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Post-Baccalaureate Opportunities

Oglethorpe students or alumni who seek more information about the prestigious Fulbright, Truman, Rhodes, Gates, Marshall or Mitchell Scholarships should visit the website of the Committee on Honor Scholarships.

The following additional fellowship opportunities are listed in order of application deadline for the 2011 – 2012 academic year.  Interested students are encouraged to pay attention to the specific qualifications, internal institutional deadlines, institutional endorsement requirements, and the appropriate Oglethorpe University contact (where applicable).

Deadline in Fall 2011

Gilman Scholarship (Deadline: October 5, 2011)
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  The program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad.  Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.  Students interested in this scholarship competition should contact, Dr. Jeffrey Collins, Assistant Professor of Art History and Study Abroad Coordinator.  For applications and detailed information on the Gillman Scholarships, click here.

Davies-Jackson Scholarship (Deadline: November 1, 2011)
Graduating seniors who are the first in their families to graduate from college are eligible to apply for two years of study at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge in England to begin in fall 2012. This full-scholarship is funded by an anonymous donor who wishes to provide the same opportunities at St. John’s that he was afforded as a young man. For more information, application materials, and a list of eligible institutions, click here

ASF--American Scandinavian Foundation (Deadline: November 1, 2011)
The ASF is a publicly supported, non-profit organization that promotes international understanding through educational and cultural exchange between the U.S. and the Nordic countries. Click here for more details.

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship (PPIA) (Deadline: November 1, 2011)
The goal of this fellowship is to promote the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented groups in public service and to advance their leadership roles throughout our civic institutions serving domestic and international affairs.  The PPIA Fellowship is a series of educational and developmental programs that span from the end of a student’s junior year in college to the completion of a Master’s degree in public policy, public administration and/or international affairs. The program was started to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, non-profits, public policy institutions and international organizations. For more information, click here.


Deadline in Spring 2012

Boren Scholarship (Deadline: January 31, 2012 and February 9, 2012)
The Institute of International Education offers scholarships for the National Security Education Program David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to become more proficient in the cultures and languages of world regions critical to the future security of our nation, such as in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.  Boren Scholarships, for undergraduate students, provide up to $20,000 for up to an academic year's study abroad. Students interested in this scholarship competition should contact, Dr. Jeffrey Collins, Assistant Professor of Art History and Director of International Programs.  For applications and detailed information on the Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, click here.  

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Rangel Fellowship (Deadline: January 21, 2012)
In 2010 the Rangel Program will award up to twenty (20) fellowships of up to $34,000 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center. Fellows who successfully complete the Rangel Program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer, embarking on one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available. For a program description or for information on the summer enrichment program for undergraduate student, click here

Udall Scholarship (Oglethorpe Deadline: February 15, 2012; National Deadline: February 24, 2012)
The Udall Scholarship recognizes undergraduates with the commitment and potential to pursue careers related to the environment across a wide spectrum of science, education, engineering, and social science fields. Students interested in applying for this scholarship must receive a university nomination by the Oglethorpe deadline. Please contact the Oglethrope University Office of Experiential Education. For more information, click here.

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in their junior year in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract 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. The Program develops a source of trained men and women from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department, who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad.  The Woodrow Wilson Foundation also offers other fellowships for study in conservation, women and gender, and religion and ethics. For more information, click here.

DAAD—Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany.  It offers semester abroad or degree programs and scholarships.  Click here for more details.

Oglethorpe University students are encouraged to contact the Oglethrope University Office of Experiential Education, with specific questions about any of these scholarships.

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