National Fellowships are highly prestigious, nationally competitive awards that provide funding for study, research, teaching, or internships in the U.S. and abroad. The fellowship application process can seem overwhelming at first, but you're not in this alone. At CUSE, our goal is to help competitive undergraduates and alumni with every stage of the process, including identifying relevant opportunities, preparing to apply, drafting and revising application material, offering advice to recommendation writers, and practicing interview skills. Check out our planning and preparation advice for current undergraduates for helpful tips on making yourself competitive for fellowships.
Fellowships for Undergraduate Education
The following fellowships offer funding that applies to your time here at Notre Dame while still an undergraduate. Visit the individual pages for more information.
Boren Scholarship (for study abroad)
Critical Language Scholarship (for summer language institutes)
DAAD Awards (for study abroad in Germany)
Freeman-ASIA (for study abroad in East Asia)
Gilman Scholarship (for study abroad)
Goldwater Scholarship (for STEM researchers)
Udall Scholarship (for those interested in the environment, Native American policy)
US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes (for summer academic and cultural program in the UK)
Fellowships for Post-Graduate Study, Research, and Internships
If you are interested in fellowships to fund graduate school, research projects, or internships after the completion of your undergraduate degree, the first step is to complete the Pre-Application below. After your Pre-Application is reviewed, someone from CUSE will be in touch to let you know if you have been matched with any fellowships. We welcome pre-applications from all class levels: the earlier you look into fellowships, the better. If you're specifically interested in the Fulbright, complete the appropriate pre-application below.