Major Scholarships & Fellowships

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

  • 19 Fulbrights
  • 13 Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships
  • 9 US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute awards
  • 9 Freeman Asia scholarships
  • 3 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 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.


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.

Tillery earns Fulbright award to teach in Taiwan

The history major has spent the past year in Taiwan and is looking forward to extending her stay.

Junior receives scholarship to pursue elementary education

Her experience working with students with developmental disabilities is particularly impressive.

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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.