A world of opportunities

URI students have become finalists and won some of the most prestigious scholarship competitions in the  world.

Applying for a competitive fellowship can be a transformative experience. The process challenges you to acknowledge your academic achievements, your leadership ability, and your experiences, and to think about your goals. A fellowship award not only provides funding, but can connect you to other students and scholars with similar interests, and serve as a springboard to even greater opportunities.

The Office of National Fellowships and Academic Opportunities advises and assists qualified undergraduates, recent URI alumni, and current graduate students interested in applying for national and international scholarships and fellowships. While the office is strategically located and supported by the Honors Program, we serve the wider University community.

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Applying for fellowships at URI helped me nurture my ambitions and clarify what I want to do and where I want to go. It allowed me to accord this self-knowledge with both an abstract and concrete understanding of what is out there waiting for me to pursue.
Sam Foer '20
2018, National ISI Honors Scholar
2019, Hertog Summer Fellow
2019, Truman Finalist
2020, Tikvah Fellowship
Above: Tabatha Lewis ’18, an environmental science & management major with a graduate certificate in hydrology, and URI Peace Corps Prep Program participant received full funding to participate in the Indonesian Flagship Languages Initiative which includes intensive language study, research, and service-learning in Indonesia. She also received a 2020 Fulbright US Student Program award for her research proposal to study the effects of inadequate septic systems on well water quality in an Indonesian village.