You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Nationally Competitive Scholarships List

Follow the links below to visit the UAA overview page for each scholarship. Every overview page contains information about scholarship advising at UAA, application instructions and deadlines specific to UAA, and general information about scholarship eligibility and benefits. The external scholarship website links take you to the official scholarship page created by the organization or program that sponsors the scholarship. Visit these pages for complete scholarship information, access to scholarship applications, and information sessions and webinars.

Always seek advising before applying to a nationally competitive scholarship. For advising information, visit the button links below and scroll down to the "Advising" section of the page, or visit the Scholarship Advisors page.

 

  Barry Goldwater Scholarship

The most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering in America.

Applications due in fall.
To apply visit
https://goldwaterscholarship.gov/ 


 

  Boren Scholarship for International Study

Study a language that is critical to US interests and is underrepresented in study abroad programs.

Applications due in spring.
To apply visit
https://www.borenawards.org/


 

  Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

A unique opportunity to learn a critical language and increase your cultural competency in an immersive, challenging environment.

Applications due in fall.
To apply visithttps://clscholarship.org/


 

  Fulbright: English Teaching Assistantship (ETA)

The Fulbright US Student English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program offers teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. Fulbrighters provide classroom assistance to local English teachers while serving as cultural ambassadors for the US.

Applications due in fall.
To apply visithttps://us.fulbrightonline.org/


 

  Fulbright: National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

Participate in an academic year of overseas travel and storytelling in one, two, or three countries on a globally significant theme.

Applications due in fall.
To apply visithttps://us.fulbrightonline.org/


 

  Fulbright: Open Study/Research Program

The Fulbright US Student Open Study/Research Program allows recent graduates and graduate students to design their own projects and typically work with advisors at foreign universities or other institutions of higher education.

Applications due in fall.
To apply visithttps://us.fulbrightonline.org/


 

  Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Building a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

Applications due in fall.
To apply visithttps://www.gatescambridge.org/


 

  German Academic Exchange Service Scholarship (DAAD)

Are you interested in studying or pursuing research in Germany?

Application due dates vary.
To apply visithttps://www.daad.org/en/


 

  Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Are you seeking to gain proficiency in diverse languages and cultures that are critically important to your academic and career development?

Applications due in spring or fall.
To apply visithttps://www.gilmanscholarship.org/


 

  Humanity in Action Fellowship

Recognize and address the need to protect minorities and promote human rights in your community and around the world.

Applications due in spring.
To apply visithttps://www.humanityinaction.org/fellowship/


 

  Marshall Scholarship

Attend graduate school in the UK in a system of higher education recognized for its excellence.

Applications due in fall.
To apply visithttps://www.marshallscholarship.org/


 

  Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Are you passionate about public service and want to represent the US around the world as a foreign service officer?

Applications due in fall.
To apply visithttps://pickeringfellowship.org/


 

  Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship (PPIA)

Are you interested in promoting the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented groups in public service and in advancing their leadership roles throughout our civic institutions serving domestic and international affairs?

Applications due in fall.
To apply visithttps://ppiaprogram.org/


 

  Rhodes Scholarship

Get a graduate degree at Oxford University.

Applications due in fall.
To apply visitwww.rhodesscholar.org


 

  Samvid Scholarship

Are you a leader or a change-maker committed to making positive change in society?

Applications due in spring.
To apply visithttps://www.samvid.ventures/samvid-scholars/


 

  Schwarzman Scholars Program

The Schwarzman Scholars Program is designed to build a global community of future leaders who can deepen the understanding between China and the rest of the world.

Applications due in fall.
To apply visitwww.schwarzmanscholars.org


 

  Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

A fellowship that honors the contributions of immigrants and the children of immigrants in the United States.

Applications due in fall.
To apply visitwww.pdsoros.org


 

  Truman Scholarship

A better future relies on attracting the commitment and sound judgment of bright, outstanding Americans to public service careers.

Applications due in spring.
To apply visitwww.truman.gov


 

  Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Are you an Alaska Native or Native American dedicated to making a positive impact for Native American nations or the environment?

Applications due in spring.
To apply visitwww.udall.gov


 

  Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

Do you have an academic background in STEM? Would you like to teach in a high-need secondary school?

Applications for the final round due in spring.
To apply visit: https://citizensandscholars.org