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Major Fellowships

Major Fellowships

This table lists general information about major fellowships the office of post-graduate fellowships at The College of New Jersey supports.

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FROSH. SOPH. JR. SR. ALUM BOREN AWARDS
Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate/graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including: Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Boren scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who are interested in public service. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for two years after graduation (e.g. EPA, NASA, Peace Corps, etc.).

Campus representative: Jennifer Margherito, Advisor for all TCNj Study Centers, x3154
margherj@tcnj.edu

Excluded Countries: Western Europe, Canada, Australia, & New Zealand

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CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for U.S.A. undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of U.S.A. citizens studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people  of the U.S.A. and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the U.S.A. at every level of language learning.
Languages Offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu
Applications are generally due toward the middle of November each year
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FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM GRANTS
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants provide recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master’s, and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Recipients plan year-long programs, which may include university coursework, independent research, classes in music conservator or art school, and/or special projects in the social or life sciences. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program also includes opportunities to teach English in non-English speaking countries as an English Teaching Assistant.
Internal TCNJ applications are due at the beginning of September each year. National Deadlines are in early October, but current undergraduates need apply through TCNJ. Students should begin preparing applications in spring of junior year.
SR. ALUM THE GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship Programme supports either postgraduate study or a second bachelor’s degree at Cambridge University (UK). It is anticipated that Gates Cambridge Scholars will become leaders in helping to address global problems related to health, equity, technology, and learning – ares in which the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has particular interest.
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THE BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S.A. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange in intended to better prepare U.S.A. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.
Campus representative: Jennifer Margherito, Advisor for all TCNj Study Centers, x3154
margherj@tcnj.edu
Visit TCNJ’s CGE website for more information about available study abroad programs.
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The Barry J. Goldwater Scholarship
The Barry J. Goldwater Scholarship provides a continuing study of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by award scholarships of up to $7,500 to undergraduate students who intend to pursue graduate degrees and research careers in these fields (PhD intentions). Sophomores may apply for two-year awards for undergraduate study and juniors may apply for one-year awards.
Campus representative: Dr. Michelle Bunagan, Chemistry Biology Dept. x2183
bunangan@tcnj.edu 
SR. ALUM THE JAMES MADISON FELLOWSHIP FOUNDATION
Fellowships for graduate study at the mater’s level of the principles, framing, and history of the U.S. Constitution for teachers of American History, American Government, and Social Studies in grades 7-12 and for undergraduate seniors and graduates who plan to become secondary school teachers of these subjects. Recipients receive a maximum of $24,000, prorated over the period of study.
SR. ALUM MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS
The Marshall Scholarships bring intellectually distinguished young U.S.A. citizens to the United Kingdom for two years of graduate study. It looks for students who will one day become leaders, opinion formers, and decision makers in their own country. Applicants must have a 3.7+ GPA.
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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAM
The NSF-GRFP provides a $34,000/year stipend for three-year graduate fellowships for study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees in science, mathematics, and engineering. Other eligible fields include: computer science, psychology (including cognitive, neuroscience, developmental, industrial/organizational, perception, personality, quantitative, and social), sociology, anthropology, and political science. Includes Women in Engineering and Computer and Information Science awards.
Check out the School fo Science website for more information!
Campus Representative: Dr. Erin Tiedeken, Science Grant Writer, x. 2905
tiedekee@tcnj.edu
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PAUL & DAISY SOROS FELLOWSHIP FOR NEW AMERICANS
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans present an opportunity for up to two years of graduate study are made to “new Americans” in the following categories: (1) a resident alien (i.e. holders of a Green Card); (2) a naturalized U.S. citizen; or (3) a child of two parents who are both naturalized U.S. citizens. Fellowships provide a maintenance grant of $20,000 and a tuition grant of one-half of the tuition cost of a U.S. graduate program.  Study may be in any professional field or any scholarly discipline in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Fine and Performing Arts.
Applicants must be under the age of 30.
SR. ALUM THE RHODES SCHOLARSHIP
The Rhodes Scholarships provides two-year scholarships for graduate study at Oxford University. Intellectual distinction is a necessary but not a sufficient condition; candidates also must show excellence in qualities of mind and in qualities of person which, in combination, offer the promise of effective service to the world in the decades ahead.
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THE HARRY S. TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
For students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and wish to attend graduate or professional school to help prepare for their careers. To be used for the senior year of college and up to three years of graduate study.
Campus representative: Dr. Celia Chazelle, Department Chair & Professor of History, x2205 chazelle@tcnj.edu
SOPH. JR. THE UDALL FOUNDATIONS PROGRAMS

One-year scholarships for undergraduates who intend to pursue careers related to the environment and to Native American and Alaskan Native undergraduate students who intend to pursue careers in health care and tribal public policy.
Campus representative: Dr. Celia, Chazelle, Department Chair and Professor of History, x2205, chazelle@tcnj.edu
JR. SCHWARZMAN SCHOLARS
Schwarzman Scholars will be selected on the basis of not only their academic aptitude and intellectual ability, but also their leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, ability to anticipate and act on emerging trends and opportunities, exemplary character, and desire to understand other cultures, perspectives and positions.

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