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Fellowships & Awards

Fellowships & Awards support students in preparing competitive applications for prestigious, merit-based scholarships and fellowships. Regardless of the outcome, we are committed to helping students think deeply and critically about complex issues while providing a constructive space for reflection and imagination to help foster student engagement.

Signature Programs

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

  • Sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, math or engineering
  • $7,500 annually towards an undergraduate degree
  • Medical students should intend to pursue a research career. Careers in the clinical field are not eligible
  • GPA: 3.8

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Benjamin A. Gillman International Scholarship

  • Up to $5000 to study or intern abroad. Critical Need Languages supplemental award up to $3000
  • Be an undergraduate student and be receiving a Federal Pell Grant
  • GPA: 2.5

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Boren Scholarship

  • Summer, semester, or year-long study in regions critical to US national security
  • Open to undergraduate students
  • Requires a one-year commitment to federal government employment after graduation. Intensive overseas language and cultural immersion programs
  • Undergraduate Scholarship GPA: 3.0

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Fulbright Student Program

  • Funding to pursue international graduate study, research, or teaching English. Programs are worldwide
  • Benefits include airfare, room and board, and health insurance. Some countries include tuition coverage, language study, and books
  • Must have an undergraduate degree, and cannot yet hold a Ph.D
  • GPA: 3.0

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Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

  • For college students who want to attend graduate school to prepare for careers in government or elsewhere in public service
  • Up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government
  • Extensive public service records, strong leadership potential, and committed to careers in government or public service
  • Must be a junior in the upper quarter of the class
  • GPA: 3.2

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Marshall Scholarship

  • 2 years of graduate study at any university in the UK
  • Intellectual distinction in the field of study
  • GPA: 3.7

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Mitchell Scholarship

  • One year graduate study in Ireland to connect future American leaders who demonstrate intellectual achievement, leadership, and commitment to service
  • Funding for tuition, housing, living expense stipend, and international travel
  • Must have an undergraduate degree before beginning study as Mitchell scholar
  • GPA: 3.6

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Rhodes Scholarship

  • 2+ years fully funded at Oxford University for Master’s or Ph.D. Study
  • Extraordinary intellectual distinction and commitment to service
  • Open to all fields
  • Not yet turned 24 years old at the time of application
  • GPA: 3.7

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Udall Undergraduate Foundation

  • Be committed to a career related to the environment OR Native American and Alaskan Natives committed to a career in tribal public policy or Native American Health Care
  • Up to a maximum of $7,000 for one year. Covers tuition, fees, books, and room and board
  • Must be a sophomore or junior
  • GPA: 3.0

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Dr. Rand Brandes

Martin Luther Stevens Professor of English, Director of the Visiting Writers Series, Director of the Lineberger Center
Hickory Campus