National Scholarships that Require a UConn Nomination

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Basic eligibility: seniors and graduate students with strong academic records who wish to pursue postgraduate study or teach English abroad. (Enrolled students do not need nomination, per se, but must participate in a campus application process.)

Learn more.

Goldwater Scholarship
Basic eligibility: for sophomores or juniors majoring in science, engineering, or mathematics; research experience; high-GPA; Ph.D. (or M.D./Ph.D.) aspirations. (Limit 4 nominees per year.)

More information and application for nomination.

Truman Scholarship
Basic eligibility: for juniors with strong records of public service, strong GPA and evidence of leadership to fund graduate work leading to a career in public service. (Limit 4 nominees per year)

More information and application for nomination.

Carnegie Junior Fellows
Basic eligibility: for seniors interested in international affairs; strong academic record, communication skills, research; foreign language proficiency may be required. (Limit 2 nominees per year.)

More information and application for nomination.

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Udall Scholarship
Basic eligibility: for sophomores or juniors who demonstrate a serious commitment to the environment (in any field) OR Native American students dedicated to tribal public policy or Native health care. (Limit 6 nominees per year.)

More information and application for nomination.

National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Scholarship
Basic eligibility: for undergraduates planning to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. (Students do not need nomination, per se, but must participate in a campus application process.)

The NSEP Boren Scholarship process is administered by LuAnn Saunders-Kanabay at ONS&F.

Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award
Basic eligibility: for seniors or recent grads who wish to pursue a graduate degree in the performing arts, visual arts or creative writing; strong academic record; unmet financial need. (Limit 2 nominees per year.)
Deadline for UConn nomination: TBD

UConn Nominating Official: Eva Gorbants (eva.gorbants@uconn.edu), UConn School of Fine Arts.

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Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell and Gates Cambridge Scholarships
For postgraduate study at the University of Oxford (Rhodes), the University of Cambridge (Gates), any institution in the U.K. (Marshall) or Ireland/N. Ireland (Mitchell). Application for nomination in spring; final application in fall.  NB: The Gates Cambridge Scholarship does not require nomination.

Basic eligibility: juniors, seniors, and early alumni; high GPA; evidence of intellectual depth; leadership; involvement. (No limit on nominees.)

More information about Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Gates, and the UConn application for nomination.

At the discretion of the Director, the Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships may also provide endorsement for students applying for:

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics
Glamour Top-Ten College Women
USA TODAY All-Academic Team Competition

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