A list of scholarships for students enrolled in college with a leadership background can be found at the MSU Leadership Institute's website: http://www.montana.edu/leadership/scholarship.html
Other scholarship opportunities include:
DESCRIPTION: Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident at the time of application. Must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance to participate in the proposed study abroad program. Must be an undergraduate student in good standing at a two-year or a four-year institution of higher education in the United States. Must apply through the U.S. home campus and have at least one term of enrollment remaining at the home institution in the U.S. upon returning from studying abroad in Asia. Must have applied or have been accepted to a study abroad based program in: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.
WEB SITE: www.iie.org/programs/freeman-asia
DESCRIPTION: Must be a U.S. citizen at the time of application. At a minimum, Fulbright grants provide funds for international transportation, a living stipend, a small book/research allowance, and medical insurance. If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S. college or university, you must apply through the Fulbright Program Adviser (FPA) on your campus. This program allows students to design their own programs.
WEB SITE: www.iie.org/fulbright
DESCRIPTION: Applicants may come from any country of the world except the United Kingdom. Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded only to students who gain admission to the University through the University's regular procedures. A Gates Cambridge Scholarship will cover: University Composition Fee and College fees at the appropriate rate, a maintenance allowance for a single student (Â£8,800 for 12 months for 2006-07), a further discretionary allowance (Â£2,200 per year for 2006-07), one economy one-way airfare from the scholar's normal country of residence to the UK at the beginning of the course of study or research; and one economy one-way airfare from the UK to the scholar's normal country of residence at the end of the course of study or research. MSU nomination not required.
WEB SITE: http://trust.gatesscholar.org
DESCRIPTION: 20 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being $4,000. The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application. The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
WEB SITE: www.iie.org/gilman
IIE Rocky Mountain
DESCRIPTION: The IIE Rocky Mountain Regional Center offers competitive scholarships for outstanding students at IIE Educational Associate member institutions in the 16-state Rocky Mountain region. The scholarships are awarded annually. In addition, IIE administers scholarship programs and exchange opportunities open to students nationwide. Scholarships are offered for undergraduate and graduate levels of academic study.
WEB SITE: www.rockymountainiie.org
DESCRIPTION: This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences. The fellowship consists of an institutional payment and a stipend. In fiscal year 2007, the institutional payment was $12,627 and the maximum stipend was $30,000. Award is open to undergraduate students about to enter graduate school and graduate students who have not yet completed their first year of graduate study and who intend to pursue a doctoral or master's degree. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens or nationals, permanent residents of the U.S., or citizens of any one of the Freely Associated States.
WEB SITE: www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html
DESCRIPTION: The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the individual period of study. Fellowship payments cover the actual costs of tuition, required fees, books, and room and board but cannot exceed $12,000 per academic year. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national, a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7-12), possess a bachelor's degree or plan to receive a bachelor's degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying, and wait at least three years from the time that any previous graduate degree was awarded before applying for a James Madison Fellowship.
WEB SITE: www.jamesmadison.com
DESCRIPTION: Scholarships are open to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in public service. The McKelvie Scholarship, offered by the Political Science department of the University of Nebraska, is open to undergraduates and graduates from all U.S. institutions. Twenty scholarships ranging up to $2,000 are awarded each year. The purpose is to promote and strengthen public service leadership in both the public and private sector. These include but are not confined to local, state, and federal government, employment or careers in not-for-profit entities, advocacy groups, or others community service professions.
WEB SITE: www.unl.edu/polisci/undergrad/undergrad_scholarships.html
DESCRIPTION: Twelve Mitchell Scholars are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.
WEB SITE: www.us-irelandalliance.org/mitchell
DESCRIPTION: The National Security Education Program (NSEP) provides a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). Applicants must be a U.S. citizen at the time of application, a high school graduate, or have earned a GED, and are matriculated in an undergraduate degree program in a U.S. post-secondary institution, including universities, colleges and community colleges accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, applying to engage in a study abroad experience in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand that meets home institution standards, and are planning to use the scholarship for study abroad, and the study abroad program ends before you graduate.
WEB SITE: www.nsep.gov/initiatives/
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
DESCRIPTION: The NDSEG Fellowship Program is open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. Applications are encouraged from women, persons with disabilities, and members of ethnic and racial minority groups. To be eligible, applicants must either be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies, or have completed no more than the equivalent of one year of academic full-time graduate study as a part-time or full-time student. The DoD will pay the fellow's full tuition and required fees (not to include room and board). In addition, fellows receive a stipend for 12-month tenures.
WEB SITE: www.asee.org/ndseg
National Science Foundation
DESCRIPTION: Awards are granted to those in computer science, engineering, and mathematics. Other eligible disciplines now include the biological sciences (except medicine and other clinical fields), physical sciences, mathematical sciences, computer and information sciences, the geosciences, and engineering, as well as technology areas associated with the preceding fields. The maximum scholarship amount is increased to $10,000 per student per year, still limited by a student's federal financial need. The maximum NSF grant size is increased to $500,000 in total or $125,000 per year for up to four years, with an optional initial period of up to one year for planning.
WEB SITE: www.nsf.gov/pubs/2006/nsf06527/nsf06527.htm
DESCRIPTION: Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide a flat grant of US$23,000 for one academic year of study in another country. These awards are intended to help defray costs associated with round-trip transportation, tuition and other fees, room and board, and some educational supplies. There are also additional scholarships available on the website. Interested applicants must apply for Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships through their local Rotary club.
WEB SITE: www.rotary.org/foundation/educational/amp_scho/index.html
DESCRIPTION: The Fellowships are grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. Thirty Fellowships will be awarded each year. Those that are eligible are "New American," an individual who (1) is a resident alien; i.e., holds a Green Card, or, (2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen, or (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. Each year the Fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000 (paid in two installments) and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the Fellow (up to a maximum of $16,000 per academic year).
WEB SITE: www.pdsoros.org
All-USA College Academic Team
DESCRIPTION: Each February, USA TODAY awards 20 undergrads named to the All-USA College Academic Team with national recognition, a trophy and $2,500. Any full-time undergraduate of at least sophomore standing at a four-year institution in the United States or its territories is eligible. U.S. citizenship is not required.
WEB SITE: http://allstars.usatoday.com
DESCRIPTION: The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is an annual competition designed to challenge college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action. Full-time undergraduate juniors and seniors at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the US are welcome to enter the Essay Contest.
WEB SITE: www.eliewieselfoundation.org
Phone: (406) 994-4110
Please submit all requisite materials to the University Honors Program Office in Quad D.