Carroll University Nationally-Competitive Scholarships

The Carroll Honors Center created this Nationally Competitive Scholarships page to help Carroll University students become aware of national and international scholarships and fellowships. The Carroll Honors Center hopes to advise, encourage and prepare Carroll students to submit applications for national and international fellowships, scholarships, and grants for graduate studies. The role of the Carroll Honors Center is to coordinate the efforts of faculty and administrators to help students be successful in their applications for these prestigious fellowships.

Faculty representatives have been assigned to each fellowship and scholarship, and students are encouraged to contact the appropriate representative for assistance.

Nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships are prestigious awards that allow students to continue their education with financial support. All students dedicated to academic excellence are highly encouraged to apply for an award in their discipline.

The Carroll Honors Center is in A. Paul Jones Scholars Hall at 120 Wright Street. Contact Dr. Lilly Goren with questions or comments.

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

Application Deadline: January
Scholarship Advisor: None

Boren Fellowships

Boren Fellowships provide American graduate students, both at the master's and the doctoral level, with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government.

Application Deadline: February
Scholarship Advisor: Abby Markwyn (

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program, a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. Department of State, seeks to attract outstanding young people who have an interest in pursuing a career in the Foreign Service of the U. S. Department of State.

Application Deadline: January
Scholarship Advisor: Rebecca Imes (

Davies-Jackson Scholarship

The Davies-Jackson Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records, who are among the first in their families to graduate college, to participate in a course of study at St. John's College at the University of Cambridge.

Application Deadline: November
Scholarship Advisor: Charlie Byler (

Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellowship

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) realizes that the country's strong science and technology community provides a critical advantage in the development and implementation of counter-terrorist measures and other DHS objectives.

Application Deadline: January
Scholarship Advisor: Lucinda Glaser (

The Fulbright Grant

The Fulbright Grant allows for individually designed study/research or an English Teaching Assistantship.

Application Deadline: October
Scholarship Advisor: Lilly Goren (

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship

This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities and social sciences.

Application Deadline: September
Scholarship Advisor: James Zager (

James Madison Fellowship

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to improve teaching about the United States Constitution in secondary schools.

Application Deadline: March
Scholarship Advisor: Rose Ann Donovan (

Marshall Scholarship

The purpose of the Marshall Scholarship is to finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom in a system of higher education recognized for its excellence.

Application Deadline: October
Scholarship Advisor: Amy Cropper (

Mitchell Scholarship

Named to honor the former U.S. senator's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, the George J. Mitchell Scholarships are intended to familiarize and connect the next generation of American leadership with the island of Ireland.

Application Deadline: October
Scholarship Advisor: Kevin Guilfoy (

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

The Department of Defense (DoD) will offer fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering.

Application Deadline: January
Scholarship Advisor: Lucinda Glaser (

National Collegiate Athletic Association Postgraduate Scholarship

The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship was created in 1964 to promote and encourage postgraduate education by rewarding the association's most accomplished student-athletes through their participation in NCAA championship and/or emerging sports.

Application Deadline: January, March, May
Scholarship Advisor: Jeffrey Kunz (

National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program

The Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) was crafted to take advantage of the best of two worlds - the academic environment of highly respected universities, and the breadth and depth of research at NIH.

Application Deadline: December
Scholarship Advisor: Lucinda Glaser (

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards Fellowships to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study.

Application Deadline: April
Scholarship Advisor: Jessica Boll (

Rhodes Scholarship

Extraordinary intellectual distinction is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for election to a Rhodes Scholarship. Selection committees are charged to seek excellence in qualities of mind and in qualities of person, which in combination, offer the promise of effective service to the world in the decades ahead.

Application Deadline: October
Scholarship Advisor: Jessica Boll (

Soros Fellowship for New Americans

This program is open to individuals who retain loyalty and a sense of commitment to their country of origin as well as the United States, but is intended to support individuals who will continue to regard the United States as their principle residence and focus on national identity.

Application Deadline: November
Scholarship Advisor: Theresa Barry (

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The program seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management and science policy.

Application Deadline: February
Scholarship Advisor: None

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