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. Each scholarship contains a further link to important resources and application tips.

After exploring the scholarship links, visit our Preparation Tips web page. From there, you can navigate to Preparation Toolsl, which also provides help on most of the major scholarships below.

We 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.

ScholarshipWho Should Apply?Fields of StudyWhat It's ForApplication's Campus Deadline
Beinecke Scholarship

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Juniors, U.S. citizens, with documented financial needHumanities, Social SciencesGraduate degree (up to 5 years)January 22
Boren National Security Education Scholarship & Graduate Fellowship

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Undergraduate & Graduate students, U.S. citizensField of study must be relevant to U.S. national securityStudy abroad (one semester or full year) in specific geographic areas and languagesDecember 3
Churchill Scholarship

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Seniors & recent graduates, U.S. citizenScience, Engineering, MathematicsOne year at Cambridge University for graduate degree in science, engineering, or mathematicsSeptember 30
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 Scholarship

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Seniors, graduate students & alumni, U.S. citizensAny fieldResearch, study (research and study grants require host country language proficiency), or English language teaching abroadAugust 31
Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

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Seniors & graduate students, non-U.K. citizenshipAny fieldGraduate degree at Cambridge UniversityAugust 29
Goldwater Scholarship

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Sophomores & Juniors, U.S. citizen or permanent residentEngineering, Mathematics, Natural Science (student must be planning a research career)Undergraduate study in natural sciences, engineering, mathematicsNovember 2
Marshall Scholarship

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Seniors & graduate students, U.S. citizenAny field offered at U.K. institution1–2 years of graduate study in the UKAugust 29
Mitchell Scholarship

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Seniors & graduate students, U.S. citizenAny field offered at an Irish institutionOne year of graduate study in the Republic of IrelandAugust 29
Rhodes Scholarship

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Seniors & graduate students, U.S. citizenAny fieldGraduate degree at Oxford UniversityAugust 29
RISE (Research Internships in Science & Engineering)All undergraduatesBiology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, EngineeringUndergraduate summer internship in GermanyNo campus deadline; for national deadline, visit
Schwarzman Scholarship

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Rising seniors, recent graduatesAny fieldOne-year master’s degree at Tsinghua University in BeijingAugust 29
Soros FellowshipSeniors & graduate students, only first-generation or newly naturalized U.S. citizensAny fieldGraduate degree in any field, including law and medicineNo campus deadline; for national deadline visit
Truman Scholarship

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Juniors interested in public serviceAny fieldGraduate degree in public policy or service field November 26
Udall Scholarship

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Sophomores & JuniorsEnvironmental 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 careersFebruary 8


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