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Scholarship Nexus: Scholarships

Prestigious Scholarships

The most prestigious scholarships are also the most competitive and most demanding. They often require a distinguished prior record of academic achievement and a great deal of advance preparation. For each of these scholarships, Hofstra has an appointed on-campus advisor, along with a list of others who might be called upon to consult with and assist the individual applicant at all stages of the application process. Some of these scholarships require an on-campus application review, with an interview and selection process before a candidate can go forward with the university's nomination.

Amgen Scholarships
Amgen Scholars perform summer research in the sciences at leading university research laboratories (in the U.S. or Japan) under supervision and present their findings at a symposium.
Website: http://www.amgenscholars.com/about 
Deadline: varies by host campus, but most are Feb. 1, 2018.
Hofstra coordinator: Neil H. Donahue, 463-5442 | Email and respective science advisor or chairperson.

Boren Scholarships for International Study
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000.to undergraduate students to study abroad in areas that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren scholars study less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portugese, Russian, and Swahili. Applicants will identify how their study abroad program and future goals relate to national security, broadly conceived.
Website: https://www.borenawards.org/scholarships/program-basics/boren-scholarship-basics
Hofstra coordinator: Neil H. Donahue, 463-5442 | Email
Campus deadline: January 11, 2018.
Nomination deadline: February 8, 2018.

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship program
The Bosch Fellowship is a distinguished opportunity (for 20 recipients) to complete a high-level professional development program in Germany. Fellows are recruited from business administration, journalism, law, public policy and closely related fields. No German language skills are needed at the time of application.
Website: https://culturalvistas.org/programs/abroad/robert-bosch-foundation-fellowship/
Hofstra coordinator: Neil H. Donahue, 463-5442 Email

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Junior Fellows Program
The Junior Fellow position pays a full-year salary (approx. $35K) and jr. fellows work as assistants to Carnegie associates: "Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials."
Website: http://carnegieendowment.org/about/jr-fellows
Hofstra coordinator: Neil H. Donahue: 463-5442 / E-mail
Campus deadline: November 15, 2018
Nomination deadline: January 15, 2019

Critical Language Scholarship
The Critical Language Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. State Department, and provides a fully-funded summer of on-site intensive training in one of 13 critically needed foreign languages, through both formal instruction and one-on-one meetings with native speakers for conversational practice and cultural activities.  Scholarship winners can vary in their level of expertise, but need to show how they will use the language in their professional lives. 2016 competition opens in summer 2016.
Website: http://www.clscholarship.org/ 
Hofstra coordinator: Neil H. Donahue: 464-5442 / Email 
CLS deadline for Summer 2019: November 15, 2018.

Fulbright Scholarship Program
Provides opportunities for research and study, or for teaching abroad in many countries around the world. Research track requires well-developed research project. Proficiency in language of target country is strongly recommended. Requires campus committee review. Watch for on-campus information sessions, or contact the Fulbright Program adviser.
Website: www.us.fulbrightonline.org
Hofstra Fulbright Program Adviser: Dr. Neil H. Donahue | Neil.H.Donahue{at}hofstra.edu  Tel. 516-463-5442 / 5400
Campus deadline: September 12, 2018.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships at the University of Cambridge, UK
To enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge. The Trustees are required to 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 providing their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others. Applicants must receive admission to University of Cambridge in a graduate program.
Website: www.gatesscholar.org/
Hofstra coordinator: Neil H. Donahue: 463-5442 | Email
Cambridge deadline: October 11, 2018.

Gilman Scholarship
(Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program)
Awards (amount varies: avg. $4,000; max.$5,000) for U.S. undergraduate students with federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Summer-only study abroad programs are not eligible.
Website: www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program
Hofstra coordinator: Neil H. Donahue 463-5442/4842 | E-mail
Financial Aid coordinator (re: Pell Grant): Ramona Hudson, Asst. Dir. of Financial  Aid, 463-6591 | Email
Deadline for students online: October 3, 2017 and March 6, 2018. There are two application cycles per year for the following term: fall and spring.

Goldwater Scholarship
Provides financial support ($7,500.) to sophomores or junior pursuing a research career in math, science or engineering (not for pre-med). Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Website: www.act.org/goldwater
Hofstra coordinator: Scott Lefurgy, Chemistry Department | Email | (516) 463-5538.
Campus deadline: January 8, 2017; Nomination deadline: January 27, 2018.

Hertz Foundation
For graduate or professional school. $50,000. for six years. An artistic or service component is desirable but not required. Requires university nomination.
Website: http://hertzfoundation.org/fellowships/fellowshipaward
Hofstra coordinator: Neil H. Donahue: 463-5442 | Email
Campus deadline: October 27, 2017

Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship
For graduate or professional school. $50,000. for six years. An artistic or service component is desirable but not required. Requires university nomination. N.B. As of August, 2009, due to financial losses, the Foundation has restricted applicants for the Graduate Scholarship to prior recipients of its Transfer Scholarship (from community colleges). Therefore, Hofstra will no longer conduct a review and selection process for candidates until the eligibility standards revert to their prior status.
Website: www.jkcf.org
Hofstra coordinator: Neil H. Donahue: 463-5442 | Email
Campus deadline: No nomination process for Jack Kent Cooke Foundation until further notice.

Marshall Scholarship
For two or three years of study in the United Kingdom. All majors. Graduating seniors or recent graduates are eligible.
Minimum 3.7 GPA
Website: www.marshallscholarship.org
Hofstra coordinator: Meena Bose (Political Science) | Email
On-Campus deadline: September 12, 2017; Scholarship deadline: October 3, 2017.

Mitchell Scholarship
For one year of study in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland, European travel included. Graduating seniors or recent graduates are eligible.
Website: https://www.us-irelandalliance.org/mitchellscholarship/applicants
Hofstra coordinator: Neil H. Donahue | Email
Campus deadline: September 29, 2018; Scholarship deadline: October 1, 2018.

National Institute of Health
For study at either Oxford or Cambridge Universities as well as at the National Institute of Health
Website: https://www.nih.gov/grants-funding
Hofstra coordinator: Katie Sell (Phsyical Education/Sport Science)  Email | Phone: 463-5814
Scholarship deadline: TBA

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Supports graduate students in science, technology, engineering and math. Students can apply as undergraduate seniors. Fellows at any accredited institution in the U.S. or elsewhere receive $30,000 per year along with other funds for tuition and travel.
Website: www.nsfgrfp.org
Hofstra coordinator: Sarah Novak | Email | Phone: 463-7134
Deadlines vary according to field, from November 2-12.

Pickering Fellowship (Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship)
For talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy.
The Fellowship seeks outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State, and covers room, board, books, tuition, fees and travel for the junior and senior years of college, and the first year of graduate school. Students must be in their sophomore year with a GPA of at least 3.2. Interviews are conducted in Washington, DC.
Website: www.woodrow.org/pickeringfellowship
Hofstra coordinator: Neil H. Donahue | Email
Scholarship deadline: January 15, 2017.

Rhodes Scholarship
For two or three years of study at Oxford University, England. All majors. Graduating seniors or recent graduates are eligible.
Website: http://www.rhodesscholar.org/
Hofstra coordinator: Meena Bose (Political Science) | Email
Campus deadline: September 12, 2018
Nomination deadline: October 4, 2018

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
Promotes international understanding. One year of study in another country. $24,000. Several types of scholarship, including for language study.
Website: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/scholarships
Hofstra coordinator: Neil H. Donahue | Email
Deadline: By districts; consult website.

SMART Scholarship: Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (National Defense Education Program)
The Department of Defense (DoD) funds undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) with full scholarships. Students must be willing to accept internships and then limited term civilian employment in a DoD area after completion of degree.
Hofstra coordinator:
Campus deadline:https://www.asee.org/fellowship-programs
Scholarship deadline: December 1, 2017

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
This fellowships provides up to $90,000 of support for thirty individuals for up to two years of graduate study in any subject anywhere in the U.S. All applicants must qualify as New Americans. Applicants must be either seniors in college or in the first or second year of a graduate program. The fellowship provides $25,000/yr. maintenance and half tuition (up to $20,000/yr.) wherever the student is enrolled.
Website: https://www.pdsoros.org/apply
Hofstra coordinator: Neil H. Donahue | Email
Scholarship deadline: November 1, 2018

Truman Scholarship
For graduate study in public policy and public service areas. Students are eligible to apply in their junior year only.
Website: www.truman.gov
Hofstra coordinator: Meena Bose (Political Science) | Email
Campus deadline: January 11, 2019
Scholarship deadline: February 2, 2019

Morris K. Udall Scholarship
Sophomore or junior status (i.e. with at least two more years of college). Career plans in environmental, public policy or Native American affairs. GPA at least 3.0.
Hofstra coordinator: Neil H. Donahue | Tel. 463-5590 | Email
Campus deadline: February 15, 2018
Scholarship deadline: March 8, 2018

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowships
Various fellowships are available in the areas of Teaching, Foreign Affairs, Conservation
Hofstra coordinator: Neil H. Donahue, 463-5442 | Email
Deadlines vary with particular scholarship. See website and contact coordinator.