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 past few years, Rutgers’ students and alumni were awarded more national and international fellowships than ever before in the university’s history. These honors include, among others
• 3 Gates Cambridge Scholarships
• 3 Luce Scholarships
• 2 Churchill Scholarships
• 2 Soros Fellowships
• 2 Mitchell Scholarships
• 2 Truman Scholarships
• 13 Goldwater Scholarships
• 94 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.