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Have you ever thought about traveling to a foreign country to learn something about yourself? Pursuing a research project over the summer? Working to serve a community in need or to gain practical experience? Continuing your studies after you graduate?
The challenge of competing for these scholarships is enormous. Whether or not they eventually win, students who seriously undertake the process of preparing and applying for a major scholarship are in for a life-changing experience. Because you will be competing against the very best college students from across the nation, it's natural to think that the odds are against you. As you read through, the tone at times may seem a bit uninviting, perhaps even discouraging. While we certainly want qualified students to apply, it's important for prospective applicants to understand that these programs are highly selective. With increasing numbers of students competing for major scholarships, letters of recommendation are extremely important and factor heavily in the selection process. Scholarship boards and foundations stress that applications should be encouraged from students who have a good chance of advancing in the competition.
Students interested in Major Fellowships and Scholarships should make an appointment to meet with Ricki Shine, Director of Major Fellowships in Suite 180 (D) Core Campus, 864-656-4762 or submit the Major Fellowships Interest Form. Also see, Statement of Intent and Pre-Application Instructions if applying for: Rhodes Scholarship, British Marshall Fellowship, Cates Cambridge Scholarship and the Mitchell Scholarship.
Who May Apply
|British Marshall Scholarships||Seniors or graduates with any major||Yes|
|EPA Greater Research Opportunities Fellowship||Sophomores with any major||No|
|Fulbright Grants||Seniors or graduates with any major||Yes|
|Gates Cambridge Scholarships||Seniors or graduates with any major||Yes|
|George J. Mitchell Scholarships||Seniors or graduates with any major||Yes|
|Goldwater Scholarships||Sophomores or Juniors majoring in Math, Science, or Engineering||No|
|Hertz Foundation Fellowship||Seniors or graduates in the Physical Sciences or Engineering||No|
|James Madison Memorial Fellowships||Seniors or graduates who plan to teach high school History||No|
|National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships||Seniors or graduates majoring in Science or Engineering||No|
|National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnerships Program||Ph.D. students in Biomedical disciplines||No|
|National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships||Seniors or early graduate students in Math, Engineering, or Social Sciences||No|
|Rhodes Scholarships||Seniors or graduates in any major||Yes|
|Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans||Seniors or graduates in any major||No|
|Truman Scholarships||Juniors in any major||No|
|Udall Scholarships||Sophomores or Juniors in any major||No|