The Office of National Fellowships (ONF) 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.
ONF also supports recent URI alumni and current graduate students in applying for certain highly prestigious international awards, which require nomination or endorsement.
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 the Office of National Fellowships. 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.
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.
Congratulations to the following URI students and recent alumni who have recently been selected as finalists or scholars for prestigious awards!