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Prestigious Scholarships

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Prestigious Scholarships for Domestic Study

Barry Goldwater Scholarship Foundation
Undergraduate Study

Designated for undergraduates in math and all sciences and engineering. Awards are made to sophomores for two years, to juniors for one year. Scholarship pays all tuition and fees up to $7,500/year to students planning to pursue careers and mathematics and science (but not in medical practice). Foundation awards up to 300 scholarships.

Website
Campus Deadline: November 25, 2013
Contact: Kevin Knudson

Recent Winners from UF
2012 Zak Kaufman
2012 Lauren McLeod
2011 Icon Mazzaccari
2011 Brian Williams
2010 Michael Mavros
2010 Christopher Reeg
2010 Andrew Scheuermann
2009 Mehrnoosh Arrar
2009 Christopher Marsh
2009 Miorel Palii
2008 Victor Albert
2008 Steven Robinette
2008 Nathan Strutt
2007 Bradford Barker
2007 Dustin McLarty
2007 Edward Miller
2006 Lauren Culver
2006 Jeffrey Wong
2006 Donald Burnett
2005 Edwin Homan
2005 Joseph Wilson
2004 David Duncan
2003 Anup Patel
2003 Robert Abel

Honorable Mentions
2011 Michael Durante
2011 Zachary Kaufman
2010 Mohammad Ehsan
2008 Marty Fernandez
2007 Gloria Tavera
2006 Taylor Gilliland  


Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
Undergraduate and Graduate Study

Designed for students with high GPA's who plan to pursue a career in public service. Student applies during the junior year; students are awarded up to $15,000 their first year of graduate school and up to $15,000 their last year of graduate school. Students who apply should be active in community service and campus leadership positions.

Website
Campus Deadline: November 24, 2014
Contact: Kevin Knudson 

Recent Winners from UF
2009 Adam Amir
2006 Ashley Bittner
2006 Bruce Haupt
2004 Max Miller
2002 Michael Gale
2003 Teresa Porter


Morris Udall Scholarship Foundation
Undergraduate Study

Awarded to undergraduates during sophomore or junior year for next academic year(s) to pursue studies in environmental sciences. Also available to Native American and Alaskan Natives. Award up to $5,000. Applicants should be familiar with work of Morris Udall

Website
Campus Deadline: February 9, 2015
Contact: Kevin Knudson

Recent Winners from UF
2011 Justin Fisch
2008 Sara Hutton
2005 Justin Bangs
2004 David Duncan
2003 James Argento
2002 Michael Gale
2001 Marissa Maland

Honorable Mentions
2012 Samantha Baraoidan
2007 Alison Erlenbach  



Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Undergraduate and Graduate Study

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 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.

Website
Contact: Regan Garner

Recent Winners from UF
2011 Neil Gundavda


National Science Fellowship (NSF)
Graduate Study

Open to all U.S. citizens at the beginning of their graduate study in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering sciences, the behavioral and social sciences, and the history or philosophy of science. Students should have completed no more than 20 hours of graduate study. However, Women in Engineering applicants may already hold the MA degree. Can apply via e-mail. Deadline: November

Website
Contact: Kevin Knudson

Recent Winners from UF
2008 Nnenna Adimora
2008 Jessica Allen
2008 Lori Albergotti
2008 Donald Burnette
2008 Clayton Cox
2008 Julie Cummings
2008 Mathieu Davis
2008 Mikolai Fajer
2008 Megan Gittinger
2008 Rebecca Gruby
2008 Jason Gulley
2008 Julie Lawson
2008 Cesar Moreno
2008 Louis Perez
2008 Julian Resasco
2008 Jessica Sockwell
2008 Lauren Willis


National Institute of Health Scholarship
Undergraduate Study

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The scholarship pays up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years. There is no campus application process; students apply online.

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Contact: Kevin Knudson


Beinecke Scholarship Foundation
Graduate Study

For juniors who are US citizens or nationals  and have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during their undergraduate years. Students must plan to attend graduate school in the arts, humanities, and social sciences (neuroscience majors should not apply). Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. A maximum of 20 scholarships are awarded annually. Students must apply through the University of Florida.

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How to apply

Application
Campus Deadline: February 10, 2014

Contact: Kevin Knudson

Recent Winners from UF
2008 Hananie Albert
2006 Jenna Batillo
2004 Adena Rottenstein


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Graduate Study

The Carnegie Junior Fellows Program is a tremendous award for graduating seniors (or students who have graduated during the last academic year) who are interested in political science and international policy. Each year this highly competitive fellowship is given to 8-10 graduates nationwide to work on the Carnegie Endowment’s projects such as non-proliferation, democracy building, trade, US leadership, China-related issues and Russian/Eurasian studies. Duties can include conducting research for books, co-authoring journal articles and policy papers, participating in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials. Junior Fellows are hired for approximately one year, starting August 1, and are paid a gross salary of $2,500 per month and full benefits.

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Campus Deadline: November 24, 2014
Contact: Kevin Knudson

Recent Winners from UF
2012 Yevgen Sautin


Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship
Graduate Study

Hertz Foundation's Graduate Fellowship award pays tuition and stipend for graduate study in the hard sciences at the student’s choice of tenable schools. Applicants should show evidence of exceptional creativity, broad understanding of physical principles, and outstanding potential for innovative research.

Eligibility: college seniors and graduate students wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation; appropriate fields are those in the applied physical and engineering sciences, or aspects of modern biology which apply the physical sciences intensively; citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Students apply electronically.

Website
Deadline: Fall 2013
Contact: Kevin Knudson



James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
Graduate Study

Designated for students in history and social sciences, especially political science, who plan to enter secondary school teaching; at least one award per state; includes expenses paid summer workshop.

Website
Apply Directly: March 1
Contact: Kevin Knudson

Recent Winners from UF
2004 Emma Kiziah
2002 Tim Tnnesz
2002 Jocelyn Tobin    


Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Graduate Study

The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family. The Fellowships are grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. The recipients are chosen on a national competitive basis. Thirty Fellowships will be awarded each year. A New American is an individual who (1) is a resident alien; i.e., holds a Green Card or, (2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen or (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. A successful candidate will give evidence of at least two of the following three attributes or criteria for selection: (1) creativity, originality, and initiative (2) a commitment to and capacity for accomplishment (3) a commitment to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Website
Deadline: November 1 (apply directy to fellowship)
Contact: Kevin Knudson

Recent Winners from UF
2012 Eduardo Hariton (current student at Harvard Medical School)
2003 Alex Hooper


The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
Post Bac.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship gives college graduates the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security with a monthly stipend of $1800 and travel expenses. Twice yearly, the Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individual to spend six to nine months in Washington. Prospective Fellows are expected to demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Application criteria and information are online; there is no official application form.

Website
Deadline: Spring Fellowship October 15, Fall Fellowship February 1 (apply directly to fellowship)
Contact: Kevin Knudson


The Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose
Undergraduate

The Simon Fellowship is an unrestriced cash grant that will be awarded to graduating college seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society.

Website
Deadline: January 2015 (apply directly to fellowship)