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Awards


Set yourself apart as one of the country’s most promising young minds through the Maryville University Distinguished Fellowships Program. This program is designed to help our most talented students compete for distinguished fellowships, such as the Truman, Goldwater, Udall, and Rhodes Scholarships. Distinguished Fellowship nominees from Maryville are talented, independent, and diverse. Winning one of these awards takes you to graduate study at world-renowned academic institutions or to travel in a foreign country where you will have the opportunity to enhance not only your intellectual ability but also to achieve personal growth.

Colleges and universities are invited to nominate students for many of these highly competitive, meritbased awards for graduate study at campuses around the world. The caliber of Maryville students in the past and the quality of the undergraduate education you receive here is recognized throughout the Midwest and the nation. This program has been developed to identify Maryville students that are strong candidates and assist them in competing for these national awards. Students receive help from faculty members during the application process, so you will be well prepared to compete. Contact Dr. Dohrman to indicate your plans to apply for one of these programs!

Undergraduate Fellowships


Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Award

Awardees get $7,500 per year to cover eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, room & board. Applicants receive funding for up to 2 years (current sophomores) or 1 year (current juniors). Students with promise to pursue careers in science, math, and engineering research are awarded funds to complete their junior and/or senior years of undergraduate studies.

What Type of Student Qualifies

A junior or senior student who has plans to pursue a career in math, natural sciences, or engineering. Students who are pre-med are not eligible unless they plan a research career. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or Permanent Residents, science/math majors, and sophomores & juniors.

Campus Notice of Intent to Apply

October 1 of the sophomore or junior year

Campus Application Deadline

November 15 of the sophomore or junior year

Official Deadline for Submission

late January of the sophomore or junior year

Application Elements

  • 2-page typed essay
  • college transcripts
  • copy of identification card
  • Maryville nomination signature page
  • application form
  • Maryville nomination form
  • three recommendation letters/forms

Website

http://www.act.org/goldwater/

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

4; Maryville Nomination Required

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. Min Deng (mdeng@maryville.edu)

Morris K. Udall Scholarships

Award

Scholarships of up to $5,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses awarded to students who have shown interest in the environment, tribal public policy, or Native health care. Additionally, this award funds a four-day summer orientation program.

What Type of Student Qualifies

A sophomore or junior who is planning a career related to the environment or a Native American who is interested in tribal public policy or Native health care.
Applicants must be U.S. citizen, U.S. nationals, or U.S. Permanent Residents, full-time sophomores or juniors (repeat applications OK), and GPA of B or better. All majors are eligible.

Campus Notice of Intent to Apply

December 1 of the sophomore or junior year

Campus Application Deadline

January 15 of sophomore or junior year

Official Deadline for Submission

March 1 of the sophomore or junior year

Application Elements

  • Maryville nomination form
  • application form
  • 800-word essay
  • college transcript
  • three letters of recommendation

Website

http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/MKUScholarship.aspx

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

6; Maryville Nomination Required

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. Linda Pitelka (pitelka@maryville.edu)

Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Award

Scholarships of up to $50,000 for tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees for the senior year of undergraduate program and the first year of a graduate program or the first two years of graduate work.

What Type of Student Qualifies

Applicants must be US citizens enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the US. Applicants must have a 3.2 GPA and they must commit to pursuing a graduate degree in international studies at one of the graduate schools participating in the program. Fellows must also participate in one domestic and one overseas summer internship and they are obligated to a minimum of three years of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer.

Campus Notice of Intent to Apply

November 1 of junior/senior year

Campus Application Deadline

December 1 of junior /senior year

Official Deadline for Submission

Early February of junior or senior year

Application Elements

  • Certification of US citizenship
  • SAT/ACT or GRE scores
  • two letters of recommendation
  • official transcripts
  • 2-page resume

Website

http://www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/foreign_affairs/index.php

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

Unlimited; No Maryville Nomination Required

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. Rebecca Dohrman (rldohrman@maryville.edu)

Graduate Fellowships


Rhodes Scholarship

Award

This award covers tuition and fees at the University of Oxford for 2-3 years of graduate study, plus a stipend for living expenses. Awardees pursue graduate study (masters and doctoral degrees) at the University of Oxford in any discipline. Scholars may not apply for the MBA in the first year, but after completing a different (one-year) master’s degree, they are allowed to pursue a one-year MBA degree. This award also covers the costs of travel to and from Oxford. Students apply through one of the 50 states (either home state or where they attend college).

What Type of Student Qualifies

The best 1% of students overall. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18-24 years old, and seniors or recent graduates at the time of Maryville University nomination. All majors are eligible. Applicants must show demonstrated success in athletics (broadly defined).

Campus Notice of Intent to Apply

December 1 of the junior or senior year

Campus Application Deadline

Last week of the spring term of the junior or senior year

Official Deadline for Submission

early October of the senior year or the first year following graduation

Application Elements

  • University endorsement form
  • 5-8 letters of recommendation (at least 4 academic)
  • 1000-word personal essay
  • resume
  • transcript
  • passport photograph
  • proof of citizenship

Website

http://www.rhodesscholar.org/

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

Technically unlimited, but practically, two likely Maryville endorsements each year

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. Tom Spudich (tspudich@maryville.edu)

Marshall Scholarship

Award

The Marshall Scholarship is an award funded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office for one or two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom to distinguished young Americans who will become leaders, opinion formers and decision makers in their own country. This award covers travel, tuition, books, and other expenses for graduate study at a university in the UK.

What Type of Student Qualifies

A senior with at least a 3.7 GPA who is interested in graduate study in the UK and who plans a career as a leader and contributor to improving UK-US understanding. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. All majors are eligible.

Campus Notice of Intent to Apply

November 1 of the junior year

Campus Application Deadline

September 1 of the senior year

Official Deadline for Submission

October 1 of the senior year

Application Elements

  • Application form
  • four letters of recommendation
  • transcripts
  • narrative resume
  • first and second choice of preferred graduate programs in the UK
  • three essays (a personal statement, description of graduate program of interest, and question related to your interest in the UK)
  • Maryville endorsement form

Website

http://www.marshallscholarship.org/

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

Unlimited, but Maryville Endorsement is Required

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. John Lewington (jlewington@maryville.edu)

Mitchell Scholars Program

Award

The Mitchell Scholars Program supports one year of graduate school in any discipline offered by a university in Ireland or Northern Ireland. The Mitchell Scholars Program provides tuition, housing, a cash stipend for living expenses, and an international travel stipend.

What Type of Student Qualifies

Applicants must be US citizens between the age of 18 and 30 in the year of application. Applicants must have earned their college degree by the time the Mitchell scholarship begins.

Campus Notice of Intent to Apply

August 1 of junior year

Campus Application Deadline

September 1 of junior year

Official Deadline for Submission

October 1 of junior year

Application Elements

  • Passport photo
  • transcripts
  • personal statement
  • photo of signature
  • online application
  • proof of citizenship

Website

Applying to the Mitchell Scholars Program

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

Unlimited, but Maryville Nomination is Required

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. Rebecca Dohrman (rldohrman@maryville.edu)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Award

This award offers students three years of support usable over a five-year period for graduation students in STEM graduate programs that are focused on research. For each year of support, NSF provides a stipend of $30,000 to the fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the degreegranting institution.

What Type of Student Qualifies

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or national, or permanent resident. Applicants must be graduating seniors; have completed a B.S./B.A. degree in a STEM field; and be pursuing a research-based master’s or doctoral degree at an accredited US institution in the science, technology, engineering, or mathematics fields.

Campus Notice of Intent to Apply

September 1 of senior year

Campus Application Deadline

October 1 of senior year

Official Deadline for Submission

Mid-November of senior year

Application Elements

  • Application form
  • personal statement
  • previous research experience essay
  • proposed plan of research
  • three reference letters
  • academic transcripts

Website

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

Unlimited; No Maryville Nomination Required

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. Rebecca Dohrman (rldohrman@maryville.edu)

CORO Fellows Program in Public Affairs

Award

This award is a full-time, nine-month, graduate level experiential learning experience that places student in several field placements over the course of nine months so that fellows can learn about how various institutions in a city work together. Many students leave CORO and go into MA programs in public policy, politics, and nonprofit work. If chosen for this prestigious award, you are required to pay the fee for the city’s program (between $3,500-$5,000 for the year) and you are not given any stipends for living expenses, so the awardees must be able to sustain their own living costsfor nine months.

What Type of Student Qualifies

A senior who is interested in public policy, urban planning, or nonprofit administration. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and seniors (at the time of application).

Campus Notice of Intent to Apply

October 1 of the senior year

Campus Application Deadline

November 15 of the senior year

Official Deadline for Submission

Mid-January of the senior year

Application Elements

  • Application form
  • resume
  • three required essays
  • three letters of recommendation
  • academic transcripts
  • $75 application fee
  • Declaration on Applying Form

Website

http://www.coro.org/site/c.geJNIUOzErH/b.4667963/

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

Unlimited, No Maryville Nomination Required

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. Rebecca Dohrman (rldohrman@maryville.edu)

Davies-Jackson Scholarship

Award

This award funds students to complete a two-year liberal arts B.A. degree at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge in England. This award covers all fees, room, and board during two academic years of study at St. John’s College, Cambridge University and summer living expenses. Travel to and from England is also covered.

What Type of Student Qualifies

A senior student who is a first generation college student and who is interested in the liberal arts. Applicants must be U.S. citizen, seniors (at the time of application), and first generation college student. All majors are eligible, but students must be interested in one of the following subjects: Archaeology and Anthropology, Classics, Economics, English, Geography, History, History of Art, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music, Philosophy, or Social and Political Sciences.

Campus Notice of Intent to Apply

September 1 of the junior year

Campus Application Deadline

October 1 of the senior year

Official Deadline for Submission

November 1 of the senior year

Application Elements

  • Application form
  • three 1,500 word essays
  • transcripts
  • two recommendation letters with form

Website

http://www.cic.edu/Programs-and-Services/Programs/Pages/Davies-Jackson-Scholarship.aspx

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

Unlimited, No Maryville Nomination Required

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. Rebecca Dohrman (rldohrman@maryville.edu)

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Award

These awards provide a scholarship of $30,000 cumulative for two years of graduate school in a public service-related degree in preparation for careers in government, non-profit organizations, or public service. This award is for students that have already established a strong record of service and who possess leadership skills. Many fields of study are possible. Recipients must work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of the graduate degree. Additional experiences are available such as a summer institute in Washington, DC.

What Type of Student Qualifies

A junior who is interested in a career in government, non-profit organizations, or public service who has a strong track record of service and leadership. Ideally, a student with a passion for at least one policy issue related to a domestic or international issue in US politics. All applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. All majors are eligible to apply.

Campus Notice of Intent to Apply

October 15 of the junior year

Campus Application Deadline

December 15 of the junior year

Official Deadline for Submission

Early February of the junior year

Application Elements

  • Policy proposal
  • personal statement
  • extensive application form including resume information and short essays
  • three recommendation letters/forms
  • Maryville endorsement form

Website

http://www.truman.gov/

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

4, Maryville Endorsement is Required

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. Rebecca Dohrman (rldohrman@maryville.edu)

James Madison Scholarship

Award

This is a program that covers up to $12,000 for up to two years of graduate study in history, education, or political science and can be used for tuition, room and board, books, and fees.

What Type of Student Qualifies

Students planning to pursue a career as a teacher of American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12 are eligible for this award. Candidates must also be US citizens and must plan to pursue a graduate degree in education, history, or government.

Campus Notice of Intent to Apply

January 1 of senior year

Campus Application Deadline

February 1 of senior year

Official Deadline for Submission

March 1 of senior year

Application Elements

  • Online application
  • transcripts
  • recommendation forms

Website

http://www.jamesmadison.gov/

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

Unlimited, No Maryville Nomination Required

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. Rebecca Dohrman (rldohrman@maryville.edu)

Fulbright US Student Scholarship for Research/Travel

Award

Fulbright grants fund year-long research or travel projects in international locations. The award covers travel costs, language or orientation expenses, some medical insurance, and living expenses.

What Type of Student Qualifies

A senior who has studied or traveled extensively aboard and who has an interest in doing a research project abroad. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must hold a B.S./B.A. degree by the time of the award. All majors are eligible.

Campus Notice of Intent to Apply

April 1 of the junior year

Campus Application Deadline

September 1 of the senior year

Official Deadline for Submission

Mid-October of the senior year

Application Elements

  • Statement of grant purpose
  • personal statement
  • three reference letters
  • transcripts
  • foreign language evaluations (for some countries)

Website

http://us.fulbrightonline.org/thinking_teaching.html

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

Unlimited, No Maryville Nomination Required

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. Germaine Murray (gmurray@maryville.edu), Dr. Tammy Gocial, Dr. Larry Grieshaber

Fulbright mtvU Award

Award

These Fulbright grants offer recent graduates a chance to study some aspect of contemporary music as a form of cultural expression. This grant funds travel costs, language or orientation expenses, some medical insurance, and living expenses.

What Type of Student Qualifies

A senior devoted to the study of contemporary international music as a form of cultural expression.

Campus Notice of Intent to Apply

January 1 of senior year

Campus Application Deadline

February 1 of senior year

Official Deadline for Submission

March 1 of senior year

Application Elements

  • Biographical Data Statement of Grant Purpose
  • Affiliation Letter
  • Personal Statement
  • Foreign Language Forms
  • References
  • Transcripts
  • Outreach Plan and Supplemental Materials

(More info here: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/application-components/fulbrightmtvu)

Website

http://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-mtvu-awards

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

Unlimited, No Maryville Nomination Required

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. Germaine Murray (gmurray@maryville.edu), Dr. Tammy Gocial, Dr. Larry Grieshaber

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Program

Award

Fulbright grants fund year-long English teaching assistantships for recent college graduates to countries around the world. The award covers travel, language or orientation expenses, medical insurance, and living expenses.

What Type of Student Qualifies

A senior who has studied or traveled extensively aboard and who has an interest in teaching English abroad. No education coursework required. Applicants must be U.S. citizen and must hold a B.S./B.A. degree by the time of the award. All majors are eligible.

Campus Notice of Intent to Apply

April 1 of the junior year

Campus Application Deadline

September 1 of the senior year

Official Deadline for Submission

Mid-October of the senior year

Application Elements

  • Statement of grant purpose
  • personal statement
  • three references to fill out forms
  • foreign language evaluations (to countries where required)
  • transcripts

Website

http://us.fulbrightonline.org/thinking_teaching.html

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

Unlimited, No Maryville Nomination Required

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. Germaine Murray (gmurray@maryville.edu), Dr. Tammy Gocial, Dr. Larry Grieshaber

Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarships


Critical Language Scholarship

Award

This award cover a 7-10 week language study abroad program to a country where one of 13 languages critical to US interests is spoken, including languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Japanese. The award covers travel from home city to program location, mandatory Washington DC pre-departure orientation, visa fees, room, board, group-based intensive language instruction, program-sponsored travel within country, all entrance fees for select cultural enhancement activities. US Passport fees are not covered by this program.

What Type of Student Qualifies

Applicants must be US citizens, undergraduate students, and at least 18 years old. Each language program has different requirements, but most require at least one year of foreign language study before applying for this program.

Campus Notice of Intent to Apply

September 1

Campus Application Deadline

October 1

Official Deadline for Submission

Mid-November

Application Elements

  • College transcripts (one from language evaluator)
  • four essays
  • two letters of recommendation
  • college transcripts

Website

http://www.clscholarship.org/

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

Unlimited, No Maryville Nomination Required

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. Rebecca Dohrman (rldohrman@maryville.edu)

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Award

Scholarships of up to $4,000 to defray the cost of study abroad. The program encourages students to study in destinations outside of Western Europe and Australia.

What Type of Student Qualifies

The program tries to support students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, such as students with high financial need, science and engineering students, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. Applicants must be US citizens, receiving a Federal Pell Grant, and must be studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country.

Campus Notice of Intent to Apply

Rolling

Campus Application Deadline

September 1 (Spring program) and February 1 (Summer and Fall program)

Official Deadline for Submission

October 1 (Spring program)

Application Elements

  • Online application
  • transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Follow-On Service Essays

Website

http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

Unlimited; No Maryville Nomination Required

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. Rebecca Dohrman (rldohrman@maryville.edu)

Boren Scholarship

Award

These scholarships give the recipient up to $20,000 for a full year abroad or $10,000 for a semester abroad to defray the cost of study abroad. The program encourages students to study in destinations critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Study abroad programs to the countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. There is also a STEM student only summer award for $8,000.

What Type of Student Qualifies

Applicants must be US citizens enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the US. Applicants must agree to work for at least one year in the Federal Government in a position with national security responsibilities.

Campus Notice of Intent to Apply

Rolling

Campus Application Deadline

Early January

Official Deadline for Submission

Mid-February

Application Elements

  • Online application
  • two statements of purpose
  • budget
  • study abroad program description
  • two or three letters of recommendation
  • official college transcripts
  • optional language proficiency form

Website

http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

Unlimited; No Maryville Nomination Required

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. Rebecca Dohrman (rldohrman@maryville.edu)

Freeman-Asia Award

Award

Scholarships of up to $7,000 for undergraduate students to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia (Eligible countries include Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam). The program works to help more US students become knowledgeable about Asia. The award can be applied to the cost of airfare, tuition, room and board, local transportation, and books. The award is up to $3,000 for a summer program, $5,000 for a semester program, and $7,000 for a full academic year program.

What Type of Student Qualifies

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents who have received need-based financial aid and must be studying abroad for at least eight weeks in the same country to qualify. The award is often given to students who are also doing language study while abroad and who plan to incorporate Asian Studies into future academic or professional plans.

Campus Notice of Intent to Apply

Rolling based on when study abroad program will take place

Campus Application Deadline

Rolling based on when study abroad program will take place

Official Deadline for Submission

Rolling based on when study abroad program will take place

Application Elements

  • Online application
  • financial data
  • personal statement
  • summary of any previous travel to East or Southeast Asia
  • description of your background in Asian languages or Asian studies
  • service proposal for how you will share your study abroad experience with others

Website

http://www.iie.org/programs/freeman-asia

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

Unlimited, but Maryville Nomination is Required

Maryville Faculty Representative

Dr. Rebecca Dohrman (rldohrman@maryville.edu)


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