Major Scholarships & Fellowships

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

  • 17 Fulbrights
  • 11 Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships
  • 8 US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute awards
  • 3 JET (Japanese Exchange Teaching) award
  • 3 Freeman Asia scholarships
  • 2 Barry S. Goldwater Scholarships
  • 1 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)
  • 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.


Scholar Stories

From Roanoke College magazine: Five alumni share how the prestigious scholarships and fellowships they received during their years at Roanoke changed their lives.

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Two Roanoke students receive Rotary International scholarships

Seniors Emily Spangler and Natalie Whitney each have received a prestigious Rotary scholarship to fund a graduate program anywhere outside the United States and Canada they wish to study.

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Dr. Fleenor and Dr. Rearick awarded Lilly Faculty Fellowships

The two-year program includes four conferences in Indianapolis and Chicago through 2021, as well as the means to establish a Lilly Faculty Fellows Program on campus beginning in Fall 2020.

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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.