Listing of Major Scholarships and Fellowships


The following list of major nationally competitive scholarships and their sponsors is reflective of the most prominent programs and awards.  Occasionally new programs will be developed.  Information about awards not listed below can be found via internet search engines. Visit the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship or the person who is listed as the faculty representative on the sponsoring organization’s web site for more information.

Preparing for these major scholarships is an educational experience that will serve you well, and preparation for those listed here will assist you in all that you may apply for.  Please note that the deadlines listed are national; campus deadlines may fall several months earlier than national deadlines.

Click on the title of each listed item for more information.

DAAD Scholarships
For: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates Field: Varies depending on program National Deadline: Varies depending on program Web site: www.daad.org

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships
For Minorities For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Minority students studying Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Astronomy, Chemistry, Communications, Computer science, Earth Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Ethnomusicology, Geography, History, International Relations, Language, Life Sciences, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Performance Study, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology and Urban Planning
National Deadline: Mid November
Web site: http://www7.nationalacademies.org/fellowships/

Fulbright
For: Seniors and recent graduates Field: Study abroad in all fields National
UAA Deadline: September 24
Web site: www.iie.org/fulbright/

Gates Cambridge
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: All fields at Cambridge University
National Deadline: Early October
Web site: www.gates.scholarships.cam.ac.uk

Gilman International Scholarship
For: Freshman, Sophomore, Juniors, and Seniors who want to study abroad
National Dealine: April for Fall or yearlong study abroad programs, and October for Spring Study Abroad Programs
Web site:  www.iie.org/programs.gilman

Golden Key
For: Golden Key members
Field: All fields
Deadline: Varies Web site: http://www.goldenkey.org/GKIHS/MemberBenefits/ScholarshipsandAwards/ScholarshipandAwardListing

Goldwater
For: Sophomores and Juniors
Field: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
National Deadline: January
Web site: www.act.org/goldwater

Hertz Foundation
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Applied Physical and Engineering Sciences
National Deadline: Late October
Web site: www.hertzfndn.org

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Humanities National
Deadline: Early October
Web site: http://www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html?exp=0

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: All fields; financial need
UAA Campus Deadline: February 6, 2009
Web site: http://www.jackkentcookefoundation.org

James Madison
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Teacher Education, Social Science and Humanities National
Deadline: Early March
Web site: www.jamesmadison.com

Marshall
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: All fields at a university in the UK
National Deadline: Early October
Web site: www.marshallscholarship.org

Mitchell
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: All Fields at a university in Ireland
National Deadline: Early October
Web site: www.us-irelandalliance.org/scholarships.html 

National Science Foundation
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
National Deadline: Early November
Web site: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201

National Security Education Program: David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships
For: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Foreign languages and cultures
National Deadline: Late January
Web site: www.iie.org/nsep

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: All fields
National Deadline: Early February
Web site: www.phikappaphi.org

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
For: Sophomores and seniors
Field:  For Students interested in becoming Foreign Service Officers
National Deadline:  Early February
Web site:  www.woodrow.org

Rhodes
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: All fields at Oxford University
National Deadline: Early October
Web site: www.rhodesscholar.org

Rotary International
For: Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Study abroad in all fields
National Deadline: Early March-early July
Web site: www.rotary.org/foundation/educational/amb_scho/index.html

William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose
For: Seniors
Field: Open
National Deadline: Early February
Web site: http://www.isi.org/programs/fellowships/fellowships.html

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Arts, Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences in the US for “new” Americans
National Deadline: Early November
Web site: www.pdsoros.org

Truman Scholarship
For: Juniors
Field: All fields dedicated to public service
National Deadline: Early February
Web site: www.truman.gov

Morris Udall
For: Sophomores and Juniors
Field: All fields, Environmental
National Deadline: Early March
Web site: www.udall.gov