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.


Anna Ford: Students Immersed in South Korea to Understand North Korean Refugees

"In the three weeks we had in Seoul, South Korea, we learned more about North Koreans, Korean society, media representations, inter-culture marriage, and education of refugees than we initially hoped."

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Olivia Streett ’19 Awarded Competitive Scholarship to Study in Germany

Olivia Streett '19 received the very competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. She will be using it to study in Leipzig, Germany.

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Johnston offered Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Brazil

Adam Johnston is the third student to be awarded a Fulbright this year and he was granted the English Teaching Assistantship in Brazil.

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Roanoke's Fulbright Successes

Watch Video erin keating with a script while sitting on a stage

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.