British & International Scholarships

Rhodes Scholar, 2014: Jim O’Connell (’13)

The Wake Forest Scholars Program has various resources to support you in your efforts to attain scholarships in the United Kingdom and other countries. The REF2014 (Research Excellence Framework) provides an up to date assessment of research in UK higher education institution. Please refer here for that resource:

Senior year or young alumni application:

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Gates Cambridge Scholarships provide up to two years of graduate study at Cambridge University in England. Forty or more awarded annually. Leadership is an important criterion for selection. Students apply directly to Cambridge and to the Cambridge Trust but are asked to notify and work with the Director. Suggested minimum GPA: 3.8; Deadline to notify campus committee of interest in program: September 1st.

Marshall Scholarship
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their ultimate personal success. Minimum GPA is 3.7; Deadline to notify campus committee of interest in program is August 30th.

George J. Mitchell Scholarships
Twelve or more scholars are chosen annually for one year of post-graduate study at an Irish or Northern Irish institution to which the candidate hopes to gain admission. The program draws students from all disciplines. Candidates will be superior students whose leadership includes extensive community service. Interested students can learn more about host institutions here. Institutional nomination is required and potential candidates are encouraged to consult with the Director of Wake Forest Scholars their junior year. Deadline: early summer before your senior year.

Rhodes Scholarship
The Rhodes Trust provides two or more years of graduate study at Oxford University in England. Thirty-two American Rhodes Scholars are selected annually based upon extraordinary qualities of intellect and leadership. Suggested minimum GPA: 3.8. Deadline to notify campus committee of interest in program: May 1st of junior year. Deadline: early summer before the senior year.

Recent Alumni and Graduating Seniors

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor Fellowships
This program supports one year in Germany for professional development, study, or research, to young adults who display outstanding leadership. For students who have completed, or are well underway to completion of, advanced degrees, or have begun careers in any number of fields of endeavor. Candidates may apply independent of the Wake Forest Scholars program but are encouraged to consult with the Director. Deadline: October 31.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Gates Cambridge Scholarships provide up to two years of graduate study at Cambridge University in England. Forty or more awarded annually. Leadership is an important criterion for selection. Students apply directly to Cambridge and to the Cambridge Trust but are asked to notify and work with the Director. Suggested minimum GPA: 3.8; Deadline to notify campus committee of interest in program: September 1st.

The Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarships
The Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship is awarded to serious artists and musicians who would like to study in Paris. Up to four graduate and post-graduate students are chosen each year. Applicants should propose projects related to the visual arts or music which require a stay in Paris for a year and attendance at a recognized French art school or music conservatory. Applicants should make arrangements with an instructor at their preferred institution before applying. Awarded students receive a stipend of 8,500 Euros to assist with rent and other living expenses. Woolley scholars are expected to give and attend concerts or art exhibitions and attend social functions through the cultural program of the Fondation des Etats-Unis. Students should have proficiency in the French language before arrival in France. The application and all materials must be received by late January.

Luce Fellowships
Luce Fellowships provide one year of cultural exchange to Asia for 15 young adult American leaders who may have undertaken some level of graduate study or career and who would benefit from such a mentorship in fields such as business & economics, law, environmental studies, science & medicine, and journalism. Students with significant prior experience in Asia or in an Asian Studies curriculum are not eligible. Suggested minimum GPA upon graduation: 3.8; application through WFU nomination only. Most successful candidates will be two or more years into a graduate degree program or job. Deadline to notify campus committee of interest in program: September 15.

Graduate degree REQUIRED

The Alfa Fellowship Program
The Alfa Fellowship provides young professionals with funding for intensive Russian language training, seminars, and professional work experience in Russia. Candidates are required to have at least two years professional experience or a graduate degree or equivalent training in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, or government. The typical candidate is between 25 and 35 years old. The Alfa Fellowship program is designed to introduce young American professionals to post-Cold War-era Russia and its place in the global community. Before leaving for Russia, candidates not already fluent in Russian will undergo seven months of language training split between time spent with a tutor in the United States and intensive study in Moscow. Recipients not only will be placed in appropriate professional positions in their fields, but also will attend seminars in Moscow to discuss current issues affecting Russian culture, business, and government. The program runs from March to the following April. Deadline to apply is in December.

American-Scandinavian Foundation Grants and Fellowships
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their project in Scandinavia.

Central Europe Summer Research Institute
The National Science Foundation encourages graduate students in the sciences and engineering to obtain hands-on research experience in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, or Slovakia through their Central Europe Summer Research Institute (CERSI). Approximately 14 graduate students will participate annually. The CERSI program is 8 weeks long and begins with a week-long orientation spent as a group in Budapest, Hungary. Students will spend the next 7 weeks in their individually-arranged lab placements throughout central Europe. Students are encouraged to contact mentors in Europe before application but will be placed according to their preferences if no contact has been made. Students will receive a $3,000 stipend, round-trip airfare to Europe, living costs, health and accident insurance, and the cost of orientation in Budapest, Hungary. Master’s or Ph.D. students in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, or mathematics are eligible to apply. Applications are due in early February.

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
The Robert Bosch program provides a young professional with two high-level work placements in the German federal government and private sector in order to promote better understanding of German-American relations and the European Union. Ideal candidates have professional work experience or graduate level training in business administration, economics, public policy, journalism, mass communications, law, or political science. Candidates should be 23-34 years old by the application deadline. Throughout the nine month fellowship, seminars are held in various cities in Europe such as Warsaw, Brussels, and Madrid. Applications are due October 15.

PhD. Students

Chateaubriand Fellowships
The Chateaubriand Fellowship is provided by the Embassy of France in the United States. It allows Ph.D. students in the United States to conduct research in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities in France for up to 12 months. Humanities and social science applicants must be proficient in French. There is no specified level of French required for scientific fellowship applicants. Chateaubriand fellows receive a stipend per month, round trip ticket to France, and health insurance. Applicants must demonstrate the need to carry out their research only in France. Candidates do not have to be U.S. citizens, but must be enrolled in an American university. The Chateaubriand Fellowship is very competitive and only a limited number are given out each year. The application deadline is in late December for the following fellowship year.