USA Today All-USA College Academic Team

Fellowship Information


This program honors the creative and intellectual efforts of some of the best and brightest college students in the United States.

Who Should Apply:

No restrictions on citizenship or age. Any major. Junior or senior standing. Must be enrolled full time. Academic success and extracurricular involvement are considered. Demonstrated leadership is particularly valued. Essay should showcase a creative project where scholarship and leadership were important.

Students need signatures from a nominating professor and an administrator.

Fellowship Benefits:

USA TODAY honors outstanding students with the All-USA Academic Teams. The top twenty students selected for each of the All-USA First Teams will receive a $2,500 cash award, trophy and will receive extensive national recognition through coverage in USA TODAY and Second and third teams are named and each receive certificates of achievement.

Program Duration:


Number & Amount Available:

20 individuals are named to the First Team. 40 more are named to the Second or Third Teams. First Team winners receive $2500. All winners are recognized in USA Today.

Citizenship Requirements:
non-USA w/greencard
STEM Fields Only:

Student Information

Required GPA:
Academic Level:


Initial Deadline:
Usually February (Signatures Needed, See Details).
NC State Campus Deadline:

Signatures needed. See details.

National Deadline:
Usually February