Deadlines for the 2014-2015 academic year have been updated as far as they are available. Dates for the remaining scholarships will be updated on an ongoing basis as they are announced. Please check back again, but in the meantime, the 2013-2014 dates can be used as an estimate.

The following list of major nationally competitive scholarships and their sponsors is reflective of the most prominent programs and awards.  Occasionally new programs will be developed.  Information about awards not listed below can be found via internet search engines. Visit the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship or the person who is listed as the faculty representative on the sponsoring organization’s web site for more information.

Preparing for these major scholarships is an educational experience that will serve you well, and preparation for those listed here will assist you in all that you may apply for.  Please note that the deadlines listed are national; campus deadlines may fall several months earlier than national deadlines.

Many of the below scholarships/fellowships require nomination by UAA. Please contact the University Honors College at (907) 786-1086 or uaa_honors@uaa.alaska.edu for more details.

DAAD Scholarships
For: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Varies depending on program
National Deadline: Varies depending on program
Web site: www.daad.org

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships
For Minorities For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Minority students studying Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Astronomy, Chemistry, Communications, Computer science, Earth Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Ethnomusicology, Geography, History, International Relations, Language, Life Sciences, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Performance Study, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology and Urban Planning
National Deadline: November 19, 2014
Web site: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/

Fulbright
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Study abroad in all fields National
UAA Deadline: September 15, 2014
National Deadline: October 15, 2014
Web site: www.iie.org/fulbright/

Fulbright mtvU
UAA Deadline: February 6, 2015
National Deadline: February 27, 2015
Web site: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-mtvu-awards

Gates Cambridge
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: All fields at Cambridge University
UAA Deadline: September 4, 2014
National Deadline: October 15, 2014
Web site: http://www.gatesscholar.org/

Gilman International Scholarship
For: Freshman, Sophomore, Juniors, and Seniors who want to study abroad
National Dealine: April for Fall or yearlong study abroad programs, and October for Spring Study
Abroad Programs
National Deadline: October 7, 2014 (for spring semester 2015)
Web site: www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

Golden Key
For: Golden Key members
Field: All fields
Deadline: Varies, October 1, 2014
Web site: https://www.goldenkey.org/GK/GKSite/HomePage.aspx

Goldwater
For: Sophomores and Juniors
Field: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
UAA Deadline: 2015 deadline not yet released, estimate from past deadline of January 17, 2014
National Deadline: 2015 deadline not yet released, estimate from past deadline of January 31, 2014
Web site: www.act.org/goldwater

Hertz Foundation
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Applied Physical and Engineering Sciences
National Deadline: October 31, 2014
Web site: www.hertzfndn.org

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Humanities National
Deadline: Early October, deadline has not yet been updated for 2014
Web site: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: All fields; financial need
UAA Campus Deadline: beginning-February
National Deadline: Deadline has not yet been updated for 2015
Web site: http://www.jkcf.org/

James Madison
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Teacher Education, Social Science and Humanities National
Deadline: March 1, 2015
Web site: www.jamesmadison.com

Marshall
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: All fields at a university in the UK
UAA Deadline: September 3, 2014
National Deadline: October 1, 2014
Web site: www.marshallscholarship.org

Mitchell
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: All Fields at a university in Ireland
UAA Deadline: September 4, 2014
National Deadline: October 1, 2014
Web site: http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/content/3/en/George%20Mitchell%20Scholarship%20
Program%20%7C%20US-Ireland%20Alliance.html

National Science Foundation
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
National Deadline: Multiple deadlines, please refer to website for more information
Web site: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201

National Security Education Program: David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships and
Graduate Fellowships

For: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Foreign languages and cultures
UAA Deadline: 2015 deadline not yet released, estimate from past deadline of January 20, 2014
National Deadline: 2015 deadline not yet released, estimate from past deadline of February 5, 2014
Web site: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Boren-Awards-for-International-Study

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: All fields
National Deadline: Early February
Web site: www.phikappaphi.org

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
For: Sophomores and seniors
Field:  For Students interested in becoming Foreign Service Officers
National Deadline:  Early February
Web site:  www.woodrow.org

Rhodes
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: All fields at Oxford University
UAA Deadline: September 3, 2014
National Deadline: October 1, 2014
Web site: http://www.rhodesscholar.org/

Rotary International
For: Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Study abroad in all fields
National Deadline: Early March-early July
Web site: https://www.rotary.org/

William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose
For: Seniors
Field: Open
National Deadline: Early February
Web site: http://www.isi.org/programs/fellowships/fellowships.html

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Arts, Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences in the US for “new” Americans
National Deadline: November 1, 2014
Web site: http://www.pdsoros.org/

Truman Scholarship
For: Juniors
Field: All fields dedicated to public service
Campus Deadline: January 9, 2015
National Deadline: February 3, 2015
Web site: http://www.truman.gov/

Morris Udall
For: Sophomores and Juniors
Field: All fields, Environmental
Campus Deadline:  Early February
National Deadline: Early March
Web site: http://www.udall.gov/