Frank R. Seaver College of Science & Engineering

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The opportunities below represent a sample of fellowships available to Seaver students and alumni.

To receive a personalized list of fellowship opportunities based on your interests and goals, ONIF encourages you to schedule an advisement appointment or email 

Deadlines are approximate.

  • Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship Program

    APHSP may award up to $25,000 for one year of school and can be awarded up to three (3) times. If awarded, recipients agree to a twelve (12) month service obligation practicing full time, direct patient care at a qualified facility in California.

    Benefits: Up to $25,000

    Academic Levels: Graduating seniors, graduate students, and alumni.


    • To be eligible for the Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship Program, you must be currently accepted or enrolled in the following California Board or Committee approved program:

      • Certified Nurse Midwives
      • Clinical Nurse Specialists
      • Dentist  see dental location eligibility
      • Nurse Practitioners
      • Occupational Therapists
      • Pharmacists
      • Physical Therapists
      • Physician Assistants
      • Speech Therapists
    • Be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) units, or its equivalent until program completion
    • Have a GPA of 2.0 or greater
    • Be free from any other service obligation
    • Be willing to work in a Medically Underserved Area for twelve (12) months

    National Deadline: May

  • AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship to India

    An immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, technology and innovation, and public health.


    • A roundtrip ticket from their point of origin to India
    • Insurance coverage
    • A monthly living stipend. 


    • Be a U.S. or Indian citizen, or a U.S. permanent resident
    • Be between the ages of 21 and 34, before the start of the program
    • Have completed a Bachelor’s degree before the start of the program  

    National Deadline: January

  • Amgen Scholars Program

    An Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology. Each summer hundreds of undergraduates step into some of the world’s premier research universities and institutions to participate in the Amgen Scholars Program. Students conduct hands-on research in the lab alongside top faculty, participate in seminars and networking events, and take part in symposia with their peers and leading scientists.

    Benefits: Depending on the site, Scholars receive a stipend, room & board, and costs for travel.

    Academic Levels: Sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors


    • A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above
    • An interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D
    • Certain U.S. locations require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.

    National Deadline: Varies by site, typically early February

  • Barry 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 questionnaire 
    • 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.

    View the 2023 Goldwater Scholarship PowerPoint or watch a recording of the info session.

    Campus Info Session: October

    Student Profile and Pre-Application Deadline: November

    Campus Deadline: December

    National Deadline: January

    Results Announced: March



  • CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS) Program

    The CUPS Program consists of internship opportunities taking place at five partner institutions. The CUPS Program creates a public health workplace experience to increase student interest in minority health and health professions. Every year, the CUPS Program enrolls a diverse and talented group of students and provides them with an opportunity to turn knowledge into real world experience in a public health setting.

    Benefits: Stipend, travel, and housing expenses

    Academic Levels: Juniors, seniors, and recent baccalaureate degree students 

    National Deadline: January

  • DAAD Graduate Study Grants

    Deadline: mid-October

    Purpose: to fund study, research, and creative projects in Germany

    Amount: monthly stipends 850-1075 euros, health insurance and travel.

    Location: Throughout Germany.

    Eligibility: current seniors, graduate student or alumni who completed their undergraduate degrees no more than six years ago.

    Key Qualifications: Affiliation with program and possible mentors. For humanities and arts degrees and project, good command of German, for other fields, students without language expertise may qualify if language of instruction is English.

  • DAAD Research in Science and Engineering Grants

    Deadline: December

    Purpose: to fund summer research for undergraduate with post-docs in Germany research institutions

    Amount: monthly stipends, German language classes.

    Location: Throughout Germany.


    • be currently enrolled at a university/college in the United States, Canada, the UK or Ireland as a full-time student in the field of biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, earth sciences or engineering (or a closely related field)
    • be an undergraduate who will have completed at least 2 years of a degree program by the time of the internship placement
    • prove that you will maintain undergraduate status after the internship has taken place

    German language skills are not required for most positions but would be helpful to manage everyday life outside of the laboratory. The working language will generally be English.

    Key Qualifications: Careful review of current internship placements, application that highlights specific courses and research experience and how these relate to a potential placement.

  • 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.

    National Deadline: April

    Results Announced: July

  • Ebell Scholarship

    The Ebell continues to seek out and subsidize academically outstanding students who are residents of Los Angeles County. Awards are based upon character, scholarship, and financial need.

    Amount: $5,000 annually.


    • United States citizenship. If naturalized citizen, please send a copy of the official documentation
    • Permanent Resident of Los Angeles County
    • Full-time Attendance at an accredited Los Angeles County educational institution
    • Expected post-secondary sophomore status or higher in that educational institution at the beginning of next school year (only undergraduates qualify)
    • Achievement of at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA
    • Availability for an in-person interview with Ebell Scholarship Committee on our Ebell campus
    • Demonstrated community commitment

    National Deadline: April

  • EnCorps Teacher STEM Program

    EnCorps currently transitions STEM professionals to teaching as a second career in high poverty schools in the urban areas of Greater Los Angeles, North Orange County, Greater San Diego, the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, and recently expanded to Denver, CO. Thirteen years into its mission, over 1,000 EnCorps tutors, guest teachers, and full-time credentialed instructors have served in more than 250 schools and organizations, impacting over 125,000 students statewide.


    • Gain firsthand experience by being matched with a mentor teacher to serve 2-5 hours per week as a volunteer guest teacher.
    • Receive mentorship and coaching from EnCorps staff and an experienced host teacher.
    • Feel confident with support to complete teaching exams (if applicable) and access to expert counseling and advice on which teacher credential/license type and program to pursue, and how to access funding for it.
    • Access opportunities to apply for internal scholarships.
    • Establish and improve your teaching practice with a robust slate of professional development and collaborative cohort of peers. Offerings include Summer Residential Institute in June, Fall Institute in October and Spring Institute in March – opportunities to learn and network.
    • Begin full time teaching in a school district or charter network within 9 months – 2.5 years (depending on accelerated or standard route selected). Starting salaries typically range from $40,000 to $65,000.

    Academic Level: Alumni and graduate students.


    • Currently live in an area we serve (California: Greater San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles Area, San Diego, North Orange County; Colorado: Greater Denver Area)
    • Have at least 1 or more years of work or research experience as a STEM industry professional OR possess an advanced degree in a STEM field
    • Be fully eligible to work in the United States (US Citizen, Permanent Resident)
    • Possess a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA of 2.50 or higher (foreign degrees must be independently evaluated to determine equivalency)
    • Not currently hold a teaching credential / license in a core subject in the state in which you are applying

    National Deadline: Rolling 

  • The Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship was launched by the State Department to address its growing need for technology expertise in the field of diplomacy, in addition to increasing the representation of diverse groups among its service. The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Program highlights include:

    • Eligible students apply during their sophomore year to receive up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for junior and senior years of undergraduate studies related to an Information Technology field.
    • Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.
    • Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service IMS entry requirements.

    Eligibility and Qualifications

      • Applicants must be United States citizens.
      • Applicants must be in the sophomore year of undergraduate study at a U.S. undergraduate institution.
      • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application and this grade point average must be maintained throughout participation in the program.
      • Applicants must be able to attend a June orientation in Washington, D.C. if selected.
      • Applicants must be available to fulfill the summer internship obligations. 
      • Applicants must be prepared to enter the Foreign Service after completing their bachelor's degree.

                  Application Procedures and Selection Criteria

                  Applications are submitted through the online application. Read more about LMU's most recent FAIT Fellow, Yolanda Nosakhare ' 21.

                  Campus Info Session: Watch a recording of the August 2020 info session

                  National Deadline: February



                • The Fulbright U.S. Student Program

                  Offers research, study, and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. They provide approximately 2,000 grants for individually designed research projects, graduate study, or English Teaching Assistant Programs. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs.

                  Campus DeadlineAugust 31

                  National Deadline: October

                  Results Announced: March-June

                • Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarships

                  FEA invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. FEA Scholarship applicants are automatically considered for all available scholarships (general and dedicated) based on answers provided in the application online.

                  Award: Up to $10,000


                  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
                  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. (graduate students are not eligible)
                  • Study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s home institution
                  • Study abroad program must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in country/countries

                  Preferences: FEA gives preference to students with demonstrated financial need, and strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. These groups include, but are not limited to:

                  • First-generation college students
                  • Minority students
                  • Community college students

                  National Deadline: January

                • Freeman-ASIA Award Program

                  Designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.

                  Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others and fulfill the program's goal of increasing understanding of Asia in the United States.

                  Amount: Up to $7,000.


                  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident at the time of application.
                  • Must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance to participate in the proposed study abroad program. The applicant is required to submit the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) figure, calculated through FAFSA, with the statement of financial need through the online Freeman-ASIA application.
                  • Must be an undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 2.8, pursuing his or her first bachelor's degree.
                  • Must apply through the U.S. home campus and have at least one term of enrollment remaining at the home institution in the U.S. upon returning from studying abroad in Asia.
                  • Must have applied or have been accepted to a study abroad based program in: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. A multi-country program is eligible only if the applicant will spend at least 8 weeks in one of the countries stated above and will have intensive language study during that period.
                  • Must have applied to or have been accepted by a study abroad based program that awards academic credits through the home campus or other U.S. accredited college or university. The proposed length of study in the host country must be a minimum of 8 weeks for a summer term, 10 weeks for a quarter term, and 12 weeks for a semester term.
                  • Must have little or no previous experience in the country in which he or she plans to study. A summer term applicant must not have spent more than 4 weeks in the proposed country of study within the last 5 years. A semester or an academic year term applicant must not have spent more than 6 weeks in the proposed country of study within the last 5 years.
                  • Must submit the online Freeman-ASIA Student Impact Survey within one month of returning to the United States and must initiate his/her service project to promote study abroad opportunities in Asia on the college campus and/or in the local community.
                  • Must submit the Freeman-ASIA Final Service Report on the implementation of his/her service project at the end of the term following his/her return to the United States.
                  • Must not be a previous Freeman-ASIA award recipient.

                  Campus Deadline: Varies, depending on travel dates. Late-September for spring and the summer early application deadline. Late-February for summer, fall, or academic year travel. Contact ONIF for more information.

                  National Deadline: Varies, depending on travel dates. October for spring. March/April for summer, fall, or academic year travel.

                • National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM) Fellowship Program

                  Preparing technical leaders for advanced careers in industry, academia, and government agencies by identifying and selecting highly qualified students to complete a program of STEM graduate study and industry internships.


                  GEM MS Engineering Fellows receive*:

                  • $4,000 living stipend per full-time semester up to 4 semesters ($8K per academic year – 3 quarters)
                  • up to two paid summer internships with a GEM Employer Member
                  • full tuition and fees provided by a GEM University Member

                  Ph.D. Engineering/Science Fellows receive*:

                  • $16,000 stipend in the first academic year of the GEM Fellowship
                  • GEM Member University provides a living stipend up to the 5th year of PhD program, equivalent to other funded doctorate students in the department
                  • a minimum of one paid summer internship with a GEM Employer Member
                  • full tuition and fees at a GEM University Member

                  *The GEM Member University will provide a financial contract at the time the GEM Fellowship is confirmed per this recommended distribution of the GEM Employer contribution.


                  • Under-representation: Candidates are targeted for participation who are members of the following under-represented groups in science and engineering as defined by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics:
                    • American Indian/Native
                    • African American/Black
                    • Hispanic American/Latino
                  • Citizenship: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident at time of application.

                  National Deadline: November

                • Benjamin A. Gilman Undergraduate Scholarship

                  The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints.  The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries and world regions. The program also encourages students to study languages, especially critical need languages (those deemed important to national security). Veterans of military service are encouraged to apply, and preference is given to veterans when other factors are equivalent. By supporting undergraduate students who have high financial need, the program has been successful in supporting students who have been historically underrepresented in education abroad, including but not limited to first-generation college students, students in STEM fields, ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, students attending HBCUs or other minority-serving institutions, students attending community colleges, and students coming from U.S. states with less study abroad participation.).

                  Amount: Up to $5,000.

                  Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Open to all class years. Must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship.

                  National Deadline: Varies, depending on travel dates. October for spring and the summer early application deadline. March for summer, fall, or academic year travel.


                • Google Lime Scholarship Program

                  Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities.

                  Amount: Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates' academic background and a demonstrated passion for computer science - $10,000 for those studying in the US and $5,000 for those studying in Canada (based on tuition costs).


                  • A current undergraduate, graduate or PhD student enrolled at a university in the U.S. or Canada (freshmen/first years and international students studying in the U.S. or Canada are eligible to apply); and also
                  • Continuing current studies or intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a new program (e.g., graduating and pursuing an advanced degree) at a university in the U.S. or Canada 
                  • Pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field (such as software engineering; or electrical engineering with a heavy computer science course load)
                  • Maintaining a strong academic performance
                  • A student with a visible or invisible disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term, or recurring, issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider to be a daily function); this definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists. We know that 90% of disabilities on campus are invisible, and candidates with all disabilities are encouraged to apply
                  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a commitment to and passion for computer science and technology
                  • Previous Google Lime Scholars are unfortunately not able to be considered

                  National Deadline: November.

                • NOAA's Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

                  The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance  for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) facility during the summer.

                  Amount: Up to $9,500 per year, plus a summer internship.


                  • be a U.S. citizen;
                  • be currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program or as a full-time 3rd year student in a five-year undergraduate program at an accredited college or university or university within the United States or U.S. territories;
                  • earn and maintain a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on other identified scale) in all completed undergraduate courses each term and cumulative, as well as an overall GPA of 3.0 in your major field of study. The grade point average requirement applies prior to and at the time of application for a scholarship, for the period between application and award notification, and after award distribution; and
                  • have and maintain a declared major in a discipline including, but not limited to, oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that support NOAA's programs and mission.

                  National Deadline: January

                  Results Announced: April

                • Knight-Hennessy Scholars

                  Knight Hennessy Scholars will receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford. This includes the JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as all joint- and dual-degrees. In addition to pursuing your graduate studies, shape your own experience as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar through the King Global Leadership Program. As a Knight-Hennessy Scholar, you will develop both the depth and range of subject expertise to confront the numerous grand challenges and opportunities of the future. You will be part of a unique community of change agents from a diverse range of backgrounds.


                  Citizens of all countries are welcome to apply. You are eligible to apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars if you apply during your final year of study for your first/bachelor's degree or within four years of earning your first/bachelor’s degree.  You must also meet the admission requirements of your intended Stanford graduate or professional degree program.*


                  Recording of 2022 Knight Hennessy Info Session,  2018 Knight Hennessy Scholars Program Webinar Slides 


                  Contact for application support.

                  *Undocumented students should verify eligibility/admission requirements for the graduate program of interest at Stanford.

                • Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) Fellowship

                  KSTF provides beginning high school STEM teachers with five-year fellowships designed to help them become master teacher and leaders.

                  BenefitsTeaching Fellows receive financial support in the form of grants or stipends throughout the year. Professional development grants are available to cover the cost of relevant activities, including workshops, mentoring, practitioner inquiry and Fellow observations. Fellows are also eligible for teaching materials grants. Last, Fellows can apply for leadership grants to pursue efforts that will have a positive impact on math and science education beyond their own classroom.


                  • have the capacity and determination to commit to teaching as their primary career;
                  • have earned a degree in a major related to the mathematics or science discipline they intend to teach no later than September 1, 2018 (this degree should have been earned no more than 10 years ago);
                  • have earned or will earn a valid state teaching credential/certificate/license that enables them to teach mathematics or science in grades 9-12 in the United States in the last 5 years; and
                  • be entering their first or second year as teacher of record during the following academic year

                  National Deadline: November

                • Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program

                  Provides students with A 10-week summer experience to gain real-world, hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy.

                  Benefits: Students receive a stipend, room & board, and costs for travel.

                  Academic Levels: Sophomores, juniors, non-graduating seniors, and graduate students


                  • U.S. citizenship
                  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8.

                  National Deadline: January

                • Mitchell Scholarship

                  The Mitchell Scholarship funds up to twelve students for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

                  Amount: Award amount varies by participant to provide tuition, housing, a cash stipend for living expenses, and a travel stipend.

                  Location: Ireland.

                  Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen between 18 and 29 years of age as of September 30 of the application year. Applicants need to have obtained a bachelor’s degree prior to study as a Mitchell Scholar.

                  Campus Deadline: August 31

                  National Deadline: Late September

                  Results Announced: Late November

                • Udall Scholarship

                  Authorized by the US Congress in 1992 to honor Congressman Morris King Udall and his legacy of public service. The Morris K. Udall Foundation awards up to fifty scholarships of $7,000 and fifty honorable mentions to sophomores and juniors committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, and future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in Native American health care and tribal public policy. Each scholarship covers expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,000. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support. Scholars selected during their sophomore year may be re-nominated during their junior year.

                  Eligibility and Qualifications

                  • Applicants must be US citizens, US nationals, or resident aliens
                  • Applicants must be sophomores or juniors
                  • Applicants should have a recommended minimum GPA of at least a "B" or the equivalent
                  • Applicants must intend to pursue a career in environmental public policy OR be a Native American or Alaska Native student interested in a career related to health care and tribal public policy

                  Application Procedures and Selection Criteria

                  Students apply through the Office of National & International Fellowships. The application includes:

                  • An 11-question application;
                  • An 800-word essay on a speech, legislative act, book, or public policy statement by either Morris K. Udall or Stewart L. Udall and its impact on your interests and goals;
                  • Transcripts for all college coursework; and
                  • Three letters of recommendation that speak to your leadership, public service, and academic achievements.

                  Additional documentation is required for applicants in tribal public policy and health care, and for U.S. permanent residents.

                  Scholars are selected based upon the following criteria:

                  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental or natural resource issues; OR demonstrated commitment to tribal public policy; OR demonstrated commitment to Native American health care. Commitment is demonstrated through substantial contributions to and participation in one or more of the following: campus activities, research, tribal involvement, community or public service.
                  • Course of study and proposed career likely to lead to position where nominee can make significant contributions to the shaping of either environmental, or tribal public policy, or Native American health care issues, whether through scientific advances, public or political service, or community action.
                  • Leadership, character, desire to make a difference, general well-roundedness.

                  How to Apply

                  Step 1: Determine if the Udall Scholarship is right for you. Review About the Scholarship and Who Should Apply pages.

                  Step 2: Contact ONIF. Only ONIF can give you access to the online application.

                  Step 3: Review the sample application. The Udall Scholarship is a highly competitive award; start now so that you can prepare the best application possible. Work closely with your faculty rep as you revise your application.

                  Step 4: Request your letters of recommendation and transcripts. Visit our FAQs to learn more.

                  Step 5: Revise, revise, revise. Visit Advice and Guidance for additional information.

                  Review the PowerPoint slides from the  2019 LMU Udall Scholarship Info Session 

                  Campus Deadline: February 2022

                  National Deadline: March 2022

                  Results Announced: April


                  Office of National & International Fellowships (ONIF)

                • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

                  NDSEG Fellowships are designed to encourage baccalaureate recipients to enter graduate school and ultimately gain doctorates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.  


                  • NDSEG Fellowships last for a period of up to four years (based on continued funding), and covers full tuition and mandatory fees. Fellows also receive a monthly stipend, and up to $1,500 a year in medical insurance.
                  • There is no DoD service requirement with this award.


                  • Open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. 
                  • Intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of the following disciplines: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Biosciences (includes toxicology), Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Geosciences (includes terrain, water, and air), Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering (includes undersea systems), Oceanography (includes ocean acoustics, remote sensing, and marine meteorology), or Physics (including optics).
                  • Applicants must either be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies, or have completed no more than two years of full-time years graduate study in the discipline in which they are applying.
                  • NDSEG Fellows must be enrolled full-time and must be pursuing graduate study at a U.S. institution.

                  National Deadline: December

                • National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program

                  NHSC SP awards scholarships to students pursuing eligible primary care health professions training. In return, scholars commit to provide primary care health services in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). You commit to a minimum two years of full-time service in exchange for a full year of scholarship support.

                  Benefits: NHSC SP will pay tuition and fees for each academic term that you complete within the academic year.

                  Academic Levels: Graduating seniors, graduate students, and alumni.


                  • A United States (U.S.) citizen (U.S. born or naturalized) or U.S. national
                  • Enrolled as a full-time student (or accepted for enrollment) in a physician, dentist, nurse practitioner, nurse-midwife, or physician assistant program

                  National Deadline: May

                • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program 

                  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.


                  • Up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses
                  • Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.
                  • Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
                  • Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation

                  Academic Levels: Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.


                  • U.S.A. citizen or U.S.A. permanent resident
                  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America
                  • Undergraduate University Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0-point scale or within the top 5 percent of your class
                  • Having 'Exceptional Financial Need' as certified by your undergraduate institution financial aid office (Federal Register: 80 FR 3236) - see table (updated 8 December 2016).

                  National Deadline: March

                  Results Announced: Late July

                • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

                  The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program supports graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

                  Amount: Three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.

                  Location: United States.


                  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents
                  • Early-career: undergrad & grad students
                  • Pursuing research-based MS or PhD
                  • Science and engineering
                  • Enrolled in accredited institution in US by Fall
                  • Review the PowerPoint from the September 12 NSF GRFP Info Session for more info

                  External Deadline: Late-October (exact date varies by program)

                  Results Announced: Late March


                • Paul and Daisy Soros Scholarship for New Americans

                  The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

                  BenefitsEach award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years. 


                  1. NEW AMERICAN STATUS​

                  The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a fellowship program intended for United States immigrants and children of immigrants. To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the November 1, 2017 application deadline:

                  • Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens.
                  • Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents.
                  • Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card.
                  • Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption.
                  • DACA: You have been granted deferred action under the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and your status is currently active.

                  2. ACADEMIC STANDING

                  The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a fellowship program intended for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing full time graduate degrees at United States institutions. Eligible applicants will have a bachelor’s degree as of the fall of 2018, and may be applying to graduate school as they are applying to the fellowship, or they may already be enrolled in the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the application deadline. The fellowship program is open to all fields of study and fully accredited fulltime graduate degree programs. In order to be eligible for the 2018 fellowship, an applicant should be planning to be enrolled full time in an eligible graduate degree program at a US university for the full 2018-19 academic year. Eligible applicants must not have begun the third year of the program that they are seeking funding for as of the November 1, 2017 deadline. Applicants who have a previous graduate degree or who are in a joint-degree program are eligible.

                  Ineligible programs: Online programs, executive graduate programs, joint bachelors/master's programs, certificate programs, post-baccalaureate programs, graduate programs that are not in the United States, and graduate programs that are not fully accredited.

                  3. AGE

                  The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a fellowship program intended for students who are early in their careers. All students must be 30 or younger as of the application deadline.

                  National Deadline: November

                • Pfizer's Breakthrough Fellowship Program

                  One of Pfizer’s Bold Moves is to create a workplace for all, and we are committed to increasing diversity by fostering a more inclusive workplace. To build this, Pfizer has launched a Breakthrough Fellowship Program – a nine-year commitment to increase minority representation at Pfizer, designed to enhance our pipeline of diverse leaders. The Breakthrough Fellowship Program, first-of-its-kind, works to advance students and early career colleagues of Black/African American, Latino/Hispanic and Native American descent with a goal of developing 100 fellows by 2025.

                  Benefits: Fully funded summer internship, guaranteed employment, and a full scholarship to pursue an MBA or MPH (after two years of service at Pfizer)

                  Academic Level: Juniors

                  Eligibility: Open to juniors. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

                  National Deadline: September

                • Rhodes Scholarship

                  Rhodes Scholars receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Oxford University. Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.

                  Amount: Varies.

                  LocationOxford University in the United Kingdom

                  Eligibility: No citizenship requirements. However, non-U.S. citizens may have an earlier application deadline and should consult the website for more info. Must be at least 18 but not yet 24 years of age. To be considered, an applicant must be on track to receive a bachelor’s degree before October of the application year.

                  Campus Deadline: August 31

                  National Deadline: August for non-U.S. citizens; October for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and DACA students.

                  Results Announced: Late November

                • Schwarzman Scholars Program

                  Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

                  With the inaugural class enrolled in 2016, the program gives the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

                  Students live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes are taught in English. Students pursue a Masters in Global Affairs, with concentrations in one of the disciplines:

                  • Public Policy
                  • Economics and Business
                  • International Studies

                  Students spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future.


                  • Tuition Fees
                  • Room and board
                  • Travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year
                  • An in-country study tour
                  • Required course books and supplies
                  • Lenovo laptop and smartphone
                  • Health insurance
                  • A personal stipend of $3,500


                  • Undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent
                  • Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1 of the application year
                  • English language proficiency

                  National Deadline: Early September

                  Results Announced: December