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National scholarships and fellowships

National scholarships and fellowships are available for outstanding students to extend their Augustana experience beyond campus borders. While many of the best-known scholarships, such as the Fulbright and Rhodes, are intended for post-graduate study, several provide funding for study abroad or research efforts for students while pursuing a bachelor of arts. 

Most of these scholarships require high academic achievement; each specifies areas of interest or skills desired. All of the scholarship applications take time to prepare — weeks or months in advance.

Students should review the opportunities below and visit the National Scholarships Office in CORE, 319 Olin, or contact Dr. Jeffrey Ratliff-Crain, 309-794-7331, to learn more.

Scholarships and fellowships for current students

Current students, first-year through juniors, can apply for several scholarships and fellowships that can help fund international study:

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Study Scholarships and Internships

National Security Education Program (Boren) Scholarship

Killam Fellowships to Canada

For more information on these scholarships and fellowships, see Dr. Allen Bertsche, director of International and Off-Campus Programs, in Olin 316.

Post-graduate scholarships and fellowships

The following scholarships can fund a year or more abroad for continued study or research or help fund initial graduate school work. Students apply during their senior year for study to begin the following year after graduation:

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program: Carnegie junior fellows work as research assistants to the endowment's senior associates. Deadline early October.

• The Davies-Jackson scholarship is for first-generation, graduating seniors who are interested in an additional two years of liberal arts study at St. Johns College, Cambridge University. Deadline mid-October.

Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship for Minorities provides three years of support for individuals engaged in, or who will be engaged in, graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. Deadline: fall term prior to first year of use.

Fulbright Scholarships provide grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. A candidate will submit a "Statement of Grant Purpose"defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S. Preparation for next year begins in February 2015.

• The Luce Scholars Program provides those with limited experience in Asian studies the opportunity to pursue a one-year internship in Asia. Deadline: late September.

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 the graduate level at a UK institution in any field of study. Deadline: Oct. 1.

• The Rhodes Scholarship is a post-graduate award supporting outstanding all-around students at the University of Oxford. The award covers all university and college fees, a personal stipend and airfare. Deadline: early October with process beginning the preceding spring.