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  • Prestigious Awards, Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships Information To learn more, contact Dr. Janetta Rebold Benton, Faculty Coordinator of Scholarly Initiatives Jbenton@pace.edu Research. Teach. Study. Explore. Network. Grow. Travel.
  • Why apply for a prestigious award, grant, fellowship, or scholarship? The benefits of receiving such an award are considerable, even beyond the obvious financial reward: Enrich your life as you live, study, research, work, and travel abroad Acquire or hone your skill in another language Gain a competitive advantage when applying to graduate school, law school, medical school Augment your professional and academic learning/growth Expand your networking opportunities Broaden your future career prospects Utilize the opportunities that the experience gives you; an award opens doors to further opportunities
  • Diversity matters: Who are prestigious scholarship winners? • • • • • • • • • • • • All academic disciplines Women and men All races and ethnicities Varied geographic locations All religions Any socio-economic status Persons with disabilities Leadership experience Awards/achievements Creative talents Community service Study abroad/international travel experience
  • What are Nationally Competitive Scholarships? Undergraduate • • • • • • Gilman Scholarship Boren Scholarship Critical Language Scholarship Truman Scholarship Udall Scholarship Goldwater Scholarship Graduate • • .• • • Note: This list is not exhaustive. There are many more prestigious scholarship and fellowship opportunities. Fulbright Grants Rhodes Scholarship Marshall Scholarship Mitchell Scholarship National Science Foundation
  • Two very useful sources of information: http://www.pace.edu/office-student-success/prestigiousfellowships This brings you to a wealth of information on Prestigious Fellowships/Scholarships. Information is organized with sections on: Getting Started: Where to Begin? Programming Calendar The Four Year Plan International Opportunities National Scholarship Opportunities Fulbright Scholarship Advice & Testimonials http://www.pace.edu/honors-college/nyc-students/ and click on Fellowships & Scholarships. This brings you to a list of Fellowship Databases and a list of Specific Fellowships
  • Advice: Plan to apply for 2 or more awards during your undergraduate career. You will need to answer the same or similar questions and can therefore re-use your work to apply for several awards. Carefully read through all relevant information. Determine what your own professional goals are. Aim high. Select the several awards that are most appropriate for your interests. Again, aim high. Plan ahead--if you are a first or second or even third-year student, position yourself/prepare yourself so that you will have the necessary credentials to win specific awards.
  • Basic components of an application: Online form: basic facts about yourself, your education, your accomplishments. Be scrupulously accurate. Supporting documents: transcripts letters of recommendation (usually 2 or 3) resume Essays: personal statement research or project proposal Note: Writing the essays is the most difficult part of the application. Interview: not required by all awards.
  • Due dates and deadlines: Check the application deadlines and begin planning now--the application process is very time-consuming. Make an appointment with Dr. Benton to discuss your choice of awards. Draft your essays. Make another appointment with Dr. Benton to edit your essays and to discuss your choice of potential recommenders.
  • Among the top nationally-recognized awards/scholarships for undergraduates are: International: Gilman: Funds students receiving Federal Pell Grants who want to study abroad, worldwide. Requires Pace University nomination. Boren & Critical Language: Funds 1 year of study abroad “in areas of the world that are critical to US interests and under-represented in study abroad.” Requires Pace University nomination. National: Truman: Funds graduate study in public service fields: master’s, doctorate, law school, MPA, MPH, MS, MEd, MPP, or MIA. Udall: Funds study of the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care, requires 3.0 GPA. Goldwater: Funds study of natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering.
  • Among the top nationally-recognized awards/scholarships for graduates are: International: Fulbright: Provides 1 year abroad to teach English or research, worldwide. Requires 3.5 GPA, on-campus interview, and Pace University nomination. Watch the Fulbright US Student Program PowerPoint in the “Fulbright” section of the “Prestigious Fellowships/ Scholarships” section of the “Division of Student Success” website. The Fulbright Program Advisers are Dr. Pradeep Gopalakrishna (Pleasantville) and Dr. Andrij Danylenko (NY). Rhodes: Funds 2 years of study at Oxford University, England. Requires Pace University nomination. Marshall: Funds 2 years of study at any British university. Requires 3.7 GPA and Pace University nomination. Mitchell: Funds 1 year of study at any Irish university. Requires Pace University nomination.
  • Top nationally-recognized awards/scholarships for graduates , continued: National: National Science Foundation (NSF), Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP): Supports research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science or engineering. Important note: Apply for graduate awards during the summer after your junior year; deadlines are during the fall semester.
  • Information on specific awards for undergraduates
  • Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or fouryear college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
  • Boren & Critical Language Established in 1991 “For US students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad” Up to $20,000 for full-year study-abroad program Service commitment required of Boren award recipients
  • Truman Scholarship Founded in 1975 “A living memorial to President Harry S. Truman, dedicated to education and public service” Funds roughly 60 Truman Scholars Up to $30,000 for graduate study in public service fields
  • Udall Scholarship Established in 1992 “For students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care” Expects to fund 80 scholarships awards up to $5,000
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Established in 1986 “Honors Sen. Barry Goldwater, provides a continuing source of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers” Approximately 300 scholarships awarded each year Funds up to $7,500 per academic year
  • Information on specific awards for graduates Apply after your junior year
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program Created in 1946 “Sponsored by the US government, designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries” 1,800 grants awarded to American students annually Fellowships for US students; funds a year abroad studying, teaching English, or conducting research
  • American Rhodes Scholarship Established in 1903 “Oldest and perhaps most prestigious graduate scholarship program” 32 American Rhodes Scholars are chosen each year for 2 years of study at Oxford University in England Criteria: literary and scholastic achievement; character--including devotion to duty, unselfishness, and fellowship; moral force and the instinct to lead; physical vigor as shown by fondness for sports
  • Marshall – United Kingdom Established in 1953 To “commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan” Up to 40 awarded each year for one to two years of study at any British university
  • Mitchell - Ireland Founded in 1998 To honor Senator Mitchell’s contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process; designed to connect future American leaders to Ireland Up to 12 awarded each year for a year of graduate study at any Irish university
  • Prestigious Awards, Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships Information To learn more, contact Dr. Janetta Rebold Benton, Faculty Coordinator of Scholarly Initiatives Jbenton@pace.edu Research. Teach. Study. Explore. Network. Grow. Travel.