Prestigious Undergraduate Scholarships

We encourage students to contact us as early as possible in their college career if they have an interest in any of the opportunities listed below. Email Beth Powers at or call (785) 532-3422 to set an appointment.

Please note domestic and international opportunities are listed separately.

Domestic Funding

Cargill Global Scholars Program

Deadline: TBA Campus Deadline: None

Funding and mentorship for fields that impact Cargill and its industrial/policy/technological context.

Cargill Website / Cargill Fact Sheet

CLS Spark

Deadline: Opens Fall 2022 Campus Deadline: None

Semester virtual program for learning Arabic, Chinese or Russian. Stipend + semifinalist consideration for the Language Scholarship.

CLS Spark Website

Goldwater Scholarship

Deadline: January 27th, 2023 Campus Deadline: November 4th, 2022

For engineering, mathematics, or natural science students interested in research careers.

Goldwater Website / Goldwater Fact Sheet

Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: January 31st, 2023 Campus Deadline: None

Funds final two years of undergraduate study in fields of interest to NOAA.

Hollings Website / Hollings Fact Sheet

Key into Public Service

Deadline: January 23rd, 2023

For students interested in pursuing public sector work.

Key into Public Service Website / Key into Public Service Fact Sheet

Nuclear Energy University Scholarships (DOE)

For science and engineering students interested in nuclear energy.

NEUS Website

Point Foundation

Deadline: January 13th, 2023

For students involved in the LGBTQ+ community.

Point Foundation Website

SMART Defense

Deadline: December 1, 2022 Campus Deadline: None

Full tuition plus stipend for STEM majors interested in DoD research careers.

SMART Website / SMART Fact Sheet

Tillman Scholarship

Deadline: February 28th, 2023

For military service members, veterans and spouses with a high potential for impact, the continued pursuit of education and the commitment of their resources to service beyond self.

Tillman Website


Deadline: March 2nd, 2023 Campus Deadline: January 13th, 2023

Funds environmental careers or careers in tribal policy/healthcare.

Udall Website / Udall Fact Sheet

American Indian College Fund

Deadline: opens February 1st, 2023

For U.S. Citizens that are members or descedents of a federally recognized tribe.

AICF Website

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Program

Deadline: January 19th, 2023 at 5pm EST

For Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander undergraduate students attending a US university or college. Scholarships range from $2,500 to $20,000.

APIA Website

Hispanic Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: February 15th, 2023

For students of Hispanic heritage. Award amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need.

HSF Website

United Negro Scholarship Fund

Deadline: variable

Most scholarships are for students attending HBCUs, but a few (KIA America) are open to all students.

UNCF Website

USRA Distinguished Undergraduate Awards

Deadline: Opens Spring 2023

Supports STEM students interested in space technologies, research and education.

USRA Website

Voyager Scholarship

Deadline: TBA

New in 2022. Scholarship for rising juniors interested in public service careers.

Voyager website

Wiesel Prize in Ethics

Deadline: December 31st, 2022 Campus Deadline: None

Cash prize awards for essay contest regarding ethics.

Wiesel Website / Wiesel Fact Sheet


Study Abroad

David L. Boren Scholarship

Deadline: February 1st, 2023, 5PM EST Campus Deadline: TBA

Study abroad in underrepresented countries. Emphasis on national security/national interests.

Boren Website / Boren Fact Sheet

Critical Language Scholarships

Deadline: November 15th, 2022 Campus Deadline: None

Comprehensive funding for overseas summer program focused on critical languages.

CLS Website / CLS Fact Sheet

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange

Deadline: TBA

Provides full funding to travel to Germany for a year and work or study. Hosted through the U.S. Department of State.

CBYE Website


Deadline: Variable Campus Deadline: None

Summer research or internship opportunities in Germany.

DAAD Website / DAAD Fact Sheet


Deadline: TBA Campus Deadline: None

Funds study in East or Southeast Asia for students with financial need

Freeman-ASIA Website / Freeman-ASIA Fact Sheet

Fulbright Summer Institute

Deadline: Opens December 1st, 2022 Campus Deadline: None

Three-six week program at one of ten sites in the United Kingdom.

FSI Website / FSI Fact Sheet

Fund for Education Abroad

Deadline: TBA Campus Deadline: None

Up to $10,000 for students interested in studying abroad.

FEA Website

Gilman International Scholarship

Deadline: TBA Campus Deadline: None

Up to $5000 for study abroad for Pell Grant recipients.

Gilman Scholarship / Gilman Fact Sheet

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

Deadline: March 7th, 2023 Campus Deadline: None

Up to $5000 for study abroad for children of active duty military member(s).

Gilman-McCain Website / Gilman-McCain Fact Sheet

Killam Fellowships Program

Deadline: March 15th, 2023 Campus Deadline: None

Study in Canada for one or two semesters.

Killam Website / Killam Fact Sheet

Language Honor Societies

Deadline: variable

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

Deadline: March 15th, 2023 Campus Deadline: None

$1,000 to support study abroad in any country.

Phi Kappa Phi Website / Phi Kappa Phi Fact Sheet