Business Resource Guide


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!

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 studentsthat 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

How it Applies to Your Major

This scholarship is for students interested in a public policy issue and committed to being a leader in their field in their careers. Students planning a career in government or public institutions would be well-suited to apply for this program.

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)

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 costs for 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

How it Applies to Your Major

Students interested in a career in government or public policy would be well-suited for this program.

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)

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

How it Applies to Your Major

Management and economics students are eligible to apply for this program.

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)

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Award

The fellowships include up to $40,000 for two years of graduate study, room and board, books, fees, and airline ticket.

What Type of Student Qualifies

Students interested in working in Foreign Service who have at least a 3.2 GPA and are interested in pursuing a masters degree would be excellent candidates.

Campus Notice of Intent to Apply

November 1 of senior year

Campus Application Deadline

December 1 of senior year

Official Deadline for Submission

Mid-January of senior year

How it Applies to Your Major

Management and economics students are eligible to apply for this program.

Application Elements

  • Online form
  • certification of US citizenship
  • GRE or GMAT scores
  • official transcripts
  • other documentation of FAFSA or financial aid

Website

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

Number of Maryville Campus Nominees Allowed

Unlimited; No Maryville Nomination 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

How it Applies to Your Major

Business students interestd in switching to a career in education teaching american government or history are elibigle for this award.

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)

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

How it Applies to Your Major

Economics is one of the fields of study you can select.

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)

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

How it Applies to Your Major

Students can earn an MBA or a MFE (Master in Financial Economics) at the University of Oxford. From Rhodes Website FAQ: “The MBA is an eligible degree for RhodesScholars, but the MBA and the Master in Financial Economics (MFE) may be pursued only in the Scholar’s second year of study, following the completion of a different one-year degree the first year. All other management degrees, masters and doctoral, may be funded. Admission to either degree is not assured and will be highly competitive, especially for those applying to the MBA as Rhodes Scholars will be younger and lacking business experience as compared to other applicants. It is recommended that Rhodes Scholars considering application to the MBA pursue a one-year first degree in any field other than management.”

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

How it Applies to Your Major

There are many business graduate progarms offered by universities in the UK. It is important to note, however, that this scholarship cannot fund an MBA at any UK institution.

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)

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

How it Applies to Your Major

This scholarship includes several programs in virtaully every area of study. Visit the Fulbright website to review programs and find programs in your major.

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


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