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Undergraduate Scholarships

The scholarships listed below are outstanding opportunities for recipients to receive funds for undergraduate and graduate study. Wofford students have been very successful in winning several of these scholarships over the years. Please look at the criteria carefully, and if you qualify and are interested, contact the appropriate person listed after each scholarship. These people are eager to answer your questions and help you apply. The most important elements in the application process for almost all of these scholarships are the statement of purpose (a short written statement which describes your study project) and the letters of recommendation from the faculty. Click on the titles of the scholarships and browse the Internet for up-to-date information on many of these scholarships and fellowships.

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships  

  • Academic year, semester, quarter, or short-term program abroad undergraduate scholarships of up to $5,000. Short-term programs must be at least four weeks in length.
  • Eligibility: Students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding are eligible to apply. You must be a US citizen.
  • Qualifications: The applicant is applying to or been accepted for a program of study abroad eligible for undergraduate credit by the student's home institution. Proof of program acceptance is required for final award disbursement. The applicant is not studying in a country that is currently under a Travel Warning issued by the United States Department of State or Cuba. To find a list of these countries, please see http://travel.state.gov/travel/warnings.html. The applicant is applying to single-country program. Multi-country programs are not eligible.
  • Deadline:see website 
  • Contact:Dean Ana María Wiseman, Dean of International Programs, DuPré Administration Building   
 

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships 

  • One-year or two-year undergraduate scholarships of up to $7500 annually for the eligible education expenses of students intending to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Students who plan to study medicine may be considered only if they intend careers in research rather than as medical doctors in private practice.
  • Eligibility: Applicants who are full-time students, sophomores or juniors, have at least a 3.0 GPA and rank in the upper fourth of their classes, are nominated by their institutions, and are United States citizens are eligible for consideration.
  • Qualifications: Eligible students who may be competitive in the Goldwater competition are those who have maintained outstanding academic performances and who have demonstrated potential for and commitment to research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.
  • Deadline: Candidacy and selection process begins in September, completed application and nomination materials are due to Wofford in late December. Complete application and institutional endorsement materials must be mailed by early February. Please consult the Schedule for Goldwater applications
  • Institutional endorsement required: Contact Dr. Kirsten Krick-Aigner to schedule an appointment.
  • Contact: Dean Ana María Wiseman, Dean of International Programs, DuPré Administration Building

National Security Education Program- David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Scholarships for a minimum of one academic term, including a summer term of six (6) weeks or longer and up to a full academic year. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing study abroad for a full academic year  of up to $10,000 per semester. The NSEP service requirement stipulates that an award recipient work in the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, State, or the Intelligence Community.
  • Qualifications: Outstanding undergraduates with international career goals who intend to study overseas in specific areas as established by NSEP.
  • Deadline: Deadline for submission of all materials - early February.
  • Contact: Dean Ana María Wiseman, Dean of International Programs, DuPré Administration Building

Truman Scholarships 

  • Scholarships for up to $30,000 available. Scholars are eligible for $3,000 for senior year and up to $13,500 for one or two years of graduate school. Scholars must be United States citizen.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must possess intellectual strength, communication skills, and analytical abilities. They must be committed to a career in government or elsewhere in the public sector. They must also have an extensive record of public and community service and those selected are required to work in public service.
  • Qualifications: Junior standing and in upper fourth of class.
  • Deadline: Applicants must indicate interest to the contact at Wofford in September. Interviews will be scheduled in early October. Interested students interview for the nomination from Wofford. Deadline for all materials is early February. Please consult the Schedule for Truman applications
  • Institutional endorsement required: Contact Dr. Kirsten Krick-Aigner to schedule an appointment.
  • Contact: Dean Ana María Wiseman, Dean of International Programs, DuPré Administration Building

The Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarship 

  • Scholarships of up to $5,000
  • Qualifications: Outstanding juniors and seniors in fields related to the Environment.
  • Deadline: Applicants must consult their contact at Wofford in their sophomore year concerning the application process. Deadlines for all materials are in February.
  • Contact: Dr. Douglas Rayner, Professor of Biology, 203G Milliken Science Center West.

All-USA College Academic Team 

  • Scholarships of up to $2,500
  • Qualifications: Outstanding undergraduates in any field who excel in scholarship and leadership.
  • Deadline: Applicants must have a nominating professor.  Deadlines for all materials are in November.
  • Contact: Dean Ana María Wiseman, Dean of International Programs, DuPré Administration Building

The Fund for Theological Education 

  • Undergraduate Fellowships of up to $2,000
  • Qualifications: Outstanding sophomores or juniors with the potential to become excellent ministers.
  • Deadline: Deadline for submission of all materials - February.
  • Contact: Dean Ana María Wiseman, Dean of International Programs, DuPré Administration Building

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) 

  • Short-term opportunities to study on the graduate or undergraduate level in Germany.
  • Qualifications: Outstanding German majors with at least junior standing who have completed at least 2 year of college level German.
  • Deadline: Applicants must consult their contact at Wofford.
  • Contact: Dr. Kirsten Krick-Aigner, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages, 115G Olin Building


Graduate Fellowships
The fellowships listed below are outstanding opportunities for recipients to pursue further knowledge through graduate study. Please look at the criteria carefully, and if you qualify and are interested, contact the appropriate person listed after each fellowship. These people are eager to answer your questions and help you apply. The most important elements in the application process for almost all of these fellowships are the statement of purpose (a short written statement which describes your study project) and the letters of recommendation from the faculty. Click on the titles of the scholarships and browse the Internet for further information on many of these scholarships and fellowships.

Rhodes Scholarships 

  • Two-year scholarships to the University of Oxford which pay all fees and annual maintenance allowances.
  • Eligibility: An applicant must be a United States citizen, unmarried, at least 18 and not more than 24 years of age on October 1 of year of application, and a senior (or graduate).
  • Qualifications: Proven intellectual and academic achievement of high standard, integrity of character, interest in and respect for one's fellow man, the ability to lead, and the energy to make full use of one's talents as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports.
  • Deadline: Applicants must consult their contact at Wofford in early February concerning the application process. A Wofford campus Rhodes committee will interview prospective applicants in late Spring of the junior year. All application materials must be submitted by early October of the senior year.  Please consult the Schedule for Rhodes applications
  • Institutional endorsement required: Contact Dr. Kirsten Krick-Aigner to schedule an appointment.
  • Contact: Dean Ana María Wiseman, Dean of International Programs, DuPré Administration Building

Fulbright Scholarships  

  • The Fulbright US student program offers grants for graduate study and research abroad as well as a teaching fellowship.
  • Qualifications: Outstanding seniors with a well defined project.
  • Deadline: Applicants must consult their contact at Wofford in early February of their junior year concerning the application process. Deadlines for all materials is October of the senior year.
  • Contact: Dr. Kirsten Krick-Aigner, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages, 115G Olin Building

 Gates Cambridge Scholarships 

  • Two-year scholarships which cover the full cost of study at Cambridge for a single person - namely, all approved University and College tuition fees, a maintenance allowance for a single student (see website for current awards), a further discretionary contribution towards costs of supporting dependents at Cambridge, and one return economy airfare between the UK and the Scholar’s normal country of residence.
  • Eligibility: An applicant must be a citizen of any country other than the United Kingdom, at least 18 years old and unmarried, and must be admitted through Cambridge University's usual academic procedures.
  • Qualifications: Proven intellectual ability, leadership capacity and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others.
  • Deadline: Applicants must consult their contact at Wofford in early February concerning the application process. All application materials must be submitted before early October.
  • Contact: Dean Ana María Wiseman, Dean of International Programs, DuPré Administration Building

James Madison Fellowship 

  • Two-year scholarships to any university of the recipient's choice. The value of the scholarship is $24,000 per year.
  • Qualifications: Outstanding seniors without teaching experience who intend to become secondary school teachers of American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12.
  • Deadline: Applicants must consult their contact at Wofford in their junior year concerning the application process. Deadlines for all materials is March of the senior year.
  • Contact: Dean Ana María Wiseman, Dean of International Programs, DuPré Administration Building

Marshall Scholarships 

  • Two-year scholarships to a British university. The total value of the scholarship varies, but averages about £20,000 per year.
  • Qualifications: Seniors with a 3.7 GPA on courses after the freshman year.
  • Deadline: Applicants must consult the contact at Wofford in the junior year concerning the application process. A Wofford campus committee will interview prospective applicants in late Spring of the junior year. Deadlines for all materials is early October. Please consult the Schedule for Marshall applications
  • Institutional endorsement required: Contact Dr. Kirsten Krick-Aigner to schedule an appointment.
  • Contact: Dean Ana María Wiseman, Dean of International Programs, DuPré Administration Building

Mitchell Scholarships 

  • One-year scholarships to institutions of higher learning in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland. The universities provide room and board. In addition, each Scholar receives a stipend of $11,000. The Scholar also received financial assistance for travel expenses.
  • Qualifications: Seniors with a record of intellectual distinction, leadership, integrity and service.
  • Deadline: Applicants must consult the contact at Wofford in the junior year concerning the application process. A Wofford campus  committee will interview prospective applicants in late Spring of the junior year. Deadlines for all materials is early October of the senior year . Please consult the Schedule for Mitchell applications
  • Institutional endorsement required: Contact Dr. Kirsten Krick-Aigner to schedule an appointment.
  • Contact: Dean Ana María Wiseman, Dean of International Programs, DuPré Administration Building

National Science Foundation  

  • One, two or three-year fellowships with a stipend of $15,000 annually. Additional awards will be offered to encourage women to undertake graduate study in engineering, computer and information science.
  • Eligibility: Seniors who intend to do research-based graduate study in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering.
  • Qualifications: Intellectual ability, the ability to work as a member of a team as well as independently, to communicate, and to plan and conduct research.
  • Deadline: Vary depending on grant proposal. Wofford may require an internal deadline.
  • Contact: Dean Ana María Wiseman, Dean of International Programs, DuPré Administration Building

NUFFIC: Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education 

  • Huygens Scholarships fund up to two years of graduate study in The Netherlands ($49,000)
  • Qualifications: Outstanding seniors entering a Master's degree in The Netherlands
  • Deadline: Deadline for submission of all materials - very early February.
  • Contact: Dean Ana María Wiseman, Dean of International Programs, DuPré Administration Building 

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans 

  • Two-year scholarships of up to $20,000 annually and a tuition grant for study in the United States
  • Qualifications: Outstanding juniors and seniors in any fields. Applicants must be Green Card holders, naturalized citizens or children or two naturalized citizens.  The purpose of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields.
  • Deadline: Applicants must consult the contact at Wofford in the junior year concerning the application process. A Wofford campus committee will interview prospective applicants in late Spring of the junior year. Deadlines for all materials is early November of the senior year.
  • Institutional endorsement required: Contact Dr. Kirsten Krick-Aigner to schedule an appointment.
  • Contact: Dean Ana María Wiseman, Dean of International Programs, DuPré Administration Building

SIT Alice Rowan Swanson Fellowship Fund 

  • One-year scholarships of up to $5,000 for research projects abroad.
  • Qualifications: Outstanding SIT study abroad alumni in any fields, preference is given to alumni who studied on an SIT program in the last five years. The purpose of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields.
  • Deadline: Applicants must consult the contact at Wofford in the fall of their senior year concerning the application process. Applications will be reviewed twice annually, on March 1st and October 1st.  March applicants must plan to begin their project between June and December of the same year.  October applicants must begin their project between January and May of the following year.
  • Contact: Dean Ana María Wiseman, Dean of International Programs, DuPré Administration Building.

  Rotary Foundation Scholarships 

  • One-year opportunities to study on the graduate or undergraduate level in a foreign country. The stipend covers fees, travel, and living expenses.
  • Qualifications: Sophomores, juniors or seniors who are proficient in a foreign language and are strong students. Scholarships for English speaking sites are extremely competitive.
  • Deadline: Applicants must consult their contact at Wofford in the Fall semester of the junior year. Please consult the Schedule for Rotary applications
  • Contact: Dean Ana María Wiseman, Dean of International Programs, DuPré Administration Building

The Fund for Theological Education 

  • Ministry Fellowships of up to $5,000
  • Qualifications: Outstanding juniors and seniors entering a Master in Divinity program.
  • Deadline: Deadline for submission of all materials - early April.
  • Contact: Dean Ana María Wiseman, Dean of International Programs, DuPré Administration Building

The United Methodist Communications Scholarships 

  • Scholarships for Ethnic Minority Students of up to $2,500
  • Scholarships for Graduate Study in Religious journalism of up to $6,000
  • Qualifications: Outstanding juniors and seniors in fields related to religious communication.
  • Deadline: Deadline for submission of all materials - March 15.
  • Contact: Dean Ana María Wiseman, Dean of International Programs, DuPré Administration Building

Dr. Ana María J. Wiseman
Dean of International Programs
DuPré Administration Building
864.597.4510 / 864.597.4019 fax
wisemana@wofford.edu