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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!

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

How it Applies to Your Major

Students who are interested in teaching would benefit from a year abroad and will likely be excellent candidates for this award because of their formal training as teachers.

Application Elements Include

  • 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

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

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. Education is mentioned as one of the public service careers that candidates can plan to work following the Truman period.

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

How it Applies to Your Major

Students planning to teach government, history, or social studies to grades 7-12 are eligible to apply 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)

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

The University of Oxford offers MA programs in Education focused specifically on child development, higher education, learning and technology, and education research, all of which would be suitable programs for an education student.

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

Here is an example of how a previous Marshall recipient used their Marshall in the area of education: “My three years on the Marshall Scholarship were spent at the University of Cambridge where I completed a PhD in education policy. The friendships I made with my fellow Marshall Scholars are some of the strongest of my life and a few of them are even in my wedding party this year! However, in many respects I was fortunate to attend a college with virtually no other American students as I now have an incredibly diverse group of friends. This also afforded me significant opportunities to interact with impressively smart people with a multitude of perspectives.”

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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