Scholarships and Fellowships

National Scholarships and Fellowships

On-Campus Advising for Nationally Competitive Scholarships and Fellowships:

As a student at the U, you can get advising right here on campus for a wide range of nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships that will provide you with an extraordinary academic and life experience in locations around the world and in the US. Applying for one of these opportunities will help you improve your writing skills, reflect on how your interests and goals have been shaped by your life and academic experiences, and effectively and succinctly articulate your professional and academic goals. Receiving one of these awards will stay with you your entire life and give you a competitive advantage for future professional and academic opportunities. There are scholarships and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students. If you are a motivated student, interested in expanding your academic experience, and ready for a new challenge, this is for you!

  • Focus:

Study abroad for a minimum of 6 months (8 weeks for students in STEM fields) in a location critical to U.S. security
Demonstrate an interest in working for the federal government after graduation

  • Eligibility:

Matriculated undergraduate student in an accredited U.S. institution
Ability to complete Boren-funded programs before graduation
Plan to study in an eligible world region
U.S. citizen

  • Award:

$10,000 for a semester
$20,000 for a full academic year
$8,000 for a summer program (for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)

  • Application Timeline:

Begin application process in early October
Deadline is early January

  • Contact:

Katrina Brown, Learning Abroad, Union Room 159; 801-587-9921

  • Focus:

Demonstrate outstanding Intellectual ability in the areas of math, science and engineering. Also, have significant research experience in his/her area of interest, preferably at multiple institutions and have presented/published work.
Good fit between applicant’s qualification and program of study at Cambridge, which, they are applying.
Previous international experience highly recommended.
Scholarship will fund a 1-year masters degree (Msc).
Students must complete their bachelors’ degree prior to starting a graduate program at Cambridge.
http://www.winstonchurchillfoundation.org/scholarship.html

  • Eligibility:

University of Utah Endorsement required.
U.S. Citizen
Apply to the University of Cambridge to a graduate program by mid-October.
Must be in final year of undergraduate study or be with in 12 months of graduating.

  • Award:

Full tuition at University of Cambridge, Housing and Stipend to complete a 1 year Masters Degree (Msc), total funding $60,000 for the year.

  • Application Timeline:

Begin endorsement process early January.
Mid-October application deadline to Cambridge
Early November application deadline

  • Contact:

Ginger Smoak
Monisha Pasupathi

  • Focus:

Assist with teaching English and U.S. culture in schools around the world
Cultural immersion
8-12 months

  • Eligibility:

U.S. citizen
Undergraduates in final year (must have earned bachelor’s degree by beginning of grant period) and Graduate Students (cannot have earned PhD yet when applying)
Depending on location, proficient in local language

  • Award:

Roundtrip airfare
Monthly living stipend (may extend to dependents in specific locations)
Health insurance coverage
Other benefits dependent on location

  • Application Timeline:

Prepare application May – September
Campus Deadline is in September

  • Contact:

Jolyn Schleiffarth, Graduate School, Park 305
Howard Lehman, Political Science

  • Focus:

Undergraduate and graduate academic experience in countries around the world
Complete an academic project abroad which can be research as part of a graduate degree in the U.S. or a project of personal interest to a recent graduate that might be preparatory work to apply to a graduate program
Collaborate with peers and a faculty advisor at a university abroad

  • Eligibility:

S. citizen
Undergraduates in final year (must have earned bachelor’s degree by beginning of grant period) and Graduate Students (cannot have earned PhD yet when applying)
Depending on location, proficient in local language

  • Award:

Roundtrip airfare
Monthly living stipend (may extend to dependents in specific locations)
Health insurance coverage
Other benefits dependent on location

  • Application Timeline:

Prepare application May – September
Campus Deadline is in September

  • Contact:

Jolyn Schleiffarth, Graduate School, Park 305
Howard Lehman, Political Science

  • Focus:

For graduate study at the University of Cambridge
Demonstrate outstanding Intellectual ability, leadership potential, clear reason for studying at the University of Cambridge for graduate school and a commitment to improving the lives of others.
Good fit between applicant’s qualification and program of study at Cambridge, which, they are applying.
Scholarship will fund either a 1 year masters degree (Msc) or 3 year doctorate degree (PhD).
Students must complete their bachelors’ degree prior to starting a graduate program at Cambridge.
https://www.gatescambridge.org/apply/ideal-candidate

  • Eligibility:

U.S. citizen
GPA above 3.75
No University of Utah Endorsement required.
Apply to the University of Cambridge to a graduate program by mid-October.
No age limit.

  • Award:

Full tuition at University of Cambridge, Housing + $22,000/year stipend to complete either 1 year Masters Degree (Msc) or 3 year doctorate degree (PhD).

  • Application Timeline:

Mid-October application deadline to Cambridge
Begin application early January.

  • Contact:

Ginger Smoak
Monisha Pasupathi

  • Focus:

Participation in learning abroad, including credit-bearing internships
Students from diverse ethnic backgrounds
First-generation students
Students with disabilities
Students planning to study in locations that are less common destinations for US students
Students in fields of study underrepresented in learning abroad (including but not limited to STEM fields)

  • Eligibility:

U.S. citizen
Undergraduate student
Must be receiving a full Federal Pell Grant at time of application or during term abroad
Must be applying to a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit at the student’s U.S. higher education institution
Studying or interning for a minimum of 4 weeks in one country

  • Award:

Up to $5,000

  • Application Timeline:

Jan. - March for Summer, Fall, and Academic Year programs, Aug. - Oct. for Spring programs

  • Contact:

Katrina Brown, Learning Abroad, Union Room 159; 801-587-9921

  • Focus:

Undergraduates in the area of Science, Math and Engineering who intend on pursing research careers in these areas.
Currently involved in research.
Preference to students who have presented/published their research results.
https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org

  • Eligibility:

Must have University of Utah Endorsement
Must be pursing a BS in the areas of Science, Math or Engineering.
Must have 1 year of undergraduate study left to apply.

  • Award:

$7,500 merit based scholarship

  • Application Timeline:

Mid- November deadline for Endorsement by College of Science.
Application due late January.

  • Contact:

Lisa Batchelder, College of Science, 801-581-6958

  • Focus:

For graduate study at any university in the UK.
Strong Academics, extensive leadership in field of study, ability to problem solve and translate field of study to the UK.
Student must present a strong case for why studying a particular graduate program in the UK is important to their long-term goals and how the experience will improve upon the US-UK relationship in their chosen field of study.
Open to all majors.
http://www.marshallscholarship.org/about/generalinfo

  • Eligibility:

University of Utah Endorsement required
S. Citizen
Minimum GPA 3.7
Can apply last year of undergraduate or up to 3 year after the completion of first bachelors’ degree.

  • Award:

$100,000 (2 years of graduate study in the UK, with possibility to extend to 3 years total)

  • Application Timeline:

Begin endorsement process early January.
Pre-endorsement interviews, early April
Endorsement interviews, end of August
Applications submitted by Oct 1

  • Contact:

Ginger Smoak
Monisha Pasupathi

  • Focus:

Open to all majors
For graduate study in Ireland or Northern Ireland
Focused on merit (GPA > 3.7), leadership and public service

  • Eligibility:

University of Utah Endorsement required
S. Citizen
GPA 3.7
Demonstrated leadership and public service experience
Age 30 or younger

  • Award:

$40,000 (1 year of graduate study in Ireland and Northern Ireland)

  • Application Timeline:

Start application process early January
Endorsement interviews end of August
Application due Mid-October

  • Contact:

Ginger Smoak
Monisha Pasupathi

  • Focus:

NSF intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria: http://www.nsfgrfp.org/how_to_apply/merit_review_criteria
For research in a variety of academic disciplines

  • Eligibility:

Must be pursuing a research-based master or doctoral degree from an accredited US institution

  • Award:

3 year annual stipend of $32,000 and $12,000 cost of education allowance

  • Application Timeline:

November deadlines, staggered by discipline

  • Contact:

Engineering: jamesina.simpson@utah.edu
Other Disciplines: jolyn.schleiffarth@gradschool.utah.edu

  • Focus:

For graduate study at the University of Oxford
For students with high scholarly achievement, passion for sport, clear evidence of the ability to lead, and can demonstrate how they plan to make an impact in this world.
Students must complete their bachelors’ degree prior to starting a graduate program at Oxford.
http://www.rhodesscholar.org/applying-for-the-scholarship/

  • Eligibility:

University of Utah Endorsement required
At least 18 but under 24 years of age prior to Oct 1 deadline
Open to all majors

Award:

$100,000 (2 years of graduate study at Oxford, housing and stipend)

Application Timeline:

Begin endorsement process early January.
Pre-endorsement interviews, early April
Endorsement interviews, end of August
Applications submitted by Oct 1

  • Contact:

Ginger Smoak
Monisha Pasupathi

  • Focus:

The Truman has a strong focus on public service, and seeks to award students who want to be “change agents” in their careers
For which all majors, graduate students, US and abroad

  • Eligibility:

7 GPA
S. Citizen
Junior in college at the time of application

  • Award:

$30,000 one-time award to be used toward graduate school

  • Application Timeline:

Campus deadline is in December. Plan on several months of work in advance

  • Contact:

Gina Shipley