About 1,900 U.S. seniors or recent alumni are selected for a year of teaching or research in more than 160 countries. Requirements/Characteristics: U.S. citizen, very strong academic achievement, proficiency in language of host country. The Fulbright website states that “Fulbrighters share a strong academic background, leadership potential, a passion for increasing mutual understanding among nations and cultures, and the adaptability and flexibility to pursue their proposed Fulbright project successfully. Learn more about applying for a Fulbright with St. Kate's support.
32 scholars selected regionally for 2 or 3 years of graduate study in any field at Oxford University. Requirements: U.S. citizen or national from select countries, a resident of the United States for at least 5 years prior to the application deadline, 18-23 years old, completed undergraduate degree by start of award, very strong academic achievements. The Rhodes website states that “a Rhodes Scholar should also have great personal energy, ambition for impact and an ability to work with others and to achieve one’s goals. In addition, a Rhodes Scholar should be committed to make a strong difference for good in the world, be concerned for the welfare of others and be conscious of inequities. And finally, a Rhodes Scholar should show great promise of leadership.”
Up to 40 scholars selected for 2 or 3 years for graduate study in any field at any university in the United Kingdom. Requirements: U.S. citizen, very strong academic achievement (minimum GPA 3.7).
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
100 scholars selected for 1 to 3 years in many disciplines available at Cambridge University for diverse programs, including research leading to Ph.D., courses leading to Masters degree, including M.B.A., or a second bachelors degree. Scholarship emphasizes the importance of improving the lives of people around the world. Requirements: Very strong academic achievement, college degree completed or anticipated by award's beginning, independent acceptance to Cambridge University (must apply separately for admission).
George J. Mitchell Scholarship
12 scholars selected for 1 year of post-graduate study in any field at colleges and universities in Ireland and Northern Ireland for the purpose of furthering ties between the U.S., Ireland, and Northern Ireland. Requirements: U.S. citizen, very strong academic achievement, leadership and public service.
One-year master's program in Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing. All courses will be in English, and students live and study together at Schwarzman College. The award emphasizes that the success of today's leaders depends upon "an understanding of China's role in global trends."