Fellowships and scholarships offered



    The Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation will award approximately 70 scholarships to outstanding students next spring. Students to be considered for the award must be nominated by their undergraduate institution.

    To be eligible for the award a student must be a current full-time sophomore or junior with a B-average, be a US citizen, national or resident alien, and have an interest in environmental public policy, or be a Native American interested in a career in health care or tribal public policy. Deadline for application to BYU for nomination is January 12, 1998.


    The Smithsonian Institution offers in residence fellowships for research and study in fields which are actively pursued by the museums and research organizations of the Institution.

    At present these fields are: animal behavior, ecology and environmental science with an emphasis on the tropics; anthropology, including archaeology; archaeometry; astrophysics and astronomy; earth sciences and paleobiology; evolutionary and systematic biology; history of science and technology; history of art, especially American, contemporary, African and Asian art, twentieth century American crafts and decorative arts; social and cultural history of the United States; and folklife.

    Smithsonian fellowships are open to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or condition of handicap. Qualified individuals include anyone ranging from graduate students not yet advanced to Ph.D. candidacy to scholars with seven or more years completed beyond their Ph.D. Application materials must be requested from the Smithsonian. Deadline is January 15, 1998.


    Tau Beta Pi administers several different fellowships and offers them to all initiated members of Tau Beta Pi who are dedicated to advancing the interest of the engineering profession. The award stipend is approximately $7,500, payable in 10 monthly increments. The award is intended for graduate study in engineering. Applications must be postmarked by January 15, 1998.


    Phi Kappa Graduate Fellowships of $7,000 for the first year of graduate study in any field are available to members of Phi Kappa Phi. Applications for the fellowship can be picked up from Lee Hendrix (216 TMCB) and need to be returned by January 15, 1998. Fifty of the fellowships are awarded nationally each year. During the past 17 years, BYU students have been awarded fellowships in 15 of those years and received “Honorable Mention” stipends the other two years. Fellowship winners will also receive lifetime Phi Kappa Phi memberships.


    This endowment is a chance for Junior Fellows to be a part of an organization which conducts programs of research, discussion, publication and education in international relations and US foreign policy. Up to 11 students are hired to work at the endowment on a full-time basis for a period of one year.

    Junior Fellows will work as research or editorial assistants and will work on projects such as nuclear non-proliferation, arms control, democracy, economic reform, immigration and research on regional areas in virtually all parts of the world.

    The monthly salary is $1,850 and benefits include medical, life and business travel insurance. Junior Fellows are responsible for their own housing arrangements. Applicants must be nominated by an official of their university, be graduating seniors, or within a year of graduation, and have a significant part of their undergraduate work in international politics or economics. Deadline for applying is January 15, 1998.


    As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens trained in disciplines of science and engineering of military importance, the Department of Defense plans to award approximately 90 new three-year Graduate Fellowships in April 1998. The fellowships will be offered to individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships will be awarded for study and research leading to doctoral degrees in mathematical, physical, biological, ocean and engineering sciences. Preference will be given to applicants who indicate an intention to pursue a doctoral degree in or closely related to one of the following fields: aeronautical and astronautical engineering; biosciences (includes toxicology); chemical engineering; chemistry; cognitive, neural and behavioral sciences; computer science; electrical engineering; geosciences (includes terrain, water and air); materials science and engineering; mathematics; mechanical engineering; naval architecture and ocean engineering; oceanography; and physics (includes optics).

    In the first nine years of the program approximately 1,000 fellowships have been awarded. New fellowships to be offered in April 1998 will be for tenured periods of three years. NDSEG Fellows do not incur military or other service obligation. The NDSEG Fellows may choose appropriate United States institutions of higher education offering advanced degrees in science or engineering. The stipends for new 1998-99 Fellows is $17,500. For 1999-2000 the amount is $18,500. For 2000-2001 the amount will be $19,500. Deadline for applying is January 21, 1998.


    The US Department of Energy offers five different fellowship opportunities: the Nuclear Engineering and Health Physics Fellowship Program, the Applied Health Physics Fellowship, the Fusion Energy Sciences Fellowship Program, the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Fellowship and the Industrial Hygiene Fellowship.

    Students who hold undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences, life or health sciences, engineering or mathematics may be eligible for one of the fellowships. Applicants must also be a US citizen (or permanent resident alien), and be admitted as a full-time regular graduate student near the beginning of their graduate study. Deadline for all of these awards is January 26, 1998.


    This opportunity is for full-time juniors or seniors who who are majoring in a business related area and have a GPA of 3.6 or higher at the time of application. They must be U.S. citizens.

    Fifty fellowships are awarded nationwide and the award consists of $3,000 to the winner. $500 will go to the institution where the student uses the award. The applicable fields include accounting, actuarial science, business administration, computer science, economics, finance, insurance, investments, management, marketing, mathematics and statistics. Information and applications are available in 350 MSRB. Application deadline is February 15, 1998. Additional fellowship information and applications can be obtained in 350 MSRB.

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