National Scholarships

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The prestigious scholarships listed in this section represent opportunities for students with an interest in remaining in the United States.  Programs below provide funding and some also provide other opportunities such as internships, professional networking, post-graduate employment, and scholar programming.  Eligibility varies by program, but includes opportunities for students in any undergraduate year.  Explore the individual program pages for more information about eligibility, what makes a strong candidate, and the application process.  Students who are interested in programs outside of the United States should check the International Scholarships listing.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Purpose

1-2 year scholarships that recognize outstanding students who plan to pursue research careers in mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering.

Eligibility

  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Sophomores or Juniors
  • 3.0 or greater GPA
  • Top 25% of class rank

Application Information

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Purpose

1-2 years of graduate funding for a degree pertaining to public service.

Eligibility

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Junior

Application Information

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

Purpose:

1 year paid program to work as research assistants to senior endowment associates in one of the Carnegie areas of focus for the year.

Eligibility:

  • Graduating seniors or graduated in prior year and not started grad school
  • Eligible to work in the U.S. for 12 months

Application Information

Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Purpose

Full funding to pursue any graduate program at Stanford University (JD, MA, MBA, MD, MS, or PhD)

Eligibility

  • Citizens of any country
  • Graduating seniors or graduated in previous 4 years
  • Must be admitted to Stanford graduate program separately from scholarship application

Application Information

National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship

Purpose

1 year scholarship for students pursuing research careers related to NIH interests

Eligibility

  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Undergraduate students
  • GPA of 3.3 or greater or top 5% of class
  • Have exceptional financial need

Application Information

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Ernest F. Hollings

Purpose

2 year scholarship to prepare students for careers pertaining to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education.

Eligibility

  • U.S. Citizen
  • 2nd year of 4 year program or 3rd year of 5 year program
  • Majors related to NOAA’s mission including sciences, mathematics, engineering, physical and social sciences, and teacher education

Application Information

SMART (Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation) Scholarship

Purpose

1 year scholarship to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).

Eligibility

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Undergraduate and graduate students
  • GPA of 3.0 or greater

Application Information

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship

Purpose

1-2 years of graduate funding in any field at a U.S. university.

Eligibility

  • U.S. Permanent residents, naturalized citizens, or children of naturalized citizens
  • Graduating seniors and first year graduate students

Application Information

Donald A. Strauss Scholarship

Purpose

1 year of funding to perform a public service project.

Eligibility

  • Sophomores or Juniors
  • GPA in top 1/3 of class
  • Submit a public service proposal

Application Information

Udall Scholarship

Purpose

1 year scholarship for careers relating to the environment (not just environmental studies), tribal public policy or Native American health care.

Eligibility

  • U.S. Citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • Sophomores or Juniors
  • Pursuing a career related to the environment or Native American and Alaska Native students can pursue careers in tribal public policy or Native American health care

Application Information