Student Fellowships and National Scholarships

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The Office of Academic Affairs mentors Detroit Mercy students interested in applying for fellowships and national scholarships sponsored by agencies outside of the University. 

Are you a student who wants to make a difference in the world? Are you a student who plans to go to graduate school? Are you interested in leadership development, global challenges, foreign policy, or independent study/research? If you answered yes to these questions, then a fellowship or national scholarship may be of interest to you.

How do I apply for a fellowship or national scholarship?

  1. Review the list of fellowships and national scholarships listed below. Visit the websites to learn more about each program.
  2. Complete and submit the preliminary interest form. Once the form is submitted, you will receive an email from the Office of Academic Affairs to set up an appointment to discuss this grand opportunity.
Students should be aware that external fellowships and national scholarships are not the same as financial aid. Students who have questions and/or concerns about paying their Detroit Mercy tuition and/or their financial aid package should contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Millennium Fellowship

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Rhodes Scholarship

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Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship

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Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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Fellowship and National Scholarship Opportunities

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    Millennium Fellowship

    Overview

    The United Nations Academic Impact and MCN proudly present the Millennium Fellowship.  The Fellowship is a semester-long leadership development program on your campus to take your social impact to the next level.  Access to world class training, connections, and recognition is just an application away. 

    Student Level

    Must be at least 18 years old, an undergraduate enrolled in a college or university, and in good standing at that academic institution for the duration of the program.

    Additional Information

    Fill out the first round of the Millennium Fellowship Class of 2020 application. The program will take place on selected campuses worldwide from August 2020 to December 2020 to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis and eligible students will proceed to the final round of the application.

    Application Deadline

    Early applications encouraged. Next priority application deadline for the Class of 2020 is February 29. Final deadline to apply is April 30.

    Website Link

    https://www.millenniumfellows.org/fellowship

     

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    Rhodes Scholarship

    Overview

    "The Rhodes Scholarship is a fully funded postgraduate award for young people to study at the University of Oxford, UK. The Rhodes Trust funds 100 Scholars per year. They select young leaders of outstanding intellect and character who are motivated to engage with global challenges, committed to the service of others and show promise of becoming value driven, principled leaders for the world’s future."

    Student Level

    Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

    Additional Information

    The program supports exceptional young people for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford, and actively fosters lifelong learning and fellowship.

    Application Deadline

    Application window is June thru September each year.

    Website Link

    https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/the-rhodes-scholarship/

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    Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship

    Overview

    The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy.

    Student Level

    Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

    Additional Information

    Becoming a Rangel Fellow means that you are committed to pursuing a two year master’s degree program in a field related to the Department of State’s Foreign Service, becoming a U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer and representing your country and its interests abroad and at home.

    Application Deadline

    Application window is June thru September of each year.

    Website Link

    http://rangelprogram.org/graduate-fellowship-program/

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    Fulbright U.S. Student Program

    Overview

    The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries

    Student Level

    “Current U.S. Student - United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus. If you are an undergraduate student, you are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline."

    Additional Information

    Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.

    Application Deadline

    "2021- 2022 Award Cycle Competition will open on March 31, 2020."

    Website Link

    https://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/getting-started

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    Preliminary Interest Form

    In order to better support Detroit Mercy Students who are interested in Fellowship or National Scholarship opportunities, the Office of Academic Affairs requires students to complete a preliminary interest form.

    Click here to complete the Preliminary Interest Form

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    About Detroit Mercy Selection of Candidates And Internal Deadlines

    Some fellowships and scholarships require the University of Detroit Mercy to select, nominate, or otherwise endorse you as a candidate before you may continue with the application process.

    Detroit Mercy, through the Office for Academic Affairs, sets its own internal deadlines for applicants well in advance of the deadlines established by those agencies which are offering the fellowships or national scholarships. Detroit Mercy students must abide by these deadlines in order to receive proper assistance and endorsement by the University. 

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    About Letters Of Recommendation

    University professors, administrators, coaches, priests, and ministers are happy to write a letter of recommendation for you. In order to assist them, please provide the following information with your request:

    1. A description of the fellowship or national scholarship for which you are applying.
    2. The deadline for your recommender to submit it to the foundation/agency or for the letter to be sent to or picked up by you.
    3. Your proposal, your resumé/curriculum vitae, and any other information that might be useful and help your recommender write a strong letter with specific details.
    4. If possible, a brief statement regarding your interest in and suitability for the fellowship. Your Preliminary Interest Form will help you with this.