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Most Prestigious Scholarships in the US in July 2022
While every scholarship is special, some are more distinguished than others. The most prestigious scholarships are extremely selective, but offer incredibly high award amounts. Our list contains both undergraduate and graduate scholarships for students based in the U.S. Read on to see if you have what it takes to win one of these scholarships. Good luck!
Most prestigious scholarships in the U.S.
- Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree holders (aged 18-30) who exemplify scholarship, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service
- Amount: All expenses for 1 year of graduate study in Ireland
- Deadline: September 20, 2022
- Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree holders (with a minimum 3.7 GPA) pursuing a graduate degree in the United Kingdom
- Amount: All expenses for 1-2 years of graduate study in the U.K.
- Deadline: Late September / early October depending on region
- Eligibility: Newly enrolled students in a Stanford graduate degree program who exemplify independence of thought, purposeful leadership, and a civic mindset
- Amount: All expenses for up to 3 years of graduate study at Stanford
- Deadline: October 5, 2022
- Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree holders (aged 18-24) who exemplify outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service.
- Amount: All expenses for 2-3 years of graduate study at the University of Oxford
- Deadline: October 6, 2022
- Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree holders who want to study, teach English, or pursue a research project in a foreign country
- Amount: All expenses for one academic year in a foreign country
- Deadline: October 12, 2022
See also: How to Win a Fulbright Scholarship
- Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree holders (pursuing graduate study in the STEM field) who exemplify outstanding academic achievement and proven talent in research
- Amount: All expenses for 1 year of graduate study at the University of Cambridge
- Deadline: November 12, 2022
- Eligibility: U.S. high school seniors with plans to pursue a four-year degree at a U.S. college or university
- Amount: $4,000 – $50,000 for undergraduate study
- Deadline: November 15, 2022
- Eligibility: High school juniors who have the highest scores in the nation on the PSAT/NMSQT
- Amount: $2,500 for undergraduate study
- Deadline: Apply by taking the PSAT/NMSQT in your junior year of high school
- Eligibility: College sophomores and juniors pursuing a career related to Native American health care, tribal public policy, or the environment
- Amount: Up to $7,000 for undergraduate study
- Deadline: Varies, so check your state!
- Eligibility: College sophomores and juniors pursuing research careers in mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering
- Amount: Up to $7,500 annually for remainder of undergraduate years
- Opens: September 2022
- Eligibility: College juniors of “exceptional promise” who plan to pursue a research-focused master’s or doctoral program or MFA in the arts, humanities or social sciences
- Amount: $34,000 for graduate study
- Eligibility:Open to students ages 13 to 18 who create an engaging STEM-related video project that effectively communicates the student’s chosen topic.
- Amount: Multiple awards worth up to $250,000
- Eligibility: High school seniors who show potential for outstanding leadership in their schools and communities
- Amount: $20,000 for undergraduate study
- Opens: August 2022
- Eligibility: Young people (18 and younger) who have completed a “significant piece of work” in the field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature, music, or philosophy
- Amount: $10,000 – $50,000 for undergraduate study
- Eligibility: Jewish U.S. teens (aged 13-19) serving in a leadership role on a project aimed at repairing the world
- Amount: $36,000 for undergraduate study
- Deadline: January 7, 2023
- Eligibility: High school seniors who demonstrate courage, strength, and wisdom as shown by community impact through volunteer service
- Amount: $2,500 – $25,000 for undergraduate study
- Opens: September 1, 2022
- Eligibility: College juniors pursuing public service careers who have extensive community service experience
- Amount: Up to $30,000 toward a public service-related graduate degree
- Eligibility: College seniors or first-year graduate students planning to pursue a PhD in the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering
- Amount: Up to $250,000
- Opens: August 2022
- Eligibility: College-bound high school seniors or current college students who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research
- Amount: Up to $20,000 per year for undergraduate study
- Eligibility: College juniors and seniors who win the Ethics Essay Contest (the purpose of which is to analyze ethical issues present in today’s complex world)
- Amount: $500 – $5,000