Major Scholarships & Fellowships

In the past six years, Roanoke College students have earned the following honors:

  • 15 Fulbrights
  • 10 Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships
  • 7 US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute awards
  • 2 Barry S. Goldwater Scholarships
  • 1 Critical Language Scholarship
  • 1 JET (Japanese Exchange Teaching) award
  • 1 Rotary International Scholarship
  • 1 Harry S. Truman Scholarship
  • 1 Marshall Scholarship finalist
  • 1 Rhodes Scholar finalist

35 winners in 5 years of national and international scholarships!

Top Fulbright Producing Institution

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Roanoke College is one of the nation's top producers of Fulbright U.S. students for 2017-18 and is the only school on the list for bachelor's degree institutions in Virginia. Roanoke has had at least one Fulbright student in each of the past five years, with a record six students for 2017-18 and another six finalists were recently announced for 2018-19.

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Six students are Fulbright semi-finalists

This year six seniors are semi-finalists for the prestigious and highly competitive Fulbright student scholarships that facilitate study, research, and English teaching assistantships (ETA) around the globe.

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Pearson receives Gilman award to study in Australia

Vanessa Pearson ’21, the 11th Roanoke College student selected as a Gilman Scholar, will spend the Spring 2019 semester in Australia at James Cook University taking psychology, education and Australian history classes.

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Kuchar serves on national committee for Fulbright

Dr. Martha Kuchar recently served on a Fulbright national committee to screen student applications for Fulbright’s ETA program.

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Roanoke's Fulbright Successes

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See how Erin Keating won a Fulbright Scholarship to study Shakespeare in the UK, making her one of only a handful of students in the country to be selected for the program.

Prestigious national and international scholarships and fellowships provide opportunities to expand your horizons, to broaden your knowledge, and to increase your value as a future employee or advanced- degree candidate. 

In general, successful candidates for these awards have a record of outstanding academic achievement, substantive leadership, and, for some awards, community involvement.  The awards seek students who will be future leaders in their fields, agents of change who will contribute as graduate students and professionals. Each scholarship/fellowship has faculty contact information, which you can obtain by clicking on the links provided for scholarship descriptions.