Scholarships and Fellowships

Consider the possibilities.

The Committee for Competitive Scholarship Mentoring provides support to UNI undergraduates for any nationally competitive scholarship or fellowship—examples of top awards are listed in several award categories. 

Contact information is provided for designated faculty advisors for a select group of nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. Those interested in other awards, including those not listed on this page, should contact the committee chair.​


Scholarships for UNI graduates

McElroy Fellowship - UNI grads pursuing a Ph.D.  

Merchant Scholarships - UNI bachelor's degree grads enrolled in graduate or professional school 

Merchant Instructions & Application

Current students and post-baccalaureate

Scholarships in the Sciences

Goldwater Scholarships - college sophomores or juniors intending to pursue a research career in the natural sciences, engineering or mathematics

  • UNI contact: Dr. Bill Harwood, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 273-2052

Udall Foundation - college students intending to pursue careers related to the environment, as well as Native American students pursuing tribal policy or health care careers

  • UNI contact: Dr. Bill Harwood, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 273-2052


Fellowships for international graduate study

Fulbright U.S. Student Program - cultural exchange through study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs 

Additional international fellowships - Gates Cambridge Scholarships​Marshall ScholarshipsMitchell Scholars ProgramRhodes Scholarships and more


Fellowships for MA/MBA/PhD studies

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management - promoting diversity and inclusion in American business

Pickering Fellowship and Rangel Fellowship - for those interested in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State

Truman Scholarship - good candidates have a strong record of public service and policy proposal addressing societal issue