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Prestige Scholarships

There are a variety of prestige scholarships: some require applicants to be nominated by their university through an internal selection process; but for others, students apply directly to the scholarship program. The table below lists the major scholarships and indicates which require institutional nomination (these are also indicated by a shaded row). Click the link for further information, including a link to the scholarship's homepage, where complete information and application materials can be found.

Scholarship
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Target Applicant FAU
Nomination?
University
Contact
Deadline
Frost Seniors; for one year of graduate study at Oxford in a STEM program No N/A January, based on discipline
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Minority seniors, for Doctoral Study No N/A November
Fulbright Recent B.S./B.A. grads;
for graduate study abroad
Yes College Fulbright Advisor Mid- September
Gates Cambridge Seniors or grads;
for grad or post-grad study at Cambridge
No N/A Oct 15
Goldwater Apply if sophomore or junior committed to research in
sciences, math or engineering; minimum GPA 3.5
Yes Dr. Paul Kirchman,
Honors College
Dec 15
Hertz Foundation Seniors or grads;
for graduate work in physical sciences
No N/A Nov 1
Jacob Javits Fellowship Seniors applying to grad schools in arts, humanities or
social sciences; provides up to 4 years' support; GPA 3.75-4
No N/A Early October
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Up to $50,000 for college seniors/recent graduates with financial need for graduate work in the arts and creative writing. Yes Prof. Dorotha Lemeh,
Honors College
Early December
James Madison Seniors and recents grads;
for graduate study to teach History or Political Science
No Dr. Mark Tunick,
Honors College
Mar 1
Marshall Seniors with at least a 3.7 GPA; for grad study in England Yes Dr. Dan White,
Honors College
Sep 5
George F. Mitchell Seniors; for year of graduate study
in Ireland or Northern Ireland, in any discipline
No* Dr. Mark Tunick,
Honors College
Oct 1
NSF Seniors of 1st-year grad students in science,
math or engineering; for graduate study
No N/A Nov., based on discipline
NSEP/Boren Undergrads (any level); to study abroad
and work in national security
Yes Catherine Meschievitz, Office of Int'l Programs Jan 13
Rhodes Seniors; for grad study at Oxford Yes Dr. Chris Ely,
Honors College or Dr. Mark Tunick
Sep 5
Soros New American seniors or grad students;
for up to 2 years of graduate study
No N/A Nov 1
Truman Juniors; for graduate/professional school
leading to career in gov't or public service
Yes Dr. Mark Tunick,
Honors College
Feb 4
Morris Udall Sophomores or juniors; for environmental studies;
or Native American / Alaskan sophomores or juniors;
average GPA 3.7
Yes Dr. William O'Brien,
Honors College
Jan 31
* Institutional endorsement for full-time students

Frost Scholarship

The Frost Scholarship Program funds current students from the State University System of Florida (SUSF) to study one-year, full-time Master's courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics ('STEM' subjects) at the University of Oxford. Applicants should also be applying to start a new, one-year, full-time Master's course at Oxford. The program aims to have one graduate from each of the SUSF universities represented in each annual cohort of scholars and preference shall be given to applicants in order to achieve this aim.
Web site: http://www.ox.ac.uk/feesandfunding/prospectivegrad/scholarships/university/frost

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships For Minorities

To increase the presence of underrepresented minorities on the nation's college and university faculties, to enhance diversity on campuses, and to address the persisting effects of past discrimination, the Ford Foundation offers predoctoral fellowships to members of six minority groups – Alaska Natives (Eskimo or Aleut); Black/African Americans; Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos; Native American Indians; Native Pacific Islanders; and Puerto Ricans – whose underrepresentation in the professoriate has been severe and long-standing. The fellowship program identifies individuals with demonstrated ability and provides them the opportunity to engage in graduate study leading to a (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. Seniors may apply directly without being nominated by the Institution. Deadline typically in November.
Web site: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/
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Fulbright

The U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral candidates opportunities for personal development and international experience. Most grantees plan their own programs. Students apply through the Fulbright Program Adviser at the University. Fulbright's deadline for applications is in mid-October. FAU's internal deadline is typically in September. Further information about FAU's selection process is online.
Web site: http://www.iie.org/fulbright
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Gates Cambridge

Gates Cambridge Scholars are expected to become leaders in helping to address global problems related to health, equity, technology, and learning. The selectors seek 'great leaders who will change the world' and not someone simply wishing to round out their education. The program offers a substantial number of scholarships for study as an affiliated student or to pursue courses of postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge. Students must have or expect to attain an honors bachelor degree or its equivalent and apply and must be independently accepted to Cambridge. Deadline October 15. No university nomination is required.
Web site: http://www.gatesscholar.org/
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Goldwater

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is for exceptional college students who intend to pursue careers in science, mathematics, or engineering. Students intending to study medicine are eligible only only if they plan a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in private practice. Applicants must be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior with a gpa of at least a B, and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. For the 2010-2011 Academic Year, there were 1,111 nominees and 278 awards; winners had average gpa of 3.95. Applications must be through a faculty representative appointed by the University. The representative may nominate up to 4 students. Nomination material are generally available in early September. FAU's internal deadline is Dec. 15, and FAU forwards applications near the end of January.
Web site: http://www.act.org/goldwater
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The Hertz Foundation

The Hertz Foundation is a private foundation which provides fellowships tenable at three dozen of the nation's finest universities for graduate work leading to a Ph.D. degree in applications of the physical sciences. Each year the Foundation conducts a national competition for new Hertz Fellows. Of those who apply, only about one quarter will be interviewed. Of those who are interviewed, approximately one in ten will be awarded a Hertz Fellowship. The foundation looks to support the graduate education of America's most promising technical talent, the Ph.D.-directed effort of the young men and women who can be expected to have the greatest impact on the application of the physical sciences to human problems during the next half-century. College seniors and graduate students may apply. Application materials typically available in August.
Web site: http://www.hertzfndn.org
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Jacob K. Javits Fellowship

The program provides financial assistance to students of superior ability, as demonstrated by their achievements and exceptional promise, to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) level in selected fields of the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Panels of experts appointed by the Javits Fellowship Board (Board) select fellows according to criteria established by the Board. Students must also demonstrate financial need by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. 20% of the fellowships shall be awarded in the social sciences, 20% in the arts, and 60% in the humanities. A minimum of 60% of the awards shall be made to students who have no graduate credits. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens or nationals, permanent residents of the U.S., or citizens of any one of the Freely Associated States. Applicants must be eligible to be accepted to or currently attending a graduate program leading to a doctorate or a terminal master's degree in an eligible field of study at an institution of higher education approved by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of the Department of Education. Applicants attending a foreign institution are ineligible. Eligibility is limited to individuals who, as Javits fellows, will be eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance pursuant to Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Apply directly to the program, not through the University. Deadline late September or early October. Applications typically available in mid-August. Winners receive stipends up to $30,000 as well as tuition payment of over $11,000.
Web site: http://www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.php
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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Up to $50,000 per year for up to three years to college seniors and recent graduates with significant financial need who will pursue a graduate or professional degree in the visual arts, performing arts, or creative writing.
Web site: http://www.jackkentcookefoundation.org
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James Madison

Junior Fellowships are awarded to students who are about to complete, or have recently completed, their undergraduate course of study and plan to begin graduate work on a full-time basis with the goal of teaching history or political science. Junior Fellows have two years to complete their degree. The Fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to a master's degree. James Madison Fellows can attend any accredited institution of higher education in the United States. Each individual entering the James Madison Fellowship Program will be expected to pursue and complete a master's degree in one of the following (listed in order of preference): Master of Arts degree (MA) in American history or in political science (also referred to as "government and politics" or as "government"); Master of Arts in Teaching degree (MAT) concentrating on either American Constitutional history (in a history department) or American government, political institutions and political theory (in a political science department); Master of Education degree (MEd) or the Master of Arts or Master of Science in Education, with a concentration in American history or American government, political institutions and political theory. The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the period of study. 1 fellow is selected per state. Deadline March 1.
Web site: http://www.jamesmadison.com
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Marshall

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. The Scholarships are tenable at any British university and cover two years of study in any discipline, at either undergraduate or graduate level, leading to the award of a British University degree. At least 40 scholars are selected each year. Each candidate must submit his/her application on the online form provided. Applications must have at least a 3.7 gpa and be endorsed by the University; in exceptional circumstances candidates may be nominated by their Graduate School or their employer, however, special permission must be sought from the Marshall Commission. The online application must be submitted and authorised by a designated member of staff at the applicant's educational insitution (or employer). All items including four letters of recommendation must be submitted online and received at the regional centre no later than October 1. The FAU internal deadline is Sept. 5 for institutional selection.
Web site: http://www.marshallscholarship.org
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George F. Mitchell

Honoring former U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell, this scholarship supports one year of graduate study in any discipline offered by an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland. The purpose is to introduce students to Ireland. The selection committee looks for academic excellence, leadership, and community service. Last year there were over 220 applicants and 12 awards. Tuition, housing, living expenses stipend, international travel, are provided to 12 scholars annually. Full time students must have, in addition to at least 5 recommenders, an institutional endorsement from the Director of FAU's Prestige Scholarship Committee. Online application has an Oct. 1 deadline.
Visit the Mitchell web site
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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Among the NSF programs of interest to graduate students is the Graduate Research Fellowship Awards. Through this program the National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, mathematics, and engineering in the United States and to reinforce its diversity. The NSF awards approximately 1,000 new three-year Graduate Research Fellowships in March of each year and receives over 9,000 applications. NSF Fellows are expected to contribute significantly to research, teaching, and industrial applications in science, mathematics, and engineering. Applicants must be United States citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States. Those eligible to apply are college seniors, first-year graduate students, and others who have completed a limited amount of graduate study in science, mathematics, or engineering. Women who intend to pursue graduate degrees in engineering or in computer and information science and engineering and who meet the eligibility requirements above can apply for the additional WENG or WICS awards. Deadlines vary, November to December.
Web site: http://www.nsfgrfp.org/
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NSEP / David Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

Designed to provide American undergraduates with resources and skills in areas of the world critical to national security. See website for geographic areas that are recommended. Recipients must seek employment with a federal agency or office involved in national security affairs for at least one year. Undergraduates at any level are eligible, and the scholarship may be used for a study abroad experience. In 2004 there were 730 applicants and 140 awards. National deadline is late January/early February. FAU's internal deadline is typically in mid-January.
Contact Catherine Meschievitz, Int'l Programs Office, 561-297-1039.
Web site: http://www.borenawards.org/
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Rhodes

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. The first American Scholars were elected in 1904. 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholars are elected for one or two years of study at Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. There is no longer a presumption that applicants participate in sports. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. Each Scholar receives in addition a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Rhodes Trustees cover the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford, and upon application, may approve additional grants for research purposes or study-related travel. Up to 8 letters of recommendation are invited; College or University endorsement of applications is required. Must be 18-24 years old. FAU internal deadline Sep. 5.
Web site: http://www.rhodesscholar.org
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Soros

The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields and to partake of the American dream. Fellows must have shown potential in the fields for which they seek further education; the capacity for creativity, persistence and work; and the commitment to the values of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family. Each year the Fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000 (paid in two installments) and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the Fellow. In the past 9 years there have been 8000 applicants and 350 awards. 55% of recipients study law or medicine. Average age of recipient is 24. Apply directly--no institutional representative needed. Applicants must be under 30 as of Nov. 1, and either a green-card holder, naturalized citizen, or have 2 parents who are naturalized citizens. Deadline Nov. 1.
Web site: http://www.pdsoros.org
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Truman

The Truman Scholarship is a $30,000 merit-based grant awarded to undergraduate juniors who wish financial support to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service. The Foundation seeks candidates who have extensive records of public and community service, are committed to careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills. Students need not major only in political science: applicants majoring in pre-med, arts, engineering, math, economics etc. are welcome as well. Financial need is not a consideration. Beginning with the class of 2005, the Foundation has instituted a new service requirement. All Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving Truman funds. Must be nominated by faculty representative. The Truman Application consists of an Institutional Nomination form and letter, three additional letters of recommendation, a recent transcript, a 15 question application, and a policy proposal. Applications typically available in August. Deadline is typically early February, with an FAU internal deadline of Jan. 5.
Web site: http://www.truman.gov
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Morris Udall

The Foundation awards 80 scholarships per year to outstanding students, and 50 Honorable Mention awards of $350 are also given out. The awards are made on the basis of merit to two groups of students: (1) College sophomores or juniors in the current academic year who have outstanding potential, and who study the environment and related fields; and (2) Native American and Alaska Native students who are college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and are in fields related to health care or tribal public policy. Two-year and four-year institutions are eligible to nominate a total of six students from either or both categories, although it is recommended that the total be equally divided between them. To be considered, a student must be nominated by his or her college or university using the official nomination materials provided to each institution. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Each scholar receives up to $5,000, or the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board, whichever is less. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support per application year. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the succeeding academic year. Scholars selected during their sophomore year may be renominated during the next year's competition. Junior nominees may not be renominated. Freshmen and seniors are not eligible. There is no minimum gpa, but the average of recipients is 3.7. Some successful applicants had a GPA of 2.9. Apply through faculty representative. Applications available early October. Deadline is March 2, with an FAU internal deadline of Jan. 31.
Web site: http://www.udall.gov
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Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships For Minorities

To increase the presence of underrepresented minorities on the nation's college and university faculties, to enhance diversity on campuses, and to address the persisting effects of past discrimination, the Ford Foundation offers predoctoral fellowships to members of six minority groups – Alaska Natives (Eskimo or Aleut); Black/African Americans; Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos; Native American Indians; Native Pacific Islanders; and Puerto Ricans – whose underrepresentation in the professoriate has been severe and long-standing. The fellowship program identifies individuals with demonstrated ability and provides them the opportunity to engage in graduate study leading to a (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. Seniors may apply directly without being nominated by the Institution. Deadline typically in November.
Web site: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/
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Fulbright

The U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral candidates opportunities for personal development and international experience. Most grantees plan their own programs. Students apply through the Fulbright Program Adviser at the University. Fulbright's deadline for applications is in mid-October. FAU's internal deadline is typically in September. Further information about FAU's selection process is online.
Web site: http://www.iie.org/fulbright
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Gates Cambridge

Gates Cambridge Scholars are expected to become leaders in helping to address global problems related to health, equity, technology, and learning. The selectors seek 'great leaders who will change the world' and not someone simply wishing to round out their education. The program offers a substantial number of scholarships for study as an affiliated student or to pursue courses of postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge. Students must have or expect to attain an honors bachelor degree or its equivalent and apply and must be independently accepted to Cambridge. Deadline October 15. No university nomination is required.
Web site: http://www.gatesscholar.org/
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Goldwater

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is for exceptional college students who intend to pursue careers in science, mathematics, or engineering. Students intending to study medicine are eligible only only if they plan a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in private practice. Applicants must be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior with a gpa of at least a B, and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. For the 2010-2011 Academic Year, there were 1,111 nominees and 278 awards; winners had average gpa of 3.95. Applications must be through a faculty representative appointed by the University. The representative may nominate up to 4 students. Nomination material are generally available in early September. FAU's internal deadline is Dec. 15, and FAU forwards applications near the end of January.
Web site: http://www.act.org/goldwater
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The Hertz Foundation

The Hertz Foundation is a private foundation which provides fellowships tenable at three dozen of the nation's finest universities for graduate work leading to a Ph.D. degree in applications of the physical sciences. Each year the Foundation conducts a national competition for new Hertz Fellows. Of those who apply, only about one quarter will be interviewed. Of those who are interviewed, approximately one in ten will be awarded a Hertz Fellowship. The foundation looks to support the graduate education of America's most promising technical talent, the Ph.D.-directed effort of the young men and women who can be expected to have the greatest impact on the application of the physical sciences to human problems during the next half-century. College seniors and graduate students may apply. Application materials typically available in August.
Web site: http://www.hertzfndn.org
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Jacob K. Javits Fellowship

The program provides financial assistance to students of superior ability, as demonstrated by their achievements and exceptional promise, to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) level in selected fields of the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Panels of experts appointed by the Javits Fellowship Board (Board) select fellows according to criteria established by the Board. Students must also demonstrate financial need by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. 20% of the fellowships shall be awarded in the social sciences, 20% in the arts, and 60% in the humanities. A minimum of 60% of the awards shall be made to students who have no graduate credits. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens or nationals, permanent residents of the U.S., or citizens of any one of the Freely Associated States. Applicants must be eligible to be accepted to or currently attending a graduate program leading to a doctorate or a terminal master's degree in an eligible field of study at an institution of higher education approved by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of the Department of Education. Applicants attending a foreign institution are ineligible. Eligibility is limited to individuals who, as Javits fellows, will be eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance pursuant to Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Apply directly to the program, not through the University. Deadline late September or early October. Applications typically available in mid-August. Winners receive stipends up to $30,000 as well as tuition payment of over $11,000.
Web site: http://www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.php
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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Up to $50,000 per year for up to three years to college seniors and recent graduates with significant financial need who will pursue a graduate or professional degree in the visual arts, performing arts, or creative writing.
Web site: http://www.jackkentcookefoundation.org
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James Madison

Junior Fellowships are awarded to students who are about to complete, or have recently completed, their undergraduate course of study and plan to begin graduate work on a full-time basis with the goal of teaching history or political science. Junior Fellows have two years to complete their degree. The Fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to a master's degree. James Madison Fellows can attend any accredited institution of higher education in the United States. Each individual entering the James Madison Fellowship Program will be expected to pursue and complete a master's degree in one of the following (listed in order of preference): Master of Arts degree (MA) in American history or in political science (also referred to as "government and politics" or as "government"); Master of Arts in Teaching degree (MAT) concentrating on either American Constitutional history (in a history department) or American government, political institutions and political theory (in a political science department); Master of Education degree (MEd) or the Master of Arts or Master of Science in Education, with a concentration in American history or American government, political institutions and political theory. The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the period of study. 1 fellow is selected per state. Deadline March 1.
Web site: http://www.jamesmadison.com
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Marshall

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. The Scholarships are tenable at any British university and cover two years of study in any discipline, at either undergraduate or graduate level, leading to the award of a British University degree. At least 40 scholars are selected each year. Each candidate must submit his/her application on the online form provided. Applications must have at least a 3.7 gpa and be endorsed by the University; in exceptional circumstances candidates may be nominated by their Graduate School or their employer, however, special permission must be sought from the Marshall Commission. The online application must be submitted and authorised by a designated member of staff at the applicant's educational insitution (or employer). All items including four letters of recommendation must be submitted online and received at the regional centre no later than October 1. The FAU internal deadline is Sept. 5 for institutional selection.
Web site: http://www.marshallscholarship.org
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George F. Mitchell

Honoring former U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell, this scholarship supports one year of graduate study in any discipline offered by an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland. The purpose is to introduce students to Ireland. The selection committee looks for academic excellence, leadership, and community service. Last year there were over 220 applicants and 12 awards. Tuition, housing, living expenses stipend, international travel, are provided to 12 scholars annually. Full time students must have, in addition to at least 5 recommenders, an institutional endorsement from the Director of FAU's Prestige Scholarship Committee. Online application has an Oct. 2 deadline.
Visit the Mitchell web site
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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Among the NSF programs of interest to graduate students is the Graduate Research Fellowship Awards. Through this program the National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, mathematics, and engineering in the United States and to reinforce its diversity. The NSF awards approximately 1,000 new three-year Graduate Research Fellowships in March of each year and receives over 9,000 applications. NSF Fellows are expected to contribute significantly to research, teaching, and industrial applications in science, mathematics, and engineering. Applicants must be United States citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States. Those eligible to apply are college seniors, first-year graduate students, and others who have completed a limited amount of graduate study in science, mathematics, or engineering. Women who intend to pursue graduate degrees in engineering or in computer and information science and engineering and who meet the eligibility requirements above can apply for the additional WENG or WICS awards. Deadlines vary, November to December.
Web site: http://www.nsfgrfp.org/
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NSEP / David Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

Designed to provide American undergraduates with resources and skills in areas of the world critical to national security. See website for geographic areas that are recommended. Recipients must seek employment with a federal agency or office involved in national security affairs for at least one year. Undergraduates at any level are eligible, and the scholarship may be used for a study abroad experience. In 2004 there were 730 applicants and 140 awards. National deadline is late January/early February. FAU's internal deadline is typically in mid-January.
Contact Catherine Meschievitz, Int'l Programs Office, 561-297-1039.
Web site: http://www.borenawards.org/
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Rhodes

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. The first American Scholars were elected in 1904. 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholars are elected for one or two years of study at Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. There is no longer a presumption that applicants participate in sports. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. Each Scholar receives in addition a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Rhodes Trustees cover the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford, and upon application, may approve additional grants for research purposes or study-related travel. Up to 8 letters of recommendation are invited; College or University endorsement of applications is required. Must be 18-24 years old. FAU internal deadline Sep. 5.
Web site: http://www.rhodesscholar.org
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Rotary International

The Rotary Foundation's oldest and best-known program is Ambassadorial Scholarships, established in 1947. Since that time, more than 30,000 men and women from 100 nations have studied abroad under its auspices. Today, the Ambassadorial Scholarships Program of The Rotary Foundation is the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program. Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide funding for one academic year of study in another country. This award is intended to help cover round-trip transportation, tuition, fees, room and board expenses, and some educational supplies up to US$25,000 or its equivalent. The mission is achieving world understanding and peace. Apply through local rotary organization.
Web site: http://www.rotary.org
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Soros

The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields and to partake of the American dream. Fellows must have shown potential in the fields for which they seek further education; the capacity for creativity, persistence and work; and the commitment to the values of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family. Each year the Fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000 (paid in two installments) and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the Fellow. In the past 9 years there have been 8000 applicants and 350 awards. 55% of recipients study law or medicine. Average age of recipient is 24. Apply directly--no institutional representative needed. Applicants must be under 30 as of Nov. 1, and either a green-card holder, naturalized citizen, or have 2 parents who are naturalized citizens. Deadline Nov. 1.
Web site: http://www.pdsoros.org
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Truman

The Truman Scholarship is a $30,000 merit-based grant awarded to undergraduate juniors who wish financial support to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service. The Foundation seeks candidates who have extensive records of public and community service, are committed to careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills. Students need not major only in political science: applicants majoring in pre-med, arts, engineering, math, economics etc. are welcome as well. Financial need is not a consideration. Beginning with the class of 2005, the Foundation has instituted a new service requirement. All Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving Truman funds. Must be nominated by faculty representative. The Truman Application consists of an Institutional Nomination form and letter, three additional letters of recommendation, a recent transcript, a 15 question application, and a policy proposal. Applications typically available in August. Deadline is typically early February, with an FAU internal deadline of Jan. 5.
Web site: http://www.truman.gov
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Morris Udall

The Foundation awards 80 scholarships per year to outstanding students, and 50 Honorable Mention awards of $350 are also given out. The awards are made on the basis of merit to two groups of students: (1) College sophomores or juniors in the current academic year who have outstanding potential, and who study the environment and related fields; and (2) Native American and Alaska Native students who are college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and are in fields related to health care or tribal public policy. Two-year and four-year institutions are eligible to nominate a total of six students from either or both categories, although it is recommended that the total be equally divided between them. To be considered, a student must be nominated by his or her college or university using the official nomination materials provided to each institution. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Each scholar receives up to $5,000, or the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board, whichever is less. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support per application year. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the succeeding academic year. Scholars selected during their sophomore year may be renominated during the next year's competition. Junior nominees may not be renominated. Freshmen and seniors are not eligible. There is no minimum gpa, but the average of recipients is 3.7. Some successful applicants had a GPA of 2.9. Apply through faculty representative. Applications available early October. Deadline is March 2, with an FAU internal deadline of Jan. 31.
Web site: http://www.udall.gov
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