Top Undergraduate Scholarships
|Boren Undergraduate Scholarship||
Purpose: The National Security Education Program encourages students to internationalize their education by studying in countries critical to US national interests, but under-represented in study abroad. Preference is given to students pursuing fields of study related to national security. Through the Boren Undergraduate Scholarship, the NSEP provides up to $8,000 for a summer program, $10,000 for a semester, or $20,000 for an academic year.
Qualifications: Applicants must plan to use the scholarship for a study abroad program that ends before the student graduates. Preference is given to students pursuing fields of study related to national security.
|Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)||
Purpose: The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) is a US government effort to expand the number of Americans who study critical need foreign languages. Run by the US Department of State, the CLS scholarship provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction for undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. students. CLS language instruction consists of seven to ten weeks of in-country study in the following languages: Arabic, Persian, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. CLS instruction takes place in various countries including Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Tunisia, and Turkey.
Qualifications: Applicants must be US citizens currently enrolled in a US degree-granting program at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Eligible undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college course-work by the program start date. All applicants must be 18 by the beginning of the CLS program and be in acceptable mental and physical health. Students of diverse majors and disciplines are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.
|Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Scholarship||
Purpose: FLAS scholarships are funded by the US Dept of Education and administered through BYU's Center for the Study of Europe (CSE) and BYU's Asian Studies Consortium (ASC). Scholarships are granted to both undergraduates and graduates to encourage the addition of a less-commonly taught (LCT) language to their curriculum. Preference is given to students who plan on a career in international or government work. Full tuition plus a stipend are available either for the academic year (fall/winter semesters) or for intensive language study during spring/summer. Applications for summer FLAS are due in November; applications for fall/winter FLAS are due in February.
Qualifications: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have a minimim 3.0 GPA, and be studying a LCT language (see website for list) at 200 level or higher by the year they receive FLAS.
Approx. Yearly Deadline: January 15 @5pm. See website for updated deadline
Resources:Resource Notes http://kennedy.byu.edu/student/scholarships/flas/ FLAS Information from the Kennedy Center https://kennedy.byu.edu/student/scholarships/flas/application/ Application Page on the Kennedy Center's Website FLAS Office Open Hours 216 HRCB
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Info Sessions Thurs., 11:00 a.m., 151 HRCB
Students applying for FLAS are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions. http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsflasf/ General Information on FLAS from the Department of Education
Faculty Coaches:Name Department Office Phone Email Brenda Christensen European Studies 216 HRCB 801-422-3475 email@example.com
Purpose: The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is for undergraduate students who wish to study abroad. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. This scholarship awards up to $5,000 that can be applied to program tuition, room and board, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.
Qualifications: Applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant, be accepted into their study abroad program, and be planning on studying abroad for more than 28 days.
|Golden Key Scholarships & Awards||
Purpose: The Golden Key Honor Society offers numerous scholarships each year; amounts ranging in value from $1,000 to $10,000. Scholarships range from study abroad funding and awards of academic excellence to research grants. These scholarships are available for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Purpose: The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship awards $7,500 to undergraduates studying science, mathematics, and engineering.
Qualifications: Eligible applicants must be sophomores or juniors majoring in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering. Students must be U.S. citizens, have a minimum 3.8 GPA and be in the top 25% percent of their class.
|Institute for Humane Studies Scholarship & Fellowship||
Purpose: The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) awards up to $15,000 for undergraduate juniors and senior and Masters students interested in advancing liberty through a scholarly career.
Qualifications: Undergraduate juniors and seniors and graduate students are eligible. Awards are based on academic and/or professional performance, relevance of one's work to the advancement of free society, and potential for success.
Scholarship: The IHS PhD Scholarship awards $1,500 to entering and currently enrolled graduate students in doctoral programs. 50 graduate scholarships are available to applicants intending a career in academia and whose work advances the principles of individual liberty and economic freedom. Preference is given to applicants doing work in the humanities and social sciences, particularly economics, history, philosophy and political science.
Fellowship: For IHS alumni, the Humane Studies Fellowship is a non-residency fellowship program that awards up to $15,000 per year to pursue a liberty advancing career in academia.
|Phi Eta Sigma Undergraduate Scholarship||
Purpose: Phi Eta Sigma honor society awards numerous scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $6,000 to undergraduates.Qualifications: Those applying for undergraduate scholarships or awards must be nominated by the BYU Phi Eta Sigma chapter.
Approx. Yearly Deadline: March 1
|Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant||
Purpose: The Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) Study Abroad Grant is designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying aborad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year. The PKP Study Abroad application and instructions are available online.
|Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship||
Purpose: Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship is offering future science scholars an opportunity to win $10,000 in scholarship funding for the Spring semester. This scholarship was created to help provide educational opportunities for the future generation of scientists. Graduate students or undergraduate students must be enrolled in an accredited college for the Spring semester to qualify for this scholarship. Two $10,000 scholarships and four $5,000 scholarships will be awarded among the candidates.
Purpose: The Harry S. Truman Foundation awards scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers of public service in the government or elsewhere. The Truman scholarship offers $30,000 for graduate or professional school. Truman scholars participate in leadership development programs and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.
Qualifications: Students must be nominated by their educational institution, be a U.S. citizen or national, have an extensive record of public and community service, and be committed to a career in public service. Applicants must also be in the upper quarter of their junior class. For the purposes of the Truman Scholarship, junior status is determined by graduation date.
Purpose: The Udall Foundation awards undergraduate scholarships of up to $5,000 to two groups. The first is juniors and seniors in fields related to the environment and the second to Native American and Alaska Natives in fields related to health care or tribal public policy
Qualifications: Students must be nominated by their university, be a sophomore or a junior, and have at least a "B" average GPA.