Category Archives: Prestigious Scholarships

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Grants 2014: Public University Leaders

With the national interest so focused on developing talent in the STEM disciplines and the “hard” social sciences (e.g., economics, behavioral sciences), we have been tracking the number of National Science Foundation Graduate Research Grants awarded to universities during the … Continue reading

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Goldwater Scholars 2014: Iowa State, Purdue, UW Madison Lead Banner Year for Public Universities

Each year, we provide an update of Goldwater scholarships won by public university students, and 2014 was a banner year: 149 of the 283 scholarships awarded this year went to outstanding scholars from 84 public universities. We provide this update … Continue reading

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Former Missouri Honors Researcher Wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Editor’s Note: The story below is from the University of Missouri news service. At the age of 18, Shakked Halperin spent a year volunteering with Ethiopian children teaching high school math, English, percussion and art. Through that experience he developed … Continue reading

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Half of Churchill Scholars 2014-2015 Are from Public Universities

Below is a list of Churchill Scholars for 2014-2015, each the recipient of a one-year grant worth approximately $60,000 to study at the University of Cambridge.  Three of the new scholars have also won Goldwater awards as undergraduates, and at … Continue reading

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PSAT National Merit Scholar Qualifying Scores and SAT Equivalencies, by State

To qualify for a National Merit Scholarship, the PSAT must be taken in the student’s junior year of high school.  Many parents may not be aware that there is no single nationwide score on the PSAT that will qualify a … Continue reading

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Marshall Scholars 2014: Public University Honors Students Win 8 Awards

Eleven of the 34 Marshall Scholars for 2014 are from public universities.  The Marshall Scholarship is one of the most prestigious in the world, providing full funding for two years of study at major universities in the United Kingdom.  At … Continue reading

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U at Buffalo Student Adds a Marshall Scholarship to His Goldwater Award

Editor’s Note: The following post is by Marcene Robinson of the University at Buffalo. BUFFALO, N.Y. — Phillip Tucciarone, a University at Buffalo chemical and biological engineering student, has won a Marshall Scholarship, one of the most prestigious scholarships awarded … Continue reading

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Rhodes Scholars 2014: UVA, Georgia Tech, UC Berkeley, Mississippi State, Tennessee, and Wisconsin Have Winners

The latest list of Rhodes Scholars (awarded in November 2013 for the year 2014) includes six recipients from Harvard, three from Yale, and two from Princeton, giving the Ivy League 11 of the 32 awards won by American Students for … Continue reading

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Auburn Honors College Student Wins Marshall Scholarship

Editor’s Note: The following post is from the OANews… Auburn University senior Patrick Donnan has been named a recipient of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship, becoming one of only 40 U.S. students selected to attend their choice of university in the … Continue reading

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Arkansas Honors College Alum Wins Marshall Scholarship

Michael Norton, an alumnus of the honors college at the University of Arkansas, has won a Marshall Scholarship to study political science at Oxford University.  Norton also earned a Truman Scholarship in 2012, and he is going to interview for … Continue reading

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