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Scholarships

Many scholarships and grants are available to USD students. Here is a selection of scholarship opportunities.

Student Scholarships

All Programs

George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Amount: The Mitchell Scholarship Program provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.
Application Deadline: September 30, 2016

The Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is 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.

Application Requirements: Applicants are judged on three criteria: scholarship, leadership and a sustained commitment to community and public service.

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James Madison Graduate Fellowship

Amount: $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

To help secondary level history, government and social studies teachers to become outstanding educators of the U.S. Constitution.

Application Requirements: Individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level.

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Kathry Davis Fellowships for Peace

Amount: The Kathryn Davis Fellowships cover 100% of tuition, room, and board for one summer of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in any of the ten languages offered at the Middlebury College Language Schools: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian.
Application Deadline: December 15, 2016

Investing in the Study of Critical Languages

Application Requirements: The Davis Fellowships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. Individuals in other fields, including working professionals, are encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the critical languages listed above.

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Laura Bush UNESCO Travelling Fellowship

Amount: The average fellowship award amount is $2,500.
Application Deadline: September 30, 2016

The fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO, using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.

Application Requirements: The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad.

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Law Fellows Outreach Program (UCLA)

Amount: Recipients attend informative seminars and panel discussions, designed to demystify the law school experience, are led by staff, alumni, and other members of the legal community. Each Fellow who successfully completes the program receives a scholarship for an LSAT preparation course. Finally, participants complete a J. D. Action Plan and meet with the directors of the Program regularly, often over the course of several years until they matriculate to law school and beyond, receiving continuous academic support, mentoring, counseling, and career guidance.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2016

The Academic Outreach Resource Center is committed to aggressively and imaginatively engaging in a wide variety of outreach initiatives designed to encourage students from diverse backgrounds to apply and attend law school at UCLA. This program is designed to encourage and prepare high-potential undergraduate and graduated students for a career in law, increase the diversity of the law school pool, and demystify the law school experience.

Application Requirements: Talented and motivated students with law school aspirations.

McNair Scholars Summer Research Program

Amount: USD McNair Summer Research Interns are eligible for: $2500 stipend, $250 research supplies fund, Campus housing for duration of the Summer Research Program, GRE test preparation, GRE fee waiver or reduction.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

This program identifies and prepares eligible students for graduate studies leading to the PhD by providing research training and early scholarly experiences to high-achieving undergraduate USD students.

Application Requirements: In order to submit a proposal for the McNair Summer Research Program you must first be accepted as a USD McNair Scholar.

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McNair Scholarship

Amount: Award includes: stipend, research supplies funding, campus housing, GRE test preparation and GRE waiver or reduction
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

The USD McNair Summer Research Program is an 8-10 week intensive academic experience that allows promising USD undergraduates the opportunity to explore their research inquiries, work closely with a USD faculty mentor, and learn about the doctoral career path.

Application Requirements: In order to submit a proposal for the McNair Summer Research Program, you must first be accepted as a USD McNair Scholar—this is a separate process than the research proposal.

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Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship

Amount: Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each fellow receives tuition and living expenses that can total as much as $90,000 over two academic years.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2016

Paul and Daisy Soros, Hungarian immigrants and American philanthropists, established their fellowship program for New Americans in December 1997 with a charitable trust of fifty million dollars. They wished to "give back to the country that had afforded them and their children such great opportunities and felt a fellowship program was an appropriate vehicle."

Application Requirements: To be eligible, you must be: A New American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country). Not yet 31 years old, as of the application deadline. A college senior or holder of a bachelor's degree. Not beyond your second year - if already enrolled - in the graduate degree program for which you request support. Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment.

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Rhodes Scholarship

Amount: Financial and logistical support for graduate study at Oxford University.
Application Deadline: October 5, 2016

The Rhodes Scholarships were established after the death of Cecil Rhodes, who wished to improve the world through the diffusion of contemplative, dutiful, and energetic leaders. His hope was to bring able students from the English-speaking world and beyond to study at Oxford University. Note: There is also an internal USD process deadline for the Rhodes Scholarship application, please contact the Rhodes Faculty Point-Person for more details.

Application Requirements: literary and scholastic attainments; energy to use one's talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports; truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship; moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one's fellow beings.

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USD Faculty Contact: Erik Fritsvold, PhD (erikf@sandiego.edu)

Procedure: USD Rhodes Scholarship Procedures

Strauss Scholarship

Amount: The Strauss Foundation will award at least fifteen $10,000 scholarships each year, which will be used to pay for some of the costs of the public service project as well as for tuition, fees, books, room and board.

Encouraging young leaders from 15 pre-selected California Colleges and Universities to undertake a high-impact project in public service or social change in their junior or senior year.

Application Requirements: The Strauss Scholarship Foundation will award scholarships to Junior class level students at pre-selected 4 year California colleges or universities who: have demonstrated an interest in public service, have outstanding leadership potential, have developed and can demonstrate effective communication skills and wish to 'make a difference' in local, regional, or national communities.

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Think Swiss Research Scholarships

Amount: The ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship program provides a monthly scholarship of CHF 1,050 (approx. USD 1,100) for a period of 2 to 3 months (CHF 3,150 maximum), which covers only a portion of the average student's living costs.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

ThinkSwiss offers scholarships for a research stay in Switzerland. It supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2 to 3 months. The scholarship is open to students of all fields.

Application Requirements: It supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students.

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Truman Scholarship

Amount: $30,000
Application Deadline: February 17, 2017

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is a merit-based grant awarded to undergraduate students, who wish financial support to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service.

Application Requirements: Candidates must: attend an accredited U.S. college or university and be nominated by the institution's Truman Faculty, must be nominated by the Campus Representative, be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals, complete an application and write a policy recommendation, be in the upper quarter of their junior class

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USD Faculty Contact: Casey Dominguez, PhD

Procedure: USD Truman Scholarship Procedures

Udall Scholarship

Amount: Scholarships provide $5,000 toward tuition or other related costs
Application Deadline: March 2, 2016

The Morris K. Udall scholarships are awarded to honor the career of Congressman Morris Udall who made major contributions to the preservation and protection of the environment and for the rights of Native Americans and Alaskan Natives.

Application Requirements: Outstanding students who are either: college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and who study the environment and related fields; or Native American and Alaska Native students who are college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and are in fields related to health care or tribal public policy.

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Art

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship

Application Deadline: September 1, 2017

Support students in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Application Requirements: This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability - selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise- to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.

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Biology

Alice B. Hayes Science Scholarships/Fellowships

Amount: The scholarship may be applied to semester, summer, or intersession courses at USD, and will not exceed $5000
Application Deadline: November 28, 2017

June 2003 marked the grand opening of the Donald P. Shiley Center for Science and Technology, and the retirement of Dr. Alice B. Hayes, President of the University of San Diego. As part of the opening of the Shiley Center, a scholarship fund in honor of Dr. Hayes was therefore established in support of students who display merit and majoring in biology, chemistry or biochemistry, marine science, environmental studies or physics. Students may choose to use funding from the Hayes Scholarship fund to support summer and academic year research. A committee of faculty members from the four science departments will judge applications.

Application Requirements: 1) You must be majoring in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Marine Science, or Physics. If you are awarded a scholarship, you must remain a student in one of these majors during the award period. 2) You must have a grade point average at or higher than a 3.25/4.00. If you are awarded a scholarship, you must maintain a 3.25 GPA or higher to continue the award for the second year.

USD Faculty Contact: Tammy Dwyer

Procedure: Hayes Application

Department of Homeland Security Education Program

Amount: The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate students majoring in DHS-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. Students have the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant areas at federal research facilities located across the country. Participants receive a stipend plus transportation expenses to/from their internship location.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

The DHS Summer Research Team (SRT) Program for Minority Serving Institutions provides research opportunities to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS.

Application Requirements: The program supports research teams composed of a faculty member and up to two students (undergraduate or graduate level) for a 10-week summer appointment. Participants conduct research at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence.

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Pathways to Science

Amount: Summer internships, undergraduate scholarships and graduate program support.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2016

Various

Application Requirements: Series of scholarships to support students interested in undergraduate or graduate work in the sciences.

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S3 STEM

Amount: Each S3 S-STEM Scholar receives up to $7500 per year, based on demonstrated financial need, to work towards the degree in mathematics, computer science or physics, and the scholarship can be renewed on an annual basis for up to four years. n addition to the monetary award, the program will provide NSF-MCP Scholars with the following opportunities: - Participation in a cohort group with similar interests and academic background throughout the undergraduate program - Extensive mentoring by one or more faculty members - Participation in undergraduate interdisciplinary research, and - Participation in specially designed courses
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

The USD S3 S-STEM Scholarship program aims to attract and support excellent students wishing to major in the areas of mathematics, computer science, physics or biophysics, and the program is particularly interested in recruiting low-income, underrepresented, first-generation college and female students. Each S3 S-STEM Scholar receives up to $7500 per year, based on demonstrated financial need, to work towards the degree in mathematics, computer science or physics, and the scholarship can be renewed on an annual basis for up to four years.

Application Requirements: An applicant must satisfy the following in order to be considered to become an S3 S-STEM Scholar: - Be enrolled as a full-time student at University of San Diego. - Have a minimum cumulative USD GPA of 3.0. - Be majoring in computer science, mathematics, physics and/or biophysics. - Be a first year student during the 2014-2015 academic year. - Demonstrate financial need, as defined by the US Department of Education rules for need-based Federal Financial Aid, by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submitting it through the appropriate channels. - Be a citizen of the United States, a national of the United States (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), an alien admitted as a refugee under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.

USD Faculty Contact: Dr. Perla Myers at pmyers@sandiego.edu.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Alice B. Hayes Science Scholarships/Fellowships

Amount: The scholarship may be applied to semester, summer, or intersession courses at USD, and will not exceed $5000
Application Deadline: November 28, 2017

June 2003 marked the grand opening of the Donald P. Shiley Center for Science and Technology, and the retirement of Dr. Alice B. Hayes, President of the University of San Diego. As part of the opening of the Shiley Center, a scholarship fund in honor of Dr. Hayes was therefore established in support of students who display merit and majoring in biology, chemistry or biochemistry, marine science, environmental studies or physics. Students may choose to use funding from the Hayes Scholarship fund to support summer and academic year research. A committee of faculty members from the four science departments will judge applications.

Application Requirements: 1) You must be majoring in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Marine Science, or Physics. If you are awarded a scholarship, you must remain a student in one of these majors during the award period. 2) You must have a grade point average at or higher than a 3.25/4.00. If you are awarded a scholarship, you must maintain a 3.25 GPA or higher to continue the award for the second year.

USD Faculty Contact: Tammy Dwyer

Procedure: Hayes Application

Pathways to Science

Amount: Summer internships, undergraduate scholarships and graduate program support.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2016

Various

Application Requirements: Series of scholarships to support students interested in undergraduate or graduate work in the sciences.

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English

American Prospect Writing Fellowships

Amount: Fellows must make a one-year commitment. After that year, the Prospect and the fellow will evaluate and determine whether to renew for a second year. The fellowship pays $33,000 the first year and includes health, dental, and vision benefits.
Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

The American Prospect's Writing Fellows Program offers journalists at the beginning of their career the opportunity to spend two full years at the magazine in Washington, D.C., developing their journalistic skills.

Application Requirements: We are seeking candidates with strong writing and analytical abilities who are as comfortable generating article ideas as they are relying on assignments. A passion for politics, policy, and digital journalism is a prerequisite. Prior journalism experience is not required. We are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our people with ongoing career-development opportunities. People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Auerbach Family Creative Writing Scholarship

The purpose of The Auerbach Family Creative Writing Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a talented student(s) who has declared a major in English and has an emphasis in creative writing to attend and/or present his/her work at a national creative writing conference, or participate in a national conference where he/she would develop a new creative work alongside a group of professional writers.

Danvera Scholarship

Amount: $5,000
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

The English department currently offers one scholarship for majors. For this scholarship, candidates must be majoring in English, in good academic standing, and have demonstrated financial need. The Danvera Scholarship preference is for students who have exhibited leadership skills. Nominations for this scholarship comes from English faculty. Qualified students may also speak to the Department Chair for more information.

Application Requirements: Students must be majoring in English, in good academic standing, maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better, and have demonstrated financial need. Preference goes to students who have exhibited leadership skills.

Environmental and Ocean Sciences

Alice B. Hayes Science Scholarships/Fellowships

Amount: The scholarship may be applied to semester, summer, or intersession courses at USD, and will not exceed $5000
Application Deadline: November 28, 2017

June 2003 marked the grand opening of the Donald P. Shiley Center for Science and Technology, and the retirement of Dr. Alice B. Hayes, President of the University of San Diego. As part of the opening of the Shiley Center, a scholarship fund in honor of Dr. Hayes was therefore established in support of students who display merit and majoring in biology, chemistry or biochemistry, marine science, environmental studies or physics. Students may choose to use funding from the Hayes Scholarship fund to support summer and academic year research. A committee of faculty members from the four science departments will judge applications.

Application Requirements: 1) You must be majoring in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Marine Science, or Physics. If you are awarded a scholarship, you must remain a student in one of these majors during the award period. 2) You must have a grade point average at or higher than a 3.25/4.00. If you are awarded a scholarship, you must maintain a 3.25 GPA or higher to continue the award for the second year.

USD Faculty Contact: Tammy Dwyer

Procedure: Hayes Application

Department of Homeland Security Education Program

Amount: The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate students majoring in DHS-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. Students have the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant areas at federal research facilities located across the country. Participants receive a stipend plus transportation expenses to/from their internship location.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

The DHS Summer Research Team (SRT) Program for Minority Serving Institutions provides research opportunities to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS.

Application Requirements: The program supports research teams composed of a faculty member and up to two students (undergraduate or graduate level) for a 10-week summer appointment. Participants conduct research at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence.

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Environmental Protection Agency Research Grants

Amount: Up to a total of $50,000 over a two-year period
Application Deadline: December 5, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Research Grants program, is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study.

Application Requirements: The program is intended for students entering their last two years of full time study before obtaining their first bachelor's degree.

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NOAA Office of Education Scholarship (Hollings)

Amount: The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study
Application Deadline: January 31, 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to 1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; 2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; 3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and 4) recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.

Application Requirements: Be currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program, earn and maintain a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, have and maintain a declared major in a discipline including, but not limited to, oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that support NOAA's programs and mission.

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Pathways to Science

Amount: Summer internships, undergraduate scholarships and graduate program support.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2016

Various

Application Requirements: Series of scholarships to support students interested in undergraduate or graduate work in the sciences.

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S3 STEM

Amount: Each S3 S-STEM Scholar receives up to $7500 per year, based on demonstrated financial need, to work towards the degree in mathematics, computer science or physics, and the scholarship can be renewed on an annual basis for up to four years. n addition to the monetary award, the program will provide NSF-MCP Scholars with the following opportunities: - Participation in a cohort group with similar interests and academic background throughout the undergraduate program - Extensive mentoring by one or more faculty members - Participation in undergraduate interdisciplinary research, and - Participation in specially designed courses
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

The USD S3 S-STEM Scholarship program aims to attract and support excellent students wishing to major in the areas of mathematics, computer science, physics or biophysics, and the program is particularly interested in recruiting low-income, underrepresented, first-generation college and female students. Each S3 S-STEM Scholar receives up to $7500 per year, based on demonstrated financial need, to work towards the degree in mathematics, computer science or physics, and the scholarship can be renewed on an annual basis for up to four years.

Application Requirements: An applicant must satisfy the following in order to be considered to become an S3 S-STEM Scholar: - Be enrolled as a full-time student at University of San Diego. - Have a minimum cumulative USD GPA of 3.0. - Be majoring in computer science, mathematics, physics and/or biophysics. - Be a first year student during the 2014-2015 academic year. - Demonstrate financial need, as defined by the US Department of Education rules for need-based Federal Financial Aid, by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submitting it through the appropriate channels. - Be a citizen of the United States, a national of the United States (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), an alien admitted as a refugee under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.

USD Faculty Contact: Dr. Perla Myers at pmyers@sandiego.edu.

Honors

Fulbright Scholarship

Amount: Round-trip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs, based on the cost of living in the host country and accident & sickness health benefits.
Application Deadline: October 11, 2016

The U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. 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.

Application Requirements: Must hold a B.A. degree or the equivalent before the beginning date of the grant. Must have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and to carry out proposed study. Extent to which the candidate and the project will help to advance the program aim of promoting mutual understanding among nations. Ability of the supervising agencies abroad to arrange supervision. Requirements of programs in individual countries. In many countries, only advanced degree candidates may apply, and in some countries, certain fields of study are closed. Check with IIE before filing an application if you do not meet country specifications.

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USD Faculty Contact: James Gump, PhD (gump@sandiego.edu)

Procedure: USD Fulbright Scholarship Procedures

Goldwater

Amount: Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually.
Application Deadline: January 22, 2017

The purpose of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation is to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. A more realistic statement of the purpose, in today's terms, is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to those fields of academic study and research. Note: There is also an internal USD process before this deadline, please contact the Goldwater Faculty Point-Person for more details.

Application Requirements: The awards will be made to those who will be college juniors and those who will be college seniors, who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

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Rhodes Scholarship

Amount: Financial and logistical support for graduate study at Oxford University.
Application Deadline: October 5, 2016

The Rhodes Scholarships were established after the death of Cecil Rhodes, who wished to improve the world through the diffusion of contemplative, dutiful, and energetic leaders. His hope was to bring able students from the English-speaking world and beyond to study at Oxford University. Note: There is also an internal USD process deadline for the Rhodes Scholarship application, please contact the Rhodes Faculty Point-Person for more details.

Application Requirements: literary and scholastic attainments; energy to use one's talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports; truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship; moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one's fellow beings.

Go to application

USD Faculty Contact: Erik Fritsvold, PhD (erikf@sandiego.edu)

Procedure: USD Rhodes Scholarship Procedures

Truman Scholarship

Amount: $30,000
Application Deadline: February 17, 2017

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is a merit-based grant awarded to undergraduate students, who wish financial support to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service.

Application Requirements: Candidates must: attend an accredited U.S. college or university and be nominated by the institution's Truman Faculty, must be nominated by the Campus Representative, be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals, complete an application and write a policy recommendation, be in the upper quarter of their junior class

Go to application

USD Faculty Contact: Casey Dominguez, PhD

Procedure: USD Truman Scholarship Procedures

Udall Scholarship

Amount: Scholarships provide $5,000 toward tuition or other related costs
Application Deadline: March 2, 2016

The Morris K. Udall scholarships are awarded to honor the career of Congressman Morris Udall who made major contributions to the preservation and protection of the environment and for the rights of Native Americans and Alaskan Natives.

Application Requirements: Outstanding students who are either: college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and who study the environment and related fields; or Native American and Alaska Native students who are college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and are in fields related to health care or tribal public policy.

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Languages, Cultures and Literatures

Critical Languages Scholarship

Amount: International and domestic travel between the participant's U.S. home city, Washington, D.C., and the CLS Program site; Applicable visa fees, language instruction, room, board, program sponsored travel within the host country;
Application Deadline: September 1, 2017

The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages.

Application Requirements: The Critical Language Scholarship Program seeks participants from a variety of fields, backgrounds and career paths, with the goal of building a cadre of Americans who speak critical languages at high levels, in government, business, arts and culture, science and engineering, health and medicine, education, research and other fields.

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Math

AfterCollege

Amount: One $500 scholarship will be awarded each quarter.
Application Deadline: June 30, 2017

AfterCollege is proud to offer a scholarship for students currently seeking a bachelors, masters or doctorate degree in a field of Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Computer Science. Since 2000, AfterCollege has awarded more than $800,000 to students and student groups, and we are proud to offer this scholarship for deserving students of Engineering or Engineering Technology.

Application Requirements: Eligibility for Student Scholarship: • Student must be in good standing in an accredited program in the field of Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Computer Science • Student must have and carry a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA • Student must be a full-time student while under the scholarship

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Association for Women in Science - San Diego

Amount: Each AWIS-SD Scholar receives a $1000 Scholarship Award and 1 year complimentary AWIS-SD Chapter-only membership.

The San Diego Chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) offers scholarships to community college, undergraduate, and graduate women in San Diego County who are in pursuit of a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Each year the chapter awards $1,000 scholarships to women pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics in San Diego County. AWIS San Diego scholarship recipients are not only achieving academic success, they are also involved in community outreach programs related to their fields of study, and AWIS San Diego is proud to support them in their pursuit of a scientific career.

Application Requirements: Eligibility: Female students actively engaged in a degree program in the 2015-2016 academic year may apply. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must be affiliated with an institute of higher learning (College and above) in San Diego County.

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Department of Homeland Security Education Program

Amount: The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate students majoring in DHS-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. Students have the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant areas at federal research facilities located across the country. Participants receive a stipend plus transportation expenses to/from their internship location.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

The DHS Summer Research Team (SRT) Program for Minority Serving Institutions provides research opportunities to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS.

Application Requirements: The program supports research teams composed of a faculty member and up to two students (undergraduate or graduate level) for a 10-week summer appointment. Participants conduct research at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence.

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Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women & Public Policy

Amount: Compensation for the fellowship is $27,000 over the 9-month period, plus health insurance and a public transportation stipend.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

Research assistant engage a series of critical issues facing women in American society including: The quality of women's jobs, including wages, access to health insurance, paid sick leave, and workplace flexibility. Increasing access to higher education and non-traditional jobs for low-income women. Strategies for improving child care access, affordability, and quality. Older women's economic issues, including social security and pensions. The economic status of women and girls, women of color, and immigrant women across the United States.

Application Requirements: Applicants should have at least a bachelor's degree in a social science discipline, statistics, or women's studies. Graduate work is not required. Applicants should have strong quantitative and library research skills and knowledge of women's issues; familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Knowledge of STATA, SPSS, SAS, or graphics software a plus. Qualitative research skills also a plus.

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Pathways to Science

Amount: Summer internships, undergraduate scholarships and graduate program support.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2016

Various

Application Requirements: Series of scholarships to support students interested in undergraduate or graduate work in the sciences.

Go to application

S3 STEM

Amount: Each S3 S-STEM Scholar receives up to $7500 per year, based on demonstrated financial need, to work towards the degree in mathematics, computer science or physics, and the scholarship can be renewed on an annual basis for up to four years. n addition to the monetary award, the program will provide NSF-MCP Scholars with the following opportunities: - Participation in a cohort group with similar interests and academic background throughout the undergraduate program - Extensive mentoring by one or more faculty members - Participation in undergraduate interdisciplinary research, and - Participation in specially designed courses
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

The USD S3 S-STEM Scholarship program aims to attract and support excellent students wishing to major in the areas of mathematics, computer science, physics or biophysics, and the program is particularly interested in recruiting low-income, underrepresented, first-generation college and female students. Each S3 S-STEM Scholar receives up to $7500 per year, based on demonstrated financial need, to work towards the degree in mathematics, computer science or physics, and the scholarship can be renewed on an annual basis for up to four years.

Application Requirements: An applicant must satisfy the following in order to be considered to become an S3 S-STEM Scholar: - Be enrolled as a full-time student at University of San Diego. - Have a minimum cumulative USD GPA of 3.0. - Be majoring in computer science, mathematics, physics and/or biophysics. - Be a first year student during the 2014-2015 academic year. - Demonstrate financial need, as defined by the US Department of Education rules for need-based Federal Financial Aid, by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submitting it through the appropriate channels. - Be a citizen of the United States, a national of the United States (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), an alien admitted as a refugee under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.

USD Faculty Contact: Dr. Perla Myers at pmyers@sandiego.edu.

Music

Adams/Hughes Music Scholarship

Amount: Award Amount: $500-5,000 Number Awarded Per Year: 1-4
Application Deadline: February 24, 2017

The Adams/Hughes Music Scholarships, established in honor of USD President Emeritus Author E. Hughes in the Jack L. Adams Endowed Scholarship Agreement, is offered to a music major who demonstrates financial need and merit in music.

USD Faculty Contact: Ron Shaheen (rshaheen@sandiego.edu)

Anne Catherine Swanke Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Award amount: $500-2,000 Number of awards per year: 1-3
Application Deadline: February 24, 2017

The Anne Catherine Swanke Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving music major who gives evidence by recitals and performances that they intend to pursue a career in music as a performer. Recipients may be chosen from either currently enrolled or incoming music majors.

USD Faculty Contact: Ron Shaheen (rshaheen@sandiego.edu)

Choral Scholars Scholarship

Amount: Award amount: $1200 - $10,000 (includes applied lessons) Number of new openings per year: approximately six
Application Deadline: February 1, 2017

Eligibility for the University of San Diego Choral Scholars Award is contingent upon an annual re-audition, satisfactory completion of coursework for the music major or comprehensive minor, and maintenance of a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application Requirements: Application requirements: Submit a brief letter of application, unofficial transcripts, a "screen shot" of SAT (or ACT) scores, and an audition recording by February 1 to Emilie Amrein, DMA. Recordings should be unedited web-based, video recording of two contrasting art songs accompanied by piano; at least one of the two selections should be in a foreign language. Students advancing to the next round of auditions will be invited to campus for a live audition and interview. For questions and additional information, please email Dr. Emilie Amrein.

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USD Faculty Contact: Emilie Amrein (amrein@sandiego.edu)

Music Endowment Scholarship

Amount: Award amount: $1,000-5,000 Number awarded per year: 1-4
Application Deadline: February 24, 2017

The Music Endowment Scholarships were established by a gift from the Philip Y. Hahn Foundation. They are offered to music majors who show outstanding promise and demonstrate a desire to contribute to the USD Music Department in a significant way.

USD Faculty Contact: Ron Shaheen (rshaheen@sandiego.edu)

Sister Rossi/James H. Kolar Amadeus Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Award amount: $500-2,000 Number of awards per year: 1-2
Application Deadline: February 24, 2017

The Sister Rossi/James H. Kolar Amadeus Endowed Scholarship is a combination of the Sister Rossi Scholarship – which was established by Alan and Irene Lund in memory of USD’s Sister Rossi and in appreciation of their daughter Victoria Lund, who flourished in the USD Music Department – and the James H. Kolar Amadeus Fund, which was established by Professor Emeritus Henry Kolar in honor of his son, James H. Kolar. The purpose of the Sister Rossi/James H. Kolar Amadeus Scholarship is to promote sacred and classical music at USD. Incoming and continuing music majors may apply for this Scholarship.

USD Faculty Contact: Ron Shaheen (rshaheen@sandiego.edu)

USD Music Scholarship

Amount: Award amount: $540-15,000 Number of awards per year: 1-6
Application Deadline: February 24, 2017

The USD Music Scholarships are available for incoming or continuing music majors who excel in performance, composition, education, or research in music history or culture and show promise of making a strong contribution to the Music Department. Scholarships might also be available to pay for applied lessons on a limited basis for non-majors participating in Chamber Music Ensembles.

USD Faculty Contact: Ron Shaheen (rshaheen@sandiego.edu)

Physics and Biophysics

Alice B. Hayes Science Scholarships/Fellowships

Amount: The scholarship may be applied to semester, summer, or intersession courses at USD, and will not exceed $5000
Application Deadline: November 28, 2017

June 2003 marked the grand opening of the Donald P. Shiley Center for Science and Technology, and the retirement of Dr. Alice B. Hayes, President of the University of San Diego. As part of the opening of the Shiley Center, a scholarship fund in honor of Dr. Hayes was therefore established in support of students who display merit and majoring in biology, chemistry or biochemistry, marine science, environmental studies or physics. Students may choose to use funding from the Hayes Scholarship fund to support summer and academic year research. A committee of faculty members from the four science departments will judge applications.

Application Requirements: 1) You must be majoring in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Marine Science, or Physics. If you are awarded a scholarship, you must remain a student in one of these majors during the award period. 2) You must have a grade point average at or higher than a 3.25/4.00. If you are awarded a scholarship, you must maintain a 3.25 GPA or higher to continue the award for the second year.

USD Faculty Contact: Tammy Dwyer

Procedure: Hayes Application

Department of Homeland Security Education Program

Amount: The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate students majoring in DHS-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. Students have the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant areas at federal research facilities located across the country. Participants receive a stipend plus transportation expenses to/from their internship location.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

The DHS Summer Research Team (SRT) Program for Minority Serving Institutions provides research opportunities to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS.

Application Requirements: The program supports research teams composed of a faculty member and up to two students (undergraduate or graduate level) for a 10-week summer appointment. Participants conduct research at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence.

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Pathways to Science

Amount: Summer internships, undergraduate scholarships and graduate program support.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2016

Various

Application Requirements: Series of scholarships to support students interested in undergraduate or graduate work in the sciences.

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S3 STEM

Amount: Each S3 S-STEM Scholar receives up to $7500 per year, based on demonstrated financial need, to work towards the degree in mathematics, computer science or physics, and the scholarship can be renewed on an annual basis for up to four years. n addition to the monetary award, the program will provide NSF-MCP Scholars with the following opportunities: - Participation in a cohort group with similar interests and academic background throughout the undergraduate program - Extensive mentoring by one or more faculty members - Participation in undergraduate interdisciplinary research, and - Participation in specially designed courses
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

The USD S3 S-STEM Scholarship program aims to attract and support excellent students wishing to major in the areas of mathematics, computer science, physics or biophysics, and the program is particularly interested in recruiting low-income, underrepresented, first-generation college and female students. Each S3 S-STEM Scholar receives up to $7500 per year, based on demonstrated financial need, to work towards the degree in mathematics, computer science or physics, and the scholarship can be renewed on an annual basis for up to four years.

Application Requirements: An applicant must satisfy the following in order to be considered to become an S3 S-STEM Scholar: - Be enrolled as a full-time student at University of San Diego. - Have a minimum cumulative USD GPA of 3.0. - Be majoring in computer science, mathematics, physics and/or biophysics. - Be a first year student during the 2014-2015 academic year. - Demonstrate financial need, as defined by the US Department of Education rules for need-based Federal Financial Aid, by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submitting it through the appropriate channels. - Be a citizen of the United States, a national of the United States (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), an alien admitted as a refugee under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.

USD Faculty Contact: Dr. Perla Myers at pmyers@sandiego.edu.

Political Science and International Relations

Capital Fellows Program

Amount: Fellows in each program work for 10 - 11 months, receive health benefits and a monthly stipend of $1972 and are employees of Sacramento State. They work as full-time members of a legislative, executive, or judicial branch office, and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges. Fellows also enroll as graduate students at Sacramento State and receive graduate units from the Sacramento State Government Department or Public Policy and Administration Program. The enrollment fees are paid by the programs.
Application Deadline: February 8, 2017

These programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs, are nationally recognized. The 18 Assembly Fellows, 18 Senate Fellows, 18 Executive Fellows and 10 Judicial Administration Fellows receive an outstanding opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California.

Application Requirements: Anyone with a bachelor's degree by September 1, 2014 and a demonstrated interest in state government and public service is eligible to apply. There are no preferred majors. Applicants must be 20 years of age by September 1, 2014. Graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome.

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Kathry Davis Fellowships for Peace

Amount: The Kathryn Davis Fellowships cover 100% of tuition, room, and board for one summer of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in any of the ten languages offered at the Middlebury College Language Schools: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian.
Application Deadline: December 15, 2016

Investing in the Study of Critical Languages

Application Requirements: The Davis Fellowships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. Individuals in other fields, including working professionals, are encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the critical languages listed above.

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Law Fellows Outreach Program (UCLA)

Amount: Recipients attend informative seminars and panel discussions, designed to demystify the law school experience, are led by staff, alumni, and other members of the legal community. Each Fellow who successfully completes the program receives a scholarship for an LSAT preparation course. Finally, participants complete a J. D. Action Plan and meet with the directors of the Program regularly, often over the course of several years until they matriculate to law school and beyond, receiving continuous academic support, mentoring, counseling, and career guidance.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2016

The Academic Outreach Resource Center is committed to aggressively and imaginatively engaging in a wide variety of outreach initiatives designed to encourage students from diverse backgrounds to apply and attend law school at UCLA. This program is designed to encourage and prepare high-potential undergraduate and graduated students for a career in law, increase the diversity of the law school pool, and demystify the law school experience.

Application Requirements: Talented and motivated students with law school aspirations.

Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women & Public Policy

Amount: Compensation for the fellowship is $27,000 over the 9-month period, plus health insurance and a public transportation stipend.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

Research assistant engage a series of critical issues facing women in American society including: The quality of women's jobs, including wages, access to health insurance, paid sick leave, and workplace flexibility. Increasing access to higher education and non-traditional jobs for low-income women. Strategies for improving child care access, affordability, and quality. Older women's economic issues, including social security and pensions. The economic status of women and girls, women of color, and immigrant women across the United States.

Application Requirements: Applicants should have at least a bachelor's degree in a social science discipline, statistics, or women's studies. Graduate work is not required. Applicants should have strong quantitative and library research skills and knowledge of women's issues; familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Knowledge of STATA, SPSS, SAS, or graphics software a plus. Qualitative research skills also a plus.

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Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Amount: 2014 Fellows will receive financial support of up to $40,000 annually* for: Tuition costs (first priority), Room and board, Books, Mandatory Fees, One round trip ticket between Fellow's residence and his/her academic institutions.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs provide funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service.

Application Requirements: Pickering Undergraduate applicants must apply as rising seniors; Graduate applicants must be seeking admission to a two-year master's degree program in the fall of 2014. The Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs seek to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.

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Sociology

Kathry Davis Fellowships for Peace

Amount: The Kathryn Davis Fellowships cover 100% of tuition, room, and board for one summer of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in any of the ten languages offered at the Middlebury College Language Schools: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian.
Application Deadline: December 15, 2016

Investing in the Study of Critical Languages

Application Requirements: The Davis Fellowships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. Individuals in other fields, including working professionals, are encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the critical languages listed above.

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Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women & Public Policy

Amount: Compensation for the fellowship is $27,000 over the 9-month period, plus health insurance and a public transportation stipend.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

Research assistant engage a series of critical issues facing women in American society including: The quality of women's jobs, including wages, access to health insurance, paid sick leave, and workplace flexibility. Increasing access to higher education and non-traditional jobs for low-income women. Strategies for improving child care access, affordability, and quality. Older women's economic issues, including social security and pensions. The economic status of women and girls, women of color, and immigrant women across the United States.

Application Requirements: Applicants should have at least a bachelor's degree in a social science discipline, statistics, or women's studies. Graduate work is not required. Applicants should have strong quantitative and library research skills and knowledge of women's issues; familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Knowledge of STATA, SPSS, SAS, or graphics software a plus. Qualitative research skills also a plus.

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Theology

Joseph Colombo Memorial Award

Amount: There will be either one $2000 award or two $1000 awards in a given year, depending on the quality of applicants. Previous recipients may re-apply for a second year.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

In remembrance of Dr. J.A. Colombo, the College of Arts and Sciences has established the Dr. Joseph A. Colombo Memorial Award in Theology and Religious Studies. This monetary award will normally be given annually to a senior majoring in Theology and Religious Studies and pursuing graduate work in the field . Students must be dedicated to academic excellence, community service, and leadership. In addition to receiving the Dr. Joseph A. Colombo Memorial Award in Theology and Religious Studies, the student will have his/her name inscribed on a plaque that will be displayed prominently in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.

Application Requirements: To be eligible to receive the Dr. Joseph A. Colombo Memorial Award, a candidate must meet the following requirements: a. THRS major. b. Graduation in the academic year in which application is made or within two years of graduation. c. Application to a graduate program in Theology and/or Religious Studies (for example, MA, MDiv, ThD, PhD, STD).

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USD Faculty Contact: Dr. Evelyn Kirkley

Spain Family Theology and Religious Studies Majors Scholarship

Amount: Need as determined by the USD Office of Financial Aid
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

Through a generous bequest from the Spain family, the Department of Theology and Religious Studies is able to award annual scholarships to its outstanding majors. The amount of the award depends on the number of eligible majors each year and the earnings of the endowment fund. Spain Family Scholarships are awarded in addition to any other loans, grants or scholarships majors have been awarded. There is no application required. Each year, in June, the chair receives a list of continuing THRS majors, their current grade point averages and a need assessment report from the Office of Financial Aid.

Application Requirements: Minimum overall USD GPA of 3.5

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