International Opportunities

FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDY  

BOREN SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY 
Fields:  Study less commonly taught languages, non-western cultures in disciplines designated as strategically important by federal government: political science, history, business, health, etc.; the study of language, from Albanian to Vietnamese, is a core element.
Required:  Statement of purpose and willingness to interview for jobs with federal government upon completion of study, in a field related to national security 
Eligibility:  U.S. citizens currently attending undergraduate institutions, freshman through seniors
Deadline:  Around February for study in the Fall semester.
Web Site:  https://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Boren-Awards-for-International-Study  

CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Fields:  Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply.  
Required:  Must be a US citizen and have completed at least one year of general college coursework by program start date.  Must be currently enrolled in a U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level.  Must be willing to study one of thirteen critical-need foreign languages overseas during an intensive summer program administered by the US Department of State. 
Deadline:  Mid-November 
Website:  http://www.clscholarship.org/ 

BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP Fields:  All fields 
Required:  Must be an undergraduate student receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university.  Must be applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S. 
Deadline:  Early October 
Website:  http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program 

ROTARY GLOBAL GRANT SCHOLARSHIP Fields:   Most academic disciplines. 
Required: District grants can support any form of studies; global and packaged grants support graduate studies in an area of focus.  For graduate studies, must provide proof of acceptance into a graduate-level program. 
Deadline: Usually in April
Web Site:  http://www.rotary.org/en/grants 

GRADUATE

FULBRIGHT GRANTS 
Fields: Wide variety of fields -- overseas study (more than 140 countries)
Required: Sufficient proficiency in written and spoken language of host country
Eligibility: Must have bachelor's degree earned when beginning overseas study (some preference given to candidates with no prior study abroad); U. S. citizen
Awards: About 958 grants, generally covering tuition and various expenses
Deadline: Early September, campus deadline (early October, national deadline)
Web Site: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html 

MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS 
Fields: Wide variety of fields (study at any British university)
Required:  Must present a specific and realistic two-year specialized academic research program offered at a specific British university
Eligibility:  Have completed the bachelor's degree by time of beginning program; under the age of 26 (preference given to unmarried applicants); have at least a 3.7 grade point average; U. S. citizen
Deadline:  Early October
Web Site:  http://www.marshallscholarship.org   

MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIPS 
Fields: Any discipline (1 year of study at any university in Ireland or Northern Ireland)
Required: Must enroll in degree or certificate program
Eligibility: Have completed the bachelor's degree by time of beginning program; achievement in academic, leadership, and community service areas; under the age of 30; U. S. citizen 
Deadline:  Early October
Web Site:  http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/scholarships.html 

RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS 
Fields: Wide variety of fields (taught at the Oxford Colleges in England)
Required: Literary and scholastic attainments; success in sports, or other demonstration of physical vigor; sympathy for and protection of the weak, unselfishness, fellowship, etc.; moral force of character to lead, to perform public duties, to work for betterment of society
Eligibility: Completion of bachelor's degree by October of year starting Oxford; between 18 and 24 years of age; U. S. citizen
Deadline:  Early October
Web Site: http://www.rhodesscholar.org/ 

Contact:
Dr. Martha Kuchar
Director of Major Scholarships and Fellowships
540-375-2320
kuchar@roanoke.edu