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Competitive Scholarships for Undergraduate Study

For information about these and other nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships, contact Competitive Scholarships Advisor Tom Mertes, Walker 101, 503-883-2759  (tmertes@linfield.edu).

BARRY M. GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP

About 300 awards (up to $7500/year) to undergraduate science or mathematics students for their last year or two of undergraduate study. Students must be planning a career in science, engineering, or mathematics. Awards in two categories: two-year scholarships to those who will be juniors and one-year scholarships to those who will be seniors in the upcoming academic year. Must be US citizen, resident alien, or US national. Student DEADLINE to be considered a Linfield nominee: January 12, 2015; DEADLINE: January 30, 2015 www.act.org/goldwater

HARRY S. TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP

60 scholarships for up to $30,000  to full-time junior level college students  who plan graduate study to prepare for a career in  government or another area of public service.  Scholars are eligible for additional assistance  toward graduate. US citizen, national, or legal permanent resident.  Student DEADLINE to be considered a Linfield nominee: January 19, 2015; DEADLINE: February 3, 2015. www.truman.gov

KEMPER SCHOLARSHIP

The Kemper Scholars Program prepares broadly-educated leaders in organization management. One or two first-year Linfield students selected each year. Program seeks unusually mature students with broad interests and a strong record of academic achievement, extracurricular activity, community service, and leadership ability. Scholars receive scholarship assistance for three years ($3,000-$10,000 per year depending on need) and two summer internship with generous stipends, one at a non-profit, the second at a for-profit organization. Student DEADLINE: Monday, January 12, 2015. http://www.jskemper.org/

MORRIS K. UDALL AND STUART L. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP

Provides approximately 80 awards of up to $5000 for tuition, fees, room and board. Applicants must be either 1) college sophomores or juniors with outstanding potential who are studying the environment and related fields, or 2) current sophomores or juniors  who are Native American or Alaska Native with outstanding potential and who are studying fields related to health care or tribal policy.  Must be US citizen, resident alien, or US national. Student DEADLINE to be considered a Linfield nominee: January 19, 2015; DEADLINE:  early March 2014. www.udall.gov