Scholarship Opportunities

National Security Education Program: David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

"NSEP scholarships are intended to provide support to U.S. undergraduates who will pursue the study of languages and cultures currently underrepresented in study abroad and critical to U.S. national security." The program covers up to $20,000 for a year's study abroad. Applicants must be U. S. citizens. "The NSEP service requirement stipulates that an award recipient work in the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, State, or the Intelligence Community. If, after making a full and good faith effort (according to conditions and rules established by NSEP), an award recipient demonstrates to NSEP that no appropriate position is available in one of these agencies, he or she may work in any U.S. federal department or agency. There is also an expectation that NSEP Scholars will use the language or regional expertise acquired as a result of the award in their work for the U.S. government." More in-depth information on the Boren Graduate Fellowships and Language Training Scholarships can be obtained by visting the website or speaking with the UAH advisor. Application deadline: January

Dr. Kathy Hawk (UAH Advisor)
Department of Political Science
Morton Hall 251
email:hawkk@uah.edu phone: 256-824-2315

The John Carl Powell Memorial Scholarship

The John Carl Powell Memorial Scholarship was established in 1995 in loving memory of John Carl Powell, a 1983 UAH History graduate. Mr. Powell is warmly remembered by his family, colleagues, and friends for his intelligence, sensitivity, and intellectual curiosity. The scholarship is awarded to students at the sophomore level or above who are enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts, with preference given to students majoring in History, Political Science, or English, and is based on academic merit, citizenship, and leadership with regard to demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years. The student must maintain a full-time course load (12 credit hours) each semester. In addition, recipients must complete a total of 24 credit hours each academic year and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to be eligible for renewal. Students should submit a scholarship application every year to the UAH Financial Aid Office in order to update their files and possibly be eligible for other awards.

Truman Scholarship Program

"The Truman Scholarship Program is open to college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education, or elsewhere in public service." The program provides leadership training and financial support for graduate study. Applicants must be full-time students. Interested students are encouraged to contact the campus advisor early for guidance. Application deadline: mid-January

Dr. Kathy Hawk (UAH Advisor)
Department of Political Science
Morton Hall 251
email:hawkk@uah.edu phone: 256-824-2315