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Major Awards

Competitive Fellowships and Scholarships Advising (CFSA) coordinates student applications for major, nationally competitive awards. Most of these are postgraduate awards that attract highly qualified applicants from across the country and are very selective. If you have excelled during your studies at Saint Louis University, then you may wish to consider applying for one if these awards.

If you are interested, please make an appointment to learn more about any of these awards by contacting program coordinator Annie Rues Neidel at CFSA is happy to provide you with advice, guidance and feedback throughout your application process.

Applicants are highly encouraged to contact CFSA early and often. Many of the awards require institutional endorsement and are due well in advance of the start date (up to a year in some cases). You can find the eligibility requirements and mission for several major national awards in the list below.

If you do not see the award for which you intend to apply, please visit the other opportunities page or contact us with further questions.

Boren Fellowships

Open to seniors or graduate students, this fellowship supports an overseas study proposed by the applicant. Study of a foreign language appropriate to the identified country or region must be an integral part of each application proposal. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Campus Deadline: Jan. 20, 2015

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Boren Scholarships

Open to freshmen through seniors, this scholarship provide support for study abroad in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. This scholarship is for U.S. citizens with a broad interest in national security.

Campus Deadline: Jan. 27, 2015

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Schwarzman Scholars

Open to seniors or recent college graduates, this scholarship provides support for one year of graduate study in China for students focusing on International Studies, Economics, and Public Policy.

Campus Deadline: April 17, 2015

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Open to seniors and recent college graduates, this fellowship provides support for one year of study, research or teaching experiences in any country where there is a Fulbright Commission. Only available for U.S. citizens.

Campus Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015

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Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

Open to seniors and graduate/professional students and U.S. and non-U.S. citizens, this scholarship provides for one to four years of study leading to a degree at Cambridge University, England. All applicants must apply directly to Cambridge as a graduate student and fill out the supplemental portion of the application to the Cambridge Trusts to be considered for the fellowship.

Campus Deadline: Sept. 1, 2015

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Marshall Scholarship

Open to seniors or recent college graduates who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the United Kingdom, this scholarships supports two years of graduate school at participating universities. Must be a U.S. citizen with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.7.

Campus Deadline: Sept. 1, 2015

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George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Open to seniors or recent college graduates, this scholarship provides for one year of support in graduate school in Ireland. Students should be interested in community service and working for peace. Must be under the age of 30 and a U.S. citizen.

Campus Deadline: Sept. 1, 2015

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Rhodes Scholarship Trust

Open to seniors and recent college graduates, this scholarship trust provides for one to three years of graduate study at Oxford University, England.

Campus Deadline: Sept. 1, 2015

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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Open to sophomores or juniors, this scholarship offers one to two years of undergraduate funding to students who demonstrate strong evidence of contributing to the technological advances of the United States. Applicants should be committed to pursuing a Ph.D. in the research fields of mathematics, sciences or engineering.

Campus Deadline: Dec. 1, 2015

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Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Open to juniors who are U.S. citizens with a record of community service and a commitment to a career in public service are eligible, this scholarship provides one year of funding for students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Public service includes government, uniformed services, public interest organizations, nongovernmental research or educational organizations, public and private schools, and other public service-oriented nonprofit organizations.

Campus Deadline: Jan. 10, 2015

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Morris K. Udall Scholarship

Open to sophomores and juniors, the Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.

Campus Deadline: Feb. 1, 2015

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