Scholarships & Fellowships
|The Rhodes Scholarship||The Barry Goldwater Scholarship|
|The Marshall Scholarship|
The Rhodes Scholarship
The Rhodes Scholarships were established by a bequest from Cecil Rhodes in 1910. For a select group of student leaders around the world, the scholarships pay all expenses for a two or three year course of graduate study at Oxford University in England, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world.
Each year 32 students from the U.S. are chosen from about 1000 candidates for this opportunity. They then join 60 other Rhodes Scholars from Australia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Canada, the nations of the Commonwealth Caribbean, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Nambia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe at Oxford for graduate study.
The criteria for the award are high academic achievement, integrity of character, a spirit of unselfishness, respect for others, potential for leadership, and physical vigor. Rhodes Scholars are expected to make an effective and positive contribution throughout the world. Successful candidates usually have extensive experience abroad, foreign language proficiency, leadership activities, community service, involvement in sports or physical activity, and well polished social skills.
The application is due in October of your senior year and requires a letter describing you academic and community interests and your reasons for wanting to study in a particular program at Oxford. Five to eight letters of appraisal from people who know your academic and intellectual qualities well are also required. Candidates first compete at the state level and then the regional level, undergoing a round of interviews and social gatherings as the final step in the application process.
The BW faculty representative for the Rhodes Scholarship is
Dr. Lewis Sage, Economics Department, 440-826-2113, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rhodes Scholarship Foundation Web site is http://www.rhodesscholar.org
The Truman Scholarship
The Truman Scholarships are named for the former President, and are highly competitive awards (60 to 65 scholarships awarded annually), given to students with junior status who are U.S. citizens, who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential and communication skills. While no preference is given to any particular major, students are expected to have taken significant coursework in economics, math, political science, international affairs, etc. An excellent grasp of current events will be expected of students who are selected for the interview round.
The scholarship awards up to $30,000 in funding for graduate school—several major institutions give preferential admission to Truman scholarship winners.
Candidates must be committed to careers in government service or the not-for-profit sector.
The deadline for nominations is usually the end of January in each year. Students may not apply directly, but must be nominated by the faculty representative from their undergraduate institution.
The BW faculty representative for the Truman scholarships is
Professor Charles F. Burke, Department of Political Science, 440-826-2311, email@example.com
The Truman Fellowship Foundation website is http://www.truman.gov
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship
The purpose of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education 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.
Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Nationwide the Trustees intend to award up to 300 Goldwater Scholarships.
The awards will be made on the basis of merit to two groups of students—those who will be college juniors and those who will be college seniors in the current academic year—who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.
Baldwin Wallace University is eligible to nominate up to four students who are in the sophomore or junior class during the current academic year. To be considered, a student must be nominated by his or her college or university using the official nomination materials provided to each institution.
The BW faculty representative for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship is
Dr. Andrew Mickley, Psychology and Neuroscience Department, 440-826-2194, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Web site is http://www.act.org/goldwater/
The Fulbright Program
This program allows American undergraduate students to study or conduct research in a foreign country during the year following graduation. Awards are available for most countries. The Fulbright program also uses the same application to select students to serve as English Teaching Assistants in more than 30 countries.
An undergraduate Fulbright Full Grant provides round trip transportation, language or orientation courses, book and research allowances, maintenance for the academic year, and supplemental health and accident insurance. Teaching assistantships are funded by the foreign government and are usually comparable.
The U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,000 grants annually and currently operates in 150 countries worldwide. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be in good health. In most cases, the scholar must hold a Bachelor’s degree on the beginning date of the grant and language requirements vary.
Students should attend a spring semester workshop conducted by Dr. Judy Krutky in their sophomore or junior year to learn about the application process and begin formulating a project. Application is made early in the fall of the student’s senior year.
If you are interested in applying for a Fulbright or would like more information, please contact the program advisor, Dr. Judy Krutky, Department of Political Science, 440-826-2257 or email@example.com
The Fulbright Scholarship Foundation Web site is http://www.fulbrightonline.org/
Morris K. Udall Foundation
The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education.
The Udall Foundation honors Congressman Udall’s legacy of public service by awarding $5,000 merit-based scholarships to outstanding college students. The Foundation expects to award 80 scholarships and 50 honorable mentions on the basis of merit to sophomore and junior level college students. Scholarships are offered to students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment; or to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy or to Native health care.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Be a sophomore or junior at a two-year or four-year institution of higher education, pursuing a bachelor’s or associates degree.
- Be committed to a career related to the environment, or committed to a career in tribal public policy or Native American health care.
- Have a college grade-point average of at least a “B” or the equivalent.
- Be pursuing full-time study.
- Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident.
Students are nominated by their college or university’s faculty representative, who is the liaison between the institution and the Foundation. Each college or university may nominate up to six candidates for the Udall Scholarship. The Foundation must receive the complete application by March 1st.
The BW faculty representative for the Morris K. Udall Scholarships is:
Dr. Michael Melampy, Department of Biology & Geology, 440-826-2263, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Morris K. Udall Foundation Web site is http://www.udall.gov/
The Marshall Scholarship
Open only to United States citizens who (at the time they take up their Scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA of 3.7. To qualify for awards tenable from October 2009, candidates must have graduated from their undergraduate college or university after April 2006. NB Persons already studying for or holding a British degree or degree-equivalent qualification are not eligible to apply for a Marshall Scholarship.
University fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse. There are up to 40 Scholarships awarded annually.
A Marshall Scholarship is tenable for two academic years (ie 22 months), but may be extended by the Commission, though not beyond the end of a third academic year. Third-year extensions are granted by the Commission on a limited basis, for strong academic reasons, subject to the availability of funds. In addition, thanks to the generous support of the following Universities:
- Up to two third-year extensions may be granted by the University of Edinburgh to those pursuing a doctorate at Edinburgh.
- Up to two third-year extensions may be granted by King's College London to those pursuing a doctorate at KCL.
- Up to two third-year extensions may be granted by the London School of Economics and Political Science to those pursuing a doctorate at LSE.
- Up to two third-year extensions may be granted by the University of Nottingham to those pursuing a doctorate at Nottingham
- Up to five third-year extensions may be granted by the University of Oxford to those pursuing a doctorate at Oxford.
- Up to two third-year extensions may be granted by the University of St Andrews to those pursuing a doctorate at St Andrews
Applications are made in one of eight regions in the United States. Candidates may apply in one region only - either that in which they have their permanent home address or ordinary place of residence/employment, or that in which they are studying. Closing date: (For receipt of applications in appropriate regional centre in US) early-October of year preceding tenure.
The BW representative for the Marshall Scholarship is Dr. Janet Stocks, Academic Dean’s Office, 440-826-3360, email@example.com
The Marshall Scholarship Web site is: http://www.marshallscholarship.org