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Prestigious Scholarships

The UC San Diego Prestigious Scholarships Office holds student meetings three times a year to review available scholarships and help students become more competitive.

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Scholarship Information


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Alfa Fellowship Graduated

US, UK, or

German citizen

Stipend / Housing Yes November
Beinecke Scholarship

Junior or non-graduating Senior


US Citizen, Samoan or  N. Mariana Islands


~$34,000 No January
Boren Scholarship Freshman - Junior

US Citizen

~$20,000 Yes Mid-January
Churchill Scholarship

Senior or Recent Graduate

US Citizen $50,000 - $60,000 Yes September
Gilman Scholarship Undergrad US Citizen ~$8,000 Yes October & March
British Marshall Scholarship Senior or Graduated US Citizen

 Tuition, Living & Travel Expenses

Yes September

Critical Language Scholarship

Sophomore - Senior


US Citizen


Varies Yes Mid-November

Ford Foundation Fellowship

Senior or Doctoral Student


US Citizen, Permanent Resident or DACA

$24,000 / year No December

Freeman Asia Scholarship



US Citizen or Permanent Resident

$3,000 - $7,000 Yes March

Fulbright US Student Program

Senior or Graduated
US Citizen


Tuition, Books, & Travel Expenses


Yes September

Gates Cambridge Scholarship 

Senior or Graduated Non - UK Citizen


£17,500, Tuition & Travel Expenses


Yes October

George Mitchell Scholarship

Senior or Recent Grad US Citizen

Tuition, Housing, & Travel Expenses


Yes September

Goldwater Scholarship

Sophomore or Junior

US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident


No January

Hertz Graduate Fellowship

Senior or Grad Student


US Citizen or Permanent Resident


$32,000 - $37,000

No October


James Madison Fellowship


Graduating Senior or Graduated

US Citizen


No March

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

Senior or Graduated

Open to All


Stanford Full-time grad or professional program


No September

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Senior or Grad Student

US Citizen or Permanent Resident


No October

Pickering Graduate Fellowship

Senior US Citizen

$42,000 annually for 2 years (tuition and stipend)

Yes, through an internship at a US Embassy or Consulate September

Rhodes Scholarship

Between 18 and 23 Years Old US Citizen, Permanent Resident or DACA


Tuition, Living & Travel Expenses


Yes September

Robert Bosch Fellowship

Graduated US Citizen €3,000 Stipend Yes November

Schwarzman Scholars Program

Senior or Graduated
Open to All


$4,000 Stipend, Housing, Tuition and Travel


Yes September


Soros Fellowship 


Senior or graduate student US Citizen or Permanent Resident $90,000 No November


Strauss Scholarship


Sophomore or Junior

CA Student $15,000, Tuition, Books, Room & Board No February


Truman Scholarship


Junior US Citizen $30,000 No January


Udall Scholarship


Sophomore or Junior

US Citizen, US National, or US Permanent Resident

$7,000 No February

NCS Winners

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Check out our previous May 2020 webinar

Campus representatives each spoke about prestigious scholarships that they can help you apply for. Learn what scholarships have upcoming deadlines in the Fall and how to set yourself up for success!

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