Honors Program students are encouraged to consider applying for a number of prestigious scholarships and fellowships to fund their graduate-school education. More information about the Marshall, Fulbright, Goldwater, and similar awards can be found at the URSA web site, http://www.baylor.edu/scholarships/splash.php.
Copies of the Rotary Scholarship application have been left in the Honors College Office for juniors to pick up if they are interested in applying this spring for a nine-month Ambassadorial Scholarship. For those that win such an award, the scholarship would begin in FALL 2010. (Seniors may also apply, but if they win, the award would begin, as for the juniors, in the fall of 2010).
Each Rotary chapter in the U.S. has its own variations on how the application and interview process work. For example, the full application that is available in the Honors office, if a student wishes to apply through Dallas, is due to them by March first.
The Waco Rotary usually has a similar due date, but only asks for a shortened version of the full application for the initial screening.
A Baylor graduate who won a Rotary and now is an enthusiastic Rotarian in Houston will be on campus on Thursday, January 29th. We have scheduled two overview workshops for Rotary information that afternoon, one at 3:30 and the other at 4:15 in 205 Morrison. All students are encouraged to attend.