Nationally competitive scholarships are those that draw applicants from all across the United States. They are difficult to win and require substantial preparation—even before you begin the application process.
* Indicates national scholarship requiring university endorsement.
Up to $34,000 for graduate study in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Apply as a junior.
Post-graduate scholarship for STEM students, funding a one year master’s program at Cambridge University.
Funds a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
Up to $7,500 for undergraduate STEM students who plan to pursue a PhD and a research career. Apply as a sophomore or junior.
Post-graduate scholarship funding one to three years of graduate study at any university in the UK.
Post-graduate scholarship funding a one year master’s program in any discipline at a university in Ireland or Northern Ireland.
Funds accelerated PhD or MD/PhD training for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers.
Funds up to three years of research-based graduate study in STEM or social sciences.
Funds up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States.
Post-graduate scholarship funding one to three years of study at Oxford University.
Post-graduate scholarship funding leading to a one year Masters degree as a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
Up to $30,000 to fund graduate study in any field leading to a career in public service. Apply as a junior.
Up to $7,000 for undergraduates committed to pursuing a career related to the environment, or students of American Indian/Alaskan native descent committed to a career in Native healthcare or tribal policy. Apply as a sophomore or junior.