Congratulations to the following URI students and recent alumni who have been selected as finalists or scholars for prestigious awards!
The Office of National Fellowships & Academic Opportunities (ONFAO) advises and assists qualified undergraduates interested in applying for national and international scholarships and fellowships. While the office is strategically located and supported by the Honors Program, affiliation with the Honors Program is not required for advising services. ONFAO also supports recent URI alumni and current graduate students in applying for certain highly prestigious international awards, which require nomination or endorsement.
URI students have won or been finalists in a wide range of prestigious competitions, including the Boren, Fulbright, Gates, Goldwater, Marshall, Rhodes, Truman, and Udall Scholarships.
For many national scholarships, students cannot apply directly to the scholarship organization; they must be nominated by their university. To be considered for nomination, students submit an application to ONFAO. A selection committee then selects the official URI candidate(s), who then complete the official scholarship application with guidance from Kathleen Maher, who oversees the program, and faculty volunteers.