Undergraduate Scholarships Requiring a Fairfield University Endorsement
The following directory lists only those scholarships, grants, fellowships, and loans that require a Fairfield University endorsement. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, contact the Office of Academic Affairs at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2778. For rules, eligibility, application deadlines, and more, follow the links to the websites of interest to you.
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students for study in Asian and Southeast Asian countries for summer, semester, and academic-year programs. The primary goal of Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) is to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia, by providing them with the information and financial assistance they will need. Award recipients are expected to share their experiences with their home campuses to encourage study abroad in East and Southeast Asia by others, and to spread greater understanding of Asian peoples and cultures within their home communities. Scholarships are awarded based on financial needs.
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. Our 14 international offices provide information as well as financial support to over 50,000 highly-qualified students and faculty per year for international research and study. One of the largest of those international offices is here at DAAD New York. The DAAD New York office, founded in 1971, supports academic exchanges between the U.S., Canada, and Germany and offers a broad range of scholarships, grants, and fellowships in Germany for U.S. and Canadian citizens, from undergraduate students to post-doctoral scholars as well as faculty and higher education professionals.
Morris K. Udall Scholarship
In 2009, the Foundation expects to award 80 scholarships and 50 honorable mentions on the basis of merit to sophomore and junior level college students. Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:
- To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment
- To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy
- To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care
The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education.
This foundation awards $5,000 or the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board, on the basis of merit to sophomores and juniors studying the environment or related fields, or those with native American and native Alaskan backgrounds who study healthcare or tribal public policy.
NSEP/David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholars study less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.
Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship
The availability of Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship is determined by each Rotary district and varies from year to year. Applicants must contact their local Rotary clubs. Types of scholarships include:
- Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide a flat grant of $24,000 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. They are the most common type of Ambassadorial Scholarships.
- Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships help fund two years of degree-oriented study in another country. A flat grant of $12,000 is provided each year.
- Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships help finance either three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country. They provide a flat grant of $11,000 for three months and $16,000 for six months. Funds are intended to offset costs associated with round-trip transportation, language training, and homestay living arrangements. Applications are considered for candidates interested in studying Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Swedish.
Some Rotary districts may offer only one type of scholarship, or none at all. Applicants must check with their local club about availability. Grants are provided in U.S. dollars or their international equivalent.
St. Andrew's Scholarship Programs
Saint Andrew's University in Scotland offers scholarships to American students of Scotish descent from different areas of the United States - most notably from New York state and the Washington, D.C. area - as well as children of 9/11 victims' families. In recognition of the benefits of higher education, the Society provides significant funding for two Scottish graduate students to study in the United States and two Scottish-American students to study in Scotland. Initiated by the Society at its 200th anniversary, in the past fifty years the program has consistently attracted top students from the most competitive institutions of learning. Candidates must reside or attend school within 250 miles of New York State. The scholarship provides funds to a total of $20,000 to be used initially against tuition, then board, transportation, and other expenses. It is the national committee's usual practice to invite six (6) finalists to a luncheon in New York City during February or early March. Following this meeting, two (2) of these finalists will be awarded a scholarship for graduate study in Scotland.
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
This program awards prizes that cover tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during the junior and senior years of college and during the first year of graduate study with reimbursement for books and one round-trip travel costs for students committing to the pursuit of a graduate degree in international studies at graduate schools affiliated with the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WWNFF). Only U.S. citizens are eligible for this fellowship.