Undergraduate Awards

U.S. Awards

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
The Goldwater Scholarship seeks to foster and encourage excellence in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

Discipline and degree: One to two years of study toward bachelor's degree in STEM field

Eligibility: U.S. citizen, GPA of at least 3.7

Other requirements: Mean GPA of successful applicants is 3.95.

Program: The Goldwater Scholarship seeks to foster and encourage excellence in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. It seeks scholars who are committed to research careers in science, mathematics or engineering, who display intellectual intensity, and have the potential for significant future contribution in their chosen fields. The Goldwater provides a grant toward the last year or last two years of undergraduate tuition and living expenses.

Award: Up to $7,500 annually for tuition, fees, and room and board.

Application timeline: Applications are due in January; scholars are named in late March

Marquette contact: Deirdre Dempsey

For more information: goldwater.scholarsapply.org/

Morris and Stewart Udall Scholarship
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.

Discipline and degree: Funding for one to two years of undergraduate studies in the following areas: Tribal policy, for Native Americans and Alaska Natives working on policy issues in Indian country; Native health care, for Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers; environmental studies, for undergraduates pursuing conservation and environmental issues.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens, sophomores and juniors pursuing a bachelor's degree, 3.0 and higher GPA

Other requirements:

Program: 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

Award: Up to $7,000 for undergraduate study

Application timeline: Applications due in early March

Marquette contact: Dr. Stefan Schnitzer, stefan.schnitzer@marquette.edu

For more Information: udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Apply.aspx

International Awards

David L. Boren Scholarships
Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East.

Discipline and degree: Undergraduate language study abroad

Eligibility: U.S. citizen, enrolled in U.S. university working toward a bachelor's degree

Other requirements: Applications from students wishing to study abroad for six to 12 months are highly preferred. Summer study must be at least eight weeks and is limited to STEM disciplines.

Program: Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Award: Up to $8,000 for summer study (at least eight weeks, STEM only); up to $10,000 for one semester; up to $20,000 for six- to 12-month programs (two consecutive semesters)

Application timeline: Applications due in early February; awards announced in April

Marquette contact: ericka.schmidt@marquette.edu, OIE

For more information: borenawards.org/

Critical Language Scholarship
Critical Language seeks participants from a variety of fields, backgrounds and career paths, with the goal of building a cadre of Americans who speak critical languages at high levels in government, business, arts and culture, science and engineering, health and medicine, education, research and other fields.

Discipline and degree: Undergraduate and graduate summer language study in 14 critical languages

Eligibility: U.S. citizen; matriculated in an undergraduate or graduate degree program

Other requirements: Some CLS institutes require one to two years of prior language study (or the equivalent), while others accept students with no prior background in the language — see website for details.

Program: Critical Language seeks participants from a variety of fields, backgrounds, and career paths, with the goal of building a cadre of Americans who speak critical languages at high levels in government, business, arts and culture, science and engineering, health and medicine, education, research and other fields.

Award: Full funding of immersive language program

Application timeline: Applications due in November; first-round notification in January; final notification in late February or early March

Marquette contact: ericka.schmidt@mu.edu, OIE

For more information: clscholarship.org/

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst)
The DAAD, or German Academic Exchange Service, is the gateway to a large number of German academic programs and scholarships for postsecondary study at all levels in Germany.

Discipline and degree: Undergraduate and graduate study in Germany, all areas of study

Eligibility: Depends on program of study

Other requirements:

Program: The DAAD, or German Academic Exchange Service, is the gateway to a large number of German academic programs and scholarships for post-secondary study at all levels in Germany. The DAAD aims to fund students from outside of Germany whose previous research and academic achievements place them at least in the top third of their year group and who can additionally be expected in the future to become key players and top performers in their career fields.

Award: Varies by program and scholarship

Application timeline: Varies by program and scholarship

Marquette contact: sebastian.luft@marquette.edu; john.pustejovsky@marquette.edu

For more information: daad.de/en/

Freeman-Asia
The Freeman-ASIA Program is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Discipline and degree: Any accredited study abroad program of at least eight weeks in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Eligibility: U.S. citizen, minimum GPA of 2.8, currently receiving need-based financial aid

Other requirements: Must not have spent more than four weeks in the last five years in country of proposed study

Program: The Freeman-ASIA Program is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.

Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others and fulfill the program's goal of increasing understanding of Asia in the United States.

Award: Up to $3,000 for summer study, up to $5,000 for one semester, and up to $7,000 for full academic year

Application timeline: Summer study: mid-March; Fall study: mid-April

Marquette contact: honorsprog@marquette.edu

For more information: iie.org/Programs/Freeman-ASIA

Gilman Scholarship Program
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.

Discipline and degree: Study or internship abroad for undergraduates, on programs ranging from 21 days (summer) to an entire academic year

Eligibility: Undergraduate U.S. citizens receiving Pell grants

Other requirements:

Program: The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Award: Up to $5,000

Application timeline: Early October for spring semester; early October for summer study abroad; early March for fall study abroad

Marquette contact: honorsprog@marquette.edu

For more information: gilmanscholarship.org/program/program-overview/