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Undergraduate Fellowships and Scholarships
The hard work you’ve put into your education can pay off in ways you might not have ever imagined. Whether you are a first year student with an idea about how to bring peace into the world, a rising senior trying to learn more about your options for the future, or an alumnus with a passion and a vision, there may be opportunities that will provide you with the support to pursue your dreams!
Take a look at some of the options below. If any strike your interest, contact Ashley Sinclair to discuss next steps.
Please note: Some of these fellowships and scholarships require official endorsement by Lake Forest College. Ashley Sinclair serves as the contact person for all applications—and endorsements—and can explain the process for each individual fellowships and scholarship.
Awards to Support Students During Their Undergraduate Career
|The David B. Mathis Kemper Scholars Program|
The David B. Mathis Kemper Scholar Program at Lake Forest College, awarded by the James S. Kemper Foundation, provides scholarships, internships, and career coaching to high-potential undergraduate students enabling them to develop the practical and professional skills they need to successfully launch a career in business.
Contact Colleen Monks, Director of the Career Advancement Center, to learn more about this award.
|Graduate School Exploration Fellowship|
The GSEF program is designed for students interested in pursuing study and research in the humanities, humanistic social sciences, and arts.
The campus deadline is in early March.
To study abroad, with a focus on language acquisition, as an undergraduate student.
NOTE: Boren also offers a separate fellowship program for graduate students, but current Lake Forest undergraduates are not eligible for this program.
|To support undergraduate students in the sciences; apply while a sophomore or junior|
|Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship|
|To support undergraduate students desiring to pursue a career related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care; apply while a sophomore or junior|
Awards to Support Graduate Study or Postgraduate Research
For fellowships and scholarships that require Lake Forest College endorsement or support, potential applicants must contact Ashley Sinclair to discuss the process no later than June 1 preceding fall submission. The College will not endorse any applicants who begin the process after June 1.
|James Rocco Quantitative Research Fellowships|
Supporting Lake Forest College students wishing to further their interest in quantitative study.
|The Davies-Jackson Scholarship|
An opportunity for first-generations students with exceptional academic records to study at the graduate level at Cambridge
|George J. Mitchell Scholarships|
To study in Ireland/N. Ireland following graduation
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.
The campus deadline is September 15, 2018, after which students will have time to review their application.
The final national deadline is October 1, 2018.
Administered by the Rhodes Trust in Oxford, the programme offers more than 100 fully-funded Scholarships each year for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in the UK - one of the world’s leading universities.
Applications open July 1, 2018 for the 2019 competition. The campus deadline is September 15, 2018, after which students will have time to review their application.
The final national deadline is Wednesday, October 3, 2018.
|Fulbright US Student Program|
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.
To support graduate study in international affairs
To support graduate study by new Americans in a wide variety of fields
For fellowships and scholarships that require Lake Forest College endorsement or support, potential applicants must contact Ashley Sinclair to discuss the process no later than October 1 preceding spring submission. The College will not endorse any applicants who begin the process after October 1.
|To support graduate studies in public service fields|
|Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship|
|To support undergraduates planning to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service|
|Hellenic American Education Foundation Fellowship|
|To teach English and/or work with the HAEF in Greece|
|Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program|
|To become a research fellow at the Carnegie Endowment|
Information for International Students
Although most of the above opportunities are restricted to United States citizens or legal permanent residents, there are other fellowships and scholarships available to international students who wish to continue their studies in the United States following graduation. Contacting your graduate institution is an important step in seeking out funding, but feel free to also contact this office for further guidance.