Do you envision yourself applying for nationally competitive, prestigious scholarships, including the Fulbright, Truman, Goldwater, or Gilmore? The NSU Honors Program director will help you make your application as competitive as possible.

For application assistance, please contact Honors Program Director Dr. Kristi Bockorny.


Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

  • Summary: Scholarship covering tuition and expenses
  • Funding: Up to $7,500
  • Academic Level: Undergraduate sophomore or junior
  • Topic Areas: Math, science, engineering
  • Application: Institutional nomination and online application
  • Deadline: January
  • Eligibility: Must be in the top fourth of class, average GPA must meet requirements

Boren Scholarship

  • Summary: Study abroad in underrepresented areas
  • Funding Offered: Up to $20,000
  • Academic Level: Undergraduate
  • Topic Areas: Africa, Asia, Central/ Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East
  • Application: Online
  • Deadline: February
  • Eligibility: U.S. undergraduate student

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program

  • Summary: One yearlong research fellowship for Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Academic Level: College senior/graduate
  • Topic Areas: Arts and humanities, engineering, science, social science
  • Application: School nominating official
  • Deadline: See website
  • Eligibility: A college senior or graduate student who has not yet begun graduate studies

Freeman Foundation Fellowship

  • Summary: Study abroad
  • Funding Offered: Varies; $3,000, $5,000, $7,000
  • Academic Level: Undergraduate
  • Topic Areas: East/ Southeast Asia
  • Application: Online
  • Deadline: See website
  • Eligibility: Min. 2.8 GPA, accepted to a study abroad program, has a filed FAFSA, and is in need of financial assistance

Fulbright Scholarship

  • Summary: Study/research/teach abroad
  • Funding Offered: Multiple grants
  • Academic Level: College seniors, graduate students, young professionals, and artists
  • Topic Areas: Study/research, English teaching assistantship (ETA), or travel-only grants
  • Application Method: Online; application varies upon location
  • Deadline: See website
  • Eligibility: Cannot be relative of a U.S. State Department employee, must have a bachelor's degree at time of trip, and must be proficient in destined country's language

George M. Mitchell Scholarship

  • Summary: One year study abroad
  • Funding Offered: Tuition, accommodations, living expense and travel stipends
  • Academic Level: Postgraduate
  • Topic Areas: Ireland
  • Application: Online
  • Deadline: See website
  • Eligibility: Must be between 18-30 years of age

Gilman Scholarship

  • Summary: Study abroad; support is need-based
  • Funding Offered: 2,300 awards of $5,000
  • Academic Level: Undergraduate
  • Topic Areas: Locations outside of Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand
  • Application: Online
  • Deadline: See website
  • Eligibility: Must be receiving a federal Pell grant, is applying/accepted in a study abroad program, is studying abroad for at least 4 weeks and in a country not on the Travel Warning List.

Hertz Foundation Fellowship

  • Summary: Merit-based fellowship
  • Funding Offered: $30,000
  • Academic Level: Graduate
  • Topic Areas: Physical, biological, or engineering sciences
  • Application: Online
  • Deadline: See website
  • Eligibility: Must be a first-year graduate student in the above topic areas and be attending a Hertz tenable school.

Hollings Scholarship

  • Summary: Academic assistance with internship
  • Funding Offered: Up to $8,000 in academic assistance; $650/week paid internship for NOAA
  • Academic Level: Undergraduate (at least sophomore)
  • Topic Areas: Oceanic and atmospheric science, research technology, education
  • Application: Online
  • Deadline: Early January
  • Eligibility: Enrolled in at least second-year level at a four-year institution, 3.0 GPA, have a declared degree in either oceanic, environmental, biological, or atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or education.

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship

  • Summary: Fellowships to study at doctorate or master's level
  • Funding Offered: Up to the lesser of 48 months or degree completion. Institutional payment (in lieu of all tuition and fees) and a stipend (based on the fellow's financial need as determined by the measurements of the Federal Student Assistance Processing System)
  • Academic Level: Graduate/doctoral
  • Topic Areas: Humanities (60%), arts (20%), and social sciences (20%)
  • Application: Available online every August
  • Deadline: September
  • Eligibility: Anyone entering or in the process of their first year in the highest level of study for their field 

James Madison Memorial Fellowship

  • Summary: Fellowship for teachers of the American Constitution to complete graduate study
  • Funding Offered: $12,000/year
  • Academic Level: College seniors, graduate, working teachers without master's degree
  • Topic Areas: MA, MAT, or MEd in American history or political science
  • Application: Online
  • Deadline: March
  • Eligibility: U.S. citizen, teacher or aspiring teacher of American history, government, or social studies at the 7-12 level, and waits at least 3 years between receiving a degree and applying.

Marshall Scholarship

  • Summary: 2-year graduate degree at a UK institution
  • Funding Offered: Living and travel stipends
  • Academic Level: Graduate (strict eligibility)
  • Topic Areas: Any
  • Application: Candidates fill out a form that must be endorsed by their institution
  • Deadline: October
  • Eligibility: Min. 3.7 GPA, BS/BA received by the time the scholarship year begins, and must never have attended a degree program at a British university.

Morris K. Udall Scholarship

  • Summary: Career-based scholarship
  • Funding Offered: 80 $5,000 scholarships; 50 $350 honorable mentions
  • Academic Level: Sophomore/junior college students
  • Topic Areas: Environmental, tribal public policy, Native American health care
  • Application: Online; must be nominated by school; 800-word essay
  • Deadline: March
  • Eligibility: Sophomore or junior with a 3.0 GPA and a full-time student pursuing environmental studies. Only Alaska Natives and American Indians are eligible for tribal public policy and American Indian health care topic areas.

NSF Grant Research Fellowship Program

  • Summary: Graduate study support
  • Funding Offered: Three years of support usable over a 5-year period
  • Academic Level: Graduate
  • Topic Areas: Any field in NSF's mission (see website)
  • Application: Online
  • Deadline: November
  • Eligibility: U.S. citizen, attended less than 12 months of graduate school at time of application, and studying within NSF's mission.

Rhodes Scholarship

  • Summary: Graduate school in the UK
  • Funding Offered: Living stipend, travel, health insurance, tuition and fees
  • Academic Level: Graduate
  • Topic Areas: Few restrictions
  • Application: Apply to home country committee
  • Deadline: October
  • Eligibility: U.S. citizen, at least 18 but not yet 24, sufficiently advanced academically to assure completion of degree by Oct. 1 in the year following the election.

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

  • Summary: 1 year of independent study abroad
  • Funding Offered: Up to $25,000
  • Academic Level: Graduating college senior
  • Topic Areas: Most anything
  • Application: Must be nominated by school before applying
  • Deadline: See website
  • Eligibility: Must be a graduating senior at a participating school.

Truman Scholarship

  • Summary: Graduate-level scholarship
  • Funding Offered: Up to $30,000
  • Academic Level: Graduate
  • Topic Areas: Public service fields
  • Application: Nominated by undergraduate university
  • Deadline: February
  • Eligibility: U.S. citizen, junior standing, community service participation

Whitaker Undergraduate Program

  • Summary: Overseas research, internship, and coursework
  • Funding Offered: $7,500/semester; $10,000/academic year
  • Academic Level: Sophomore, junior, senior in college
  • Topic Areas: Biomedical engineering or bioengineering
  • Application Method: Online or paper application
  • Deadline: March
  • Eligibility: U.S. citizen or resident, sophomore, junior, or senior with a BME, must have approval from home institution.

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