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Attention students planning on applying for the Rhodes, Fulbright, Marshall or Mitchell programs! Please contact us before the end of the spring semester so you can begin putting your application together.

Rhodes Scholarship

  • For graduating seniors and recent graduates interested in graduate work at Oxford University and leadership development. Must have a 3.7 GPA and demonstrate a superior level of achievement and drive. A highly prestigious award. SHU endorsement required. This is a scholarship for U.S. citizens.
  • Award: 32 American Rhodes Scholars receive tuition, living and travel expenses for two to three years of study at Oxford University. The Rhodes is offered in 19 countries.
  • Adviser: Mr. Peter Hynes (
  • Internal deadline: The last internal SHU deadline was September 15, 2011. Students intending to apply next year should begin preparing their application in spring 2012. Contact Mr. Hynes for assistance.

Fulbright Grant

  • Seniors or graduate students with at least a 3.6 GPA and an interest in studying or teaching abroad. Fluency in host country language is sometimes required. Opportunities vary widely. This is a grant for U.S. citizens.
  • Award: More than 1,200 grants awarded annually to support students in 140 countries. Grant covers the cost of research or study in the host country and related expenses.
  • Adviser: Mr. Peter Hynes (
  • Deadline: The last internal deadline was September 15, 2011. Students intending to apply for next year's program are encouraged to begin the application process in spring 2012. Contact Mr. Hynes for assistance.

Marshall Scholarship

  • Seniors and recent graduates interested in studying at Oxford or another UK university. Must be a U.S. citizen and have at least a 3.7 GPA, plus an exceptional record of leadership and service. It is one of the most prestigious and competitive of the national scholarships. This scholarship requires SHU endorsement.
  • Award: Supports two years of study in the UK, including tuition, living, travel expenses and research. Up to 40 scholarships are awarded each year.
  • Adviser: Mr. Peter Hynes (
  • Deadline: The last internal SHU deadline was September 15, 2011. Students intending to apply next year should begin preparing their application in spring 2012. Contact Mr. Hynes for assistance.

Mitchell Scholarship

  • For students interested in graduate study in Ireland who have already received a Bachelor's degree or will have received one before beginning study as a Mitchell Scholar. Applicants are judged on their academic record, leadership and commitment to community service. Current full-time students must also obtain endorsement from their current institution. This scholarship is for U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 30.
  • Award: Stipend provides tuition, living and travel expenses for one year of study in Ireland or Northern Ireland.
  • Adviser: Mr. Peter Hynes (
  • Deadline: The last internal SHU deadline was September 15, 2011. Students intending to apply next year should begin preparing their application in spring 2012. Contact Mr. Hynes for assistance.

Jesuit Volunteer Corps

  • A faith-based volunteer program for students 21 or older who will have received a college degree by the time they begin the program, or have applicable work experience. Participants serve as full-time volunteers for one year (domestic program) or two years (international program), living in the same communities as those they serve, including people who are low-wage earners, homeless, unemployed, refugees, diagnosed with AIDS, elderly, street youth, former gang members, abused, mentally ill or developmentally disabled. U.S. and Canadian citizens can serve domestically or internationally; international students are eligible only for the domestic (U.S.) program.
  • Award: Most travel, including round trip airfare for those serving internationally, is covered, along with room, board, health insurance and a small stipend.
  • Deadline: Although the last official deadline was March 10, 2012, applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis.

American Association of University Women - Greater Wayne Area Branch Scholarship

  • For residents of northern New Jersey who are at least 25 years old, pursuing an undergraduate degree, and not graduating before September 2012. No specific minimum GPA is required, but applicants must provide proof of a "better than average" GPA.
  • Award: $1,000 - $2,000
  • Deadline: April 18, 2012

The Rachel Tanur Prize for Visual Sociology

  • For all current students majoring in the social sciences, including anthropology, communication studies, criminal justice, cultural studies, economics, education, history, political science, psychology, sociology and social work. Applicants must submit two commentaries, each no more than 4000 characters (~500 words) in length and one photo. One commentary must be based on one or more of the photos by Rachel Tanur and one must be based on an original photo taken by the applicant. Each commentary is expected to give a sociological analysis of the selected visual material, based on theoretical and applied social science methods. See the page of past winners for examples.
  • Award: 1st prize: $2,500; 2nd prize: $1,500; 3rd prize: $500.
  • Deadline: April 20, 2012

Americanism Educational League Essay Contest

  • Open to all undergraduate students. Applicants must write a maximum 2,000 word essay on a specific topic (see website for more details).
  • Award: First prize of $3,000, second prize $1,250, third prize $1,000
  • Deadline: April 30, 2012

Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute Grant

  • Exclusively for Seton Hall undergraduate students. Applicants must be of Latino/Hispanic heritage, have a minimum 2.8 GPA, and participate in at least two events through the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute.
  • Award: Grant amount not specified.
  • Deadline: April 30 for fall semester grants, and November 30 for spring semester grants.

National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) Foundation Scholarship

  • For U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents of Hispanic heritage who have either a minimum 3.0 GPA or a minimum GPA of 2.75 plus two years of full-time work experience. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a Master's program in business or marketing by the fall 2012 semester.
  • Award: Multiple awards range from $2,500 to $10,000.
  • Deadline: April 30, 2012 for the online application, with supporting documents due by mail no later than May 2, 2012.

St. Andrew's Society Scholarship

  • Applicant must be able to cite their Scottish descent, have a meritorious academic record and be able to demonstrate financial need. Applicant must be enrolled in an United States or Scottish institution for the third or fourth year of college or university or full-time graduate study. British applicants must have been born in Scotland, American citizens must maintain permanent residence in the Mid-Atlantic Region (defined as Washington, D.C., Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania or Virginia). Special consideration to those whose work contributes toward enhancing knowledge of Scottish history or culture.
  • Award: Minimum: $500.00; Average: $2,000.00; Maximum: $2,500.00.
  • Deadline: April 30 every year.

AFCEA Young Entrepreneur Scholarship

  • For part-time sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students with a declared major in a science, mathematics or technology degree program, including management information systems or a declared major in a business field with a science or technology minor. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be working for a small business while they attend school.
  • Award: $2,000
  • Deadline: May 1, 2012

Copyright Awareness Scholarship

  • For all students, including international students, who are 25 years of age or younger. Applicants must submit an original creative video that will be used to educate their peers on the importance of intellectual property and copyright law.
  • Award: 1st prize - $5,000; 2nd prize - $3,000; 3rd prize - $2,000
  • Deadline: May 1, 2012

Memorial Conservation Scholarship

  • Applicant must be a New Jersey resident and a full-time student at a NJ accredited college, and have completed at least four full semesters of study. Applicants must be majoring in a field related to environmental conservation, including such majors as environmental science or journalism. Selection is based upon academic commitment to a field of conservation, demonstrated financial need and scholastic ability, involvement in extra curricular activities or volunteer projects related to conservation.
  • Award: $1,500
  • Deadline: May 1, 2012

Oakseed Ministries Essay Contest

  • For students age 22 and under as of the deadline. Applicants must write an essay on the topic "Compassion and the Illiterate Child."
  • Award: $1,000 for 1st place; $500 for 2nd place; $250 for honorable mention.
  • Deadline: May 2, 2012

CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship

  • For undergraduates majoring in the performing arts field with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Applicants must exhibit leadership ability and be active in community service.
  • Award: 10 awards of up to $3,000.
  • Deadline: May 3, 2012

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) - Prospective Secondary Teacher Course Work Scholarships

  • For sophomores planning to become high school math teachers. Application requires a proposal detailing the applicant's remaining coursework needed to achieve teaching certification, as well as a related budget and an essay and letter of recommendation.
  • Award: Up to $10,000, with 50% disbursed for junior year and 50% disbursed for senior year.
  • Deadline: May 4, 2012

Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey College Scholarship

  • For high school seniors with epilepsy who are residents of New Jersey. Academic achievement, participation in activities, financial need and the extent of a student's disability are taken into consideration.
  • Award: 4 scholarships of $1,000 each.
  • Deadline: May 11, 2012

AFCEA STEM Major Scholarship

  • Open to full-time undergraduate (sophomores, juniors and seniors only) and graduate students specializing in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Applicants must be U.S. citizens. A minimum GPA of 3.4 is required.
  • Award: Unspecified
  • Deadline: May 15, 2012

Enlisted Association National Guard of New Jersey (EANG-NJ) Scholarship

  • Applicant must be the legal child of a New Jersey National Guard Member who is also a member of the Enlisted Association.
  • Award: Contact organization for more information (see website).
  • Deadline: May 15 every year.

USA Today All-USA College Academic Team

  • This award is for Juniors and Seniors. Students must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and evidence that the applicant can apply ideas and intellectual skills outside the classroom in ways that benefit society. U.S. citizenship is not required. The award requires SHU nomination.
  • Award: Twenty awards each year: a trophy and $2,500.
  • Contact: Call (703) 854-5890 or e-mail
  • Deadline: May 18, 2012

American Indian College Fund Scholarships

  • A variety of scholarships for full-time undergraduate and graduate students with American Indian ancestry. Applicants for all scholarships must be U.S. citizens who are registered as a member of a tribe or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member. A minimum 2.0 GPA is also required. Additional requirements vary by scholarship; see website for more details.
  • Award: Range from $1,000 to $10,000
  • Deadline: The application period is January 1 through May 31 for the following school year.

The Charles Shafae Scholarship Program

  • For all undergraduates taking at least 12 credits per semester with a minimum 3.2 GPA. A scholarship entry requires a minimum 1,000 word essay on a question posted on the scholarship website. See website for more details. U.S. citizenship not required.
  • Award: One $500 award per semester
  • Deadline: June 1, 2012 by 3 p.m. EST

Frank D. Visceglia Memorial Scholarship

  • Applicant must be a New Jersey resident who has earned the Eagle Scout Award in New Jersey. Preference is given to applicants whose Eagle Scout community service projects are related to the environment and to those with career goals in development-related fields.
  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: June 1 every year.

John Gyles Education Center Scholarship

  • For full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. or Canadian citizens with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Application requires a 1,500 word book report.
  • Award: $500
  • Deadline: June 1, 2012 Scholarship Program

  • For full-time undergraduates with a minimum 3.5 GPA. It requires a minimum 1,500 word essay.
  • Award: $1,500
  • Deadline: June 1, 2012

Richard A. Clarke National Security & Counter-Terrorism Scholarship

  • Open to all graduate students in Master's or Ph.D. programs. Applicants must write a scholarly monograph of approximately 20 to 40 pages on the topic of counter-terrorism. See website for more details.
  • Award: 1st place - $20,000; 2nd place - $10,000; 3rd place - $5,000.
  • Deadline: Applicants must submit a letter by June 1, 2012 to register and verify their current enrollment status. Finished monographs must be submitted by August 1, 2012.

For more information please contact:
Peter Hynes
(973) 275-2352


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