Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships For Minorities
To increase the presence of underrepresented minorities on the nation's college and university faculties, to enhance diversity on campuses, and to address the persisting effects
of past discrimination, the Ford Foundation offers predoctoral fellowships to members of six minority groups – Alaska Natives (Eskimo or Aleut); Black/African Americans;
Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos; Native American Indians; Native Pacific Islanders; and Puerto Ricans – whose underrepresentation in the professoriate has been severe
and long-standing. The fellowship program identifies individuals with demonstrated ability and provides them the opportunity to engage in graduate study leading to a (Ph.D.) or
Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. Seniors may apply directly without being nominated by the Institution. Deadline typically in November.
Web site: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/
The U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral candidates opportunities for personal development and international experience.
Most grantees plan their own programs. Students apply through the Fulbright Program Adviser at the University. Fulbright's deadline for applications is in mid-October.
FAU's internal deadline is typically in September. Further information about FAU's selection process is online.
Web site: http://www.iie.org/fulbright
Gates Cambridge Scholars are expected to become leaders in helping to address global problems related to health, equity, technology, and learning. The selectors seek
'great leaders who will change the world' and not someone simply wishing to round out their education. The program offers a substantial number of scholarships for study
as an affiliated student or to pursue courses of postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge. Students must have or expect to attain an honors bachelor degree or
its equivalent and apply and must be independently accepted to Cambridge. Deadline October 15. No university nomination is required.
Web site: http://www.gatesscholar.org/
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is for exceptional college students who intend to pursue careers in science, mathematics, or engineering. Students intending to study
medicine are eligible only only if they plan a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in private practice. Applicants must be a full-time matriculated
sophomore or junior with a gpa of at least a B, and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and
board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. For the 2010-2011 Academic Year, there were 1,111 nominees and 278 awards; winners had average gpa of 3.95. Applications must be
through a faculty representative appointed by the University. The representative may nominate up to 4 students. Nomination material are generally available in early September.
FAU's internal deadline is Dec. 15, and FAU forwards applications near the end of January.
Web site: http://www.act.org/goldwater
The Hertz Foundation
The Hertz Foundation is a private foundation which provides fellowships tenable at three dozen of the nation's finest universities for graduate work leading to a
Ph.D. degree in applications of the physical sciences. Each year the Foundation conducts a national competition for new Hertz Fellows. Of those who apply, only about
one quarter will be interviewed. Of those who are interviewed, approximately one in ten will be awarded a Hertz Fellowship. The foundation looks to support the graduate
education of America's most promising technical talent, the Ph.D.-directed effort of the young men and women who can be expected to have the greatest impact on the
application of the physical sciences to human problems during the next half-century. College seniors and graduate students may apply. Application materials typically
available in August.
Web site: http://www.hertzfndn.org
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship
The program provides financial assistance to students of superior ability, as demonstrated by their achievements and exceptional promise, to undertake study at the
doctoral and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) level in selected fields of the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Panels of experts appointed by the Javits Fellowship Board
(Board) select fellows according to criteria established by the Board. Students must also demonstrate financial need by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
20% of the fellowships shall be awarded in the social sciences, 20% in the arts, and 60% in the humanities. A minimum of 60% of the awards shall be made to students who have
no graduate credits. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens or nationals, permanent residents of the U.S., or citizens of any one of the Freely Associated States. Applicants
must be eligible to be accepted to or currently attending a graduate program leading to a doctorate or a terminal master's degree in an eligible field of study at an institution
of higher education approved by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of the Department of Education. Applicants attending a foreign institution are ineligible.
Eligibility is limited to individuals who, as Javits fellows, will be eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance pursuant to Section 484 of the Higher Education Act
of 1965, as amended. Apply directly to the program, not through the University. Deadline late September or early October. Applications typically available in mid-August.
Winners receive stipends up to $30,000 as well as tuition payment of over $11,000.
Web site: http://www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Up to $50,000 per year for up to three years to college seniors and recent graduates with significant financial need who will pursue a graduate or professional degree in the visual arts, performing arts, or creative writing.
Web site: http://www.jackkentcookefoundation.org
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 with the goal of teaching history or political science. Junior Fellows have two 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 James Madison Fellowship Program will be expected to pursue and complete a master's degree in one of the following (listed in order of preference): Master of Arts degree
(MA) in American history or in political science (also referred to as "government and politics" or as "government"); Master of Arts in Teaching degree (MAT) concentrating on
either American Constitutional history (in a history department) or American government, political institutions and political theory (in a political science department);
Master of Education degree (MEd) or the Master of Arts or Master of Science in Education, with a concentration in American history or American government, political institutions
and political theory. The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the period of study. 1 fellow is selected per state. Deadline March 1.
Web site: http://www.jamesmadison.com
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. The Scholarships are tenable at any British university and
cover two years of study in any discipline, at either undergraduate or graduate level, leading to the award of a British University degree. At least 40 scholars are selected
each year. Each candidate must submit his/her application on the online form provided. Applications must have at least a 3.7 gpa and be endorsed by the University; in exceptional
circumstances candidates may be nominated by their Graduate School or their employer, however, special permission must be sought from the Marshall Commission. The online application
must be submitted and authorised by a designated member of staff at the applicant's educational insitution (or employer). All items including four letters of recommendation must be
submitted online and received at the regional centre no later than October 1. The FAU internal deadline is Sept. 5 for institutional selection.
Web site: http://www.marshallscholarship.org
George F. Mitchell
Honoring former U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell, this scholarship supports one year of graduate study in any discipline offered by an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland.
The purpose is to introduce students to Ireland. The selection committee looks for academic excellence, leadership, and community service. Last year there were over 220 applicants and 12 awards.
Tuition, housing, living expenses stipend, international travel, are provided to 12 scholars annually. Full time students must have, in addition to at least 5 recommenders, an institutional
endorsement from the Director of FAU's Prestige Scholarship Committee. Online application has an Oct. 2 deadline.
Visit the Mitchell web site
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships
Among the NSF programs of interest to graduate students is the Graduate Research Fellowship Awards. Through this program 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. The NSF awards approximately 1,000 new three-year Graduate Research Fellowships
in March of each year and receives over 9,000 applications. NSF Fellows are expected to contribute significantly to research, teaching, and industrial applications in science, mathematics, and
engineering. 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 or WICS awards. Deadlines vary, November to December.
Web site: http://www.nsfgrfp.org/
NSEP / David Boren Undergraduate Scholarships
Designed to provide American undergraduates with resources and skills in areas of the world critical to national security. See website for geographic areas that are recommended. Recipients must
seek employment with a federal agency or office involved in national security affairs for at least one year. Undergraduates at any level are eligible, and the scholarship may be used for a study
abroad experience. In 2004 there were 730 applicants and 140 awards. National deadline is late January/early February. FAU's internal deadline is typically in mid-January.
Contact Catherine Meschievitz, Int'l Programs Office, 561-297-1039.
Web site: http://www.borenawards.org/
The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world
to the University of Oxford. The first American Scholars were elected in 1904. 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholars are elected for one or two years of study at Oxford, with the possibility
of renewal for a third year. There is no longer a presumption that applicants participate in sports. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are
paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. Each Scholar receives in addition a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Rhodes Trustees
cover the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford, and upon application, may approve additional grants for research purposes or study-related travel. Up to 8 letters of recommendation are
invited; College or University endorsement of applications is required. Must be 18-24 years old. FAU internal deadline Sep. 5.
Web site: http://www.rhodesscholar.org
The Rotary Foundation's oldest and best-known program is Ambassadorial Scholarships, established in 1947. Since that time, more than 30,000 men and women from 100 nations have studied abroad
under its auspices. Today, the Ambassadorial Scholarships Program of The Rotary Foundation is the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program. Academic-Year 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. The mission is achieving world understanding and peace. Apply through local rotary organization.
Web site: http://www.rotary.org
The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in
their chosen fields and to partake of the American dream. Fellows must have shown potential in the fields for which they seek further education; the capacity for creativity, persistence and work;
and the commitment to the values of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. 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. Each year the Fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000 (paid in two installments) and a
tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the Fellow. In the past 9 years there have been 8000 applicants and 350 awards. 55% of recipients study law or
medicine. Average age of recipient is 24. Apply directly--no institutional representative needed. Applicants must be under 30 as of Nov. 1, and either a green-card holder, naturalized citizen,
or have 2 parents who are naturalized citizens. Deadline Nov. 1.
Web site: http://www.pdsoros.org
The Truman Scholarship is a $30,000 merit-based grant awarded to undergraduate juniors who wish financial support to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in
government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service. The Foundation seeks candidates 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. Students need not major only in political science: applicants majoring in pre-med, arts, engineering,
math, economics etc. are welcome as well. Financial need is not a consideration. Beginning with the class of 2005, the Foundation has instituted a new service requirement. All Scholars are required
to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving Truman funds. Must be nominated by faculty
representative. The Truman Application consists of an Institutional Nomination form and letter, three additional letters of recommendation, a recent transcript, a 15 question application, and a
policy proposal. Applications typically available in August. Deadline is typically early February, with an FAU internal deadline of Jan. 5.
Web site: http://www.truman.gov
The Foundation awards 80 scholarships per year to outstanding students, and 50 Honorable Mention awards of $350 are also given out. The awards are made on the basis of merit to two groups of
students: (1) College sophomores or juniors in the current academic year who have outstanding potential, and who study the environment and related fields; and (2) Native American and Alaska Native
students who are college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and are in fields related to health care or tribal public policy. Two-year and four-year
institutions are eligible to nominate a total of six students from either or both categories, although it is recommended that the total be equally divided between them. To be considered, a student
must be nominated by his or her college or university using the official nomination materials provided to each institution. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Each scholar
receives up to $5,000, or the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board, whichever is less. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support per application year.
Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the succeeding academic year. Scholars selected during their sophomore year may be renominated during the next year's
competition. Junior nominees may not be renominated. Freshmen and seniors are not eligible. There is no minimum gpa, but the average of recipients is 3.7. Some successful applicants had a GPA
of 2.9. Apply through faculty representative. Applications available early October. Deadline is March 2, with an FAU internal deadline of Jan. 31.
Web site: http://www.udall.gov