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Nationally Competitive Scholarships

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Boren First-Years, Sophomores, and Juniors may apply. Undergraduate Boren Scholarships support language study and study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP). Open to U.S. citizens.
DePauw Deadline: December 1, 2013
National Deadline: February 5, 2014
Contact: Kate Knaul, Center for Student Engagement
Carnegie For seniors and recent graduates. Carnegie Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year, with a full benefits package.
DePauw Deadline: December 1, 2013
National Deadline: January 15, 2014
Contact: Amy Welch, Honor Scholar Program
Critical Language Scholarship The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers fully-funded summer language institutes for U.S. university students and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
DePauw Deadline: November 1, 2013
National Deadline: November 15, 2013
Contact: Kate Knaul, Center for Student Engagement
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduates. DAAD offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate scholarships and grants for study and research in Germany.
DePauw Deadline: October 15, 2013
National Deadline: November 1, 2013 - January 31, 2014
Contact: Inge Aures, Modern Languages
DAAD RISE Sophomores and juniors. Summer internships at German Universities and Research Institutes for students in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and engineering. Knowledge of German not required. Open to students from the U.S., U.K., and Canada.
DePauw Deadline: December 15, 2013
National Deadline: January 31, 2014
Contact: Henning Schneider, Biology
Davies - Jackson Seniors. Supports 2 years of graduate study at St. John's College, Cambridge University. Designed for students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences "who are among the very first in their families to have graduated from college."
National Deadline: November 1, 2013
Contact: Andrea Sununu, English
Elie Wiesel Prize Essay contest for juniors and seniors. Essay focuses on urgent ethical issues confronting students today.
National Deadline: December 2013
Contact: Martha Rainbolt, English
EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Sophomores. Undergraduate fellowships for students in environmental fields. Support for junior and senior years and paid EPA summer internship.
DePauw Deadline: October 2012
National Deadline: December 2012
Contact: Jeanette Pope, Geosciences
Fulbright U.S. Student Program Seniors, Graduates. Supports one academic year of study, research, or teaching in any of over 155 countries, with the goal of promoting cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding. Open to U.S. citizens.
Declaration Day: September 1, 2013
DePauw Deadline: September 27, 2013
National Deadline: October 15, 2013
Contact: David Gellman, History and Kate Knaul, Center for Student Engagement
Gates Cambridge Seniors. Supports 1-4 years of study at Cambridge University. Goal is to create future leaders who will address global problems related to health, equity, technology, and learning.  U.S. and non-U.S. citizens.
DePauw Deadline: September 17, 2013
National Deadline: October 15, 2013 (U.S. citizens) and December 3, 2013
Contact: Kate Knaul, Center for Student Engagement
Gilman Sophomores, juniors. Scholarships for study abroad for students holding Pell Grants. For fall and spring national deadlines, please see website.
DePauw Deadline:  February 15 (for fall, full-year, summer)
                              September 15 (for spring)

National Deadline:  early March (for fall semester and full-year)
                               October 1, 2013 (for spring semester)
                               March 4, 2014 (for summer term)
Contact: Kate Knaul, Mandy Brookins Blinn, Center for Student Engagement
Goldwater Sophomores and Juniors. Supports 1-2 years of undergraduate study for students who intend careers in mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering; apply in sophomore or junior year.
DePauw Deadline: December 1, 2013
National Deadline: January 31, 2014
Contact: Gloria Townsend, Computer Science
Hollings Sophomores and Juniors. Offers generous financial support for the junior and senior years and a paid 10-week summer internship to undergraduates interested in oceanic and atmospheric science.
DePauw Deadline: January 2014
Contact: Fred Soster, Geosciences
JET Programme Seniors. The Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme promotes grass-roots international exchange between Japan and other nations. Participants serve as assistant language teachers throughout Japan.
National Deadline: November 15, 2013
Contact: Hiroko Chiba, Asian Studies
Madison Seniors. Supports 2 years of graduate study towards a master's degree concentrating on American history or government; for students who teach or plan to teach about the U.S. Constitution in secondary school.
National Deadline: March 1, 2014
Contact: John Schlotterbeck, History; Jamie Stockton, Education Studies
Marshall Seniors. Supports 2 years of study in any discipline at a university in the U.K., leading to the award of a British University degree. Highly competitive.
DePauw Deadline: September 16, 2013
National Deadline: October 1, 2013
Contact: Bob Dewey, History
Mitchell Seniors apply. 12 Scholarships awarded annually to U.S. citizens. Supports 1 year of graduate study at a university in Ireland for future American leaders. Goal is to promote understanding of "the island from which 44 million Americans claim descent."
DePauw Deadline: September 17, 2013
National Deadline: October 1, 2013
Contact: Melanie Finney, Communication & Theater
National Security Internships Undergraduate summer and one-year internships in fields such as cyber security and nuclear technology. See also Pacific Northwest National Laboratory internships for majors in chemistry, physics, and computer science.
National Deadline: October 2012
Contact: Hilary Eppley, Chemistry & Biochemistry
NIH-Oxford/Cambridge An accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research. The projects culminate in the award of a D.Phil or Ph.D. in science from either Oxford or Cambridge. Students may also pursue combined M.D./Ph.D. training through partnerships the program maintains with a broad range of American medical schools.
National Deadline: December 3, 2013
Contact: Daniel Gurnon, Sharon Crary, Chemistry & Biochemistry
NSF / National Science Foundation Seniors. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to a research-based masters or doctoral degree and is intended for students who are at the early stages of their graduate study. Open to U.S. citizens and residents but may be used to pursue a degree overseas. 
National Deadline:  November 4-8, 2013
Contact: Hilary Eppley, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Pickering JUNIORS may apply for the Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship. Supports students who intend to join the US Dept. of State Foreign Service. Women, members of historically underrepresented groups, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. 
National Deadline:  Early February 2014
Contact: Barbara Steinson, History
Rhodes Seniors. Supports 2 or 3 years of graduate study at Oxford. Goal is to bring together outstanding students from many countries around the world and to prepare students for service to others. Highly competitive.
DePauw Deadline:  September 16, 2013
National Deadline:  October 2, 2013
Contact: Marcia McKelligan, Philosophy
Rotary Seniors and young professionals. Rotary focuses on humanitarian service projects. Please see Rotary website for details about new Global and District Grants for small and large projects. Applications are made through the Greencastle Rotary or the Rotary Club in the student's hometown.
DePauw Deadline: December 1, 2013
Contact: Kate Knaul, Center for Student Engagement
Soros Open to Seniors and Graduate Students who qualify as "new Americans." 30 scholarships awarded nationally. Supports up to two years of graduate study in any professional field or scholarly discipline; applicants must be "new Americans" -- resident alien with green card, naturalized U.S. citizen, child of at least one naturalized citizen. Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment.
DePauw Deadline: September 15, 2013
National Deadline: November 8, 2013
Contact: Inge Aures, Modern Languages; Sherry Mou, Modern Languages & Asian Studies
Truman For Juniors. Supports 1 or more years of graduate study in U.S. or abroad for students planning a career in public service; scholars apply and are accepted as juniors.
DePauw Deadline:  December 1, 2013
National Deadline:  February 4, 2014
Contact: Kate Knaul, Center for Student Engagement
Udall One-year undergraduate scholarship for students who intend careers related to the environment; and for Native American and Alaska Native students who intend careers in health care or tribal public policy. Scholars apply and are selected as sophomores.
DePauw Deadline:  December 1, 2013
National Deadline:  March 1, 2014
Contact: Michele Villinski, Economics
Woodrow Wilson Indiana Seniors. $30,000 stipend to support pursuit of master's in teaching; mentoring and training for secondary school teaching in STEM subjects.
National Deadline:  December 2, 2013
Contact: John Caraher, Physics & Astronomy
Scholarships that don't require proof of US citizenship or permanent residency From Educators for Fair Consideration, a list of scholarships available for citizens of other countries, including guidance on writing successful applications. 
Contact: 
Kate Knaul, Center for Student Engagement