Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants: Home

This guide is designed to assist members of the Eckerd College Community in identifying scholarships, grants and fellowship opportunities.

Important Deadlines and Information

Dec. 2018
Jan 2019
  • Truman Campus Deadline-Jan. 4, 2019
  • Boren Campus Deadline-Jan. 12, 2019
  • Goldwater Jan. 25, 2019
  • Hollings Deadline-Jan. 31st, 2019​
Feb. 2019
  • Truman -Feb. 5, 2019
  • Boren Deadline-Feb. 7, 2019
  • Udall Campus Deadline- Feb. 1, 2019
March 2019
  • Udall-March 5, 2019

Internship Funding

Internship Assistance

Overview

The Scholarship and Fellowship Advisor works with:

...all current undergraduates and recent alumni as they consider how specific scholarship and fellowship opportunities can support their larger intellectual, professional, and creative goals

...campus applicants and institutional nominees as they craft original essays, personal statements, research proposals,build reciprocal relationships with faculty and community mentors, and prepare for individual and group interview experiences

...faculty, staff, past scholars, and community leaders as they mentor and support applicants, as well as in the development of strong, representative letters of recommendation

Priority Scholarship & Fellowship Opportunities

Research/Study Awards:

NOAA Hollings Scholarships

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

NDSEG Graduate Fellowship
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Fulbright

National Nomination:

Gaither Jr. Fellows Program

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Harry S. Truman Scholarship 

Udall Memorial Scholarship

Schwarzman Scholars Program

Mitchell Scholarship
Marshall Scholarship

Rhodes Scholarship 

Connect with expert resources and advising support

Establishing an early connection to the scholar development resources, workshop opportunities, and tailored fellowship advising, we are able to offer applicants serves everyone involved in this challenging, but exceptionally rewarding process.

Major Opportunities and Deadlines

Name

WHAT'S FUNDED 

2018-19

NATIONAL DEADLINE 

*CAMPUS DEADLINE APPLIES 

Boren (National Security Education Program) 

Undergraduate study or graduate research/ study abroad, focused on languages, cultures, and regions outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, & New Zealand 

Jan. 30th, 2019

 (graduate fellowship) *Campus deadline: Jan. 8, 2019 

Feb. 7, 2019 (undergraduate scholarship) *Campus deadline: Jan. 12, 2019

Critical Language Scholarships 

8- to 10-week summer institute abroad, to study one of 13 languages considered critical to US security 

Mid-November 

DAAD 

Undergraduate and graduate study, research, or internship in Germany, both short- and long-term; some scholarships target specific fields (science, journalism) 

SEE THIS LINK 

Fulbright 

Study/research/creative project abroad (after a bachelor's degree) in any field, to increase cross-cultural understanding; English teaching assistantships offered in some countries 

Oct. 9, 2018
*Campus deadline: Sept. 7, 2018 

 

Fulbright – UK Summer Institutes 

3- to 6-week summer institutes in the UK, for classroom & experiential learning; open to freshmen & sophomores only 

Late Feb. or Early Mar. (depends on institute) 

Gates Cambridge 

Graduate study at Cambridge Uni., to improve the lives of the world's citizens 

Oct. 10, 2018

Gilman 

Undergrad study abroad support for Pell Grant recipients 

Oct. 2, 2018 – spring & summer study abroad Mar. 6, 2018 – summer & fall study abroad 

Goldwater 

Undergrad study aimed at a career in science, math, or engineering 

Jan. 25, 2019
*Campus deadline: Nov. 25, 2018 

Knight-Hennessy

Every year, up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world will receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford, including the DMA, JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as joint- and dual-degrees. 

 

September 12, 2018.

 

Marshall

Undergrad and graduate study, in any discipline, at a university in the United Kingdom 

Marshall-October 1, 2018 by 5 pm EST
*Campus deadline: Sept. 7, 2018

Pre-application deadline for 2016 competition: April 23, 2019 

Mitchell 

Graduate study in Ireland (not including Northern Ireland)

Mitchell-Sept. 28th, 2018 by 5 pm EST

 

Pre-application deadline for 2016 competition: April 23, 2019

National Science Foundation 

Graduate study and research in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, behavioral, and social sciences 

Oct. 26-30, 2018 (varies by discipline) 

Rhodes 

Graduate study at Oxford University 

Oct. 4, 2018
*Campus deadline: Aug. 31, 2018 

Pre-application deadline for 2016 competition: April 23, 2019

Rotary 

Graduate study abroad in selected humanitarian fields 

Local club deadline: early January 

Schwarzman

The first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

 

September 27, 11:59 PM, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). 

 

Soros 

Graduate study by immigrants or first generation Americans

Nov. 1, 2018

Truman 

Graduate study leading to a career in any field of public service 

Feb. 5, 2019
*Campus deadline: Jan. 4, 2019

Udall 

Undergraduate study leading to a career related to the environment, Native American health care, or tribal public policy 

Early Mar. 2019
*Campus deadline: Feb. 1, 2019 

DATES

 
September 12, 2018
Knight Hennessy due nationally 1:00 pm PST
September 27, 2018
Schwarzman needs materials
September 28, 2018
Mitchell - Received Online, Endorsed, & Hardcopy by 5:00 EST
October 1, 2018
Marshall - Received Online & Hardcopy by 5:00 CST
October 3, 2018
Rhodes - Received online (ALL) midnight EST
October 9, 2018
Fulbright Final Deadline, 4:00 p.m. CST
November 1, 2018
Luce - Received
 
 
January 25, 2019
Goldwater Received 5:00 pm
February 5, 2019
Truman - Online, 11:59 p.m.
 

Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants

Eckerd College has a distinguished history of Hollings Scholars, Fulbright award winners and Rhodes Scholars.  Could you be the next award winner?  Use the resources available within this guide to learn more about award opportunities that align with your interests and program major, check award deadlines, and peruse tips designed to ensure a successful application.  

Still have questions? Schedule an appointment with Eckerd's Scholarship, Fellowship and Grant Advisor,  Dr. Robinson-Malone.

Kat Robinson-Malone, Ph.D. 
Eckerd College, CSML128
727-864-8646 
robinskk@eckerd.edu 

Overview for Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes

Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Overview

Eckerd College

2018

 

March - June

Research appropriate degree courses at universities in the UK and Ireland (as well as US options). Information is available online through the libguide and through official Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes websites.

  • On UK/Irish university websites, see especially the graduate prospectus, and where available the “alternative” prospectus (this will be the one written by students for students— useful taken with a grain of salt).

  • Consult faculty mentors about suitable graduate programs and make an appointment for a one-on-one Fellowships advising appointment.

  • Official online application systems will be available for the Marshall from late spring, for Mitchell from April, and for the Canadian and US Rhodes from July. [Rhodes competitions in countries other than the US and Canada have different deadlines and requirements than those listed here, so check them individually via the Rhodes Trust website (www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/); although only the US and Canadian Rhodes require university endorsement via Eckerd.

  • For all these competitions, it is advisable to refrain from registering recommenders in the official online application systems until the autumn; and please DO NOT enter endorser information or click to submit applications electronically until asked to do so by the Fellowships office. Think about who might write strong letters of reference in support of each of your applications.

  • Make initial contacts with people you hope will write your references (see advice on Fellowships website about the best way to ask for letters) and acquire summer contact information.  

  • For the campus endorsement process, by the preliminary deadline in early May, you should have scheduled a meeting with Dean Harrison.

    • Should you achieve Eckerd’s endorsement, you may need extra letters by the beginning of Oct, so plan ahead:  

      • The final official Marshall application requires 4 letters of recommendation, at least 2 of which must be from faculty who have taught you in relevant courses and/or supervised research, and one of which should ideally speak to your leadership potential/potential to be a leader in your field.  

      • The official Mitchell requires 4 letters, at least 2 of which must be from faculty who have taught you.  

      • The US Rhodes requires 5-8 letters, at least 4 of which must be from faculty who have taught you/supervised research; the Canadian Rhodes requires exactly 6.

  • Begin work on essays and “proposed academic programme(s).” Seek advice on the Fellowships website, from your academic advisers, college writing tutor (if you’re a current student; alumni: contact Fellowships), Fellowships staff, Graduate Fellowship Affiliates, et. al. ***NOTE: recent changes to the requirements for personal statements for the Rhodes (Canadian & US, as well as other national competitions) and Mitchell (see their websites) mean that you can receive no feedback or comments of any description on personal statements, from anyone (see over for further implications).

 

July-August

  • Work on drafts of essays.

  • Transcripts: you will need to pull your unofficial Eckerd College transcript for the campus endorsement process

  • Plan ahead to avoid last-minute stress! August might be a good time to begin working on applications for admission to British/Irish universities if planning to apply independently (this isn’t required to apply for Marshall, Mitchell, or Rhodes but is recommended if you want also to pursue other funding options).

 

To be eligible to apply for Eckerd’s endorsement for Marshall/Mitchell/Rhodes, you must by this deadline (August 5, 2018) :

 

Begin an application at https://goo.gl/forms/XvTPTUTTztNj6Xvy2 for “Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes - Common Application for Eckerd Endorsement.”

 

(Alumni who have trouble accessing the Database should contact robinskk@eckerd.edu for help.)