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Rhodes Scholarships

Rhodes Scholars study for two years at Oxford University in the field of their choice. Committees look for distinction of intellect and character. Scholars are chosen on the basis of their literary and scholastic achievements, moral character, leadership, and public service.

Application Deadline:

For more information, please contact the following University of Akron faculty member: 
     Dr. Shelley Baranowski, History Department.
     e-mail: sbarano@uakron.edu; telephone: x7081


Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Scholars study for two years at the university of their choice in the United Kingdom. Committees look for distinction of intellect and character. Preference is given to candidates who combine high academic achievement with the capacity to play an active part in the life of the university they attend, and to those who display a potential to make significant contributions to society. Applicants must have a minimum 3.7 GPA and be a United States citizen under the age of 26.

Application Deadline:

For more information, please contact the following University of Akron faculty member:
    tbd
    e-mail: tbd@uakron.edu; telephone: x
 


Rotary Scholarships

Currently, three types of scholarships are offered:

  • Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide funding one academic year of study in a foreign country. This award is intended to help cover round-trip transportation, tuition, fees, room and board expenses, and some educational supplies up to US$26,000 or its equivalent. Academic-Year Scholarships are the most common type of scholarship offered.
  • Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships are for two years of degree-oriented study in a foreign country. A flat grant of US$13,000 or its equivalent is provided per year to be applied toward the costs of a degree program.
  • Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships are for either three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in a foreign country and provide funds to cover round-trip transportation, language training expenses, and home stay living arrangements up to US$12,000 and US$19,000, respectively.  Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship are considered for candidates interested in studying Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Swedish.

Application Deadline:

For more information, please contact
    Molly Cox in the Honors College office,
    e-mail: mhc7@uakron.edu; telephone: x7966



Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships

Goldwater Scholars help foster excellence in science and mathematics at the undergraduate level. Sophomores may receive two years of support; juniors may receive one. Candidates should demonstrate outstanding potential for and commitment to a career in mathematics or the natural sciences. Some engineering fields may apply. The ultimate educational goal of all candidates should be the Ph.D. U.S. citizenship is required.

For more information, please contact the following University of Akron faculty member:
    Dr. Daniel B. Sheffer, Biomedical Engineering
    e-mail: dsheffer@uakron.edu;  telephone: x6977


Harry S. Truman Scholarships

Truman Scholars are awarded outstanding leadership potential who plan to attend graduate school in preparation for a career in government or public service. Funds are awarded for the student's senior year and for graduate studies. Scholars participate in leadership development programs and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.

Application Deadline: February 1

For more information, please contact the following University of Akron faculty member:
    Dr. Christopher Banks, Political Science Department
    e-mail: banks1@uakron.edu;  telephone: x5654

 

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