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CUSE can help students with the following...

Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning
National Fellowships
  • The National Fellowships team recruits and advises students and recent alumni for the pursuit of nationally competitive opportunities for undergraduate funding, postgraduate study, English teaching, and independent research.

  • CUSE believes that students who are engaged in independent, focused work during their time in college will be the most competitive applicants for these opportunities, which include the Rhodes Scholarship, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, and the Goldwater Scholarship.

  • Since 2013, CUSE has worked with four Rhodes Scholars, two Marshall Scholars, four Truman Scholars, and seven Goldwater Scholars, among others. In addition, the University of Notre Dame has appeared on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program Top Producing Institution List for five consecutive years, including an appearance tied for second place in 2017.

Sorin Scholars
  • Sorin Scholars is an honors program that selects a cohort of students each year who have excelled during their first year at the University in terms of scholarly engagement who could benefit from support, mentorship, and additional opportunities while in college.

  • Sorin Scholars are supported during their sophomore, junior, and senior years through specialized advising, unique programming, and priority consideration for grant funding.

  • Sorin Scholars typically excel at earning campus grants for their research and applying for national fellowships.