Nationally competitive scholarships are prestigious and highly competitive scholarships available to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students. Although these scholarships are difficult to win and require substantial preparation, USD students have great success.
While housed in the Honors Program, support for nationally competitive scholarships is offered to all USD students—undergraduates, graduates, alumni—and we work with all students throughout the application process, including competing for university endorsements when required.
As you go through the application process, we will:
It's never too soon to start thinking about pursuing these opportunities, and some are open to students as early as the first year. We encourage you to consider the following:
The Honors Program curriculum, extra-curricular requirements and programming all help students meet these criteria. If you are interested in joining Honors, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.