University Honors Program
phone: (208) 885-6147
Idaho Commons 315
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2533
Moscow, ID 83844-2533

National Scholarships

These scholarships offer tremendous possibilities: University of Idaho students with strong academic records and leadership interests have proved successful in competing for many of these awards. 

As you consider these opportunities, please visit websites to explore eligibility requirements and the application process. You also should plan to consult with the scholarship representative well in advance for guidance, including faculty/staff advisors in respective fields/departments/programs, such as the UI's International Programs Office/Study Abroad. Grinnell College with advice from the National Association of Fellowships Advisors also has compiled this PDF file list of scholarship opportunities that accept applications from international students. Informational meetings about these scholarships also are held on campus each semester.

Questions and comments related to information on this website may be directed to:

University Honors Program
Idaho Commons Room 315

Examples by Category-
Study Abroad Opportunities:
  • DAAD/Germany for undergraduates, including seniors
  • Freeman-Asia for undergraduates
  • Fulbright for postgraduate studies
  • Fulbright Undergraduate Summer Institutes in U.K.
  • Gates Cambridge for Postgraduate Study
  • Gilman for undergraduates
  • Marshall for postgraduate study in U.K.
  • NSEP/Boren for undergraduates
  • Phi Kappa Phi for undergraduates
  • Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships for sophomores
  • Rhodes for postgraduate study at Oxford University
  • Rotary Scholarships, for undergraduates and graduates
Primarily Sciences and technical fields:
  • Hertz for Ph.D. in physical sciences
  • Homeland Security for juniors and seniors, also includes selected social sciences and humanities
  • Knowles, to prepare high school math and science teachers
  • NIH Undergraduate Scholarships for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
  • NSF for graduate fellowships and also NSF-REUs for undergraduates
  • Rieser for undergraduates, connecting science, technology, and global security/policy
  • Whitaker fellowships in biomedical engineering for seniors and graduate students


  • Cooke Graduate Arts Award
    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and significant financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the US or abroad.  Awards can be as much as $50,000 annually.  In 2011, the Foundation will select 10 recipients for this award.

    The award provides funding for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books.  Scholarships amounts vary based on several factors, including costs at the institution each recipient attends and other grants and scholarships the student receives.

    Students interested in the program must be nominated by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Faculty Representative at their school, and may not apply directly to the Foundation. Each college or university may nominate two students to be considered for this award.
  • DADD Scholarships for Studies in Germany

    The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers rich variety of scholarship programs (study, research internships, summer language study, all in Germany) for undergraduates, including those about to complete their degrees.


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  • Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Undergraduate Scholarships
    The DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program is intended for students (U.S. citizens) interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission .This education program is intended to ensure a diverse and highly talented science and technology community to achieve the DHS mission and objectives.  Areas of study that are eligible include:  physical, mathematical, computer and information, life, and social sciences, psychology, selected humanities, and engineering. The award includes a monthly $1,000 stipend for nine months, plus full tuition and fees paid, to cover the junior and senior years of undergraduate study. February deadline.

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  • EirĂ­ksson Fellowships for Graduate Study in Iceland
    The Leifur Eiríksson Foundation, governed by a board of trustees appointed by the Central Bank of Iceland, the Icelandic Government, and the University of Virginia, was founded to fund a graduate fellowship exchange program between Iceland and the United States.

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  • Ford Foundation Fellowships Program
    The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties; awards are offered at the Predoctoral, Dissertation and Postdoctoral levels. To be eligible for a Ford Foundation Fellowship award you must be a citizen of the United States, demonstrate evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and be committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs.

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  • Freeman-Asia Award for Study in Asia
    (UI representative: Holly Greenfield, Study Abroad Advisor, LLC#3, Ground Floor, hgreenfield@uidaho.edu, 885-0105 or abroad@uidaho.edu)

    This award program is to increase the number of American undergraduate students (those who have at least one term of enrollment remaining following their return from study abroad through this award, for either a summer program, semester/quarter, or academic year) who study in East and Southeast Asia, by providing them with information and need-basedfinancial assistance. Applicants must have applied or have been accepted to a country-based study abroad program from among the following countries and regions: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. ( Multi-country programs are only eligible if the applicant will spend at least 8 weeks in one of the countries and will have intensive language study during that period. ) Applicants must have applied or have been accepted to a study abroad program that awards academic credits through the home campus or other U.S. accredited college or university. Programs must be a minimum of 8 weeks for a summer term, 10 weeks for a quarter term, and 12 weeks for a semester term. Applicants must have little or no previous experience in the country in which they plan to study. Applicants must not have spent more than 4 weeks in the proposed country of study within the last 5 years. Applications open/start in September (with mid-October deadline) for the spring and also the next academic year award cycle.

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  • Fulbright Scholarships for Post-graduate Study and Teaching Abroad
    (UI Fulbright Program representative: Holly Greenfield Study Abroad Advisor, LLC#3, Ground Floor, hgreenfield@uidaho.edu, 885-0105 or abroad@uidaho.edu )

    The U.S. Student Fulbright Program gives recent B.S./B.A. graduates (by May), law students, master's and doctoral candidates, as well as young professionals and artists, the opportunity to study, conduct research or teach in their choice of 140 countries around the world. Applicants design their own programs and submit applications online in coordination with the university's International Programs Office (IPO). IPO assists applicants and arranges on-campus interviews, and forwards the completed application packages (including two page research proposal, one-page vitae, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a language evaluation if required) to IIE/New York by the mid-October deadline (on campus UI deadline is typically September 15th, including on campus interview). Fulbright awards provide roundtrip transportation, language or orientation classes (where appropriate), a living maintenance stipend, book and research allowances, tuition (in some cases), and health/accident insurance for students to teach, study, or conduct research abroad. Program booklets and applications are available in the International Programs Office. Ms. Greenfield offers on campus info/advising sessions, and also is available to meet with applicants in the summer months as well as the academic year. Since 1997, 21 UI students have won Fulbrights.

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  • Fulbright Summer Institutes for Undergraduates
    Fulbright Commission Newcastle University Summer Institute is a five-week cultural and academic programme for US students held at Newcastle University in the UK."Experience an exciting academic programme at a top ranked UK University in a vibrant cosmopolitan city set in the beautiful North East of England; Explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK, visiting museums, galleries, parks, castles and islands; Develop knowledge in the academic programme of your choice, be taught by world leaders in your field and receive credit you can transfer to your US University.The Summer Institute will cover the majority of the participant costs. This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the Newcastle University, accommodation and social programme, subsistence e.g. food and drink and visa processing. UI honors student Ashley Vincent was selected and participated in the summer 2010 institute, and Newcastle representative Helen Fleming visited UI in September 2010. There are summer institutes at three locations: Newcastle, Roehampton, and Wales.

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  • Gates Cambridge Scholarships (postgraduate study or second Bachelor's degree)
    (UI representative: Dr. Stephan Flores, University Honors Program, 315 Idaho Commons, 885-6147, sflores@uidaho.edu)

    The Gates Cambridge Scholarships cover the full cost of studying at the University of Cambridge, typically renewable for one to three years. The Gates Cambridge Trust seeks American students who, through study at Cambridge, are likely to make a significant contribution to their discipline by research, by teaching, or by using their learning creatively in their chosen professions. The Trust expects that ultimately Gates Cambridge Scholars will deploy their education for the benefit of others, finding solutions for problems facing societies of the world, particularly global problems related to health, equity, technology, and learning. Though intended primarily for courses of postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge (one year, or research leading to the Ph.D.), support may be available for study for a second Bachelor's Degree as an Affiliated Student. Applicants who are not successful are eligible to be considered for modest part-cost awards. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to confer with the UI representative during the preceding spring semester. Application deadline for fall 2010: For the 2011-12 application round applicants must either:

    Submit the GRADSAF application form on-line AND submit the three references, transcripts and any other required documentation in hard copy. All parts of the form must arrive at the University by the deadlines below. OR Submit the GRADSAF application form, three references, transcripts and any other required documentation all in hard copy. The entire hard copy application must arrive at the University by the deadlines below.The fee for both application methods is £35. If the applicant does not have strong view about whether to apply on line or in hard copy, the University has a slight preference for the on-line route - only because it saves entering data manually (although the application method has no impact at all when considering the application).

    The two deadlines for Gates Cambridge Scholarships for 2012-13 entry are typically 15 October 2011 for US citizens OR 1 December 2011 for all other citizens (and US citizens currently studying at Cambridge who wish to apply for a new degree at Cambridge). Last year’s [podcast] webinar for US applicants is available here

    » Learn More about the scholarship and visit the Prospective Graduate Students homepage.
  • Gilman Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarships
    (UI Study Abroad Advisor: Holly Greenfield, LLC#3, Ground Floor, hgreenfield@uidaho.edu, 885-0105 or abroad@uidaho.edu)

    The Gilman Scholarship (Undergraduate Students Study Abroad) Program offers 820 scholarships (maximum award per student for any one academic term is $5,000 per year; however, those studying languages that fulfill the Critical Need criteria, such as Arabic (all dialects), Chinese (all dialects), Turkic (Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgz, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek), Persian (Farsi, Dari, Kurdish, Pashto, Tajiki), Indic (Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhala, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Sindhi), Korean, and Russian, receive an additional $3,000) to US citizen undergraduates who want to study abroad (earning academic credits) and are receiving a federal Pell Grant at time of application or during the term of study abroad (minimum 4 weeks up to an academic year). The program aims to encourage students to choose nontraditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia. The Gilman scholarship aims to support students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students studying the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities, and students of nontraditional age. Awards are made up to $5,000 for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad and vary depending on the length. The applicant must be a citizen of the United States. (Permanent Residents of the United States are not eligible.) Deadline for fall semester study is in early April; for spring semester study the deadline is in early October.

    The applicant may not study in a country which is currently under a Travel Warning issued by the United States Department of State. The Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot summer award cycle for students participating in Summer study abroad programs. A limited number of summer awards will be available to students majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math field who meet the program's standard eligibility criteria.

    SUMMARY/REVIEW: Spring 2012 online applications are due October 4, 2011

    For students applying for any academic term (Academic Year, Fall, Spring or Summer) please find the eligibility requirements below:

    · Enrolled as an undergraduate student at a two or four-year U.S. Institution
    · United States citizen
    · Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad
    · Participating in a study abroad program that is no less than four weeks (28 days) in one country and no more than an academic year
    · Receiving academic credit
    · Study in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba

    For more information, please contact the appropriate person below:


    Applicants (last name A-K):

    Applicants (last name L-Z):

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  • Goldwater Scholarships for Sophomores & Juniors in Math, Natural Sciences, & Engineering
    (UI representative: Dr. Alton Campbell, altonc@uidaho.edu)

    For current sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers and advanced degrees in mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering. This prestigious national scholarship pays up to $7,500 per year for the final one or two years of a winner's undergraduate career. Since 2005, University of Idaho students have garnered 12 Goldwater scholarships, the most in Idaho, with two UI students named as Scholars in 2015. Deadline for completed on campus applications is near the end of November, and prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Campbell early fall semester.

    » See Information for UI applicants
  • Hertz Fellowships for Ph.D. Study in Physical Sciences
    The Hertz Foundation provides fellowships tenable at over 40 of the nation's finest universities for graduate work leading to award of the Ph.D. degree in applications of the physical sciences. Evidence of exceptional creativity, broad understanding of physical principles, and outstanding potential for innovative research is expected. Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency.

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  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund
    Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund believes that the country prospers when all Americans have access to the opportunities a college education can afford.  As the nation’s leading Hispanic higher education fund, HSF works to address the financial and cultural barriers that keep many Latinos from earning a college degree. HSF has awarded over $300 million in scholarships over the past 35 years and has supported a broad range of outreach and education programs to help students and their families navigate collegiate life, from gaining admission and securing financial aid to finding employment after graduation.  HSF envisions a future where every Latino household will have at least one college graduate, creating an enduring impact on the college outlook of Latino families nationwide, and strengthening the American economy for generations to come.

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  • Javits Postgraduate Fellowships in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, or Interdisciplinary Fields
    (UI representative: Dr. Dale Graden, History, Admin 305A, 885-8956, graden@uidaho.edu)

    The Jacob Javits Fellowships support up to four years of graduate study in the arts, humanities, social sciences, or interdisciplinary fields for study leading to the Ph.D or MFA degree. Applicants (U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or citizen of one fo the Freely Associated States) with outstanding academic records should apply as seniors (or recent graduates). Applications include Personal Statement (two pages), three letters of recommendation, other optional materials (manuscripts, creative work), GRE scores, and submission of FAFSA. Applications may be obtained from the Federal Aid office at 1-800-433-3243. National deadline for completed applications in mid-October. NOTE: THE JAVITS FELLOWSHIP IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2012 FUNDING CYCLE--check back or on Javits site to learn when funding might be renewed.

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  • Knowles Science Foundation for Teaching of High School Math and Science

    The Teaching Fellowships supports those committed to becoming outstanding mathematics and science teachers in U.S. high schools. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in biology, a physical science, mathematics or a related field, and have received their most recent content degree within the past five years.


    Fellowships will be awarded in each of three disciplinary strands: biology, physical science, and mathematics. Benefits include:

    • Financial and professional support for up to five years, including tuition assistance for up to two years and a monthly stipend while fellows are enrolled in a recognized teacher credential program.
    • Room, board, travel expenses and fees for summer professional development activities as well as a monthly stipend during the summer.
    • Opportunities to apply for instructional materials, academic year professional development, school-site mentor support, support for National Board Certification and financial support for leadership activities.
    • Membership in a professional organization.
    • Room, board and travel expenses for three meetings per year with other KSTF Fellows.


    Deadline: Early January


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  • Madison Postgraduate Fellowships for Secondary-Level Teaching of American History & Politics
    (UI representative: Dr. Donald Crowley, Political Science, Administration Bldg. 205, 885-7290, crowley@uidaho.edu)

    The James Madison Memorial Fellowships provide opportunities for current UI seniors or recent graduates (U.S. citizen or national status) who plan to attend graduate school and who are also committed to teaching American history or politics, particularly the U.S. Constitution, in grades 7-12; also opportunities for those already teaching at these grade levels who intend to pursue a master's degree. Fellowships carry a maximum stipend of $24,000 (for up to two-years), which is used to cover the costs of tuition, fees, books, and room and board. Fellows must enroll in programs leading to master's degrees in American history, political science, or education. Participation includes a four-week institute at Georgetown University, normally during the summer after the commencement of study. Because the foundation is required to try to award at least one fellowship to a legal resident of each state, Idaho residents may have a considerable chance of receiving an award. Applications can be requested at this phone number: 1-800-525-6928. National deadline for completed applications is March 1st. 

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  • Marshall Scholarships for Postgraduate Study in U.K.
    (E-mail: honors@uidaho.edu)

    Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans (U.S. citizens) of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study either at graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. The scheme allows the Scholars, who are the potential leaders, opinion-formers and decision-makers in their own country, to gain an understanding and appreciation of British values and the British way of life. It also establishes long-lasting ties between the peoples of Britain and the United States. Each scholarship is held for two years. Contact UI representative in junior year, with spring semester draft of application desired; final UI campus deadline for completed online application: early September; (regional online deadline for final completion of all materials is early October--local UI deadline for recommenders'/referees' letters is mid-September.

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  • Mitchell Scholarships for Postgraduate Study in Ireland & Northern Ireland
    Scholars will be U.S. citizens (18-30 yrs. old) eligible to attend institutions of higher learning in Ireland, including the seven universities in the Republic of Ireland and the two universities in Northern Ireland, for one academic year of graduate study. There are no restrictions as to academic field of study although the proposed course of study must be available at the university elected by the applicant and the applicant's undergraduate program must provide sufficient basis for study in the proposed field. It is envisaged that the Mitchell Scholars will use the stipend not only to explore the island of Ireland but also to develop an understanding of the relationship between Ireland and Britain as well as Ireland's relationship with Europe.

    The application process is primarily online. The online application and personal essay (1000 words) and activities/achievement statement must be submitted by early October. Institutional Endorsement: The applicant must be endorsed by an institution only if the applicant is currently a full-time student. The applicant must be endorsed by an institution where he or she will have completed two years of full-time study before the October 1 deadline. The applicant must register an Institutional Endorsement contact utilizing the online recommendation functionality contained within the online application. It is preferred that applicants in their first year of graduate study would have the endorsement of their undergraduate institution, while those in their second or third year would be endorsed by their graduate institution.
    Finalists' interviews typically take place in November in Washington, D.C. (12 scholars are selected). UI campus deadline for internal application and request for institutional endorsement: September 15 (to meet national early October online deadline).

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  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, mathematics, and engineering in the United States and to reinforce its diversity by offering approximately 900-1000 graduate fellowships each year, including awards for women in engineering and computer and information science. The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. The ranks of NSF Fellows include individuals who have made transformative breakthroughs in science and engineering research and have become leaders in their chosen careers and Nobel laureates.

    Each Fellowship consists of three years of support usable over a five- year period. For each year of support, NSF provides a stipend of $30,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $10,500 to the degree-granting institution for graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering supported by the NSF (including Life Sciences, Physics, Astronomy; Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, Geosciences; Social Sciences, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Psychology, Chemistry) and are intended for students in the early stages of their graduate study.

    Fellowship applications must be submitted by the prospective Fellow. Applicants must register with Fastlane (https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/) prior to submitting an application and must enroll in an accredited United States university, college, or non-profit academic institution of higher education offering advanced degrees in science and engineering by Fall 2011. Confirmation of acceptance in an NSF-approved graduate degree program is required at the time of fellowship acceptance, by May 1, 2011.The national deadline for completed applications is early in November. Below are general guidelines for determining eligibility according to the degree requirements criterion.

    * Applicants are expected to have adequate preparation to begin graduate study and research by summer or fall 2011. This is nearly always demonstrated by receipt of a bachelor's degree in a science or engineering field earned prior to Fall 2011.

    * Individuals are typically eligible to apply:

    • During the senior year of college.
    • After graduating from college and prior to entering graduate
    • During the first year of graduate school.
    • Prior to completing the Fall term of the second year of
      graduate school.

    * Applicants must have completed no more than 12 months of full-time graduate study or its equivalent as of August 1, 2010. Full-time
    graduate study is as defined by the universities attended.

    * Applicants who have completed part-time graduate study must havecompleted no more than 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours or their equivalent as of August 1, 2010. This credit hour limit applies only to part-time graduate students; there is no credit hour limit for full-time students.

    * All post-baccalaureate, graduate-level study in any NSF-supported field of study (see: [33]Fields of Study) is counted toward the allowed 12 months of completed graduate study. This includes all Master's and doctoral programs in these disciplines.

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  • National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

    The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.

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  • National Security Education Program/Boren Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarships

    (UI representative: Holly Greenfield Study Abroad Advisor, LLC#3, Ground Floor, hgreenfield@uidaho.edu, 885-0105 or abroad@uidaho.edu)

    The National Security Education Program was established by the National Security Education Act of 1991, which created the National Security Education Board, the National Security Education Program, and resources to provide undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and institutional grants. It is guided by a mission that seeks to lead in development of the national capacity to educate U.S. citizens, understand foreign cultures,strengthen U.S. economic competitiveness and enhance international cooperation and security. Four principal objectives form NSEP's mission: to equip Americans with an understanding of less commonly taught languages and cultures and enable them to become integrally involved in global issues; to build a critical base of future leaders, both in the marketplace and in government service, who have cultivated international relationships and worked and studied alongside foreign experts; to develop a cadre of professionals with more-than-traditional knowledge of language and culture, who can use this ability to help the United States make sound decisions and deal effectively with global issues; to enhance institutional capacity and increase the number of faculty who can educate U.S. citizens toward achieving these goals.

    As a U.S. undergraduate student, you are eligible to apply for an NSEP Boren scholarship if you are: a U.S. citizen at the time of application; a high school graduate, or have earned a GED, and are matriculated as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in a U.S. post-secondary institution, including universities, colleges, and community colleges accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education; Applying to engage in a study abroad experience in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand that meets home institution standards; Planning to use the scholarship for study abroad and the study abroad program ends before you graduate.

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  • NIH Undergraduate Scholarships for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
    This program awards 15 generous, service-connected scholarships to support the next generation of biomedical, behavioral, and social science related helath researchers with up to $20,000 a year, paid research training at the National Institutes for Health during summer and after graduation, and intensive mentoring. Eligibility criteria include U.S. citizen or qualifed non-citizen, disadvantaged background (exceptional financial need), 3.5 GPA or top 5 per cent of class rank. Apply online beginning in September--complete applications due before end of February.

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  • Phi Kappa Phi Undergraduate Study Abroad Grants

    Members and nonmembers from institutions with active PKP chapters are eligible to apply for $1,000 grant (all UI students may apply who meet the following criteria). 45 are awarded each year; minimum 30 semester hours and no more than 90 hours completed; late March application deadline; 3.5 or higher GPA; study abroad program must begin between May of application year and June of following year; must have at least two semesters left at home institution after completion of study abroad; requires acceptance into a study abroad program or letter from study abroad director/coordinator.

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  • Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship for Sophomores
    The fellowship program is funded by the United States Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WWNFF). The Department of State seeks a Foreign Service that represents America in world affairs with citizens who reflect the diversity and excellence of our society. The program seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds, who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The Program develops a source of trained men and women from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department, who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad.

    Eligibility: only United States citizens will be considered; applicants must be in the sophomore year of undergraduate study; applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2; a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher must be maintained throughout participation in the program. The fellowship award includes tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during the junior and senior years of college and during the first year of graduate study with reimbursement for books and one round-trip travel. The Fellow must commit to pursuing a graduate degree in international studies at one of the graduate schools identified by the WWNFF. Participating graduate schools provide financial support in the second year of graduate study based on need. Fellows meet annually in Washington, DC for a program orientation. Each successful candidate is obligated to a minimum of four and one half years service in an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer. Candidates who do not successfully complete the Program and Foreign Service entry requirements may be subject to a reimbursement obligation to the Department of State. The complete FAF application packet consists of an official application form and all supporting documents (personal statement, Employment Data Form; SAT Form; certification of citizenship; two letters of recommendation; official academic transcript and financial aid transcript). National application deadline in mid-February.

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  • Rangel Fellowships for Graduate Study in International Affairs

    The Charles B. Rangel Fellowships are awarded to seniors (U.S. citizens) for two years of graduate or professional schooling in international affairs, plus enrichment study at Howard University in Washington, D.C., internships in Congress and overseas, and eventual appointment to the U.S. Foreign Service; the award may be used at most accredited graduate or professional schools (subject to approval by the Bunche Center) toward a degree in international affairs or a related subject. Selection is based on outstanding leadership skills, academic achievement, and financial need. Ten fellowships of at leasert $28,000 awarded annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or a related subject (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 throughout their period of study. Application deadline is late February.

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  • Rhodes Scholarships for Postgraduate Study at Oxford University

    (Email: honors@uidaho.edu)

    Rhodes Scholars are U.S. citizens elected for one to two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. Note that applicants must be at least 18 but not yet 24 years of age by October 1, and have assurance of completion of a bachelor's degree before October 1 of the following year. UI campus deadline: early September; National online "postmark deadline" for institutional endorsement and referees' letters is in early October.

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  • Rieser Undergraduate Fellowships in Science, Technology, and Global Security

    The Leonard M. Rieser Fellowship in Science, Technology, and Global Security will annually provide one-time awards of $2,500-$5,000 to between three and five undergraduate students seeking to explore the connections between science, technology, global security, and public policy (science students are especially encouraged to apply). It will be presented to students whose academic interests, extracurricular activities, and career aspirations demonstrate a significant interest in the role of scientists in formulating public policy and in addressing global security policy challenges. Any undergraduate student studying at a U.S. college or university is eligible to apply. The fellowship may be used over the course of one year (12 months) to support academic research or professional development, in the United States or abroad. The fellowship may be used for the following purposes: to provide a stipend for an otherwise unpaid full-time internship; to underwrite the cost of travel or transportation to support academic research; to provide for housing or a per diem for research conducted out of town; for participation in or travel to professional conferences where the fellow presents academic research; to underwrite the production costs of a special project, ranging from laboratory work to the making of a documentary film.

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  • Rotary Study Abroad Scholarships for Undergraduates and Recent Graduates
    (Professor Rula Awwad-Rafferty [rulaa@uidaho.edu]/local Moscow Rotary Club)

    The purpose of the Rotary Foundation's Ambassadorial Scholarships Program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. Ambassadorial Scholarships are awarded for study or training in another country where Rotary clubs are located (over 122 countries). Applicants must have completed at least two years of university work (juniors, seniors, recent graduates). Applicants list 5 universities (no two of which are in the same country) and must have a familiarity with the language(s) of the countries selected. Rotary International reserves the right to make the final selection of the country. The most common of the several types of scholarships offered provides funding for one academic year of study (nine months) in another country. This award is intended to help cover round-trip transportation, tuition, fees, room and board expenses, and some educational supplies up to US $25,000 or its equivalent. The selection of the scholars is in May. Scholarships begin a year from the *following* September. In addition, there is a Cultural Scholarship for either three or six months and this does not carry a language requirement. The stipend for this scholarship is up to $12,000. There is also a Rotary World Peace scholarship that supports a scholar for a two-year master's degree at one of the seven Rotary Centers for International Studies worldwide. The amount of funding has not been determined yet, but shall include support for tuition, registration and other required university fees, room and board for 21 months, transportation and contingency expenses and other funding. Applications for the Ambassadorial and Cultural scholarships may be due to the local Moscow Rotary Club by 1 April (though there may be leeway for applications in final form to be submitted later, check with Professor Awwad-Rafferty); the due date for the Peace Centers scholarship is before August 1. The most recent UI recipient of the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship is Honors Program member Niki Lee (2011).

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  • Rotary Study Abroad Scholarship
    Rotary Study Abroad Scholarship/Moscow Rotary Club and UI Study Abroad Office (application available in LLC Building 3, Ground Floor, with deadline of April 1st for following academic year). UI applicants who plan to study abroad via one of UI's official study abroad programs; applicants also must be U.S. citizens or have resident alien status, be in good academic standing, be fluent in the language of the country to which s/he is applying if that is a condition of the study abroad program. Past recipients have been awarded $500.00.
  • Scoville Postrgraduate International Security Peace Fellowship
    The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a competitive national program that provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, DC, with a public-interest organization focusing on international security issues. The fellowship is offered twice yearly, in the spring and fall. It lasts from six to nine months and provides a stipend, health insurance, and travel costs to Washington. Scoville Fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, and advocacy in support of the goals of their host organization and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and Congressional hearings. They have written fact sheets, letters to the editor, op-eds, magazine articles, briefing books and reports, organized talks and conferences, and been interviewed as experts by the media. Many former Scoville Fellows work for U.S. and international NGOs, the Federal Government, and academia, or attend graduate school in political science or international relations, following their fellowships.

    Although the majority of Scoville Fellows received college degrees in political science, government, international relations, or history, the fellowship does not require any specific major; science majors are particularly encouraged to apply. There is no application form; the application requirements are listed on the website, as are links to the websites of each of the twenty-five participating organizations and information on the work of current and former Scoville Fellows. Applications may be submitted via email. A flyer about the program can be printed from www.scoville.org/flyer.html

    All U.S. citizens, and foreign nationals residing in the United States, are eligible to apply; non-U.S. citizens living outside of the United States are not.

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  • Soros Graduate Study Fellowships for New Americans

    The Soros Fellowships for New Americans grants thirty awards each year for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. A New American is an individual who:
    (1) is a resident alien; i.e., holds a Green Card or,
    (2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen or
    (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.

    The applicant must either have a bachelor's degree or be in her/his final year of undergraduate study.To be eligible you must not be older than thirty years of age. Each year the Fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000 (paid in two installments) and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the Fellow (up to a maximum of $16,000 per academic year). A Fellow may pursue a graduate degree in any professional field (e.g., engineering, medicine, law, social work, etc.) or scholarly discipline in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences. The Fine and Performing Arts are included.

    Applicants are required:
    1) to complete online an application form;
    2) to submit two essays on specified topics;
    3) to submit a 1-2 page resume;
    4) to assure the submission of three recommendation letters, of which at least one is from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's current or most recent academic work and at least one is from someone who is familiar with her/his performance in a work-setting, whether paid or volunteer;
    5) to submit an institutional status form from the institution attended indicating when and whether the present degree program will be completed (this may be completed by a registrar, a dean or director of the program, or other authority); candidates who have a bachelor's degree and have not yet enrolled in a graduate program need not provide this form;
    6) to assure the submission of a transcript from the applicant's undergraduate institution, and if her/his graduate training is already in progress, from the graduate institution as well; candidates may submit a photocopy of the transcript;
    7) to submit documentary evidence that the applicant meets, as of NOVEMBER 1, 2008, the definition of New American as detailed in the answer to the second question; and
    8) to have taken and submitted to the Fellowship Program, scores from any graduate aptitude test (e.g., GMAT, MCAT, GRE, LSAT) required by programs to which the applicant has applied; candidates may submit a photocopy of the score report; this requirement does not pertain to students in programs where portfolios or auditions determine admissions.
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  • Truman Scholarships for Junior Year Applicants with Career Aspirations for Government/Public Service

    (UI representative: TBD, contact honors@uidaho.edu)

    The Harry S. Truman Scholarships awards up to $30,000 (up to $15,000 for first year of study, up to $15,000 for last year of study) for those who intend to pursue graduate study in the U.S. leading to a career in government or public service--includes a three year public service requirement following completion of graduate degree. The aim of this scholarship is to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service. Careers in public service include law programs and master's and doctorate programs in public administration, public policy analysis, public health, international relations, government, economics, social services delivery, education and human resource development, and conservation and environmental protection.

    One scholarship is available to a qualified resident nominee in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and as a single entity, the islands of Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Requirements include junior level standing (or third year, senior standing), a United States citizen or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, nomination and letter by the UI and its faculty representative, three additional letters of recommendation, a recent transcript, a 15 question application, and a policy proposal. Internal/campus level applications are typically due in November, including an on campus interview with a nomination committee.  Contact the faculty representative by 25 September or earlier to receive advice on the application process; nominees' completed online applications are due in early February, with online applications available in August for prospective nominees.

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  • Udall Scholarships for Sophomores/Juniors in Environmental Policy or Health Care/Tribal Policy

    (for initial information phone 885-6113, envs@uidaho.edu, or contact Jena Gram, jgram@uidaho.edu)

    The Morris K. Udall Scholarship awards $5,000 (50 awards, plus additional honorable mention awards) for current sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers related to environmental public policy, and for Native American and Alaska Native undergraduates who intend to pursue careers in health care and tribal public policy. Since 1996, the UI has had 15 Udall Scholars and seven Honorable Mention recipients. Initial deadline for completed draft application (final application includes information form, 800 word essay, three letters of recommendation, transcripts) is typically at the start of the third week in January; however, the faculty representative can register applicants as early as October 1 (online application available at that time).  The university may nominate up to six candidates.

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  • Whitaker Fellows for Senior or Graduates in Biomedical Engineering
    Whitaker Fellows are biomedical engineers (or bioengineers, which is considered synonymous) ranging from graduating seniors to those conducting doctoral studies. Fellows should have a BS or MS degree in biomedical engineering. Because some institutions do not offer biomedical engineering or its equivalent as a degree program, exceptions may be made based on a demonstrated commitment to the field of BME Through significant coursework, research, laboratory or work experience. If not currently enrolled, the applicant’s latest degree may not have been obtained more than three years prior to the start of the grant. The Whitaker International Fellow award will be approximately one academic year in length, and should be used to conduct work commensurate with the grantee’s experience in BME. Application deadline is late January.

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