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Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Prestigious Undergraduate Scholarships

I encourage you to talk with me as early as possible in your college career if you have an interest in any of the opportunities listed below.  Just e-mail me at jimlth@k-state.edu or call (785) 532-3422 to set an appointment.

Note that domestic and study abroad opportunities are listed separately.  Also note that many Graduate Programs will require application while you hold undergraduate status. 

Domestic Funding

Cargill Global Scholars Program

Deadline: March 8, 2022                  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: May 26, 2022              Campus Deadline: None

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

CLS Spark Website

Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship

Deadline: TBA             Campus Deadline: None

For students who want to apply computer skills in a Foreign Service setting.

FAIT Website

Goldwater Scholarship

Deadline: TBA              Campus Deadline: October 2022

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

Goldwater Website / Goldwater Fact Sheet

Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: TBA             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: TBA

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 26, 2022

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 28, 2022

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 7, 2022                     Campus Deadline: TBA

Funds environmental careers or careers in tribal policy/healthcare. 

Udall Website / Udall Fact Sheet

Underrepresented Minority Scholarships

Deadline: variable

USRA Distinguished Undergraduate Awards

Deadline: TBA

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

USRA Website

Voyager Scholarship

Deadline: June 14, 2022

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

Voyager website

Wiesel Prize in Ethics

Deadline: February 25, 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 2, 2022                    Campus Deadline: TBA

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

Boren Website / Boren Fact Sheet

Critical Language Scholarships

Deadline: TBA              Campus Deadline: None

Comprehensive funding for overseas summer program focused on critical languages.

CLS Website / CLS Fact Sheet


Deadline: Variable                Campus Deadline: None

Summer research or internship opportunities in Germany.

DAAD Website / DAAD Fact Sheet


Deadline: March 29, 2022                   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: February 21, 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: opens July 1, 2022             Campus Deadline: None

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

FEA Website

Gilman International Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2022                 Campus Deadline: None

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

Gilman Scholarship / Gilman Fact Sheet

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2022                 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: January 31, 2022                            Campus Deadline: None

Study in Canada for one or two semesters. May be inactive.

Killam Website / Killam Fact Sheet

Language Honor Societies

Deadline: variable

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant 

Deadline: March 15, 2022                   Campus Deadline: None

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

Phi Kappa Phi Website / Phi Kappa Phi Fact Sheet