Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities

    Date Posted: 
    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    There are some great scholarship and intern/fellowship opportunities available for undergraduate students. In the past, University of Arizona and UA Optical Sciences students were awarded the prestigious Churchill scholarship.

    ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship/Internship Program

    ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest publicly traded International oil & gas companies, has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowships in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) for Hispanic college students. Through HHF’s Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program, ExxonMobil seeks to nurture motivated college students across the country, with a passion for Engineering and Science.

    Selected students will be exposed to a top quality company by participating in their internship program. 

    Internship Requirements

    This opportunity is highly competitive and open to sophomores and juniors, attending a 4-year college or university. 

    Other Requirements:

    • Must plan to pursue a career in the fields/majors listed above
    • Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States with a valid Social Security Number at the time of application. All legal permanent residents must submit a copy of their valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired). 

    Apply Here

    This opportunity available through the LOFT program are for Hispanic students. Others interested should contact the company's website directly. If you have questions please contact Julian@hispanicheritage.org. Please use “ExxonMobil LOFT Internship" in the subject line.

    Fulbright U.S. Student Program Application Workshop 

    Applying for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program? Emily Kotay, Scholarship Advisor in the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships, is hosting a Fulbright application workshop.


    • Tuesday, August 29th
    • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    • Slonaker House, Living Room
    • 1027 E. 2nd Street

    Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

    The Boren Awards are an initiative of the National Security Education Program, which provides unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate & graduate students to study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholars & Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars & Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

    Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for study abroad, and Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000. To see the eligibility requirements please visit the Boren Awards eligibility page

    For the Boren Scholarship, preference will be given to undergraduate applicants proposing at least 6 months of overseas study. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1, 2018. Summer-only programs must be 8 weeks or more and are limited to STEM majors only. 

    The 2017-2018 Boren Awards application is now live! You can find the application on their website when you click Apply Now.  

    Kanders Churchill Scholarship

    The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States is pleased to announce the launch of the Kanders Churchill Scholarship for the 2017 Churchill Scholarship competition, for attendance at Churchill College, University of Cambridge in the 2018-2019 academic year. Established in 1963, the Churchill Scholarship was created at the request of Sir Winston Churchill to increase cooperation between the USA and United Kingdom in advancing science and technology. The Kanders Churchill Scholar will hold a Bachelor’s degree in science, mathematics, or engineering, and will attend the Cambridge Master’s in Public Policy.

    Applicants must be US citizens who have graduated with a degree in science, mathematics, or engineering, from any US institution within the past two years. Candidates will tick a box on their Cambridge application (see www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk). 

    The deadline to apply is October 11, 2017. Applicants must put Churchill College as their first college choice. 

    CDH Charitable Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship 

    UA Study Abroad is excited to announce a new scholarship, the CDH Charitable Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship. With awards up to $8,000 for Spring 2018 semester-long programs, this scholarship aims to diversify the student population studying abroad. 

    To be eligible students must meet the following criteria:

    • Must be an Arizona resident
    • Admitted and enrolled at the UA in sophomore, junior or senior standing
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative UA GPA 
    • Demonstrated financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    *Preference will be given to first generation students. 

    Student are invited to participate in a workshop on September 18th OR October 11th, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (location TBD) for help completing their application for the scholarship. 

    Gilman International Scholarship Program 

    The Gilman International Scholarship Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and is supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The Gilman Scholarship Program offers grants of up to $5,000 to U.S. undergraduate students of high financial need participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs or international internships. Students studying a critical need language could be eligible to receive a grant of up to $8,000. 

    The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the online application is open for students participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs and international internships during the spring 2018 and summer 2018 terms. Spring 2018 applications and Summer 2018 early applications are both due Tuesday, October 3, 2017 by 11:59pm (central). 

    For more information and to check your eligibility, please visit www.gilmanscholarship.org.

    Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program 

    The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program is a highly selective six-week summer institute for rising college juniors offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of America’s first president just outside our nation’s capital. We offer an all-inclusive six-week program that provides housing, transportation, meals, and a $3,000 stipend.

    The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program offers a dynamic and stimulating leadership curriculum that encourages students to examine their personal strengths, identify areas for growth, and ultimately take action as a leader. Students are also afforded the opportunity of meeting with and learning from current leaders of national prominence in the government, journalism, business and nonprofits sectors. Leadership Fellows will also learn how to take a personal passion and turn it into a blueprint for action in the form of a Capstone Project. Leadership Fellows spend some of their time working on their individual capstones while at Mount Vernon, culminating in a final presentation at the conclusion of the program.

    Applicants must be a currently enrolled college sophomore in good standing, proven leadership ability and involvement, demonstrated interest in the proposed capstone project, have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher and be a current U.S. citizen. For more information visit the Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows website.