U.S. Opportunities


Fields:  Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Engineering
Required:  Strong commitment to career in one of the above fields; potential for making significant contribution in one's chosen field
Eligibility:  Full-time matriculated sophomore or junior; grade point average of B or higher and in upper fourth of one's class; firm plans to achieve advanced degree (M.D. only for medical research); U. S. citizen or resident alien 
Award:  Up to 300 scholarships, worth up to $7,500 annually
Deadline:  Late January
Web Site:  http://www.act.org/goldwater/   

Fields:  All majors and fields of study 
Required:  Outstanding potential and intent to pursue career in environmental public policy, or (if Native American or Alaska Native) pursue career in health care or tribal public policy 
Eligibility:  Matriculated sophomore or junior; GPA of at least 3.0, and in upper fourth of one's class; U. S. citizen, U. S. national, or permanent resident alien (should have involvement with campus and/or community environmental issues or programs) 
Awards:  Approximately 50 awards worth up to $5000 -- one-year scholarship 
Deadline:  Late February/early March 
Web Site:  http://www.udall.gov 


Required:  To be eligible for the Lilly Graduate Fellowship, nominees must intend to enter a Ph.D., M.F.A., D.M.A., Th.D., or equivalent program the school of their choice that will lead to a teaching career in humanities or the arts within the academy.  Nominees must want to engage modes of Christian practice and inquiry in the context of the academy and their academic disciplines and demonstrate an interest in teaching at a church-related school. 
Eligibility:  Recent (within the past 5 years) graduate or senior graduating in current academic year, and accepted into graduate program by June 1
Awards:  10 fellowships 
Deadline:  Campus representative submits nomination by mid-November
Web Site:  http://www.lillyfellows.org/GraduateFellowsProgram.aspx 

Fields: Secondary school teaching of American History, American Government, or Social Studies 
Required: Pursuit of relevant master's degree (in history or political science, or in education--with relevant concentration, or Master of Arts in Teaching); must take 12 or more hours of work about U. S. Constitution; must subsequently teach one year for each year of the scholarship 
Eligibility: Bachelor's degree by August 31 of year the master's program starts, or be teaching grades 7-12 in the fields above; U. S. citizen or national 
Awards: 53+ fellowships, worth up to $24,000 for up to two years of study 
Deadline: Usually around March 1 
Web Site: http://www.jamesmadison.com 

Fields: Mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including history or philosophy of science; research-based doctoral programs in science education; computer and information science 
Required: Plan graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees 
Eligibility: College senior (or first-year graduate student); ability-based awards; U. S. citizen or national, or permanent resident alien 
Awards: About 1000 three-year fellowships, worth $30,000 stipend plus $10,500 education allowance each year 
Deadline: Mid-October 
Web Site: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201   

SOROS FELLOWSHIPS Fields: Any academic discipline or professional field, including fine and performing arts 
Required: Evidence of creativity, accomplishment, and commitment to values in the U.S. Constitution; graduate school at accredited U.S. university 
Eligibility: College senior (or in grad school 1-2 years); age less than 30; status as a "New American" (holder of Green Card, or naturalized citizen, or child of 2 naturalized citizen parents) 
Awards: 30 fellowships, worth half-tuition plus $20,000 maintenance annually 
Deadline: Early November
Web Site: http://www.pdsoros.org/   

Fields:  Economics, education, government, history, international relations, law, political science, public administration, public policy, public health, agriculture, biology, engineering, environmental management, mathematics, physical and social sciences, technology policy, etc. -- public service career 
Required:  Attend graduate school to prepare for career in government or public  service (including nonprofit and advocacy organizations); show leadership potential, intellectual strength, and ability to make a difference (e.g., community service record, proposed program of study); must work in public service for three years after education 
Eligibility: Junior-level student, committed  to career in  public service; in upper quarter of one's class; excellent record of community service; U. S. citizen or U. S. national  
Awards:  60-65 awards (up to $30,000 for two years of graduate school) 
Deadline:  First Tuesday of February
Web Site: http://www.truman.gov         

Dr. Martha Kuchar
Director of Major Scholarships and Fellowships