U.S. Opportunities


Fields:  Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Engineering
Required:  Strong commitment to career in one of the above fields; potential for making significant contribution in one's chosen field
Eligibility:  Full-time matriculated sophomore or junior; grade point average of B or higher and in upper fourth of one's class; firm plans to achieve advanced degree (M.D. only for medical research); U. S. citizen or resident alien
Award:  Up to 300 scholarships, worth up to $7,500 annually
Deadline:  Around January 30
Web Site:  http://www.act.org/goldwater/  
Contact:  Dr. Rama Balasubramanian, Massengill 243, 375-2057, balasubramanian@roanoke.edu  

Fields:  All majors and fields of study
Required:  Outstanding potential and intent to pursue career in environmental public policy, or (if Native American or Alaska Native) pursue career in health care or tribal public policy
Eligibility:  Matriculated sophomore or junior; GPA of at least 3.0, and in upper fourth of one's class; U. S. citizen, U. S. national, or permanent resident alien (should have involvement with campus and/or community environmental issues or programs)
Awards:  Approximately 50 awards worth up to $5000 -- one-year scholarship
Deadline:  Late February/early March
Web Site:  http://www.udall.gov
Contact:  Dr. Daniel Sarabia, 312 Trout Hall, 375-2220; sarabia@roanoke.edu       


Required:  To be eligible for the Lilly Graduate Fellowship, nominees must intend to enter a Ph.D., M.F.A., D.M.A., Th.D., or equivalent program the school of their choice that will lead to a teaching career in humanities or the arts within the academy.  Nominees must want to engage modes of Christian practice and inquiry in the context of the academy and their academic disciplines and demonstrate an interest in teaching at a church-related school. 
Eligibility:  Recent (within the past 5 years) graduate or senior graduating in current academic year, and accepted into graduate program by June 1
Awards:  10 fellowships
Deadline:  Campus representative submits nomination by mid-November
Web Site:  http://www.lillyfellows.org/GraduateFellowsProgram.aspx
Contact:  Dr. Mary Henold, 316 Bank Bldg., 378-5159; henold@roanoke.edu

Fields: Secondary school teaching of American History, American Government, or Social Studies
Required: Pursuit of relevant master's degree (in history or political science, or in education--with relevant concentration, or Master of Arts in Teaching); must take 12 or more hours of work about U. S. Constitution; must subsequently teach one year for each year of the scholarship
Eligibility: Bachelor's degree by August 31 of year the master's program starts, or be teaching grades 7-12 in the fields above; U. S. citizen or national
Awards: 53+ fellowships, worth up to $24,000 for up to two years of study
Deadline: Usually around March 1
Web Site: http://www.jamesmadison.com
Contact:  Prof. Katie Elmore, 234-C Bast, 375-2346; elmore@roanoke.edu    

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS Fields: Mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including history or philosophy of science; research-based doctoral programs in science education; computer and information science
Required: Plan graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees
Eligibility: College senior (or first-year graduate student); ability-based awards; U. S. citizen or national, or permanent resident alien
Awards: About 1000 three-year fellowships, worth $30,000 stipend plus $10,500 education allowance each year
Deadline: Around November 3-10 (approximate dates -- depends on field)
Web Site: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201  

Contact:  Dr. Leonard Pysh, 406 Life Science Bldg., 375-2466; pysh@roanoke.edu

SOROS FELLOWSHIPS Fields: Any academic discipline or professional field, including fine and performing arts
Required: Evidence of creativity, accomplishment, and commitment to values in the U.S. Constitution; graduate school at accredited U.S. university
Eligibility: College senior (or in grad school 1-2 years); age less than 30; status as a "New American" (holder of Green Card, or naturalized citizen, or child of 2 naturalized citizen parents)
Awards: 30 fellowships, worth half-tuition plus $20,000 maintenance annually
Deadline: November 1  (approximate)
Web Site: http://www.pdsoros.org/  
Contact:  Mr. Scott Couchman, 206 Admin Bldg., 375-2068, couchman@roanoke.edu  

Fields:  Economics, education, government, history, international relations, law, political science, public administration, public policy, public health, agriculture, biology, engineering, environmental management, mathematics, physical and social sciences, technology policy, etc. -- public service career
Required:  Attend graduate school to prepare for career in government or public  service (including nonprofit and advocacy organizations); show leadership potential, intellectual strength, and ability to make a difference (e.g., community service record, proposed program of study); must work in public service for three years after education
Eligibility: Junior-level student, committed  to career in  public service; in upper quarter of one's class; excellent record of community service; U. S. citizen or U. S. national  
Awards:  60-65 awards (up to $30,000 for two years of graduate school)
Deadline:  First Tuesday of February
Web Site: http://www.truman.gov
Contact:  Dr. Todd Peppers, 212 West Hall, 375-2417; peppers@roanoke.edu