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Office of Nationally Competitive Awards

Fall Info Session and Workshop Schedule (click on date to register)
Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad All undergraduate students are welcome. Apply by October 5 to earny $5,000 for spring or summer study abroad. September 3 and September 13.
Goldwater Scholarship All undergraduate first year - third year students are welcome. This award is for STEM students pursuing research careers. September 15.
Critical Language Scholarship / Boren Scholarship All undergraduates and graduates welcome - CLS and Boren Awards send students abroad fully-funded to study languages. September 20 and September 27.
Truman Scholarship

Students apply to the Truman Scholarship in their third year. The award is for students with demonstrated leadership and interest in careers in public service. October 1.


Who we are

UTSA’s Office of Nationally Competitive Awards supports students throughout their undergraduate and graduate university careers, helping students develop not only as strong candidates, but as well-rounded people, so that they can pursue amazing academic and career opportunities worldwide.

What are National Awards?

National awards are funded independently of UTSA. They are awards that help students fund study abroad, conduct research, do service learning projects, or fund graduate study. Many awards are located internationally, presenting great opportunities for students to explore their place in the world and how they can play a role in our global community. From small international travel grants to fully-funded graduate fellowships, the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards envisions these awards as a series of pathways that guide students toward great achievements. Click to view different award types and opportunities.

How do we help students?

We empower students of all backgrounds to step out into the national arena and apply for prestigious awards such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Fulbright, and NSF awards, which facilitate graduate study across disciplines. We also work with undergraduate students at the earliest stages in their academic careers to secure national scholarships that help fund their undergraduate tuition, study abroad opportunities, and summer research initiatives.

The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards provides services such as:

  • Information sessions on different awards
  • Workshops on writing compelling application essays 
  • Application review
  • Organizing mock interviews 
  • Providing an endorsement for awards that require campus nomination

Where are we located? 

Housed in the Honors College, we serve all UTSA undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Our office is located in the Graduate School and Research Building, Room 2.210C16. For more information, contact

            UTSA Honors College Graduate Ana-Sofia Gonzalez Wins Fulbright Grant to Spend 2020-2021 Year in Colombia
UTSA Honors College Graduate Ana-Sofia Gonzalez Wins Fulbright Grant to Spend 2020-2021 Year in Colombia