BARRY M. GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.  The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.

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DAVID L. BOREN NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM (NSEP) UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

BBoren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. Boren Scholarships provide American undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government.

2011-2012 Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Application Instructions

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FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR PROGRAM GRANT

The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship program in international educational exchange, was proposed to the U.S. Congress in 1945 by then freshman Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. In the aftermath of World War II, Senator Fulbright viewed the proposed program as a much-needed vehicle for promoting "mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries of the world." His vision was approved by Congress and the program signed into law by President Truman in 1946.  Fulbright grants are made for a variety of educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Since the program’s inception, approximately 279,500 participants have been chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential—with the opportunity to exchange ideas and to contribute to finding solutions to shared issues.

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2010-2011 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Application Instructions

2010-2011 Fulbright Full Grant Application Instructions

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GEORGE J. MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. The Mitchell Scholarship, named to honor the former U.S. Senator’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community.

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2010-2011 Mitchell Application Instructions

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GERMAN CHANCELLOR FELLOWSHIP

The German Chancellor Fellowship Program sponsors individuals who demonstrate the potential to strengthen ties between Germany and their own country through their profession or studies.  A German Chancellor Fellowship allows individuals to carry out a project of her or his own design in cooperation with a German host they have selected.

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MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP

Founded by a 1953 Act of Parliament, and named in honor of US Secretary of State George C Marshall, the Scholarships commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan and express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts.  Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom.  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. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their ultimate personal success. 

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2010-2011 Marshall Scholarship Application Instructions

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MERAGE FOUNDATION FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM FELLOWSHIPS

Each year, exceptional immigrants at the Foundation’s 22 Partner Universities apply to be Merage American Dream Fellows. The Fellows are selected based on their academic record, their leadership, their consistent ethical behavior, the clarity of their American Dream, and their potential to make an important contribution to America. Fellows receive a $20,000 stipend over two years to help them pursue their American Dream. The Foundation also provides Merage Fellows with strategic access to mentors and leaders in their chosen careers.

Immigrant students at Partner Universities are eligible to apply if they:

  • are citizens or permanent residents of the United States,
  • are full-time students with senior class status, and
  • will graduate between the December of their year of application and August of the following year

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MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP

Established by Congress in 1992 to honor Morris King Udall’s thirty years of service in the House of Representatives, the Morris K. Udall Foundation is dedicated to educating a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their national heritage through studies in the environment and Native American health and tribal public policy.  The Udall Foundation is also committed to promoting the principles and practices of environmental conflict resolution.

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RHODES SCHOLARSHIP

The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. American Rhodes Scholars are selected through a decentralized process by which regional selection committees choose 32 Scholars each year representing the fifty states.   Extraordinary intellectual distinction is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for election to a Rhodes Scholarship. Selection committees are charged to seek excellence in qualities of mind and in qualities of person which, in combination, offer the promise of effective service to the world in the decades ahead. The Rhodes Scholarships, in short, are investments in individuals rather than in project proposals. Accordingly, applications are sought from talented students without restriction as to their field of academic specialization or career plans, although the proposed course of study must be available at Oxford, and the applicant’s undergraduate program must provide a sufficient basis for study in the proposed field.

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2010-2011 Rhodes Scholarship Application Instructions

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TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP

The bill funding the Harry S. Truman Scholarship passed in December 1974 and President Gerald Ford signed the Act of Congress on January 4, 1975. The Act authorized the Foundation to “award scholarships to persons who demonstrate outstanding potential for and who plan to pursue a career in public service,” and to conduct a nationwide competition to select Truman scholars.  The mission of the Truman Scholarship Foundation is to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service, and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.

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