Scholarships and Funding

The University Honors Program mentors any USU undergraduate applying for a national or international scholarship or fellowship. In addition, the program offers specific scholarships and other funding for active and engaged Honors students and supports their application for additional forms of USU funding. Honors is proud to offer financial support to Honors students at every level of the program.

The following list moves outward from the Honors Program itself, to USU as a whole, and finally to national and international funding and scholarships.

Honors Research and Study Abroad Funding 

Active and engaged Honors students may apply for up to $500 per term in funding for research/creative projects and up to $1000 one time for study abroad. This funding is open to all Honors students (first-year students through seniors), and the program accepts applications (links below) on a rolling basis. 

University Honors Program Scholarships

Active and engaged Honors students may apply through ScholarshipUniverse for the Honors scholarships listed below. Please follow each link to learn more about eligibility and criteria for these various opportunities, and apply through ScholarshipUniverse by clicking the link below. 

USU Grants and Scholarships

USU scholarships are available only to USU students. Be sure to check the eligibility requirements for each scholarship before applying through ScholarshipUniverse (link above).

National Scholarships and Fellowships

Honors advises, guides, and supports all USU undergraduates interested in applying for national or international scholarships or fellowships. Unless otherwise noted, the internal USU deadline for submission of the preliminary information form is six months prior to the intended scholarship application deadline.

Opportunities Aligned with USU's Land-Grant Mission

Honors proactively and strategically advises for a limited number of awards with criteria that closely match the demographics of our institution and its students. Because all of these awards require an institutional nomination, students must complete a preliminary information form by the internal (USU) deadline indicated below.

  • Udall Undergraduate Scholarship (for second- and third-year students)

    Deadlines for the 2023 competition:
    Internal (USU): September 30, 2022 
    External (Udall Foundation): March 2, 2023
  • Harry S. Truman Scholarship (for third- and fourth-year students)

    Deadlines for the 2023 competition:
    Internal (USU): September 30, 2022
    External (Truman Foundation): February 7, 2023
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (for third-year students)

    Deadlines for the 2023 competition:
    Internal (USU): September 15, 2022
    External (Goldwater Foundation): January 27, 2023

Other Opportunities

Opportunities are listed by the year in college during which students are eligible to apply (for some scholarships, students are eligible at several points in time). Students interested in one of these opportunities should send an expression of interest to the Honors Program (

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year / Post Graduation

Scholarships Administered by the Office of Global Engagement

The following scholarships are not administered by Honors. Please contact the USU Office of Global Engagement if you are interested in applying for any of these opportunities.