniors, Postgraduates, Graduate Students||US Citizens||Spring/Summer||No|