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.

Many of the below scholarships/fellowships require nomination by UAA. Please contact the University Honors College at (907) 786-1086 or uaa_honors@uaa.alaska.edu for more details.

** This page is in the process of being updated. Please be patient while we gather deadlines and supplemental information. More information can also be found by navigating to the scholarship website with the corresponding link provided.
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Boren Awards for International Study 
For: freshman, sophomore, junior, and seniors who want to study abroad in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand
Field: Students who want to work in federal national security
Campus deadline: January 8, 2016 
National deadline: February 9, 2016 
Website: www.borenawards.org 

DAAD Scholarships
For: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Varies depending on program
National Deadline: Varies depending on program
Website: 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: November 20, 2015
Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/

 

Fulbright
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Study abroad in all fields National
Campus Deadline: TBA
National Deadline: October 13, 2015
Website: www.iie.org/fulbright/

 

Fulbright mtvU
Campus Deadline: TBA
National Deadline: TBA
Website: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-mtvu-awards

 

Gates Cambridge
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: All fields at Cambridge University
Campus Deadline: TBA
National Deadline: October 14, 2015
Website: http://www.gatesscholar.org/ 


Gilman International Scholarship
For: Freshman, Sophomore, Juniors, and Seniors who want to study abroad
Campus Deadline: TBA 
National Deadline: April for Fall or yearlong study abroad programs, and October for Spring Study
Abroad Programs
National Deadline: October 6th, 2015 (for Spring & Summer 2016)
Website: www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

Golden Key
For: Golden Key members
Field: All fields
Campus Deadline: TBA
National Deadline: Varies, December 8th and 15th 2015 
Website: https://www.goldenkey.org/GK/GKSite/HomePage.aspx


Goldwater
For: Sophomores and Juniors
Field: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Campus Deadline: November 20, 2015
National Deadline: January 29, 2016 
Website: www.act.org/goldwater

Hertz Foundation
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Applied Physical and Engineering Sciences
Campus Deadline: TBA
National Deadline: October 30, 2015
Website: http://www.hertzfoundation.org/dx/fellowships/application.aspx

James Madison
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Teacher Education, Social Science and Humanities National
Campus Deadline: TBA
National Deadline: March 1, 2016
Website: www.jamesmadison.com


Marshall Scholarship
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: All fields at a university in the UK
Campus Deadline: TBA
National Deadline: October 1, 2015
Website: www.marshallscholarship.org

Mitchell
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: All Fields at a university in Ireland
Campus Deadline: TBA
National Deadline: October 1, 2015
Website: http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/content/3/en/George%20Mitchell%20Scholarship%20
Program%20%7C%20US-Ireland%20Alliance.html

National Science Foundation
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
National Deadline: Multiple deadlines, please refer to website for more information
Website: 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
Campus Deadline (Scholarship): January 22, 2015 
National Deadline(Scholarship): February 5, 2014
Campus Deadline (Fellowship): January 14, 2015
National Deadline (Fellowship): January 28, 2015
Website: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Boren-Awards-for-International-Study

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: All fields
Campus Deadline: TBA
National Deadline: April 15, 2015
Website: www.phikappaphi.org

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
For: Juniors and seniors
Field:  For Students interested in becoming Foreign Service Officers
Campus Deadline: TBA
National Deadline:  Applications vary depending on fellowship/scholarship 
Website: www.woodrow.org

Rhodes
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: All fields at Oxford University
Campus Deadline: TBA
National Deadline: October 1, 2015
Website: http://www.rhodesscholar.org/

Rotary International
For: Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Study abroad in all fields
Campus Deadline: TBA
National Deadline: Early March-early July
Website: https://www.rotary.org/

Richard M. Weaver Fellowship, Renshaw Fellowship
For: Seniors
Field: Interest in education, or intent to teach at the college level
Campus Deadline: TBA
National Deadline: January 16, 2015
Website: 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
Campus Deadline: TBA
National Deadline: November 1, 2015
Website: http://www.pdsoros.org/

Udall 
For: Sophomores and Juniors
Field: All fields, Environmental
Campus Deadline: February 1, 2016
National Deadline: March 1, 2016
Website: http://www.udall.gov/

 

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: November 20, 2015


Truman Scholarship
For: Juniors
Field: All fields dedicated to public service
Campus Deadline: TBA
National Deadline: February 2, 2016
Website: http://www.truman.gov/