Academic Affairs

Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities for Seniors

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship
One year of independent study and travel abroad enabling students to explore a particular interest, test their aspirations and abilities, view their lives and American society in greater perspective, and develop a more informed sense of international concern. Hendrix is one of only 40 liberal arts colleges in the United States eligible to nominate candidates for the Watson Fellowship. Requires an institutional endorsement.

Hendrix deadline: late September; strong candidates usually begin drafting application essays the previous spring.

Contact: Prof. Britt Anne Murphy
Websites: Watson website; Hendrix Watson website

Rhodes Scholarship
The Rhodes Scholarship funds 2-3 years of post-graduate study at Oxford University in England. It is awarded to outstanding students from around the world, including 32 from the United States. The criteria are high academic achievement, integrity of character, a spirit of unselfishness, respect for others, potential for leadership, and physical vigor. Requires an institutional endorsement.
Hendrix deadline: late August/early September for written materials; personal interview with Dr. Swann required spring of junior year. 
Contact: Prof. Marjorie Swann
Website: www.rhodesscholar.org

British Marshall Scholarship
Two years of study at any British university leading to a British university degree. Applicants should have a GPA (not including freshman year) of 3.7 or higher. Requires an institutional endorsement.
Hendrix deadline: late August/early September for written materials; personal interview with Dr. Swann required before fall of application. 
Contact: Prof. Marjorie Swann
Website: www.marshallscholarship.org

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Established in 2001, Gates Scholarships are for seniors of outstanding ability in any field of study for one to four years of graduate study at Cambridge University. Between 60 and 80 scholarships are awarded each year. It is the student’s responsibility to apply separately to an individual Graduate Study Program at Cambridge.
Hendrix deadline: early September for written materials; personal interview with Dr. Swann required spring before fall of application.
Contact: Prof. Marjorie Swann
Website: www.gatesscholar.org   

George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Mitchell Scholarships are for one year of graduate study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and North Ireland; it also covers other expenses and travel between the US and Ireland. It is open to all fields of study. Prospective scholars must have demonstrated a record of intellectual distinction, leadership, and extracurricular activity, as well as personal characteristics of honesty, integrity, fairness, and unselfish service to others indicative of a potential for future leadership. Between 60 and 80 scholarships are awarded each year.
Hendrix deadline: early September September for written materials; personal interview with Dr. Swann required spring  before fall of application.
Contact: Prof. Marjorie Swann
Website: https://www.us-irelandalliance.org/mitchellscholarship


Commonwealth Scholarship

The Commonwealth Scholarships are for students from British Commonwealth countries pursuing graduate work in the United Kingdom.
Hendrix deadline: late August/early September for written materials; personal interview with Dr. Swann required spring before fall of application.

Contact: Prof. Marjorie Swann
Website: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/

Davies-Jackson Scholarship

Two-year $50,000 scholarship at St. John's College at the University of Cambridge (UK) for graduating seniors with exceptional academic records who are among the first in their families to graduate from college. Applications are accepted for study in the following subjects: Archaeology and Anthropology; Classics; Economics; English; Geography; History; Art History; Modern & Medieval Languages; Music; Philosophy; and Social & Political Sciences.
Hendrix deadline: early November
Contact: Dr. Peg Falls-Corbitt
Website: www.cic.edu 

Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarships
There are three different opportunities available to graduating seniors and Hendrix alumni who have not enrolled in a graduate program at another institution. Awards are made to over 100 countries throughout the world. Each award is for 9 months to one year, and cover round-trip travel to the host country; funds to cover room and board and incidental expenses based on the local costs of living; and accident/health care costs. Other costs may be covered depending on location and type of award. Applications submitted in the Fall are for awards that begin the following year (late Summer/early Fall).

  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship
    Fulbright ETAs spend a year abroad assisting local English teachers and serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. The level of classroom instruction varies by country and school. ETAs are expected to immerse themselves in the community beyond the classroom and build strong relationships for mutual understanding and cultural exchange.
  • Fulbright Study/Research Scholarships
    These opportunities are available to students wishing to pursue either (a) independent research or (b) one year of graduate study overseas (research grant applications may include a non-degree study component, depending on the county). Research awards require applicants to demonstrate they have secured an institutional endorsement and affiliation by the time of application. Graduate Study awards require full-time enrollment in the degree program as their primary purpose. Graduate study applicants must ensure they are eligible for admission to the program for which they seek the scholarship.

Hendrix deadline: early September. However, students should make a commitment by the end of the previous Spring semester to apply as there will be an internal proposal development exercise that must be completed during the summer.
Contact: Prof. Daniel Whelan
Website: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, one of the world's leading think tanks specializing in international affairs, conducts programs of research, discussion, publication and education in international relations and U.S. foreign policy. The Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Students will be hired to work at the Carnegie Endowment on a full-time basis for a period of one year.
Hendrix deadline: mid-January 
Contact: Prof. Daniel Whelan
Website: www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrFellows

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who have an interest in pursuing a career in the Foreign Service of the U. S. Department of State. Graduating seniors and recent graduates with strong academic records are encouraged to apply and those selected will enter into one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available. This program encourages the involvement of members of minority groups and those with financial need. The Rangel award contributes towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master's degree. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or a related subject (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center.
Hendrix deadline: mid-January
Contact: Prof. Daniel Whelan
Website: www.howard.edu/rjb/rangelprogram.htm

Madison Fellowship
This fellowship provides support towards a master's degree with a concentration on the history and principles of the United States Constitution.  This award is intended to recognize promising and distinguished secondary school teachers.  This fellowship requires that the recipients will teach American history or social studies in a secondary school for at least one year for each year of support. There is one recipient of the award in every state.
Hendrix deadline: February
Contact: Dr. Anne Goldberg
Website: www.jamesmadison.com

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provides opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Fellowship provides half tuition and $25,000 maintenance for two years. Candidates must be either holders of green cards, naturalized citizens, or children of naturalized citizen parents.
Hendrix Deadline: early-November
Contact: Dr. Anne Goldberg
Website: www.pdsoros.org   

The Boren Fellowships
Funded by the National Education Security Program, Boren Fellowships enable outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue specialization in area and language study or to add important international dimensions to their education. The $30,000 Fellowships fund students pursuing study of regions other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.  
Hendrix Deadline: late January
Contact: Dr. Peter Gess
Website: www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship 

Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University
The Knight-Hennessy Scholarship provides promising students with a fully-funded graduate education in any subject at Standford University.  This scholarship looks for students who exhibit "independence of thought, mindful leadership, and a civic mindset."  Students must apply and be admitted to Standford in a graduate program as well as apply separately for the scholarship.
Hendrix Deadline:  October; storng candidates usually begin drafting application essays the previous spring.
Contact: Dr. Peg Falls-Corbitt
Website: https://knight-hennessy.stanford.edu/

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) supports students who demonstrate potential to be outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science (natural and social sciences), technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. Fellows receive three years of stipend support at $34,000/yr. along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance each year for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.  
Hendrix Deadline: none; NSF Deadline: late October
Contact: Dr. George Harper
Website: https://www.nsfgrfp.org

Schwarzman Scholarship
The Schwarzman Scholarship funds graduate work towards an M.A. degree at Tsinghua University in China for students aspiring to be leaders in bridging that nation to the rest of the world. The only language requirement is proficiency in English.
Hendrix deadline: September
Contact: Dr. Peg Falls-Corbitt
Website: https://www.schwarzmanscholars.org/

Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program
Students selected into the JET program are Native English speakers who assist in English language teaching and serve as cultural ambassadors in school systems throughout Japan.
Hendrix Deadline: see Hendrix contact
Contact: Ms. Gwen Stockwell
Website: https://jetprogramusa.org/

English Program in Korea
EPIK  supports Native English speakers  who share their cultural background and language with Korean teachers and students in the Korean publish school system.
Hendrix Deadline: See Hendrix contact
Contact: Ms Gwen Stockwell
Website: https://www.teachaway.com/teach-english-korea/epik-english-program-korea-public-school-jobs-korea

Echoing Green Fellowship Program
The Echoing Green Fellowship Program was created to provide social entrepreneurs who have original and compelling ideas for driving social change with the tools and resources to start new autonomous public service projects or organizations. Programs supported can be domestic or international in all public service areas including but not limited to the environment, arts, education, health, youth service and development, civil and human rights and community and economic development. Approximately twenty people are awarded Echoing Green Fellowships which include a two-year $60,000 stipend, health-care benefits, on-line connectivity, access to the Echoing Green network of social entrepreneurs, training and technical assistance.
Approximate deadline: mid-January
Contact: Prof. Anne Goldberg
Web site: www.echoinggreen.org

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award is a stipend of $15,000 for a graduating senior to devote one year to implementing a public service project of his or her own design anywhere in the world.
Deadline: January
Contact: Dr. Jay Barth
Website: https://www.samuelhuntingtonaward.org


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