- British Marshall
- Gates Cambridge
- Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award
Boren Scholarships provide American undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government.
It draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including: sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. All applicants must demonstrate how their study programs and future goals are connected to this broad understanding of national security.
Boren Scholarships promote long-term linguistic and cultural immersion, and therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants proposing a full-year academic study. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1.
Amount of Award: $8,000 summer (STEM only), $10,000 for one semester, $20,000 for an academic year
Application Deadline: The 2013-14 application will be available in late August 2012, with an application deadline on February 13, 2013.
Alma Campus Contact: S. Hulme
British Marshall Scholarship
A highly competitive scholarship, the Marshall provides for two years of study in any discipline at a university in the United Kingdom.
Candidates must possess a keen intellect and broad outlook, have a strong record of services and leadership, and the capacity to play an active part in the life of a university in the United Kingdom. Candidates must have at least senior standing, a minimum GPA of 3.7, and be no older than 25 years of age in October of the year of application.
The British Consulate will not accept direct applications; applicants must be nominated by the institution.
Amount of Award: Supports 2-3 years of study abroad toward a second undergraduate degree or graduate degree including tuition fees, personal allowance to cover residence, grant for books and travel to and from the U.S.
Application Deadline: Mid-October
Scholarship is a two-year course of study at Cambridge University, England, St. John’s College, leading to a British B.A. degree.
The applicant will be expected to show a top-grade academic record, to demonstrate a flexible, inquiring and disciplined mind, and to have a clear and literate writing style. Must have an undergraduate degree and be the first college graduate in the family.
Amount of Award: Award covers all room and board expenses plus fees and travel to and from England for two consecutive years. Approximately $45, 000
Application Deadline: Labor Day through December every year.
Grants are awarded to graduating seniors who propose a clear program of study to be carried out at a university in another country (over 70 countries participate) in one academic year. The location must be essential to the research project.
Fluency in the host language is preferred and a strong background in American culture and the host country current events are of particular consideration.
Amount of Award: Provides round-trip transportation, language courses where appropriate, tuition in some cases, book & research allowance, maintenance for academic year, and supplemental health and accident insurance.
Application Deadline: October
Alma Faculty Contact: S. Hulme
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
To be eligible for the scholarship, you must first apply to Cambridge University. Applications will then be reviewed and those eligible will automatically be sent a Gates Cambridge application form by the University. Applicants are able to gain an offer of admission to University of Cambridge, normally under the age of 30 with a superior academic record.
Students may pursue a second undergraduate degree or a graduate degree (study abroad).
Amount of Award: All university and college fees, a maintenance allowance, contribution toward return airfare, other discretionary allowances, and contributions to Colleges from mentoring program.
Application Deadline: Apply to Cambridge for graduate degree by February 28; undergraduate degree by October 15.
Alma Faculty Contact: S. Hulme
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
The Scholarship Program honoring Senator Barry M. Goldwater was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields.
The Foundation will award undergraduate scholarships to outstanding students, to be known as Barry M. Goldwater Scholars, in the spring of 2003 for use during the 2003-2004 academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of merit to two groups of students -- those who will be college juniors and those who will be college seniors in the 2003-2004 academic year -- who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.
Amount of Award: Up to $7,500
Application Deadline: February 1
Alma Faculty Contact: J. Beckmann
Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional promise and demonstrated financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the United States or abroad. The award provides funding for tuition, room and board, required fees and books. Students in the performing and visual arts and creative writing are eligible to apply. See the Foundation’s website for a list of specific fields.
Amount of Award: Up to $50,000 annually
Application Deadline: February 7, 2011
Alma Faculty Contact: C. Parks-Kirby
James Madison Fellowships
Junior Fellowships are awarded to students who are about to complete, or have recently completed, their undergraduate course of study and plan to begin graduate work on a full-time basis. Junior Fellows have two years to complete their degree.
Senior Fellowships are awarded to experienced teachers who wish to undertake work for a graduate degree on a part-time basis through summer and evening classes. Senior Fellows have up to five years to complete their degree.
The Fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to a master's degree. James Madison Fellows can attend any accredited institution of higher education in the United States. Each individual entering the program will be expected to pursue and complete a master's degree in required areas.
Amount of Award: Up to $12,000 annually ($24,000 max)
Application Deadline: March 1
National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, mathematics, and engineering in the United States and to reinforce its diversity. A competition is conducted for Graduate Research Fellowships, with additional awards offered for women in engineering and computer and information science. NSF Graduate Fellowships offer recognition and three years of support for advanced study to approximately 900 outstanding graduate students in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science and the philosophy of science, and to research-based Ph.D. degrees in science education. Applicants must be United States citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States. Those eligible to apply are college seniors, first-year graduate students, and others who have completed a limited amount of graduate study in science, mathematics, or engineering. Women who intend to pursue graduate degrees in engineering or in computer and information science and engineering and who meet the eligibility requirements above can apply for the additional WENG (Women in Engineering) or WICS (Women in Computer and Information Science) awards.
Amount of Award: see description
Application Deadline: November 1
The Rhodes Scholarships
The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and now bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. The first American Scholars were elected in 1904.
Intellectual distinction is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for election to a Rhodes Scholarship. The Rhodes Scholarships, in short, are investments in individuals rather than in project proposals.
Accordingly, applications are sought from talented students without restriction as to their field of academic specialization or career plans although the proposed course of study must be available at Oxford, and the applicant's undergraduate program must provide a sufficient basis for further study in the proposed field. Through the years, Rhodes Scholars have pursued studies in all of the varied fields available at Oxford. Scholars are appointed for two years of study in the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year.
Amount of Award: All tuition fees (such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory fees, and certain other set charges), plus a maintenance allowance of not less than $720 per month.
Application Deadline: October
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships
The Ambassadorial Scholarships Program of The Rotary Foundation is the world's largest privately-funded international scholarships program. Through grants totaling approximately US $24 million, recipients from some 65 countries will study in more than 50 different nations.
Currently, three types of scholarships are offered: Ambassadorial Scholarships provide funding for one academic year of study in another country. This award is intended to help cover round-trip transportation, tuition, fees, room and board expenses, and some educational supplies up to US $25,000 or its equivalent. Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships are for either two or three years of degree-oriented study in another country. A flat grant of US $12,000 or its equivalent is provided per year to be applied toward the costs of a degree program. Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships are for either three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country and provide funds to cover round trip transportation, language training expenses, and home stay living arrangements, up to US $12,000 and US $19,000 respectively.
Amount of Award: See above
Application Deadline: Local - March/National - July
Alma Faculty Contact: S. Hulme
Harry S. Truman Scholarship
The mission of the Truman Scholarship Foundation is: to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the non-profit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation—the federal memorial to our thirty-third President—awards merit-based $30,000 scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and wish to attend graduate or professional school to help prepare for their careers. Truman Scholars participate in leadership development programs and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.
General Guidelines In 2003, the Foundation expects to award 75 - 80 Truman Scholarships on the basis of merit to junior-level students at four-year colleges and universities who have extensive records of public and community service, are committed to careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills.
Amount of Award: Up to $3,000 undergraduate
Application Deadline: January 15
Morris K. Udall Scholarships
Each year, the Foundation awards undergraduate scholarships of up to $5,000 to American juniors and seniors in fields related to the environment, and to Native American and Alaska Natives in fields related to health care or tribal policy.
Amount of Award: Up to $5,000
Application Deadline: February 1