The Office of Prestigious Awards

The Office of Prestigious Awards (OPA) provides UCF students and alumni with information and advising for major national and international fellowships and scholarships. OPA serves as the UCF campus representative for all awards requiring university endorsement or nomination, including the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, and Goldwater scholarships. While OPA is housed within The Burnett Honors College, it serves the entire UCF community.

OPA works closely with students throughout all stages of their application process. Because of the competitive nature of these awards preparation is both intensive and extensive, and can begin as early as your freshman year. Recipients of these scholarships and fellowships don’t just earn national acclaim, but the monetary rewards can cover the costs associated with graduate training at the very best graduate programs in the United States or abroad.

You can contact OPA:

Click here to see a full listing of scholarships designated for Burnett Honors College students.


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship
Deadline: April 16

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
Deadline: February or September; Varies according to season

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship
Deadline: April 15

Prospective Secondary Teacher Course Work Scholarships
Deadline: May 4

View more scholarship deadlines.