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Major Scholarship Preparation Program

 The Honors Program helps students from Clarkson University to apply for competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships, both for undergraduates and for graduate school.   Many of these prestigious scholarships require institutional sponsorship, and therefore students must apply through the designated Clarkson faculty representative.  They are extremely competitive and require considerable preparation ahead of the application deadlines, ideally up to a year for the most prestigious international scholarships. If you think you may apply any time in the future, please attend one of our informational meetings or make a personal appointment to find out what it takes and how we can help (email: honors@clarkson.edu).

 We provide the following assistance: 

  • Information on selected major scholarships and fellowships
  • Assistance with development of application materials
  • Regular feedback on application essays (to the appropriate extent allowed by the scholarship institution)
  • Mock interviews to prepare students for the competitive interview process

Among others, we support students applying for the following major scholarships and fellowships:

Barry Goldwater Scholarship (http://www.act.org/goldwater)

Eligibility: Sophomores and Juniors

Internal Deadline: Dec 2, 2014 National Deadline: Jan 31, 2015

Udall Scholarship (http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/MKUScholarship.aspx)

Eligibility: Sophomores and Juniors

Deadline: March 4, 2015

EPA GRO (http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2013/2013_gro_undergrad.html)

Eligibility: Sophomores

Deadline: December 5, 2014

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship http://www.nsfgrfp.org/

Eligibility: Seniors 

Deadlines for all fields vary from Oct 29 to Nov 4

Fulbright Grants (http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html)

Eligibility: Seniors

Deadline:  October 14, 2014

Rhodes Scholarship (http://www.rhodesscholar.org/)

Eligibility: Seniors

Deadline: first week in October

Eligibility: Seniors

Deadline:  October 1, 2014

Of course, we are happy to advise you on an application for any of the many other major scholarships or fellowships.  Just let us know!

(c) Ruisheng Wang ’15 (Honors), and Honorable Mentions (r) Jeffrey Smith ’15 and (l) Mason Sutorius ’15 (Honors).

Goldwater Scholars 2014

(c) Ruisheng Wang ’15 (Honors), and Honorable Mentions (r) Jeffrey Smith ’15 and (l) Mason Sutorius ’15 (Honors).