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Post-Graduate Study and Travel Grants

The Fulbright Program is designed to allow scholars from the United States and abroad to exchange ideas, observe each others’ political, economic and cultural institutions, and embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world’s inhabitants. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for recent graduates, postgraduate candidates, and developing professionals and artists to conduct career-launching study and research abroad. Most grantees plan their own programs. Projects may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination. Several types of grants are available, including comprehensive grants, travel grants, as well as education and business grants in selected countries. New application materials for each year’s Fulbright competition are available annually on May 1. All applications must be submitted by October 21 in order to qualify for awards for the next academic year. The application is available online at http://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/notification. If you have any additional questions please contact Prof. Janet Ikeda.

The George J. Mitchell Scholarships, named in honor of the former Senator's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, are intended to familiarize and engage the next generation of America's leaders with the island of Ireland. These Scholarships allow Americans to pursue one year of post-graduate study in any discipline offered at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition and housing for one calendar year along with international travel and a living expenses stipend. Normally, 12 Scholarships are awarded each year. Mitchell Scholars must exhibit superior levels of academic achievement, leadership and community service.  For further information and deadlines, please visit http://thecollege.wlu.edu/grants/fellowshipsSeniors.htm 

The Marshall Scholarship finances young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Open only to United States citizens who (by the time they take up their Scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA of 3.7. To qualify for awards tenable from October 2007, candidates must have graduated from their undergraduate college or university after April 2004.

The Scholarship provides University fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.: Up to 40 Scholarships awarded annually. A Marshall Scholarship is tenable for two academic years (i.e. 22 months), but may be extended by the Commission, though not beyond the end of a third academic year. If you have any additional questions, please visit http://thecollege.wlu.edu/grants/marshall.htm

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation: Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program provides tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees a for the first year and second year of graduate study, with reimbursement for books and one round-trip travel . Graduate-level Fellows receive stipends during participation in one domestic summer internship between the first and second year of graduate school, and one summer overseas internship following the second year of graduate school. Guidance from a Foreign Service Officer is provided during graduate school. Fellows must meet Department of State Foreign Service entry requirements. Each successful candidate is obligated to a minimum of three years service in an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer. Only United States citizens will be considered. Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale. At time of application, candidates must be seeking admission to graduate school for the following academic year. Winners are expected to enroll in a two-year full-time master's degree program (such as public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology or foreign languages). U.S. graduate institutions only.