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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Who Can Apply?||Scholarships and Fellowships||Purpose||Institutional Endorsement Required?|
|X||X||X||X||X||Boren Scholarship||Undergraduate study of underrepresented languages/cultures critical to U.S. national security.||Recommended|
|X||X||Churchill Scholarship||Study physical and natural sciences, engineering, or mathematics at Cambridge's Churchill College.||Yes|
|X||X||X||DAAD Rise||Summer research internships in Germany for undergraduates from North America.||No|
|X||X||Fulbright Fellowship||Study, research/arts project (all fields), or teaching abroad.||Yes|
|X||X||UK Fulbright Summer Institute||Study in the UK for the summer at a participating university program.|
|X||X||James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program||Full-time, 1-year research assistant in Washington, DC for individuals with international affairs career interests||Yes|
|X||X||Gates Cambridge Scholarship||Study at Cambridge, all fields||No|
|X||X||Goldwater Scholarship||Students interested in STEM careers||Yes|
|X||X||Knight-Hennessy Scholars||Graduate study at Stanford University, any field||No|
|X||X||Marshall Scholarship||Study at a British university, all fields.||Yes|
|X||X||Mitchell Scholarship||Study at an Irish university, any field.||Yes|
|X||X||NSF GRFP||Research-based master's or doctoral degree study in STEM disciplines||No|
|X||X||Payne Fellowship||Graduate funding for students interested in International Development and Foreign Service||No|
|X||X||Pickering Fellowship||Graduate funding for students interested in Foreign Service||No|
|X||X||Rangel Fellowship||Graduate funding for students interested in Foreign Service||No|
|X||X||Rhodes Scholarship||Study at Oxford University, any field.||Yes|
|X||Schwarzman Scholars||Study Public Policy, Economics and Business, International Relations at Tsinghua University, Beijing||No|
|X||Truman Scholarship||Graduate study for students interested in public service careers||Yes|
|X||X||Udall Scholarships||For students interested in careers in environmental public policy or who are Native American||Yes|
|X||X||Yenching Academy||One-year master of Chinese studies degree at a residential college within Peking University||No|
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)