Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Deadline: February 5, 2012

The Truman Scholarships are awarded to juniors who excell in the areas of leadership and academics and who have strong records of community leadership, school leadership, and/or government internships. Students recieve $3,000 scholarships for their senior year and a total of $27,000 towards graduate school. Students must agree to work in the public service sector for three of their seven years immediately following graduation.

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The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Fellowship

Deadline: Early January.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a leading think tank in the are of international affairs, offersfellowships to graduating seniors to perserve as research assistants in the area of international affairs for one year after graduation. Candidates may not have started graduate school. Candidates must also be endorsed by NC A&T

Mitchell Scholarship

Deadline: October 2, 2012

The Mitchell Scholarship provides 12 US students with the opportunity to pursue one year of post-graduate study at one of nine universities in Ireland. This scholarship includes an internship. Applicants must be between 18 and 30 and must demonstrate both academic distinction and potential for leaderships. Applicants must be US citizens and must have 3.8 GPAs. Applicants must also endorsed by NC A&T

The British Marshall Scholarship

Deadline: Oct 1, 2013

The Marshall Scholarship provides 40 Americans with scholarships to spend 2-3 years studying for a post-graduate (graduate) degree in the UK. Scholars are selected not only on the basis of their academic success, but also on their potential to make a positive contribution to society. To apply, students must be US Citizens who have graduated in the past 3 years (or are in their senior year). Students must have a 3.7 GPA and must be endorsed through NC A&T.

Rhodes Scholarship

Deadline: October 2, 2012

The Rhodes Scholarship is an international program that brings students from around the world to study at Oxford University in England. Cecil J. Rhodes, British  business magnate and statesman, established this scholarship in his will. In his will, Rhodes specified that Rhodes scholars possess the following qualifications:

(1) literary and scholastic attainments;

(2) energy to use one’s talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports;

(3) truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship;

(4) moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.

The Rhodes Scholarship is designed for graduate work only, so students should be in at least their final year of undergrad when they apply.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Deadline: January

The Goldwater Scholarship is for sophomores and juniors who are studying science, math, and engineering. This is a highly prestigious and competitive scholarship. Recipients are awarded up to $7,500 a semester, though the actual amount varies based on the student’s education cost. (If your tuition, fees, room and board, and books cost less than this, you do not keep the excess funds).

nadine-bNadine Jansen, mathematics major and  Aggie Goldwater Winner in 2013.

Boren Awards for International Study

The deadline for undergraduate awards for next year is February 13, 2013. The deadline for graduate fellowships for next year is January 31, 2013.

The Boren Awards provide study abroad funding to US students. These funds are designed to be used to study in countries that are critical to US interest and typically underrepresented in study abroad.

There is no major requirement, but students should be commited to learning a less commonly taught language. For most languages, with the exception of Spanish and French, there is no language proficiency requirement.

This year’s deadline is February 12, 2012. We will have an earlier campus deadline that we will anounce shortly. In the meantime, please read over this information on what makes an applicant competitive.