University Students: Scholarships and Fellowships for You!
Getting a college or graduate degree can be a challenging and rewarding experience. Benefits.gov wants to help students who are already enrolled in college learn more about the numerous scholarships and fellowships that are funded by, or partnered with, the Federal government. If you're a student obtaining your bachelor's degree, there are scholarships and fellowships available for many different areas of study including math and science, study abroad, and careers in public service.

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is a highly competitive, merit-based award offered to university juniors and seniors and preparing for a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. To be considered, a student must be nominated by his or her college. The one and two year scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

For undergraduate juniors and seniors interested in public service, receiving the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program may be a great goal. The Truman Scholarship is a highly competitive, merit-based award offered to U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals from Pacific Islands who wish to go to graduate school in preparation for a career in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 to apply toward graduate study in the U.S. or abroad. Scholars may also participate in leadership development programs and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the Federal government.

Students who want to travel the world but have financial limitations on studying abroad may be interested in applying for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Gilman Scholarships provide up to $5,000 for American students to pursue overseas study for college credit. Students interested in studying critical need languages like Arabic, Chinese, Persian or Swahili are eligible for up to $3,000 in additional funding as part of the Gilman Critical Need Language Supplement program.

If you are interested in the environment or are Native American or Alaska Native you may want to consider applying for the Udall Undergraduate Scholarship. This scholarship is a competitive, merit-based award offered to sophomores and juniors enrolled in an accredited college or university. Each year, the Foundation awards 80 undergraduate scholarships of up to $5,000 to students who are either studying fields related to the environment, or to Native American and Alaska Native students studying fields related to health care or tribal public policy.

If you are a student - undergraduate, graduate or doctoral - Benefits.gov has the information you need to learn more about scholarships and fellowships that can help to enhance your educational career. To view more educational benefits on Benefits.gov, visit the "Browse by Category" page and select "Education/Training" or "Grants/Scholarships/Fellowships." To find out if you might be eligible for these, or any of the more than 1,000 other benefits on our site, click "Start Now" on the homepage to use our confidential Benefit Finder.