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National Scholarship Opportunities

The Honors College has an ongoing commitment to recognizing and awarding excellence among all undergraduate students. CSU students are encouraged to apply for and participate in these national competitions. Below are just some of the opportunities available.  Students are encouraged to begin planning for these opportunities as early as their freshman year so that they can participate in activities that will increase their competitive edge in these prestigious national competitions.  Below are just some of the opportunities available.

How to schedule an Advising Appointment for National Scholarship Advising in EAB

  • Log into your MyCSU account.
  • On the left navigation, click on EAB.
  • Click on "Get Assistance" in the blue box on the right hand side.
  • From the "I would like help with" drop down, choose "Advising".
  • From the "Reason" drop down, choose "Honors Advising".
  • From the "Pick a Service" drop down, choose "National Scholarship Inquiry".
  • Choose your location.
  • Pick your advisor from the drop down or click next for all availability.
  • Here you will see available times. Choose your day and morning or afternoon.
  • Once you click on morning or afternoon, you are given times to choose from. Click on your selected time, and click Next.
  • Enter comments/concerns/questions in the comment box.
  • Set up a reminder! We highly suggest the text option!
  • Click on Confirm appointment!

For more information and tips on how to make your scholarship application successful, please click here.

Barry Goldwater Scholarship:

  • Awards up $7,500 per year for 2 years
  • Seeks students interested in Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Engineering.
  • Faculty Nominations available: 4 Nominations per Institution
  • Institutional Deadline: December 3, 2018
  • Application Deadline: January 25, 2019
  • Campus Representative: Dr. Cindy Ticknor,

Udall Scholarship:

  • Seeks students interested in the Environment or Native American and Alaska Native students committed to careers in tribal public policy or Native American and Alaska Native students committed to careers in Native health care
  • Awards 60 recipients up to $7,000 for educational expenses
  • Faculty Nominations available: 4 Environmental Candidates and 4 Tribal Public Policy and/or Health Care Nominations per Institution
  • Institutional Deadline: February 15, 2019
  • National Deadline: TBA
  • Campus Representative: Dr. Cindy Ticknor,

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship:

  • Available to Phi Kappa Phi members entering the first year of graduate or professional study
  • Awards 51 Fellowships of $5,000 and 6 Fellowships of $15,000 each year
  • Institutional Deadline: March 18, 2019
  • National Deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Campus Representative: Dr. Cindy Ticknor,

Phi Kappa Phi Undergraduate Study Abroad Grants:

  • Awards fifty $1,000 Study Abroad Grants
  • Open to all disciplines for Studying Abroad
  • Session A Deadline: February 15, 2019
  • Session B Deadline: September 15, 2018
  • Campus Representative: Ms. Katherine Grego,

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship:

  • Scholarships of up to $5,000 to study or intern abroad for students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need.
  • Study or Intern abroad must be for at least four weeks (28 days) in one country and no more than one academic year.
  • Spring 2019 Application Deadline: October 2, 2018
  • Summer 2019 Application Deadline: October 2, 2018 or March 5, 2019
  • Fall 2019 Application Deadline: March 5, 2019
  • Campus Representatives: Ms. Katherine Grego, and Dr. Eric Spears,

Marshall Scholarship:

  • One or Two Year Scholarships to the study in the UK
  • University fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States.
  • National Application Deadline: October 1, 2018 5pm EST
  • Campus Representative: Dr. Eric Spears,

George E. Mitchell Scholarship:

  • One academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland
  • National Application Deadline: September 28, 2018 at 5pm EST
  • Campus Representative: Dr. Eric Spears,

The Rhodes Scholarship:

  • Students pursuing a graduate degree in Oxford - Includes all educational costs plus a living stipend.
  • Disciplines: Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Science, and Social Science
  • National Application Deadline: October 3, 2018 at 11:59pm EST
  • Campus Representative: Dr. Eric Spears,

Harry S. Truman Scholarship:

  • Up to $30,000 toward a public service-related graduate degree.
  • Seeks students wanting to get a master's degree, a doctorate, or a professional degree such as a law degree or a Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Public Policy, or Master of International Affairs.
  • Involvement in student government, community service activities, government internships, political activities/campaigns
  • US Citizen of Junior Standing
  • Institution can nominate up to 4 students
  • Institutional Deadline: January 4 2019
  • National Deadline: February 5, 2019

For additional information about any of the scholarships listed above, please click on the link provided or schedule an appointment in EAB.

View the presentation below for additional information on pursuing a National Scholarship

National Scholarship Presentation Title Slide


Members of the National Scholarship Faculty Committee

Dr. Benjamin Blair (Committee Chair) 

Dr. Samuel Abegaz

Dr. Sarah Bowman

Dr. Michelle Folta 

Dr. Johnny Ho

Ms. Laura Pate

Dr. Lyn Riggsby-Gonzalez 

Dr. Gary Shouppe

Ms. Stephanie Speer

Dr. Cindy Ticknor 

Dr. Rebecca Toland