Undergraduate Awards in Natural Sciences & Mathematics

The following is a list of nationally prestigious and competitive fellowships, scholarships and awards available for current undergraduates who are studying in the natural sciences or mathematics. It is important to be aware of deadlines, as they may occur well in advance of the start dates of the prestigious awards. If interested in applying for a prestigious award, be sure to contact Craig Kelley, Associate Provost for Academic Achievement, and/or Kris Silva, Nationally Prestigious Awards Advisor.

Award Description Open To  Fact Sheet
Amgen Scholars Program The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on summer research experience at 10 of the world's leading universities. Students will take part in important university science research projects, gain hands-on lab experience and contribute to the advancement of science; receive guidance from faculty mentors; and attend scientific seminars and workshops. Though it is expected that the majority of Amgen Scholars will be science or engineering majors, students in any major may apply. Sophomore, Junior  Program Fact Sheet
Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Contest The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Contest challenges college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today’s complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions about a moral dilemma of their choice. Junior, Senior  Program Fact Sheet
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides college students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. This program is designed to increase awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (short for science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for under-represented students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Sophomore, Junior, Senior  Program Fact Sheet
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is designed for students pursuing research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. The scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board to a maximum of $7,500 per academic year. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering and be in the upper fourth of their class. Sophomore, Junior  Program Fact Sheet
Udall Undergraduate Scholarship The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation awards 60 scholarships of up to $5,000 and 50 honorable mentions to students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to environmental or tribal issues and a career path where the candidate can significantly contribute to shaping policy in these areas. Sophomore, Junior  Program Fact Sheet