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National Fellowships

National and international prestigious scholarships and fellowships; campus application deadlines

The Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs supports student (and, in some cases, recent alumni) applications to a selection of competitive awards (listed below). These awards take the form of scholarships or fellowships and are configured in various ways, depending on the goals of the grantor institution. We have a whole system in place to help you navigate and complete the application process successfully.

Might one of these awards be a good match for you? Take a look at the list of competitive awards (below). Note that these awards are highly competitive and the criteria take into account your record of academic achievement. The application process is often complex and can take up to a year in some cases. You'll want to plan carefully (ideally, beginning in your first two years of study) and consult with our staff throughout the process.

If you decide to pursue an award opportunity, make sure you're clear on how to apply and what specifically is needed for your application. It's likely, for example, that you'll be asked to provide letters of recommendation and a personal essay or two, and that you'll be interviewed as part of the review process.


Rhodes Scholarships
Postgraduate degree at Oxford in any field
Grade Level: Seniors & recent grads
2023 Campus Deadline: August 13


Marshall Scholarships
Postgraduate degree at a UK institute in any field
Grade Level: Seniors & recent grads
2023 Campus Deadline: August 6


Mitchell Scholarship
Postgraduate degree in Ireland or Northern Ireland in any field
Grade Level: Seniors & recent grads
2023 Campus Deadline: August 6


Churchill Scholarship
Postgraduate degree at Cambridge in STEM fields
Grade Level : Seniors & recent grads
2022 Campus Deadline: October 2


Truman Scholarship
Funding for grad degree in field related to public service
Grade Level: Juniors
2023 Campus Deadline: November 5


Beinecke Scholarship
Funding for grad degree in arts, social sciences or humanities
Grade Level: Juniors receiving need-based aid
2024 Campus Deadline: January 7

Boren Awards

Boren Fellowships - Graduate
Study language in countries vital to U.S. interests
Grade Level : Recent graduates
2024 Campus Deadline: January 7


Udall Scholarships
Funding for academic expenses; service toward Native American nations or the environment
Grade Level: Sophomores & Juniors
2024 Request an application deadline: January 21
Campus Deadline for 2024: February 4


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Funding for study or Intern abroad
Grade Level: Undergrads receiving Federal Pell Grants
Application opens: August
Application deadline: Early Oct. (spring & early summer program); Early March (summer & fall program)