Undergraduate Fellowships and Scholarships
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the succeeding academic year. Junior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of two years of scholarship support, and senior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of scholarship support. Scholars may opt to study abroad, but their Goldwater funding will be based on their U.S. institution's budget.
David Hansen, Keck 111, x72565
Eligibility: Sophomores, Juniors
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
Boren Scholars study less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.
Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.
Michael Ballagh, West Hall Q100, x74645
Eligibility: First-years, Sophomores, Juniors
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad. The program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this congressionally funded program is administered by the Institute of International Education.
Jamie Francis, West Hall Q100, x18308
Eligibility: Sophomores, Juniors
The mission of the James S. Kemper Foundation is to promote liberal arts education as an ideal preparation for life and work, especially in administration and business. Kemper Scholars will receive annual scholarships during the sophomore, junior and senior years of college. They also receive stipends for work in major nonprofit organizations in Chicago during the summer following the sophomore year. After discussions with Foundation staff, Scholars will be placed in full-time administrative positions where they can learn about financial management, organizational strategy, fund raising and non-profit administration.
The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, known at Claremont Graduate University as the McNair Scholars Program, is for students who have completed at least their sophomore year and are first-generation and low-income students, or who are from a group underrepresented at the doctoral level (African-American, Latino-American, or Native American).
Established in 1986 by the U.S. Department of Education and named for astronaut and Challenger space shuttle crew member Ronald McNair, the program encourages students to pursue graduate studies by providing opportunities to define goals, engage in research, and develop the skills and student/faculty mentor relationships critical to success at the doctoral level.
The scholarship award includes a six-week summer session at Claremont Graduate University and a stipend. For more information about the program, visit www.cgu.edu/pages/380.asp.
Sandy Hamilton, Fletcher 204, x79108
Eligibility: Juniors, Seniors
In 2009, the Foundation expects to award 80 scholarships and 50 honorable mentions on the basis of merit to sophomore and junior level college students. Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:
• To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment; or
• To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or
• To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.
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.
Eligibility: Sophomores, Juniors
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. The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors at the time of selection.
Nigel Boyle, Fletcher 202, x73770
Neuroscience Programs of the Joint-Sciences Department and Pomona College annually awards six students of The Claremont Colleges a stipend of $5,000 each to conduct research over the summer in a Neuroscience laboratory. Upperclassmen and underclassmen majoring in neuroscience are encouraged to apply. Recipients are able to choose from a list of pre-approved laboratories or may request to participate in a laboratory of their choice.