List of National Scholarships

Below you will find a list of the major scholarships and fellowships you can apply for through ONSA. We also assist students interested in other nationally competitive awards. After browsing through this list and exploring the links, go to our Preparation Tips section of the website. From there, you can navigate to the Preparation Tools which provide specific help on most of the major scholarships below.

We also invite you to fill out our  Start the Process Today form, to let us know what scholarships you’re interested in and what your goals are.

While ONSA accepts advising appointment requests, we also have open walk-in hours on Thursdays, 2 PM to 4 PM, on the 3rd floor of UMass Amherst’s Commonwealth Honors College building.

ScholarshipWho Should Apply?Fields of StudyWhat It's ForApplication's Campus Deadline
Beinecke ScholarshipJuniors, U.S. citizens, with documented financial need, and GPA of at least 3.70Humanities, Social SciencesGraduate degree (up to 5 years)Jan 22, 2019
Boren National Security Education Scholarship & Graduate FellowshipUndergraduate & Graduate students, U.S. citizens, GPA of at least 3.50Field of study must be relevant to U.S. national securityStudy abroad (one semester or full year) in specific geographic areas and languagesDec 3, 2018
Churchill ScholarshipSeniors & recent graduates, U.S. citizen, GPA of at least 3.70Science, Engineering, MathematicsOne year at Cambridge University for graduate degree in science, engineering, or mathematicsAug 29, 2018
DAAD Scholarships and Grants(German Academic Exchange Service)Undergraduates and graduatesAny fieldResearch and study opportunities in GermanyNo campus deadline; national deadline varies according to funding (visit
Fulbright ScholarshipSeniors, graduate students & alumni, U.S. citizensAny fieldResearch, study (research and study grants require host country language proficiency), or English language teaching abroadAug 31, 2018
Gates-CambridgeSeniors & graduate students, non-U.K. citizenship, GPA of at least 3.70Any fieldGraduate degree at Cambridge UniversityAug 29, 2018
Barry Goldwater ScholarshipSophomores & Juniors, U.S. citizen or permanent resident GPA of at least 3.85Engineering, Mathematics, Natural Science (student must be planning a research career)Undergraduate study in natural sciences, engineering, mathematicsNov 2, 2018
Marshall ScholarshipSeniors & graduate students, U.S. citizen, GPA of at least 3.75Any field offered at U.K. institution1–2 years of graduate study in the UKAug 29, 2018
Mitchell ScholarshipSeniors & graduate students, U.S. citizen, GPA of at least 3.90Any field offered at an Irish institutionOne year of graduate study in the Republic of IrelandAug 29, 2018
Rhodes ScholarshipSeniors & graduate students, U.S. citizen, GPA of at least 3.90Any fieldGraduate degree at Oxford UniversityAug 29, 2018
RISE (Research Internships in Science & Engineering)All undergraduatesBiology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, EngineeringUndergraduate summer internship in GermanyNo campus deadline; for national deadline, visit
Schwarzman ScholarsRising seniors, recent graduatesAny fieldOne-year master’s degree at Tsinghua University in BeijingAug 29, 2018
Soros FellowshipSeniors & graduate students, only first-generation or newly naturalized U.S. citizens, with GPA of at least 3.70Any fieldGraduate degree in any field, including law and medicineNo campus deadline; for national deadline visit
Harry S. Truman ScholarshipJuniors interested in public service, and with GPA of at least 3.70Any fieldGraduate degree in public policy or service field Nov 26, 2018
Udall ScholarshipSophomores & Juniors with GPA of at least 3.50Environmental Science, Healthcare, Native American Tribal Public PolicyUndergraduate degree for students dedicated to career in the environment, or to Native American students dedicated to Native public policy careersFeb 8, 2019


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