Science students in Division III majors have a number of opportunities to apply for awards that are prestigious and offer support during undergraduate studies or graduate school.
- Here’s a summary of CompetitiveFellowships to get you started.
- In the early years of college, consider the Goldwater, Hollings, and Udall scholarship programs as well as summer programs.
- As you start to plan for graduate school and as a senior or recent graduate, consider the Truman Scholarship program; the Churchill Scholarship, NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program and other UK graduate opportunities; the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSFGRFP); and the Hertz Foundation Fellowships.
Smith College nomination is required for some, but not all, highly competitive scholarship and fellowships.
College nomination is the first stage of competition for a prestigious award.
Citizenship, residence, and your personal background can matter.
For example, only US citizens are eligible for the Churchill Scholarship. A broader group (US citizens, US nationals, and US permanent residents) is eligible for Goldwater and Udall Scholarships and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Many nationalities are encouraged to apply, for example, for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
Scholarship and fellowship resources for all students.
The links below provide lists of LOTS of opportunities for international students as well as US citizens and permanent residents.
- Smith College Fellowships Program
- Graduate school grants and fellowships for US and international students (developed by Office of External Fellowships, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; guide to use here)
- The following list details many more opportunities with varying requirements about citizenship: ScholarshipsFellowshipsJan2014_NAFA.
- Opportunities for international students are detailed http://bit.ly/NonUSCitizenFellowships
- STEM scholarship opportunities (primarily for US citizens) are detailed in the National Academies’ webpage and federal STEM scholarship, fellowship, and internship opportunities
- The University of Arkansas maintains a competitive scholarship database for undergraduates. You may search by category. (e.g. “math, science & engineering”, “environmental”, “health professions”, “multicultural & underrepresented”) http://awards.uark.edu/667.php?tags=arts