Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark

Prestigious Fellowships & Scholarships

OxfordWant to take your McKendree educational experience to the next level?  Find a prestigious fellowship or scholarship that matches your academic interests and more importantly, YOU!

We strongly encourage our outstanding students to compete for national and international scholarships and fellowships, providing opportunities of a lifetime.  If interested:


1.   Read the information below.

2.   Make sure that you meet the eligibility requirements.

3.   Contact Dr. Martha Patterson with your interests.


Note: Some of the awards (indicated by an asterisk * after them) require a McKendree University internal approval process.


Prestigious Fellowships & Scholarships

 

                         

Scholarship /
Fellowship

 

Purpose

 

Eligible
Majors

 

For Study In
U.S. or Abroad

 

Who Can Apply?

 

Applies
Toward

 

Deadline

                         

Benjamin A.
Gilman International Scholarship

 

To financially support students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad programs

 

All majors

 

Abroad 

 

U

 

U

 

Early October & Mid-March 

                         

George J.
Mitchell
Scholarship *

 

To introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland

 

All majors

 

Abroad

 

U/G

 

G

 

Early October

                         

Marshall
Scholarship *

 

To develop leaders who will enhance the connection between Britain and the U.S.

 

All majors
 

 

Abroad

 

U/G 

 

G

 

Early October

       
         
   

Rhodes
Scholarship *

 

To educate future world leaders who are committed to service and help promote international understanding and peace

 

All majors

 

Abroad

 

U/G

 

U/G

 

Early October

                         

Fulbright Scholar
Program Grant

 

To promote “mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries of the world”

 

All majors 

 

Abroad 

 

 U/G

 

G/R

 

Mid-October 

                         

CIC Davies-Jackson
Scholarship

 

To provide scholarships to exceptional students who are the first in their families to graduate from college

 

Archeology and Anthropology, Classics, Economics, English, Geography, History, History of Art, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music, Philosophy, and Social & Political Sciences

 

Abroad

 

U/G 

 

G

 

Early November

                         

Ford Foundation Diversity
Fellowship

 

To support underrepresented graduated students in obtaining a Ph.D. or Sc.D. at a U.S. educational institution

 

All majors

 

U.S.

 

U/G 

 

G

  Mid-November
                         

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Graduate Arts Award

 

To enable students with exceptional artistic promise and significant unmet financial need to earn a graduate degree 

 

Performing arts, visual arts, and creative writing majors

 

U.S.

 

U/G

 

G

 

Late November 

                         

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

 

To challenge college students in analyzing urgent ethical issues 

 

 All majors

 

U.S. 

 

U

 

U

 

Early December

                         

UNCF Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards

 

To increase the number of minority students in sciences and engineering

 

Science and engineering

 

U.S.

 

U/G

 

U/G 

 

Early December

                         

National Defense
Science and
Engineering
Graduate Fellowship

 

To increase the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance

 

Science and
engineering

 

U.S. or
abroad 

 

U/G 

 

G

 

Mid-December

                         

Science, Mathematics, and Research for
Transformation
Scholarship for Service

 

To increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at the Department of Defense laboratories 

 

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

 

U.S.

 

U/G

 

U/G

 

Mid-December

                         

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

 

To provide scholarships to highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers to pursue careers in these fields

 

For sophomores and juniors with majors in mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering

 

U.S.

 

U

 

U 

 

End of January 

                         

Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship

 

To support undergraduate students training in NOAA mission sciences
and teacher education

 

Disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, or education

 

U.S. 

 

U

 

U 

 

End of January

                         

Boren Award for International Study

 

To provide undergraduate students with the resources to acquire skills in areas of the world critical to national security

 

All majors

 

Abroad

 

U

 

U

 
 

Early February

                         

Harry S. Truman
Scholarship

 

To support college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to making a difference through public service

 

All majors

 

U.S. 

 

U

 

G 

 

Early February

                         

James Madison Memorial
Fellowship

 

To provide support for graduate study that focuses on the study of American history
 

 

All majors, but must plan to become a teacher of American history, American government, or social studies

 

U.S.

 

U

 

G

 

Early March

                         

Benjamin A.
Gilman International Scholarship

 

To financially support students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad programs 

 

All majors

 

Abroad

 

U

 

U

 

Early October & Mid-March

                         

Davis-Putter
Scholarship
Fund

 

To offer need-based scholarships for students active in movements for social and economic justice

 

All majors

 

U.S.

 

U/G

 

U/G

 

Early April

                         

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

 

To provide financial support to students in the study abroad program.

 

All majors

 

Abroad

 

U

 

U

 

Early April

                         

 

Contact

 

Martha PattersonMartha Patterson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English
Carnegie Hall 206
(618) 537-6881
mhpatterson@mckendree.edu