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Postgraduate Funding Opportunities

Requiring institutional nomination (open to Seniors and recent alumni)

Please note: when applying to any of these scholarships, notification to the faculty representative and application materials as required are due internally a minimum of 4-6 weeks prior to the official deadline. Please check with the faculty representative for details and preliminary application. Institutional nomination is required.

Rhodes Scholarships
Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. Each Scholar receives in addition a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Rhodes Trustees cover the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford, and upon application, may approve additional grants for research purposes or study-related travel.   Simon's Rock can nominate up to four students for the Rhodes Scholarship competition.

District Interviews for Fall 2007 are in November (dates not available yet)
Deadline*:  Usually Oct 1 – date not available yet
Faculty Representative: Samuel Ruhmkorff

British Marshall Scholarships
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability (GPA at least 3.7) to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study either at graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. The scheme allows the Scholars, who are the potential leaders, opinion-formers and decision-makers in their own country, to gain an understanding and appreciation of British values and the British way of life. It also establishes long-lasting ties between the peoples of Britain and the United States. Each scholarship is held for two years.  This is a demanding application for a very desirable scholarship.  Simon's Rock will nominate and support suitable interested seniors or alumnae.

Deadline*:  October 4, 2007 (received online)
Faculty Representative: Samuel Ruhmkorff

American Graduate Fellowships
Sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges to promote and support doctoral study in the humanities by accomplished graduates of small and mid-sized private liberal arts colleges.

Up to $50,000, renewable for a second academic year in these fields: History, Philosophy, Literature and languages, Fine Arts. Must be graduating seniors or have received BA no earlier than Dec 1, 2005. Study is at one of 23 independent research universities including: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Emory, Georgetown, Harvard, John Hopkins, NYU, Northwestern, Princeton and many more).

Deadline: October 15, 2007

Fulbright Scholarships
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for recent graduates to conduct career-launching study and research abroad.   Students apply to pursue an individually designed project in one of 140 foreign countries. These scholarships provide opportunities for personal development and international experience. The programs can include university coursework, library or field research, classes in a music or art school, independent projects in the social or life sciences, assisting in teaching English, a combination of these or other projects. Heather Frost who graduated from Simon's Rock won a Fulbright to Germany in 2003.

Contest Open: May 1, 2007
Deadline*:  October 19, 2007
Fulbright Program Adviser: John Weinstein

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships
This program offers three-year graduate research fellowships in science, mathematics, and engineering, including Women in Engineering and Computer and Information Science awards. Fellowships are awarded for graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees in the mathematical, physical, biological, behavioral and social sciences; engineering; the history of science and the philosophy of science; and for research-based PhD degrees in science education. Fellowships are intended for individuals in the early stages of their graduate study.  In most cases, an individual has three opportunities to apply: during the senior year of college, prior to or during the first year of graduate school, and the beginning of the second year of graduate school. Simon's Rock alumna Melinda Jackson won one of these to study politics at the University of Minnesota.

Deadline*:  various beginning Nov 1
Faculty Representative: Michael Bergman

DAAD Scholarships
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers Deutschlandjahr Scholarships to outstanding bachelors degree recipients for study at universities in the Federal Republic of Germany. Generally, students in their senior (final) year of undergraduate study should apply for an academic year of study in Germany immediately following the completion of their bachelors degree.  Applicants must have a well-defined study or research project that makes a stay in the Federal Republic of Germany essential. Preference will be given to applicants who have been invited by a faculty member at a German university to study or do research in a particular university department. Applicants in the arts, humanities and social sciences should have a good command of German. Scholarship recipients will be required to enroll in courses at a German university and therefore must have completed at least two years of college-level German at time of application and be willing to strengthen their language skills prior to the scholarship period.

     November 1, 2007 (Music, visual & performing arts)
     November 15, 2007 (Other programs)
Faculty Representative: Colette van Kerckvoorde

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Fellowships
These fellowships provide opportunities for students who desire careers in international affairs to have a substantive one-year working experience in Washington, D.C. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to Associates working on the Endowment's projects on non-proliferation, democracy, international economics, immigration, and research on regional areas in virtually all parts of the world.

Deadline:  January 15, 2008
Faculty Representative: Samuel Ruhmkorff

NSEP David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships:  The National Security Education Program
Up to $28,000 of support for students seeking to expand their understanding of countries and languages critical to U.S. national security.  85-90 awards are made each year.  Students may apply to study any of 85 countries and 45 languages and a diverse range of fields.  Applicants design their own programs and may combine domestic and overseas study.

Deadline*:  January 30, 2008 (to be confirmed)
Faculty Representative: Samuel Ruhmkorff

James Madison Graduate* Fellowships
Senior Fellowships awarded by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation are available to college seniors who are preparing to become secondary school teachers of history, government, and social studies.  Fellowships offer up to $24,000 in financial support.

Deadline:  March 1, 2008 (receive)
Faculty Representative: Ryan Carey

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships
The foundation, established to help young people of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education, will award 35 scholarships to students starting graduate study in fall 2006.  The scholarships cover tuition, living expenses, and other required fees for the duration of the graduate degree program, up to six years and $50,000 per year.  Simon's Rock can nominate two seniors.

Deadline*:  March 1, 2008 (to be confirmed)
Faculty Representative: Samuel Ruhmkorff

*another category is open for undergraduate study