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Scholarships - Domestic Study

Several nationally competitive scholarships are available to students to fund undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate studies in the United States.  Winners range from sophomores and juniors studying engineering or math, to graduate students focusing their Master's work on public service.  Prizes exist for study in nearly every major or interest area.

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Barry Goldwater Scholarship Foundation


Undergraduate Study

Designated for undergraduates in math and all sciences and engineering.  Awards are made to sophomores for two years, to juniors for one year.  Scholarship pays all tuition and fees up to $7,500/year to students planning to pursue careers and mathematics and science (not in medical practice).  Foundation awards up to 300 scholarships.

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Contact: Dr. Sivanandan Balakumar

 

Beinecke Scholarship Foundation

Graduate Study

For juniors who are US citizens or nationals planning to attend graduate school in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.  Each scholar receives $2000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.  A maximum of 20 scholarships are awarded annually. 

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Contact:  The Honors Program

 

Hertz Foundation's Graduate Fellowship

Graduate Study

Hertz Foundation's Graduate Fellowship award pays tuition and stipend for graduate study in the hard sciences at the student's choice of tenable schools.  Applicants should show evidence of exceptional creativity, broad understanding of physical principles, and outstanding potential for innovative research.  Eligibility: college seniors and graduate students wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation; appropriate fields are those in the applied physical and engineering sciences, or aspects of modern biology which apply the physical sciences intensively; citizens or permanent residents of the United States.  Students apply electronically.

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Contact: The Honors Program

 

Department of Homeland Security

Undergraduate and Graduate Study

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security provides awards to students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the mission of the DHS.  This education program is intended to ensure a diverse and highly talented science and technology community to achieve the DHS mission and objectives.  Areas of study include: physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences including science policy, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.  Two sets of scholarships exist: undergraduate scholarships for rising juniors, and graduate fellowships for beginning and first year graduate students.  Check website for details.  Apply directly to website.

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Contact: The Honors Program

 

Jacob Javits Fellowship Program

Graduate Study

For graduating seniors and first year graduate students.  The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program assists students who have demonstrated (1) superior ability and achievement, (2) exceptional promise, and (3) financial need, to pursue graduate programs leading to a doctoral degree or Master of Fine Arts (MFA).  The Department awards fellowships in selected fields in the arts, humanities and social sciences.  Check website for details.  Apply directly to the Foundation.

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Contact: The Honors Program

  

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Graduate Study

The Cooke Foundation awards approximately 35 scholarships worth up to $50,000 each year to attend graduate or professional programs. The Foundation looks at a student's academic ability and achievement, unmet financial need, will to succeed, leadership and public service, critical-thinking ability, and appreciation for or participation in the arts and humanities. To be eligible a candidate must be a college senior or recent graduate (since May 1999) from an accredited college or university in the US, have a cumulative college grade point average of 3.5 or better, begin a full-time graduate degree program at an accredited university the following fall, and be nominated by his or her undergraduate institution (see contact below).

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Contact: Dr. Linda Bickel 

  

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

Graduate Study

Designated for students in history and social sciences, especially political science, who plan to enter secondary school teaching; at least one award per state; includes expenses paid summer workshop.

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Contact: The Honors Program   

 

National Science Fellowship (NSF)

Graduate Study

Open to all U.S. citizens at the beginning of their graduate study in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering sciences, the behavioral and social sciences, and the history or philosophy of science. Students should have completed no more than 20 hours of graduate study. However, Women in Engineering applicants may already hold the MA degree. Can apply via e-mail.

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Contact:  The Honors Program
 

National Institute of Health Scholarship

Undergraduate Study

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The scholarship pays up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years. There is no campus application process; students apply online.

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Contact:  The Honors Program 

  

Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship

Undergraduate Study and Graduate
For sophomores who intend to study international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The fellowship award includes tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during the junior and senior years of college and during the first year of graduate study with reimbursement for books and one round-trip travel. The Fellow must commit to pursuing a graduate degree in international studies at one of the graduate schools identified by the foundation.

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Contact:  The Honors Program 

 

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Graduate Study

The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family. The Fellowships are grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. The recipients are chosen on a national competitive basis. Thirty Fellowships will be awarded each year. A New American is an individual who (1) is a resident alien; i.e., holds a Green Card or, (2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen or (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. A successful candidate will give evidence of at least two of the following three attributes or criteria for selection: (1) creativity, originality, and initiative (2) a commitment to and capacity for accomplishment (3) a commitment to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

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Contact:  The Honors Program

 

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Post Bac.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship gives college graduates the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security with a monthly stipend of $1800 and travel expenses. Twice yearly, the Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individual to spend six to nine months in Washington. Prospective Fellows are expected to demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Application criteria and information are online; there is no official application form.

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Contact: The Honors Program

 

The Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

Undergraduate

The Simon Fellowship is an unrestriced cash grant that will be awarded to graduating college seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society.

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Contact: The Honors Program

 

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

Undergraduate and Graduate Study

Designed for students with high GPA's who plan to pursue a career in public service. Student applies during the junior year; award begins during senior year ($2,000) and continues for initial year(s) of graduate study ($24,000). Students who apply should be active in community service and campus leadership positions.

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Contact:  The Honors Program   

 

Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Scholarship Foundation

Udall Scholarship

Undergraduate Study

Awarded to undergraduates during sophomore or junior year for next academic year(s) to pursue studies in environmental sciences. Also available to Native American and Alaskan Natives. Award up to $5,000. Applicants should be familiar with work of Morris Udall.

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Contact: The Honors Program