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National Scholarships and Fellowships

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  • Shannon Clark Sitting in Field
  • Sara Journey
  • Grant Varnau
  • Theodore Bruni Portrait
  • Trevor Auldridge

Critical Language Scholarship recipient studies Arabic

Udall scholar pursues environmental law degree

Honors student and sustainability advocate Shannon Clark is one of five in California funded by the Udall Foundation.

Taking Research to the Next Level

Amgen Scholar engages in anti-cancer research

Taking research beyond SDSU, student receives REU to Texas A&M University

Student earns competitive HACU internship with the U.S. Department of Interior

Sally Casanova Scholar on the road to a Ph.D

    Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities

    Applications for fully funded national and international summer undergraduate research opportunities are now available. Some of the opportunities available are listed here

    The summer undergraduate research opportunities are available at universities and centers nationwide. These opportunities are a great way to learn and conduct research, especially if you do not have prior research experience. Deadlines for summer research opportunities are as early as mid-January 2017. Many opportunities have deadlines in early February. Start planning early!  

    Major National and International Scholarships

    Below is a list of the major awards the Division of Undergraduate Studies coordinates. Please note, the chart below lists the year an application is submitted; students are required to work on the application 3-6 months prior to this deadline.​ Please note, the year of application is often determined by time left until graduation. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office at


     Scholarship FieldYear of Application
    GPA MinEvidence of High Impact Activity RequiredSDSUDeadline
     Boren All fields
     Any 3.2See SDSU Boren
    Jan. 2018
    James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Various fields related to Carnegie projects in Peace Studies
    Senior or Recent Graduate
     3.8Undergraduate Research;
    Evidence of Strong
    writing ability;
     Dec. 2017
    Critical Language Scholarship 
     All fields
    and Graduate Students
     2.8See SDSU CLS site Nov. 2017
    Fulbright UK Summer Institute  All fields
    Freshmen, Sophomore

    Key Leadership
    academic ability,
    character, adaptability,
    qualities and
    interest in the UK
    and its culture

     February 2018 (depends on institute)
     Fulbright All fields
    Senior or Recent Graduate 3.0Study Abroad
    Teaching or Research Experience
     Sept. 2017
     GilmanAll fields
     Any 2.8See SDSU Gilman
     March 2018
     GoldwaterScience, Engineerin, Mathematics Sophomore or Junior
     3.7Undergraduate Research  Nov. 2017
    Humanity in Action  
     All fields
     Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Recent Graduate 3.0Demonstration of intellectual curiosity, collborative spirit, open-mindedness
     Jan. 2018
     Marshall All fields
    Junior, Senior, or Recent Graduate
     3.7 Leadership; Community/Public Service Sept. 2017
     Mitchell All fields
    Junior, Senior, or Recent Graduate 3.7 Leadership; Community/Public Service Sept. 2017
     Rhodes All fields
    Junior, Senior, or Recent Graduate 3.7 Leadership; Community/Public Service; Sports Sept. 2017
     Schwarzman All fields Senior or Recent Graduate
     3.7Leadership Sept. 2017
     Truman Public Service careers
     3.5Community/Public Service; Leadership  Nov. 2017
     UdallCareer related to the environment
    Sophomore or Junior
    Leadership, Community Service and/or Undergraduate Research.
    Demonstrated commitment to environment, or
    tribal public policy,
    or Native American
    Health Care
     Jan. 2018


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    National Scholarships and Fellowships

    Division of Undergraduate Studies
    Michelle Lopez, Assistant Dean
    San Diego State University
    5500 Campanile Drive,
    San Diego, CA 92182-1623
    Phone: (619) 594-2871
    Fax: (619) 594-7934

    Weber Honors College Students

    Please make an appointment with
    Dr. Martha Enciso
    Associate Director
    San Diego State University
    Phone: (619) 594-3834
    Office:  Admin 201-D