Distinguished Scholarships

Distinguished Scholarships

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Boren 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. They focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.
Deadline:  February 10
Website:  www.borenawards.org

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellowship Program
Each year the Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates.
Deadline:  January 15
Website:  http://www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrfellows

Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship
Churchill Scholarships offer American students of exceptional ability, enrolled at one of the institutions participating in the program, the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in engineering, mathematics and the sciences at Cambridge. The Scholarships also provide the opportunity to experience life in Britain, to forge friendships with British students and those from many other lands who are enrolled at Cambridge, to see something of Europe and lands beyond, to see the United States from a new perspective and to gain personal insights about oneself that come from living abroad and adjusting to new challenges.  Must be a U.S. citizen. Award covers all Cambridge University fees & tuition, plus living and travel expenses, with a total value between $48,000 and $50,000.
Deadline:  November 1

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly-funded independent orgranization of higher education institutions in Germany.
Deadline:  varies; see the DAAD website
Website:  http://www.daad.org

Fulbright US Student Program
Study, research or teach English in over 150 countries for seniors, graduate students and alumni (US citizenship required). The Fulbright program promotes mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange.
Deadline:  October 19, 2010
Website:  http://www.fulbrightonline.org

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are full-cost awards for graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The scholarships are highly competitive and are awarded to citizens of any country outside of the United Kingdom on the basis of the candidate's academic excellence, a good fit between the Scholar and the University of Cambridge, evidence of leadership potential and a commitment to improving the lives of others.
Website:  http://www.gatesscholar.org/

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
Deadline:  October 5, 2010
Website:  http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

Barry M. Goldwater
For juniors and seniors who plan to be scientists, mathematicians, or engineers. Awards can cover the junior and senior years or just the senior year. Winners receive up to $7,500 annually to help cover tuition, fees,
books, room & board.
Deadline:  February 1
Website:  http://www.act.org/goldwater

Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program
The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with "hands-on"/ practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory Hollings Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.
Website:  http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/Hollings_info.html

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
The program provides financial assistance to students who have demonstrated superior academic ability and achievement, exceptional promise, and financial need to undertake graduate study leading to a doctoral degree or Master of Fine Arts (MFA).  The Department of Education awards fellowships in selected fields of study of the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Website:  http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsjavits/index.html

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study either at graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. The scholarship allows the Scholars, who are the potential leaders, opinion-formers and decision-makers in their own country, to gain an understanding and appreciation of British values and the British way of life. It also establishes long-lasting ties between the peoples of Britain and the United States. Each scholarship is held for two years.  Award covers university fees, tuition, books, a thesis grant, research & daily travel, plus fares to and from the U.S.
Deadline:  October 1
Website:  http://www.marshallscholarship.org

George J. Mitchell Scholarship
The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell'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. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.  Seniors, alumni, and graduate students no older than 30 to study in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Award covers tuition, housing, a $12,000 living expenses stipend, and international travel.
Deadline:  October 1
Website:  http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/scholarships.html

Rhodes Scholarship Program
Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. The first American Scholars were elected in 1904. Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of study at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, with the possibility of renewal for a third year.
Deadline:  October 1
Website:  http://www.rhodesscholar.org

(Research Internship in Science and Engineering - Sponsored by the DAAD)
RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United
States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences
and engineering. It offers unique opportunities for undergraduate students to work
with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany
for a period of 1.5 to 3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with
doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors.
Website:  http://www.daad.de/rise/en/

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships
The number of Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships is determined by each Rotary district and varies from year to year.  Initial application is made through a local Rotary Club in either the applicant's place of permanent residence, or place of full-time study or employment.  To determine the availability of scholarships and the application deadlines, interested persons should contact their local Rotary Club.  An award covers the cost of round-trip travel, tuition, books and study materials, room and board, and a small allowance for educational travel within the country of study.  For more information, go to the website listed above or contact UO Study Abroad Programs.
Deadline:  Varies, depending on local Rotary Club
Website:  http://www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/EducationalPrograms/AmbassadorialScholarships/Pages/ridefault.aspx 

Harry S. Truman
Funding is for graduate or professional schools in the United States or foreign countries. Winners receive up to $30,000 for 2-3 years of graduate study. This scholarship is for leadership in public policy and would support the study of science directed toward community service.
Deadline:  February 1
Website:  http://www.truman.gov

Morris K. Udall Scholarship
For juniors and seniors (including those in the 4th year of a 5th year track) from a variety of fields who have demonstrated a commitment to environmental or natural resource issues through a combination of
coursework, research, internships, jobs, or extracurricular activities. Native American or Alaskan native students are also eligible for fields related to tribal health care or tribal policy. Winners receive up to $5,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses.
Website:  http://www.udall.gov/