Opportunities for undergraduates

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships – Goldwater awards are made on the basis of merit to sophomores or juniors who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering. Students who plan to study medicine are eligible for a Goldwater Scholarship only if they plan a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in private practice. The scholarship pays a yearly stipend to help students complete their undergraduate education.  Institutional nomination is required. Goldwater Faculty Representative- Barbara Murray

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.  The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

Harry S. Truman Scholarships – Truman Scholarships are merit-based awards which fund graduate school for students preparing for careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Students must have a demonstrated commitment to public service, must be planning a career in public service, and must have outstanding leadership potential. Students apply during their junior year.  Institutional nomination is required. Truman Faculty Representative- Renee Van Vechten

Hispanic Scholarship Fund- The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree.

Humanity in Action Fellowship – The HIA Fellowships bring together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. For five weeks, the five HIA European countries selected serve as case studies that Fellows can later use as they engage with other human rights issues. Fellowships cover costs of participation and accommodation for the summer program. Transportation to Europe is not covered. There is typically an early January deadline for the following summer’s programs.

Morris K. Udall Scholarships – The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.  The scholarship pays a yearly stipend to help students complete their undergraduate education.  Institutional nomination is required.  Udall Faculty Representative- Nicholas Reksten

Project Horseshoe Farm is a non-profit organization with sites in Greensboro and Marion, Alabama and a new site in Pomona, California. Their mission is to work with and build on the strengths of local communities, improve the health and quality of life of our vulnerable neighbors, and prepare citizen service leaders for tomorrow’s communities.  Project Horseshoe Farm offers a 3-4-week internship in May or the possibility of a 6-12-week study away option for undergraduates.  For more information regarding PHF, contact Ben Aronson or James Krueger.