St. Mary's College of Maryland

MAJOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNTIES


 

MONTH BY MONTH DEADLINES

OCTOBER

Who: Students receiving Pell grants, students with disabilities

What: Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

When: Deadline to study in Spring or Summer2010 semesters: October 5, 2010

             Deadline to study in Fall 2010 semester: March 1, 2011

Why: Receive funding for a year of undergraduate study abroad, especially in non-Western countries

How:– Visit www.iie.org/gilman for more information and application materials

 

Who: Students pursuing graduate degrees at the University of Oxford

What: Rhodes Scholarship

When: Deadline is October 4, 2010

Where: University of Oxford, England

Why: Receive tuition and fees allowance and stipend

How: Visit www.rhodesscholar.orgto view more specific information

 

Who: All students interested in graduate study and research abroad

What: Fulbright Grants

When: Deadline for Academic Services October 4, 2010

         Deadline for Final Submission October 18, 2010

Where: Various foreign locations

Why: Receive funding for graduate study abroad

How: Visit http://www.iie.org/en/Fulbright to view more specific information

 

Who: Current students and recent graduates pursuing postgraduate study in the UK

What: Marshall Scholarship

When: Deadline October 1, 2010

Where: Any approved UK institution

Why: Receive tuition, fees and living stipend for 1 or 2 years

How: Visit www.marshallscholarship.orgto view more specific information

 

NOVEMBER

Who: Minority students planning a career in teaching and research at the college level

What: Ford Foundation Diversity Dissertation and Pre-doctoral Fellowships

When: Deadline for online application November 2,2010

Where: Various locations

Why: Pre-doctoral stipend of $20,000 and institutional allowance of $2,000

         Dissertation stipend of $21,000 for one year

How: Visit www7.nationalacademies.org/fellowships/to view more specific information

 

Who: Students who are the first in their family to graduate college

What:The Davies-Jackson Scholarship

When: Deadline for online application November 2,2010

Where: St. John's College,Cambridge University

Why:Covers all fees, room and board for two academic years, and living expenses during the summer

How: Visit http://www.cic.edu/projects_services/grants/daviesjackson/index.aspto view more specific information

 

Who: Graduate students in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences

What: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

When: Deadlines for the various programs are very early November for following year

Where: School of your choosing

Why: Receive tuition and fee allowance and stipend

How:Visit http://www.nsf.gov/funding to view more specific information

 

Who: Students with Green Cards, who are naturalized citizens, or whose parents are naturalized citizens

What: Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

When: Deadline is November 1, 2010

Where: Any graduate school in the U.S.to study in any professional field or scholarly discipline

Why: Receive ½ tuition grant and $20,000 maintenance grant for two years

How: Visit www.pdsoros.orgto view more specific information

Be on the lookout this month for information, delivered via email, about the U.S.A. Today All Academic Team Competition – for students with exceptional academic credentials engaged in research/projects that will serve the greater good and who have demonstrated leadership skills.

 

JANUARY

Who: Students interested in environmental research

What: The National Network for Environmental Studies Program

When: Deadline is usually very early in January for the upcoming fall

Where: Various locations

Why: To gain research experience – receive stipend which varies

How: Visit www.epa.gov/enviroed/NNEMS/index.html

Information not available yet for 2011


Who:  Graduating seniors with a service project in need of funding

What:  The Intercollegiate Studies Institute  -  William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

Where:  Anywhere in the U.S.
When:  Deadline January 16, 2011

Why: Top award is $40,000 – unrestricted!

How:  Visit http://www.isi.org/programs/fellowships/simon.html#appInfofor more specific information

 

Who: Minority students with financial need interested in math, science, education, library science and engineering fields

What: Gates Millenium Scholarships

When: Deadline is January 10, 2011 for the following academic year

Where: Any accredited college or university or graduate program

Why: Receive funding for an academic year

How: Visit www.gmsp.org to view more specific information

 

Who: Students pursuing doctoral work in science and engineering (and other disciplines of military importance)

What:  National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program

When:  Very early January

Where:  Any doctoral institution in the U.S.

Why:  Receive $30,500 stipend, health insurance,full tuition and fees.

How:  www.asee.org/ndseg- Visit for more specific information (INFORMATION NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR 2011 UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2010)


Who: Students pursuing graduate degrees in science or math (primarily), or undergraduates in the same fields with 3.3 or higher GPAs

What:  Department of Homeland Security Scholarships

When:  Information is not available yet for 2011

Why:  Receive significant support and stipend for study in these fields.

How:  Visit http://www.orau.gov/dhsed/for more information on both undergrad and grad programs.

 

Who: Graduating seniors committed to eliminating hunger and poverty

What:  Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

When:  Information is not available yet for 2011

Where: Fellows are placed in community organizations for six months, then do six months with national organizations in D.C.

Why:  Receive leadership development, living expenses, education and opportunity to engage in service

How:  See http://www.hungercenter.org/national/national.htm

 

Who: Current college sophomores and juniors interested in science,math, and engineering

What: Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships

When: Information is not available yet for 2011

Where: Any accredited college or university

Why: Receive funding for expenses up to $7,500 annually

How: Visit www.act.org/goldwater to view more specific information

 

FEBRUARY

Who: Current students who will be studying abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East

What: National Security Education Program (Boren)

When: Deadline is February 1, 2011

Where: All countries except Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Why: Receive funding

How: Visit www.borenawards.org to view more specific information

 

Who: Third year or junior-level college students interested in graduate study and committed to public service

What: Truman Scholarship

When: Deadline is February 1, 2011 for the following year

Where: Any graduate school in the U.S.

Why: Receive $3,000 toward the last year of college and $27,000 toward graduate school

How:Visit www.truman.govto view more specific information

 

Who:   LGBT students seeking funding for either undergraduate or graduate education

What:  The Point Foundation Scholarships

When:  Applications are available December, 2009; Deadline is February, 2010

Where:  Any accredited college or university

Why:  Receive up to $13,000.00 in scholarship funding

How:   See http://www.thepointfoundation.org/apply.html

 

Who: Young people of exceptional promise (3.5 gpa) who have financial need

What: Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

When: Mid-February for the following academic year

  Any graduate program at an accredited college or university

Why: Receive up to $50,000 for up to six years of graduate study

How:Visit http://www.jackkentcookefoundation.org to view more specific information

 

MARCH

Who: Racial and ethnic minority students considering law school

What: ABA Legal OpportunityScholarship Fund

When: Deadline to be announced; usually March for following fall.

Where: Avariety of law schools in the United States

Why: To receive $5,000 of financial assistance for the first year of law school,renewable up to 2 times

How: Visit www.abanet.org/fje/losfpage.html to view more specific information

Info not available yet for 2011


Who: Hispanic/Latino students with 3.0 GPA or better residing in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, a current or rising undergraduate

What:  Hispanic CollegeFund Scholarship Program

When:  Various programs are available November 16, 2009 with deadlines ranging from mid-March to mid-April

Why:  To receive funding for your undergraduate education

How:   Visit http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications for application materials or call Auri Duarte, Scholarship Program Manager, at aduarte@hispanicfund.orgor 1800-644-4223

 

Who: Current teachers and students interested in teaching American history, social studies, or American government in a secondary school who want to receive a MA, MAT, or MEd

What: James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

When: Deadline is March 1, 2010 for the upcoming fall

Where: a university in the U.S. that offersgraduate degrees related to the U.S. Constitution or to teaching U.S.history/government

Why: Receive up to $24,000 for two years of study

How: Visit www.jamesmadison.com to view more specific information

 

Who: Undergraduate students interested in environmental study or Native American students interested in health care or tribal policy

What: Udall Scholarship

When: Early March for following fall

Where: Any undergraduate school in the U.S.

Why: Receive $5,000

How: Visit www.udall.gov to view more specificinformation

 

APRIL

Who: Students receiving Pell grants, students with disabilities

What: Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

When: April to start summer/fall; September to start in spring term

Why: Receive funding for a year of undergraduate study abroad, especially in non-Western countries

How:– Visit www.iie.org/gilman for more information and application materials

 

Who: Undergraduate students studying in East and Southeast Asia

What: Freeman-ASIA Program

When: March for summer, April for fall/spring

Why: Receive $3000 (summer), $5000 (one term), $7000 (full year) to support study abroad

How: Visit www.iie.org/freeman-asia for more information and application materials