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The Emory & Henry College Honors Program is seeking ambitious students who are ready to change the world, and we plan to place you in the circles where the world will be changed. We encourage each student to target an appropriate prestigious scholarship program early in his or her college career, and we provide advice and feedback on building a competitive application. Below is a list of prestigious scholarships for which we provide special advising:
The Davies-Jackson Scholarship is a unique opportunity for graduating seniors with an exceptional outstanding record of academic achievement who will graduate with a 3.7 or higher grade point average. The applicant should be a first generation college student, or the student should not have benefited from their parents' academic achievements. Davies-Jackson Scholars will be admitted to Cambridge as an Affiliated Student. An Affiliated Student is a graduate holding an approved degree from another university who is admitted to work for the Cambridge BA degree. As this is essentially a second BA, Affiliated Students take the more advanced parts of a Cambridge degree course and qualify for the degree in two years instead of the usual three. As a result of its academic rigor, the international travel opportunities that are available, and the overall preparation that the course of study provides towards a career, the “Cantab” degree is usually considered to be the equivalent of a Master’s degree in the United States. The Faculty Representative is Dr. Joe Lane (Political Science).
The Schwarzman Scholarship is a unique opportunity that is designed to create global leaders through the study of the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Schwarzman Scholars is designed to prepare its graduates to build stronger relationships between China and a rapidly changing world and to address the most pressing challenges of the 21st Century. The scholarship is an one-year Master's Degree Program at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Scholars will pursue a degree in either Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Studies. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future. The Faculty Representative is Dr. Joe Lane (Political Science).
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship provides up to $7,000 per year for educational expenses to juniors and seniors majoring in mathematics or sciences. The purpose of the award is to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers and advanced degrees in these fields. Juniors awarded the scholarship can expect to receive two years of support; seniors will receive one year of support. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.50 to be cleared to apply. The Faculty Representative is Dr. Laura Hainsworth (Chemistry).
The Fulbright Grants support graduate study and research in over 100 foreign countries. Most grants are awarded for programs of study or research that require one academic year, but the program also offers summer abroad programs for talented undergraduates. Sophomores and Juniors should consider applying to a summer Fulbright. A complete list of the programs and positions for the upcoming year can be found on the Fulbright website, and applications are generally due in late February.
To be eligible for the Fulbright Fellowship Programs, you must be a U.S. citizen who will hold a bachelor's degree prior to undertaking the grant and must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Students who would like to undertake graduate study abroad should apply in their senior year. Fulbright Grants provide round-trip transportation, language or orientation courses (where appropriate), tuition, books, maintenance for one academic year, and limited health and accident insurance. The Faculty Representative is Dr. Scott Boltwood (English).
George Mitchell Scholarships
The George Mitchell Scholarships are administered by the U.S.–Ireland Alliance and fund American post-graduates pursuing one year of study at one of the nine institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Mitchell Scholars also complete an internship in Irish society. There are no restrictions concerning academic field of study. Applicants must be completing a bachelor’s degree at an American University, must be between the ages of 18 and 30, and must demonstrate both academic distinction and potential for leadership. Applications are due on or about October 1 of the Senior Year. The Faculty Representative is Dr. Scott Boltwood (English).
Morris K. Udall Scholarships
The Morris K. Udall Scholarships provide up to $5,000 (or the cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board, whichever is less) to sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated a strong academic record and outstanding potential for leadership. Applications are due on October 1 for scholarships for the next academic year. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to students who fall into one of two groups: those who study the environment or related fields, and those with native American or native Alaskan backgrounds who study health care or tribal public policy. You must receive an institutional endorsement from Emory & Henry to apply. The Faculty Representatives are Dr. Ed Davis (Geography and Environmental Studies) and Dr. Laura Hainsworth (Chemistry and Environmental Studies).
National Science Foundation Fellowship
The National Science Foundation Fellowship offers three-year graduate research fellowships in science, mathematics and engineering for 900 new or first-year graduate students. Women in Engineering and Computer and Information Science Awards are one part of this program. Scholarships are awarded for study and research leading to a masters or doctoral degree. The stipend is $27,500 for a twelve-month tenure. Students completing their undergraduate study and applying to graduate school for the following year may apply. The Faculty Representative is Dr. Michael Lane (Chemistry).
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship offers about forty awards annually, which will cover the costs of postgraduate study at Cambridge. Students who are graduating from Emory & Henry may apply to one of the Colleges at Cambridge University to pursue either a second Bachelor’s degree or one year of postgraduate courses or research leading to the PhD in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Students first apply to their desired program at Cambridge (by October of the Senior Year). Upon admission to a graduate program, they become eligible to apply for the Gates award to fund study at Cambridge and travel expenses. Please contact Dr. Joe Lane (Honors Director & Political Science Chair) if you are interested in applying.
Harry S. Truman Scholarship
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is the most prestigious award available for Emory & Henry students interested in public service. Juniors planning careers in public service are encouraged to apply for the Truman Scholarship. Scholars are eligible to receive $3,000 for the senior year of undergraduate education and a total of $27,000 for graduate studies. Applicants must have a strong academic and service record and must plan to pursue a graduate program geared toward public service. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, with a GPA of 3.60 or higher. Applicants must first be selected as the college applicant for their junior year, and an internal application contest may be necessary to select a designated applicant. The Faculty Representative is Dr. Joe Lane (Honors Director & Political Science Chair).
James Madison Memorial Fellowship
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship is a federally endowed fellowship program designed to strengthen instruction about the U.S Constitution at the secondary school level. Graduating seniors without teaching experience who intend to pursue a career in teaching American history or political science can receive funding for two years of master’s level graduate study of the framing and history of the Constitution. Fellowships will provide up to $24,000 in educational support over a two to five year period. Fellows must agree to teach full-time in a secondary school for no less than one year for each full year of fellowship support. The Faculty Representative is Dr. Joe Lane (Honors Director & Political Science Chair).
British Marshall Scholarships
British Marshall Scholarships allow young Americans of outstanding ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Appointments are made for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years. Students are selected on the basis of academic distinction and a strong potential to make a significant contribution to their future society. Applications must receive an endorsement from Emory & Henry College and are due on or about October 1 of the Senior Year. Forty Marshall Scholars are selected each year based on interviews that take place in November. The Faculty Representative is Dr. Joe Lane (Honors Director & Political Science Chair).
National Security Education Program (NSEP)
The National Security Education Program (NSEP) is a unique scholarship opportunity for U.S. undergraduates seeking to gain knowledge of languages and cultures in areas of the world less frequently studied (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East). Applications are due in January. After graduation, recipients of NSEP awards must apply for employment with a federal agency or office involved in national security affairs. Duration of study may be a summer, semester or a full academic year, and awards range from $6,000 to $20,000 for a full academic year. Applicants must first receive the Emory & Henry endorsement. The Faculty Representative is Dr. Joe Lane (Honors Director & Political Science Chair).
The Rhodes Scholarship is the most prestigious award for graduating seniors in the liberal arts and sciences. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. The Rhodes Trust, a British charity established to honor the will and bequest of Cecil J. Rhodes, provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Final applications for the Rhodes Scholarship are due on or about October 1 of the Senior year, but the intense application process requires time to complete and applicants must receive permission to proceed from Emory & Henry College by spring of the Junior year. If you are interested in applying for the Rhodes Scholarship, please contact the Faculty Representative, Dr. Joe Lane (Honors Director & Political Science Chair).