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Regularly check Featured Awards to learn about: award information sessions, workshops, and webinars; scholarship opportunities newly added to the website; and upcoming and extended deadlines.

This page highlights only some of the many nationally competitive awards with upcoming deadlinesWhen you look at awards through the Scholarships Search, be sure to go the individual award websites to learn the deadlines.

Although only some of the awards require campus nomination, contact Judith Zang for advice and guidance on any of these opportunities.


SMART (Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation) Scholarship
DEADLINE – Dec.1, 2022
Scholars receive full tuition, annual stipends, and guaranteed employment with the DoD after graduation. Open to STEM undergraduate and graduate students.

Truman Scholarship
Do you want to make the world a better place? The Truman Scholarship seeks “change agents” of any discipline who demonstrate extraordinary leadership and service and a commitment to improve the ways that the public is served. Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate school. Apply in your junior year. Selected campus nominees continue working on the scholarship application until Jan 24, 2023 before official submission. Contact the nominating official Judith Zang as early as possible for details.

Goldwater Scholarship
CAMPUS DEADLINE – EXTENDED TO DEC. 15, 2022. (Deadline for letters of recommendation, Jan 13);
Are you conducting research? The Goldwater Scholarship is for sophomores and juniors who demonstrate excellent research potential in the STEM fields and plan to pursue graduate studies and a research career. Scholars receive up to $7,500 per year. See the eligibility requirements .

Read about the award, and if you are interested, ASAP fill out the preapplication to get the ball rolling. There is a lot of information on the Goldwater website. Here are the questions in the application so you know what is involved.

You don’t submit the final Goldwater application until Jan. 23, but there is a campus nomination process involved (we can nominate up to 5 students for this award) so getting a rough draft of your application by mid-December is necessary.

Boren Awards
CAMPUS DEADLINE – DEC 15, 2022 if you want campus endorsement (Deadline for letters of recommendation, Jan 16, 2923)
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students fund language study in countries critical to US national security. No previous language knowledge required! Select one of approximately 70 different languages to study!

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Fellows work in Washington D.C. as research assistants to Carnegie’s senior scholars in the following areas: Africa; American Statecraft; Asia; Democracy, Conflict, and Governance; Europe; Middle East; Nuclear Policy; Russia and Eurasia; South Asia; Sustainability, Climate, and Geopolitics Program; and Technology and International Affairs (research areas can change from year to year). Open to graduating seniors or recent graduates. Candidates must be nominated by their schools. Contact the nominating official Judith Zang as early as possible for application and campus process details.

NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship
DEADLINE for reference letters: Jan 24, 2023. DEADLINE for applications: Jan 31, 2023.

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides academic assistance of up to $19,000 ($9,500 per year) and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer between junior and senior year. You can only apply during your sophomore year! See eligibility requirements.
If you support the Hollings Scholarship goals and NOAA’s mission, start the application now! 

U.S. Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)

DEADLINE: Jan. 10, 2023.

This program encourages undergraduates of all levels and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. Perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

NSF REU - National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates

DEADLINES: Each REU has its own deadline. Best to apply before the deadline!

Applications for some of the sites are already open—so start exploring different places and research projects for summer research! Apply to all those that interest you!

Amgen Scholars Program  (no previous research experience necessary!)
DEADLINE for applications: Feb 1, 2023.

Apply now for paid summer internships for Summer 2023! For students interested in a PhD or an MD/PhD, look into this summer research opportunity!  Read the eligibility requirements, and if you meet those, know that you can apply to participate at as many host institutions as you are interested (listed below). Each host institution has its own application process.

Amgen Scholars

Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship
DEADLINE – FEB. 3, 2022
The Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship application opens September 12! This U.S. Department of State fellowship program is designed for highly talented individuals who are pursuing an IT-related undergraduate or graduate degree and are interested in a career in the Foreign Service. FAIT Fellowship provides up to $43,500 annually in academic funding for two years, internships (with stipends), professional development, and mentorship, this two-year fellowship program leads to an appointment in the Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist.

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes
CAMPUS DEADLINE: Feb. 7, 2023.
Application opening on Nov 30! Only for 1st and 2nd year students! Three-to-four-week summer program at one of the UK institutions below.  For students with minimal travel experience, this is an opportunity to explore culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university. Minimum GPA of 3.7. US citizenship required.

 Fulbright UK Summer Institute