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The Office of External Scholarships

University Endorsed Awards

University endorsement is required in order to compete for the following scholarships; students may not apply directly for these awards. Recipients of these awards will be publicly announced to UKNOW and other media sources.

Astronaut Scholarship

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation makes an annual award to an outstanding student who exhibits motivation, imagination, and exceptional performance in STEM disciplines. Students must contact the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards for application materials. Visit the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation website for more information.

The campus deadline for the 2013-2014 academic year has passed.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

The Goldwater Scholarship was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers and foster excellence in STEM fields. Visit the website for more information.

The campus deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is December 3, 2014. 

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants for one year conducting research for books, co-authoring papers, participating in meetings, and organizing briefings. Students with significant coursework in International Affairs, Political Science, Economics, History, or languages such as Russian, or Chinese are encouraged to apply. Visit the website for more information.

The campus deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is December 3, 2014. 

David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) provides scholarships for students to study languages abroad in regions critical to U.S. interests. Students who plan to study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand are not eligible. Awards are up to $10,000 per semester and in exchange for funding, students must agree to the NSEP service requirement. Study abroad programs must end prior to graduation. Visit the website for more information.

The campus deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is December 3, 2014.

English-Speaking Union Scholarship

The Kentucky Branch of the ESU will award scholarships for students to take summer courses offered at three institutions in the United Kingdom: Cambridge University, Oxford University, and Edinburgh University. Students who do not have extensive experience traveling abroad are encouraged to apply. Visit the website for more information.

The campus deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is October 20, 2014.

Fulbright Grant

The Fulbright Program is designed to give students opportunities to pursue graduate study and research in over 100 nations. Most grants are Full or English Teaching Assistantship grants. Students must hold a Bachelor's degree prior to beginning the program. Visit the website for more information.

The campus deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is September 15, 2014.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards students who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government and public service. Recipients of the award are required to work in public service for 3 of the 7 years following the completion of a Foundation-funded graduate degree program. Visit the website for more information.

The campus deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is December 3, 2014.

Marshall Scholarship

The Marshall Scholarship enables students to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Benefits include a personal allowance to cover living expenses, tuition, fares to and from the U.S., grant for books and approved travel in connection with studies. Students should complete a bachelor's degree before taking up the award. Visit the website for more information.

The campus deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is September 3, 2014.

Mitchell Scholarship

The Mitchell Scholarships grant a student one year of graduate study in any discipline offered by an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland. The program provides tuition, housing, living expenses, and an international travel stipend. Applicants should be under the age of 30 at the time of application and should complete a bachelor's degree before taking up the award. Visit the website for more information.

The campus deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is September 3, 2014.

Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Scholarship

\The Udall Scholarship is a merit-based award to outstanding students who intend to pursue careers related to the environment. Students should have environmental career goals, but all fields are eligible to apply. Visit the website for more information.

 

Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship enables students with demonstrated intellectual and academic achievement, integrity of character, and the ability to lead to study at Oxford University in England. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and younger than 24 years of age at the time of application. Students should also complete a bachelor's degree before taking up the award. Visit the website for more information.

The campus deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is September 3, 2014.