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For Undergraduate Study in the U.S.

Goldwater Scholarship

The Goldwater Scholarships provide one or two year awards to outstanding students intending to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Junior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of two years of scholarship support. Scholars must consult with the Foundation prior to signing up for an overseas program, as there may be some costs associated with being overseas that are prohibited from being covered in the scholarship.

Eligibility: Candidates must; be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education, have a college grade-point average of at least “B” (of the equivalent) and be in the upper fourth of his or her class, be a United States citizen, a permanent resident, or, in the case of nominees from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands, a United States national. Nominations from permanent residents must include a letter of the nominee’s intent to obtain U.S. citizenship and a photocopy of the Permanent Resident Card (formerly known as the Alien Registration Card).

Fill out a Goldwater Scholarship pre-application online

Application deadline: Late January for the following academic year.

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UIS Faculty Representative: Dr. Marc Klingshirn


The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

The Charles B. Rangel Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate studentswith a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. Typically 15-20 Rangel Scholars are selected each year from universities throughout the United States. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.

In order to enhance participants’ academic preparation to work in international affairs, the program provides three courses that focus on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy, economics and writing. In addition, the program introduces participants to a wide range of institutions and professionals who work on global issues.  

Eligibility:  Applicants must be U.S. citizens and full-time undergraduate students with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.

Application deadline:   Early February for the summer of that year.

Note:  Applications for The Rangel Summer Enrichment Program are sent directly to the Rangel Program office.  There is no UIS faculty representative.  Applicants should carefully read the application requirements and the tips for preparing applications on the foundation’s website.  If you have questions about the process contact the UIS Office of Prestigious Scholarships or the Rangel Program directly.