Student Fellowship Competitions
Contact: Dr. Christine Gustafson, Associate Dean for Faculty.
The office of the Dean of the College is the official campus representative for the following scholarships and fellowships. In some instances, students applying for the fellowship or scholarship must be nominated by the office of the Dean; in other instances, the office of the Dean simply provides guidance to the student in the application process. Students interested in any of these scholarships or fellowships should get more information from the sponsoring institution's web site. Dr. Gustafson can also provide additional information.
This scholarship funds two years of graduate study at Cambridge University in a wide variety of liberal arts disciplines. A highly competitive scholarship: candidate must have an exceptionally strong academic record and good writing skills and be a first generation college student with modest financial resources. Application due in mid November.
James Madison Fellowship Program
This fellowship funds master's degree study focusing on the U.S. Constitution. Recipients must intend to become secondary school teachers of American history, American government, or social studies. Competition is national with a fellowship awarded to at least one resident of each state. Application due in March.
Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship Program
This program awards thirty graduate scholarships per year in a variety of field. A highly competitive scholarship, with a fairly detailed application process. Application due in March. Visit the Jack Ken Cooke Foundation Web site.
Morris K. Udall Scholarships in Environmental Policy
Scholarships for junior and/or senior year of undergraduate education for students studying environmental issues. Also available are scholarships for Native Americans studying health care issues. Applications due in March of sophomore or junior year.
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships
Scholarships for junior and/or senior year of undergraduate education for students committed to careers in mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering. Applications due in February of sophomore or junior year.
Harry S. Truman Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded for graduate studies in preparation for careers in public service. Applicants need to demonstrate strong academic and public service record. Applications due in February of junior year
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest
This is an essay contest, not a scholarship or fellowship. First prize winners receive a $5,000 award, with second, third, and honorable mention winners receiving lesser awards. Open to juniors and seniors, students are challenged to write essays on a wide variety of ethical issues. Submission deadline is early December.