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Scholarship Listing

The following list of major nationally competitive scholarships and their sponsors includes the most prominent programs and awards. You can find more information about many of these scholarships by searching them online. 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.

Many of the scholarships require nomination by UAA. Please contact the University Honors College at (907) 786-1086 or uaa_honors@uaa.alaska.edu for more details before applying to a scholarship or fellowship.

Fall Deadlines

  • Fulbright: English Teaching Assistantship (ETA)

    Eligibility: Must have Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

    Purpose: To teach English in a foreign country

    Contact:  Dr. Francisco Miranda (fmiranda2@alaska.edu) (907.786.4035)

    Other: Required campus Interview, Institutional Endorsement

    The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) program provides an unparalleled opportunity to teach English in more than 140 countries. Recipients provide classroom assistance to local English teachers while serving as cultural ambassadors for the US. They will meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of host country, sharing daily experiences.

    Website: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/types-of-awards/english-teaching-assistant-awards

  • Fulbright: Research & Study

    Eligibility: Must have Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent

    Purpose: To teach English in a foreign country

    Contact:  Dr. Francisco Miranda (fmiranda2@alaska.edu) (907.786.4035)

    Other: Required campus Interview, Institutional Endorsement

    The Fulbright Research & Study (RS) program provides an unparalleled opportunity to teach, study, and conduct research in 155 countries worldwide. Applicants design their own projects and typically work with advisors at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education.

    Website: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/types-of-awards/study-research

  • Fulbright: National Geographic Digital

    Eligibility: Current Juniors, US Citizens

    Purpose: Share stories and lessons to a global audience

    Contact:  Dr. Francisco Miranda (fmiranda2@alaska.edu) (907.786.4035)

    Other: Required campus Interview, Institutional Endorsement

    The Fulbright National Geographic Digital Storytelling program provides an unparalleled opportunity to share observations and personal narrative with a global audience online.

    Website: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-nat-geo-fellowship

  • Rhodes

    Eligibility: Undergraduates or those who have completed a bachelor's degree

    Purpose: To study at Oxford University in the UK

    Contact:  Dr. Francisco Miranda (fmiranda2@alaska.edu) (907.786.4035)

    Other: Required Campus & National Interviews, Institutional Endorsement

    The Rhodes program provides an opportunity for US undergraduate students to study at Oxford University in the U.K. Applicants should be familiar with the UK’s educational system and, in particular, with Oxford University’s programs of study, and rules and regulations.

    Website: http://www.rhodesscholar.org/

  • Marshall 

    Eligibility: Current undergraduates

    Purpose: To study in the UK

    Contact:  Dr. Francisco Miranda (fmiranda2@alaska.edu) (907.786.4035)

    Other: Required Campus & National Interviews, Institutional Endorsement

    Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Applicants should be familiar with the educational system of the United Kingdom and be able to demonstrate a sustained interest in US-UK relations.

    Website: www.marshallscholarship.org

  • Gates/Cambridge 

    Eligibility: Must be admitted to Cambridge University to be eligible to apply

    Purpose: To attend Cambridge University at the graduate level

    Contact:  Dr. Francisco Miranda (fmiranda2@alaska.edu) (907.786.4035)

    Other: Required National Interview

    Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to applicants from countries outside the U.K. to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Applicants intellectually outstanding postgraduate students with a capacity for leading and a commitment to improving the lives of others.

    Website: http://www.gatesscholar.org/

  • Gilman

    Eligibility: Current Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

    Purpose: To study in a foreign country

    Contact: Leslie Tuovinen (latuiovinen@alaska.edu) (907.786.4135) 

    Other: No interviews required

    The Gilman Scholarship Program is an undergraduate grant program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means. It enables applicants to study abroad, thereby internationalizing their outlook and better preparing them to thrive in the global economy.

    Website: https://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

  • Critical Language

    Eligibility: Current Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

    Purpose: To study abroad and participate in a foreign culture

    Contact: Dr. Francisco Miranda (fmiranda2@alaska.edu) (907.786.4035) 

    Other: No interviews required (Campus interview is highly recommended)

    The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program provides fully-funded short-term intensive language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences overseas each summer.

    The CLS Program languages include Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.The program seeks applicants from a variety of fields, backgrounds, and career paths with the goal of building a cadre of Americans who can speak critical languages at high levels in government, business, art and culture, science and engineering, health and medicine, education, research, and other fields.

    Website: https://clscholarship.org/

  • Schwarzman 

    Eligibility: Must have Undergraduate degree prior to enrollment in program

    Purpose: To study China in Beijing

    Contact: Dr. Francisco Miranda (fmiranda2@alaska.edu) (907.786.4035) 

    Other: Campus & National Interviews, Institutional Endorsement

    The Schwarzman Scholars Program is designed to help future leaders meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond by preparing them to better understand China’s culture, economy, governance, and evolving role in the world. Schwarzman scholars will live in Beijing for a year of study.

    Website: https://www.schwarzmanscholars.org/

  • Soros 

    Eligibility: Current Seniors or Graduate Students

    Purpose: To promote the education of the children of immigrants

    Contact: Dr. Francisco Miranda (fmiranda2@alaska.edu) (907.786.4035) 

    Other: National Interview (Campus Interview is not required but highly recommended)

    Every year, the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans awards Fellowships to immigrants, and the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate education in the United States. Awards support up to two years of full-time graduate study in any field, including the visual and performing arts, and at any graduate degree-granting institution in the United States. The Soros Fellowship program looks for applicants who have demonstrated and sustained accomplishments that show creativity, originality, and initiative.

    Website: https://www.pdsoros.org/

  • Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) 

    Eligibility:  Current Juniors

    Purpose: To study abroad and work in public service

    Contact: Dr. Francisco Miranda (fmiranda2@alaska.edu) (907.786.4035) 

    Other: No interviews required

    The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) fellowship helps students achieve a Master’s or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field and pursue a career in public service. The organization does this through the intensive study provided by participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI), with partnerships with universities across the country, and through an alumni network that provides opportunities to connect with other individuals who share the same interest in public service.

    Website: https://ppiaprogram.org/

  • Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship 

    Eligibility:  Must have STEM Undergraduate degree

    Purpose: To teach STEM fields in high-need secondary schools in Georgia and New Jersey

    Contact: Dr. Francisco Miranda (fmiranda2@alaska.edu) (907.786.4035) 

    Other: National Interview

    The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship (WWTF) seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields--science, technology, engineering, and mathematics--into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia and New Jersey. The program also works with university partners to change the way top teachers are prepared, partnering with colleges and universities that have agreed to provide Fellows with innovative, year-long classroom experiences, rigorous academic work, and ongoing mentoring

    Website: https://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-teaching-fellowships/

Spring Deadlines

  • Truman

    Eligibility: Current Juniors, U.S. Citizens

    Purpose:  To support several years of graduate study leading to a career in public service

    Contact:  Prof. James W. Muller (iwmuller@alaska.edu) (907.786.4740)

    Other: Campus & National Interviews, Institutional Endorsement

    The Truman Scholarship is a highly competitive, merit-based award offered to U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals from the Pacific Islands who want to go to graduate school in preparation for a career in public service.

    Website: https://www.truman.gov/

  • Udall

    Eligibility: Current Juniors, U.S. Citizens

    Purpose: To serve public health and the environment 

    Contact:  Dr. Francisco Miranda (fmiranda2@alaska.edu) (907.786.4035)

    Other: No interviews necessary 

    The Udall program awards merit-based scholarships to college sophomores and juniors pursuing studies leading to a public service career in tribal health, tribal public policy, or the environment. Recipients participate in a five-day orientation in Arizona to learn from and network with experts, peers, and members of the Udall family.

    Special note: A student applying for either the tribal public policy or Native health care category must be an enrolled member or descendant of an enrolled member of a state- or federally-recognized tribe in the US or First Nations of Canada.

    Website: https://udall.gov/

  • Boren

    Eligibility: Current Sophomores & Juniors

    Purpose:  To study less commonly taught languages around the world 

    Contact:  Dr. Francisco Miranda (fmiranda2@alaska.edu) (907.786.4035)

    Other: Campus interview not required (but highly recommended) 

    The Boren program provides an opportunity for US undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to US interests, including parts of Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

    In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least a year after graduation.

    Website: https://www.borenawards.org/

  • Pickering Fellowship

    Eligibility: Current Juniors

    Purpose: To work toward a career in the Department of State Foreign Service 

    Contact: Dr. Francisco Miranda (fmiranda2@alaska.edu) (907.786.4035) 

    Other: National Interview 

    The Thomas R. Pickering Fellows Program provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate students financial support, mentoring, and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the Department of State Foreign Service. Applicants should have a strong desire to pursue a career in the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer.

    Website: https://pickeringfellowship.org/

  • Germanic Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 

    Eligibility: Current Sophomores & Juniors

    Purpose: To study, research, or intern in Germany

    Contact: Dr. Francisco Miranda (fmiranda2@alaska.edu) (907.786.4035) 

    Other:  No interviews required

    The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites highly qualified undergraduate students to apply for funding for one of the following: (1) to study in Germany; (2) to pursue senior thesis research in Germany; (3) to intern in Germany.

    Website: www.daad.org

  • Barry S. Goldwater

    Eligibility:  Current Sophomores & Juniors

    Purpose: To help in obtaining advanced degrees in science, engineering, and math 

    Contact: Dr. Kenrick Mock (kenrick@alaska.edu) (907.786.1956) 

    Other: Campus interview, Institutional Endorsement 

    The central objective of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation is identifying and supporting a significant pool of highly-qualified undergraduates who will subsequently be obtaining advanced degrees and becoming leading scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. This scholarship is aimed at students planning to pursue a research career. Successful applicants will have extensive undergraduate research experience, experience in publications, challenging coursework, an ambitious research program, and graduate school plans.

    Website: https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/

  • Humanity in Action

    Eligibility: Sophomores to individuals who complete undergraduate degrees within two years of applying (e.g. individuals who graduated in 2016 or 2017 are eligible for the 2018 fellowship

    Purpose: To study and participate in the community of a European country

    Contact: Dr. Francisco Miranda (fmiranda2@alaska.edu) (907.786.4035)

    Other: National Interview (Campus interview is not required but highly recommended)

    The Humanity in Action (HiA) Fellowship brings together international groups of students and recent graduates from the United States, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, and Ukraine to explore historical and contemporary issues of human rights, diversity, and active and responsible citizenship. While studying in one of these countries, students will conduct an Action Project that gets them involved in the communities they choose to study in. The Humanity in Action Fellowship offers Fellows an educational experience that broadens and challenges traditional views on human rights, diversity, and active citizenship.

    Fellows also gain access to a community of emerging and established leaders with a deep commitment to ethical leadership. This community of leaders offers professional and personal support to those who seek to develop careers and lives dedicated to advancing civic engagement locally and globally.

    Website: https://www.humanityinaction.org/fellowship/

Other Scholarships

We are still in the process of gathering information about these scholarships. Please be patient as we work to update this list.