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Fellowships & Scholarships: Postgraduate Awards & Honors

As a Whitworth student, you have opportunity to apply for prestigious postgraduate fellowships and scholarships that will offer rich educational opportunity and generous financial support.

We hope you will explore these opportunities!

Please note:

  • The earlier you consider and prepare for application, the more successful you are likely to be. Ideally, you should begin to prepare in your first two years of college—though don't give up if you are starting late.
  • One of the keys to a successful application will be effective writing. For writing support, please contact the Whitworth Composition Commons.
  • Another of the keys to success will be effective interviewing. For practice and assistance, please contact the Whitworth Office of Career Services.

See below for information about select fellowship and scholarship opportunities:

British Marshall Scholarships
www.marshallscholarship.org
Description: British Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom in a system of higher education recognized for its excellence. Up to 40 scholars are elected each year to study at the graduate level.
Qualifications*: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and hold a degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.; they must also have achieved a grade point average of 3.7 or higher after their freshman year.
Award: The scholarship covers university fees, cost-of-living expenses, a grant for books, travel fares to and from the U.S., a thesis grant, research/travel grants, and contribution to the support of a dependent spouse, if applicable.
Faculty Sponsor: Kathy Storm (kathystorm@whitworth.edu)

 

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program
carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrFellows
Description: Paid, one-year research-assistant positions at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C.
Qualifications*: Graduating seniors or individuals who have graduated in the past academic year with plans to pursue graduate education. Those who have begun graduate studies are not eligible. More...
Award: Approximately 10 paid, full-time, one-year fellowships are awarded each year. Currently, they pay $3,000 a month ($36,000 annually);  this scholarship also provides a full benefits package.
Faculty Sponsor: Dale Soden (dsoden@whitworth.edu)

 

Critical Language Scholarship
www.clscholarship.org
Description: The CLS Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes began in 2006; the program  is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.  It offers U.S. university students a fully funded summer studying critical-need foreign languages overseas.
Qualifications*: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, currently enrolled in a undergraduate or graduate program, in acceptable mental and physical condition, and must be 18 years old by the beginning of the program. There may be language prerequisites. More...
Award: All program costs are covered, including travel fees, orientation, visa fees, room and board, and entrance fees for program activities. In 2012, 627 scholarships were awarded for 13 languages. Arabic is the most common language for which scholarships are awarded.
Faculty Sponsor: Todd Friends (tfriends@whitworth.edu)

 

Ford Foundation Fellowships for Minorities http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships
Description: The Fellowship for Minorities Program is meant to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties, by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity.
Qualifications*: Must be a U.S. citizen with evidence of superior academic achievement  and a strong commitment to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. The program was designed for individuals who will study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs.
Award: Pre-doctoral awards provide $20,000 annually. Dissertation awards provide $21,000 for one year. Postdoctoral awards provide $40,000 for one year.
Faculty Sponsor: Larry Burnley (lburnley@whitworth.edu)

 

Fulbright, U.S. Information Agency
http://us.fulbrightonline.org
Description: The U.S. Congress created the Fulbright Program to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchanges. It enables U.S. students and artists to benefit from unique resources in every corner of the world and to gain international competence. The program operates in more than 155 countries.
Qualifications*: The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, must hold a B.A. degree or equivalent before the beginning date of the grant, and must be in good health. Applicants may not hold a doctoral degree, unless otherwise noted.
Award: Most grants are fully funded including round-trip transportation, orientation courses, full or partial tuition, accident/sickness coverage.
Faculty Sponsor: Megan Hershey (mhershey@whitworth.edu)

 

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
www.gatescambridge.org
Description: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation of Seattle created an international scholarship program to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the U.K. to study at the University of Cambridge.
Qualifications*: Must be a good fit with Cambridge, academically outstanding, show clear evidence of leadership potential, and have a commitment to improve the lives of others. More...
Award: Full-cost scholarships and the opportunity for additional funding. Approximately 90 scholarships are given each year.
Faculty Sponsor: Kathy Storm (kathystorm@whitworth.edu)

 

George Mitchell Scholarships
www.us-irelandalliance.org/content/3/en/
George%20Mitchell%20Scholarship%20Program%20%7C%20US-Ireland%20Alliance.html
Description: The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S.-Ireland Alliance. The Mitchell Scholarship, named to honor the former U.S. Senator's contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to connect future American leaders to Ireland while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community.
Qualifications*: Applicants are judged on three criteria: academic excellence, leadership, and a sustained commitment to service and community.
Award: Twelve Mitchell scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland. The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.
Faculty Sponsor: Kathy Storm (kathystorm@whitworth.edu)

 

Harvey Fellows Program, Christian College Coalition
http://msfdn.org/harveyfellows/overview
Description: The Harvey Fellows Program provides financial support to Christian graduate students who possess a unique vision to influence society through their fields and who are pursuing graduate studies at one of the top five premier institutions in their disciplines in the U.S. or abroad.
Qualifications*: The applicant must show evidence of Christian faith and must be enrolled in or have applied to a full-time graduate program. Christians must be underrepresented in the chosen field, and individuals must demonstrate the ability to have a positive impact upon people through chosen fields.
Award: Each Harvey fellow is awarded a $16,000 annual stipend. The number of awards given each year varies according to the available funds.
Faculty Sponsor: Kathy Storm (kathystorm@whitworth.edu)

 

James Madison Fellowship
www.jamesmadison.com
Description: The goal is to help secondary-level history, government, and social studies teachers become outstanding educators of the U.S. Constitution. Applicants compete against those from their state of legal residence and only one award is given per state annually.
Qualifications*: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a teacher, or must be planning to be a teacher of American history, government, or social studies at the secondary-school level. Each must possess a bachelor's degree, awarded no later than Aug. 31 of the year he/she is applying, and there is a waiting period if the applicant already has a graduate degree.
Award: The fellowship offers a maximum of $24,000 over the course of the program. Fellowship payments cover the actual costs of tuition, required fees, books, and room and board, but cannot exceed $12,000 per academic year.
Faculty Sponsor: Kathy Storm (kathystorm@whitworth.edu)

 

Lilly Graduate Fellows Program
www.lillyfellows.org/graduatefellowsprogram.aspx
Description: The Lilly Graduate Fellows Program supports the graduate education of well-qualified Protestant and Catholic students who have bachelor’s degrees from LFP Network Schools and who are interested in becoming teacher-scholars at church-related colleges and universities in the U.S.
Qualifications*: Nominees must intend to enter a Ph.D. or equivalent graduate program that will lead to a teaching career in the humanities or the arts. Nominees should demonstrate a desire to explore the connections between Christianity and higher education and must entertain the possibility of teaching at a Protestant or Catholic school. More...
Award: Each year a select group of students entering Ph.D. or equivalent graduate programs is selected for the three-year program. Fellows receive three annual $3,000 stipends for use at their discretion.
Faculty Sponsor: Arlin Migliazzo (amigliazzo@whitworth.edu)

 

NSEP Boren Fellowships
www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship
Description: Boren Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. Boren awards focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.
Qualifications*: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, matriculated in or applying to graduate programs in the U.S., and planning overseas programs outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. More...
Award: Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their education. Studies and research are supported in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests.
Faculty Sponsor: Megan Hershey (mhershey@whitworth.edu)

 

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201
Description: The National Science Foundation aims to reinforce its diversity by offering graduate fellowships for those who are in the early stages of graduate study. NSF funds most areas of science and engineering.
Qualifications*: Three different types of awards are available. Applicants must be enrolled full time in U.S. institutions’ programs leading to graduate degrees. More...
Award: The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support. The NSF offers approximately 1,100 graduate fellowships in the competition.
Faculty Sponsor: Kathy Storm (kathystorm@whitworth.edu)

 

Rhodes
www.rhodesscholar.org
Description: The oldest international scholarship of its type, the highly prestigious Rhodes Scholarship provides 2-3 years of study at Oxford University. Deadline is in early October.
Qualifications*: Seniors who are U.S. citizens and between the ages of 18 and 24. More...
Award: Scholarships cover tuition, fees, travel and living expenses.
Faculty Sponsor: Dale Soden (dsoden@whitworth.edu)

 

* These are general qualifications. Potential applicants should carefully review application materials for additional requirements.



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