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Health Professions 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!

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

How it Applies to Your Major

Any student planning to earn a graduate degree and pursue a career in health research is eligible for this award.

Application Elements Include

  • 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)


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 has MA programs in Public Health and Primary Health Care, both of which would be excellent choices for health professions students who want to be leaders in their field.

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 Official

September 1 of the senior year

Deadline for Submission

October 1 of the senior year

How it Applies to Your Major

There are many public health and policy programs at UK instititions, though it is important to note that this scholarship cannot be used for the Global Health Science MS program at University of Oxford.

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 Official

September 1 of the senior year

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


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