National Scholarships & Fellowships Advising
"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them." -Galileo Galilei
For Students & Alumni
- National Scholarship & Fellowship Opportunities (listed by discipline)
- Deadlines for Major National Awards
- Preparing your Application
- An Undergraduate Guide for Applying for National Scholarships & Fellowships
- National Scholarships FAQ
For Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Administrators
- Recent National Scholarship Recipients
- Guidelines for Letter of Recommendation Writers
- University of Vermont Faculty & Staff Fellowships Guidebook, 2011-2012 (pdf)
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.
|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 21, 2014||February 13, 2014|
|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 17, 2014||February 5, 2014|
|Carnegie Fellowship||All||Seniors||December 10, 2013||January 15,2014|
|Fulbright Grants: Study, Research, or Teach abroad||Any||Seniors, Graduate Students||September 15, 2013||October 14, 2013|
|Gates Cambridge Scholarship||Any||Seniors, Graduate Students||n/a||October 15, 2013|
|Gilman: Study abroad aid for outstanding undergraduate students||Any||Sophomores, Juniors||n/a||October 1, 2013 (fall) March 1, 2014(spring)|
|Harry S. Truman Scholarships: Post-graduate scholarship for students interested in public service||Any||Juniors||November 21, 2013||February 4, 2014|
|Madison Fellowship: For students pursuing a master's degree for a career in teaching high school||American History, Education, Political Science||Seniors||February 1, 2014||March 1, 2014|
|Marshall Scholarship: One year of post-graduate study at a British University||Any||Seniors, Graduate Students||August 30, 2013||October 1, 2013|
|Mitchell Scholarship||Any||Seniors, Graduate Students||August 30, 2013||October 1, 2013|
|Rhodes Scholarship: Study at Oxford University||Any||Seniors & Graduate Students||August 30, 2013||October 3, 2013|
|Soros Fellowship: Awarded for two years of graduate study to newly naturalized American citizens or first-generation Americans.||Any||Seniors & Graduate Students||October 16, 2013||November 1, 2013|
|Udall Scholarships:||Environmental Science, Health Care, or Tribal Public Policy||Sophomores & Juniors||January 31, 2014||March 5, 2014|