National Fellowships

Students with excellent academic records should consider applying for a nationality competitive scholarship or fellowship. The fellowships listed here are intensely competitive, but serious applicants reap plentiful rewards from the process. Students with high academic excellence, and evidence of leadership, community service and/ or research experience should seriously consider applying for a fellowship. If this description fits you, review the websites for those scholarships that seem to match your interests and plans and then schedule an appointment with the fellowship coordinator, Donald Palmer, in the Honors College, to talk about preparing an application.

Fulbright Scholarships

The Fulbright Program has sought the "promotion of international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science" since its founding the 1946.

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

The trust awards Gates Cambridge Scholarships, prestigious international scholarships that enable outstanding graduates from outside the UK to study at Cambridge.  The aim of the program is to create a network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others. 

Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program honors Senator Barry Goldwater, who served as a soldier and statesman for 56 years. The purpose of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation is to alleviate a shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.

Javits Fellowship

The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship program honors Senator Javits, long recognized for his support of education and the arts during his 24 years in the U.S. Senate. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, this program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Marshall Scholarship

The Marshall Scholarship funds one or two years of study at a British university in any field and covers university fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States, and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.

Mitchell Scholarship

The Mitchell Scholars program honors former US Senator George Mitchell's contribution to the Northern Ireland Peace process. Sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance, the scholarship supports one year of graduate study in any field at an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland.  Applicants should have a record signifying academic excellence, leadership, and a sustained commitment to service and community.  

Morris Udall Scholarship

The Morris K. Udall Foundation awards scholarships up to $5,000 to students who are committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. 

Truman Scholarship

The Truman is a competitive national fellowship that funds students interested in public service careers.  The foundation reviews over 600 applications for their 60 to 65 awards annually.  Students apply as juniors and are funded for the senior year and two years of graduate school.