Scholarships for Sophomores

The list of scholarships below are available to academically elite sophomores Please visit scholarship websites for more information.

Goldwater Scholarships
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  • Campus notice of intent to apply: October 15 of the sophomore or junior year.
  • Campus application deadline: December 1 of the sophomore or junior year.
  • Award: $7,500 per year to cover eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition , fees, books, room&board. Up to 2 years (current sophomores) or 1 year (current juniors)
  • Eligibility: U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or Permanent residents, science/math majors, sophomores & juniors. To be competitive for the award students should have a 3.8 GPA or higher, and should be actively involved in research.
  • Projects Funded: Students with promise to pursue careers in science, math, and engineering research are awarded funds to complete their junior and/or senior years of undergraduate studies. Students who plan to study medicine are only eligible if they plan to pursue a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in private practice.
  • MU Faculty Representative: Dr. Danowitz
Morris K. Udall Scholarship: Learn more
  • Campus notice of intent to apply: October 15 of the sophomore or junior year.
  • Campus application deadline: February 1 of the sophomore or junior year.
  • Award: Up to $5,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses. Four-day Udall Scholars Orientation in the summer to meet with other Scholars, elected officials, environmental and tribal leaders. All Scholars are required to attend this event. Travel from the Scholar's home or school, lodging, and meals will be provided by the Foundation.
  • Eligibility: U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or Permanent residents, any major, sophomores&juniors. Committed to a career related to the environment OR if you are an Alaskan Native or Native American, be committed to a career in tribal public policy or native american health care.
  • Projects Funded: The Udall scholarship is awarded to students interested in environmental issues and majoring in a related subject, or it is also awarded to Native American/Alaskan Native students interested in healthcare or tribal policy.
  • MU Faculty Representative: Dr. J. Morris
National Security Education Program Boren Scholarships: Learn more
  • Campus notice of intent to apply: October 15 of the sophomore or junior year.
  • Campus application deadline: December 1 of the sophomore or junior year.
  • Award: Covers travel, tuition/research expenses and living expenses up to $20,000 (for undergraduate study abroad).
  • Eligibility: U.S. citizens, all majors, sophomores and juniors.
  • Projects Funded: The NSEP funds study or research projects for undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world deemed important to U.S. national security and are underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central&Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East, with the aim to foster cultural understanding, promote language training in non-traditional languages, and strengthen U.S. economic competitiveness and cooperation with these countries.
  • MU Faculty Representative: Fr. S. Simon