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National Scholarships

National Scholarships
Boren – Apply as sophomores or juniors
• Must study abroad for at least one semester in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, or Latin America with the intent to learn the language and culture of the region
• Funding is $20,000 for full year; $10,000 for one semester; $8,000 for summer (summer funding available only for students in science, technology, engineering or mathematics)
• Preference given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to work in the federal government
• Deadline: SDSU deadline is January 15, 2012; Foundation deadline is February 9, 2012
Gilman – Apply as sophomores, juniors, or seniors
• Must study abroad for a minimum of four weeks in one country; must be an undergraduate student in good academic standing; must be a Federal Pell Grant recipient at the time of application or during the term of study abroad
• Preference given to students from diverse backgrounds who will be studying in non-traditional destinations
• Funding is up to $5,000
• Deadline: October 7 for spring travel; March 1 for fall travel

Goldwater – Apply as sophomores or juniors
• Provides up to $7,500 annually for students pursuing careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering
• Must have participated in research or can demonstrate intellectual curiosity through independent investigation of a theory or issue in their field
• Must be interested in graduate school and research opportunities
• Deadline: SDSU deadline is December 16; Foundation deadline is January 31, 2012

Marshall – Apply as senior or after earn Bachelor’s degree
• Minimum GPA of 3.8
• Stipend used to support graduate work at a university in the United Kingdom
• Funds used to cover university fees, cost of living, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States
• Deadline: SDSU deadline is September 1; Foundation deadline is October 3

Truman – Apply as juniors
• Provides $30,000 to pursue graduate degree in public service fields
• Must have extensive records of public and community service, leadership potential and commitment to a career in government or public service
• Deadline: SDSU deadline is December 16; Foundation deadline is late January/early February

Udall – Apply as sophomores or juniors

• Provides up to $5,000 for one year of undergraduate study
• Must be committed to a career related to the environment, or committed to a career in tribal public policy or Native American health care
(Only Native American or Alaskan Natives are eligible for tribal policy and health career scholarships)
• Community service and leadership are very important
• Deadline: SDSU deadline is February 4, 2012; Foundation deadline is March 1, 2012

Jack Kent Cooke – Apply as seniors or as recent graduates
• Provides up to $50,000 annually to support a graduate degree program for up to six years; supports most fields of study
• Must show exceptional promise, have demonstrated excellence in academic endeavors and extracurricular activities and have financial need

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships – Apply as seniors or current graduate students
• Provides institutional payment and a stipend to pursue Ph.D. in the applied physical sciences, engineering and those aspects of modern biology that apply the physical sciences intensively
• Awards based on merit

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship – Apply as seniors or 1st year of graduate study
• Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend and cost of education allowance of $10,500 for 12-month tenures for a maximum of three years – can be used over five years
• Awarded for graduate study leading to research-based master’ or doctoral degrees in the mathematical, physical, biological, behavior and social sciences, and engineering

For more information on these scholarships and many others, please contact Dr. Patricia Patterson at or 594-0809. Please visit the Academic Scholarships website at for detailed descriptions of these scholarships and links to the foundation websites.

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