National and International Scholarships

Baylor University encourages its strongest, academically competitive students (usually those with a minimum GPA of 3.4) to compete for prestigious national and international scholarships. The Faculty Committee on National and International Scholarships offers assistance to qualified students to pursue these scholarships. The website provides full details on the following scholarships and other resources:

  • Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities: Encourages the presence of minorities on faculty, enhances diversity on campuses, and promotes future scholars and researchers in higher education.
  • Fulbright Grants: Supports post-graduate study in more than 125 foreign countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Central and South America, and Australia.
  • Gates Cambridge: Awards scholarships for postgraduate study at Cambridge University in England.
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships: Encourages excellence in science and mathematics.
  • James Madison Memorial Fellowships: Encourages future and current high school teachers of American history and social studies in grades 9-12 to undertake graduate study of the American Constitution.
  • Marshall Scholarships: Established by the British government in 1953 in appreciation for the European Recovery Program after World War II, for baccalaureate degree holders to study at any university in the United Kingdom.
  • Mitchell: Awards one academic year of postgraduate study in Ireland.
  • National Institutes of Health Scholarships: Offers a variety of opportunities for those preparing for careers in the medical sciences.
  • National Security Education Program: Encourages freshmen through graduate students to study abroad a summer, a semester, or a year anywhere except western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • NSF Graduate Fellowships: Provides awards for study and research leading to master’s and doctoral degrees in the behavioral, biological, chemical, engineering, geological, mathematical, physical, and social sciences.
  • Rhodes Scholarships: Regarded as perhaps the most prestigious scholarship in the world, this award permits the pursuit of an Oxford University degree. It is awarded only to students who exemplify superior intellectual capabilities and character of the highest order.
  • Rotary Scholarships: Furthers international understanding and fosters friendly relations between peoples of different countries by supporting undergraduate and graduate studies abroad. and
  • Soros Fellowship for New Americans: Awards scholarships for graduate study to individuals who are holders of Green Cards, are naturalized citizens, or children of naturalized citizens.
  • Harry S. Truman Scholarships: Awards scholarships to students who have outstanding leadership potential, plan to pursue careers in government or public service, and wish to attend graduate school.
  • Morris K. Udall Scholarships: Awards scholarships to students who intend to pursue careers related to environmental public policy and to Native Americans and Alaskan Natives who intend to pursue careers in health care and tribal public policy.

For additional information on National and International Scholarships, students enrolled in Baylor may contact:

Baylor University
College of Arts and Sciences
One Bear Place #97344
Waco, TX  76798-7344