UH Faculty Representatives for Extramural Scholarships
The following is a list of the UH faculty representatives for nationally competitive awards. These are awards that require university endorsement for the application process. For more information on these scholarships, please contact the faculty representative listed for the award or the Office of Undergraduate Research.
|Boren||study abroad outside western Europe||Parul Fernandes|
|Cooke||graduate award for students in the arts||Karen Weber|
|Fulbright||study abroad for graduate study in over 140 countries||Veronique Tran|
|Goldwater||sophomores and juniors interested in a career in research in mathematics, science, or engineering||Stuart Long|
|Marshall||2 years of graduate study at an institution in U.K.||Stuart Long|
|Merage||award to pursue personal American Dream upon graduation; immigrant students||Karen Weber|
|Mitchell||1 year of graduate study in Ireland||Stuart Long
|Rhodes||2-3 years of graduate study at Oxford||Stuart Long
|Truman||senior year and graduate funding for students pursuing a career in public service||Karen Weber|
|Udall||sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing a career related to the environment or tribal policy||Stuart Long|
The National Security Educational Program David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship awards up to $30,000 to undergraduates studying in countries that are critical to the national interest of the United States . The program funds programs outside of Western Europe in non-English speaking countries. Visit the NSEP website for a listing of the preferred countries for the scholarship.
Created in 1991, the NSEP was designed to provide American undergraduates with the resources they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation. Scholars are required to "pay back" their scholarship to the NSEP, which entails seeking paid positions through the federal government. Candidates should communicate a strong rationale of why they have chosen the particular country, and how this relates to the vested interest in national security for the US . Applicants can be freshmen-seniors as long as they will not graduate while studying overseas. There is no grade point average requirement for this award. Applicants must be US citizens.
The national deadline is February 9th, but there is a campus deadline in January for all UH students. Applicants may not apply directly for this award. Institutional nomination is required. For more information, consult www.iie.org or contact the UH faculty representative, Parul Fernandes.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Graduate Arts Award enables graduating seniors or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and significant financial need to pursue up to three years of graduate study in the U.S. or abroad. Awards can be as much as $50,000 annually. In 2012, the Foundation will select 10 recipients for this award from a national pool.Applicants must be seniors or have graduated from UH within the past five years; have at least a 3.2 gpa; have unmet financial need; and be starting a graduate degree program in the fall of 2012 in creative writing, visual arts, or performing arts. (Financial need is determined by demonstration of insufficient student and family income to meet educational costs.)Students may not apply directly to the Foundation, but must be nominated by the University to apply. UH may nominate up to two students to be considered for the Graduate Arts Award. A completed application must be submitted to Karen Weber by this date, which includes all essays, two letters of recommendation, all supporting financial documentation, and unofficial transcript(s).Information on the award, including the online application, is available at their website.
The Fulbright Program awards grants and teaching assistantships to students in over 140 countries for one year of study. Students may propose to apply directly to an institution, conduct an independent research project, engage in an intensive language study, or apply for a teaching assistantship. The Fulbright Program funds travel expenses, housing, insurance, and other expenses for the time spent abroad.
Candidates must be US citizens and have a bachelor's degree by the time they begin their project overseas. Applicants should also have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country in order to carry out the proposed study.
The national deadline is October 17th, but there is a campus deadline is September 26 for UH candidates. Students may not apply to this scholarship directly. Institutional endorsement is required. Each candidate must be evaluated by a campus committee. For information, consult www.iie.org or contact the UH campus representative, Veronique Tran, and/or the Office of Undergraduate Research at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Barry Goldwater scholarship funds up to $7500 each year to full-time sophomores and juniors interested in a research career in math, science or engineering.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, natural or resident aliens, should have at least a 3.7 GPA, have conducted previous research experience with a faculty member, and plan on pursuing a research career in mathematics, science, or engineering. Students planning on attaining an MD/PhD are eligible for this award, but students planning on solely practicing medicine do not qualify.
The national deadline is around February 1, but there is be a campus deadline of November 28, 2011. Students may not apply to this scholarship directly. Institutional endorsement is required. For information, consult http://www.act.org/goldwater/ or contact the Office of Undergraduate Research.
The Marshall Scholarships were established in 1953 by the British government to express gratitude for the European Recovery Program, instituted by General George C. Marshall. At least 40 scholarships are offered each year for two years of study at any university in the United Kingdom , which includes Northern Ireland , Scotland , and Wales . The Marshall covers tuition, cost of living expenses, travel expenses, and other academic fees.
Candidates should have at least a 3.7 GPA, demonstrate strong leadership abilities and a commitment to public service, and have a clear rationale for studying in the United Kingdom. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree before beginning the program in the U.K.
The national deadline is in the beginning of October of each year, but there is a campus deadline in May for UH candidates. Students may not apply to this scholarship directly. Institutional endorsement is required. For more information, consult www.marshallscholarship.org or contact the Office of Undergraduate Research.
21 institutions nationwide are invited to nominate applicants for the Merage Foundation Fellows Program, and the University of Houston is among these institutions. The Merage funds $20,000 over two years for immigrant students to pursue their American Dream through academic programs, research projects, internships, and through other means of professional development.
In addition to being an immigrant to the U.S. , candidates must also be graduating seniors, demonstrate academic excellence, convey a passion for contributing to America , and show evidence of sound leadership capabilities and consistent ethical behavior. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
The national deadline is in December, but there is an internal deadline in November for UH students. Students may not apply to this scholarship directly. Institutional endorsement is required. For more information, consult www.meragefoundations.com or contact the UH faculty representative, Karen Weber, and/or the Office of Undergraduate Research.
The George J. Mitchell scholarship is for students interested in pursuing a one-year graduate program at an institution in Ireland. The scholarship is named to honor the former U.S. Senator's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process. The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a $12,000 living expenses stipend, and an international travel allowance to recipients. 12 scholarships are awarded each year.
Candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 30, and must exhibit superior academic achievement, leadership abilities and a commitment to public service.
TThe national deadline is in the beginning of October each year, but there is a campus deadline in May for UH candidate. For more information, consult the Mitchell website or contact the Office of Undergraduate Research.
The Rhodes awards 32 scholarships each year to American students for study at Oxford for 2-3 years. The Rhodes covers tuition and all other educational costs for the scholars' tenure at Oxford . Applicants must be full-time graduating seniors that have at least a 3.7 GPA, demonstrate leadership abilities, possess a strong sense of social purpose, and are committed to athletics (or at least energetic). Candidates should be unmarried, under the age of 24, and have attained a bachelor's degree before beginning their first term at Oxford. The Rhodes is one of the most prestigious scholarships, and therefore one of the most competitive awards available.
The national deadline is in the beginning of October each year, but there is a campus deadline in May for UH candidates. Students may not apply to this scholarship directly. Institutional endorsement is required. For more information, consult www.rhodesscholar.org or contact the Office of Undergraduate Research.
The Truman grants 70-75 awards of up to $30,000 to full-time juniors interested in pursuing graduate degrees and careers in public service. The Truman defines a career in public service as positions within the government, education, the nonprofit sector, or the public interest/advocacy sector. Truman scholars are required to work in the public service sector for 3-5 years once they have attained their graduate degree.
Applicants must be US citizens and full-time junior level students. Candidates may be considered seniors according to their number of hours, but must have at least one more year remaining of their undergraduate career before pursuing a graduate degree. Applicants should also want to be a "change-agent" seeking to improve the world around them, and should be demonstrated engaged citizens.
The national deadline is February 1st, but there is campus deadline in late November for UH students. Students may not apply to this scholarship directly. Institutional endorsement is required. For more information, consult http://www.truman.gov/ or contact the Office of Undergraduate Research.
The Udall awards 80 scholarships of up to $5000 to full-time sophomore and junior level students that demonstrate a commitment to a career related to the environment. Candidates that display a commitment to careers related to tribal public policy or health care, and are Native American or Alaska Native are also eligible. The foundation also awards 50 honorable mention awards of $350. Applicants must be US citizens, residents or nationals, and have at least a 3.0 GPA.
The national deadline is in the beginning of march, but there may be a campus deadline in February for UH candidates. Students may not apply to this scholarship directly. Institutional endorsement is required. For more information, consult http://www.udall.gov/ or contact the Office of Undergraduate Research.
If you have any questions, or would like more information on these awards please contact Karen Weber at the Office of Undergraduate Research or at 713-743-3367.
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