Udall Scholarship (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: February 6 2023

Review and follow this step-by-step guide to the Udall process for potential applicants!

View the recorded 2022 Udall information session (Penn login required):  Udall Scholarship Information Session and Scholar Panel

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors dedicated to leadership and public service in either of two areas:

  • Students from any ethnic background interested in conservation and environmental issues from any political perspective
  • Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers or working on Tribal Policy

Each scholarship covers expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,000. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support. Scholars selected during their sophomore year may be re-nominated during their junior year.

https://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/AboutScholarship.aspx

Penn Application Deadline: February 6, 2023 at 4:00 pm EST (Tentative Deadline)

*Meet Penn's Priority Deadline of Monday, January 16, 2023 to receive a review of your full application by CURF. 

Penn’s Application Process

The Udall Scholarship program accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To apply to be one of Penn’s nominees, you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Deadline of February 6, 2023 (Tentative Deadline). *Meet Penn's Priority Deadline of Monday, January 16, 2023 to receive a review of your full application by CURF. 

  • Interested candidates should contact Dr. Angie Estevez by January 24 in order to obtain access to the Udall online application.  A sample application is available here.
  • As soon as you have arranged for letters of recommendation, CURF Fellowships Nomination Request for the Udall Scholarship, where you will be able to request letters of recommendation.
  • You will submit your application materials through the Udall online application system.
  • Nominated students will receive further instructions.  

 

Truman Scholarship

Deadline: November 14 2022

Please review this step-by-step guide to the Truman process for potential applicants!

Truman Scholarship

View the recorded spring 2022 information sessions (Penn login required):

The Truman Scholarship awards merit-based $30,000 scholarships to college juniors who are US citizens and who plan to pursue careers in government or in public service (broadly defined), and who wish to attend graduate or professional school to help prepare for their careers.  Scholars may attend graduate or professional school in the United States or internationally.

Applicants should be “change agents,” with a demonstrated passion for improving the ways that government agencies, nonprofit organizations, or educational institutions serve the public. Applicants should be active participants in two or more of the following types of activities:

  • Student government and/or campus-based extracurricular activities
  • Community service-related activities that are not organized by a school or a fraternity/sorority
  • Government internships, commissions or boards, advocacy or interest groups, nonpartisan political activities, military/ROTC
  • Partisan political activities and campaigns

http://www.truman.gov/

Penn Application Deadline:  Monday, November 14, 2022 at 4:00 pm EST 

*Meet Penn's Priority Deadline of Monday, October 17 at 4:00 pm to receive a review of your full application by CURF. 

Penn’s Application Process (application opens August 1, 2022)

The Truman Scholarship accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To apply to be one of Penn’s nominees, you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Application Deadline of Monday, November 14, 2022 at 4:00 pm.

  • Visit the Truman candidate website to download and complete the fillable .doc sample application forms for the 2022 competition. You will submit these completed forms (application and policy proposal) and an unofficial transcript in one .pdf when you are ready to submit your application for the first step in Penn's nomination process.
  • As soon as you have arranged for letters of recommendation, fill out a CURF Fellowships Nomination Request where you will be able to request letters of recommendation from your selected recommenders. 
  • Applicants may submit the Policy Proposal portion of the application for review by CURF. Follow instructions for Draft Review.
  • COMPLETE the sample application forms and SUBMIT your 1) sample application.doc, 2)   policy-page_1.doc, 3) policy-page_2.doc, and 4) copy of your transcript in ONE .pdf file to https://curf-upenn.smapply.io/prog/lst/  CURF’s "Fellowships Nomination Request"
  • Nominated students will receive further instructions in December.

 

Davis Projects for Peace (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: January 17 2023

View and follow this step-by-step guide for potential applicants!

Davis Projects for Peace

The Kathryn Wasserman Davis 100 Projects for Peace program invites undergraduates (including graduating seniors) to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer, anywhere in the world. The projects judged to be the most promising and valuable will be funded at $10,000 each. The program aims to encourage student initiative, innovation, and entrepreneurship, focusing on conflict prevention, resolution, or reconciliation.

http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org

Penn Deadline: January 17, 2023 (Tentative Deadline)

Penn’s Application Process

The Davis Projects for Peace program accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To apply to be one of Penn’s nominees, you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Deadline of January 17, 2023.

  • To apply, a student (or group of students) must prepare a written statement (not to exceed two pages) that describes the project (who, what, where, how), as well as a budget (one separate page - a Budget Template and Instructions are available here).  You will find numerous examples of funded proposals on the Davis Projects for Peace website here. Proposals require a heading which includes the following information: name of the participating institution (University of Pennsylvania), name of all student participants, title of project, dates of the project, country where the project will be performed.
  • Each application must be supported by two letters - one letter of support from a Penn mentor (faculty or staff), and one letter of support from a proposed project affiliate in the host community. Once you have arranged for these letters, begin a CURF Fellowships Nomination Request for the Davis Projects for Peace and request letters through that process. These letters must also be received by Penn's Deadline of January 18:
    • The letter of support from a Penn mentor (faculty or staff) should discuss the proposed project's feasibility and the adequacy of the applicant's/applicants' preparation to complete it. It should also outline ways in which the applicant (or team of applicants) would be mentored over the course of the project and beyond.
    • The letter of support from a proposed project affiliate in the host community should acknowledge that you have been in contact with local partners, that your project is welcome, and that you will have access to necessary support while on location. 
  • Using the Request for Nomination application form, upload a single PDF which combines your written statement and budget (save each document as a pdf, then create a single pdf by navigating to Acrobat's "File -> Create -> Combine Files into a Single PDF” feature).  
  • If you do not receive an email confirming receipt of your PDF or your recommendations submissions within 4 hours, please IMMEDIATELY email aolson@upenn.edu to make sure CURF has received your submission.
  • Nominated students will receive further instructions. 

Goldwater Scholarship

Deadline: November 15 2022

Goldwater Scholarship

Potential Penn applicants should review the video of our 2021 Goldwater Scholarship information session featuring 5 recent Penn Goldwater Scholars

Before applying, please review Penn's 2021 Goldwater presentation.

The Goldwater Foundation awards undergraduate scholarships to sophomores and juniors who have outstanding potential, an exceptional academic record (generally 3.85 or higher overall GPA, but extensive research and publications can compensate if GPA is close to 3.85), and intend to earn a PhD or Master's degree in a STEM field and pursue a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.  Each scholarship provides up to a maximum of $7,500 annually for up to two years of undergraduate study.

Applicants should review this Goldwater recommendation writing guidance to determine the most appropriate scientists to serve as your recommenders. Applicants should also provide this guidance to your recommenders when you ask them to write on your behalf.

(NOTE: Transfer students are also encouraged to apply since Goldwater permits Penn to submit a 5th nominee if the student transferred to Penn)

https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/

Goldwater applicants should complete the Pre-Application at https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/ as soon as possible to obtain access to the full Goldwater application!

Penn Application (including all recommendation letters) Deadline: November 15, 2022, 4:00pm

Penn’s Application Process

The Goldwater Scholarship accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To apply to be one of Penn’s nominees, you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Deadline of November 15, 2022, 4:00pm.

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