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Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarships are offered by entities outside of Otterbein. To see Otterbein scholarships, click here.

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Scholarship Information

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
Competition for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship is exceptionally intense. Universities are allowed to nominate only four undergraduate students per year to receive the final Scholarship. As a result, the Scholarship is the most prestigious award in the U.S. conferred upon undergraduates studying the sciences. Its goal is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. The Scholarship is awarded to about 300 college sophomores and juniors nationwide. A maximum of $7500 per academic year is granted. The scholarship is awarded based on merit, and the actual amount given is based on financial need.
Application deadline - TBA
Otterbein Faculty Lead: John Tansey
JTansey@otterbein.edu
614.823.1497

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Boren Awards: Gilman Scholarship
Boren Scholarships provide American undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government. The scholarship promotes long-term linguistic and cultural immersion, and therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged.
Application deadline - February 5, 2014
Otterbein Faculty Lead: Cheryl Walters
CWalters@otterbein.edu
614.823.3263

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Truman Scholarship
This scholarship is for full-time students pursuing a bachelor's degree with junior-level academic standing, or senior-level standing in third year of college enrollment. The Truman Scholarship is for students who want to work in government, education, the nonprofit sector, or the public interest/advocacy sector to improve these conditions, and for those would like to get a master's degree, a doctorate, or a professional degree such as a law degree or a Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Public Policy, or Master of International Affairs.
Application Deadline - TBA
Otterbein Faculty Lead: Melissa Gilbert
mgilbert@otterbein.edu
614.823.1251

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Udall Scholarship
The Udall Scholarship is offered to students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields. Applicants must be committed to a career related to the environment, or committed to a career in tribal public policy or Native American health care. Up to $5000 is offered for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses. Applicants must be a sophomore or junior-level student.
Application Deadline - TBA
Otterbein Faculty Lead: John Tansey
JTansey@otterbein.edu
614.823.1497

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Fulbright
This scholarship offers competitive, merit-based grants for Students, Scholars, Teachers, Professionals, and Groups. Grants are available for U.S. citizens to go abroad and for foreign (non-U.S.) citizens to come to the U.S. More than 1,500 Americans receive grants to study, research or teach abroad with full or partial support from the Fulbright Program. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research, and/or teach English abroad. In addition, Critical Language Enhancement Awards are available to grantees for study of critical need foreign languages before or during their grant period.
Application Deadline – Contingent upon specific scholarship
Otterbein Faculty Lead: Levilson Reis
LReis@otterbein.edu
614.823.1112

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Mitchell 
Designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service. Scholars will have one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: scholarship, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service.
Application Deadline – TBA (in spring 2013)
Otterbein Faculty Lead: Wendy Sherman Heckler
wshermanheckler@otterbein.edu
614.823.3386

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Marshall
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. Applicants must hold their first undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States; have obtained a grade point average of not less than 3.7 on their undergraduate degree, have graduated from their first undergraduate college or university after April 2010.
Application Deadline – TBA (in spring 2013)
Otterbein Faculty Lead: Wendy Sherman Heckler
wshermanheckler@otterbein.edu
614.823.3386

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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s scholarship programs are designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have financial need. The scholarships provide financial assistance and academic support to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor’s degrees at the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation also has an ongoing commitment to support graduate students making extraordinary contributions to their fields of study and recognizes the importance of providing assistance to those striving for excellence.
Application Deadline – Contingent upon specific scholarship
Otterbein Faculty Lead: Dennis Davenport
ddavenport@otterbein.edu
614.823.3386

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Rhodes Scholarship
Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. The Rhodes Trust, a British charity established to honor the will and bequest of Cecil J. Rhodes, provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Applicants must be 18-23 years old, have advanced academic standing, with completion of Bachelor’s degree by October 1. Five to eight letters of recommendation will be required, along with a 1000 word essay. Applications are available beginning early July.
Application Deadline – First Wednesday of October
Otterbein Faculty Lead: Wendy Sherman Heckler
wshermanheckler@otterbein.edu
614.823.3386

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Questions About These Scholarships?

Please contact the Otterbein Faculty Lead that is listed on each description.