The Top Scholarships office focuses on several prestigious awards typically for sophomores, juniors, seniors and recent graduates. Click on individual awards for a snapshot view of eligibility, application requirements, and deadlines.
Scholarship Services has additional information for incoming first-year students. To inquire about scholarships already awarded, please view Buff Portal (if admitted) or contact Scholarship Services.There are many other scholarship opportunities not supported by this office. For additional suggestions, check out the scholarship page.
The Top Scholarships office supports the following undergraduate scholarships:
The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation seeks outstanding students who exhibit motivation, imagination, and exceptional performance in the fields of engineering and natural or applied sciences.
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was created in 1986 to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in these fields. A strong candidate will have had the opportunity to participate in research, either at his or her institution, in local industry, or in a national research facility. Abilities and potential are also shown through meeting significant responsibilities, involvement in science-related organizations, and accomplishments outside the classroom.
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards college students who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government or elsewhere in public service. They will receive leadership training, graduate school counseling, preferential admission, and merit based aid to some premier graduate institutions, and internship opportunities with federal agencies. Scholars are required to work in public service for three of seven years following completion of a Foundation funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving funding. The Foundation defines public service as employment in government at any level, uniformed services, public-interest organizations, nongovernmental research and/or educational organizations, public and private school, and public service oriented non-profit organizations.
The Udall Foundation seeks sophomores and juniors who are committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. They look for future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics.