Rewards of "Going for the Gold"
National and International ScholarshipsThis scholarship website gives you expanded details about scholarships, fellowships, and summer internships--at the national and international level. Because these awards are prestigious and therefore highly competitive, we advise and guide students as they consider scholarships in their area of study and germane to their professional goals. We support students as they prepare their application--an intense but satisfying experience. We also help students complete additional requirements frequently essential to the scholarship application: language exams, University endorsements, formal interviews, letters of recommendation.
To gain a sense of how vast and exciting your options may be review this grid of scholarships and fellowships developed by the National Association of Fellowship Advisors (NAFA). Although the grid reflects 2011 deadlines, it itemizes a prodigious number of scholarships (many more than included in this website) and gives useful information on them including descriptions and eligibility criteria.Grid of Scholarships, Internships, and Programs
NAFA also publishes an invaluable overview of scholarships and fellowships each year, providing students with crucial information on numerous awards: the focus of the award, its deadlines, eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and contact information.NAFA 2013-2014 Overview of Scholarships
Additionally, a non-profit called the Institute of International Education (IIE) maintains a directory--iiepassport.org--that allows students to search widely for study abroad programs and in some cases the scholarships and fellowships that fund them.
Some of the major categories of scholarships and fellowships you may want to explore are listed below. After gaining a sense of the landscape of national and international awards, the "SCHOLARSHIPS" link in the left-hand index will lead you to succinct descriptions of individual awards and their websites.
STEM Fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)There are many opportunities listed here for you, and you will have fun investigating which awards exactly fit your interests and your academic classification.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Other U.S. OpportunitiesYou may explore a smorgasbord of other U.S. awards, such as the Goldwater, the Udall, the Rangel, the Pickering, the Truman--each with its own focus in areas as diverse as environmental science, international development, and public service. Eight of our undergraduates have won Truman Scholarships, and a number of others have been finalists for that fine public service award (applied for in the junior year). George Montanez won not only a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship but also a Ford Foundation Scholarship. Jessie Kuykendall became a Pickering Scholar and took a master's degree at George Washington University.
Overseas OpportunitiesDo you want to know more about overseas opportunities for Critical Language Scholarships, for the Boren Scholarship or the Fulbright? We have had students win the CLS to China and to Russia. We have students who have won Gilmans to study Arabic or Spanish. Students have won Boren Scholarships to study Chinese, Turkish, and Russian.
Graduate Scholarships in the United KingdomDo you want to apply for the Rhodes, Marshall, or Mitchell to study in the UK or in Ireland? Each of these awards is explained within this website.
Interested in any of these extraordinary opportunities?
Workshops on these topics are held throughout the school year. If you want to be notified of an upcoming workshop, contact Dean Elizabeth Vardaman (710-4176).
Should you discover that a bid for a national scholarship does not fit your goals, the link "Beyond Scholarships" (in the left-hand index of this page) offers various categories of information that complement the national scholarship information, such as teaching and service opportunities abroad.