Opportunities for Outstanding Graduating Seniors

Rhodes Scholarships

Thirty-two scholarships for two or three years of graduate study at Oxford University in any field. The scholarship pays academic fees plus an allowance to cover round trip fares and personal expenses. Applicants must be graduates under the age of 24 by the start of their year at Oxford. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, character, commitment to others and to the common good, and potential for leadership in one’s chosen field of endeavor.  To learn more about the Rhodes Scholarships, consult:  http://www.rhodesscholar.org/

Note:  Due to the complexity of the Rhodes application process, advance planning is essential.  Interested students should consult the [Georgetown College Guidelines for the Rhodes] as soon as possible, and certainly no later than mid-summer after the junior year.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Homer White, Math Department

Marshall Scholarships

Forty scholarships for two or three years of graduate study at any British university or business school. The scholarship pays air fares, tuition, fees and additional expenses. Applicants must be graduates under the age of 26 by the start of their year in Britain. Selection is based on academic merit, leadership potential and ambassadorial potential. To learn more consult:  http://www.marshallscholarship.org/ 

Note:  Due to the complexity of the Marshall application process, advance planning is essential.  Interested students should consult the [Georgetown College Guidelines for the Marshall] as soon as possible, and certainly no later than mid-summer after the junior year.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Homer White, Math Department

Mitchell Scholarships

Twelve scholarships for one year of graduate study at any Irish university. The scholarship covers air fares, tuition, fees and expenses. Applicants must be graduates under the age of 30 by the start of their year in Ireland. Scholarships are awarded for academic ability and public service. http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/scholarships.html

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Barbara Burch, English Department

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Numerous scholarships cover between one and four year’s graduate study at Cambridge University. It is anticipated that Gates Cambridge Scholars will become leaders in helping to address global problems related to health, equity, technology, and learning. https://www.gatescambridge.org/

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rosemary Allen, Provost’s Office

Fulbright Grants

Eight hundred scholarships in over 50 countries for one year of study, teaching or research. Graduating seniors are eligible. Scholarships cover round-trip transportation, tuition, books and living expenses. Applicants design their own projects in a specific country, and must represent the United States well. To win, the applicant must have a good reason to do study or research a particular country. For some countries, foreign language skills are required. http://www.iie.org/fulbright/

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rosemary Allen, Provost’s Office
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National Science Foundation Fellowship

Eight hundred and fifty fellowships worth $15,000 plus a cost of education allowance for up to three years of graduate study leading to masters and doctoral degrees in engineering, mathematics and a wide range of sciences. The fellowship can be taken up at any accredited U.S. or foreign academic institution.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mark Johnson, Biology Department

Mellon Fellowships

Eighty-one fellowships worth $15,000 plus a cost of education allowance for the first year of graduate school in the U.S. or Canada. For students who intend to make a career of teaching or scholarship in the humanistic field.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Holly Barbaccia, English Department

Javits Fellowships

Seventy-five fellowships, worth up to $15,000 a year for up to four years graduate study leading to a doctorate or MFA degree in the humanities, social sciences and arts. The award can be used at any U.S. institution of higher education. http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/HEP/iegps/javits.html

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Susan Dummer, Communication and Media Studies Department

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarships

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Graduate Scholarship Program enables a select group of remarkable students with demonstrated financial need to pursue graduate or professional study. The Foundation selects approximately 50 college seniors and recent graduates each year and awards up to $50,000 per year to each selected Scholar for up to six years.. http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarships/

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Holly Barbaccia, English Department

Scholarships for Sophomores and Juniors

Truman Scholarships

Eighty scholarships for juniors, covering academic expenses through senior year and graduate school, to a limit of $30,000. These are for students with an outstanding capacity for public service who want to make a difference in society. http://www.truman.gov

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Melissa Scheier, Political Science Department

Goldwater Scholarships

Two hundred and fifty scholarships for outstanding sophomores and juniors in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Awards of up to $7,500 cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board for the last year or years of undergraduate education. http://www.act.org/goldwater

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tracy Livingston, Biology Department

Udall Scholarships

Seventy scholarships for sophomores and juniors, paying one year’s academic expenses up to $5,000.These are for outstanding students who plan a career in environmental public policy. http://www.udall.gov

National Security Education Program Grants

These grants provide opportunities to develop or strengthen the capabilities of U.S. students in languages, culture, and international fields of study. They are an excellent source of income for study and/or work overseas. Students must identify the foreign study programs and then apply to NSEP for financial support in completing those programs. http://www.iie.org/nsep

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rosemary Allen, Provost’s Office