Truman Scholarship

Information session Oct. 15 at 7:00 pm in Lib 230.

PURPOSE
The Truman Scholarship Program recognizes students with interests in graduate or professional study and careers in public affairs and public service.

AWARD
Grants of $3,000 for the senior year of a bachelor's degree program and up to $9,000 per year for three years of graduate and professional study, or up to $30,000 for three years of graduate and professional study. The awards are based on merit, without regard to financial need. Service Requirement: Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation-funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving Truman funds.

NUMBER OFFERED
600-700 applicants; 55-65 scholarships awarded. Middlebury may nominate up to four candidates.

ELIGIBILITY
Students who are juniors at the time of application--February of each year--must be nominated by Middlebury College. Nominees must be United States citizens, and must intend to enroll in a graduate program leading to a career in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service. Students must be in the top quartile of their class, generally requiring a GPA of 3.7 or better.

DEADLINES/PROCESS

Nomination by Middlebury College is required.  To apply for nomination, submit the following as a pdf file to fellowships@middlebury.edu:

  • a current resume (include awards and honors, employment, internships, public service, community activities);
  • copy of your degree progress report from Banner;
  • and the Preliminary Application (see Forms section)
  • Signed Fellowship Waiver/Permission Form (see Forms section)

Internal deadline is Nov. 12 at 12:00 noon, final deadline is Feb. 4, 2015; external deadlines are also listed on program websites.

CONTACT

Lisa Gates, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Research
Davis Family Library 225G
802-443-3183

Website
Truman Scholarship

Goldwater Scholarship

Information session October 15, 2014.


PURPOSE
To provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals for academic study and research in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering by awarding scholarships to outstanding sophomores and juniors who demonstrate interest in related fields.

AWARD
The stipend covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 annually, independent of need.  Maximum:  2 years for juniors; 1 year for seniors.

NUMBER OFFERED
Up to 300

ELIGIBILITY
Students who are US citizens, resident aliens, or US nationals, sophomores and juniors, and having a 3.0 or better GPA are eligible to apply. To be considered, a student must be nominated by Middlebury College; the college may nominate up to four students.  NOTE:  Students who plan to study medicine are eligible only if they plan a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in private practice.

DEADLINES

  • Internal deadline is Nov. 12, 2014, final deadline is January 23, 2015.


    To be submitted by the Middlebury deadline (Nov 12, 2014)  for nomination consideration:

    PDF copy of Goldwater application; NOTE--do not enter names of faculty recommenders yet. These are NOT required for nomination. However, do list separately the names of faculty/research supervisors you will ask for recommendations.
  • Copy of degree progress report
  • Draft of Goldwater essay, outlining the significant issue or problem in your field of study that is of particular interest to you; the research you would pursue to investigate that issue; and why it is of significance in your field.

          

CONTACT
Lisa Gates, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Research
Davis Family Library 225G
802-443-3183

Website
Goldwater Scholarship

St. Andrew's Scholarship (Scotland)

PURPOSE
To promote cultural interchange and good will between Scotland and the United States.

AWARD
$20,000-$30,000 for tuition, fees, and transportation for a year of graduate study in Scotland.

NUMBER OFFERED
Two annually (Middlebury may nominate one student)

FIELDS OF STUDY
Unspecified

TENABLE AT
Institutions of higher learning in Scotland

ELIGIBILITY
Preference is given to candidates who have not previously studied in the United Kingdom and who reside or attend school within 250 miles of New York State.

  • US citizen
  • Graduating senior
  • Strong academic record (GPA 3.6+)
  • Some Scottish descent
  • Currently receiving grant aid

APPLICATION PROCESS
Eligible students may complete and submit a draft application based on the requirements on the St. Andrews Society Web site, including a statement of personal objectives and a résumé. Use this application form.
Transcripts for nominees are obtained by Fellowships.

DEADLINE
Internal deadline is Nov. 12, 2014, Final deadline is Dec. 15, 2014; external deadlines are also listed on program websites.


CONTACT
Lisa Gates Associate Dean for Fellowships and Research 
Center for Teaching, Learning and Research
Library 225G
(802) 443-3183

Website
http://www.standrewsny.org/Scholarship

Marshall Scholarship

Information session will be in March TBA.

PURPOSE
Awarded by the British government in recognition of the aid given to the British by the United States under the Marshall Plan. Supports a one or two years degree program (typically MA with possible extension for PhD) at university in UK.

AWARD
Tuition, fees, residence and related costs and transportation to and from Britain.

NUMBER OFFERED
Up to forty per year

SUBJECT
Unrestricted

TENABLE AT
Universities in the United Kingdom

Additional Marshall Scholarships in partnership with various British institutions, as well at the NIH and US Environmental Protection Agency.

ELIGIBILITY
U.S. citizen under 26 years of age, with BA prior to beginning of  scholarship. Recipient is required to take a degree at a British university. Minimum GPA: 3.7.

CRITERIA
Criteria for the Marshall are listed in three categories: Academic, Leadership, and Ambassadorial.  Students MUST demonstrate interest in US-UK relations and engaging in British culture and politics, in addition to being outstanding scholars and leaders. Marshall criteria and related questions can be found here http://www.marshallscholarship.org/applications/criteria

DEADLINES
Nomination application deadline is April 15, Marshall application deadline is October 1.

The Marshall Scholarship requires nomination by Middlebury College in order to apply. To be nominated:

1. Submit a nomination application by April 15, 2015 to  fellowships@middlebury.edu:

Note: letters of recommendation are NOT included in this stage of application.

 The British Scholarships committee will interview qualified applicants in late April and select nominees.

2. Once nominated, applicants work with the fellowships adviser to prepare for the final submission deadline (October 1).

CONTACT
Dean Lisa Gates, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Research
Library 225G
fellowships@middlebury.edu

Will Motley'06, Marshall Scholar, is happy to talk with potential applicants about the Marshall and graduate study in the UK. Contact Will at wmotley@gmail.com.


Website:
Marshall Scholarship

Keasbey Scholarship

Middlebury is eligible to nominate candidates for the Fall 2015 application cycle.

PURPOSE
To promote Anglo-American relations; to provide Americans with an opportunity to study in the British university system.

AWARD
Support for one or two years of study  (a second BA degree, MPhil or MSt) at selected institutions (listed below).  Direct payment to the  institution involved to cover tuition and other fixed charges; a cost-of-living stipend paid to the Scholar to cover board, lodging, and general subsistence; an allowance for travel between the United States and Great Britain. Living stipend commesurate with Rhodes Schoalar stipend.

NUMBER OFFERED

Middlebury is invited to submit up to two nominations, in a three-year cycle.  Two Keasbey Scholars selected annually.

FIELDS OF STUDY
Unspecified; limited only by the offerings at the universities involved.

TENABLE AT

Graduate study or second B.A. at
Oxford 
Cambridge
University of Edinburgh
University College of Wales at Aberystwyth

ELIGIBILITY
Seniors (graduating in February or May) with a 3.7 or higher GPA who are US citizens and unmarried.  The successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence, active participation in extracurricular activities, leadership abilities, and personal promise. Keasbey scholarships may not be deferred, and candidates for the Keasbey may not hold another graduate-level scholarship or grant.

DEADLINES
Nomination Application deadline is April 15, 2015. Final application deadline is in November. Interviews take place on Friday, December 4, 2015.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Submit an application for nomination by April 15. nomination_app_for_british_scholarship.doc

Candidates for nomination will be interviewed in late April. Nominees will be selected by early September.

Nominees should prepare application materials outlined in the documents below. Note that there is no specified essay length, but approximately 1000 words or between 2-3.5 pages is acceptable.

Keasbey Application Instructions and Information 2015.pdf

Keasbey Cover Sheet 2015.pdf

Keasbey Application.docx

CONTACT
Lisa Gates, Dean for Fellowships and Research
Davis Family Library 225G
802-443-3183

Resources for study at the institutions available:

Oxford 
Cambridge
University of Edinburgh
University College of Wales at Aberystwyth

Resources for study in Great Britain:

UK College Admissions Service

Fellowships

The following are some fellowships and scholarships that Political Science majors might want to apply for.  A more complete list is available at the Student Fellowships Office.

The Beinecke Scholarship for students in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences in order to "pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study."

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Fellowship hires students to work for one year in the D.C. offices of the Carnegie Endowment.

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program provides funding for graduate education for those interested in careers in foreign service.

The Fullbright U.S. Student Scholar Program provides grants for teaching, research, and other opportunities abroad.

The Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship awards funding to those preparing to enter the US Department of State Foreign service.

The Truman Scholarship Program "recognizes students with interests in graduate or professional study and careers in public affairs and public service."

The Udall Fellowship is for students who either intend to pursue careers related to the environment or to Native American or Alaska Native students who plan to follow careers in the fields of health care or tribal public policy.

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship provides funding for graduate education, Capitol Hill and USAID internships, and other support for prospective USAID foreign service officers. 

The Vermont Law School Environmental Scholarship provides funding for a Vermont Law School Juris Doctor (JD) degree, a Masters in Environmental Law and Policy degree or a joint JD/Masters degree in Environmental Law and Policy.

Updated August 2014