Scholarships for Seniors

The list of scholarships below are available to academically elite seniors Please visit scholarship websites for more information.

James Madison Graduate Fellowship: Learn more
  • Campus notice of intent to apply: November 1 of the senior year.
  • Campus application deadline: February 1 of the senior year.
  • Award: Up to $12,000/year for 2 years to cover tuition, books and living expenses for graduate study leading to a master's degree (see Foundation's website for eligible degrees).
  • Eligibility: U.S. citizen or U.S. national. Candidates must be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7-12). Possess a bachelor’s degree or plan to receive a bachelor’s degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying.
  • Projects Funded: The Foundation provides funding for Madison Scholars to pursue the following master’s degrees (listed in the order of the Foundation’s preference): 1) Master of Arts (MA) in American history or in political science (also referred to as "government and politics" or as "government"); 2) Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) concentrating on either American Constitutional history (in a history department) or American government, political institutions, and political theory (in a political science department); 3) Master of Education (MEd) or the Master of Arts or Master of Science in Education with a concentration in American history or American government, political institutions, and political theory.
  • MU Faculty Representative: Dr. M. Federici
Sauvé Scholars Program: Learn more
  • Campus notice of intent to apply: October 20 of the senior year.
  • Campus application deadline: This application has stages: the first stage is due around November 30th of the senior year. The campus deadline is two weeks before the first stage deadline posted on the Sauvé Scholars website.
  • Award: "Recipients of the award are invited to Montreal for the academic calendar year. They live together in a beautifully restored mansion, enjoy unlimited access to McGill University's academic programs and other resources - including lectures, conferences and events suited to the advancement of their individual professional and intellectual goals - while benefiting from the communal life and multi-faceted exchanges with their fellow Scholars." Scholars are allowed to audit courses. For more in-depth description of award benefits which are extensive in comparison to other nationally competitive awards, click here. The mission of the program is to "develop the leadership potential of promising youth from around the world."
  • Eligibility: Under 30 years old on December 31 of the application year. Completed bachelor degree by July 31st of the year award commences. U.S. citizenship is not required for this award. See website for full eligibility description.
  • Projects Funded: One academic year of scholarly experience at McGill University with full access to all academic programs.
  • MU Faculty Representative: Dr. V. Ehre

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship (Spring Fellowship)
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  • Campus notice of intent to apply: September 1 of the senior year (for seniors planning an early graduation).
  • Campus application deadline: All material submitted by Sept 30 (check website for deadline, may change).
  • Award: Six to nine months in Washington, D.C. serving as a full-time project assistant at the participating organization of choice, monthly stipend.
  • Eligibility: U.S. citizenship or non-U.S. citizens living in U.S., completed baccalaureate degree by the time the Fellowship starts, any major, but must have a background in peace and security issues.
  • Projects Funded: “Scoville Fellows, through independent projects and active participation with their chosen organization and the larger community dedicated to peace and security issues, have rich opportunities to gain experience and leadership skills and to help translate their social concerns into direct action.”
  • MU Faculty Representative: Dr. V. Ehret

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship (Fall Fellowship): Learn more
  • Campus notice of intent to apply: November 30 of the senior year.
  • Campus application deadline: All material submitted by January 1 (check website for deadline, may change).
  • Award: Six to nine months in Washington, D.C. serving as a full-time project assistant at the participating organization of choice, monthly stipend.
  • Eligibility: U.S. citizenship or non-U.S. citizens living in U.S., completed baccalaureate degree by the time the Fellowship starts, any major, but must have a background in peace and security issues.
  • Projects Funded: “Scoville Fellows, through independent projects and active participation with their chosen organization and the larger community dedicated to peace and security issues, have rich opportunities to gain experience and leadership skills and to help translate their social concerns into direct action.”
  • MU Faculty Representative: Dr. V. Ehret