National Scholarship Competitions

Every year Creighton students apply for a range of highly prestigious national scholarships. These competitive awards recognize the nation’s best students. They offer considerable support either for undergraduate studies, continued education at the graduate level or for other significant post-graduate work, such as service to the nation or the community. For more information contact Dr. Elizabeth Elliot-Meisel, Director of Scholarships and Fellowships or consult Creighton’s Scholarships website. The website contains details on a wide variety of scholarships, including (but not limited to):

The Davies-Jackson Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records, who are among the first in their families to graduate college, to participate in a course of study at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge.

Fulbright Grants allow scholars, professionals, and artists to study, conduct research, or teach English abroad.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are full-cost awards for graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The scholarships are highly competitive and are awarded to citizens of any country outside of the United Kingdom on the basis of the candidate's academic excellence, a good fit between the Scholar and the University of Cambridge, evidence of leadership potential and a commitment to improving the lives of others.

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program awards scholarships to students intending to pursue careers in science, mathematics, and engineering.

The Clare Boothe Luce Foundation provides support to women in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

The James Madison Foundation sponsors fellowships to a select group of individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution.

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study either at graduate or occasionally undergraduate level in any field. One and two year scholarship are available.

The George J. Mitchell Postgraduate Scholarships are sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance and is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community. Mitchell Scholars pursue one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: academic excellence, leadership, and a sustained commitment to service and community.

The National Science Foundation awards fellowships for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, women in engineering, mathematics and computer and information science.

National Security Education Program David L. Boren Grants support both undergraduate students (Boren Scholarship) and graduate students (Boren Fellowship) in the study of languages and cultures deemed critical to U.S. national security and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government for 1-2 years after completing their study.

Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowship, bringing outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford (U.K.). Applicants will have demonstrated intellectual distinction as well as promise of future "effective service to the world."

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government or other public service, and provides them with financial support for graduate study.

The Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to highly qualified sophomore or junior students who are Native American and interested in tribal public policy or Native health care, or students of any ethnicity interested in environmental issues.