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 applicant resources page, which includes a fellowships applicant toolkit. Reviewing this toolkit should be your first step if you're interested in applying for a national fellowship.
National Fellowships for Undergraduate Education
The following national 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 summer internships in Germany)
Freeman-ASIA (for study abroad in East Asia)
Gilman Scholarship (for study abroad)
Goldwater Scholarship (for promising STEM researchers)
Udall Scholarship (for those interested in the environment, Native American tribal policy, and Native American health care)
US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes (for summer academic and cultural programs in the UK)
National Fellowships for Post-Graduate Study, Research, and Internships
If you are interested in national fellowships to fund graduate school, research projects, or internships after the completion of your undergraduate degree, you can complete the Interest Form below. After your form is reviewed, CUSE will be in touch to let you know if we have identified any fellowships that align with your interests and goals. We welcome interest forms 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. If you have a specific interest in another fellowship, visit our Fellowships A-Z page to find the CUSE page about that fellowship and follow the instructions there.