Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Nationally Competitive Scholarships
Learn about some of the most prestigious and competitive merit-based awards available to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students. Selection for one of these fellowships means you are recognized as a leader and change agent in your chosen field and society.
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Gilman Scholar, 2013
Valeria Rodriguez

Valeria received a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad at Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea in the fall of 2013. As an undergrad, Valeria was also a McNair Scholar. She graduated with a degree in Biology and a Chemistry minor in 2015 and transferred to Oregon State University to get a second degree in Computer Science. Valeria currently lives in Denver and works at VISA as a Sr. Systems Engineer.

"The journey to make it to South Korea and my time there encouraged me to grow intellectually and personally. You go out there in the world and face challenges you would never face at home. Surpassing those challenges, I proved to myself that I am capable of going out in the world and can thrive! There will always be challenges, but the rewards last a lifetime!"

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Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

An annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American, and Pacific Islander students. 

Deadline: June 1, 2023.

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Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship

FEA invests in deserving U.S. undergraduates who are least likely to study abroad. FEA considers financial need, demographic factors, and academic plan and preparedness to decide on scholarship recipients.

Spring 2024 application will open on July 3, 2023.


Fulbright US Student Program

Available to graduating seniors and graduate students to conduct research, pursue advanced study, or undertake teaching assistantships for one year in a foreign country. 

Deadline: October 10, 2023.

Applying for National Competitive Scholarships
The application process may be different from one opportunity to another, but, in general, most of these competitive awards have some things in common. Learn more here!
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