Gates Scholarship: An international scholarship program to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge. The Trustees award scholarships on the basis of a person’s intellectual ability, leadership capacity and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others. Highly competitive.
Fulbright Scholarship: Applicants may apply for a Fulbright scholarship to support work in many foreign countries. Some scholarships involve post-graduate study alone, but many combine study with work, secondary school teaching, ECL, and so on. Typically Fulbright scholarships provide a year abroad with all expenses paid. Allegheny students have received Fulbright scholarships in the past.
Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship: These scholarships are available to anyone who has graduated from an accredited college in the United States, including those who are not United States citizens. Scholarships offer up to $50,000 per year for up to six years of graduate study at any university in the world.
Marshall Foundation Scholarship: Perhaps the most competitive scholarship; forty scholarships are awarded each year. A scholarship for two years of post-graduate study in the United Kingdom at a university of the scholar’s choosing. Trustees focus heavily on the applicant’s research interests and motivation, and require that the applicant have a compelling reason to work in a particular department and with a particular faculty member at the university the applicant wishes to attend.
Rhodes Scholarship: Provides an opportunity for two post-graduate years at Oxford with all expenses paid. Highly competitive. Students must have stellar academic credentials, a record of extracurricular commitment and leadership, and a reason for wanting to study in the United Kingdom. Some demonstrated athletic ability is required.
Rotary International Scholarship:Rotary scholarships are administered by Rotary International, and students must be nominated by a Rotary Club. One may apply for study in various foreign countries. Scholarships are awarded for a year of post-graduate study, all expenses paid, and are very generous. Rotary Scholars are expected to be well-rounded students and good ambassadors, and are expected to address Rotary Club meetings abroad and undertake similar duties.
Goldwater Scholarship: A merit-based scholarship warded to college juniors or seniors who have demonstrated interest in and commitment to a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Up to 300 Goldwater Scholars each year receive grants of up to $7500.
Truman Scholarship: Scholars receive $15,000 for the first year of graduate study and $15,000 for the final year of graduate study. Scholarships are awarded to rising college seniors who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in public service. Scholars will be required to work in public service for three of the first seven years following completion of a Truman-funded graduate degree program.
Morris K. Udall Scholarship: Eighty scholarships of up to $5000 will be awarded to extraordinary undergraduates in disciplines related to the environment and to Native Americans and Alaska Natives who study health car or tribal public policy.
James Madison Fellowship Program: This fellowship is awarded to students who plan to become teachers of American history, American government, or social studies in a secondary school setting. Fellows may receive up to $24,000 to support their master’s level graduate study of the principles, framing, and development of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights.