Opportunities For Sophomores & Juniors

Beinecke Scholarships - The Beinecke Memorial Scholarship Program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to attend graduate school in the humanities, arts or social sciences. Students must demonstrate "superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise," and must have demonstrated financial need. Students apply during their junior year. Macalester may nominate one student. Campus application deadline: February 6, 2015.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships - Goldwater awards are made on the basis of merit to sophomores or juniors who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering. Students who plan to study medicine are eligible for a Goldwater Scholarship only if they plan a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in private practice. The scholarship pays a yearly stipend to help students complete their undergraduate education. Campus application deadline: December 12, 2014.

Humanity in Action Fellowship - The HIA Fellowships bring together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. For five weeks, the five HIA European countries selected serve as case studies that Fellows can later use as they engage with other human rights issues. Fellowships cover costs of partipation and accommodation for the summer program. Transportation to Europe is not covered. No nomination is required. There is typically an early January deadline for the following summer's programs.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships - These fellowships provide financial support toward tuition and living expenses for the senior year; paid State Department summer internships in Washington D.C. and overseas; and fellowship support for master's degrees in international affairs, pending availability of funding. College juniors must have a minimum GPA of 3.20, be U.S. citizens and be interested in becoming Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Students apply directly to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation; no institutional nomination is required. The deadline is typically in early February.

Harry S. Truman Scholarships - Truman Scholarships are merit-based awards which fund graduate school for students preparing for careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Students must have a demonstrated commitment to public service, must be planning a career in public service, and must have outstanding leadership potential. Students apply during their junior year. Macalester may nominate up to four students. Intent to Apply due: October 10, 2014. Campus application deadline: November 14, 2014. Campus Application Form

Morris K. Udall Scholarships - The Morris K. Udall Scholarship Program was created to encourage current sophomores and juniors to pursue careers related to environmental policy. Macalester may nominate three students who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in environmental public policy. The scholarship pays a yearly stipend to help students complete their undergraduate education. Campus application deadline: February 13, 2015.