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 Spring semester:

February 13, U.S. Student Fulbright English Teaching Assistant program: 4:00-5:00, World Language Studio/LLC

February 27, U.S. Student Fulbright Full Grants: February 27, World Language Studio/LLC

Funding grad school/post graduate study abroad: March 12, 4:00-5:00, World Language Studio/LLC


Upcoming Opportunities: start an application!

Upcoming Opportunities


Carson Summer Undergraduate Research Grants (for sophomores or juniors)

Up to $3000 to carry out a summer research or creative project!

Deadline: March 9

For more information:


Presidential Scholarships (for juniors):

$2500 summer stipend, and either $5000 toward graduate school or $7500 toward school expenses in senior year!

For more information:






Upcoming Deadlines!


UK Summer Institutes (for freshmen and sophomores)

Study for up to 9 weeks in the UK this summer!

4 participating universities. Themes include:

arts, activism, and social justice

technology, innovation and creativity

Deadline February 11

For more information:

Udall Scholarship (for sophomores and juniors):

Up to $7500 to support students committed to leadership, public service, and issues related to Native American nations or the environment!

Deadline for nomination by Willamette: February 10

Program application deadline: March 5

For more information:


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

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