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.)
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.)
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, plus one additional slot for transfer students who meet nomination criteria.)
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)
Gaither 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.)
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 4 nominees per year, per category.)
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.
Scholarships to Study in the U.K. (Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Churchill, and Gates Cambridge Scholarships)
For postgraduate study at the University of Oxford (Rhodes), the University of Cambridge (Churchill; 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, but students seeking the Churchill or a Marshall Scholarship to Cambridge are encouraged to investigate this opportunity; ONSF staff are available to review applications).
Basic eligibility: juniors, seniors, and early alumni; high GPA; evidence of intellectual depth; leadership; involvement. (2 for Churchill; no limit on nominees for other competitions, although UConn tends to nominate no more than about a half dozen individuals for this pool of awards each year.)
At the discretion of the Director, the Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships may also provide endorsement for students applying for: