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.
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.
UD Faculty Representative: Dr. Sally F. Hicks
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
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.
UD Faculty Representative: Dr. Robert Hochberg
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
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
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
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
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
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
- Gaby Martin
- Scholarships and Fellowships Advising
- Augustine Hall, Room 132C