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Nationally-Competitive Scholarships

The Honors College provides intensive advising for students who wish to apply for nationally-competitive scholarships and programs beyond UTC for graduate and undergraduate study.  

Many of our students have competed successfully for these prestigious awards.  High-achieving students at UTC are encouraged to consider the following scholarships and programs:

Alpha Lambda Delta Graduate Fellowships
Initiated Alpha Lambda Delta member with average 3.5 GPA; recipient must have applied for graduate/professional degree and must commit to pursue studies as a full-time student
Barry M. Goldwater Undergraduate Scholarship
U.S. citizen/resident alien with GPA of at least B level (3.85+ preferred) and research experience (one experience for sophomores, two for juniors preferred); recipient must be full-time sophomore (for junior award) or junior (for senior award) intending to pursue an advanced degree/career in math, engineering, or sciences
British Marshall Scholarships
U.S. citizen/dual citizen, age 18-26, minimum 3.7 GPA; recipient must have completed first degree and must enroll for graduate studies (or second bachelor's degree) at a listed U.K. university
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellowships
U.S. citizen/other visa status with significant coursework in designated field; recipient must be graduating senior or graduate not yet enrolled for graduate studies; recipient must also commit to work for one year in Washington, D.C., as research assistant to senior associates
Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
U.S. citizen/permanent resident with high GPA; recipient must be senior or first/second year graduate student, must pursue full-time study toward a Ph.D. at a U.S. institution, and must attend a practicum at a Dept. of Energy lab; Major: Sciences, computer, engineering, math
Fannie and John Hertz Fellowships
U.S. citizen/permanent resident; recipient must enroll in a Ph.D. program at a listed U.S. institution; Major: Science, engineering
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
U.S. citizen and member of one of six under-represented ethnic groups; recipient must be graduating senior or graduate and must enroll in a research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. program
Fulbright Grants
U.S. citizen; recipient must be graduating senior or graduate, proficient in language of host country, and must enroll for graduate study/research in a foreign country
Gates Cambridge Scholarships
U.S. citizen/permanent resident or other visa status, under age 30; recipient must be graduating senior or graduate and must be admitted to Cambridge University for graduate study or a second B.A. degree
George Mitchell Scholarships
U.S. citizen, age 18-30; recipient must be graduating senior or graduate and must enroll for one year of master's level graduate study at listed institution in Ireland
Harry Truman Scholarship
U.S. citizen/national with minimum 3.5 GPA; recipient must be full-time junior planning to attend graduate school and planning a career in public service, non-governmental organizations, or areas helping the needy, the disadvantaged, or protecting the environments
Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship
Recipient must be graduating senior or graduate enrolling in a U.S. or overseas graduate school in fall; cumulative minimum 3.5 GPA; U.S. citizenship not required
Jacob K. Javits Fellowships
U.S. citizen/permanent resident; recipient must be graduating senior or first year graduate student and enroll in Ph.D. program
James Madison Fellowship
Must be a U.S. citizen planning to become a teacher of history, government, etc. at the secondary school level; must have bachelor’s degree by August 31 of the year of application
Josephine de Karman Undergraduate Scholarships/Final Year Ph.D. Dissertation Scholarships
Recipient must be junior (for undergraduate scholarship) or final-year Ph.D. student (for dissertation scholarship) and must enroll for study in the U.S.; open to foreign students
Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies
High GPA and GRE scores; members of underrepresented groups encouraged to apply; recipient must be graduating senior or graduate and must enroll in a Ph.D. program in the U.S. or Canada
Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarship
U.S. citizen/permanent resident with minimum 3.0 GPA; recipient must be sophomore or junior and must attend Udall Scholars Orientation weekend; recipients of tribal policy/health care scholarships must be Native American
National Defense Fund Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation Fellowship
U.S. citizen (permanent residents not eligible), age 18 and up; recipient must be senior or graduate enrolled in full-time Ph.D. program at an accredited U.S. institution and must sign a civilian service employment agreement; Major: Science, engineering, math
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
U.S. citizen; members of underrepresented groups encouraged to apply; recipient must be graduating senior or first year graduate student and must pursue a Ph.D. at a U.S. institution; Major: Biosciences, neuroscience, engineering, math, sciences (especially acoustics and nanoscience)
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Marshall Scholarship
U.S. citizen/permanent resident; recipient must have completed first degree with biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics and must enroll for Ph.D. program/dissertation in biomedical research (Oxford University) or health sciences research (Cambridge University); Major: Biomedical, health sciences research
National Science Foundation Fellowships
U.S. citizen/permanent resident with high GPA; members of underrepresented groups encouraged to apply; must be graduating senior or first year graduate and must pursue studies leading to a master's degree or Ph.D.; Major: Computer science, math, biological/physical sciences, engineering, science ed, history and philosophy of science, psychology, and some social sciences
NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program
Student athlete in final season of intercollegiate athletics competition (men and women: cross country, soccer; men: football, water polo; women: badminton, field hockey, rugby, volleyball) with minimum GPA of 3.2; recipient must plan to pursue graduate degree as full-time or part-time student
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
U.S. citizen/permanent resident or other visa status, under age 30; minority groups preferred; recipient must be graduating senior or graduate and must enroll for graduate studies in the U.S
Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowships
Phi Kappa Phi member; recipient must have applied for full-time graduate/professional study, preferably at a U.S. university
Rhodes Scholarship
U.S. citizen/dual citizen, age 18-24; recipient must be graduating senior or graduate and must enroll for two years of study at Oxford
Rotary Foundation Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship, Multi-year Ambassadorial Scholarship, and Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship
U.S. citizen/permanent resident or other visa status, host country language proficiency; recipient must have completed at least two years of university coursework and must enroll for academic study in another country with a Rotary club (academic-year/multiyear scholarships) or pursue intensive language study and participate in a host country project for three-six months (cultural ambassadorial scholarship)
Rotary World Peace Scholarships
Citizen of a country with a Rotary club, proficiency in more than one language; recipient must be graduating senior planning to complete a two-year master's degree in a designated field and must enroll at one of seven Rotary centers worldwide
Teach for America
Must have a bachelor’s degree and have graduated with a 2.5 cumulative undergraduate GPA; must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident
U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships
Must be a U.S. citizen currently enrolled in a U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level. Must have completed at least one year of general college course-work by program start date (one year is defined as two semesters or three quarters)
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