Summer Scholarship Advising
Could you be the next Pirate to win an award?Opportunities to Jump On Now
Seton Hall students have continued to garner national attention by consistently placing in the top of many scholarship and fellowship competitions. The list below shows some of the most prestigious awards, but others can be found on our website »
Many of these opportunities will come due at the beginning of the school year. The preparation required means you don’t want them to catch you by surprise, and the ARC is available throughout the summer to assist you.
Listed below are descriptions for each of the opportunities, the application deadlines, as well as the internal SHU deadline (since these require our endorsement in order for you to be considered).
Please stop by Fahy 111 (our summer location) or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started, or if you have any questions.
A Few General Notes First...
1. For most of these, the application is online, and therefore you’re required to set up an online account. Do this early to avoid any technical difficulties (but be sure to use a password you’ll remember).
2. Clean up any SHU administrative business now – incompletes, missing grades, etc. You can also get your transcript requests in now so that you don't have to be scrambling later.
3. We'll be on campus all summer long, available to review applications, re-work essays and letters and discuss projects in person or via phone or e-mail. This means you can put together a stronger application well before the deadline.
4. If this is not the year you’re applying for these opportunities, it is still a good idea for you to start preparing to apply by participating in service projects, developing relationships with faculty and so on. We're happy to go over these opportunities with anyone who may be interested.
For the following opportunities, the internal SHU deadline is September 15. All materials must be submitted by this date, including transcripts, letters of recommendation and final copies of any submitted materials (personal statements, statement of grant purpose, etc.). However, we strongly recommend getting us materials well in advance of this – this will allow us to review, rewrite and refine, making yours the best possible application.
Two options are available – research grants or teaching assistantships. Both provide for all expenses in the country of your choice for 10 months. Please be sure to take note of the Fulbright / MTV fellowship, which send students around the world to study the impact of music. Learn more »
Two years, all expenses paid, at Oxford University in England. Known as the world’s most prestigious graduate scholarship – and Seton Hall had a winner in 2007.
Similar to the Rhodes, providing all expenses for up to two years at any UK based university. This award may also be split, allowing the recipient to spend that time at multiple universities.
All expenses paid to any Irish institution for up to 1 year (enough time for an Irish MA)
- Soros Fellowship for New Americans
This provides opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. Fellows receive up to $90,000 to help cover two years of tuition and other educational and living expenses, to study any subject at any U.S. university. Internal deadline for all materials: (October 15 deadline)
Opportunities to Start Considering
The following scholarships have deadlines early in the Spring semester. However, with Winter Break, finals, and holidays, the internal deadlines are often in December or earlier. It is in your best interest to get started on these now, while your school work load is light.
For juniors interested in a career in public service, this scholarship provides tuition money as well as networking and professional opportunities. Internal deadline for all materials: December 22.
For sophomores and juniors specializing in scientific research. Internal deadline for all materials: December 22.
This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding are eligible.
- Jesuit Volunteers
Offers the opportunity to work full-time for justice and peace, serving the poor, working for structural change in the United States and accompanying people in developing countries. Internal deadline for all materials: December 22.
- Carnegie Endowment for Peace
Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates in Washington D.C. for a period up to 1 year. Internal deadline for all materials: December 1.
Opportunities Available When You Are
These last few have rolling deadlines, but will still require a significant amount of time and preparation for the application process.
- Peace Corps Master's International
Allows volunteers to incorporate Peace Corps service as credit in a master’s degree program in a variety of fields at more than 80 academic institutions nationwide. Prospective students apply separately to Peace Corps and to a participating graduate school. Once accepted by both, students will study on campus, usually for one year, and then spend the next two years earning academic credit while working overseas in a related Peace Corps project.
- Teach for America
Made up of a diverse group of leaders with a record of achievement who work to expand educational opportunity starting by teaching in a low-income community. Recipients are provided intensive training, support and career development, that helps these leaders increase their impact and deepen their understanding of what it takes to close the achievement gap.
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