The Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships (ONSF) works with students interested in applying for nationally competitive awards, ranging from fully-funded summer programs abroad for foreign language study to STEM research internships and international post-graduate study, such as the Fulbright. ONSF mentors students through nationally competitive scholarship application processes—providing support in identifying relevant opportunities, guiding students through applications, and facilitating campus nomination/endorsement procedures when relevant. We collaborate with faculty, staff, departments, colleges, and units across campus to identify and support prospective scholars and seek to encourage students to expect the best of themselves. Applying for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships is an integral part of living up to those expectations. In all its efforts, ONSF emphasizes the value of the scholarship process as one that compels significant critical reflection, clarification of ambitions, strategic planning, and the building of crucial and lasting relationships with faculty, staff, mentors, and peers.
The Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships (ONSF) supports UT undergraduates and alumni who are undertaking nationally competitive application processes. It provides support only and cannot, under any circumstances, accept responsibility for missed deadlines, incomplete applications, missing letters of recommendation or other supplementary materials, or selection outcomes at the campus or national level. The responsibility of completing and submitting an application rests solely on the student or alumni engaging in a national application process. The ONSF does not guarantee or promise any outcome.