International Opportunities


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.
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Contact:  Ms. Carmen Boggs-Parker, 206 Administration Bldg, 540-375-2068;   

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 course-work 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 
Contact:  Ms. Carmen Boggs-Parker, 206 Administration Bldg, 540-375-2068;    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 March 
Contact:  Ms. Carmen Boggs-Parker, 206 Administration Bldg, 540-375-2068;   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
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Contact:  Jennifer Rosti, 190 Fintel, 540-375-2386;


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: September 15 (campus deadline); around October 15  (final deadline)
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Contact:  Dr. James Ogier, 206 Lucas Hall, 375-2388;  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:  October 1
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Contact:  Dr. John Selby, 310 Bank Bldg, 375-2425;  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:  October 1
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Contact:  Dr. John Selby, 310 Bank Bldg, 375-2425;  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
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Contact:  Dr. John Selby, 310 Bank Bldg, 375-2425;