Office of Nationally
NOTE: Although the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships is housed in the Honors College,
the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships serves the entire University.
What are nationally competitive scholarships?
- Prestigious national and international scholarships that are funded by sources independent of the University of Utah given to students based on demonstrated achievement and personal distinction
- Support undergraduate and graduate studies, research, and teaching endeavors through highly competitive, merit-based scholarships
- Students from all over the country compete to earn these distinguished scholarships
- Some nationally distinguished scholarships require an endorsement in which the potential candidate is vetted by a University-designated committee
University Endorsement requires participation in a formal campus process. Applicants are unable to apply to these opportunities directly. Endorsement signifies that candidates submitted by the University of Utah have been thoroughly vetted by a University-designated committee. For some scholarships, the U is limited in the number of applicants who can move forward the national or international competition. These scholarships require a University interview.
STEM scholarships provide an opportunity to study and/or research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Service-oriented scholarships emphasize public policy, international affairs, and public service through study, research, and internships. Many of these scholarships require commitment to service following graduation from a master’s program.