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Scholarship, Fellowship & Grant Opportunities

Academy Nicholl Fellowships

The Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting is an international screenwriting competition established to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters.

If you choose to apply, please contact the Chair of the Theatre Department to discuss your application. The online application typically becomes available in late January.

  • Application Deadline: May 1

Website: http://www.oscars.org/nicholl

America Needs You

Eligibility: freshmen

America Needs You fights for economic mobility for ambitious, first-generation college students. They do this by providing transformative mentorship and intensive career development.

Through the Fellows and Career Development Programs, America Needs You is making a difference for low-income college students.

Fellows Program

The Fellows Program is an intensive two-year program for high-achieving, low-income, first-generation college students. It offers students (Fellows) career development workshops, access to internships, and professional development grants. All Fellows are matched one-on-one with a successful and motivated professional “Mentor Coach” dedicated to their personal and professional growth. Mentor Coaches and Fellows work together to cultivate the Fellows’ strengths and interests, and direct them into successful careers.

  • Application deadlines vary by program. Consult the webpage.

Additional information can be found at: www.americaneedsyou.org/our-programs/programs-overview/

American Scandinavian Foundation Awards

Eligibility: seniors

Scholarship is for seniors interested in research or graduate study in Scandinavian countries.
Awards for Study/Research in Scandinavia: The American-Scandanavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields. Awards for Pacific Northwest Scholars and Artists The American-Scandanavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships to graduate level students and scholars from the Pacific Northwest to study in Denmark for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.amscan.org/grants_americans.html

Questions: Please contact the Office of Fellowship & Grants at: grants@amscan.org

  • Application Deadline: November 1

Beinecke Scholarship

Eligibility: juniors

The Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship Program was established in 1971 by the Board of Directors of the Sperry and Hutchinson Company to honor Edwin, Frederick, and Walter Beinecke. The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study.

Beinecke Scholar receives a total of $34,000 in support of his or her graduate education. The initial payment of $4,000 is awarded directly to the student prior to entering graduate school. This award is intended to offset the costs associated with the graduate application process and to pay for travel expenses directly related to the start of graduated school. While in graduate school, a Beinecke Scholar will receive an additional $30,000 in support. These funds are awarded as a supplement to support provided by the graduate school and the award may be spread over up to five years to comply with institutional limits on the total amount of a student’s annual award. In the absence of institutional support or limits, scholars may receive a maximum award of $15,000 per year.

The nominee must be a junior and should represent superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise. Preference will be given to students who are planning to attend graduate school in the arts, humanities, and the social sciences.

Some helpful information about applying for a Beinecke Scholarship.

  • The deadline for submission of application materials is the second Wednesday in February.
  • Drew deadline for submission: February 1st.

Boren Awards for International Study

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate 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. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Contact: Prof. Erik Anderson (eanderso@drew.edu)

Please refer to the Boren Award website for additional information:


  • The deadline for submission of application materials for the Fellowship is January 25 at 5 pm EST
  • Drew deadline for submission: December 15
  • The deadline for submission of application materials for the Scholarship is February 1 at 5 pm EST
  • Drew deadline for submission: January 15

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program

Eligibility: seniors

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is an international think tank to promote peace and cooperation between nations. Carnegie Junior Fellows provide research assistance to senior associates working on the Carnegie Endowment’s projects. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists and government officials.

Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year. No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration (except in cases where the student has completed a joint bachelor/Master’s degree program). The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials. You need not be a U.S. citizen if you attend a university located in the United States. However, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for a full 12 months from August 1 through July 31 following graduation. Students on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the US for the full year (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the program.

The application process is highly competitive. Approximately 5% of applicants are ultimately selected for positions. Applications are judged on the quality of the written essay, related academic study and/or work experience, grades, recommendations, and personal interviews.

All fellowships begin on August 1st. Junior Fellows are hired for approximately one year.

Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year. Junior fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $3,000.00 per month ($36,000 per year). A full benefits package is also provided.

Website: http://carnegieendowment.org//about/index.cfm?fa=jrFellows

  • October (first week): Application materials sent via email to Nominating Officials
  • October through mid-January: Schools conduct nominating process.
  • January 15: Applications must be received by Carnegie.
  • February through early March: Selected applicants interviewed.
  • March 31: Selections made and candidates notified.

Drew deadline for submission: November 30

Chinese Government Scholarships

In order to promote the mutual understanding, cooperation and exchanges in politics, economy, culture, education, and trade between China and other countries, the Chinese government has set up a series of scholarship programs to sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to study and research in Chinese universities. Please refer to the website for due dates.

Website: http://www.csc.edu.cn/studyinchina/scholarshipen.aspx

Critical Language Scholarships Program

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State.

Contact: Prof. Raul Rosales (rrosales@drew.edu)

Website: http://clscholarship.org/

DAAD/American Institute for Contemporary German Studies Summer Grant

Eligibility: sophomores and juniors

Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.

Scholarships may be granted for a minimum of four (one semester) and a maximum of 10 months (one academic year). Recipients will be awarded a monthly stipend of approximately € 650, plus additional funds to help defray travel and research expenses as well as health insurance.

Note: The scholarship periods must take place during the German academic year (anywhere from October through July)

  • External Deadline: determined by program. See website for details: www.daad.org
  • Drew Internal Deadline: contact Prof. Joshua Kavaloski jkavalos@drew.edu

Davies-Jackson Scholarship

Eligibility: graduating seniors

The Davies-Jackson Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records, who are American citizens and the first in their families to graduate college, to participate in a course of study at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge. Graduating seniors may apply as affiliated students for the two-year B.A. degree program. This “Cantab Degree” as it is known is usually considered to be the equivalent of an M.A. in the United Stares.
Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich educational environment of St. John’s, which was founded in the 16th century, by reading in one of the following subjects: ClassicsEconomicsEnglishGeography;HistoryHistory of ArtHuman, Social, and Political Sciences (HSPS includes politics, international relations, sociology, anthropology, and archaeology); Modern and Medieval LanguagesMusicPhilosophy; or Psychological and Behavioral Sciences.

Website: https://www.cic.edu/programs/davies-jackson-scholarship

EMGIP – Emigre Memorial German Internship Program

The Émigré Memorial German Internship Program–German State Parliaments (EMGIP) is a fellowship program that provides U.S. and Canadian students with internships at a German state parliament (Landtag). Internships afford students an excellent opportunity to gain government work experience, improve their advanced German language skills, and learn about German culture firsthand. This professional opportunity overseas is ideal for students planning on pursuing careers at a regional level of government in the United States or Canada, or who have an interest in a specific policy issue such as the environment, education, or healthcare.

See website for details: http://culturalvistas.org/programs-for-students-and-professionals/professional-fellowships/emgip

Fulbright U.S. Student Grant

Eligibility: juniors and seniors

Today the Fulbright Program is the U.S. Government’s premier scholarship program. It enables U.S. students, artists and other professionals to benefit from unique resources in every corner of the world. Each year the Fulbright Program allows Americans to study or conduct research in over 100 nations.

The Institute of International Education (IIE) coordinates the activities relevant to the U.S. graduate student program and conducts an annual competition for the scholarships, most of which are for one academic year of study or research.

The U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, masters and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Most grantees plan their own programs. Projects may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination. Recent projects have involved cancer research in the U.K., free market development in Mauritius, women’s rights in Chile and contemporary artistic expression in India.

Information about the Fulbright Scholarship Programs can be found at: http://www.iie.org/fulbright

Interested applicants should contact Prof. Erik Anderson, Chair of the Drew University Fulbright Committee (eanderso@drew.edu).

Fulbright Committee Members:

Prof. Erik Anderson (Fulbright Scholar, Australia, 1994-95)
Prof. Karen Pechilis (Fulbright Scholar, India, 1992-93, Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, Chennai, 2003)

  • A new tutorial is available for students at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/tutorials.
  • Fulbright US Student Program – Application Deadline: Second Tuesday in October
  • Drew deadline for submission: one month prior to application deadline

Gates Cambridge

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are prestigious, highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

  • A citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom may apply
  • Gates Cambridge does not admit or place scholars – all applications must be made through the University of Cambridge
  • Scholarships are available for a postgraduate degree in any subject at the University of Cambridge
  • One application form for postgraduate admission and a Scholarship
  • Application Deadline: mid-October

See website for details: http://www.gatescambridge.org/

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Eligibility: sophomores and juniors

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation will award undergraduate scholarships to outstanding students, to be known as Barry M. Goldwater Scholars, in the spring for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of merit to two groups of students — those who will be college juniors and those who will be college seniors — who have “exceptional promise of becoming this Nation’s next generation of research leaders” in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. The student must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be ranked in the top 25% of their class.

Four-year institutions are eligible to nominate up to four students who are in the sophomore or junior class during the academic year. To be considered, a student must be nominated by his or her college or university using the official nomination materials provided to each institution.

Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the succeeding academic year. Junior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of two years of scholarship support, and senior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of scholarship support.

More information about Goldwater Scholarships may be found at: http://www.act.org/goldwater/

The online application for is available the first Tuesday in September.

  • Goldwater application deadline: Last Friday in January @ 5:00pm CT
  • Drew deadline for submission: December 15th

Governor’s STEM Scholars

The program is a public-private partnership for students interested in STEM from grades 10 through the Ph.D level. The Governor’s STEM Scholars Program gives its participants a comprehensive introduction to the state’s STEM economy through a series of conferences, field trips, internships, and a research project. It is an initiative of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, the Governor’s Office, the New Jersey Department of Education, and the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education.

Apply here: http://www.govstemscholars.com/apply/

JET Program (Japan Exchange and Teaching Program)

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program seeks to help enhance internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other nations. The program also aims to improve foreign language education in Japan and to encourage international exchange at the local level by fostering ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth.

See website for details: http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JET/

Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace

Established in 2007 by the late Kathryn Wasserman Davis, Fellows for Peace is an investment in students and professionals poised to create change.

Each summer, the program provides funding for 100 aspiring and experienced peacemakers to attend the Middlebury Language Schools, and for a group of Davis United World College Scholars to study at the Monterey Institute.

Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace receive the very best training in foreign language or policy studies and go on to use their skills for the greater good—in peace-related professions and initiatives all around the world. Application is due January 15th.

See website for details: http://www.davisfellowsforpeace.org/

Marshall Scholarships

Eligibility: seniors

The Marshall Scholarships were founded in 1953 by the British Parliament to honor George C. Marshall and the ideals of the Marshall Plan. Up to forty Marshall Scholarships will be awarded annually. They may be held at any British university and cover two years of study in any discipline, at either undergraduate or graduate level, leading to the award of a British university degree. A Marshall Scholarship may, exceptionally, be extended for a third year. In appointing Scholars Marshall selectors look for candidates who demonstrate maturity, self-reliance and self-discipline; and in particular they look for intellectual distinction, the potential to become leaders, opinion formers and decision makers, strong motivation and seriousness of purpose, an outward-looking disposition and an interest in society in general, good communication skills, and the potential to promote British-American understanding.

Selectors also look for candidates who have formulated a feasible program of study at a British university.

  • Application Deadline: late September
  • Drew deadline for submission: one month prior to application deadline

More information about Marshall Scholarships may be found at: http://www.marshallscholarship.org/

National Institute of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers. The program is based on the British system, in which students perform doctoral research without required formal courses other than those students choose to take in relationship to their own interests. Students selected for admission to the program have already developed a passion for science through engagement in summer, job related, or undergraduate research programs.

Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 PM EST on December 1.

Website: http://oxcam.gpp.nih.gov/

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Postgraduate Scholarship

The NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.

The one-time non-renewable scholarships of $7,500 are awarded three times a year corresponding to each sport season (fall, winter and spring). Each sports season there are 29 scholarships available for men and 29 scholarships available for women for use in an accredited graduate program.

All former student-athletes who earned an undergraduate degree from an NCAA member school are eligible to be nominated by that school for an NCAA graduate degree scholarship, regardless of when they received their undergraduate degree.

Website: http://www.ncaa.org/ncaa-postgraduate-scholarship-program

National Science Foundation Research Fellowships (NSF)

Eligibility: seniors

The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based masters and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.

The NSF GRFP competition opens in August. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review Program Solicitation for current deadlines.

  • Application deadlines: mid-late October depending on program depending on program

Website: http://www.nsfgrfp.org/

Novo Nordisk Scholars Program

The Novo Nordisk Scholarship recognizes outstanding students who demonstrate academic excellence while inspiring them to consider careers in research, education and treatment of diabetes or hemophilia and bleeding disorders.

Scholarship Amount: $4,000

Number of Annual Awards: 5

Eligibility Requirements: All recipients must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • be enrolled full time at an ICFNJ member institution; (Drew is an ICFNJ member)
  • be entering junior or senior year;
  • special consideration will be given to nursing, nutrition and life science majors;
  • possess a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale;
  • demonstrate a history of work or life experience with a diabetic population or population with hemophilia or bleeding disorders;
  • be interested in pursuing a career in the health industry (show a commitment to continued work in the care, education, treatment or research of diabetes or hemophilia and bleeding disorders);
  • demonstrate financial need as determined by your financial aid director;
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible to work in the U.S.

Additional Requirement: All applicants must submit an additional statement articulating their interest in pursuing a career that would impact patients, research or medical field in the area of diabetes or hemophilia and/or blood disorders.

Website: https://njcolleges.org/icfnj-scholarships-and-cost-of-attendance/

Rhodes Scholarship

Eligibility: seniors

The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest and most prestigious international fellowship, tenable at the University of Oxford. The total value of the Scholarship averages approximately $50,000 per year and up to as much as $200,000 for Scholars who remain at Oxford for four years in certain departments. Thirty-two Scholarships are assigned annually to the United States. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, aged eighteen or over but not yet twenty-four on October 1 in the year of application. They must also have academic standing sufficient to assure completion of a bachelor’s degree before going into residence in Oxford the following October in the event of election to a Scholarship.The criteria for selection used by the Rhodes Committee are:

  1. literary and scholastic attainments;
  2. energy to use one’s talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports;
  3. truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship;
  4. moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.

Rhodes Scholarships are the most prestigious and competitive scholarships available. Applicants are therefore advised to begin preparing their applications well in advance of the October deadline.

  • The online application for will be available no later than mid-July. The application deadline: early October.
  • Drew deadline for submission: September 15
  • More information about Rhodes Scholarships can be found at: http://www.rhodesscholar.org/

Roothbert Fund Scholarships

Eligibility: freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors

The Roothbert Fund was created in 1958 by Albert and Toni Roothbert to help men and women in need of financial aid to further their education. The principal focus of The Fund is its Scholarships Program, through which it makes grants for undergraduate or graduate study at accredited colleges or universities. Scholarships may only be applied to study at an accredited institution based in the United States. The Fund seeks candidates who are “motivated by spiritual values,” and works to foster fellowship among them.Once a year, the Fund accepts applications for grants, which include essays, transcripts and recommendations. From these written applications, the Fund identifies a group of finalists to be invited for a brief personal interview. On the basis of this interview, the Fund typically selects about 20 new scholarship recipients each year.

Roothbert Fund scholarships are open to all in the United States regardless of sex, age, color, nationality or religious background. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. The Fund has awarded grants to persons entering a wide range of careers. However, preference will be given to those who can satisfy high scholastic requirements and are considering careers in education.

On-line applications available: November 1 to January 31 (see website for additional details).

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Eligibility: seniors

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the Fellowship’s Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice. The program also arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, and in academia. To date, 138 fellowships have been awarded.

Fellows receive a salary of $2,500 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provides $500 per fellow to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees.

This is a highly competitive fellowship designed for people who have already demonstrated a strong interest in the field, and not intended for those who want to try a semester in Washington. Successful candidates must be good writers who are adept at working in a fast paced office environment. We are seeking people considering a career working on international peace and security issues with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, or media.

Prospective Fellows are expected to demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues. Experience with public-interest activism or advocacy such as: Organizing a campus forum and/or outreach campaign, meeting with decision makers, or rallies, working with or joining a campus, local, or national organization, active participation in conferences or writing and publication of opinion pieces in both traditional and new media.

Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences. Preference is given to United States citizens, although a fellowship to a foreign national residing in the U.S. is awarded periodically. Non-U.S. citizens living outside the United States are not eligible to apply. The Scoville Fellowship is not intended for students or scholars interested in pursuing independent research in Washington, DC.

  • Website: http://scoville.org/
  • The deadline for receipt of all application materials is:
    • Spring Fellowship: early October
    • Fall Fellowship: early January

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Eligibility: seniors

  • Thirty Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans will be awarded in 2013 on the basis of a single national competition.
  • Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States.
  • Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition support for each year of graduate study supported, a total of as much as $90,000.
  • To be eligible, you must be:
    • A New American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country).
    • Not yet 31 years old, as of the application deadline.
    • A college senior or holder of a bachelor’s degree.
    • Not beyond your second year – if already enrolled — in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
  • Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment.
  • The program values a commitment to the constitution and the bill of rights.
  • The program promotes a strong sense of community among fellows and alumni through fall conferences for fellows and numerous events for fellows and alumni held throughout the country.
  • The top 77 applicants will be designated “finalists” and will be asked to appear for interviews.
  • The deadline for submission of completed applications is October 27 at 2 pm ET.
  • Drew deadline for submission: October 1

Additional Information on the website: https://www.pdsoros.org/

Truman Scholarships

Eligibility: juniors (invitation only)

The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors at the time of selection. The Foundation has supported Truman Scholars in many fields of study, including agriculture, biology, engineering, environmental management, physical and social sciences, and technology policy, as well as traditional fields such as economics, education, government, history, international relations, law, political science, public administration, nonprofit management, public health, and public policy.

The Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development. Scholars are invited to participate in a number of programs: Truman Scholar Leadership Week, The Summer Institute, and The Truman-Albright Fellows Program. Please visit the For Scholars section of the website for an overview of the programs the Foundation currently offers for Scholars.

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Contest

Eligibility: freshman, sophomore, junior, senior

After being awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1986, Elie and Marion Wiesel established the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity in order to advance the fight for human rights. In line with this mission, the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics affords a promising student the opportunity to win a monetary award by composing a 3,000- to 4,000-word essay relating to a modern ethical issue. Each year the Foundation will suggest a topic for the essay, but encourage applicants to write about topics on which they have strong opinions.

Duration of Fellowship: one-time prize

Amount of Fellowship:

  • First Prize is $5,000;
  • Second Prize is $2,500;
  • Third Prize is $1,500; and
  • Two Honorable Mentions of $500 each


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Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients by Major



Art History



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Computer Science


Environmental Science and Sustainability






Molecular Biology




Political Science


  • Jasmine Coleman C’13 – 2012 Alcohol Research Training Summer School (ARTSS) in the Alcohol Studies Program in the Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, 2011 Summer Internship with The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), in the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.  (2005)
  • Rebecca L. Fraser C’00 – Beinecke Scholarship
  • Juliet Marsh C’15 – DAAD Grant
  • Karina Russ C’14 – University of Maryland’s 2012 Joint Program in Survey Methodology Junior Fellows Program
  • Shane Mueller C’96 – Honorable Mention NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Department of Defense Fellowship
  • Elizabeth Marsh C’94 – NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Department of Defense Fellowship
  • Lisa Vogler C’94 – NSF Traineeship
  • Jessica Platt C’93 – NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship
  • Robert Haussmann C’92 – NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Religious Studies




Women and Gender Studies

Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients by Award

Rhodes Scholarship

  • Dena Pedynowski C’99

Fulbright Scholar

  • Patrick Mahoney G’21
  • Sarah Calderone C’13
  • Shannon Daley C’09
  • John C. Lin C’02
  • Kathryn V. Boswell C’99
  • Bryan P. Christian C’96
  • Stacy Fischer C’89
  • Mike Sauter C’89
  • Amy Funderburk C’88
  • Jeffrey Markay C’88
  • Clark A. Walz C’88
  • Lisa Filla C’87
  • James H. Turner C’75
  • Cheryl Ussery C’75
  • Diana Kirven C’73
  • Susan Perkins C’73

DAAD Grant or Scholarship

  • Libby Holland C’16
  • Elena McKeown C’15
  • Juliet Marsh C’15
  • Nicole Kuruszko C’13
  • Kamaal N. Haque C’97
  • Jessica Mider C’97
  • Bryan P. Christian C’96
  • Sarah Hayman C’96
  • Barbara Yale C’96

Truman Scholar

  • Jenna Musselman C’03
  • Ulcca Joshi Hansen C’98
  • Erica Runyon C’92

Marshall Scholar

  • Ulcca Joshi Hansen C’98

Beinecke Scholarship

  • Shilpa Raval C’91
  • Rebecca L. Fraser – C’00

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

  • Mason Scher C’20
  • Uma Kantheti C’18 (Honorable Mention)
  • Tyler Dorrity C’17 (Honorable Mention)
  • Saif Yasin C’17 (Honorable Mention)
  • Robert Scheffler C’14
  • Timothy Barnum C’13 (Honorable Mention)
  • Gregory Hunt C’13
  • Matthew Dunn C’10 (Honorable Mention)
  • Katherine LaClair C’10 (Honorable Mention)
  • Michael L. Jokubaitis C’10 (Honorable Mention)
  • Ann Mularz C’08
  • Holly Kuzmiak C’04
  • Tom Zielinski C’03
  • Carmen Drahl C’02
  • Carrie Campana C’02
  • Dena Pedynowski C’99
  • Sara Scanga C’97
  • Russ Castonguay C’96
  • Jennifer Truchan C’96
  • Maurie Brewer C’95
  • Heidi Smith C’95
  • Ronald Watson C’95
  • Amy Perkins C’94
  • LeGrande Slaughter III C’94
  • Karen Waltz C’94
  • Peter Wyckoff ‘C94
  • Eric Jones C’93
  • Noah P. Mark C’93
  • Christopher Mele C’93
  • Edward Rotunda C’93
  • Sonya Vieira C’92
  • Kathryn Cottingham C’90

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

  • Victoria Webbe C’09

Roothbert Fellowship

  • Saif Yasin C’17

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

  • Ulcca Joshi Hansen C’98

American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship

  • Selime Aksi C’12

American Political Science Association’s Bunche Institute @ Duke University

  • Jasmine Noel C’15

National Science Foundation Research Fellowship (NSF)

  • Timothy Barnum C’14
  • Shane Mueller C’96
  • Elizabeth Marsh C’94
  • Lisa Vogler C’94
  • Robert Haussmann C’92

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Post-Graduate Scholarship

  • Cara Williams C’95
  • Jessica Platt C’93

JET Teaching Program in Japan

  • Vanessa Connelly C’05
  • Ariel Copel-Kosciesza
  • Amanda Craig C’06
  • D’Arcy Sarnell ‘08
  • Kelly Simpson C’95
  • Alison Spanier C’07
  • Alison Steele C’06
  • Megan Wallner C’07
  • Gregory Werner C’06

Ralph Bunche Summer Institute Scholar at Duke University

  • Julian Wamble C’11

U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholar

  • Daniel Gaston C’15 (Russian)
  • Eliza Maughs-Pugh C’14 (Arabic)
  • Andrew Bishop C’13 (Chinese)
  • Marnie Valdivia C’10

EMGIP [Emigre Memorial German Internship Program] – German State Parliaments Internship

Bobbie Downs C’07

Chinese Government Scholarship

  • Emilyn Aguilar C’13
  • Chelsea DeWeese C’14

ROTC Project Go Scholarship

  • Nicolas Nacamuli C’12
News Highlights

Drew Student Wins Goldwater Scholarship

May 2019 – Mason Scher C’20 is among just 496 winners in the U.S. Read More….

Drew Grad Student Wins Fulbright.

April 2019 – Patrick Mahoney G’21 to study at the National University of Ireland. Read More….

Drew Science Student Earns Goldwater Honorable Mention

Uma Kantheti C’19 is third Drew honoree since 2015.

May 2018 – Drew University’s Uma Kantheti C’19 was among just four students in New Jersey to earn honorable mention this year from the highly competitive Goldwater scholarship for students in science, math and engineering.

Drew Junior Earns Goldwater Honorable Mention

Drew University junior Tyler Dorrity is being recognized by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation for research he’s conducting on campus.

Saif Yasin C’17 awarded NSF REU Grant.

Saif Yasin spent the summer of 2016 at Yale University, after being awarded the NIH Division of Kidney, Urological, and Hematological Disease Yale Summer Research Fellowship.

Daniel Gaston C’16 Receives U.S. Department of State Scholarship

Drew junior wins prestigious scholarship from U.S. Department of State.

Daniel Gaston will spend two summer months in an intensive language program in Russia. The third-year computer science major was just awarded a prestigious Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State.

Impressively, Gaston began studying Russian only two-and-a-half years ago, when he enrolled at Drew. He didn’t enjoy the study of traditional romance languages in high school and chose Russian for his requirement at Drew because it was different from what he knew.

Alumna Sarah Calderone (C’13) to study migrants with prestigious Fulbright grant.

In April Sarah found out she’d been awarded a prestigious Fulbright student research grant to spend nine months in Ekaterinburg, Russia, researching the issues facing migrants in Russia and working with organizations that assist migrants.

Three Drew CLA students awarded Summer Course Grants by DAAD

Congratulations to Libby Holland (C’16), Juliet Marsh (C’15) and Elena McKeown (C’15) , recipients of DAAD grants for the summer of 2014. They will study in Germany as recipients of grants awarded by DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst), the German Foreign Exchange Service. (4/23/14)

Junior French Major accepted into the American Political Science Associations’ Bunche Institute

Jasmine Noel (C’15) has been accepted into the prestigious and very selective American Political Science Associations’ Bunche Institute at Duke University during summer 2014. This fully funded national program is designed to identify and support students of color who are rising seniors and express an interest in attending graduate school in political science. (4/23/14)

Baldwin Honors Freshman awarded Roothbert Fellowship

Professor Louis Hamilton, Director of the Baldwin Honors Program is pleased to announce that Saif Yasin (C’17) has been awarded a Roothbert Fellowship. The Fund seeks candidates who are “motivated by spiritual values,” and works to foster fellowship among them. (4/23/14)

Drew CLA’09 graduate Named Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow

Victoria Webbe, CLA C’09, graduated from Drew with a BA in Women’s & Gender Studies and Political Science. She earned an MA in International Affairs from The New School where she specialized in peace building. She is currently working in Washington, D.C. as a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow at the Truman National Security Institute.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. The fellowship was founded in 1987, and focuses on issues of nuclear proliferation, and national peace and security. Read more about the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow Fellowship.

The Truman National Security Institute is the 501(c)3 attached to the Truman National Security Project, a self-proclaimed “action tank” whose goal is to give a progressive voice to the national security debate. Victoria is helping to run their Congressional Security Scholars program, a leadership development program that trains 100 newly-employed congressional staff members a season (Fall and Spring) on issues related to national security, equipping them with the skills they need to be effective staff members, comfortable participating in the national security debate. More information about Truman and the Security Scholars program can be found at the Truman Project.

Junior Psychology Major awarded Internship at University of Missouri

Jasmine Coleman, Class of 2013 – Psychology major

2012 Alcohol Research Training Summer School (ARTSS) in the Alcohol Studies Program in the Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri

2011 Summer Internship with The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), in the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Sophomore Psychology Major awarded Junior Fellow Internship at University of Maryland

Congratulations to Karina Russ C’14, a psychology major who was selected for the University of Maryland’s highly competitive 2012 Joint Program in Survey Methodology Junior Fellows Program. The summer program in Washington, D.C., combines class work with an internship at a federal statistical agency.

Sophomore  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major Wins Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

Robert  Scheffler, biochemistry and molecular biology major and member of the Class of 2014is one of two Drew students among 282 nationwide to receive 2012-2013 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, the premiere scholarship for undergraduates majoring in math, science and engineering.

Junior  Computer Science and Mathematics Major Wins Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship competition.

Gregory Hunt, a computer science and math major and member of the Class of 2013is one of two Drew students among 282 nationwide to receive 2012-2013 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, the premiere scholarship for undergraduates majoring in math, science and engineering.

Junior Chemistry and Mathematics Major is awarded Honorable Mention in the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship competition.

Timothy Barnum’13, a chemistry and math major and member of the Class of 2013received an Honorable Mention in the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship competition for the 2011-12 academic year. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premiere scholarship for undergraduates majoring in math, science and engineering.

Ann Mularz’08, 2008 Goldwater Scholar

Drew University junior Ann Mularz has been named a 2008 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation based on the strength of her academic record, faculty recommendations and her plans for future research. Mularz, a chemistry major, was selected from a field of over 1,000 student nominees with backgrounds in mathematics, science and engineering.

Valdivia Snags State Dept. Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State recently recognized Marnie Valdivia’s conviction and her competency in Arabic by selecting her as a Critical Language Scholar.  Valdivia, a religious studies major, was one of 575 undergraduate and graduate students across the country chosen from 5,300 applicants to study a language deemed essential to advance the United States’ interests overseas.

Valdivia Earns AUC Presidential Internship

May 3, 2010: Senior Marnie Valdivia’10 has just been granted a coveted Presidential Internship from The American University in Cairo (AUC). This comes on the heels of her winning a State Department Critical Languages Scholarship earlier in the month.

“These positions are highly sought after and almost always go to Ivy League graduates,” says her advisor, Prof. Chris Taylor. “Marnie is the first Drew student I know of since I’ve been here who has received one of these highly sought after 1-year post-graduate paid internships in Cairo.” Valdivia, a religious studies major, will spend the year working with AUC’s Desert Development Center, which explores options for sustainable social and environmental development in the Egyptian desert.

Here’s another article from the Drew magazine.

Kristin Germinario C’10 awarded Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship

Kristin is one of only 11 students nationwide to win a Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship in biology. Germinario first became hooked on teaching while trying to engage an apathetic eighth grader, whom she taught in a summer science public school program. By the time the class ended, the student was not only excited about biology, but also one of her top students. Through the Knowles award, Germinario will receive five years of professional and financial support totaling $150,000.

A Prestigious Language Scholarship is Sending Junior Sarah Calderone C’13 to Russia

Calderone, a political science major will spend two months studying in Vladimir as the recipient of a prestigious Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. State Department—the first such Russian-language recipient from Drew, according to professor Carol Ueland, coordinator of Drew’s Russian program. Ueland reports “Last year there were only 40 such scholarships for the whole country and it’s a program for grad students as well as undergrads, so the competition is fierce.”

Two physics majors awarded Goldwater Scholarships.

April, 1995: Congratulations to physics majors Maurie Brewer C’96 and Russ Castonguay ‘97 for being selected as Goldwater Scholars on the basis of academic merit from a field of more than 1,300 mathematics, science and engineering students who were nominated by faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. Of the 285 awards made this year, 176 are men, 109 women, 37 are in mathematics, 208 in science and 19 in engineering.

Drew’s first Rhodes Scholar also awarded a Goldwater Scholarship

Dena Pedynowski, biology major and member of the Class of 1999laughs at herself for sometimes “talking in sound bites.” The habit stems from the globetrotter’s love of pithy phrases and sayings. She coins some, others she picks up during her travels. Once home, she doesn’t allow these verbal souvenirs to gather dust. Rather, Pedynowski draws on them constantly to shape her conversations, her writings, and her life.

Tom Zielinksi’03 awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Junior Tom Zielinski has been awarded a 2003-04 scholarship by the Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Tom is a physics and computer science major and in his application chose to write about his summer research at Drew.

Shannon Daley’09 Wins Fulbright Scholarship

Shannon, a 2009 graduate’s interest in racial justice blossomed during her four years at Drew, where she researched black immigrant identity and assimilation in the U.S. Daley, 23, who graduated with a degree in sociology, is about to embark on research into race relations in Ecuador as a Fulbright scholar.

Here’s another article from the Drew magazine….

Selime Aksit C’12, a biochemistry major is the recipient of 2011 American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

The $4,000 stipend will support her research with Professor Jane Liu.

Julian Wamble C’11

Julian Wamble, a senior political science major, who did more than think about grad school last summer. He lived the life for five mind-bending weeks as a Ralph Bunche Summer Institute Scholar at Duke University. One of only 20 minority students selected for the program, Wamble took one course in quantitative analysis and another in race and American politics and was selected to present his research at a meeting of the American Political Science Association in Washington, DC.

Pompton Lakes Resident Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Sonya Vieira ’92 has been named a scholarship winner in the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Vieira, a naturalized citizen originally from Trinidad, is a Drew junior majoring in Biology with a 4.03 grade point average.

Drew Graduate from Penns Grove Named Fulbright Scholar

Amy Funderburk of Penns Grove, NJ, a 1988 graduate of the Drew College of Liberal Arts, has received a prestigious Fulbright Teaching Assistantship and Travel Grant.  Funderburk, a German and English double major at Drew, is the second Drew applicant this year to be awarded a Fulbright, and the fourth in three years.

Nicole Kuruszko wins DAAD Grant

Nicole Kuruszko’13 won a DAAD Grant for summer study in Duesseldorf, Germany in 2012. She’s a double major in Political Science and German Studies. DAAD, a German Academic Exchange Service, invites highly qualified undergraduate students to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research, and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities.

Three juniors awarded 2009 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention

Matthew DunnMichael Jokubaitis and Katherine LaClair all received Honorable Mention in the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship competition this year. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premiere scholarship for undergraduates majoring in math, science and engineering. Dunn majors in biochemistry, Jokubaitis in physics and LaClair in neuroscience.