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National Competitive Scholarships

 

The UC San Diego National Competitive Scholarship Office holds student meetings three times a year to review available scholarships and help students become more competitive. 

Annual Meeting Dates:

May

July

November

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Scholarship Information

 Scholarship

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Class

Standing 

Citizenship

$

International

Experience? 

Deadline 

Alfa Graduated

U.S., U.K., or

German citizen

Stipend / Housing Yes November
Beinecke

Junior -

Senior

 

U.S. Citizen, Samoan

or  N. Mariana Islands

 

~$34,000 No January
Boren Freshman - Junior

U.S. Citizen

~$20,000 Yes Mid-January
Churchill

 

Senior -

Graduated

U.S. Citizen $50,000 - $60,000 Yes September
Gilman Undergrad U.S. Citizen ~$8,000 Yes October & March
British Marshall Graduated U.S. Citizen

 

Tuition, Living &

Travel Expenses

Yes September

Critical Language

Sophmore - Senior

 

U.S. Citizen

 

Varies Yes Mid-November

Ford Foundation

Doctoral Students

 

U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident

or DACA

$24,000 / year No December

Freeman Asia

Undergrad

 

U.S. Citizen

or Permanent Resident

$3,000 - $7,000 Yes March

Fulbright

Graduated
U.S. Citizen

 

Tuition, Books & Travel Expenses

 

Yes September

Gates Cambridge 

Graduated Non - U.K. Citizen

 

£17,500, Tuition & Travel Expenses

 

Yes October

George Mitchell

Senior or Recent Grad U.S. Citizen

Tuition, Housing & Travel Expenses

 

Yes September

Goldwater

Sophmore or

Junior

U.S. Citizen, National or Permanent Resident

~$7,500

No January

Hertz

Senior or Grad Student

 

U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

 

$32,000 - $37,000

No October

 

James Madison

 

Graduating Senior or Graduated

U.S. Citizen

$24,000

No March

Knight-Hennessy

Senior or Graduated

Open to All

 

Standford Full-time grad or professional program

 

No September

NSF Graduate

Research

Senior or Grad Student

U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

~$46,000

No October

Rhodes

23 Years Old U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident or DACA

 

Tuition, Living & Travel Expenses

 

Yes September

Robert Bosch

Graduated U.S. Citizen €3,000 Stipend Yes November

Schwarzman

Graduated
Open to All

 

$4,000 Stipend, Housing, Tuition and Travel

 

Yes September

 

Soros

 

Junior U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident $90,000 No November

 

Strauss

 

Sophmore or

Junior

CA Student $15,000, Tuition, Books, Room & Board No February

 

Truman

 

Junior U.S. Citizen $30,000 No January

 

Udall

 

Sophmore or

Junior

U.S. Citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident

$7,000 No February

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