Scholarships

We’ve collected some of the nationally competitive scholarship opportunities that may appeal to you.

See the list below and evaluate the scholarships that would work best for you.

Seniors, Alumni, and Graduate Students

What is the Boren Fellowship?

The purpose of the Boren Fellowship is to provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East (the Boren may not be used to fund study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand). Students design their own study plans, which must include a significant language-learning component, and can also include other coursework, research, internships, or any combination of these.

Who is eligible for the Boren Fellowship?

1. U.S. Citizen
2. Currently matriculated in or applying to a U.S. graduate degree program
3. Planning an overseas program in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand
4. Planning to study in a country of which they are not a citizen
5. Matriculated for the duration of their Boren Awards-funded program in a graduate degree program located within the U.S. and accredited by a body recognized by the
U.S. Department of Education

Note that Boren Fellows are obligated to work for the federal government in some capacity for one year after they graduate.

Who is competitive for the Boren Fellowship?

The Boren Fellowship gives preference to those who demonstrate a commitment to government service, fall within the preferred fields of study, wish to study a preferred language in a preferred country, and plan to study abroad for more than six months. (Preferences are listed on www.borenawards.org). Fellowships for 3-6 months of study overseas are usually available only to STEM students. It is essential that applicants offer a clear explanation of how their plan is relevant to U.S. national security (broadly defined), demonstrate a serious commitment to foreign language study, propose a study abroad plan that is feasible and of high quality, and be capable of cultural adaptability, flexibility, and maturity. National security includes not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, such as sustainable development, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

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What is the Churchill Scholarship?

The Churchill Scholarship is designed to support students with outstanding potential in math, science, or engineering for a one-year graduate degree at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge. The award includes full tuition and fees, a travel allowance, and a living allowance. 

Who is eligible for the Churchill Scholarship?

Churchill Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria by the time they would begin study at Cambridge:

1. U.S. Citizen
2. Graduating senior or recent graduate between the ages of 19 and 26
3. Holds a bachelor’s degree
4. Does not hold a doctorate
5. Applying to study for an MPhil or a Master of Advanced Study at Churchill College, University ofCambridge (a list of eligible fields is available at churchillscholarship.org)

Who is competitive for the Churchill Scholarship?

In general, successful applicants will have demonstrated exceptional academic talent and outstanding achievement as indicated by course grades (recent Churchill applicants have had an average GPA of 3.95). Successful applicants also will have shown a capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in their fields by pursuing original, creative work at an advanced level. This is usually demonstrated through research experience or extensive independent study. Finally, successful applicants will usually have “jagged edges,” meaning that they will display talents in non-academic pursuits, like music, athletics, or social service.

What is the application process for the Churchill Scholarship?

Applicants must apply through the ONCS. The application consists of the following:

  1. Application form
  2. Proposed Program of Study essay that makes a case for the program being chosen based on previous research and study and describes in detail what one hopes to accomplish during the year in the program (no more than 1 page)
  3. Personal Statement that sketches a picture of who you are and who you want to be (no more than 2pages)
  4. Four letters of reference
  5. Letter of interest or commitment from a director of a lab at Cambridge, if available and if relevant
  6. Transcripts

Note that the application to Churchill College, University of Cambridge, is submitted separately.

A campus nomination committee reviews all of the UA applications and selects two UA nominees. The nominees’ applications are forwarded to the Churchill Scholarship Foundation. Out of roughly 90 nominees, they choose 20-25 finalists, who are interviewed over the telephone. Of these finalists, roughly 15 are offered Churchill Scholarships.

What is the timeline for the Churchill Scholarship?

  1. Early October – UA application deadline
  2. Mid-October – Deadline to submit application to University of Cambridge
  3. Mid-October – 2 UA nominees selected; feedback given to nominees for revisions
  4. Late October/Early November – Churchill online application deadline
  5. Mid-January – Finalist interviews and Scholars announced

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What is the Fulbright Program for U.S. Students?

The Fulbright Program awards grants to support study, research, or English teaching abroad in more than 130 countries. The Fulbright was created in 1946 by the U.S. Congress to foster mutual understanding among cultures and nations. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and functions abroad in cooperation with Fulbright Commissions and Foundations, along with U.S. embassies. Typically, Fulbright grant winners receive enough funding to support a full academic year in one country. Many Fulbright applicants propose self-designed study or research projects, but there are other opportunities available through the Program, including participating in already established research projects and serving as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA). Information about the full range of grants is available at: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/types-of-awards

Who is eligible for the Fulbright Program for U.S. Students?

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. U.S. Citizen
2. Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent at the time the grant period would begin, but not a Ph.D.
3. Be in good health
4. Sufficient language proficiency to communicate with people and carry out the proposed project in the host country (this requirement can vary depending on the country to which you are applying)
5. It is preferred that applicants have not lived in the host country for more than six months (study abroad for more than six months is acceptable) 

Who is competitive for the Fulbright Program for U.S. Students?

Successful study/research grant applicants will, first and foremost, propose a compelling and feasible project that requires an academic year in the host country. They will demonstrate the skills necessary to carry out their proposed projects, along with a close affiliation with an institution in the host country that will provide them with any necessary resources. Successful ETA applicants will demonstrate an interest in teaching English and, ideally, some kind of teaching experience. Both study/research grant and ETA applicants will also display an interest in contributing to and benefiting from cultural exchange in the particular host country, and they will suggest specific ways that they can do so when they are not working on their projects (e.g., through specific volunteer activities).

What is the application process for the Fulbright Program for U.S. Students?

The application process for the Fulbright Program is online. Applications include:

  1. Biographical information and proposal abstract
  2. Statement of Grant Purpose that discusses what you plan to do during your year abroad (two-page maximum for most types of grants; one page for ETA applicants)
  3. Personal Statement that discusses applicant’s personal and intellectual development, and a personal interest in the host country (one page for all applicants)
  4. Letter of Affiliation/Endorsement from potential host country indicating institutional support for applicant’s project (only for study/research grant applicants)
  5. Language Self-Evaluation and Foreign Language Evaluation, which should be completed if you have any background in the host country’s language(s) and/or if it is required by the host country. The Foreign Language Evaluation should be completed by a language instructor, who will upload the evaluation into the application him/herself.
  6. Three letters of reference. Ideally, these should be completed by individuals who can speak to the applicant’s ability to carry out the proposed project successfully. Recommenders will upload their letters into the application themselves. Note that ETA applicants’ three recommenders will be asked to complete reference forms online tailored to the ETA; ETA recommenders do not write letters that they upload.
  7. Transcripts from all institutions attended. You scan and upload these into the online application.

Be sure to preview the application regularly to ensure that all answers fit within character limits and that all documents have been successfully uploaded.

Applicants should officially submit their applications by the first UA campus deadline. The ONCS can then access the applications in the online system for the interview process. After the interviews, during which feedback will be given, applications will be released back to applicants for final revisions. The applications must be re-submitted by the second UA deadline. Application success rates vary depending on country and type of grant. 

What is the timeline for the Fulbright Program for U.S. Students?

  1. Late March/Early April – Applications available online
  2. Early September – UA campus deadline
  3. Mid-September – UA on-campus interviews
  4. Early October – Recommended submission deadline for students applying through the UA (normally 36 hours in advance of the final national deadline)
  5. Early/Mid-October – Final national deadline
  6. January – Notification of semi-finalist status
  7. March-May – Notification of selection

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What is the Gates Cambridge Scholarship?

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, provides full tuition and a stipend for a postgraduate degree at the University of Cambridge in any subject. The aim of the award is to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.  

Who is eligible for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship?

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. Non-UK citizen
2. Applying to the University of Cambridge for a three-year research-only degree (PhD); one year postgraduate course (MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA, etc.); or two year research-only degree (MSc or MLitt), in any subject.

Who is competitive for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship?

Successful applicants will make the case that there is a good match between the applicant’s qualifications and aspirations and a specific program at Cambridge. Also, Gates Cambridge Scholars have GPAs ranging from 3.7 to 4.0, with an average of 3.92. Successful applicants will also demonstrate a strong aptitude for research, analysis, and a creative approach to defining and solving problems that will enable them to make significant contributions to their disciplines at Cambridge. Finally, applicants will have demonstrated some capacity for leadership and a commitment to improving the lives of others. Information about past Gates Scholars can be found at http://www.gatesscholar.org/our-scholars/directory/

What is the application process for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship?

Application for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship is made by submitting an additional personal statement (500-word), non-academic reference, and up to date CV as part of the standard University of Cambridge graduate application. Cambridge features rolling admissions, so it is in your best interest to submit your application as early as possible.For more information on the University of Cambridge application, see https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/. Also, recommenders will only have 14 days after you have submitted your application to submit their references, so be sure that they are ready when you submit. Finally, be sure that you carefully read the requirements for your proposed graduate program – some require additional material, like writing samples. For the US Gates Scholarship competition, there are typically around 750 applicants, 100 of whom are invited to interview, with 40 being given awards. For the international competition, there are typically 2000 applicants, 120 of whom are invited to interview,  with 50 being given awards. UA students have won Gates Scholarships in 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2018.

What is the timeline for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship?

  1. Early September – Cambridge application available online
  2. Mid-October – Cambridge application deadline for those who want to be considered for the Gates Cambridge and other funding opportunities
  3. Late December – Shortlisted candidates invited to interview
  4. Early February – Interviews (in person, by phone, or by Skype)
  5. Early February – Scholarships offered

Note that this timeline only applies to US citizens normally resident in the US. Citizens of all other countries and US citizens normally resident outside the US have an initial deadline in early December, interviews in late March, and offers in early April.

Next Steps

Visit https://www.gatescambridge.org/apply/how-to-apply/ to learn more about your next steps.

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What is the James C. Gaither Junior Fellowship?

The purpose of the James C. Gaither Junior Fellowship is to provide approximately 14 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. The Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates. They have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists, and government officials. Junior Fellowships are paid, full-time, one-year positions that pay a gross salary of $3,750 per month for 12 months, with benefits.

Who is eligible for the James C. Gaither Junior Fellowship?

Junior Fellowship applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. U.S. citizen or attending a university located in the United States. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for a full twelve months from August 1 through July 31 following graduation. Students on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the United States for the full year (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the program.
2. Graduating senior or graduated during the last academic year; has not begun graduate study (unless enrolled in joint bachelor’s/master’s program).
3. Interest in one of the Endowment’s programs, which are detailed on the above website.

Who is competitive for the James C. Gaither Junior Fellowship?

Successful applicants will, first of all, meet the preferences listed in point three above. Successful applicants will also have a high-quality written essay, academic study and/or work experiences that are related to their proposed fellowship program, strong grades, and excellent recommendations that speak directly to their ability to excel as a junior fellow research assistant and in the field of foreign affairs generally. A campus nomination committee will review all of the UArizona applications and select up to two UArizona nominees.

What is the timeline for the CEIP Jr. Fellowship?

  1. Mid-October – Application material available
  2. Early December – Campus application deadline
  3. December – 2 UA nominees selected; feedback given to nominees for revisions
  4. Mid-January – Final Deadline
  5. Late February through early March – Finalists notified and interviewed
  6. Late March – Junior Fellows announced

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What is the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program?

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program provides full funding for up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford University, including the DMA, JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as joint- and dual-degrees. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program is aiming to cultivate a cohort of graduate students who demonstrate exceptional skills in independent thinking, purposeful leadership, and possess a civic mindset. This award is open to students across disciplines, seeking to complete any graduate program at Stanford University. 

Who is eligible for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program?

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicants with any citizenship status are welcome to apply.
  2. Hold at least a U.S. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent at the time the grant period would begin.
  3. Applicants must be applying to enroll in any full-time graduate degree program at Stanford.
  4. Be either in your final year of study for your first bachelor’s degree or if you are applying within five years of earning your first bachelor’s degree.
  5. Applicants must also complete the entire application process for your graduate degree program – including any standardized test that your graduate degree program requires. 

Who is competitive for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program?

Selected scholars will demonstrate extraordinary skill in independent thinking, i.e. seeking out knowledge and new experiences, as well as an abundance of original ideas. Additionally successful applicants will have exceptional leadership skills, exemplified through one’s personal ambition, drive, and self-awareness. Finally Knight-Hennessy Scholars possess a civic mindset that is reflected through a sense of inclusivity, concern for others, a humble (low ego) personality and general kindness towards others.   

What is the application process for Knight-Hennessy Scholars?

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars application is composed of two separate applications that must both be completed in order to be considered for a Knight-Hennessy Scholarship. Applicants must complete both a Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program application and a complete, full application for the applicants desired degree program. Application information and required forms can be found online. 

Application One: Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program:
  1. Background Information
  2. One page resume
  3. Transcripts
  4. Standardized Test Scores
  5. Two Recommendation Letters
  6. Short Answer Responses
  7. Two essays, 600-word limit
  8. Video statement – This is by invitation only. This video should act as a supplement to an in-person interview with the scholarship review committee. Videos can be no longer than two minutes long.
  9. In person assessment – this is by invitation only. If you are selected among the 150-175 applicants after your initial submission, you will be invited to an Immersion Weekend in February. This experience is provided for applicants at the expense of Stanford in an effort to better get to know applicants before they are selected.
Application Two:

The application components for the second part of the application will vary based on the graduate program you are applying to at Stanford University. It is crucial that applicants understand the necessity to apply to both the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program as well as their desire graduate program. Deadlines for each graduate program vary.  

What is the timeline for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

  • Early May – Applications available online
  • Mid-October – Submit your Knight-Hennessy Scholars application by 1:00 pm Pacific Time
  • Autumn – Apply to your Stanford graduate program. Graduate application deadlines vary; check with your home graduate program for more information.
  • January – Applicants are invited on a rolling basis throughout January to submit their video statement.
  • January – Applicants are notified if they have been invited to Immersion Weekend or not selected as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar
  • February – 150-175 finalists invited to Immersion Weekend
  • March – Finalists are notified whether or not they have been selected for the year’s cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars

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What is the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans?

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a $90,000 merit-based fellowship exclusively for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. The program draws more than 2,200 applications annually for just 30 fellowships.

Who is eligible for the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship?

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program uses three primary criteria for selection of Fellows:

  1. Qualify as a New American as defined by the Fellowship. Please visit the website for details
  2. All applicants must be 30 years of age or younger
  3. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree
    a. Applicants can apply to the fellowship program as they apply for graduate programs or if they are already in a graduate program.
    b. Ineligible graduate programs: Executive graduate programs, joint bachelors/master's programs in which both degrees are awarded simultaneously, certificate programs, post-baccalaureate programs, graduate programs that are not in the United States, and graduate programs that are not fully accredited.

Who is competitive for the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship?

The rigorous selection process is focused on identifying the most promising New Americans who are poised to make significant contributions to the nation through their work. In addition, the selection team looks for a commitment to the United States’ fundamental principles and ideals. The Fellows can study in any degree-granting program in any field at any university in the United States. Selection is based on merit –the specific selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative and sustained accomplishment. Neither financial need nor distributive considerations are taken into account in the selection process. Each Fellows attends two weekend conferences of Fellows. The great majority continue to be involved with the program through regional dinners, service in the selection process for later classes, and through the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows Association.

We always look at applicants holistically and have never had a preferred GPA or test score range. That’s because we know, with or without a pandemic, that our applicants may be facing, or have faced, major challenges or structural inequities that prevent them from getting the grades and scores they want. We’re interested in applicants who do the most with what they have, challenge themselves, and work hard to overcome obstacles.

What is the application process for the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans?

The application consists of the following:

  1. A confirmation of your eligibility
  2. Your personal and contact information
  3. Your higher-education history
  4. The graduate program[s] for which you seek support
  5. Recommendations (3 required, up to 5 accepted)
  6. Required submissions: Resume, two essays, transcripts (college, graduate), scores of standardized tests (if they are or were required for admission to your graduate program)
  7. Optional exhibits
Essay One-maximum length 1000 words

Tell us about your experiences as a New American. Whether as an immigrant yourself, or as a child of immigrants, how have your experiences as a New American informed and shaped who you are and your accomplishments? Feel free to discuss how individual people (such as family or teachers), institutions, aspects of law, culture, society or American governance made an impact on your life as an immigrant or child of immigrants. The program is interested in understanding the context of your personal, professional, and academic accomplishments.

Essay Two–maximum length 1000 words

Tell us about your current and near-term career-related activities and goals, as well as why you decided to pursue the specific graduate program(s) and school(s) that you have. How do you see your current work and study informing your early career goals? If you have not been accepted into a program yet, please tell us about why you selected the programs to which you are applying.

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What is the USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program?

The Payne Fellowship targets those interested in careers in Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Payne Fellowship provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people’s compassion and support of human dignity. Ideal candidates will be interested in careers that work towards creating change in major global challenges such as poverty, hunger, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism. Upon successful completion of the Payne Program and USAID entry requirements, Fellows receive an appointment to the USAID Foreign Service, with a required five years of service. 

Who is eligible for the Payne Fellowship?

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. U.S. citizen
  2. Must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall for a two-year program at U.S. university. Applicants may be in the senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June, or they can be college graduates. 
  3. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. 

Applicants are not required to be Howard University students or applying to Howard for graduate school. 

What is the application process for the Payne Fellowship?

The application process for the Payne Fellowship is online. Applications include:

  1. Background Information (name, contact information, international travel)
  2. A personal statement (in 600 words or less) that discusses the applicant’s reasons for applying, interest in foreign affairs, commitment to pursue a USAID Foreign Service career and any relevant experience or information. 
  3. A statement (in 400 words or less) from the applicant that discusses his/her need for financial assistance to attend graduate school, including an explanation of:
            a. The financial assistance received during undergraduate studies
            b. Overall education-related debt
            c. Ability/plans to pay for graduate school independently
  4. Two letters of recommendation
            a. One from a faculty member who is well acquainted with the individual
            b. One from a community leader or other individual who can comment on the applicant’s non-academic accomplishments and his/her potential to serve as a USAIS Foreign Service Officer
    *Note: In the online application, applicants will identify recommenders, who will be contacted by the program and asked to submit letters electronically.
  5. Proof of U.S. citizenship with a copy of: (choose one)
            a. Birth certificate 
            b. Certificate of U.S. citizenship
            c. U.S. passport
    *Note: This should be uploaded in an easy to read PDF format. Applicants are required to bring originals to the interview, if selected as a finalist.
  6. Student Aid Report (SAR) generated from the FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form, in PDF format. If an applicant received financial aid during the most recent academic year, they are required to submit the SAR form. If an applicant did not receive financial aid during the most recent academic year, they must complete the FASFA to generate an SAR for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  7. Official Financial Aid Statement from your senior year, if you received financial aid.
  8. Official transcripts for ALL colleges and universities the applicant has attended for credit.

Please note that all documents must be in PDF format when submitting them to your application. Other file formats may not be accepted

What is the timeline for the Payne Fellowship  

  1. Mid-October – Applications deadline
  2. December – Finalists are selected and brought in for interviews in January
  3. Late January – Fellows are selected and announced

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What is the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship? 

The Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship is a U.S. Department of State program administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people, based on financial need, who represent ethnic, gender, social and geographic diversity and have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The Pickering Fellowship is a two-year program that enrolls students in graduate school to work towards a master’s degree throughout the fellowship period. Throughout your fellowship, students will work two internships, the first in the U.S. state department and the second abroad. Fellows will receive personalized mentoring and professional development throughout the fellowship. Upon successful completion of the fellowship, fellows have the opportunity to work as Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Department of State, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, serving in Washington, DC, or at U.S. embassy, consulate, or diplomatic mission around the globe.

Who is eligible for the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship?

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. U.S. citizen
  2. Seek admission to a two-year, full-time, on-campus, master’s degree program at a U.S. –based graduate institution to begin in the fall in an academic field in an academic field relevant to the work of the Foreign Service (public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology or foreign languages).
  3. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Graduate Studies

Fellows must obtain graduate degrees in international affairs or a related subject such as public administration, public policy, international relations, business administration, economics, history, political science, communications, or foreign languages at a graduate school approved by the Pickering Program. Law degrees do not satisfy this requirement. The Pickering Program awards 30 fellowships for a two-year period for tuition, room, board, books, mandatory fees and an academic year stipend of $18,000. 

What is the application process for the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship?

The application process for the Pickering Fellowship is online. Applications include:

  1. Personal background information.
  2. A Personal statement (600 words or less) that discusses the applicants’ reasons for applying, interest in international affairs, commitment to pursue a career in the Foreign Service of the Department of State, and any relevant experience or information.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can explain why you are uniquely qualified for the fellowship.
  4. A statement of financial need (400 words or less) that discusses the applicant’s need for financial assistance to graduate school, including an explanation of financial assistance received during undergraduate studies.
  5. Official financial aid award letter from the applicant’s last year of undergraduate studies. (See Pickering website for specific information).
  6. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) for the academic year.
  7. Proof of U.S. citizenship
  8. Transcripts from all colleges and universities the applicant has attended for credit.
  9. A copy of GRE/GMAT scores report sent to the student (optional)

What is the timeline for the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship?

  • Mid-September – application closes
  • November – finalists notified
  • December – Interviews; candidates selected for final consideration will be invited to Washington, DC for interviews and a written exercise.
  • December – Fellows selected and announced

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What is the Marshall Scholarship?

The purpose of the Marshall Scholarship, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the British government, is to finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. The award covers university fees, cost of living expenses, an annual book grant, a thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, travel to and from the US, and, if needed, funds to support a dependent spouse. Typically, the Marshall Scholarship lasts for two years, but a limited number of one-year scholarships are awarded. (Applicants can apply for the one-year Marshall or the two-year Marshall, but not both.) Also, a third-year extension is available for the two-year Marshall in certain cases. Note that the Marshall Scholarship does not fund second undergraduate degrees, the MBA, the MSc/MFE in Financial Economics, the MSc in Global Health Science, the MPP at the University of Oxford, professional degrees, or degrees that require extended periods away from the university or the UK. 

Who is eligible for the Marshall Scholarship?

Marshall Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. U.S. citizen
  2. Hold a first degree from a four-year college or university in the US by the time the Scholarship would begin. The degree must have been awarded no
    later than the April of two years prior to the application year (ex. if one is applying in 2018, the first degree must be awarded between April 2016 and
    August 2019). 
  3. Minimum GPA of 3.7.
  4. Not have studied for or hold a degree from a British University.  

Who is competitive for the Marshall Scholarship?

The key criteria are academic merit, leadership potential, and ambassadorial potential. These criteria are equally weighted. Academic merit includes quality of program of study, knowledge of proposed courses and supervisors, evidence of strong and relevant academic background, and quality and breadth of recommendations. Leadership potential includes ability to deliver results, strength of purpose, creativity, and self-awareness. Ambassadorial potential includes knowledge of US/UK relations, evidence of transferable extra-curricular activities, interpersonal skills and ability to engage with others, and self-confidence and ability to seize opportunities. The applicant should be sure that his/her application demonstrates all of these things in exceptional ways.

Marshall Scholarship applicants do not have to apply to a UK institution separately

Campus Endorsement Process and Next Steps

A campus committee will review all of the UA applications and decide whom to endorse. Only endorsed applicants can move forward. They will receive feedback on their applications and have the chance to revise them prior to the final deadline. Finalists are selected by early November, and they are invited to interview in the second week of November.

What is the Timeline for the Marshall Scholarship

  • Summer – Application available online
  • Late August – UA application deadline
  • Early September – UA interviews, nominations, and feedback
  • Late October/Early November – Finalists notified
  • Mid-November – Finalist interviews
  • Mid-November – Marshall Scholars notified

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What is the Mitchell Scholarship? 

The purpose of the Mitchell Scholarship, sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance, is to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to Ireland. Mitchell Scholarships provide tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend for one year (and only one year) of postgraduate study in any discipline in Ireland or Northern Ireland. No allowances are made for spouses or dependents.

Who is eligible for the Mitchell Scholarship?

Mitchell Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. U.S. citizen
  2. Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university before the Scholarship begins.
  3. Be at least 18 years of age, but not yet 30, by September 30 of the application year.

Who is competitive for the Mitchell Scholarship?

Successful applicants will provide persuasive, documented evidence of significant achievement in three areas: scholarship, leadership, and commitment to community and public service. All are given equal weight. Membership or participation in a long resume of extracurricular activities is less convincing than demonstrating a significant, tangible impact on a candidate’s community or school. The personal essay is the central component of the Mitchell application, so producing an excellent essay is crucial, which means in part having strong justifications for studying in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Profiles of past Mitchell Scholars can be found at the Mitchell website

Mitchell Scholarship applicants do not have to apply to an Irish institution separately. The UA runs an internal nomination process, which involves interviews with a campus committee; all applicants will not necessarily receive institutional endorsements to move forward to the national competition. At the national level, out of around 300 applicants, 30 semifinalists are selected for interviews. Then, by early November, 20 finalists are invited to interview in Washington, D.C., typically during the weekend before Thanksgiving. Finalists will be asked to provide hard copies of their applications, including official transcripts. They must commit to accepting an offer before attending the interview. Immediately after the interviews, about 12 Mitchell Scholars are selected. (Note that Rhodes and Mitchell interviews occur on the same weekend, so applicants who receive interview invitations for both must choose.) The UA had a Mitchell Scholar in 2012.

What is the timeline for the Mitchell Scholarship?

  1. Mid-April – Application available online
  2. Late August –  UA campus deadline
  3. Early September – UA interviews, nominations, and feedback
  4. Late September – Final application deadline
  5. Early October – Short video interview deadline.
  6. Late October – Semifinalist interviews 
  7. Early November – Finalists notified
  8. Late November – Finalist interviews and Mitchell Scholars selected

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What is the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program?  

Administered by Howard University, the Rangel program is a U.S. State Department program with the goal of preparing outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the United States Department of State. The Rangel program encourages students from minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women and those with financial need to apply. Rangel fellows are interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy.

Who is eligible for the Rangel Program for U.S. Students?

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. U.S. citizen
  2. Must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall for a two-year program at a U.S. university in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service.
  3. Can be in their senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June, or they can be college graduates.
  4. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. 

Graduate Fellowship Program Elements

The Rangel Program plans to award 45 fellowship for a two year period for tuition, room and board, books and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees. In mid-May, Fellows participate in an orientation at Howard University to meet other Fellows and develop skills for Foreign Service careers. Fellows will additionally take part in two summer internships during their time as Fellows, the first working on international issues for Members of Congress in Washington, DC the summer after being selected and before the first year of graduate study. The second internship will take place during the summer between the first and second years of study, at an overseas U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Fellows will receive mentoring form a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship. Fellows must obtain graduate degrees in a relevant field or relevant fields. Successful Fellows, upon completion of the Rangel Program, will receive appointments in the State Department Foreign Service in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy.

What is the application process for the Rangel Program? 

The application process is online. Applications include:

  1. Background information
  2. A personal statement (600 words or less)
  3. A statement from the applicant describing financial need (400 words or less)
  4. Two letters of recommendation – one from a faculty member, one from a community leader or other individual who can comment on the applicant’s non-academic accomplishments and their potential
  5. Proof of U.S. citizenship
  6. Student Aid Report (SAR) generated from the FAFSA school year
  7. Transcripts from all institutions attended. You scan and upload these into the online application

What is the timeline for the Rangel Program? 

  1. Late September – Application deadline
  2. Late October – Rangel selection panel chooses approx. 60 finalists
  3. Early November – Fellows for a given cycle are selected and announced

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What is the Rhodes Scholarship?  

The purpose of the Rhodes Scholarship, funded by the Rhodes Trust and in operation since 1904, is to provide full financial support for young Americans to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford. This support includes full tuition and fees plus an annual stipend. Additional funding is not available for spouses and dependents. The Rhodes Scholarship is tenable for two years, though it can be extended for a third year for students pursuing doctorates in certain cases. In rare cases, the Scholarship can be extended for a fourth year, though only tuition and fees are covered during this year.

Who is eligible for the Rhodes Scholarship (U.S. Competition)?

Rhodes Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. U.S. citizen or permanent resident (including active DACA status)
  2. At least 18 but not yet 24 by October 1 of the year of application
  3. Hold a bachelor’s degree before October 1 of the year that the scholarship would begin
  4. Demonstrable academic achievement, including a GPA of 3.7 or higher

Who is competitive for the Rhodes Scholarship?

Successful applicants will demonstrate the qualities established by Cecil Rhodes when he endowed the Rhodes Scholarship: proven intellectual and academic achievement, integrity of character, interest in and respect for their fellow beings, the ability to lead, and the energy to use their talents to the full. Traditionally, the last quality has been indicated by success in sports, though this is not essential – there are other ways to demonstrate physical vigor. Overall, the Committees of Selection will be looking for a blend of character with intellect and a record of extraordinary achievements. Visit http://www.rhodesscholar.org/winners/ to read profiles of past winners.

Rhodes Scholarship applicants do not have to apply to the University of Oxford separately 

Applicants apply to one of 16 regions, choosing either the region including their state of residence or their university’s state. The UA runs an internal nomination process involving interviews; not all students will necessarily receive institutional endorsements. Endorsed applications will be sent forward to the regional competitions. Each region selects finalists by early November, who are invited to interview in their regions, typically over the weekend before Thanksgiving. At the conclusion of the weekend, each region selects two Rhodes Scholars, for a total of 32 Rhodes Scholars annually. The UA had its last Rhodes Scholar in 2019. 

What is the timeline for the Rhodes Scholarship? 

  1. July– Application available online
  2. Late August – UA application deadline (hard copies of the entire application, including recommendation letters and unofficial transcripts, must be delivered to the ONCS by this date)
  3. Early September – UA interviews, nominations, and feedback
  4. Early October – Final application deadline
  5. Early November – Finalists notified
  6. Late November – Finalist interviews and Rhodes Scholars notified

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What is the Samvid Scholars Program? 

The Samvid Scholars program provides up to $50K for tuition and fees for two years of study in an eligible graduate program (MD, MBA, JD, MPP/MPA, MPH, MS/MA in the social sciences or STEM) in the US. The goal is to empower future leaders and changemakers through leadership development programming and community-building events. While Scholars’ graduate programs span disciplines and institutions, they are united by their track record of, and ongoing commitment to, driving transformative change for society. In addition to funding, Scholars participate in a yearly three-day summer conference, a bi-monthly virtual small group discussion, a service project, and other virtual events.  

Who is eligible for the Samvid Scholars Program? 

  1. US Citizen or DACA Recipient
  2. Applying to a full-time graduate program or 2 years or longer at a university in the US
    a. Eligible programs include the following: MD, MBA, JD, MPP/MPA, MPH, MS/MA in the social sciences or STEM 
  3. Be a first-year graduate student for the upcoming academic year
  4. Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5
  5. Maintain good academic standing in order to remain eligible for the second year of the scholarship

Who is Competitive for the Samvid Scholars Program?

Candidates will be evaluated based on their:

  1. Academic excellence: You have an excellent academic record, reflecting your critical thinking ability, your drive, and your interest in your academic field.
     
  2. Leadership: You have an outstanding track record of leading efforts that deliver results. When you see problems, you not only seek to understand them, but you also take action to drive change. You also have a leader’s mindset: you are optimistic, self-reliant, and strive to learn from and inspire those with whom you work.
     
  3. Service focus: You are committed to driving change for society through your leadership; you are focused on the impact of your achievements principally on others

  4. Determination: You have worked steadfastly over the long term to make impact on the issues and/or communities which matter to you, even in the face of setbacks

Who is Competitive for the Samvid Scholars Program?

Applicants are encouraged to reach out to the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships throughout the application process but are not required to in order to apply.

  1. Personal Information
  2. Academic Information
  3. Transcripts
  4. Standardized Test Scores if required by the graduate program you are applying to (Ex: MCAT, LSAT, ect)
  5. Information about planned graduate study
  6. Short Essays
  7. Letters of Recommendation (2)
  8. Finalists will be contacted for a virtual interview with the scholarship
    selection committee

Who is Competitive for the Samvid Scholars Program?

Applicants are encouraged to reach out to the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships throughout the application process but are not required to in order to apply.

What is the timeline for the Samvid Scholarship?

  1. Mid-February: Applications available online
  2. Early April: Final Application Deadline
  3. Early/Mid-May: Samvid Finalists Selected and Notified if they will receive
    an interview

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What is the Schwarzman Scholars Program? 

The purpose of the Schwarzman Scholars program is to provide students with a greater knowledge of China through experience in a one-year Global Affairs Master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The Schwarzman foundation believes in the condition of success for future leaders to be contingent upon one’s understanding of China’s role in global trends.  

Who is eligible to become a Schwarzman Scholar?

Schwarzman Scholars applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must have or be in the process of obtaining an undergraduate degree and be on track to complete all degree requirements before August 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year. 
  2. Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years as of August 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year. 
  3. English Language Proficiency: Applicants must demonstrate strong English skills (all teaching will be in English). If English is not the applicant’s native language the scores from a proficiency test must be submitted at the time of application, unless the applicant has attended an undergraduate institution where the primary language of instruction was English for at least two years of the applicant’s academic program.
          a. This requirement will also be waived for applicants who have studied in English for two or more years at a Master’s degree level or higher. See the Schwarzman Scholars website for further information on acceptable proficiency exams. 

Who is competitive for the Schwarzman Scholars Program?

Candidates are selected on the basis on an evaluation of their academic capacity and intellect, as well as leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirits, ability to anticipate and act on emerging trends and opportunities, exemplary character and desire to understand other cultures, perspectives and positions. All qualified candidates will have successfully completed their undergraduate degrees prior to enrollment and must be proficient in English

Applicants applying through the University of Arizona will submit to a campus committee prior to submitting to the final national deadline. 

What is the timeline for the Schwarzman Scholars Program? 

  1. April – Application material available
  2. Late August – Campus deadline
  3. Late September – Final national deadline
  4. October/November - Candidate Interviews 
  5. December – Applicant selections are confirmed

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What is the Voyager Scholarship? 

The Voyager Scholarship, administered by the Obama Foundation, helps students pursuing careers in public service by providing access to travel and education. Scholars receive up to $50,000 in financial aid over two years and $10,000 to pursue a summer work-travel experience between their junior and senior year. Scholars also receive a 10-year travel stipend of $2,000 every year, are invited to summit each Fall, get access to a network of leaders, and will join the Obama Foundation’s global community after graduating.

Who is eligible for the Voyager Scholarship

  1. Plan to enroll full-time in their junior year of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States in the Fall. Eligible students are:

    a. Finishing sophomore year in the Spring the year they apply. Applicants should be considered “juniors” based on the total number of earned credits at their institution by the following Fall.
    b. Or transferring from a two-year to a four-year college for their junior academic year.

  2. Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent.

  3. Have demonstrated a commitment to public service.

  4. Plan to pursue a career in public service upon graduation.

  5. Be a United States (US) citizen, US permanent resident (holder of a Permanent Resident Card), or an individual granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA).

  6. Demonstrate financial aid.

Who is Competitive for the Voyager Scholarship 

Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to public service through their studies and activities and plan to pursue a career in public service. Preference may be given to applicants with no or limited prior engagement with other leadership programs in their undergraduate experience. Applicants must demonstrate financial need to be considered for the program.

What can applicants expect in the application? 

Voyagers are selected on the basis of academic performance; current and past public service experiences; work experience; school and community activities; access to other leadership development programs; a video answer submission; and essay submissions focused on a vision for their public service path; their approach to working with others to bring this vision to life; and the ways in which this program can help them accomplish these goals. All applicants must demonstrate financial need to be considered.

What is the application process for the Voyager Scholarship 

Applicants are encouraged to reach out to the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships throughout the application process but are not required to in order to apply.

  1. Application Form
  2. Video Answer Submission
  3. Essay Submissions
  4. Transcripts
  5. A copy of pages one and two of the most recently filed 1040 form which is used to complete the financial section of the application.

What is the timeline for the Voyager Scholarship 

  1. Late January: Applications available online
  2. Late March: Final Application Deadline
  3. July: Voyager Scholars Selected and Notified

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What is the Amgen Scholars Program? 

The Amgen Scholars Program provides undergraduate students who are especially interested in biomedical and biotechnology enterprise with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at premier educational institutions across the United States. Students may elect to apply to any of the thirteen institutions that host summer research programs. As Amgen scholars, students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on lab experience, interact and receive guidance from faculty mentors, and participate in scientific seminars, workshops and other networking events.

Who is eligible for the Amgen Scholars Program? 

Amgen Scholars applicants must meet the following criteria (you do not have to be a student in the Honors College to be eligible to apply for this scholarship):

  1. U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents
  2. Enrollment in an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory
  3. Sophomores (with four quarters or three semesters of college experience), juniors, or non-graduating seniors (who are returning in the fall to continue their undergraduate studies)
  4. 3.2 GPA or above

Who is competitive for the Amgen Scholars Program? 

Successful nominees will have an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D., Ph.D. and initiative, creativity, and excellence in their chosen field. They will have stood out in the eyes of faculty members, enough to secure two strong letters of recommendation. Significant research experience is highly recommended, as is strong academic performance.

What is the application process for the AMGEN Scholars Program?

The application process differs between host universities, so be sure to read each university’s application instructions carefully before beginning an application. Some universities require students to develop a research proposal in consultation with a mentor at the host university as part of their application. If this is the case, be sure to start working on this well in advance of the deadline, since this process can take some time. You may locate information about each of the respective host institutions by following this link: http://www.amgenscholars.com/us-program#host-institutions. Students may apply to as many host universities with programs of interest, but each requires a separate application.

What is the timeline for the Amgen Scholars Program?

  1. Application deadlines are determined by Amgen Scholars Program host institutions
  2. The deadlines fall between early-mid-February

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What is the Astronaut Scholarship?

The Astronaut Scholarship, supported by more than 80 astronauts from across the history of the US space program, was created to ensure that the US would maintain its leadership in science and technology by supporting promising students in science and engineering. Each Astronaut Scholar receives $15,000. Qualifying schools, including the UA, can nominate two students each year for this award.

Who is eligible for the Astronaut Scholarship? 

Astronaut Scholarship nominees must meet the following criteria (you do not have to be a student in the Honors College to be eligible to apply for this scholarship): 

  1. U.S. citizens 
  2. Engineering, natural or applied science, or mathematics student who intends to pursue research or advance their field upon completion of their final degree(s)
  3. Sophomore or junior
  4. Excellent grades
  5. Participating in lab and research work in their field

Who is competitive for the Astronaut Scholarship? 

Successful nominees will have demonstrated initiative, creativity, and excellence in their chosen field. They will have stood out in the eyes of faculty members, enough to secure two strong letters of recommendation. Significant research experience is highly recommended, as is strong academic performance.

What is the application process for the Astronaut Scholarship?

You must obtain the application materials from the ONCS. The application material is distributed to a university-wide committee, which will choose the two strongest candidates as the UA nominees. The nominees will receive feedback on their applications, along with further instructions. Typically, one of the two nominees will receive the Astronaut Scholarship. The UA has had Astronaut Scholars every year since 2011.

What is the timeline for the Astronaut Scholarship?

  1. December – Application material available,  nominators should email oncs@arizona.edu for application components
  2. Early-February – Campus application deadline
  3. February – Nominees selected by a campus review committee
  4. Late March/Early May – Final deadline for nominees
  5. Mid-to-late May – Winners notified

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What is the Beinecke Scholarship?

The Beinecke Scholarship seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Each scholar receives $5,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships, and research grants. Scholars are encouraged to begin graduate study as soon as possible following graduation from college, and must utilize all of the funding within five years of completion of undergraduate studies.

Who is eligible for the Beinecke Scholarship?

Beinecke Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Junior (determined by graduation date)
  2. Planning to enter a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences
  3. U.S. citizen or national
  4. Have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during his or her undergraduate years

Who is competitive for the Beinecke Scholarship?

Successful applicants must have academic records that will allow them to attain admission to top graduate programs in their fields. Therefore, successful applicants are likely to have a high GPA, some record of scholarly/creative activity, and three excellent letters of recommendation from professors who can attest to their scholarly potential. Also, successful applicants typically plan to pursue careers as professors at the top institutions in their fields.

What is the application process for the Beinecke Scholarship?

Students can obtain application materials from the Beinecke website (once compiled the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships (ONCS) will submit it on behalf of the applicant). The application consists of the following:

  1. Application Form
  2. Financial Aid Form (completed in consultation with a financial aid officer)
  3. Resume (1-2 pages, ideally)
  4. A personal statement of 1,000 words or less describing your background, interests, plans for graduate study and career aspirations. The statement should include a discussion of some experiences and ideas that have shaped those interests, plans,  and aspiration.
  5. Three letters of recommendation from faculty members that assess your intellectual curiosity, character, and potential for advanced graduate study.
  6. A letter from the dean or administrative officer summarizing the reasons for the nominee’s selection.
  7. Candidates who wish to pursue an MFA degree must submit an artist’s supplement of up to five pages of original work. Candidate may collate selected images or audio files online and links to these sites can instead be provided in the artist’s supplement.
  8. College transcripts (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the UA deadline, though official transcripts will be needed if the applicant is nominated.)

What is the timeline for the Beinecke Scholarship?

  1. October – Application available
  2. Late January – UArizona application deadline
  3. Early February – 1 UArizona nominee selected
  4. Early April – Beinecke Scholars announced

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What is the Boren Scholarship?

The purpose of the Boren Scholarship is to provide up to $25,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East (the Boren may not be used to fund study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand).

Who is eligible for the Boren Scholarship?

Boren Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  1. U.S. citizen 
  2. Currently matriculated in a U.S. undergraduate degree program
  3. Credits from selected study abroad program must transfer to the UArizona

Note: Boren Scholars are obligated to work for the federal government in some capacity for one year after graduation, though this service requirement can be temporarily deferred for graduate school.

Who is competitive for the Boren Scholarship?

The Boren Scholarship gives preference to those who demonstrate a commitment to government service, fall within the preferred fields of study, wish to study a preferred language in a preferred country, and plan to study abroad for more than six months. (Preferences are listed on Boren’s website). Scholarships for an 8-week study abroad program during the summer are available only to STEM students. It is essential that applicants offer a clear explanation of how their plan is relevant to U.S. national security (broadly defined), demonstrate a serious commitment to foreign language study, propose a study abroad plan that is feasible and of high quality, and be capable of cultural adaptability, flexibility, and maturity. National security includes not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, such as sustainable development, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

What is the application process for the Boren Scholarship?

The application is primarily online. Applications consist of the following:

  1. Biographical and educational information (complete online)
  2. Budget plan for time abroad, including travel to and from (complete online)
  3. Essay explaining the significance of your proposed program to U.S. national security (broadly defined) and describing its connection to your past experience and future career goals (800 words).
  4. Essay describing applicant’s preparation for long-term, immersive overseas study, and motivation and commitment to careers in public service (800 words).
  5. Study Plan Summary
  6. 2-3 letters of reference (emailed to ONCS)
  7. Official transcripts (emailed to ONCS)
  8. Language self-assessment (complete online)
  9. Optional language proficiency form
  10. Official one-page, one-sided description of study abroad program with cost information
  11. Campus evaluation form (this form will be produced by the ONCS)

Note: Applications to study abroad programs are submitted separately through the Office of Study Abroad. After the campus application deadline, the ONCS will contact you to schedule an interview with a campus evaluation committee. The interviews will help us to complete the campus evaluation form and offer us an opportunity to provide you with feedback on your application prior to the final deadline.  

What is the timeline for the Boren Scholarship?

  1. August – Application available
  2. Mid-January – campus deadline for applicants requesting campus evaluation/endorsement
  3. Early February – Final deadline for online submission
  4. Late April – Boren Scholars announced 

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What is the Critical Language Scholarship?

Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) provide fully funded, group-based, intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s, and Ph.D. students. Programs currently cover the following languages and levels:

  • Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian,  Portuguese, Russian,  Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu

The program will take place in a country where the target language is spoken. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

Who is eligible for the Critical Language Scholarship?

Critical Language Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  1. U.S. citizen or U.S. national 
  2. At least 18 years old by the May before the program starts
  3. Enrolled in degree-granting program at undergraduate or graduate level at U.S. institution.
  4. If undergraduate, have completed at least one full year of study by the beginning of the
    CLS Program. 
  5. Be at an appropriate level in the target language; some languages do require a background of some language study, while others do not.

Who is competitive for the Critical Language Scholarship?

Award recipients will be selected on the basis of merit with consideration for academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting; ability to adapt to a different cultural environment; diversity; plan for continuation of study of the language; and plan to use the language in future career. Successful applicants will demonstrate a high level of commitment and interest to continue language study after the CLS program and will clearly articulate how the study of the language is linked to future academic or professional goals. They will also display maturity and readiness for a challenging academic and international experience.

What is the application process for the Critical Language Scholarship?

The application consists of the following:

  1. Application form
  2. Unofficial transcripts

What is the timeline for the Critical Language Scholarship?

  1. September – Application available online
  2. Mid-November – Final application deadline
  3. Late January – Applicants notified of status after initial review
  4. Early February – Top applicants reviewed by panel 
  5. Early March – Finalists, alternates and non-recipients will be notified of their statuses by email 

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What is the Gilman Scholarship?

The purpose of the Gilman Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and funded by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, is to provide up to $5,000 to U.S. undergraduate Pell Grant recipients to study abroad. The average award is around $4,000, though the maximum amount for a Summer award is $3,000. Critical Need Language Supplements of $3,000 are also available for Gilman Scholars studying critical need languages (list available at https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/program/program-overview/)

Who is eligible for the Gilman Scholarship?

Gilman Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. U.S. citizen or U.S. national 
  2. Undergraduate student in good standing
  3. Pell Grant recipient or future Pell Grant recipient
  4. Applying to or accepted into a study abroad program of at least four weeks in length in a country that is not on the Department of State’s Travel Warning List. The program must be eligible for credit at applicant’s home institution.

Note: Gilman Scholars are required to perform a service project within six months of their return to the U.S.

Who is competitive for the Gilman Scholarship?

The Gilman Scholarship gives preference to those who have high financial need; plan to study in non-traditional countries (outside of Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand) for longer periods of time; represent diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds; and have disabilities. Successful applicants will use their essays to clearly address the impact that the proposed study abroad program will have on their academic, professional, and personal goals and to develop a compelling service project proposal that will effectively promote international education and the Gilman Scholarship on their home campuses or local communities.

What is the timeline for the Gilman Scholarship?

The Gilman Scholarship has several deadlines throughout the academic year depending on the term or academic year when the student plants to study abroad. 

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What is the Gilman-McCain Scholarship?

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship is a congressionally funded initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and named after the late senator John S. McCain from Arizona. The Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs.

Who is eligible for the Gilman-McCain Scholarship?

To be eligible for a Gilman-McCain Scholarship, an applicant must be:

  1. U.S. citizen or U.S. national
  2. An undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States (including both two-year and four-year institutions).
  3. Dependent of an active duty military member(s) during the time of application in one of the following branches: Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard, including activated (currently on active duty) Reserve Forces, Air National Guard, and Army National Guard, Space Force.
  4. Recipient of any type of Title IV federal financial aid during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving Title IV federal financial aid during their study abroad program or internship.
  5. In the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program or a virtual international program of at least two weeks for community college students and three weeks for students from four-year institutions, eligible for credit from the student’s home institution. Multi-country/area programs are eligible and have no minimum requirement on length of time spent in one country and no maximum requirement on number of countries in a program. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement.
  6. Applying for credit-bearing study abroad programs in a country or area with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory System. However, certain locations within these countries or areas may be designated within the Travel Advisory as either “Do not travel to” (Level 4) or “Reconsider travel to” (Level 3) locations, as such; students will not be allowed to travel to these specific locations. Moreover, students are not eligible to apply for programs in acountry or area with an overall Level 3 or 4 Travel Advisory.

The U.S. Department of State reserves the right to request program changes for specific countries or areas if deemed necessary during any stage of the application, selection process, or program period. Final awards are contingent upon the availability of funds and the security situation in country. Furthermore, programs in progress may be suspended in consultation with the U.S. Embassy in country during the course of the program.  

Who is competitive for the Gilman-McCain Scholarship?

During application eligibility review, all eligibility criteria will be reviewed including review of the dependent military ID documentation confirming child or spouse dependent status of an active duty military member. All complete and eligible Gilman-McCain Scholarship applications will then be reviewed in selection panels separate from other applicants.

What is the application process for the Gilman-McCain Scholarship?

During application eligibility review, all eligibility criteria will be reviewed including review of the dependent military ID documentation confirming child dependent status of an active duty military member. All complete and eligible Gilman-McCain Scholarship applications will then be reviewed in selection panels separate from other applicants.

What is the timeline for the Gilman-McCain Scholarship?

  1. October and March, check the site for details about which deadline you should apply.

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What is the Goldwater Scholarship?

The purpose of the Goldwater Scholarship is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Goldwater Scholars demonstrate outstanding potential, and they intend to pursue research-oriented careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. 

Who is eligible for the Goldwater Scholarship?

Goldwater Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Full-time sophomore (two years remaining before graduation) or junior (one year remaining before graduation) at the time of application.
  2. Intend to pursue a research career in a natural science, mathematics, or engineering – see website for
    accepted fields.  
  3. Have a college grade point average of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  4. Be a U.S. citizen from the 50 states, or District of Columbia; a U.S. national for those students nominated by institutions in Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Commonwealth of the Northern Marian Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau; or a permanent resident –see website for more information on required documents necessary for permanent residents.

Who is competitive for the Goldwater Scholarship?

Typically, Goldwater Scholarship nominees from the UA have a record of research experience in their fields of future graduate study. Successful applicants will demonstrate outstanding potential for and commitment to a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and outstanding academic performance. Strong letters of recommendation that speak specifically to these factors and a polished research essay are crucial.

What is the application process for the Goldwater Scholarship?

Students must apply through the ONCS. Applications consist of the following:

  1. Application with biographical information and short answers.
  2. Three recommendations from a faculty member who can discuss the applicant’s potential for a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering; a faculty member in the applicant’s field of study; and another individual/faculty member who can attest to the applicant’s potential.
  3. Essay discussing a significant issue or problem in the applicant’s field of study that is of particular interest to the applicant. The essay should describe the issue or problem; discuss an idea for research that would significantly impact the problem; describe how the applicant would be involved in an aspect of the research; and explain the relevance of the problem to the applicant as a mathematician, scientist, or engineer.
  4. College transcripts

A campus nomination committee reviews all of the UA applications and selects four UA nominees. We may select a fifth nominee if one of the candidates is a transfer student. They also provide feedback to the nominees. After the nominees make any necessary revisions, their applications are forwarded to the Goldwater Foundation. It reviews roughly 1200 applicants each year and selects up to 260 Goldwater Scholars. UA applicants have traditionally been successful in the competition.

What is the timeline for the Goldwater Scholarship?

  1. Early September – Application available online
  2. Early December – UA campus deadline
  3. December – 4 or 5 UA nominees selected; feedback given to nominees
  4. Late January – Goldwater Nominee application deadline
  5. Late March – Goldwater Scholars announced

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What is the Truman Scholarship?

The Truman Scholarship aims to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education,  or elsewhere in the public service; and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service. The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. The Truman Foundation provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development. Scholars are invited to participate in a number of programs: Truman Scholar Leadership Week, The Summer Institute, and The Truman-Albright Fellows Program. Truman Scholars are obligated to work in public service for three of the seven years following the completion of their graduate work.

Who is eligible for the Truman Scholarship?

Truman Scholarship applicants must meet the following minimum criteria at the time of application:

  1. U.S. national resident from a Pacific Island to say U.S. national resident from American Samoa.
  2. Full-time student: [(In their penultimate year of school if graduating in 4 years or more) (In their final year of school if graduating in three years or less)]. 
  3. Committed to a career in public service, defined by the Truman Foundation as “employment in government at any level, uniformed services, public-interest organizations, nongovernmental research and/or educational organizations, public and private schools, and public-service oriented nonprofit organizations such as those whose primary purposes are to help needy or disadvantaged persons or to protect the environment.”

In general, preference is given to nominees pursuing juris doctorate degrees and master’s and doctoral degrees in public administration, public policy, public health, international relations, government, economics, social services delivery, education and human resource development, and conservation and environmental protection.

Who is competitive for the Truman Scholarship?

Successful applicants will have an extensive record of public and community service, typically involving leadership; have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills; and be committed to a career in government or elsewhere in public service, as defined by the Truman Foundation.

What is the timeline for the Truman Scholarship?

  1. Early August – Application available online
  2. Early January – UA application deadline
  3. Mid-January – UA interviews, nominations, and feedback
  4. Late January – UA deadline for nominees’ revised applications
  5. Early February – Final application deadline
  6. Late February – Finalists notified
  7. March-April – Finalists interviewed by Regional Review Panels
  8. Mid-April – Truman Scholars announced

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What is the Udall Scholarship?

The purpose of the Udall Scholarship, funded by the federal government through the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, is to support a diverse group of students united by their interest in America’s heritage: natural resource protection, conservation, and Native American policy, health, and governance. The scholarship offers up to $7,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses. In addition, new Udall Scholars participate in a five-day orientation in Tucson, Arizona, which is a central part of the Udall experience. Finally, Udall Scholars (and Honorable Mentions) gain access to a network of environmental, Native American health, and tribal policy professionals through the alumni listserv

Who is eligible for the Udall Scholarship?

Udall Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Commitment to a career related to the environment or a Native American/Alaskan Native who is committed to a career in tribal public policy or Native American health care.
  2. Sophomore or junior who will be a full-time student in the year of the award.  
  3. GPA of at least “B”.
  4. U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident.

Who is competitive for the Udall Scholarship?

Successful applicants will have already demonstrated commitments to their respective career plans through contributions to and participation in one or more of the following: campus activities, research, tribal involvement, and community or public service. In addition, successful applicants will be undertaking a course of study and career likely to lead to a position where the applicant can make significant contributions to the shaping of policy, whether through scientific advances, public or political service, or community action. Finally, leadership, character, desire to make a difference, and general well-roundedness are taken into account.

Six nominees are selected from the University of Arizona. These nominees’ applications are forwarded to the Udall Foundation. They review roughly 500 applicants each year and select up to 50 Udall Scholars and 50 honorable mentions.  

What is the timeline for the Udall Scholarship?

  1. Late September – Application registration opens
  2. Early February – UA application deadline
  3. Mid-February – 6 UA nominees selected (3 in the Environmental category and 3in Native American Healthcare and Tribal Public Policy categories); feedback given to nominees for revisions.
  4. Early March – Final application deadline
  5. April – Udall Scholars announced

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What are the Summer Institutes?

The Summer Institutes, administered by the US-UK Fulbright Commission, provide the opportunity for first- and second-year undergraduates to visit the UK for a three- to four-week academic and cultural summer program. There are multiple institutes available; applicants can only apply for one. During the programs, students pursue an academic program, explore UK history and culture, and develop academic abilities through presentations and research. More specific information about the programs is available on the  website. The award provides for airfare, tuition and fees, room and board, and in some cases, a small daily allowance for meals.

Who is eligible for the Summer Institutes?

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. US citizen
  2. 18 or older by the time the program begins
  3. In first or second year of undergraduate study, with at least two years of study remaining
  4. Little or no study or travel experience in the UK or outside of the US
  5. Minimum GPA of 3.7

Who is competitive for the Summer Institutes?

Successful applicants will offer evidence of leadership qualities and initiative, academic ability, character, adaptability and ambassadorial qualities, as well as an interest in the UK and its culture. In addition, successful applicants will speak to their interests and fit with regard to the specific Institute to which they are applying. It is important to tailor the application to the Institute of interest. Imaginative personal statements are encouraged. 

What is the timeline for the US-UK Summer Institutes Scholarship?

  1. Late November – Application available
  2. February – Applications close
  3. Late February/Early March – First round of status notification for applicants.
  4. Late March/Early April – Second round of status notification for applicants
  5. Mid-April – Phone interviews for short-listed applicants
  6. Early May – Institute participants notified

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General Scholarship Information 

A general overview of the main awards under the purview of this office. This list is not exhaustive.

Getting Started: Nationally Competitive Scholarship Opportunities and Preparing to Apply

The primary goal of the ONCS is to help University of Arizona students and alumni win nationally competitive scholarships. We can help you through every stage of the process: identifying scholarships that fit your profile and goals, preparing an application, and coaching for interviews. The scholarship application process may initially seem overwhelming, but we are here to help you navigate the terrain as smoothly as possible.

Nationally Competitive Scholarships (NCS)

Nationally competitive scholarships are open to students at universities and colleges throughout the United States. They generally provide 1-3 years of funding to undergraduate and/or graduate students. The funding is meant to help students pursue educational opportunities, sometimes abroad, that are related to the missions of the agencies or foundations offering the scholarships.

NCSs are highly competitive. While a large number of students contend for a relatively small number of scholarships, the University of Arizona has a strong record of placing students in these programs. Winning a scholarship will both provide you with access to unique education opportunities and open up doors that can further your career.

 

Preparing to Apply
  1. Maintain an excellent academic record that demonstrates diverse interests and rigorous coursework. Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself.
  2. Take advantage of volunteer, internship, and research opportunities. 
  3. Get involved in leadership roles with student and community organizations.
  4. Strongly consider language study, especially if interested in study abroad.
  5. Get to know your professors and employers. You will need reference letters for your applications.
  6. Reflect on your long-term goals. How would a scholarship fit into your life plan?
  7. Develop a narrativethat shows how what you’ve done (and what you’re doing now) fits in with your long-term goals and commitments and demonstrates your potential to be a leader in your field.
Types of Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Generally speaking, there are three types of nationally competitive scholarships: those that fund study abroad experiences; those that target candidates with specific backgrounds/interests; and those that support postgraduate study. Examples of prominent scholarships of each type follow. For a full list, visit the ONCS website.

Examples of Study Abroad Scholarships

  1. The Boren Scholarship is open to first-years, sophomores, and juniors. It provides up to $20,000 to fund language study abroad in places other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand for students interested in working for the federal government.
  2. The Gilman Scholarship is open to first-years, sophomores, and juniors. It provides up to $5,000 to fund study abroad for those who have received Pell grants.
  3. The US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes are open to freshmen and sophomores who are interested in participating in an academic and cultural program in the United Kingdom in the summer.
  4. The Critical Language Scholarship is open to all students. It provides full support for an intensive summer language institute overseas.

Examples of Specific Interest Scholarships

The Udall Scholarship is open to sophomores and juniors. It provides up to $7,000 to students committed to careers related to the environment or to Native American and Alaskan Natives students who are committed to careers related to tribal public policy or Native health care.

The Goldwater Scholarship is open to sophomores and juniors. It provides up to $7,500 to fund one or two year(s) of undergraduate study in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

The Astronaut Scholarship is open to sophomores and juniors. It provides $10,000 to fund undergraduate studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The Gaither Junior Fellowship with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is open to graduating seniors and recent alumni. It supports a year-long research assistantship at the CEIP in one of their areas of focus.

The Truman Scholarship is open to juniors. It provides up to $30,000 to fund graduate work in public service fields (education, government, non-profit sector, public interest/advocacy sector).

Examples of Scholarships for Postgraduate Study

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is open to graduating seniors, alumni, and graduate students. It funds study/research or English teaching for one year in countries around the world.

British postgraduate scholarships (Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Churchill, Gates) are open to graduating seniors and recent alumni. They fund 1-3 years of graduate study in the United Kingdom.

The Schwarzman Scholarship is open to graduating seniors, graduate students, and alumni. It funds a one-year Master’s degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

The Beinecke Scholarship is open to juniors. It provides $34,000 to support graduate study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

The Soros Fellowship is open to graduating seniors and alumni. It funds up to two years of graduate study for green card holders, naturalized citizens, and children of naturalized citizens.

Information about scholarships that require campus deadlines and nomination processes to participate in their respective national competitions.

ASTRONAUT SCHOLARSHIP 
The Astronaut Scholarship, supported by more than 80 astronauts from across the history of the US space program, was created to ensure that the US would maintain its leadership in science and technology by supporting promising students in science and engineering. Each Astronaut Scholar receives $10,000. Qualifying schools, including the UA, are able to nominate two students each year for this award. The nomination committee reviews applications and selects nominees in February
Visit the Astronaut Scholarship website for additional information.
BEINECKE SCHOLARSHIP
The Beinecke Scholarship seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants. Scholars are encouraged to begin graduate study as soon as possible following graduation from college, and must utilize all of the funding within five years of completion of undergraduate studies. The UArizona can nominate one student each year for this award. The nomination committee reviews applications and selects a nominee at the end of January.
Visit the Beinecke Scholarship website for additional information.
BOREN SCHOLARSHIP AND BOREN FELLOWSHIP
The Boren Scholarship provides up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students, and the Boren Fellowship provides up to $24,000 to U.S. graduate students, to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East (the Boren may not be used to fund study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand). Boren Scholars & Fellows are obligated to work for the federal government in some capacity for one year after graduation, though this service requirement can be temporarily deferred for graduate school. The evaluation committees meet with applicants to provide feedback on their applications in January.
Visit the Boren Scholarship website for additional information.
JAMES C. GAITHER JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP
The purpose of the CEIP Jr. Fellowship is to provide approximately 10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. The Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates. They have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists, and government officials. Junior Fellowships are paid, full-time, one-year positions that pay a gross salary of $3,000 per month for 12 months, with benefits. The UArizona can nominate one student from our applicant pool. The nomination committee typically meets in December.
Visit the James C. Gaither Junior Fellowship website for additional information.
CHURCHILL SCHOLARSHIP 
The Churchill Scholarship is designed to support students with outstanding potential in math, science, or engineering for a one-year graduate degree at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge. The award includes full tuition and fees, a travel allowance, and a living allowance. The UArizona can nominate two students from our applicant pool. The nomination committee typically meets in October. The next nomination deadline for the Churchill Scholarship is October 31, 2019.
Visit the Churchill Scholarship website for additional information.
FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM
The Fulbright Program awards grants to support study, research, or English teaching abroad in more than 130 countries. The Fulbright was created in 1946 by the U.S. Congress to foster mutual understanding among cultures and nations. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and functions abroad in cooperation with Fulbright Commissions and Foundations, along with U.S. embassies. Typically, Fulbright grant winners receive enough funding to support a full academic year in one country. Many Fulbright applicants propose self-designed study or research projects, but there are other opportunities available through the Program, including participating in already established research projects and serving as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA). The evaluation committees meet with applicants to provide feedback on their applications in September. Students applying with endorsement from the UA are encouraged to submit their materials 36 hours ahead of the national deadline which falls in mid-October.
Visit the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website for additional information. 
GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP
The purpose of the Goldwater Scholarship is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Goldwater Scholars demonstrate outstanding potential, and they will intend to pursue research-oriented careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. The UArizona can nominate up to four applicants from our applicant pool. The nomination committee typically meets in December.
Visit the Goldwater Scholarship website for additional information. 
RHODES, MARSHALL, MITCHELL, SCHWARZMAN SCHOLARSHIPS 
These four scholarships are for graduate study abroad. The Marshall is for study at any university in the UK; Rhodes is to study at Oxford University; the Mitchell is to study at any university in Ireland or Northern Ireland; and, the Schwarzman is to study at Tsinghua University in China. The nomination committee meets to interview all the applicants for nomination. The UArizona can nominate as many applicants as we would like. The interviews take place in early September.
Visit the following websites Rhodes Scholar, Marshall Scholarship, U.S. Ireland Alliance, Schwarzman Scholars for additional information. 
TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP
The Truman Scholarship aims to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service. The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. The Truman Foundation provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development. Scholars are invited to participate in a number of programs: Truman Scholar Leadership Week, The Summer Institute, and The Truman-Albright Fellows Program. Truman Scholars are obligated to work in public service for three of the seven years following the completion of their graduate work. The UArizona can nominate up to four applicants from our applicant pool. Nominee interviews take place in early January.
Visit the Truman Scholarship website for additional information.
UDALL SCHOLARSHIP 
The Udall Scholarship, funded by the federal government through the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, offers up to $7,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses to sophomores and juniors who are committed to careers in environment and sustainability or Native American students who are committed to careers in Tribal Public Policy and Tribal Healthcare. In addition, new Udall Scholars participate in a four-day Orientation in Tucson, Arizona. The UArizona can nominate four applicants in the environmental category, and four in the Tribal categories. The nomination committee meets in February.The final deadline for nominated applicants to submit their application is early March.
Visit the Udall Scholarship website for additional information.