External Scholarships and Fellowships

Millsaps College has a strong history of helping students research, apply and interview for and secure external scholarships and fellowships. Opportunities are plentiful in fields of study covering science, economics, humanities, international affairs, public policy, mathematics and more.

Millsaps students have received numerous external scholarship and fellowship awards. Millsaps alumni include seven Rhodes Scholars, 26 Fulbright Scholars, six Goldwater Scholars and two Truman scholars, to name a few. Students have earned scholarships and fellowships to study around the world, including England, Russia, Taiwan, Spain and Mexico.

The information provided on this page covers the most prestigious and competitive scholarships and fellowships. The Scholarship/Fellowship Committee at Millsaps is very familiar with these and stands ready to support students through the application process.

Students are encouraged to actively explore opportunities for further study and investigate which scholarships and fellowships would fit their academic interests. Faculty representatives stand ready to help guide them through the process. Interested students should contact Dr. Sabrina Grondhuis, associate professor of psychology, for assistance with their questions.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Through grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, recent graduates can receive support to research, study and teach abroad.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Established in 2000 through a gift from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Gates Cambridge Scholarship offers scholarships to students from countries outside the United Kingdom to pursue post-graduate studies at the University of Cambridge.

Goldwater Scholarship Program
The Goldwater Scholarship Program supports college sophomores and juniors with the potential to be future leaders in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. The program was established by Congress in 1986 as a memorial to former U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars
The Knight-Hennessy Scholarship supports graduate studies (J.D., M.A., M.B.A., M.D., M.F.A., M.S., D.M.A. and Ph.D.) at Stanford University in California.

Marshall Scholarship
Supporting graduate level studies in the United Kingdom, the Marshall Scholarship is open to United States citizens who have graduated with a minimum GPA of 3.7 from an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.

Mitchell Scholarship
Named in honor of former United State Senator George Mitchell, the Mitchell Scholarship supports students between the ages of 18 and 30 for one year of postgraduate study in Ireland.

Rhodes Scholarship
The oldest scholarship program in the world, Rhodes Scholars are selected based on academic achievements, character and leadership potential. The Rhodes Scholarship provides support for postgraduate degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Millsaps has had seven Rhodes Scholars in its history, with the most recent scholars coming in 2018 and 2016.

Schwarzman Scholarship
Schwarzman Scholars study to earn a Master of Global Affairs degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. This is a one-year, fully-funded program.

Truman Scholarship
Born from an idea of President Harry S. Truman and created by Congress in 1975, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation provides support for graduate studies to young people with the desire to pursue a career in public service.

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