Requiring URI Nomination Through ONFAO

Some scholarships and fellowships are so prestigious that you can only apply with institutional nomination. Nominations for the following awards require institutional endorsement through the Office of National Fellowships & Academic Opportunities.  

BOREN SCHOLARSHIP Awarded to undergraduates to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East (up to $20,000 for a full academic year).

CARNEGIE JUNIOR FELLOWS PROGRAM Awarded to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year, to work as research assistants to the Carnegie Endowment’s senior associates.

FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM Awarded to recent graduates for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistantships in more than 140 countries worldwide (support for 9-10 month grant period).

GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP Awarded to sophomores and juniors who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering (up to $7,500 per year). Maximum of 4 nominees per year per institution.

KNIGHT-HENNESSY SCHOLARS PROGRAM Designed to build a multidisciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.  Fully funds up to the first three years of graduate education.

MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP  Awarded to recent college graduates who have the potential to excel as scholars, as leaders and as contributors to improved UK-US understanding (support for 1-2 years of graduate study in the UK).

MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP  Designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service (supports one year of postgraduate study in Ireland or Northern Ireland).

RHODES SCHOLARSHIP  Awarded for graduate study at the University of Oxford, on the basis of the candidate’s scholarly achievements, character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.                      

SCHWARZMAN SCHOLARSHIP  Established in 2015 to become the “Rhodes of China”, this is one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the future.

TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP  Awarded to juniors who want to make a difference: bright, outstanding young leaders committed to a career in public service ($30,000 for graduate study). Maximum of 4 nominees per year per institution.

UDALL SCHOLARSHIP  Awarded to sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to the environment or to American Indian nations ($5,000). Maximum of 6 nominees per year per institution.

For more information about any of these awards, and to learn about  the URI nomination process, contact the ONF.

In addition to scholarships requiring nomination, the ONFAO encourages applications and offers guidance on many other awards.  Certain ones (listed below)  require institutional verification or endorsement, through an office other than the Office of National Fellowships & Academic Opportunities.


The following applications require institutional verification from the Office of International Education and Financial Aid (Enrollment Services).  Applicants are encouraged to seek supplemental guidance and feedback on essays from the ONFAO.

FREEMAN-ASIA SCHOLARSHIP  Provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP  The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.  Information on the URI verification process is available from the Office of International Education.



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