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Arts & Humanities

AAUW Fellowships (Ph.D. candidates+)
ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships (G)
ACLS/Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Fellowships (G)
ACLS African Humanities Program (G)
American Conservatory Theatre Fellowships
American‐Scandinavian Foundation Awards (Seniors+)
Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship (Poets)
Chateaubriand Fellowship (G)
*Beinecke Scholarships (Juniors)
Berkeley Rep Professional Fellowships
BMI Student Composer Awards (Composers)
Childrens’ Theatre Foundation Individual Theatre Artists Fellowship
College Television Awards (College students)
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Arts Scholarships (College arts students)
Critical Languages Scholarship (Sophomores+)
Clauder Playwriting Competition Award New England (Playwrights)
DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service (Undergraduates+)
Davis‐Putter Scholarship (Social justice advocates)
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest (Juniors and seniors)
Francis D. Lyon Film Scholarship (Undergraduates)
Fulbright Grants (Seniors+)
Gates Cambridge Scholarship (Seniors+)
General Heritage and Culture Grants (Norwegian Americans)
Gilman International Scholarship (Study abroad) (Pell Grant recipients)
Glamour Top 10 College Women (Junior women)
Glenn Miller Scholarship (Freshmen music students)
Huntington Fellowship (Ph.D. candidates+)
James Madison Fellowship (Seniors who plan to be social studies teachers)
John Lennon Scholarship (Freshmen+)
Josephine de Karman Fellowship (Seniors)
Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship (Seniors+)
Kress Fellowships for Language Study (Graduate art history)
Kusciuszko Foundation (Polish Americans or students studying Poland)
Lilly Library Fellowships (G)
Luce Foundation for American Art (Grad students+)
Luce/ACLS China Studies (G)
Manhattan Theater Club Directing Fellowship
*Marshall Scholarship (U.K.) (apply for nomination as Juniors, Seniors+)
Mildred and Albert Panowski Playwriting Award (Playwrights)
*Mitchell Scholarship (Ireland) (apply for nomination as Juniors, Seniors+)
Morton Gould Young Composer Award (Composers under 30)
NAMTA Foundation Art Scholarships (Visual arts majors)
National Gallery of Art: Fellowships & Postdocs (G)
National Italian American Foundation Scholarships (Italian Americans or students studying Italy)
National Sculpture Society Scholarship (Sculptors)
New York Theatre Workshop Fellowship
Olympic Studies Center PhD Research Fellowships (G)
Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship
 (G PKP members)
*Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship (Senior PKP members)
Randy Pausch Scholarship (Students)
*Rhodes Scholarship (Oxford) (apply for nomination as Juniors, Seniors+)
Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship (Creative writers ages 21‐31)
Saltire for Grad Study in Scotland (Seniors+)
Shakespeare Theatre Company FellowshipsScoville Peace Fellowships (Seniors+)
Society for the History of Technology Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship (G)
Soros Fellowships for New Americans (Seniors+)
Stacey Scholarship Fund (Fine arts students)
Steppenwolf Multicultural Fellowship (Theater students)
Student Academy Awards (Student filmmakers)
Swan Foundation Fellowships (Studies on Caricature & Cartoons; Grad)
TCG Resident Actor Fellowships
Wilma Theatre Production/Stage Management Fellowships
Women’s Studio Workshop Fellowships & Internships (Women)
World Studio AIGA Scholarships (Minority and disadvantaged arts/design undergraduates)

Notes

  • * = requires nomination from ONS&F
  • Qualifications for most competitive scholarships include: 3.7+ GPA, evidence of leadership, ambition, engagement in campus & community activities, writing, speaking and critical thinking skills. Some scholarships may require research or policy experience.
  • Many successful candidates have study abroad experience and/or multiple majors
  • Soros candidates must be newly naturalized Americans or the child of two naturalized parents.
  • Arts & Humanities students with a strong record in public service may also be eligible for the Truman Scholarship and the Samuel Huntington Public Service Award.
  • Arts & Humanities students with a passion for the environment may also be eligible for the Udall Scholarship.
  • For more study abroad scholarships, visit the Office of Education Abroad.

Business

Asian Women in Business (SO, JR, SR)
Carl W. Christiansen Scholarship (Accounting) (RI Residents)
Cheryl A. Ruggerio Accounting Scholarship (RI women residents)
Congress‐Bundestag Youth Exchange (to Germany) (Btw 18‐24 yo)
Congressional Budget Office Summer Internships (Mostly graduate)
DAAD Scholarships to Germany (Seniors+)
Gates Cambridge Scholarship (Seniors+) (**Judge Business School M.B.A. program requires 3 years of experience)
GE‐LULAC Scholarships (Sophomore+ minority; not currently accepting applications)
Gov. Finance Officers Assoc. Scholarships (Students in finance for public sector)
JD Edsal Advertising Scholarship (RI women residents)
*Marshall Scholarship (U.K.) (Juniors+) (**Does not fund M.B.A. or Oxford MFE)
*Mitchell Scholarship (Ireland) (Juniors+) (UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business, The Business School at Trinity)
*Morris K. Udall Environmental (Sophomores or juniors)
National Association of Black Accountants (African American business students)
PRSSA Scholarships (Public Relations) (PRSSA members)
*Rhodes Scholarship (Oxford) (Juniors+) (**Saїd Business School M.B.A. or M.F.E. pos. in second year)
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowships (Graduate students)
Soros Fellowships for New Americans (Seniors+/new citizens; first generation Americans)
Zonta: Klausman Women in Business Scholarship (Sophomore or junior women)

Prizes
AFF Student ADDY Awards (Advertising) (College students)
Glamour 10 Ten College Women (Junior women)
Elie Weisel Prize in Ethics (Juniors or seniors)
USA Today All‐Academic Team Competition (Juniors or seniors)

*=requires nomination from ONS&F


Education

Alpha Kappa Alpha Education Advancement Scholarship (Sophomore+ education majors)
American Association of Physics Teachers (Undergraduate future physics teachers)
American Montessori Society (Students accepted into an AMS affiliated teacher education program)
AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education (G)
Braintrack Scholarships (Sophomore education majors)
Bright Futures Award (Future early childhood education teachers)
Esther Katz Rosen Graduate Fellowship (APF) (gifted ed. grad students)
Fulbright Grant and English Teaching Assistantships (Seniors+)
James Madison Memorial Fellowship (Future history teachers)
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Scholarships (Future math and science teachers)
*Marshall Scholarship (U.K.) (Seniors+, open discipline)
Math for America (MfA) (Future math teachers, seniors+)
*Mitchell Scholarship (Ireland/Northern Ireland) (Seniors+, open discipline)
NAACP Scholarships (NAACP members, education majors)
NOAA Hollings Scholarship (Science education sophomores+)
Phi Delta Kappa Scholarships (Student members)
Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship (Senior members, open discipline)
Robert Noyse Scholarships (Neag via NSF‐Funded Grant) (Entering graduate students, STEM disciplines)
Teach Grant Program (Eligible students with need)
*Truman Scholarship (juniors aspiring to careers in public service, incl. education)
World Teach

Funded Enrichment Opportunities

Breakthrough Collaborative (Future teachers)
Summer Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (Minority undergraduate future teachers)

Prizes

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics (Juniors and seniors)
Glamour Top Ten College Junior Women Competition (Rising junior women)

*=requires nomination from ONS&F


Environment

American Meteorological Society Atmospheric Science
Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarships (Graduate and undergraduate students)
Brower Youth Awards (Age 13‐22)
Brown & Caldwell Eckenfelder Scholarship (Juniors+)
Brown & Caldwell Minority Scholarship (Juniors)
Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Development Scholarships (Engr)
Echoing Green Foundation Fellowship (18 year+)
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics (Juniors or seniors)
EPA NNEMS Fellowships (Freshmen+)
EPA STAR Fellowships (Seniors+)
Environmental Leadership Training (Green Corps) policy advocates
Garden Club of America (Agriculture and Environmental Science)
Glamour Top 10 College Women (Junior women)
Gloria Barren Wilderness Society Scholarship (Graduate students)
*Goldwater Scholarship (Sophomores or juniors)
Green Chemistry Fellowships (Chemistry) (Open)
*Marshall Scholarship (U.K.) (Juniors+ ‐ partnership with the EPA)
*Mitchell Scholarship (Ireland) (Juniors+)
*Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Scholarship (Sophomores and juniors)
NOAA: Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship (Sophomores)
NOAA: Graduate Sciences Program (Seniors+)
NOAA: John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship (Grad Students)
NOAA: Nancy Foster Graduate Scholarship
(Graduate and postgrad seniors+)
Oak Ridge Institute for Science & Education (Research) (Open)
Gates Cambridge Scholarship (Seniors+)
*Rhodes Scholarship (Oxford) (Juniors+)
Rolex Scholarship (Age 21‐26, certified divers)
Student Conservation Association (SCA) Internships (Open)
Switzer Environmental Fellowship (Graduate students)
*Truman Scholarship (Public service) (Juniors)

*=requires nomination from ONS&F

Qualifications for most competitive scholarships include: high GPA, evidence of leadership, ambition, engagement in campus and community activities, writing, speaking and critical thinking skills. Some scholarships may require research or policy experience.


Health Care

American Association of Colleges of Nursing Scholarships
Association of American Medical Colleges Financing Resources
American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education
American Health Information Management Foundation Scholarships (Members may apply)
American Medical Women’s Association Scholarships (Members may apply)
APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship (Psychology)
APF/Benton‐Meier Scholarship (Psychology)
American Red Cross, Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship (Red Cross Volunteers may apply)
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Scholarship
Association of Food and Drug Officials Scholarship Award
Connecticut Health Policy Project internships
DeMolay Grotto Scholarship (Members may apply)
Emergency Nurses Association (Members may apply)
Global Health Corps
*Harry S. Truman Scholarship (Must be nominated by UConn ONS to apply)
HRSA Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (Department of Health & Human Services)
Indian Health Service Scholarship Program
Kaiser Permanente Dolaras Jones RN Nursing Scholarship
Mary Opal Wolanin Nursing Scholarship
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
NAPNAP Pediatric Nursing Scholarships
National Community Pharmacists Association Scholarships (Members may apply)
National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship
NIH Fogarty International Center Global Directory of International Grants and Fellowships
NIH Oxford/Cambridge Partnership
NIH Tech Postbac (IRTA)
NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program (For students from disadvantaged backgrounds)
NIH Academy
National Medical Fellowships
National Student Nurses Association Scholarships
Phi Kappa Phi (Must be a member and nominated by UConn chapter)
Skaggs‐Oxford Scholarship (Pharmacy/Chemistry)
Supervalu Scholarships
Tylenol Scholarship
UNCF – Earl and Patricia Armstrong Scholarship

*=requires nomination from ONS&F


Human Rights, International Affairs, and Political Science

American Institute on Political & Economic Systems (Undergraduate)
*Beinecke Scholarship (Juniors)
Brower Youth Awards (Age 19-25)
*Carnegie Junior Fellows Program (Seniors)
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program (Undergraduate students)
Charles Koch Foundation Dissertation Grants and Postdoc Fellowships (G)
Christianson Grant (For working abroad) (Seniors+)
Congressional Hunger Center Fellows & Scholarships (Seniors)
Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs (Seniors)
Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship (Seniors)
Davis-Putter Scholarship (Undergraduate or graduate students)
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics (Juniors or seniors)
*Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Fund for American Studies DC Internships
Gates Cambridge Scholarship (Cambridge, U.K.) (Seniors+)
Glamour Top 10 College Women (Junior women)
*Harry S. Truman Scholarships (Juniors only)
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowships (Seniors)
Humane Studies Fellowships (Juniors, seniors, and graduate students)
Humanity in Action (ugrads & recent grads)
Humbolt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship (G)
Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowships (G)
Institute for Humane Studies Journalism Internship Program (Undergraduate and graduate students)
James Madison Fellowship (For social studies teaching) (Seniors)
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Fellowships (G)
Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program (Undergraduate and graduate students, age 18-30)
*Mitchell Scholarship (Ireland) (Juniors+)
*Marshall Scholarship (U.K.) (Juniors+)
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program (Sophomores)
New Sector Alliance Fellowship (Seniors+)
North American Language & Culture Assistants in Spain (Juniors and seniors)
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (Political Science) (G)
Olympic Studies Center PhD Research Fellowships (G)
Organization of American States Intern Program (Juniors+)
Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program (Peace Corps alumni)
The Pew Leadership Year (Seniors)
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarship (Undergraduates)
Public Policy and International Affairs Jr. Summer Institute (Juniors)
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship (Graduate, age 23-24)
*Rhodes Scholarship (Oxford, U.K.) (Juniors+)
Rotary World Peace Fellowships (Seniors)
Samuel Huntington Public Service Award (Seniors)
J.W. Saxe Memorial Prize (Public service internship funding)
Sodexo STOP Hunger Fellowship (Undergraduate and graduate students)
State Department Internships (All students)
Teaching Assistant Program in France (Age 20-30)
ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship (Sophomores+)
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships (Sophomore or seniors+)
U.S. Department of State Student Internships (Sophomores+)
White House Fellows Program (All students)
Working Abroad Grant (Seniors+)

*=requires nomination from ONS&F


Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM)

American Chemical Society Scholarship (African American, Hispanic, or American Indian students)
American Council of Independent Laboratoryies Scholarship (ACIL) (Juniors+)
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) (Educational Foundation Military/veterans, working and underrepresented students)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (ASME student members)
American Meteorological Society Atmospheric Science Scholarships (AMS) (freshmen+)
American Nuclear Society (ANS) (ANS student members)
American Psychological Association Minority Fellowships (seniors+ in mental health research)
American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) (ASNE student members)
ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Sophomores+)
ASHRAE Scholarships Ugraduate engineering majors)
AT&T Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Minorities,  women)
Brown & Caldwell Scholarships (Juniors+, environmental engineering)
Chateaubriand STEM Fellowship (Ph.D. students)
CIC Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) (Under-represented students in science)
CT Space Grant (NASA) (Connecticut students)
Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Development Scholarships (Engr)
Department of Homeland Security Scholarship (DHS) (Sophomores+)
DOE Computational Science Grad Fellowship (CSGF) (Seniors+)
DOE Graduate Fellowship Program (SCGF) (Seniors+)
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics (All disciplines) (Junior or seniors)
Environmental Engineering Geologist Scholarships (Varies)
EPA STAR Fellowships (Sophomore or seniors+)
Gates Cambridge Scholarship (Seniors+)
GE/LNESC Scholarships (Hispanic engineering & business sophomores; not currently funded)
GEM Fellowship (Minority engineering & physical sciences)
Glamour Top 10 College Women (Junior women)
*Goldwater Scholarship (Sophomore or juniors)
Hertz Graduate Fellowship (Seniors+)
Horizons: Women in Defense (Juniors+, women)
International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition (Any student)
KAUST Fellowship (Seniors+)
*Marshall Scholarship (All disciplines: U.K.) (Juniors+)
*Mitchell Scholarship (All disciplines: Ireland) (Juniors+)
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (DOE/FE) Summer Program (Freshmen+ Minority & Women)
Microwave Engineering / Medical Applications Fellowship (G)
NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program (Freshmen+)
NASA Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology (MUST) (Freshmen and sophomore minority students)
National Defense Science & Engineering Fellowship (NDSEG) (Seniors+)
NIH Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship (BESIP) (Juniors)
NIH Oxford/Cambridge (Seniors+)
NIH Undergraduate Scholarship (Minority students)
NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program (G)
NOAA/Hollings Undergraduate Scholarships (Juniors in marine or atmospheric science)
NOAA/Nancy Foster Graduate Scholarship (Seniors+ in marine or atmospheric science)
National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) (Seniors+)
NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (Graduate students)
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) (Seniors+)
National Space Club (Juniors+)
NVIDIA Graduate Fellowships (PhD computer science)
Oak Ridge Institute for Science & Education (Research) (Open)
*Rhodes Scholarship (All disciplines: Oxford, U.K.) (Juniors+)
Society for Exploration Geophysicists Foundation (Freshmen+)
Society of Physics Students (SPS) (Student members)
Technical Minority Scholarship Program (Minority students)
Tylenol Scholarship (Health care professions) (Seniors+)
Society of Women Engineers Scholarships (Women engineering students)
SMART Program (DoD) (Freshmen+)
Soros Fellowships for New Americans (All disciplines) (New citizens & children of naturalized citizens)
UAS7 Applied Sciences Study and Internships in Germany (undergraduates)
*Udall Scholarship (Environmentalists) (Sophomores or juniors)
Whitaker Int’n’l Fellows Program (Seniors and graduate students)

Federally funded Fellowships and Internships for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows: https://www.science.gov/internships/graduate.html

Notes

  • *=requires nomination from ONS&F
  • Qualifications for many competitive scholarships include: 3.5+ GPA, evidence of leadership, ambition, engagement in campus & community activities, writing, speaking and critical thinking skills. Some scholarships require research experience.
  • Goldwater candidates MUST have research experience and aspire to a Ph.D. (or M.D./Ph.D.).
  • Soros candidates must be newly naturalized citizens or the child of 2 naturalized parents.
  • SMART program has a DoD service requirement.
  • Undergraduates should also visit the Office of Undergraduate Research for more opportunities for funding your research.
  • Always read eligibility requirements and application instructions thoroughly before submitting your application!

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