Links to Scholarships

Do you want more information on a particular scholarship? You’re in the right place! Visit the links below for more information on a few of the many national scholarships that are out there, and then contact our office for help if you decide to apply. Keep in mind that this isn’t all there is, so make sure to make an appointment with us to explore all of your opportunities. Specific application dates change from year to year, so check with our office or the scholarship’s website for the deadline.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (Deadline: January)

Key Facts:

  • Available to sophomores and juniors who have at least a 3.0 GPA, but most winners average ~3.9
  • Must be majoring in natural science, mathematics, or engineering
  • Committed to a research career in the above fields
  • Funds eligible expenses (such as tuition) up to $7,500 for up to two years

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (Deadline: ranges depending on grant start date, contact our office for more details)

  • Available to undergraduates from any major who are receiving the Pell Grant at the time of application
  • Pays up to $5,000 towards study abroad
  • Extra benefit of ~$3,000 for students studying a “critical need” language (as defined on their website)
  • Offers spring, summer, and fall semester options

Boren Scholarship and Fellowship (Deadline: January)

Key Facts:

  • Available to undergraduates and graduate students
  • Funds study abroad in countries other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand
  • Study abroad lengths vary from summer, a semester, or a full year
  • Must be pursuing a major that is related to U.S. national security and have plans to work in the federal government

Critical Language Scholarship (Deadline: November)

Key Facts:

  • Available to undergraduates and graduate students
  • Offers the opportunity to intensively study one of 13 critical languages (as defined on their website) in a foreign country
  • Involves intensive language study and cultural immersion
  • Travel period runs from June-August

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics (Deadline: December)

Key Facts:

  • Available to juniors and seniors from any major
  • Asks students to respond to an prompt about an ethical issue
  • Awards first, second, third, and honorable mention prizes
  • Essay length is approximately 3,000-4,000 words

Fulbright Scholarship (Deadline: October)

Key Facts:

  • Apply early in your senior year or during graduate school
  • Complete research or study abroad OR
  • Complete a English Teaching Assistant grant abroad
  • Extra award for studying a critical language (defined on their website) during your time as a Fulbright

Gates Cambridge (Deadline: October)

Key Facts:

  • Apply early in your senior year
  • Fully funds a graduate research degree at Cambridge University
  • Sponsored by Bill Gates
  • Involves applying to Cambridge as part of the application process
  • Average winner GPA is 3.7 to 4.0

Harry S. Truman Scholarship (Deadline: February)

Key Facts:

  • Apply your junior year
  • Available for students interested in public service, government, education, or the non-profit sector
  • Funds $30,000 towards a graduate degree
  • Must work in a public service field for three years after receiving the Truman-funded graduate degree
  • Must be nominated by Marshall University, so see our office if you are interested

Hertz Foundation (Deadline: October)

Key Facts:

  • Apply early in your senior year
  • Must be interested in getting a PhD in applied physical, biological, or engineering sciences
  • Funds both graduate tuition and a personal stipend
  • Winners must make a commitment to use their skills to help the U.S. in times of national emergency

James Madison Memorial Fellowship (Deadline: March)

  • Apply in your senior year
  • Must be planning to become a teacher in U.S. history, government, or social studies at the 7-12 level
  • Winners make a commitment to teach in the above fields one year for each year of support they receive
  • Funds graduate study in the above fields, including tuition, fees, and books

Marshall Scholarships (Deadline: October)

Key Facts:

  • Open to students with a 3.7 GPA or higher
  • Apply early in your senior year
  • Funds 1-2 years of study in the U.K.
  • Open to any major, but must be a good ambassador for both the U.S. and the U.K.

Rhodes Scholarship (Deadline: October)

Key Facts:

  • One of the most prestigious scholarships in the country
  • Apply early in your senior year
  • Funds graduate study at Oxford University
  • Winners chosen based off of academic achievements, leadership potential, and commitment to others and the common good
  • Must be 23 or younger to apply
  • Average GPA of winners is over 3.9

Udall Scholarship (Deadline: March)

Key Facts:

  • Apply in your sophomore or junior year
  • Open to students studying the environment, Native American health care, or Native American public policy
  • Funds up to $5,000 of eligible academic expenses and provides access to a strong alumni network
  • Looks for candidates that have a strong commitment to working in one of the three above areas, and have demonstrated peer leadership experience and public service experience
  • Applications must be submitted through the Office of National Fellowships here on Marshall’s campus, so see us if interested