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.
|Scholarship||Who Should Apply?||Fields of Study||What It's For||Application's Campus Deadline|
|Beinecke Scholarship||Juniors, U.S. citizens, with documented financial need, and GPA of at least 3.70||Humanities, Social Sciences||Graduate degree (up to 5 years)||Jan 22, 2019|
|Boren National Security Education Scholarship & Graduate Fellowship||Undergraduate & Graduate students, U.S. citizens, GPA of at least 3.50||Field of study must be relevant to U.S. national security||Study abroad (one semester or full year) in specific geographic areas and languages||Dec 3, 2018|
|Churchill Scholarship||Seniors & recent graduates, U.S. citizen, GPA of at least 3.70||Science, Engineering, Mathematics||One year at Cambridge University for graduate degree in science, engineering, or mathematics||Aug 29, 2018|
|DAAD Scholarships and Grants(German Academic Exchange Service)||Undergraduates and graduates||Any field||Research and study opportunities in Germany||No campus deadline; national deadline varies according to funding (visit daad.org/en/find-funding)|
|Fulbright Scholarship||Seniors, graduate students & alumni, U.S. citizens||Any field||Research, study (research and study grants require host country language proficiency), or English language teaching abroad||Aug 31, 2018|
|Gates-Cambridge||Seniors & graduate students, non-U.K. citizenship, GPA of at least 3.70||Any field||Graduate degree at Cambridge University||Aug 29, 2018|
|Barry Goldwater Scholarship||Sophomores & Juniors, U.S. citizen or permanent resident GPA of at least 3.85||Engineering, Mathematics, Natural Science (student must be planning a research career)||Undergraduate study in natural sciences, engineering, mathematics||Nov 2, 2018|
|Marshall Scholarship||Seniors & graduate students, U.S. citizen, GPA of at least 3.75||Any field offered at U.K. institution||1–2 years of graduate study in the UK||Aug 29, 2018|
|Mitchell Scholarship||Seniors & graduate students, U.S. citizen, GPA of at least 3.90||Any field offered at an Irish institution||One year of graduate study in the Republic of Ireland||Aug 29, 2018|
|Rhodes Scholarship||Seniors & graduate students, U.S. citizen, GPA of at least 3.90||Any field||Graduate degree at Oxford University||Aug 29, 2018|
|RISE (Research Internships in Science & Engineering)||All undergraduates||Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, Engineering||Undergraduate summer internship in Germany||No campus deadline; for national deadline, visit daad.org/en/find-funding/undergraduate-opportunities/research-internships-in-science-and-engineering-rise|
|Schwarzman Scholars||Rising seniors, recent graduates||Any field||One-year master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing||Aug 29, 2018|
|Soros Fellowship||Seniors & graduate students, only first-generation or newly naturalized U.S. citizens, with GPA of at least 3.70||Any field||Graduate degree in any field, including law and medicine||No campus deadline; for national deadline visit pdsoros.org|
|Harry S. Truman Scholarship||Juniors interested in public service, and with GPA of at least 3.70||Any field||Graduate degree in public policy or service field||Nov 26, 2018|
|Udall Scholarship||Sophomores & Juniors with GPA of at least 3.50||Environmental Science, Healthcare, Native American Tribal Public Policy||Undergraduate degree for students dedicated to career in the environment, or to Native American students dedicated to Native public policy careers||Feb 8, 2019|