Prestigious Scholarships

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Welcome to the UC Davis Prestigious Scholarships site! The Undergraduate and Prestigious Scholarships office provides information, resources, and support services to students for highly competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships. Prestigious scholarships are a specialized form of outside scholarships that are given to some of the highest achieving students in the nation. These scholarship programs are nationally and internationally renowned, and can open the door for students to some amazing opportunities.  

A great deal of preparation is generally required throughout the application process, so students should work closely with our office to determine the best strategy for applying. Students are encouraged to arrange advising appointments with the prestigious scholarship advisor early in their academic career to discuss the application process and the qualifications for any of these scholarships and fellowships. Many of the scholarships require additional documents, so please review the program’s website to see what needs to be submitted. In addition, students may be required to complete a preliminary campus application and participate in a campus interview.  

For your convenience, they are organized by national and international scholarships.

National - The programs listed in this section primarily cover studies in the U.S. They include scholarships for undergraduates and students looking to go to graduate school.

International - The opportunities in this section involve studying in a particular country or institution outside of the U.S. Some of the opportunities listed are available to undergraduate students. Many of these scholarships are  for students who are interested in going to graduate school abroad.