Honors College students are provided a wonderful resource to discuss scholarship and fellowship opportunities with Dr. Michael Bassman, Distinguished Honors Professor. Dr. Bassman serves Honors students as the Honors College Scholarship and Fellowship Advisor and can assist students at any stage of the scholarship process. These services are in addition to those that ECU students can receive from scholarship advisors (as referenced for some awards below) and the office of university scholarships.
This scholarship offers the opportunity to study at Oxford University for two years, with all tuition fees paid and a living allowance provided. 32 American Rhodes Scholars are selected from all over the nation to pursue a course of study of their own choosing at Oxford, such as a Master’s degree or a second Bachelor’s degree. Students are selected on the basis of intellectual distinction, leadership and service. To apply, contact ECU’s Faculty Representative Dr. James Gehlhar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 310,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential - with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research in an international setting. For a full list of programs and descriptions, visit the link above. If interested in applying, contact the ECU Faculty Representative Dr. Birgit Jensen at email@example.com.
This scholarship is given to rising college juniors and seniors students who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. Scholars receive up to $7,500 annually. To apply, contact ECU Faculty Representative, Michael Bassman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to 40 Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their ultimate personal success. The Marshall Scholarship program is open only to United States citizens who (at the time they take up their Scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA of 3.7.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation offers scholarships to students entering graduate programs. The Graduate scholarship requires the institution to nominate no more than two students for the award. The scholarship is given to approximately 65 students each year.
The Foundation provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. It also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions and professional development. Students must be college juniors at the time of selection.
Udall Scholars are selected based on the commitment to careers in the environment, health care, or tribal public policy, their leadership potential, and academic achievement. Scholars receive $5,000 annually. To apply, contact ECU Faculty Representative Mr. Randy Gilland at email@example.com.
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad. For more information on how to apply, contact the ECU Faculty Representative Dr. Holly Hapke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This national fellowship program gives recent college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington D.C. at an organization of their choosing for 6-9 months. The graduates are paid and are full-time junior staff members at their choice of a participating organization. Fellows are picked twice yearly, for both the spring and fall semesters.
Phi Kappa Phi currently awards 51 Fellowships of $5,000 each and 5 at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. PKP Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. The ECU Phi Kappa Phi Chapter website may be found by following the link above.
The International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP), is the product of an educator-led initiative founded over 25 years ago, and continues to educate, motivate, and inspire accomplished students through interactive, experiential and engaging programs that encourage high-achievers to reach higher and achieve more in their lives and careers. All scholars have strong academic records and leadership skills. Also, everyone must be at least 18 years old at the start of the Program and currently enrolled in a college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student or be a recent graduate. Students must be nominated by an educator or self-nominate.
The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity founds multiple programs domestically and internationally. Here in the U.S., the Foundation organizes The Prize in Ethics Essay Contest for college juniors and seniors. Prizes range from $500-$5,000 and are awarded to essays that are well written, range from 3,000-4,000 words, and analyze a current ethical dilemma in the world. The contest ends during December.
Teach For America recruits a diverse group of dedicated leaders, regardless of major, who want to expand educational opportunities in low-income communities. The window to apply is open from August to February, but early application is encouraged. Corps-member must commit to two-years of teaching and will receive full salaries and health benefits.
AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. For a full list of program descriptions, benefits, and examples of the work performed by AmeriCorps, visit the link above.
The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.
A candidate chosen by the CDC will work on a project associated with developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases. Current undergraduate and graduate students may hold appointments during the summer or part-time appointments during the semester.
The Autry Fellowship is a competitive fellowship program for talented and ambitious recent college graduates. It provides an opportunity to work for one year as a full-time, paid staff member at MDC. The Autry Fellowship supports the mission of MDC--to help organizations and communities in the South close the gaps that separate people from opportunity--by developing a cadre of young leaders who have experience promoting economic development, increasing equity and excellence in education, building inclusive civic cultures, and who are poised and ready to apply their new learning to benefit this region.
For more information on scholarships, Honors students should contact Dr. Michael Bassman, Honors College Scholarship and Fellowship Advisor. Additional information is also available on the website for the office of university scholarships.