Junior Scholarship Listings

Below is a list of scholarships, arranged chronologically by deadline, for which LMU juniors are encouraged to apply.

Please contact ONIF for help with your application. For additional scholarship listings, login with your LMU ID here.

  • Barry Goldwater Scholarship

    The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years in the U.S. Senate.

    The Goldwater Scholarship Program, one of the oldest and most prestigious national scholarships in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics in the United States, seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming this Nation’s next generation of research leaders in these fields.

    The characteristics the Foundation seeks in a Goldwater Scholar include:

    • strong commitment to a research career in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering,
    • effective display of intellectual intensity in the sciences, mathematics and engineering, and
    • potential for a significant future contribution to research in his/her chosen field.

    Scholarships of up to $7,500 a year are provided to help cover costs associated with tuition, mandatory fees, books, room and board. A sophomore who receives a Goldwater Scholarship will receive up to $7,500 in each of his/her junior and senior years. A junior who receives a Goldwater Scholarship will receive up to $7,500 in his/her senior year. 

    Students who are nominated who do not receive a scholarship but who show particular promise will be recognized with an Honorable Mention. Students who receive an Honorable Mention do not receive financial support.

    Eligibility and Qualifications

    • Be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior during the academic year in which they apply.
    • Intend to pursue a research career in a natural science, mathematics or engineering.
    • Have a college grade-point average of at least a B (or the equivalent) and be in the upper fourth of his or her class.
    • Be a U.S. citizen from the 50 states or the District of Columbia; a U.S. national for those students nominated by institutions in Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; or a permanent resident. A permanent resident nominated for the scholarship must include a letter stating his/her intent to become a U.S. citizen. A photocopy of the nominee’s Permanent Resident Card, also known as the Alien Registration Card or Green Card, must also be submitted.

    Application Procedures and Selection Criteria

    Applications are submitted through the online application and reviewed by the Office of National and International Fellowships. Applications must include:

    • Online questionaire 
    • Research essay
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • Transcripts
    • Institutional nomination

    In awarding scholarships, the Foundation will consider the nominee's field of study and career objectives and the extent to which that individual has the commitment and potential to make a significant contribution to his or her field. It is expected that students selected as scholars will pursue advanced degrees.

    Campus Info Session: September 26, 2017 at 12:30pm in ECC 1857

    Student Profile and Pre-Application Deadline: November 3, 2017

    Campus Deadline: December 1, 2017

    National Deadline: January 26, 2018

    Results Announced: March 30, 2018



    Cassidy Alvarado, Director of International Fellowships
    Office of National and International Fellowships
    University Hall 1879

  • Capital Fellows Program

    Capital Fellows Program

    The Capital Fellows Program  provides recipients an opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California.

    Amount: Fellows earn a monthly stipend of $2,627 and receive health, dental and vision benefits.

    Location: Sacramento, CA

    Eligibility: Open to anyone who will be at least 20 years of age and a graduate from a university or four-year college by September 1, 2017.

    External Deadline: 2017 application will be available in October.

    Results Announced: TBD

  • Critical Languages Scholarship

    Critical Languages Scholarship

    The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students with the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries.

    Amount: The CLS Program covers many of the costs of participating in its overseas institutes, including intensive overseas group based language courses, room and board, U.S. academic credit issued through Bryn Mawr College, domestic and international airfare. Par

    Location: The CLS Program offers instruction in fourteen critical languages (No Previous Study Required - Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu; One+ Year Previous Study Required - Arabic, Persian; Two+ Year Previous Study Required - Chinese, Japanese, Russian)

    Eligibility: Open to U.S. citizens only. Must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program which results in a degree. Must be enrolled at your home college or university in the Fall Semester of 2016. Students taking a leave of absence to participate in an organized semester- or year-long study abroad program, or to participate in a substantive internship program, may still be considered eligible. Must be at least 18 years old. Must be able to submit a satisfactory Medical Information Form and Physician's statement and must inform the program of any changes in their health status between submission of these forms and departure in order to participate in the program. Undergraduate students must have completed at least one academic year of study. Must receive a visa in the country of study prior to program entry.

    Internal Draft Deadline: 10/1/2016

    Internal Final Deadline: 11/5/2016

    External Deadline: 2017 application will be available in September.

    Results Announced: TBD

  • David L. Boren/NSEP Undergraduate Scholarship

    David L. Boren/NSEP Undergraduate Scholarship

    Boren Scholarships allow U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests but underrepresented in study abroad.

    Amount: Maximum scholarship awards are $8,000 for a summer program, $10,000 for a semester, $20,000 for a full academic year

    Location: "Non-traditional" destinations (excludes certain countries)

    Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Open to all class years, though juniors and senior are not eligible for summer program.

    Internal Draft Deadline: 12/1/2016

    Internal Final Deadline: 1/6/2017

    External Deadline: 2017 application will be made available in August.

    Results Announced: TBD

  • Davis-Putter Scholarship

    Davis-Putter Scholarship

    The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community.

    Amount: The maximum grant is $10,000 and may be considerably smaller depending on the applicant’s circumstances and the amount of money available.

    Location: Individuals can participate in this program while attending most public institutions. See website for more information.

    Eligibility: The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement. Applicants must have participated in activities in the US.

    External Deadline: The application for the 2017 program will be available in 2017.

    Results Announced: TBD

  • Donald Strauss Scholarship

    Donald Strauss Scholarship

    The Donald Strauss Scholarship awards approximately 14 California college sophomores and juniors who reflect a strong, lifelong commitment to public service and education.

    Amount: $10,000

    Location: United States.

    Eligibility: Sophomores and juniors at pre-selected college (i.e. LMU) with a GPA in the upper 1/3 of their class.

    Internal Draft Deadline: Contact Lorena Chavez at LMU's Center for Service & Action

    External Deadline: 2017 application will be available in Winter.

    Results Announced: TBD

  • Morris K. Udall Scholarship

    Morris K. Udall Scholarship

    The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.

    Amount: Up to $7,000

    Location: Varies.

    Eligibility: Sophomore or junior-level college students. Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident.

    Internal Draft Deadline: 2/1/2017

    Internal Final Deadline: 3/1/2016

    External Deadline: 2017 application will be available in Winter.

    Results Announced: TBD

  • Thomas R. Pickering Undergrad. Foreign Affairs Scholarship

    Thomas R. Pickering Undergrad. Foreign Affairs Scholarship

    The Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with the aim of preparing them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service.

    Amount: Undergraduate: Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for the senior year of undergraduate studies, and first year of a master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business a

    Location: United States.

    Eligibility: Must be a United States citizen. Minimum GPS of 3.2. Applicants must enroll in a two-year, full-time master’s degree program, at U.S. based graduate institutions in an academic field relevant to the work of the Foreign Service. Undergraduate students must be must be in their junior year, expecting to receive a bachelor’s degree in Spring 2018.

    Internal Draft Deadline: 10/1/2016

    Internal Final Deadline: 11/1/2016

    External Deadline: The application for the 2017 program will be available in Fall.

    Results Announced: TBD

  • Truman Scholarship

    Truman Scholarship

    The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership.

    Amount: Up to $30,000

    Location: Varies.

    Eligibility: Junior-standing in third year of undergraduate study; U.S. citizen or forthcoming U.S. citizen; meets academic and service requirements. Residents of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands,Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana must have senior-level standing.

    Internal Draft Deadline: 12/1/2016

    Internal Final Deadline: 1/5/2017

    External Deadline: 2017 application will be available in Winter.

    Results Announced: TBD