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The University Honors Program is committed to assisting all Miami University students and alumni identify, plan for, and win national scholarships and fellowships in pursuit of their life goals and dreams.  These fellowships are designed for individuals who plan to pursue graduate school, study abroad, or professional development.

Below is the 2014-2015 Fellowship Overview with clickable links to the specific Fellowship’s website.  Here you can quickly gauge what fellowships you may be interested as well as view a brief overview of requirements.  For more information, please view the side bar.

Month Fellowship/Scholarship Campus Deadline National Deadline Criteria Field of Study
September
Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship – Independent 10/1/2014 All years Major, course work, or independent reading that reflects the focus of issues of peace and security
British Marshall Scholarship – MU Sponsored 9/2/2014 10/1/2014 Senior Any- Must be going to Marshall institution in U.K.
The George J. Mitchell Scholarship – MU Sponsored 9/2/2014 10/1/2014 Senior All fields available at partner universities in Ireland
Rhodes Scholarship – MU Sponsored 9/2/2014 10/1/2014 Senior Any that are available at University of Oxford
Gates Cambridge Scholarship Application – Independent 9/15/2014 10/15/2014 Senior Any
STAR (Science to Achieve Results) – Independent All years Environment related career
Fulbright Program – MU Sponsored 9/19/2014 10/14/2014 Senior Any
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program – Independent 9/29/2014 10/29-11/6/2014 Receive graduate degree prior to fall 2013 Interest in research with evidence of broader impacts
August Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award – Independent 9/30/2014 10/31/2014 Senior Physical, Biological, or Engineering sciences; wishing to pursue Ph.D. degree
October
William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship – Independent 11/15/2014 All years Any (preference given to students with interest in Middle Eastern/Islamic cultures)
Ford Diversity Fellowships: Predoctoral – Independent 11/19/2014 All years Planning to enroll in an eligible research-based program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D.
November
Truman Scholarship – MU Sponsored 11/1/2014 2/3/2015 Junior Desire to influence government, public policy, education
NIH MD/PdDPartnerships Training Program – Independent 12/1/2014 All years Any
Goldman Prize – Honors Program Sponsored 11/10/2014 Senior Any
SMART (Science, Mathematics, & Research For Transformation) – Independent 11/15/2014 12/15/2014 All years Pursuing an undergraduate degree in a STEM discipline
National Defense Science & Engineering Fellowship – Independent 12/12/2014 Senior Science and engineering; encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups
December
Astronaut Scholarship – MU Sponsored 12/1/2014 4/1/2015 All years Experience with lab and reserach work in your field
Carnegie Junior Fellows Program – MU Sponsored 12/5/2014 1/15/2015 Senior Any
Beinecke – MU Sponsored 12/5/2014 2/20/2015 Junior Plan to enter master’s or doctoral porgram in arts, humanities, social sciences
Coro Fellows Program – Independent 1/23/2015 All years Any
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship – MU Sponsored 12/5/2014 1/23/2015 Sophomore or Junior Research experience necessary; Mathematics, natural sciences, engineering
Udall Scholarship – MU Sponsored 12/5/2014 3/4/2015 Sophomore or Junior Any, but with coursework in environment or tribal public policy
January
Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship – Independent 1/16/2015 Senior Foreign Service career
Samuel Huntington Public Service Award – Independent 1/19/2015 Senior Any
NSEP Boren Scholarship (Undergraduate) – MU Sponsored 1/26/2015 2/4/2015 All years Interest in critical languages and national security
NSEP Boren Fellowship (Graduate) – MU Sponsored 1/26/2015 1/27/2015 All years Interest in critical languages and national security
February
Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship – MU Sponsored  2/1/2015 4/15/2015 Senior Active member of Phi Kappa Phi
Fulbright mtvU Awards – MU Sponsored 2/27/2015 2/27/2015 Seniors Music as a cultural force for expression or change
James Madison Graduate Fellowship – Independent 3/1/2015 Senior Intended for graduate study leading to Master’s degree in history, political sicence, government, science in education
Hispanic Scholarship/McNamara Family Grant – Independent 3/1/2015 All years Arts
March
Gilman International Scholarship Program – MU Sponsored 3/3/2015 All years Any
ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship – Independent 3/2/2015 Senior Entering Law School
April & May
Begin working with faculty for September scholarships

In addition to this generalized timeline and the sidebar, the links below will direct you to detailed descriptions of the individual Fellowships and the selection criteria.

Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowships

Science Math and Engineering Fellowships

Overall, to be eligible to apply for a prestigious scholarship or fellowships, you should have the following:

  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher;
  • A history of substantial intellectual or creative projects;
  • Evidence of exemplary leadership or public service; and
  • Three or more faculty members who can write you detailed letters of support.

These fellowships are designed for individuals who plan to pursue:

  • Graduate School (rather than law, business or medical school)
  • Study Abroad
  • Professional Development

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