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National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships

Scholarship Website

National Deadline: December, 2018

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of 15 supported disciplines. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance.

Important Notes:
This scholarship does not require university nomination, but it is encouraged that you contact Dr. Ben Rayder at the Office of Undergraduate Research should you have any questions regarding the application process for this award.

Eligible candidates should:
  • Be citizens or nationals of the U.S.
  • Be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies, or have completed less than two full-time years of graduate study in the discipline in which they are applying.
  • Intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of the 15 supported disciplines:
  • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Biosciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Physics
To Apply:
  1. Read the application information available online at the scholarship’s website.
  2. Talk to professors and mentors about securing letters of recommendation.
  3. Schedule an appointment to meet with a representative from the Office of Undergraduate Research should you have any questions about the application process.