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Fellowships and Awards

The TCNJ Honors Program is committed to helping its members enhance their educational and scholarly opportunities. We encourage you to consider applying to campus, national, and international scholarship and fellowships.  Below is a list of major national fellowships and scholarships that are offered annually.  Planning is important for many of these, as they will require recommendations and in some cases, institutional endorsements.   For more information, contact the TCNJ Honors Office or the programs campus representative.

Scholarship/Fellowship Areas of Study Who Should Apply Campus Deadline National Deadline Campus Representative
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
For current undergraduates pursuing careers as scientists, mathematicians, and engineers
Engineering, Mathematics, or Natural Science Sophomores & Juniors who intend on pursuing a PhD or career in research October for intent to apply, followed by early November deadline (4 applicants will be chosen to represent TCNJ) Lat Friday in January Michelle Bunagan (
Boren National Security Education Fellowships
For current undergraduates pursuing language and cultural study in areas vital to U.S. security interest
Humanities, Social Sciences, Language All undergraduates none Feb 3, 2021 Jennifer Margherito (
Fulbright Grants
Study, research, or teach abroad
Any Seniors, Graduate Students Early September Oct 13, 2020 Jennifer Palmgren (
Gates Cambridge Scholarship Any Seniors, Graduate Students none Oct 14, 2020
Funds for study abroad to almost any country
Any (STEM majors are especially encouraged) Sophomores, Juniors none Oct 20, 2020 Pacific Time (for spring and early summer) March 2021 (for fall and regular summer) Jennifer Margherito (
Marshall Scholarship
Funded post-graduate study at a British University
Any Seniors, Graduate Students none Sept 25, 2020
Mitchell Scholarship
Funded post-graduate study in Ireland
Any Seniors, Graduate Students none Sep 28, 2020
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
For current seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students pursuing graduate studies in the sciences, engineering, and social sciences.
Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering Seniors, Graduate Students Spring semester of Junior Year Varies by discipline, Oct 2020
Rhodes Scholarship
Study at Oxford University
Any Seniors, Graduate Students Spring semester of Junior Year Oct 7, 2020
Udall Scholarships
Environmental Science, Health Care, or Tribal Public Policy
Sophomores, Juniors none March 2021