Honors Program

Special Scholarships and Fellowships

During their time at SCU, Honors students are eligible to apply for several scholarships that are exclusive to the Honors Program. Each of these scholarships is designed to give UHP students an enriching experience that reaches far beyond the typical classroom:

Oxford Scholarship:

An endowed UHP scholarship annually sponsors one junior student for a year of study at Mansfield College, part of Britain's University of Oxford.Application deadlines are typically the last week of January.

For more information on the Oxford Scholarship at Mansfield College, please see:
Mansfield 2017 application form

Relevant Points

Faculty Recommendation Form

Osberg Fellowship:

This fellowship was established through the generosity of Sally Osberg in memory of Richard H. Osberg, who served as a distinguished SCU Professor of English, the Chair of his Department, and as Director of the Honors Program and Office of Fellowships. Each Osberg Scholar receives a $3,000 award for summer research wages and/or travel expenses. This fellowship is intended to prepare exceptional students to compete for nationally competitive graduate fellowships such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Schwarzman, Knight-Hennessey, Fulbright, Mitchell, Truman, Goldwater, Udall, Gates-Cambridge, or the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Candidates must be participants in good standing with the University Honors Program who exemplify the ideals and best tradition of Santa Clara University, and have a minimum GPA of 3.3. The research mentor will be responsible for managing award funds. Application deadlines are typically around March 15.

Osberg application instructions (2018)

Hayes Fellowship:

This fellowship was established in memory of Arthur Hull Hayes, Jr., SCU's first Rhodes Scholar (1955) and a former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Each Hayes Scholar receives an award of up to $6,000.00 for summer research wages, expenses for domestic and foreign study and travel, and/or research supply expenses. Candidates must be participants in good standing with the University Honors Program who exemplify the ideals and best tradition of Santa Clara University, and have a minimum GPA of 3.3. The research mentor will be responsible for managing award funds. Application deadlines are typically around March 15. 

Hayes application instructions (2018) 

Also Available (to all SCU students):

Provost Research Fellowship

The Office of Fellowships awards two Provost Research Fellowships of up to $1,500 for qualified sophomores or juniors with promising research agendas. These summer research fellowships are intended to provide opportunities for significant independent research for students planning to pursue graduate study and major nominated fellowships. Candidates must be nominated by a faculty member willing to work with them to develop the research project and application, and to serve as mentor during the Summer. Candidates will exemplify the ideals and best tradition of Santa Clara University, and have a minimum GPA of 3.25. This Fellowship is open to all SCU students, but priority will be given to Humanities, Arts, and Social Science majors. Application deadlines are typically around March 15. 

Provost application instructions (2018)

Past & Present Scholarship Winners