Office of Post-Baccalaureate Scholarships and Fellowships
MORGAN B. ELLIOTT
Morgan B. Elliott, a junior Biomedical Engineering major, has been named a 2014 Goldwater Scholar by The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. She is the sixth SLU student to become a Goldwater Scholar since the first awards were made in 1989.
The Scholarship Program honoring Senator Barry Goldwater is designed to foster and encourage outstanding sophomore and junior college students to pursue research careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields. Last week, the Trustees announced the award of 283 scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year from a field of 1,166 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide.
An active undergraduate researcher, Ms. Elliott has participated in research with faculty in the department of Biomedical Engineering, at SLU School of Medicine Transplant Division, and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She presented the research she conducted at the University of Illinois, "Modulating the induction of myogenesis through electrical stimulation," at the September 2013 Biomedical Engineering Society conference in Seattle, Washington. She is also the recipient of the 2013-14 NASA Minority University Research and Education Program Award.
Ms. Elliott has also been an active member of the SLU community. She is the Founder and President of the Disability Services Club, which received the Outstanding Organization and New Student Organization Awards in 2013, is a charter member of the SLU Chapter of Alpha Eta Mu Beta National Biomedical Engineering Honor Society, and a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. She also serves as Student Representative to the Buildings and Grounds Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Ms. Elliott's career goals include attaining a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on tissue engineering and biomaterials in order to work with surgeons and physicians in order to improve patient quality of life.
The Goldwater Scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.
Goldwater Scholars have very impressive academic qualifications that have garnered the attention of prestigious post-graduate fellowship programs. Recent Goldwater Scholars have been awarded 80 Rhodes Scholarships, 117 Marshall Awards, 112 Churchill Scholarships, and numerous other distinguished fellowships such as the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships.
Since its first award in 1989, the Foundation has bestowed 7,163 scholarships worth approximately 46 million dollars. The Trustees plan to award about three hundred scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year.
2014 Fulbright AwardsThe Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.
English Teaching Assistant Awards
The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program (ETA) places a Fulbrighter in a classroom abroad in order to provide assistance to teachers of English to non-native English-speakers. English Teaching Assistants help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for U.S. culture.
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The Office of Post-Baccalaureate Scholarships and Fellowships provides information about, advice, and support for undergraduates and recent graduates interested in applying for national and international scholarships, fellowships, and other funding opportunities. Click on one of the images below to begin exploring opportunities:
Several of the major undergraduate and post-graduate scholarships require institutional endorsement. Information about these opportunities can be found here. There many other scholarships, fellowships, and funding opportunities for undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students interested in continuing their education or service learning. These include funded research experiences, scholarships for language study and study abroad, and opportunities for experiential learning in the U.S. and abroad. A listing of many of the opportunities with links can be found here. For more information, contact Dr. Duane H. Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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