University of Vermont

The Honors College

National Scholarships & Fellowships Advising

Tad CookeTad Cooke, a 2012 Udall Scholar and 2013 Truman Finalist, reflects on the value of the Udall Community in this essay.

Ben RouleauBen Rouleau, a 2013 Goldwater Scholar, discusses the value of undergraduate research for career and fellowship preparation in this interview.

Dan KoenemannDan Koenemann '09, a Goldwater Scholar and 2009 Rhodes Scholarship Finalist, reflects on his application process in this interview.


State Rep. Kesha Ram '08, a Udall Scholar, Truman Scholar, and Rhodes Scholarship finalist discusses how the UVM Fellowships process enriched her education.

For Students & Alumni

For Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Administrators

If you are ready to take on the responsibility of your own pursuit of knowledge, pursuit of truth, and pursuit of adventure then there is a resource you can tap into that will help make your dreams a reality: a nationally competitive fellowship.

Nationally competitive fellowships, scholarships and grants will enrich your education and give you an opportunity to push your intellectual limits. Fellowships may provide funding for the last years of undergraduate education, for graduate education both in the US and abroad, or even for travel and independent research not tied to an academic institution.

Even though this program is administered from the Honors College, any UVM student or graduate is invited to make use of it. You do not have to be in the Honors College to apply for the fellowships or to contact our office.

A fellowship represents the educational opportunity of a lifetime. You, the student, are given the chance to take all the skill, wisdom, and intelligence you have acquired during your time on campus to pursue a project or an adventure that has always been of interest to you, but never feasible for you. It's a unique experience, it's a fascinating experience, and it's a life-changing educational experience. It's not for everyone. But it is for people that have a clear idea of how they want to use the knowledge they have gained on campus to change the world around them.

It was UVM's own John Dewey who said, "Through education, society can formulate its own purposes, can organize its own means and resources, and thus shape itself with definiteness in the direction in which it wishes to move." What Dewey forgot to mention is this process is mirrored within every single individual that chooses to use their education as a base for who they are and how they want to change the world. And that is what a fellowship is all about.

Sound like something you're interested in? The pages on the website describe fellowships that you might consider, describe the application process involved, and give advice to applicants. Listed below are the nationally competitive fellowships, scholarships and grants offered at UVM that require a university endorsement. For a full list of nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships, go here.

nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships
Scholarship/Fellowship Areas of Study Who Should Apply Campus Deadline National Deadline
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship: For current undergraduates pursuing careers as scientists, mathematicians, and engineers Engineering, Mathematics, Natural Science Sophomores & Juniors December 3, 2013 January 30, 2014
Beinecke Scholarship: For current juniors pursuing graduate school in the humanities, social sciences and arts. Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts Juniors January 20, 2015 February 13, 2015
Boren National Security Education Fellowships: For current undergrads pursuing language and cultural study in areas vital to U.S. security interest Humanities, Social Sciences, Language All undergraduates January 16, 2015 February 5, 2015
Carnegie Fellowship All Seniors December 10, 2014 January 15,2015
Fulbright Grants: Study, Research, or Teach abroad Any Seniors, Graduate Students September 15, 2014 October 14, 2014
Gates Cambridge Scholarship Any Seniors, Graduate Students n/a October 15, 2014
Gilman: Study abroad aid for outstanding undergraduate students Any Sophomores, Juniors n/a October 1, 2014 (fall) March 1, 2014 (spring)
Harry S. Truman Scholarships: Post-graduate scholarship for students interested in public service Any Juniors November 19, 2014 February 1, 2015
Madison Fellowship: For students pursuing a master's degree for a career in teaching high school American History, Education, Political Science Seniors, recent graduates, prospective graduate students n/a March 1, 2015
Marshall Scholarship: One year of post-graduate study at a British University Any Seniors, Graduate Students August 28, 2014 October 1, 2014
Mitchell Scholarship Any Seniors, Graduate Students August 28, 2014 October 1, 2014
Rhodes Scholarship: Study at Oxford University Any Seniors & Graduate Students August 28, 2014 October 3, 2014
Soros Fellowship: Awarded for two years of graduate study to newly naturalized American citizens or first-generation Americans. Any Seniors & Graduate Students October 16, 2014 November 1, 2014
Udall Scholarships: Environmental Science, Health Care, or Tribal Public Policy Sophomores & Juniors January 30, 2015 March 1, 2015

Contact the Fellowships Office