Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Nationally competitive scholarships are those that draw applicants from all across the United States. They are difficult to win, and require substantial preparation--even before you begin the application process. The scholarships below require university endorsement; you need to be nominated by your undergraduate institution and may not apply directly. Click on the scholarship title for more information about the campus nomination process a link to the scholarship foundation website.

  • Beinecke—For juniors to fund graduate study in arts, humanities and social sciences
  • Churchill—For seniors or recent grads to fund one year of graduate study in science, technology, engineering or mathematics at Cambridge University
  • Goldwater—For sophomores or juniors to fund undergraduate study for students in math, science and engineering
  • Marshall—For seniors or recent graduates to fund two years of (graduate) study in any field at a university in the UK
  • Mitchell—For seniors or recent graduates to fund one year of (graduate) study in any field at any university in Ireland or Northern Ireland
  • Rhodes—For seniors or recent graduates to fund two years of (graduate) study in any field at Oxford
  • Truman—For juniors to fund graduate study in public service field
  • Udall—For sophomores or juniors to fund undergraduate study in environmental studies, tribal policy or tribal health care