National Scholarship Programs
You must be nominated and supported through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for the following scholarships. Eligible students will be invited to apply by CLAS. For more information, contact Trishia Vasquez in the CLAS Advising office.
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is designed to attract outsanding students into careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to student who are sophomores or juniors during the current academic year and who have excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in and potential for careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. The scholarship cover eligible expensess for tuition, fees, books, and room and board to a maximum $7,500 per academic year. Junior scholarship recipients can expect to receive a maximum of two years of scholarship support. Senior scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of scholarship support.
Truman Scholars program
The Truman Scholarship Foundation supports college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service. Don't be discouraged by the competitiveness of this scholarship, past CLAS students have received this award.
Eligible students will have the following qualifications:
- I hope to be a "change agent," in time, improving the ways that government agencies, nonprofit organizations, or educational institutions serve the public.
- There are conditions in our society or the environment which trouble me.
- I want to work in government, education, the nonprofit sector, or the public interest/advocacy sector to improve these conditions.
- I am comfortable committing to work in public service for three of the first seven years after I complete a Foundation-funded graduate degree.
- I would like to get a master's degree, a doctorate, or a professional degree such as a law degree or a Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Public Policy, or Master of International Affairs.
- I have extensive participation in community service activities.
Morris K. Udall Scholarships
The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, includings land and resource management, economic development, and education.
Scholarships are offered in these three categories:
- To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment
- To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy
- to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.
James Madison Graduate Fellowships
The Foundation offers James Madison Fellowships to a select group of individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution.
Junior Fellowships are awarded to students who are about to complete, or have completed, their undergraduate course of study and plan to begin graduate work on a full-time basis. Junior Fellows have two years to complete their degree. Senior Fellowships are awarded to teachers who wish to undertake work for a graduate degree on a part-time basis through summer and evening classes. Senior Fellows have up to five years to complete their degree.
The fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to a master’s degree. James Madison Fellows may attend any accredited institution of higher education in the United States. Each individual entering the James Madison Fellowship Program will be expected to pursue and complete a master’s degree in one of the following (listed in order of the Foundation's preference):
- Master of Arts (MA) in American history or in political science (also referred to as "government and politics" or as "government");
- Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) concentrating on either American Constitutional history (in a history department) or American government, political institutions, and political theory (in a political science department);
- Master of Education (MEd) or the Master of Arts or Master of Science in Education with a concentration in American history or American government, political institutions, and political theory.