There are hundreds of nationally and internationally competitive awards out there! Find the competitions that are a good fit for you by considering the following factors:

  • Demographic eligibility (citizenship, age, identity factors)
  • Academic eligibility (field of study, GPA, graduation timeline)
  • How well the goals and priorities of an award align with your own goals and priorities (professional plans, geographic considerations)
  • Timeline (deadline, application components, when the award begins)

Supported Competitions

We work primarily with students and recent graduates applying for those awards that require university nomination or endorsement.

We are here to support students in pursuit of all kinds of external awards. However, our primary focus is on helping DU students who wish to pursue awards with a nomination component. This means competitions that require or encourage endorsement from the university, and that there will be a campus process to earn the university’s support. These competitions include: Fulbright, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Truman, Goldwater, Boren, Udall, and Gaither Junior Fellowships. If you are applying for an award not on this list that requires endorsement, please contact fellowships@du.edu

Other Awards to Consider

There are many fantastic awards that do not require nomination! These awards do not involve a campus-level process and are often geared toward support for graduate study or experiences after completing your bachelor’s degree, but we can still support you in your application.  Some of the most popular include: 

  • Schwarzman Scholarships
  • Knight Hennessy 
  • Samvid
  • PPIA
  • Critical Language Scholarships

External Databases

There are hundreds of awards out there that might be a good fit for you! Unfortunately, there are also many databases that are poorly maintained or difficult to search. We recommend the following resources:


Supported Competitions

Office of External Fellowships Contact & Location


Suite 3100
Community Commons
2055 E Evans Ave
Denver, CO 80210