Major Scholarships & Fellowships

Over the past two decades, Roanoke College students have earned the following honors:

  • 20 Fulbrights
  • 16 Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships
  • 9 US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute awards
  • 9 Freeman Asia scholarships
  • 4 JET (Japanese Exchange Teaching) award
  • 4 Barry S. Goldwater Scholarships
  • 3 Rotary International Scholarship
  • 1 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)
  • 1 Harry S. Truman Scholarship
  • 1 Marshall Scholarship finalist
  • 1 Rhodes Scholar finalist

Top Fulbright Producing Institution

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Roanoke College was 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 students have been awarded at least one Fulbright in each of the past few years with a record six students for 2017-18, three in 2018-19 and another three in 2021-22.


Roanoke College student wins Gilman Scholarship

Jonnel Lewis ’23 is the 16th Roanoke College student to earn one of the prestigious scholarships offered by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

French major earns Gilman Scholarship Award to study in France

Dixie Weaver ‘23 is the 15th Roanoke student to receive the prestigious Gilman Scholarship Award.

Two students receive Gilman scholarships to study abroad

Serayna Green and Molly Scheerer are pursuing studies in Asia and Europe, and continue Roanoke College’s legacy of students earning competitive scholarships.

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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 access by clicking on the links provided for scholarship descriptions.