Scholarships

 

The Honors College is dedicated to helping our students take  full advantage of all our excellent academic and experiential learning opportunities.  Our merit scholarships, and the guidance we offer when applying for outside scholarships, can help make it easier for you to take advantage of all we have to offer.  Keep reading to find out how we can help.

Honors College Merit Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence and/or a commitment to community service.  Often renewable, they offer a level of financial freedom that at least three quarters of our last incoming freshman class has enjoyed.

Outside Scholarships
Trying to navigate oneself through the sea of private scholarships made available by private persons, businesses, associations and other organizations is a daunting task.  That is why our full-time program coordinator dedicates part of his time to help students identify and apply to scholarships that are right for them.

Andrew A. Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities

URL: https://mellon.org/programs/higher-education-and-scholarship-humanities/fellowships/

Description: The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies supports exceptionally promising students who plan to pursue doctoral programs in the humanities. The Fellowship provides one-year merit fellowships of $17,500 as well as tuition and fees.

Candidate Criteria:

  • college senior or recent graduate
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • submit the results of the Graduate Record Examinations, General Test
  • be entering a graduate program leading to a Ph.D. in a Humanistic Field: American Studies, Art History, Classics, Comparative Literature, Cultural Anthropology, English Literature, Foreign Language and Literature, History, History and Philosophy of Science, Musicology, Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Religious Studies

Final Deadline: December 1, 2013

 

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship For Excellence

URL: http://www.act.org/goldwater/

Description: Barry M. Goldwater awards students pursuing careers in natural science, mathematics, and engineering with up to $7,500 for their remaining undergraduate year(s) of study.

Candidate Criteria:

  • sophomore or junior at the time of application
  • U.S. citizen, national/resident alien
  • highly competitive grade point average

Final Deadline: January 31, 2014

 

Boren Undergraduate Scholarships & Fellowships

URL: www.borenawards.org  

Description: Provides funding for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad programs

Candidate Criteria:

  • freshman, sophomore, junior or senior
  • U.S. citizen
  • apply to a study abroad program related to academic and career goals

Final Deadline: Graduate Students - January 28, 2014

                          Undergraduate Students - February 5, 2014

 

Marshall Scholarships

URL: http://www.marshallscholarship.org/

Description: Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability for undergraduate or graduate study in a British college or university for 2 years in any field of study, with awards averaging £19,000 per year.

Candidate Criteria:

  • U.S. citizen
  • have graduated from their undergraduate college or university no more than two years before applying minimum 3.7 G.P.A.
  • hold a bachelor's degree for admission to a British college or university
  • present an academic plan and demonstrate potential to make a significant contribution to society

Final Deadline: early October

 

Fulbright U.S. Graduate Student Program

URL: www.fulbrightonline.org  

Description: Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for students and young professions to undertake international graduate study, advance research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide.  

Candidate Criteria:

  • be a U.S. citizen
  • hold a bachelor's degree before the beginning date of the grant
  • present a study plan or project which can be completed in one academic year

Final Deadline: mid October

 

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

URL: http://www.truman.gov/

Description: Recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential and commitment to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service, providing financial support of a maximum of $3,000 for the senior year and up to $27,000 for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students committed to making a difference through public service

Candidate Criteria:

  • undergraduate junior
  • U.S. citizen
  • minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • have a major that permits admission to a graduate program leading to a career in government or public service

Final Deadline: February 4, 2014

 

Morris K. Udall Scholarship

URL: http://www.udall.gov/

Description: Recognizes college sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated outstanding potential and a commitment to pursuing careers related to environmental public policy, awarding approximately 75 scholarships up to a maximum of $5,000 to cover expense for tuition, fees, books, and room and board.

Candidate Criteria:

  • college sophomore or junior at the time of application
  • college grade-point average of at least "B"
  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien, or U.S. national
  • demonstrate commitment and potential to make a contribution to environmental public policy and to foster excellence in the field

Final Deadline: March 4, 2014

 

Rhodes Scholarship

URL: http://www.rhodesscholar.org/

Description: For study towards a master's or second bachelor's degree at the University of Oxford, including tuition and stipend of approximately $7,500 per year.

Candidate Criteria:

  • 18 - 24 years of age
  • U.S. citizen and unmarried
  • minimum 3.7 G.P.A.
  • complete the bachelor's degree for admission by an Oxford College
  • demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, concern for others, and fondness for and success in sports

Final Deadline: 1st Wednesday in October