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  1. 1. Your Gateway to the World International and National Scholarship and Fellowship ForumResearch. Teach. Study. Explore.Network. Grow. Travel. To learn more, Contact Dustin Gee (Dgee@pace.edu) - Prestigious Fellowships Coordinator
  2. 2. What do these people have in common? Bill Clinton 42nd President of the U.S. Myron Rolle American football safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers Mark Whitaker Executive Vice President and managing editor for CNN Worldwide
  3. 3. Why pursue a Prestigious Fellowship?The benefits of winning a scholarship are considerable, even beyond theobvious financial reward: – The process can open doors to further opportunities – Language acquisition and honing of life skills – Live, study, research, work, and travel abroad – Competitive advantage: graduate school, law school, medical school – Professional and academic learning/growth – Networking opportunities – Broaden your future career prospects
  4. 4. Diversity Matters: Who are Prestigious Scholarship Winners?• Academic disciplines/Research• Women• Racial and ethnic minorities• Geographic location/Institution• Religious minorities• Socio-economic status• Persons with disabilities• Leadership Experience• Awards/Achievements• Creative Talents• Community Service• Study Abroad/ International Travel
  5. 5. What are Nationally Competitive Scholarships? Post-Graduate Undergraduate• Rhodes Scholarship • Goldwater• Marshall Scholarship • Truman Scholarship• Mitchell Scholarship • Udall Scholarship• Fulbright U.S. Student Grants • Boren Scholarship • Gilman Scholarship • Critical Language Scholarship Note: This list is not exhaustive. There are many more prestigious scholarship and fellowship opportunities.
  6. 6. 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• 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.Important dates: June 8 – Intent to Apply Sept. 1 – Campus Deadline Sept 15 – Selection Interviews Oct 5 – National Deadline
  7. 7. American Rhodes Scholarship
  8. 8. 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 universityImportant dates: June 8 – Intent to Apply Sept 1 – Campus Deadline Sept 12 – Campus Interviews Oct 3 – National Deadline
  9. 9. 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 universityImportant dates: June 9 – Intent to Apply Sept 1 – Campus Deadline Sept 12 – Campus Interviews Oct 4 – National deadline
  10. 10. 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”• 1,700 grants awarded to American students annually• Fellowships for US students; funds a year abroad -- studying, teaching English, or conducting researchImportant Dates: June 8 – Intent to Apply Sept 12 – Campus Deadline October 1 – Campus Interviews October 15 – National Deadline
  11. 11. 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 fieldsImportant dates: Nov 15 – Campus Deadline Feb 2013 – National Deadline
  12. 12. 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• Important dates – Nov. 12 – Campus Deadline – Feb. 2012 – National Deadline
  13. 13. 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 four- year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.• Important Dates: – Sept 12 – Campus Deadline – October 2013 – National Deadline • (for Spring 2013)
  14. 14. Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Jamie Lee, China, Pace 2011
  15. 15. 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• Important Dates – Nov. 2013 – Campus Deadline – Feb. 2013 – National Deadline
  16. 16. 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• Important dates: – Nov. 15 – Campus Deadline – Jan 2013 – National Deadline
  17. 17. Common Application Components• Online Application• Personal Statement• Research Proposals• Letters of Recommendation• Transcripts• Resume• Interview
  18. 18. Pace Success35 Fulbright Awardees since 2002 15 Watson Fellows since 2002 3 Freeman Scholars since 2004 9 Gilman Scholars since 200811 Rockefeller Fellows since 2002
  19. 19. Interested? Dustin L. Gee Coordinator of Prestigious Fellowships and Study Abroad Office of International Programs and Services Pace University | One Pace Plaza, Room W-207 | New York, New York 10038 | USA T: + 1.212.346.1368 | dgee@pace.edu Pace Fellowship Websitehttps://www.pace.edu/office-student-success/prestigiousfellowships Facebook Group http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/114574345337400/