Fellowships and Awards
Baylor in Washington program alumni are often competitive candidates to receive prestigious fellowships and awards after graduating. These opportunities are fantastic ways for students to continue their education, expand their professional horizons, and develop as leaders and public servants. Please review the summaries of several fellowships and awards below, as well as the profiles of our students who have received these awards.
To learn more about fellowship and award opportunities for students, please contact Beth Butler (Beth_Butler1@baylor.edu)
The Truman Scholarship is meant to celebrate and prepare the nation's next generation of public service leaders. Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate school as well as access to extensive Scholar programming, priority admission and financial support from public service graduate programs, advising and mentoring from other public service leaders, and preferred hiring with the federal government.
As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programmes contributes to their ultimate personal success.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program expands perspectives through academic and professional advancement and cross-cultural dialogue. Fulbright creates connections in a complex and changing world. In partnership with more than 140 countries worldwide, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers unparalleled opportunities in all academic disciplines to passionate and accomplished graduating college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals from all backgrounds. Program participants pursue graduate study, conduct research, or teach English abroad.
The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.
The John Jay Fellows Program constitutes a semester-long fellowship-in-residence at our campus in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Each class of 12 Fellows grapple with readings and topics from interdisciplinary studies in theology, philosophy, ethics, history, politics, culture, and jurisprudence. The John Jay fellowship program is intended to prepare Fellows for careers in public service, whether they take shape in the public, non-profit, or for-profit spheres.
Brazos Fellows is a nine-month residential fellowship established alongside Christ Church Waco to prepare women and men for lives of mature Christian discipleship. The program uses a unique combination of theological training, spiritual disciplines, vocational discernment, and shared life to prepare fellows for future study, work, and ministry.
The Churchill Scholarship was established at the request of Sir Winston Churchill as part of the founding of Churchill College, Cambridge. It fulfills his vision of deepening the US–UK partnership in order to advance science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, ensuring our future prosperity and security.
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years in the U.S. Senate. By providing scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, the Goldwater Foundation is helping ensure that the U.S. is producing the number of highly-qualified professionals the Nation needs in these critical fields.
The Boren Scholarships fund study abroad by U.S. undergraduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests. The Boren Fellowships fund research and language study proposals by U.S. graduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests.
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an immersive summer opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America's engagement with the world.
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. To be eligible for the Gilman Program, applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship.
The Rangel Program is a U.S. State Department program administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The Program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.
The purpose of the Sumners Foundation is to encourage the study, teaching, and research into the science and art of self-government, to the end that the American people may understand the fundamental principles of democracy and be guided thereby in shaping governmental policies.
Baylor in Washington Alumni
Collin Slowey, John Jay Fellows Program
Collin Slowey graduated from Baylor in 2021 with a degree in Political Science, Great Texts, and Film & Digital Media. During his semester with Baylor in Washington, Collin interned at the American Enterprise Institute and he currently serves as a Deputy Speechwriter in the U.S. Senate.
Sophia Fulton, Rangel International Affairs Program
Sophia Fulton graduated from Baylor in 2021 with a degree in Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies and Political Science. During her semester with Baylor in Washington, Sophia interned for the U.S. Department of State and she currently works for the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Lawson Sadler, Marshall Scholar
Lawson Sadler graduated from Baylor in 2020 with a degree in Political Science, Latin American Studies, and Spanish. During her semester with Baylor in Washington, Lawson interned at the Center for American Progress and she currently is a law student at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.
Preston Iha, Fulbright Program
Preston Iha graduated from Baylor in 2022 with a degree in Religious Studies. During his semester with Baylor in Washington, Preston interned in the U.S. House of Representatives and he currently works for the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice.
Maria Torres, Borren Graduate Fellow
Maria Torres graduated from Baylor in 2020 with a degree in International Relations. During her semester with Baylor in Washington, Maria interned in the U.S. House of Representatives and she currently is completing her Masters at The Elliott School of International Relations at George Washington University.
Hailey Stiles, Sumner Scholarship for Civic Learning and Engagement
Hailey graduated from Baylor in 2021 with a degree in Political Science. During her semester with Baylor in Washington, Hailey interned in the U.S. Senate and she currently is a PhD student at the University of Virginia.
David Marchese, Fulbright Program
David Marchese graduated from Baylor in 2019 with a degree in History. During his semester with Baylor in Washington, David interned with the U.S. Department of Justice and he currently is completing his J.D. at Harvard Law School.