Major Scholarships Requiring NAU Nomination

For the following national or international scholarships and fellowships, you must be nominated by NAU in order to apply. Contact the coordinator or other listed institutional representative to express your interest and check for internal NAU application deadlines. 

Most usually, interested candidates will prepare a full or partial application by the NAU internal deadline, and applications will be evaluated by an NAU Scholarship Selection Committee to select candidates for official nomination.

Boren Graduate Fellowship

NAU Representative: Melissa Hatfield Riggs, National Scholarship Coordinator
NAU Internal Deadline: January 15, 2014
Official Deadline: January 28, 2014  

Boren Fellowships support graduate students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East). Boren Fellowships are intended to provide or add to the international component of U.S. graduate students' educations, providing support for overseas study, domestic study, or a combination of both. Although study outside the United States is not required, successful applications generally include a significant overseas component. Boren Fellowship awards are made for a minimum of one semester and a maximum of two academic years.

Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

NAU Representative: Danielle Varnes, International Internships Coordinator 
NAU Internal Deadline: January 15, 2014
Official Deadline: February 5, 2014    

The Boren Scholarships offer a unique opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to study abroad. Boren awards scholarships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East). Boren Scholarships are intended to provide support to U.S. undergraduates who will pursue the study of languages and cultures currently underrepresented in study abroad and critical to U.S. national security.

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program

NAU Representative: Melissa Hatfield Riggs, National Scholarship Coordinator
Official Deadline: January 15, 2014

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is an educational organization in Washington, D.C., which conducts programs of research, discussion, publication, and education in international relations and U.S. foreign policy. Eight to ten graduating seniors/recent alumni are hired annually as Carnegie Junior Fellows to work at the Endowment on a full-time basis for a period of one year. Carnegie junior fellows work as research assistants to the endowment's senior associates. Those who have begun graduate studies are not eligible for consideration.

Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award

NAU Representative: Melissa Hatfield Riggs, National Scholarship Coordinator
Official Deadline: November 26, 2013 for Phase One,  February 25, 2014 for Phase Two
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the US or abroad. Awards are made to up to 15 recipients and can be as much as $50,000 annually.

The award provides funding for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books. Scholarship amounts vary based on several factors, including cost at the institution each recipient attends and other grants and scholarships the student receives. Selection criteria include artistic or creative merit, academic achievement, financial need, desire to engage in and contribute to the world, self-confidence, and resilience. Applicants must be planning to pursue a career as a practicing artist to be eligible for this award.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

NAU Representative: Melissa Hatfield Riggs, National Scholarship Coordinator
Official Deadline: October 15, 2013

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or English Teaching Assistantships.  Applicants may be graduating seniors, recent undergraduate alumni, or master's or doctoral students. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in the community, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think, thereby promoting mutual understanding. 

Gilman International Scholarship

NAU Representative: Danielle Varnes, Center for International Education
Official Deadlines: October 1, 2013; March 4, 2014

The Gilman International Scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities.

Goldwater Scholarship

NAU Representative: Melissa Hatfield Riggs, National Scholarship Coordinator
NAU Internal Deadline:  December 6, 2013
Official Deadline:  January 31, 2014

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship encourages outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Nominees for Goldwater Scholarships are sophomores or juniors and must include in their nomination materials a statement of interest in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering, detailing how their academic program and their overall educational plans will prepare them for their chosen career goal. Most Goldwater Scholars plan to pursue PhD‘s in their chosen field. Students who intend to study medicine are eligible only if they plan a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in a private practice. A strong candidate will have had the opportunity to participate in research, either at his or her institution, in local industry, or in a national research facility. Students who have not participated in formal research can demonstrate intellectual curiosity through independent investigation of a theory or issue related to their fields of interest. Abilities and potential are also shown through meeting significant responsibilities, involvement in science-related organizations, and accomplishments outside the classroom.

Marshall Scholarship

NAU Representative: Melissa Hatfield Riggs, National Scholarship Coordinator
Official Deadline: October 1, 2013

The purpose of the Marshall Scholarship is to finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. The scholarships have five main purposes: (1) to enable intellectually distinguished Americans, their country‘s future leaders, to study in the U.K.; (2) to help scholars gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain; (3) to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in science, technology, humanities, social sciences, and the creative arts at Britain‘s center of academic excellence; (4) to motivate scholars to act as ambassadors from the U.S. to the U.K. and vice versa throughout their lives thus strengthening British American understanding; and (5) to promote the personal and academic fulfillment of each scholar.

Mitchell Scholarship

NAU Representative: Melissa Hatfield Riggs, National Scholarship Coordinator
Official Deadline: October 1, 2013

The Mitchell Scholars Program is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. 

Rhodes Scholarship

NAU Representative: Melissa Hatfield Riggs, National Scholarship Coordinator
Official Deadline:  October 2, 2013

Rhodes Scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of graduate study at the University of Oxford in England and may allow funding in some instances for four years. Extraordinary intellectual distinction is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for election to a Rhodes. Selection committees are charged to seek excellence in qualities of mind and in qualities of person, which in combination offer the promise of effective service to the world in the decades ahead. The Rhodes Scholarships are investments in individuals rather than in project proposals. Accordingly, applications are sought from talented students without restriction as to their field of academic specialization or career plans although the proposed course of study must be available at Oxford University, and the applicant‘s undergraduate program must provide a sufficient basis for study in the proposed field.

Truman Scholarship

NAU Representative: Melissa Hatfield Riggs, National Scholarship Coordinator
NAU Internal Deadline: December 9, 2013
Official Deadline: February 4, 2014

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards college students who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education, or elsewhere in public service. They will receive leadership training, graduate school counseling, preferential admission, and merit-based aid to some premier graduate institutions and internship opportunities with federal agencies. Scholars are required to work in public service for three of seven years following completion of a foundation-funded graduate degree program. The Foundation defines public service as employment in government at any level, uniformed services, public-interest organizations, nongovernmental research and/or educational organizations, public and private school, and public service oriented non-profit organizations.

Udall Scholarship

NAU Representative: Melissa Hatfield Riggs, National Scholarship Coordinator
NAU Internal Deadline: January 27, 2014
Official Deadline: March 5, 2014

The Udall Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for outstanding college students who intend to pursue careers related to the environment, or Native American or Alaska Native students who intend to pursue careers in Native American health care or tribal public policy. The Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields such as policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education.