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The committee on Post Graduate Scholarships provides information, outreach, and support to Oglethorpe students who have the potential to become candidates for nationally-competitive scholarships and fellowships.

Each year, a number of national and international agencies offer a variety of scholarships recognizing achievement in academics and the potential to contribute to society. Exceptional Oglethorpe University students planning to advance their academic, leadership, or civic qualifications following graduation are encouraged to evaluate their qualifications to apply for these prestigious scholarships. Students who meet basic qualifications are encouraged to notify the committee of their intent to apply based on deadlines outlined here. Oglethorpe's committee on Post Graduate Scholarships will review candidates and work with faculty representatives to determine the final nominee for each scholarship. For most scholarships, the committee will select only one nominee.

Timeline for Applications
Declaring Your Intent to Apply
Profiles of Oglethorpe Recipients & Finalists
Committee on Post Graduate Scholarships

Scholarship & Fellowship Opportunities

Scholarship
Year to Apply
Oglethorpe Intent Deadline
Oglethorpe Final Deadline
National Deadline
Senior, Post-Grad
July 1, 2013
September 6, 2013
October 15, 2013
Senior, Post Grad
July 1, 2013
September 6, 2013
October 15, 2013
Junior
July 1, 2013
October 1, 2013
February 5, 2013
Senior, Post-Grad
July 1, 2013
September 6, 2013
October 2, 2012
Senior, Post-Grad
July 1, 2013
September 6, 2013
TBA
Senior, Post-Grad
(min GPA: 3.7)
July 1, 2013
September 6, 2013
October 1, 2013
Senior, Post-Grad
July 1, 2013
September 6, 2013
October 1, 2012
Senior, Post-Grad
July 1, 2013
October 15, 2013
November 1, 2013

Fulbright US Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright U.S. Student alumni populate a range of professions and include ambassadors, members of Congress, judges, heads of corporations, university presidents, journalists, artists, professors, and teachers. Bose Corporation founder Amar Bose, actor John Lithgow, composer Philip Glass, opera singer Renee Fleming and economist Joseph Stiglitz are among notable former grantees.. Students interested in these scholarships should be aware of internal institutional deadlines and should contact a committee member with questions. For more information on Fulbright scholarship requirements and eligibility, click here.

Fulbright Teaching Assistantship
Teaching Assistantships in English are offered in many countries worldwide. Placements are in schools or universities outside of the capital cities. Assistants design various activities to improve their students' language abilities and knowledge of the United States, while increasing their own language skills and knowledge of the host country. Assistantships carry a monthly stipend of about $1000. For more information on Fulbright Teaching Assistantship requirements and eligibility, click here.

Truman Scholarship
Truman scholarships vary in amount up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Truman scholarships are designed to support graduate studies, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service. Applicants must be college juniors at the time of selection and have fulfilled a service requirement. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation also provides a number of programs: Truman Scholar Leadership Week, The Summer Institute, The Truman Fellows Program, and the Public Service Law Conference. Students interested in these scholarships should be aware of internal institutional deadlines and should contact a committee member with questions. For more information on Truman scholarship requirements and eligibility, click here. For advice and guidance on the application process, click here.

Rhodes Scholarship
The purpose of the Rhodes Scholarship is to provide all educational costs for students applying to pursue a full-time Masters or Ph.D. at Oxford University in England. Graduating seniors who are the special combination of student scholar, student leader, student athlete, and University citizen are most qualified for this fellowship. Students interested in the scholarship must be aware of internal institutional deadlines and should contact a committee member with questions. For more information on Rhodes scholarship requirements and eligibility, click here.

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship
The Gates Foundation seeks to support graduating seniors planning to pursue post-graduate studies at Cambridge University in England. Academic excellence, demonstrated leadership and citizenship, and social commitment are qualities required of Gates-Cambridge candidates. Preference will be given to candidates planning to pursue studies in health and education through the use of science and technology. Students interested in the scholarship must be aware of internal institutional deadlines and should contact a committee member with questions. For more information on the Gates-Cambridge scholarship requirements and eligibility, click here.

Marshall Scholarship
The Marshall Foundation provides a prestigious scholarship opportunity for exceptional graduating seniors who wish to pursue post-graduate studies at the University of Edinburgh, King’s College, the London School of Economics and Political Science, the University of Nottingham, the University of Oxford, or the University of St. Andrews in the U.K.  Preference will be given to candidates who combine high academic ability with the capacity to play an active part in the life of a United Kingdom university and those who display a potential to make a significant contribution to their own society.  Candidates must be nominated by Oglethorpe University with a letter of institutional support. Students interested in the scholarship must be aware of internal institutional deadlines and should contact a committee member with questions. For more information on the Marshall scholarship requirements and eligibility, click here.

Mitchell Scholarship
The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is a one-year, full-tuition and housing award for post-graduate studies at universities in Ireland and North Ireland.  The George J. Mitchell Foundation supports future American leaders to the Island of Ireland by recognizing academic achievement and students who have demonstrated a deep commitment to service and leadership in their communities as well as the promise of continued exemplary service.  Candidates must be nominated by Oglethorpe University with a letter of institutional support. Students interested in the scholarship must be aware of internal institutional deadlines and should contact a committee member with questions. For more information on the Mitchell scholarship requirements and eligibility, click here.

The Davies-Jackson Scholarship
The Davies-Jackson Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records, who are the first in their families to graduate from college, to participate in a course of study at St. John's College, Cambridge University. Graduating seniors may apply as an Affiliated Student for the two-year B.A. degree program. The Cambridge Affiliated B.A. is like no other undergraduate degree in the United States in terms of academic rigor, international travel opportunities and overall preparation for a career. Additionally, five years after graduation it is viewed as the equivalent of an M.A. For more information on The Davies-Jackson Scholarship requirements and eligibility, click here

Profiles of Past Recipients & Finalists

Fulbright IIE US Student Program, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Fellow,
Finalist Rhodes Scholarship Georgia 1998

Valerie Barske, Class of 1998

Describe your involvement while at Oglethorpe.
Internships--Atlanta City Hall in preparation for 1996 Olympics & Japan America Society of Georgia, Urban Leadership Program,
Honor Societies including ODK, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Beta Delta, Alpha Phi Omega--Member and Officer, French Club--President, Vice President, Study Abroad L'Universite Catholique de Lille, Semester in France Work Study, Undergraduate Research Assistant to Prof. Robin LeBlanc

What is your current career focus? Describe your future plans.
Currently, I am an Assistant Professor in Asian Studies. Most recently, as a faculty research advisor, I accompanied undergraduate students majoring in International Studies to present original research at the nationally recognized Posters on the Hill in Washington, D.C. I hope to be tenured and eventually dabble in university administration as well.

What advice would you offer to students interested in applying for prestigious post-graduate scholarships and fellowships?
Apply early and often, work with professors on writing skills, attend a grant writing workshop or course, be involved, make connections, participate in undergraduate research.



Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, 2012 Finalist
Matthew Claiborne, Class of 2011

Describe your involvement while at Oglethorpe.
Three-time recipient of the Stormy Petrel Publication Award in recognition of excellence in news writing, Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Fraternity Vice President, Alpha Chi Honors Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society, 2010-2011 Singer of the Year, Blackwell Performing Arts Scholarship Recipient , Resident Assistant, Center for Civic Engagement Ambassador, Admissions Ambassador, University Singers and Chorale Vice President

What is your current career focus? Describe your future plans.
I am currently working for a large media agency, executing advertising campaigns for a major movie studio. I was recently admitted to Columbia University's Master of Science in Broadcast Journalism and Documentary Film. My future plans are working as a reporter and documentarian, finishing a novel and continuing to use journalism as a platform which gives marginalized groups access to a social podium.

What advice would you offer to students interested in applying for prestigious post-graduate scholarships?
Think carefully about why you are applying. Apply because it is something you are passionate about because you are committing a lot of time to this effort should you be selected. Also, use the resources you were given at Oglethorpe. Consult with faculty, have someone proofread your work and make rewrite after rewrite. Also, come up with an original idea to present to the fellowship committee and let them know exactly how you plan to use this fellowship to achieve a common goal.



Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship,
2012 Finalist

Alexandra Bryant, Class of 2011

Describe your involvement while at Oglethorpe.
OUSA Study Abroad 2010-Quito,Ecuador, CNN National Assignment Desk Intern, Psi Chi, Phi Eta Sigma, Deans List, Voices of Inspiration Gospel Choir

What advice would you offer to students interested in applying for prestigious post-graduate scholarships?
Do all of your research, network and develop established relationships for recommendations. Have essays professionally and peer reviewed, know all your options, have a backup plan, and stay positive and optimistic.





Committee on Honor Scholarships
Committee Member Position
Mike Rulison, Ph.D Professor of Physics, Director of Honors Program
Amy Clemente Career Counselor
Katie Paden Assistant Director of Admission
Kendra Hunter Director of Student Leadership and Activities

 

 

 

 
 
 
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