Student Scholars

The Office of Distinguished Fellowships is part of the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, which supports the academic needs of the university’s undergraduate student population through a wide range of curricular programs, classroom services, and educational initiatives.

Student Scholars

An undergraduate honors seminar

Award-Winning Students

Rutgers students are smart, diverse, ambitious, and engaged with the world around them. Their hard work and academic achievements have been recognized with major national and international awards. Many of them receive help from the Office of Distinguished Fellowships, which assists students and recent graduates in all stages of the application process for major fellowships. The office is geared not only for students in their last year of college, but for all students — from first-years to seniors — who want to pursue their academic goals beyond Rutgers with a fellowship.


In the ten years since the Office of Distinguished Fellowships was created, Rutgers students and alumni were awarded these honors, among others
• 10 Gates Cambridge Scholarships
• 3 Luce Scholarships
• 2 Churchill Scholarships
• 2 Soros Fellowships
• 2 Mitchell Scholarships
• 3 Truman Scholarships
• 23 Goldwater Scholarships
• 146 Fulbright U.S. Student Grants

Rutgers students getting financial helpRutgers students receive information on available programs, strategic planning, advice, and support to complete a competitive application.

Fulbright Top Student Producer logoFor the ninth consecutive year, Rutgers University–New Brunswick has earned a spot as one of the nation’s “Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Students” as reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Fourteen students and recent graduates earned Fulbrights for the 2017–2018 academic year, ranking Rutgers–New Brunswick #24 in the nation among all research institutions and #8 among the public institutions. Rutgers–New Brunswick and Princeton University are the only New Jersey schools to make the list. The Fulbright Program “is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.”