Prestigious Scholarships

FAU students are encouraged to review and apply for Prestigious Scholarships.  FAU offers support for students interested in applying.  Below you will find links to resources, and contact information for specific scholarships.

Prestigious Scholarships Overview:  An overview of prestigious scholarship offerings and guidelines to apply.  

Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Award: The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years in the U.S. Senate.  Read more

McKnight Doctoral Fellowship: The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship program is designed to address the under-representation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in the state of Florida by increasing the pool of citizens qualified with Ph.D. degrees to teach at the college and university levels. 

Nationally Competitive Graduate Fellowships:  This site includes a number of nationally competitive fellowships arranged by application deadline. If you have specific questions regarding one of these fellowships, please contact the sponsor.


Summer Research Opportunities

Big Ten Academic Alliance: Students at Big Ten Academic Alliance member universities enjoy expanded access to world-class resources and programs due to a rich array of academic collaborations. 

Leadership Alliance: The Leadership Alliance is a national consortium of more than 30 leading research and teaching colleges, universities, and private industry. We are united by a shared vision – to train, to mentor, and to inspire a diverse group of students from a wide range of cultural and academic backgrounds into competitive graduate training programs and professional research-based careers.

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU):  NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. 

FAU NSF REU in Sensing and Smart systems: Florida Atlantic University’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering   (I-SENSE)  hosts an intensive summer research program in sensing and smart systems for talented undergraduate students across the country.  

FAU NSF REU in Renewable Energy: The Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) at Florida Atlantic University is hosting an intensive summer research program focused on science and engineering challenges related to the environmentally friendly creation of electricity from ocean currents.  

 Last Modified 5/17/21