“Honors enrichment classes help to form great relationships with professors. You sit down together as a team and design independent coursework pertaining to your own interest in that area of study. In the sometimes hectic, high-speed world of college, this type of independent work can be a once in a college career, if not lifetime, experience.”

—Emily Talago
Biotechnology
Class of 2009

Scholarship Spotlight

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

http://www.act.org/goldwater

The purpose of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, as stated in the enabling legislation, is to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. A more realistic statement of the purpose, in today's terms, is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to those fields of academic study and research.

The following information can help Marywood University students who may be considering applying for one or more nationally recognized awards such as the Rhodes, Fulbright and Marshall Fellowships.

All of the fellowships listed here require extensive preparation before you will be able to submit an application. For this reason, you should research application procedures far in advance of the application deadlines. Each fellowship has a faculty mentor listed whom you should consult for more information.

For advice finding scholarships for all academic levels, see the Scholarship Search Finder on "Finding and Applying for Scholarships" at the US Department of Education website, http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/finding-scholarships.

International Scholarships

Boren Awards

http://www.borenawards.org

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. We focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

 

Advisor: Dr. Ann Cerminaro-Constanzi,
acostanzi@marywood.edu


The Corcoran Scholarship

http://friendlysons.org

The Corcoran Scholarship is sponsored by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Lackawanna County.  It provides $5000 to a qualified student to study in Ireland or Northern Ireland.  This scholarship is available every other year.  The next application period will open in Fall 2010 for study abroad in the 2010-2011 academic year.

Advisor: Dr. Erin Sadlack,
easadlack@marywood.edu


Gilman Scholarships

http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

Advisor: Dr. Alexandru Vari,
vari@marywood.edu



The Rhodes Scholarship

http://www.rhodesscholar.org

The Rhodes Scholarships were established after the death of Cecil Rhodes, who dreamed of improving the world through the diffusion of leaders motivated to serve their contemporaries, trained in the contemplative life of the mind, and broadened by their acquaintance with one another and by their exposure to cultures different from their own. Mr. Rhodes hoped that his plan of bringing able students from throughout the English-speaking world and beyond to study at Oxford University would aid in the promotion of international understanding and peace. Each year, 32 U. S. citizens are among more than 80 Rhodes Scholars worldwide who take up degree courses at Oxford University.

Advisor: Dr. Joseph Polizzi,
japolizzi@marywood.edu


The Marshall Scholarship

http://www.marshallscholarship.org

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.
As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programmes contributes to their ultimate personal success.

Advisor: Dr. Joseph Polizzi,
japolizzi@marywood.edu


The Fulbright Scholarship

http://www.fulbrightonline.org

Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. The flagship international educational program sponsored by the U.S. Government, the Fulbright Program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and the people other countries.

Advisor: Dr. Joseph Polizzi,
japolizzi@marywood.edu


Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships

www.Rotary.org

The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country.

Advisor: MDr. Ann Cerminaro-Constanzi,
acostanzi@marywood.edu


National Scholarships

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

http://www.truman.gov

The mission of the Truman Scholarship Foundation is to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.

Advisor: TBA


Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

http://www.jkcf.org

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's scholarship programs are designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard, demonstrate a strong will to succeed, and have financial need. Our scholarships provide financial assistance and academic support to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.

Advisor: Dr. Helen Bittel
bittel@marywood.edu


James Madison Graduate Fellowship

http://www.jamesmadison.com

The James Madison Fellowships were created to honor Madison's legacy and Madisonian principles by providing support for graduate study that focuses on the Constitution--its history and contemporary relevance to the practices and policies of democratic government. The benefits of the fellowship program are manifold and lasting. Fellowship recipients have a unique opportunity to strengthen their research, writing, and analytical skills. In the process they form professional ties that can significantly influence their career aspirations. Fellows gain a deeper understanding of the principles of constitutional government which they in turn transmit to their students. In this way the James Madison Fellowships ensure that the spirit and practical wisdom of the Constitution will guide the actions of future generations of American citizens.

Advisor: Dr. Frederick Fagal
fagal@marywood.edu


Morris K. Udall Scholarship

http://www.udall.gov/Default.aspx

The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education.

Advisor: Dr. Jay P. Clymer
clymer@marywood.edu


Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

http://www.act.org/goldwater

The purpose of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, as stated in the enabling legislation, is to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. A more realistic statement of the purpose, in today's terms, is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to those fields of academic study and research.

Advisor: Dr. Michael Kiel
mkiel@marywood.edu


National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

http://www.nsfgrfp.org

The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the U.S. and abroad.


Advisor: Dr. Michael Kiel,
mkiel@marywood.edu

Pre-Med Advisor - Dr. Lisa Antoniacci
lantoniacci@marywood.edu

Pre-Law Advisor - Dr. Kathleen Munley
munleyk@marywood.edu


National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

http://www.genome.gov/12011156

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds that are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training during the summer, and paid employment and training at NIH after graduation.

Advisor: Dr. Deborah Hokien,
hokien@marywood.edu