External National Scholarships

These prestigious scholarships are highly competitive and require a significant amount of preparation. The application process often takes up to a year. Interested students should be able to demonstrate outstanding leadership and academic achievement throughout their time at SUU. For more information, click on each scholarship below.


The Udall Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for college sophomores and juniors pursuing studies leading to a career in tribal health, tribal public policy, or the environment. Candidates should be working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting Indian country; have demonstrated their commitment to one of these areas through public service; show leadership that inspires and motivates others to take action; be committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building.


  • Be a full-time college sophomore or junior at the time of application
  • Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Be committed to a career related to the environment or tribal health or policy.

Amount: $7,000 for eligible academic expenses

Foundation Website: https://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx

Campus Contact: Jayci Bash (jaycibash@suu.edu )

Campus Deadline: January 1st

National Deadline: Early to mid-March


The Goldwater award provides scholarship support to undergraduate students majoring in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. The award provides support for tuition, room and board, books, and fees.


  • Be a full-time college sophomore or junior
  • Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Intend to pursue a research career in a natural science, mathematics, or engineering

Amount: $7,500

Foundation Website: https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/

Campus Contact: Nathan Werner (nathanwerner@suu.edu )

Campus Deadline: November 15th

National Deadline: Last Friday in January


The Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty scholars are selected each year to study at a graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. There are five objectives of the program:

  1. To enable intellectually distinguished young Americans, their country’s future leaders, to study in the UK.
  2. To help scholars gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain.
  3. To contribute to the advancement of knowledge in science, technology, the humanities, and social sciences and the creative arts at Britain’s centers of academic excellence.
  4. To motivate scholars to act as ambassadors from the USA to the UK and vice versa throughout their lives thus strengthening British American understanding.
  5. To promote the personal and academic fulfillment of each scholar.


  • Be a citizen of the US
  • Have earned an undergraduate degree in the US
  • Have at least a 3.7 cumulative GPA

Amount: university fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the US are covered.

Scholarship website: http://www.marshallscholarship.org

Campus Contact: Jayci Bash (jaycibash@suu.edu )

Campus Deadline: September 1st

National Deadline: Early October


The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and one of the most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. It is an international postgraduate award for students to study at the University of Oxford. Each year 32 students from the US are selected as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the US territories. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.


  • Have earned a BA degree
  • Be between 18 and 24 years of age

Amount: $80,000+ (Scholarship award + Stipend)

Scholarship Website: www.rhodesscholar.org

Campus Contact: Jayci Bash (jaycibash@suu.edu )

Campus Deadline: August 1st

National Deadline: First Wednesday of October


The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.


  • Be a full-time college junior
  • Show a commitment to a career in public service

Amount: $30,000

Foundation Website: www.truman.gov

Campus Contact: Jayci Bash (jaycibash@suu.edu)

Campus Deadline: December 1st

National Deadline: Beginning of February


Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide funding for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students studying in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Awards require rigorous language study, and the majority of awardees spend a full academic year abroad. In exchange for funding, Boren Awards recipients commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.


  • Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • Demonstrate commitment to serious language study

Amount: up to $20,000 for undergraduate students and up to $30,000 for graduate students

Scholarship Website: www.borenawards.org

Campus Contact: Kurt Harris (harrisk@suu.edu )

Campus Deadline: November 1st

National Deadline: End of January


There are several awards available through the Fulbright program, but the traditional award is the Fulbright Study/Research Award where a candidate designs a proposal for study/research in a specific country. The English Teaching Assistant Awards place grantees in schools overseas to supplement local English language instruction and provide a native speaker presence in the classroom.


  • Be a US citizen
  • Have earned an undergraduate degree
  • Proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country

Amount: Round-trip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs of living, and accident and sickness health benefits.

Scholarship Website: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/

Campus Contact: Jayci Bash (jaycibash@suu.edu )

Campus Deadline: August 1st

National Deadline: Beginning of October


The US Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.


  • Be a US citizen
  • Be an undergraduate student
  • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application
  • Plans to be engaged in at least a three-week study abroad or internship program in a single country and eligible for credit from the student’s home institution.

Amount: up to $5,000

Scholarship Website: https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/

Campus Contact: Jayci Bash (jaycibash@suu.edu )

Campus Deadline: January and August

National Deadline: March and October