Fellowships

The Center for Graduate School and Fellowship Advisement is committed to helping students understand the very competitive process of applying to external, national and international fellowships. We have a faculty committee that reviews student applications for fellowships requiring an institutional nomination, and we work to educate students about different fellowship opportunities. We can provide guidance on exploring fellowships, preparing applications, developing research proposals and preparing for interviews. We can help students explore and identify potential fellowship opportunities that will help them meet their professional development goals. In addition, we maintain a fellowships database, so that you may search for other fellowships and scholarships that align with your interests.  

The Graduate Fellowships Committee

The Graduate Fellowships Committee is comprised of faculty members that represent all five schools at Manhattan College. Each member oversees the advising process of one or more major, national scholarships or fellowships listed below.  

Select Scholarships/Fellowships

 Scholarship/Fellowship Description

ADVISOR and Deadline 

The British-Marshall Scholarship

In appreciation for United States aid in the Second World War, the British Parliament has set up a generous award for American students. The award allows students to study aboard at over one hundred colleges and universities in Great Britain.

Applicants for the Marshall Scholarship are required to outline their proposed field and level of study, and to nominate a first and second choice university in the United Kingdom. The scholarship allows the applicant to study for two years (possibly a third if approved) in some of Britain’s finest institutions. At least 40 scholarships are awarded annually.

British-Marshall scholars will have all expenses covered, including payment of all tuition and fees, a personal allowance (to cover residence and cost of living expenses), the fare to and from the United Kingdom, an annual grant for approved travels in connection with studies, necessary daily travel expenses, an annual book grant, a thesis allowance (if required), and depending on the circumstances, a married person’s allowance.

Learn more about the British-Marshall Scholarship

Faculty Advisor:
Yassir Samra
School of Business
De La Salle Hall 501
718-862-7181
yassir.samra@manhattan.edu

 

Deadline:
Early October 
senior year

The Davies-Jackson Scholarship

Study is in one of the following subjects: archeology and anthropology, classics, economics, English, geography, history, history of art, modern and medieval languages, music, philosophy, or social and political sciences. The competition is nationwide and limited to 159 institutions. Up to two scholarships may be awarded.

Supported by an anonymous benefactor, the scholarship covers all fees, room and board during the term for two academic years (beginning in September), and living expenses during summer vacation. Travel to and from England is also covered.

Recipients study at St. John's College, Cambridge, England, which was founded in the 16th century. After two years of study, candidates are awarded a Cambridge B.A. degree, which is the equivalent of a master's degree in the United States. The value of the scholarship is approximately $50,000, depending on prevailing exchange rates.

Learn more about the Davies-Jackson Scholarship

Faculty Advisor:
Zella Moore
School of Arts
De La Salle Hall 446
718-862-7810
zella.moore@manhattan.edu

 

Deadline:
Mid-November 
senior year

Fulbright Program (Institute of International Education)

Study abroad in many fields for U.S. citizens for one year. Required proposal for research and graduate study in host country. Proficiency in host country's language required.

Round-trip transportation; book and research allowances; maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; supplemental health and accident insurance; tuition, in some cases; and language or orientation courses, where appropriate.

Learn more about the Fulbright Program

Faculty Advisor:
David Witzling
School of Arts
Miguel Hall 422
718-862-7589
david.witzling@manhattan.edu

 

Deadline:
Mid-October 
senior year

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship

The government of Ireland established the George J. Mitchell Scholarship as an endowment for graduate students to study in a one year master’s or similar program at a university in Ireland or Northern Ireland. A panel of judges from both Ireland and the United States reviews each application. Normally, 12 scholarships are awarded each year (about 5% of applicants).

There are no restrictions as to academic field of study, though the proposed course of study must be available at the university selected by the applicant and the applicant's undergraduate program must provide sufficient basis for study in the proposed field.

The participating institutions contribute tuition and room for the Mitchell scholar, plus each scholar will receive a stipend of $11,000 to cover other necessary expenses (excluding the cost for food). The stipend will be paid in two equal parts directly to the scholar. The US-Ireland Alliance will assist successful applicants with their traveling expenses to and from Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Learn more about the George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Advisor:
Yassir Samra
School of Business
De La Salle Hall 501
718-862-7181
yassir.samra@manhattan.edu

 

 

Deadline:
Early October 
senior year

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

The Truman Foundation seeks future “change agents” who aspire to leadership positions in federal, state or local governments. Also, it encourages students to pursue a career in not-for-profit and educational sectors where they can influence public policies and change programs.

Truman scholars participate in leadership development programs and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government. The foundation was expected to award 70–75 Truman Scholarships in 2005.

The Foundation will award $30,000 to a Truman Scholarship recipient who plans to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for a career in government, the nonprofit sector or elsewhere in public service.

Scholars in master's degree programs planning to receive degrees in one or two years are eligible to receive $15,000 per year. Scholars in graduate programs requiring three or more years of academic study are eligible to receive $15,000 for the first year of study and $15,000 for the final year of study. Scholars may attend schools in the United States or in foreign countries.

Scholars selected since 2005 are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a foundation funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving Truman funds.

Learn more about the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

Faculty Advisor:
Zella Moore
School of Arts
De La Salle Hall 446
718-862-7810
zella.moore@manhattan.edu

 

Deadline:
Early February 
junior year

James Madison Memorial Fellowships

Each year, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation selects at least one James Madison Fellow from each state. Study must be in one of the following programs:

1. Master of Arts (M.A.) in American history or political science

2. Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), 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 (M.Ed.) or Master of Arts or Master of Science in Education with a concentration in American history or American Government, political institutions, and political theory.

You must qualify for admission with graduate standing at any U.S. accredited university. Requires becoming a teacher of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7–12). Recipient must also teach one of the aforementioned subjects in a secondary school setting for one full academic year for every year of fellowship aid, preferably in the state from which the recipient won the fellowship. Up to $24,000 for a two-year master’s program.

Learn more about the James Madison Memorial Fellowships

Faculty Advisor:
Lisa Toscano
School of Education
Alumni Hall 
208
718-862-7216
lisa.toscano@manhattan.edu

 

Deadline:
Early March 
senior year

Oxford and The Rhodes Scholarship

Each year there are 32 American Rhodes scholars among more than 90 Rhodes scholars worldwide. Of the 32 selected from this country, only three are from District II (N.Y., N.H., Pa., Vt.). The Rhodes is one of the most difficult scholarships to be awarded; however, the benefits are extensive.

Rhodes scholars are appointed for two years of study at Oxford University, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. It is an opportunity to study with a group of the world’s brightest individuals, some of whom may become future world leaders.

The Rhodes Trustee will pay for all cost of the scholar's attendance at Oxford. In addition, each scholar will receive a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. All necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford are also covered.

Learn more about the Oxford and The Rhodes Scholarships

Faculty Advisor:
David Witzling
School of Arts
Miguel Hall 422
718-862-7589
david.witzling@manhattan.edu

 

Deadline:
Early October
 senior year