Fellowships and Scholarships in Europe
British Marshall Scholarships
The Marshall Scholarships were instituted by the British Parliament on 31 July 1953 as a practical and enduring gesture of thanks on behalf of the British people for assistance received from the United States in the aftermath of the Second World War. The Scholarships are named after General George C Marshall. A Marshall Scholarship may be held at any one of more than a hundred universities and university-type institutions in Britain . Marshall Scholars are expected to stay in residence at their British university for two years and to take a degree.
The Churchill Scholarship provides for a year of graduate study in engineering,mathematics, or science at Churchill College , Cambridge University . The Scholarship is awarded to U.S. citizens between the ages of 19 and 26 with a B.A. or B.S. (a master's degree is acceptable, but not a doctorate). Eligible Fields: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biological Anthropology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Speech and Language Processing, Engineering, Environment and Development, Epidemiology, Genetics, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, Metallurgy and Materials Science, Microelectronic Engineering and Semiconductor Physics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physics, Plant Sciences, Polar Studies, Quarternary Science, and Zoology.
The government of France offers several programs of support for study in France , including the Chateaubriand Scholarship, Fulbright in France , “Youth and Sports” grants, and many others. The website provides links to many opportunities.
The United States Congress created the Fulbright Program in 1946, immediately after World War II, to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange.
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. Most grantees plan their own programs. Projects may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination.
These grants include: Fulbright Full Grants; Fulbright Travel Grants; Foreign and Private Grants; Teaching Opportunities; and opportunities in Business education.
The Gates Cambridge Trust benefits scholars of outstanding academic merit and leadership potential from every country of the world other than the United Kingdom, who are committed to serving their communities, and who gain admission to the University of Cambridge to pursue courses of study as follows: second Bachelor degree as an affiliated student; one-year postgraduate courses; research leading to the degree of PhD.
The awards cover the costs of studying at Cambridge. In selecting Gates Cambridge Scholars, the Trust seeks students of exceptional academic achievement and scholarly promise for whom further study at Cambridge would be particularlyappropriate.
For graduate study in Germany , at German institutions. Graduate study scholarships are granted for one academic year (10 months) with the possibilityof a one-year extension for students in degree-granting programs to complete a full degree course in Germany. Scholarships must take place during the German academic year.
DAAD's Summer Course Grant program provides scholarships to attend a broad range of 3- to 4-week summer language courses at German universities which focus mainly on literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany . Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material.
The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies are designed to helpexceptionally promising students prepare for careers of teaching and scholarship in humanistic disciplines. The Mellon Fellowship is a competitive award for first-year doctoral students. The Fellowship covers graduate tuition and required fees for the first year of graduate study and includes a stipend of $17,500.
The George J. Mitchell Scholarships were established in 1998. Scholars are eligible to attend institutions of higher learning in Ireland, including the seven universities in theRepublic of Ireland and the two universities in Northern Ireland , for one academic year of graduate study. As institutional balance will be a factor, an applicant's likelihood of being selected is increased if the applicant expresses a willingness to attend more than one of the eligible institutions. Scholars are required to be full-time students for the duration of their academic year of study.
The universities participating in the Mitchell Scholarships are generously contributing tuition and room for the Scholar. In addition, each Scholar will receive a stipend of $11,000 to cover other necessary expenses for the term of study. This stipend will be paid in two equal parts directly to the scholar. The US-Ireland Alliance will assist successful applicants with their traveling expenses to and from Ireland and Northern Ireland. Usit Now, Ireland 's leading travel service for students, will contribute a IR£750 travel stipend to each Mitchell Scholar.
The Rhodes Scholarships are tenable at Oxford University. Persons interested in applying for the Scholarships should make certain that Oxford University offers programs appropriate to their undergraduate emphasis and their plans for further study. They should also make certain that the two years offered by the Rhodes Scholarship will allow a pattern of academic work in Oxford which fits into their career plans. The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford.
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships
The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as ambassadors of goodwill to the people of the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to greater understanding of their host countries.