National Scholarships

Highly engaged, passionate honors students make excellent candidates for a wide variety of national-level scholarships. Many of the scholarships listed here require a university endorsement - a process which is managed through honors at many colleges and universities. Some institutions may have a separate Major Scholarships or Fellowships office that advises students and organizes the process.

The list of opportunities below is not comprehensive and we welcome suggestions to continue to grow this list.

Major Scholarship Resources

Writing Personal Statements Online
A Handbook for Students Applying for Scholarships and Graduate Study by Joe Schall

Writing Recommendation Letters Online
A Handbook for Faculty by Joe Schall - advice for faculty crafting a recommendation letter

How to Ask for a Recommendation
from The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 2016

National Association of Fellowship Advisors (NAFA)
Member organization for national-level scholarship advisors

NCHC Major Scholarships Committee
The NCHC Major Scholarship Committee welcomes anyone currently working with or who wishes to learn more about these opportunities to join the committee meeting at the NCHC Annual Conference. The committee also offers both faculty and student focused presentations each year at the conference.