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Office of National Scholarship Advisement
University of Mississippi

Overview of Awards



Overview of Awards

This is an overview of our national scholarships for which you may be eligible. Some of these require university endorsement, so please inquire early about the nomination process. The Office of National Scholarship Advisement would be happy to assist you with your application, whether or not nomination is required. Please note that the university cannot guarantee support for applications begun too close to the deadline. The web addresses for these scholarships are included so that you can get more information. To notify the ONSA of your intent to submit an application, or for further information and assistance, contact ONSA at

Who Can Apply?Scholarships and FellowshipsPurposeInstitutional Endorsement Required?
XXXXXBoren ScholarshipUndergraduate study of underrepresented languages/cultures critical to U.S. national security.Recommended
XXChurchill ScholarshipStudy physical and natural sciences, engineering, or mathematics at Cambridge's Churchill College.Yes
XXXDAAD RiseSummer research internships in Germany for undergraduates from North America.No
XXFulbright FellowshipStudy, research/arts project (all fields), or teaching abroad.Yes
XXUK Fulbright Summer InstituteStudy in the UK for the summer at a participating university program.
XXJames C. Gaither Junior Fellows ProgramFull-time, 1-year research assistant in Washington, DC for individuals with international affairs career interestsYes
XXGates Cambridge ScholarshipStudy at Cambridge, all fieldsNo
XXGoldwater ScholarshipStudents interested in STEM careers Yes
XXKnight-Hennessy ScholarsGraduate study at Stanford University, any fieldNo
XXMarshall ScholarshipStudy at a British university, all fields.Yes
XXMitchell ScholarshipStudy at an Irish university, any field. Yes
XXNSF GRFPResearch-based master's or doctoral degree study in STEM disciplinesNo
XXPayne FellowshipGraduate funding for students interested in International Development and Foreign ServiceNo
XXPickering FellowshipGraduate funding for students interested in Foreign ServiceNo
XXRangel FellowshipGraduate funding for students interested in Foreign ServiceNo
XXRhodes ScholarshipStudy at Oxford University, any field.Yes
XSchwarzman ScholarsStudy Public Policy, Economics and Business, International Relations at Tsinghua University, BeijingNo
XTruman ScholarshipGraduate study for students interested in public service careers Yes
XXUdall ScholarshipsFor students interested in careers in environmental public policy or who are Native AmericanYes
XVoyager ScholarshipUndergraduate and travel funding for rising juniors who are passionate for helping others, building community, and want to explore public service.No
XXYenching AcademyOne-year master of Chinese studies degree at a residential college within Peking UniversityNo


Want to Apply?





There are many things you can do to become competitive for such awards. It all starts with becoming engaged with your classes, your professors, and your community–starting your freshman year!

The key to a strong application is…START EARLY! Follow these steps to schedule your appointment!

STEP 1: Look through the Handbook or Website to identify potential awards.

  • Each award description in the handbook or website includes eligibility, a description, application procedures, and links to videos/webinars.
  • Some awards identify “institutional endorsement required” or “institutional endorsement recommended”. In order to be endorsed by ONSA and the university of Mississippi you must have a complete application by the campus deadline.

STEP 2: Complete the Fellowship Interest Form (required)

STEP 3: Make an appointment with a Fellowship Advisor (strongly recommended)

STEP 4: If you apply for a national fellowship, you will need to complete the Nomination Permission Form and Waiver (required)