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SMU's Office of National Student Fellowships helps SMU undergraduate and graduate students apply for external, nationally-competitive fellowships, scholarships and awards such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Mitchell, Truman, Goldwater, Udall, Guggenheim, and many others. Learn more. »

Recent Successes

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Megan Brown

Fulbright Study/Research Grant

Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as their record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.

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Asher Thye

NSF REU

The National Science Foundation funds a large number of research opportunities for students through its research experiences for undergraduates program.

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Nia Kamau

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, this fellowship provides graduate education in preparation for a career in the foreign service.

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Claire Lamberti

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.

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Gabrielle Gard

Goldwater Scholarship

One of the most prestigious national science awards presented to undergraduate students, which encourages the pursuit of research careers in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics.

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Isabelle Galko

Marshall Scholarship

A prestigious opportunity to pursue graduate studies in the UK for distinguished young Americans with leadership potential

Mushfequr Rahman

Mushfequr Rahman

Boren Scholarship

A competitive scholarship that funds study abroad by U.S. students in world regions critical to U.S. interests.

Austin Hickle

Truman Scholarship

A prestigious and highly competitive national scholarship recognizes college students who are “change agents,” with outstanding leadership potential and a commitment to public service careers.

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Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

SMU coordinates applications and nominations for major national programs. Click to view the many opportunities.

Students in the News

Award Winner

SMU Student Researcher Earns Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

SMU junior Gabrielle Gard received a 2021-22 Goldwater Scholarship, one of the most prestigious national science awards presented to undergraduate students. 
Awards winner

SMU senior awarded prestigious Marshall scholarship

SMU senior environmental science major Isabelle Galko is one of just 41 American university students named a Marshall Scholar for 2022, a prestigious opportunity to pursue graduate studies in the UK for distinguished young Americans with leadership potential.