National Fellowships

College of Arts and Letters students have had tremendous success in winning prestigious national fellowships and scholarships — including 23 Fulbright scholarships awarded in 2016 and back-to-back Rhodes Scholars in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) offers guidance and support for students and recent alumni interested in pursuing these opportunities. CUSE staff members can help students through every stage of the process: identifying relevant opportunities, preparing to apply, drafting and revising a competitive application, and practicing interview skills. To learn more, visit

Kenzell Huggins

“The Department of Anthropology at Notre Dame encouraged me to pursue research opportunities, even in my freshman year. As a result, I was better equipped with the skills to integrate various disciplines to understand complex human interactions.”

—Kenzell Huggins '16
Awarded a graduate fellowship from the National Science Foundation to pursue a Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Chicago