Bristol FellowshipCreated for Hamilton College students to "encourage discovery of self and the world, a greater appreciation and understanding of people and culture, and to enable individuals to act on great ideas through independent study projects rather than formal academic pursuit." Projects should be based on strong personal interest and commitment; they should be imaginative and thoughtful; they should be feasible; they should exhibit a spirit of inquisitiveness and a seriousness of purpose. Candidates will not be solely judged on academic record, but rather on the spirit of inquisitiveness and potential.
Ngoda Manongi '08 Keeping Mothers Alive: A Comparative Study of Maternal Mortality and Child Health Care
South Africa, Mexico, the Philippines, Sweden
Davis Project For Peace ScholarshipThe Davis Project for Peace program, in its second year, honors philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis, who launched the initiative on the occasion of the 100th birthday in 2007. Designed to encourage and support motivated youth to create and implement their ideas for building peace throughout the world in the 21st century, each of the 100 projects selected will receive $10,000 in funding.
Freeman-ASIA AwardThe Freeman-ASIA program is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), an independent nonprofit founded in 1919. Its objective is to promote closer educational relations between the people of the United States and those of other countries. This award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses such as airfare, additional living costs and books. Since the launch of the program in 2000, Freeman-ASIA has supported more than 3,000 U.S. undergraduates with their study abroad plans in East and Southeast Asia.
Morris K. Udall ScholarshipThe Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation recognizes interest, study and outstanding work in the area of environment and related fields.
SHEAR/Mellon Foundation American History FellowshipThe SHEAR/Mellon Undergraduate Fellowship Program, founded in 2005, is dedicated to providing talented, motivated undergraduate scholars the opportunity to pursue original primary source research in some of the finest archival collections relevant to early American history.The SHEAR/Mellon Undergraduate Fellowship Program, founded in 2005, is dedicated to providing talented, motivated undergraduate scholars the opportunity to pursue original primary source research in some of the finest archival collections relevant to early American history.
Thomas J. Watson FellowshipNational fellowship to engage in one year of self-designed independent study and travel abroad. Proposed project should involve investigation into an area of demonstrated concern and personal interest, it should be creative, feasible, interactive, and personally significant -- critical elements are commitment, quality of project, and match of project to the individual, feasibility, and the ability to work and travel independently. It should not be a repeat of earlier experiences, although it may build upon them. The project may not include formal study in a foreign institution. Student's academic record is considered together with those cocurricular activities that reflect both initiative and a commitment to the stated area of interest.
USA Today All-Academic First TeamHonors students who have not only challenged themselves and excelled in their course work, but extend their academic and broader intellectual abilities beyond the classroom to benefit their schools, their communities and society. A key element given most weight by the judges is the student's essay describing his or her most outstanding original academic or intellectual product. Unlike scholarships, fellowships or grants, the All-USA Academic Team is a recognition honoring students for what they have done in college, as opposed to what they plan or hope to do upon graduation. The program is modeled after an all-star sports team, and judges try to build a team of students who are universally outstanding and who excel in different ways. Former First Team members have excelled in the sciences, the humanities, the arts, in public service, journalism and education.