Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities for Seniors

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship
One year of independent study and travel abroad enabling students to explore a particular interest, test their aspirations and abilities, view their lives and American society in greater perspective, and develop a more informed sense of international concern. Hendrix is one of only 40 liberal arts colleges in the United States eligible to nominate candidates for the Watson Fellowship.
Hendrix Deadline: Late September 2013
Contact: Professor Britt Anne Murphy
Web sites: www.watsonfellowship.org; Hendrix Watson web site

Rhodes Scholarship
The Rhodes Scholarship funds 2-3 years of post-graduate study at Oxford University in England. It is awarded to outstanding students from around the world, including 32 from the United States. The criteria are high academic achievement, integrity of character, a spirit of unselfishness, respect for others, potential for leadership, and physical vigor.
Hendrix Deadline: September 16, 2013
Contact: Provost Bob Entzminger
Web site: www.rhodesscholar.org

British Marshall Scholarship
Two years of study at any British university leading to a British university degree. The extension of the Rhodes program looks for candidates with wide interests and career aspirations in higher education, commerce and industry, the arts or public life generally. Applicants should have a GPA (not including freshman year) of 3.7 or higher.
Hendrix Deadline: September 16, 2013
Contact: Provost Bob Entzminger
Web site: www.marshallscholarship.org

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Established in 2001, Gates Scholarships are for seniors of outstanding ability in any field of study for one to four years of graduate study at Cambridge University. Between 60 and 80 scholarships are awarded each year. It is the student’s responsibility to apply separately to an individual Graduate Study Program at Cambridge.
Hendrix Deadline: October 15, 2013
Contact: Provost Bob Entzminger
Web site: www.gatesscholar.org 

Davies-Jackson Scholarship
Two-year $50,000 scholarship at St. John's College at the University of Cambridge (UK) for graduating seniors with exceptional academic records who are among the first in their families to graduate from college. Applications are accepted for study in the following subjects: Archaeology and Anthropology; Classics; Economics; English; Geography; History; Art History; Modern & Medieval Languages; Music; Philosophy; and Social & Political Sciences.
Hendrix Deadline: Early November 2013
Contact: Provost Bob Entzminger
Web site: www.cic.edu 

George J. Mitchell Scholarship
Mitchell Scholarships are for one year of graduate study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and North Ireland; it also covers other expenses and travel between the US and Ireland. It is open to all fields of study. Prospective scholars must have demonstrated a record of intellectual distinction, leadership, and extracurricular activity, as well as personal characteristics of honesty, integrity, fairness, and unselfish service to others indicative of a potential for future leadership. Between 60 and 80 scholarships are awarded each year.
Hendrix Deadline: September 16, 2013
Contact: Provost Bob Entzminger
Web site: http://us-irelandalliance.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=34

Fulbright Scholarship
Graduate study or research in over 100 foreign countries, generally for one year. Fulbright grants differ by country in the amount of funding awarded, but most provide round-trip transportation, language or orientation courses (where appropriate), tuition, books, maintenance for one academic year, and limited health and accident insurance.
Hendrix Deadline: September 30, 2013
Contact: Professor Daniel Whelan
Web site: www.fulbrightonline.org/us/home.php 

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, one of the world's leading think tanks specializing in international affairs, conducts programs of research, discussion, publication and education in international relations and U.S. foreign policy. The Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Students will be hired to work at the Carnegie Endowment on a full-time basis for a period of one year.
Hendrix Deadline: January 15, 2014
Contact: Professor Daniel Whelan
Web site: www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrFellows

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who have an interest in pursuing a career in the Foreign Service of the U. S. Department of State. Graduating seniors and recent graduates with strong academic records are encouraged to apply and those selected will enter into one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available. This program encourages the involvement of members of minority groups and those with financial need. The Rangel award contributes towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master's degree. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or a related subject (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center.
Hendrix Deadline: Mid-January
Contact: Professor Daniel Whelan
Web site: www.howard.edu/rjb/rangelprogram.htm

Madison Fellowship
This fellowship provides support towards a master's degree with a concentration on the history and principles of the United States Constitution.  This award is intended to recognize promising and distinguished secondary school teachers.  This fellowship requires that the recipients will teach American history or social studies in a secondary school for at least one year for each year of support. There is one recipient of the award in every state.
Approximate deadline: March 1, 2014
Contact: Professor James Jennings
Web site: www.jamesmadison.com

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provides opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Fellowship provides half tuition and $25,000 maintenance for two years. Candidates must be either holders of green cards, naturalized citizens, or children of naturalized citizen parents.
Approximate deadline: November 8, 2013
Contact: Professor Jay Barth
Web site:  www.pdsoros.org 

The Boren Fellowships
Funded by the National Education Security Program, Boren Fellowships enable outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue specialization in area and language study or to add important international dimensions to their education. The $30,000 Fellowships fund students pursuing study of regions other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Deadline:  Late January
Contact:  Dr. Peter Gess
Web site: www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship 

The Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Art Award
The JackKent Cooke Foundation's Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and significant financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the US or abroad. Awards can be as much as $50,000 annually. In 2011, the Foundation will select 10 recipients for this award. Hendrix is eligible to nominate two stduents to proceed to the next level of competition.
Hendrix deadline:  November 16, 2013
Contact:  Professor John Krebs
Web site:  http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/college-scholarship-program/ 

 

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