Opportunities for Underclassmen

Opportunities for Underclassmen 

Scholarships and fellowships with UD Faculty Advisors are listed below.  Click on the scholarship name to go to the website of the scholarship.  A more extensive list of scholarship and fellowship opportunities can be found here.

EPA Fellowships for Undergraduate Study

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year. Students must apply as sophomores.  December deadline. 

UD Faculty Representative: Dr. Sally F. Hicks
Phone: 972-721-5215;  Email: hicks@udallas.edu

Goldwater Scholarships

The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage excellence in science and mathematics at the undergraduate level.   This scholarship is highly competitive with about 1,400 applications for about 250 awards. Winners tend to have grade-point averages of about 3.9, have strong, long-term science-connected extracurricular activities, and plan to earn a Ph.D in science engineering, or mathematics.  Sophomores are eligible for a two year award and juniors one year.  December campus deadline.

UD Faculty Representative: Dr. Ellen Steinmiller
Phone: 972-721-5110;  Email: esteinmiller@udallas.edu

Microsoft Scholarships

A Microsoft scholarship provides an opportunity for undergraduate studies in computer science and related technical disciplines. Scholarship recipients are from the United States, Canada and Mexico and share a passion for technology and academic excellence. Microsoft offers four different types of technical scholarships to current undergraduate students: General Scholarships, Women's Scholarships, Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.  This scholarship is only for computer science undergraduates.  January deadline.

UD Faculty Representative: Dr. Robert Hochberg
Phone: 972-721-5307;  Email: hochberg@udallas.edu

National Endowment for the Humanities 

Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. 

UD Faculty Representative: Dr. Joshua Parens
Phone:  214-929-5241;  Email: parens@udallas.edu 

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location. Deadlines are site dependent.

UD Faculty Representative:  Faculty in your major. For general questions, Dr. Sally Hicks hicks@udallas.edu.

SMART Scholarships

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.  Upon selection, students must sign a DoD civilian service agreement. These scholarships are available to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are in the UD majors of biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, mathematics, or electrical engineering.  Deadline is in early December.

UD Faculty Representative: Dr. Sally F. Hicks
Phone: 972-721-5215;  Email: hicks@udallas.edu

Gilman Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.  March deadline

UD Representative: Mrs. Rebecca Davies
Phone: 972-721-4147;  Email: bdavies@udallas.edu

Truman Scholarships

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships to college juniors who have outstanding leadership potential, plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public services, and wish to attend graduate school to help prepare for public service careers. The application process encourages candidates to reflect on the needs of society they want to address in their public service, to refine career goals and objectives, and to initiate planning for graduate study.  Applications available August each year;  Applications Due: January the following year.

UD Faculty Representatives: Dr. Charles Sullivan, sullivan@udallas.edu; Joshua Skinner, JD, jaskinner@udallas.edu

Udall Scholarships

The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation is dedicated to educating a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their national heritage through scholarship, fellowship, and internship programs focused on environmental and Native American issues. The Udall Foundation is also committed to promoting the principles and practices of environmental conflict resolution. The scholarship is open to sophomores and juniors in all areas who plan on a career in an area related to the environment.  The scholarship deadline is about March 1.  This scholarship depends on an institution nomination.

UD Faculty Representative: Dr. Charles Sullivan
Phone: 972-721-5251;  Email: sullivan@udallas.edu
Contact
  • Gaby Martin
  • Scholarships and Fellowships Advising
  • Augustine Hall, Room 132C
  • gmartin@udallas.edu

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