Student Academic Grants and Awards

Welcome, students! In these pages we will introduce you to a myriad of opportunities, and provide a range of resources to help you decide where you are going and how to get there. Here you'll find information on a variety of competitive grants and scholarships, links to scholarship foundation home pages, and plenty of practical advice from programs and past applicants to help you put together an outstanding application.

Welcome, faculty! Here you will find advice about writing recommendation letters, and samples of letters that can help you understand what specific programs look for in applicants and recommendations.

Fall Info Sessions: Fall deadlines!

Upcoming information and help sessions

Upcoming information sessions in November:

Funding study abroad w/OIE: November 7, 4:15-5:15, location TBA

Finding summer opportunities (TBA)

Writing personal statements for study abroad: TBA

Upcoming Opportunities: start an application!

Upcoming Opportunities

UK Summer Institutes (for freshmen and sophomores)

Study for 9 weeks in the UK this summer!

9 participating universities. Themes include:

film and media

arts, activism, and social justice

technology, innovation and creativity

future leaders in a global age

Applications open in November

For more information:





Upcoming Deadlines!

PPIA Junior Summer Institutes (for juniors interested in policy and law):

10-week paid summer program

Study on one of five university campuses

Deadline Nov. 1

for more information and application:


Truman Scholarship (for juniors)

$30,000 for grad/professional school to start you on a career in service

Application for nomination is open now: deadline Nov. 4

For more information about the program:




Scholarship Opportunities

External Scholarship Awardees

2018-19 Awardees of External Scholarships

Sarah Alexander '19, U.S. Student Fulbright ETA, Malaysia

Alexis Gjurasic '19, U.S. Student Fulbright ETA, Luxembourg

Joellen Sweeney '14, U.S. Student Fulbright Full Grant, United Kingdom (alternate)

Kalie Weninger '15, U.S. Student Fulbright Full Grant, United Kingdom

Brendan Dwyer '15, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Lara Zetzsche '17, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (Honorable Mention)

Internal Scholarship Awardees

2018-19 Presidential Scholarship

 Brandon Miller

Estefania Ramos Torres


2018-2019 Carson Undergraduate Student Research Grants

Thomas Carpenter

Emilia Cubelos

Kelly Ewing

Olivia Fields

Anusha Mannava

Arturo Perez Lopez

Reilly Blue Resnick

Benjamin Smith

Claire Verstrate

Shelby Weisburg


2018-19 College Colloquium Student Research Grants

Lily Clancy

Robert Daugherty

Adriana Escorcia Lopez

Katrina Miller

Henry Veitenhans