External Scholarly Recognitions

The Office of Research and Scholarship seeks to guide and support top academic students in pursuit of external scholarly recognitions and fellowships. There are several on-campus representatives available to help students navigate the application process for the following programs:

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years in the U.S. Senate
Dordt University representative: Dr. Carl Fictorie

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.
Dordt University representative: Dr. Nathan Tintle

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
Dordt University representative: Dr. Nathan Tintle

The Davies-Jackson Scholarship provides a unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records, and who are among the first generation in their families to graduate from college, to participate in a course of study at St. John’s College, University of Cambridge. Seniors graduating in 2019 (or who have graduated in 2018 and who have not yet begun graduate school) may apply as an Affiliated Student for the two-year BA degree program. The Cambridge Affiliated BA degree is distinguished in terms of academic rigor, international travel opportunities, and overall preparation for a career. The Davies-Jackson Scholarship covers all fees, room, and board during term-time for up to two academic years (beginning in September), and living expenses during summer vacation. Travel to and from England also is covered. The award is valued at $50,000, depending on prevailing exchange rates.
Dordt University representative: Rikki Brons 

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
Dordt University representative: Dr. Nathan Tintle

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service.
Dordt University representative: Dr. Nathan Tintle

James Madison Fellowship: U.S. citizens who demonstrate a commitment to civic responsibilities and to professional and collegial activities and who qualify for admission with graduate standing at an accredited U.S. university that offers a qualifying master's degree program are eligible to apply. Applicants must be committed to teaching American history, American government, or civics classes where you will teach topics on the Constitution full-time in grades 7–12.
Dordt University representative: Dr. Nathan Tintle

The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts seeks to strengthen the quality and shape the character of church-related institutions of higher learning in the twenty-first century. The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts consists of three distinct yet integrated initiatives.
Dordt University representative: Dr. Bob De Smith

The Marshall is a postgraduate scholarship that allows recent graduates with exceptional academic ability and a 3.7 GPA to study and complete a one-year or two-year graduate program at a university in the United Kingdom in the humanities, social sciences, or arts while encouraging them to become better acquainted with the UK. Criteria include “Academic Merit, Leadership Potential, Ambassadorship Potential.” The application for this program is quite involved—for both student and faculty members.
Dordt University representative: Dr. Nathan Tintle

The Mellon Scholars Program gives students the resources and support to develop individual research or creative projects and the tools to transfer them to a digital platform.
Dordt University representative: Dr. Nathan Tintle

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.
Dordt University representative: Dr. Nathan Tintle

The Oxford Program is designed for undergraduates with a 3.7 GPA and is offered as both a summer program and a full-semester program (17 credits), involving a course in the physical and intellectual landscape of England, two tutorial series, a lecture series, and accommodations for living in Wycliffe Hall. Students work one-on-one with professors and spend most of their time in research, discussion, and travel. This program requires a less rigorous application process, including student application and faculty recommendations. Like the Marshall Scholarship and Program, in provides helpful on-line information.
Dordt University representative: Dr. Nathan Tintle

The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Each year 32 young students from the United States are selected as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. Applicants from more than 320 American colleges and universities have been selected as Rhodes Scholars. In most years, even after a century of competition, a Rhodes Scholar is selected from an institution which has not formerly supplied a successful applicant.
Dordt University representative: Dr. Nathan Tintle

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program is a program funded by the U.S. Department of State, administered by Howard University, that attracts and prepares outstanding young people for Foreign Service careers in the U.S. Department of State. It welcomes the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department, women, and those with financial need. Based on the fundamental principle that diversity is a strength in our diplomatic efforts, the program values varied backgrounds, including ethnic, racial, social, and geographic diversity.
Dordt University representative: Dr. Nathan Tintle

Truman Scholars: Created by Congress in 1975, the Foundation was President Truman’s idea. A living memorial that would support future generations who answer the call to public service leadership.
Dordt University representative: Dr. Nathan Tintle

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.
Dordt University representative: Dr. Nathan Tintle

The U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program offers nearly 470 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants.
Dordt University representative: Dr. Mark McCarthy