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.


Prospective Secondary Teacher Course Work Scholarships
Deadline: May 4

Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting
Deadline: April 30

British Marshall Scholarships
Deadline: Contact OPA by September 1 to be considered for nomination, Application due Sept. 14

Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Deadline: September of your senior year

View more scholarship deadlines.