Fellowships and scholarships are competitive awards for graduate study, personal enrichment, travel, and research while you're still at the undergraduate level. These awards recognize excellence, initiative, and a drive to make an impact in the world. You can see that Hampden-Sydney men have done very well in competing for these awards, so we encourage you to stretch your goals and aspirations and represent Hampden-Sydney on a national and international stage!
The awards are sorted by when students are eligible to begin applying for them, NOT by when you should start considering them. Fellowships require several months of planning an application, let alone the time it takes to build a competitive candidacy.
Here is a handy flow chart that organizes major scholarships by GPA requirement.
Graduating Seniors and Recent Alumni
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program
George J. Mitchell Scholarship
Presidential Management Fellows Program
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship - contact Ms. Snyder (223-6105) for more information
IDEX Fellowship in Social Enterprise
Sophomores and Juniors, with certain restrictions
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship
Morris K. Udall Scholarship
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Educational Program
Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program (for students interested in becoming a Foreign Service Officer with the State Department)
Scholarships to fund study abroad experiences
Scholarships for specific academic areas
SMART Scholarship (Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation)
Boren Scholarships also offer funding for science and math students
(although you must apply under the general Boren application process)
Department of Homeland Security Science Scholarship Program
Scholarships specifically for international students
Most of these programs either have deadlines in early to mid October, February, or March. Visit with Dr. Frye and Ms. Snyder early, preferably in your sophomore year. If that's not possible, visit as soon as you begin to think seriously about any of these programs. Ms. Snyder can explain the various opportunities, help you decide which ones match with your interest, and give you advice on how to plan for an application. Dr. Frye can assist you with building, writing, and revising a personal statement. He can also assist in crafting all parts of your application.
Ms. Becca Snyder, Associate Director of Career Education and Vocational Reflection
(434) 223-6105 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Lowell Frye, Professor of Rhetoric and Humanities
Morton Hall 016
(434) 223-6215 or email@example.com