Fellowships Office at UNH


The UNH Fellowships Office provides information, counsel, and editorial support to highly motivated students applying for competitive national and international scholarships and fellowships.

For more information: 
For all other scholarships, please contact Jeanne Sokolowski (Director) (jeanne.sokolowski@unh.edu)


Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship: Makes awards in the range of $3,000-$18,000 to New England students with demonstrated financial need. The average award is $6,000, and awards are renewable for up to 4 years while recipients complete their bachelor’s degree. Eligible: high school seniors or undergraduates with high financial need who are permanent residents of a New England state (CT, MA, ME, NH, VT, or RI). Deadline: May. http://phillips-scholarship.org/

Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship: Provides tuition, fees, and a stipend of $25,000 - $41,000, paid summer internships, a health insurance allowance, and employment after graduation in a government lab. Eligible: Undergraduate and graduate students in the STEM fields. Deadline: December. http://smart.asee.org/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship: Up to $8,000 for 2 years of academic study and a 10-week paid summer internship at a NOAA facility. Eligible: sophomores pursuing a degree in a field that supports NOAA’s programs and mission. Deadline: January. http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/scholarships/hollings.html

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation: Funds a variety of scholarships for education beyond high school. Funding priorities include closing the gap for those with financial need; enabling access for low-income and minority students to higher education; encouraging skill and knowledge acquisition that can be shared with your community; and recognizing good work. Deadline: varies, but usually in spring. http://www.nhcf.org/scholarships

College Equals Opportunity (CEO) Scholarship: The College Equals Opportunity (CEO) Scholarship Program recognizes college juniors and seniors with $2,500 scholarships. Each year, scholarships will be awarded to deserving students who demonstrate leadership abilities, an understanding of the need for higher education and financial need. Deadline: April



Gilman International Scholarship: Up to $5,000 to students who are traveling abroad on credit-bearing academic programs or internships that are at least three weeks in length. Students must be receiving a Pell grant. Underrepresented students (first-generation, minority, non-traditional, with disabilities, in STEM, or veterans, among others) are encouraged to apply. Deadlines: March and October annually. https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship: $5,000 for study abroad programs that are at least four weeks in length. Preference for students with financial need. Underrepresented students (especially first-generation, minority, and community college students) are encouraged to apply. One scholarship reserved for an LGBTQ student and one reserved for a student attending school in New England. Deadline: January annually for following summer, fall, and spring http://www.fundforeducationabroad.org/

Boren Awards for International Study: For students interested in issues of national security and studying critical foreign languages. Up to $10K for one semester/$20K for an academic year. Study must be in countries/languages critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Deadline: January (internal) and February (external) for study abroad in following summer, fall, and spring http://www.borenawards.org/ *Students applying for the Boren Awards MUST work with the UNH Fellowships Office.

Critical Language Scholarship: Provides fully-funded summer overseas foreign language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences in 14 critical languages. Open to undergrad and grad students who plan to continue study of critical language. Deadline: November. www.clscholarship.org

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia: Supports undergraduates with minimum 2.8 GPA and demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia (Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam). Award amounts: Summer (up to $3,000), semester (up to $5,000), academic year (up to $7,000). Deadline: February/March and October. http://www.iie.org/Programs/Freeman-ASIA

Bridging Scholarship for Study in Japan: Scholarships to undergraduate students studying abroad on credit-bearing programs in Japan. Stipend of $2,500 for students on semester-long programs; $4,000 for students on academic year programs. Summer programs are not eligible. Deadline: October and April http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/japan-bridging-scholarships

ItaliaRail Scholarship: $1,000 for study abroad in Italy. Must have at least 3.0 cumulative GPA, be on financial aid, and be sophomore or junior. Deadline: April and December. https://www.italiarail.com/scholarship
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service): Several programs for language/culture study, research, or STEM internships in Germany. German language proficiency depends on program. Deadlines: January, May, November, December (varies by program) https://www.daad.org/