Scholarships & Fellowships
UNO’s Honors Program offers academically ambitious and high-achieving students a community of excellence. Students in the program are committed to stretching their brains and possibilities beyond their regular degree requirements.
Over a third of current Honors students have scholarships carrying full tutition waivers and 92% of Honors students receive financial support (as of Fall 2017).
The University Honors Program invites participants to our Distinguished Scholarship Competition in spring, and we also award limited scholarships within the Program to Honors students who have already completed 75 credit hours. We are currently working with the College of Engineering for scholarships for students who are in both Honors and Engineering (see here for more details). Members of our Learning Community cohorts also receive modest scholarship awards.
Honors students have recieved Truman and Goldwater awards, as well as being recognized as finalists in other nationally competitive scholarship programs.
We encourage Honors students to think ahead about possibilities. Applying for a national fellowship or scholarship is very competitive and takes time and effort--but we are here to help. It's never too early to start thinking about applying--follow the links below to learn more and see what fits YOU. The Program and its staff are committed to supporting a student’s whole development, such as nominating and supporting their applications for national fellowships and scholarships, including, but not limited to the following:
|Scholarship/Fellowship||Deadline Month||Award for||Academic Specialty||Open to|
|Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship||January||Up to $7,500 toward educational expenses annually||Math, natural sciences, engineering||Sophomores and Juniors|
|Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program||January||Serve as a junior research fellow for one year||International affairs, political science, economics, history, and related fields||Seniors|
|Coro Fellows Program||January||9 months experiential training program in public affairs||Open||Seniors and Alumni|
|Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship||January||Funds two years of graduate school (up to $37,500 annually)
||International affairs, political science, economics, science policy||Seniors|
|William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose||January||Unrestricted cash grant||Open||Seniors|
|Harry S. Truman Scholarship||February||Senior year and graduate study for 1-3 years||Careers related to public or government service||Juniors|
|NSEP/Boren Undergraduate Scholarship and Graduate Fellowship||February||Support for study abroad||Less commonly studied languages and cultures||First-year Alumni and Undergraduates|
|James Madison Fellowship||March||MA degree up to $24,000||History Education||Seniors|
|Morris K. Udall Scholarship||March||Up to $5,000 for two years||Careers related to the environment of Native Americans with an interest in tribal policy||Sophomores and Juniors|
|Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship||March, April||One year study and service abroad||Open||Juniors, Seniors, and Alumni|
|Schwarzman Scholarship||March||One-year Master's Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing||Public Policy, Economics, Business, International Studies||Seniors|
|Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship||April 1||Member PKP, from $5,000 to $15,000||Open||Seniors with a GPA of 3.75 or higher|
|Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship||April, October||Scholarships for study-abroad students receiving the Pell Grant||Open||Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors|
|Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant||May 1, December 1||Scholarship funding study-abroad students||Open||Undergraduates with a 3.75 GPA or higher|
|Fulbright Grant||October||Funding for 1 year abroad to conduct research or teach English||Open||Seniors and Alumni|
|Gates Cambridge Scholarship||October||Scholarships for graduate study (Master's, Ph. D., or second Bachelor's)||Open||Seniors and Alumni|
|George J. Mitchell Scholarship||October||1 year graduate study at university in Ireland or Northern Ireland||Open||Seniors and Alumni|
|Hertz Foundation Fellowship||October||Up to 5 years leading to a Ph.D.; up to $32,000 annually||STEM areas||Seniors|
|Marshall Scholarship||October||2 years graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom||Open||Seniors and Alumni|
|Rhodes Scholarship||October||2-3 years graduate study at Oxford University||Open||Seniors and Alumni|
|National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program||October, November||3 years funding for research degrees||Sciences, technology, mathematics, engineering||Seniors and Alumni|
|Critical Languages Scholarship||November||Fully funded||Open||Undergraduate and graduate students|
|Churchill Scholarship||November||2 years graduate study up to $60,000||Science, Mathematics, Engineering||Seniors and Juniors|
|Ford Foundation Fellowship||November||Pre-doctoral fellowships for minority students||Open||Seniors and Alumni|
|Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans||November||2 years graduate study up to $35,000||Open||New Americans/children of immigrants|
|Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship||September||2 years graduate study up to $47,500||Career in the Foreign Service||Seniors with a GPA of 3.2 or higher|
Students intersted in applying should contact Dr. Lucy Morrison.
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