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The following is a list of scholarships that are available to FAU students. Unless otherwise noted, applications can be found in the Financial Aid Office, which is located above the Breezeway Cafeteria in Rm. 227. Scholarship information was posted on the bulletin board outside Financial Aid during the week of October 24. For more information, call 561/297-3530. For more information on graduate fellowships, contact the Division of Sponsored Research at www.fau.edu/dsr. Numerous scholarships are also listed in the FAU Catalog.

Woman’s Opportunity Awards- Soroptimist International of the America’s — Eligibility: Must be female head of the household, accepted or attending undergraduate degree program or vocational/skills training program, in need of financial aid, and residing in Soroptimist countries and territories. Go to www.soroptimist.org or call 215/557-9300 for more information. Deadline: December 15, 2002

Soroptimist International of Boynton Beach — Criteria: Must be female head of the household and in need for additional education and technical skills. Cash awards as high as $3,000. For additional information call 561/736-2003 or send an email to www.soroptimist.org.Deadline: December 16, 2002

MENSA Education and Research Foundation Scholarship Essay Contest — Requirements: U.S Citizen, U.S. Post Secondary Education/Fall 2003. The award is for $300 to $1,000. Stop by the Financial Aid Office to receive an application or write to Mensa Education and Research Foundation, P.O. Box 77, Palm City, Fl 34991. For more information go to http://merf.us.mensa.org/scholarships/zipfinder.php.Deadline: December 21, 2002

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation — Eligibility: Must be enrolled as a junior in a four-year college with a 3.0 GPA. Applications can be obtained in the Financial Aid Office. Go to www.jackkentcookefoundation.org for more information.Deadline: February 1, 2003

Student of the Year Award — Eligibility: academic excellence, financial self-reliance, and community and campus service. Applicant must be attending a Florida based college with at least half time attendance and 30 or more credits completed. A 3.25 or higher GPA is a must. Applications can be obtained at the Financial Aid Office. For more information go to www.floridaleader.com/soty.Deadline: February 1, 2003

National Academy Scholarships — Eligibility: U.S. citizen going to school full-time with a 3.0 GPA free of ROTC or NUPOC. Approved curriculum: chemical/mechanical/electrical/ engineering or power generation health physics. Scholarship awarded as high as $2,500. Go to www.nei.org or send a letter to National Academy for Nuclear Training, Scholarship Review Committee, P.O. Box 6302, Princetown, NJ 08541-6302Deadline: February 1, 2003

Harry S. Truman scholarships — This is one of the most prestigious scholarships shaped for students who intend to pursue a career targeted toward public service or government. Graduate study should be a goal with a portion of the funds directed there. Must be at least a junior, and your college must nominate you. A “nomination” package must be created. The awards can reach as high as $30,000 over the years. Generally about 80 students are selected. Go to www.truman.gov for more information.Deadline: February 1, 2003

Society of Women Engineers — These scholarships are targeted for women who are majoring in engineering or computer science. Award amounts are from $200 to $5,000, and at least 90 are granted per year. Go to http://www.swe.org/SWE/Studentservices/scholarship/brochure.html for more information.Deadline: February 1, 2003

Gates Millennium — The Gates Millennium scholarship is to promote academic excellence and provide an opportunity for thousands of outstanding students with significant financial need. The scholarship will cover room, board, and tuition for about 1,000 college students a year. Go to www.gmsp.org for more information.Deadline: March 15, 2003

National Association of Black Journalists — Students should be attending a four-year university. They must present three letters of recommendation from a school advisor, dean, or faculty member. Also, a 500-900-word article on a Black Journalist must be presented. A GPA of 3.0 is desirable. Eligible students must be majoring in journalism-print, photography, radio or television. Rewards can be as high as $2,500. Go to http://www.nabj.org/html/studentsves.html for more information. Deadline: March 31, 2003

National Association of Hispanic — Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 for students interested in journalism as a career. Go to www.nahj.org/student.html for an application and more information. Deadline: February 28, 2003

Ronald MacDonald House Charities and the United Negro Fund — Students must be studying at a HBCU, which is a member of the UNCF. The award is from $1,000 to full tuition. Approximately 60 students are selected. Go to www.mcdonalds.com/countries/usa/community/education/scholarships/index.html for more information. Deadline: April 1, 2003

Army Emergency Relief Scholarships Fund — Eligibility: Applicant must be a dependant child of an army soldier on active duty, retired, or deceased. Also, must be registered in the defense eligibility, unmarried for the entire academic semester, and under the age of 22 before June 1, 2003. Awards range from $700 to $1,800. Email [email protected] or write to Army Emergency Relief James Ursano Scholarship Fund, 200 Stovall Street Rm. 5n13, Alexandria, VA 22332-0600

SWEA South Florida’s Cultural Scholarship 2003 — Requirements: a male or female residing in Florida who wishes to study or pursue projects in the Swedish language, Swedish culture, Environmental Science, Health Care, Art, Music, Literature, or an exchange program in Sweden. All areas are with specific emphasis on Sweden and Swedish aspects. If this pertains to you mail an application to SWEA South Florida Scholarship Committee, C/O Yertinelson, 3759 Mykonos Ct., Boca Raton, FL 33487. For more information, call 561/997-2050 or fax 561/997-8010. Deadline: Not published

Graduate Grants — Funding for international and national academic research, conferences, and workshops will be available for fall 2002. All currently enrolled students in all majors are eligible to apply. Funding is through student A&S fees provided by Student Government and is available is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 2002 SAE Engineering Scholarships for engineering-related science majors: Criteria: US citizen. Email [email protected], [email protected], or [email protected] for more information, applications and deadlines. Contact www.sae.org/students/engschlr.htm for more information. Deadline: not published

Fall 2002 Solidarity Scholarships — Ben-Gurion University of the Negev invites you to enjoy a semester or year in Israel, engaging your mind. Combine first-rate academics with internships and/or independent research classes in your chosen field. Up to 10 $500 Solidarity Scholarships are offered. Seminars presented during your stay are designed to show viewpoints from both sides of the conflict, and included in the coverage will be a survey of diplomacy and much more. For an application and more information, email us at [email protected] or phone us at 800/962-2248 or check us out on the web: www.bgu.ac.il/osp.

Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship — Study Abroad 2003-04 Academic year. Criteria: two-year college-university, good academic record. Contact local Rotary Club or M. S. Simon Chair, Foundation Educational Grants/Scholarship, District 6990 at 954/941-2757 or write: [email protected]. Deadline: not published

International Students Scholarships Grants and Fellowships — Go to www.isoa.org or call 800/ 244-1180 for more information.Deadline: not published

Catching the Dream Scholarship Fund – Criteria: Indian background, majoring in math, engineering, science, business, education, or computers. Write to 8200 Mountain Road, NE, Suite 203, Albuquerque, NM, 87110, or call 505/262-2351. Deadline: not published

College of Liberal Arts Sun-Sentinel Community Service Program Award — Earn $1,000 while you learn. Criteria: Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and be a junior, senior, or graduate student in any major. For more information, call Kettly Cherubin-Loovali, at 954/236-1191 or email her at [email protected]. Deadline: not published

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) — Fellowships are available to enable students and junior faculty to study at a German university or to work on a research project in Germany. Any field of study will be considered. Award includes monthly stipends, round-trip airfare, tuition, and fees. Visit www.daad.org/frg_all.htm for more information.

Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority — Criteria: Student must be a junior or senior education major, and a female resident of Lake County or Sumter County for at least one year. Deadline: not published

Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund — Applicants must be dependent children or spouses of person(s) killed or disabled as a result of September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Applicants may be currently enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two to four-year college, university or vocational school. Contact 877/862-0136 or visit [email protected] Deadline: not published

Golden Key International Honor Society Scholarships and Awards — Golden Key offers a number of different scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate members. Contact Michelle Boone at [email protected] or visit goldenkey.gsu.edu for more information. Deadline: varies

Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship — Criteria: Women between the ages of 25 and 35, must hold doctorate or have fulfilled all requirements except the dissertation and plan to devote full-time work to research during the fellowship year. Phi Beta Kappa Society sponsors this stipend of $20,000. The award may be used for the study of Greek language, literature, history, or archaeology, or for the study of French language or literature. The award is not restricted to members of Phi Beta Kappa or to the US citizen. For more information, visit www.pbk.org/scholarships/sibley.htm.Deadline: not published

The School for Field Studies — Offers field opportunities for researchers and students in Australia, Baja Mexico, British West Indies, Costa Rica, British Columbia, and Kenya. For details, visit www.fieldstudies.org. Deadline: varies

Rodney Thaxton Justice Fund — Criteria: Must be of African descent living in Greater Miami; demonstrate commitment to social justice; must be accepted at a four-year university or college; and achieve academic success. Deadline: not published

Social Science Research Council — Dissertation fellowships are available for the arts and social sciences. Visit www.ssrc.org for more information.Deadline: not published

Student Government Undergraduate Grants Committee — Funding to shops. All currently enrolled students in all majors are eligible to apply. Funding is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Forms and additional instructions can be received in the office of the Dean of Student Affairs by emailing [email protected] or calling 561/297-3547.

Organization of American States Fellowship Programs — Graduate level studies may be undertaken in any of the member states of the OAS with the exception of the country of which the candidate is a citizen or permanent resident. Visit www.educoas.org/eng/becas/becas3.htm for more information.

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Academic Postdocs in the Humanities — Criteria: Applicants must have received or expect to receive their Ph.D. in a humanities discipline between December 2000 and June 2002. The two-year fellowship provides time and resources for research, dissertation pre-publication revisions, broadens pedagogical experiences and abilities, and encourages good practices in graduate education by emphasizing pedagogical experience, timely degree achievement, and meticulous scholarship. For more information, visit www.woodrow.org/academic postdocs. Deadline: not published

National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Award — Awards are available to improve the quality of doctoral dissertation research by means of allowing candidates greater creativity in gathering and analysis of data than would be otherwise possible. Awards are only in certain disciplines, including the social and behavioral sciences and certain biological sciences. No awards are made in the mathematical and physical sciences, the geosciences, cellular and molecular biology, or physiology. Visit www.nsf.gov/ for more information.Deadlines: varies

Visit www.fau.edu for FAU Study Abroad Programs. For Study Abroad options, visit www.iie.org/nsep/abroad.htm.

For other free scholarship information, visit the following websites: fastweb.com, scholarship.com, collegeboard.com, finaid.com, srnexpress.com, embark.com/faid.asp, scholaraid.com, freschinfo.com, gocollege.com, americanexpress.com, and ed.gov.

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