National Scholarships that Require a UConn Nomination

Beinecke Scholarship

Basic eligibility: juniors with strong academic records who wish to pursue advanced degrees in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. (Enrolled students must participate in a campus application process.)

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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 must participate in a campus application process.)

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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.)

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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.)

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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.)

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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. Prospective applicants make an appointment with LuAnn Saunders-Kanabay for more information.) More information.

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


Additional Awards

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

Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship (for PKP Members)

USA TODAY All-Academic Team Competition