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The Rhodes Scholarship 

The Rhodes Scholarship application is available each year beginning in early July and is due in early October. The application is detailed and you should allow plenty of time to complete the process and assemble your application packet.


At the time of application, an applicant must be:
1. a citizen of the United States; pending citizenship does not qualify.
2. at least 18 but not yet 24 years of age (i.e., the applicant must still be 23 on October 1, 2013).
3. sufficiently advanced academically to assure completion of a bachelor's degree before October 1, 2014.


The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international educational fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford.


For more information on applying, check with Dr. Procopio in the Honors Office in the Student Union, Suite 1305, and consult their website:


Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a highly-competitive national program that provides college and grad school graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, DC, with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations focusing on international security issues. The program has awarded 141 fellowships since its inception in 1987 and is offered twice yearly, in the spring and fall. It lasts from six to nine months and provides a salary, health insurance, and travel costs to Washington. The Scoville Fellowship does not award grant or scholarship money to students.

Scoville Fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, public education, and advocacy in support of the goals of their host organization and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and Congressional hearings. Fellows have written articles, blogs, fact sheets, letters to the editor, op-eds and reports, organized talks an...d conferences, and been interviewed as experts by the media. Former Scoville Fellows work for U.S. and international NGOs, the Departments of Defense, Energy, State, and Treasury, members of Congress, academia, and media, and attend graduate school in political science or international relations, following their fellowships.

Those interested in peace and security issues should visit their website at Although the majority of Scoville Fellows have received college degrees in political science, government, international relations, history, or peace studies, we do not require a specific major. There is no application form; application requirements are listed on their website, as are links to the websites of each of the participating groups and information on the work of current and former Scoville Fellows. The next application deadline will be October 1, 2013 for the spring 2014 fellowship that will begin between January 15 and April 1, 2014. They will not accept applications for this semester until September 1.

All U.S. citizens, as well as non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. who have an appropriate work permit, are eligible to apply; foreign nationals living outside the United States are not.