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Humanities 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!

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 programs in English Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, Theology, and several other programs. Click here for a full list of Humanities programs at Oxford.

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)


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

English majors may be very interested in this scholarship as a way to share their love of the English language with others.

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, Dr. Tammy Gocial, Dr. Larry Grieshaber (gmurray@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 planning a career in public policy would be very well-suited for this award.

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 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

Students who have earned a major in foreign languages are eligble for this award.

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)


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

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.

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)


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 interestd in switching to a career in education with the goal of 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)


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, Dr. Tammy Gocial, Dr. Larry Grieshaber (gmurray@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 numerous humanities programs at UK isntitutions and this scholarship can be used for a variety of them.

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)


Michell 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

How it Applies to Your Major

Students interested in Irish Studies would be excellent candidates for this program.

Application Elements

  • Passport photo
  • Transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Photo of signature
  • Online application
  • Proof of citizenship

Website

http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/content/3/en/George%20Mitchell%20Scholarship%20Program%20%7c%20US-Ireland%20Alliance.html

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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