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Do the following statements describe you?
If at least four of the five statements resonate with you, you may be an excellent candidate for three of the most prestigious and competitive undergraduate scholarships in the country: the Rhodes Scholarship, the Truman Scholarship, and the Marshall Scholarship. Scholarship applicants have described the experience as life-changing, gaining them knowledge, skills and connections that assisted them with graduate studies and employment.
The Rhodes Scholarship provides recipients an all-expense paid scholarship to study at England’s Oxford University for two years. Founded in 1902, the Rhodes scholarship is the longest standing competitive scholarship program in the country. Past recipients include President Bill Clinton, Bill Bradley (pro basketball player and politician) and Kris Kristofferson (musician).
The Truman Scholarship awards recipients $30,000 to help defray the cost of graduate study, although 10% will be released for your senior year of college. Preference is given to candidates interested in pursuing careers in public service, including the military. Founded by Congress in 1975 to honor former President Harry Truman, past recipients include George Stephanopoulos (ABC political analyst), Janet Napolitano (AZ governor), and Jeffrey Toobin (writer, The New Yorker).
The Marshall Scholarship awards recipients $30,000 to defray the cost of graduate study at any British university. The program was founded in 1953 by the British government in appreciation for the work the United States and Gen. George Marshall did to rebuild Europe after World War II. Past recipients include Thomas Friedman (writer), Stephen Breyer (supreme court justice), and Harold Koh (dean, Yale Law School)
Resources to Help Prepare YouIf you are interested in pursuing one of these prestigious scholarships, FHSU has some resources in place to assist you throughout the preparation, application and interview process.
It’s never too early to get started!Are you interested in applying to one or more of these programs? If so, contact Mr. Means to discuss application procedures/requirements in greater detail. Though these programs feature applications that are submitted in the junior or senior year, it is very important that you begin amassing co/extra- curricular activities early in your undergraduate careers, such as:
Faculty OpportunitiesFHSU is always looking for more faculty members to assist in preparing our best and brightest students in their quest to win a Rhodes, Truman, or Marshall Scholarship. Here’s how you can help:
If you are interested in volunteering your time by engaging in any of the above (or any other) related activities, please contact Dr. Joe Romance.Joe RomanceAssistant Professor of Political ScienceRarick Hall 315(785) firstname.lastname@example.org