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Selected Gallatin Awards and Honors Application Deadlines

Selected National Scholarship Application Deadlines

Award or HonorDeadline
Harry S. Truman Scholarship
November 1, 2012
Critical Language Scholarship November 15, 2012
Udall Scholarship December 1, 2012
Boren Awards December 1, 2012
Humanity in Action January 10, 2013
Marshall Scholarship April 15, 2013
Rhodes Scholarship April 15, 2013
Fulbright Grant May 1, 2013

Selected Gallatin Awards and Honors

University Leadership Honors Course

NYU’s University Leadership Honors Course (ULHC) is an academic course that is focused on high-achieving sophomores throughout the University who would be strong candidates for prestigious national and international post-graduate fellowships, scholarships, and leadership programs. Students will be exposed to readings, discussions, interactive sessions, self-assessment tools, and also take part in specially arranged meetings with top-level leaders and academics who will share their insights on the nature and skills of effective leadership, professional growth, communications, and self-awareness. In order to be considered for this course, sophomores must be nominated by their home school. Gallatin has an internal deadline of October 15, 2012 for participation in the spring 2013 ULHC. For more information, email

Gallatin Human Rights Fellowship

The Gallatin Human Rights Fellowship is open to all undergraduate students in degree-granting programs at NYU and to master’s students in Gallatin, Wagner, Tisch, Steinhardt and the Graduate School of Arts & Science. Undergraduate applicants must have completed at least two full semesters of college study by the time of application and must plan to graduate no earlier than January 2014. Propose a viable project with a specific organization that has agreed to host you as a Fellow; see the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights Application form for specific instructions and requirements. Applications for the 2013 competition are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2012.

Horn Family Environmental Studies Resource Fund

The Horn Family Environmental Studies Resource Fund supports projects related to environmentalism, environmental studies, environmental activism and events to improve the environment both inside NYU and in the city and the world. Awards from the Fund shall be made to provide resources to students to support independent research, conference attendance, field work, overseas projects and other needs of students focusing on environmental studies. All students in the Gallatin School at NYU are eligible for the maximum award of $4,000 (though smaller project budgets are welcome). Projects funded by the Horn should begin no sooner than January 2013 and continuing through the academic year 2013-2014; projects should be concluded no later than end of Spring semester 2014. The deadline for proposals is November 1, 2012.

Gallatin Student Resource Fund

The Gallatin Student Resource Fund is designed to provide additional resources to undergraduate students for projects that will foster a greater sense of community at the Gallatin School. All Gallatin undergraduate students are invited to submit proposals to request support from the Gallatin Student Resource Fund. Some preference will be given to projects involving groups and group activities and to collaborative projects. Student projects that also include faculty, administrators and other suitable mentors are welcome. The maximum budget per project is $4000 (though smaller project budgets are welcome). Applications are due by November 8, 2012.

Fashion Scholarship Fund

The 2013 Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) Regular Scholarship is a merit-based award of $5,000 for undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in fashion. To be eligible for the FSF scholarship, you must be a current sophomore, junior, or senior graduating in May (January 2013 graduates are not eligible to apply) with a GPA of 3.0 or above and enrolled as a full-time student. The scholarship funds should be applied toward tuition or further educational opportunities in your field such as summer internships. Students selected for the FSF scholarship are invited (but not required) to participate in an exclusive YMA Summer Internship Program. Gallatin has an internal deadline of November 9, 2012. For more information, email

Senior Project

Gallatin’s Senior Project is a four-unit independent research or artistic project that a student pursues under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Senior Projects may include: a paper based on original research, a written assessment of a community-learning initiative, or an artistic project (such as design-based work, art exhibit, or theatrical production) accompanied by an analytic essay (comprising artistic background, aims, and technique). Completed Senior Projects are graded by faculty mentors and can be nominated for Honors. For May 2013 graduates, proposals are due by December 1, 2012.

TEDx Gallatin Senior Symposium

The 4th annual TEDx Gallatin Senior Symposium is an intellectual showcase of Gallatin seniors’ concentrations based on the rationale and colloquium. The event will take place at 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 18, 2013, featuring a select group of seniors’ presentations reflecting on the unique insights and explorations of the senior process. If you wish to present, submit a brief (250-500 word) abstract of your presentation by February 15, 2013. If you would like to join the student organizing committee, or if you have any further questions, email

Gallatin Student Research Conference

The 4th Annual Gallatin Student Research Conference is an opportunity for outstanding Gallatin students to present their work alongside faculty on thematically-organized panels. 2012 recipients of Gallatin awards (such as the Dean’s Award for Summer Research) and members of scholars groups are expected to participate. Students considering graduate school are especially encouraged to attend. Gallatin students at all stages in their education are welcome to apply. The conference will take place on Friday, April 19, 2013. If you wish to present, submit a brief (250-500 word) abstract of your presentation by February 15, 2013. If you would like to join the student organizing committee, or if you have any further questions, email

Dean’s Award for Summer Research

The Gallatin Dean’s Award for Summer Research (DASR) was created to encourage advanced Gallatin undergraduates to pursue an original research or creative project related to their concentration. The Dean’s Award for Summer Research provides a stipend of up to $2,500 to support projects carried out over the summer months. Applicants must be rising or current juniors with at least one semester remaining at NYU at the time of application. In accepting a grant, the student gives permission to publish the project abstract online and/or in print. Applications for summer 2013 proposals are due by March 1, 2013.

Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors

The Gallatin Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors is designed to fund original research or creative projects pursued after graduation that are related to students’ academic concentrations or senior colloquia. Awards range from $500 to $2,000. For January 2013 graduates, applications are due by December 1, 2012. For May 2013 graduates, applications are due by April 1, 2013.

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) is the nation’s oldest academic honor society. Students do not apply to PBK; graduating seniors are elected by members of the NYU Chapter. Gallatin students who are committed to a broad liberal arts education and wish to be considered for PBK should aspire to meet the criteria for nomination, which include extremely strong academic performance in at least one semester of college math, two semesters of college science (with a lab component), and foreign language proficiency (through the Intermediate II level). Seniors will be notified by late April 2013 if they are nominated and soon thereafter if they are elected.

Dean’s Honor Society and Americas Scholars

Gallatin’s Dean’s Honor Society (DHS) and Americas Scholars (AS) are co-curricular communities that involve bi-weekly discussions of readings and scholarly travel. Invitations to apply will be sent by email to rising juniors and seniors (expecting to graduate in 2014 and 2015) with a GPA of 3.8 and above in late April 2013 for participation in the 2013-2014 academic year. Contact with questions about DHS, and contact about AS.


Selected National Scholarships

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation provides up to $30,000 in funding to current juniors who plan to pursue graduate degrees and careers in public service fields. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. Competitive applicants will have much more than an outstanding academic record, given that the Truman Scholarship recognizes leadership and a commitment to public service above all else. If you have participated extensively in two or more of the following activities --student government and/or other campus-based activities; community service; government internships, advocacy or interest groups, or nonpartisan political activities; partisan political organizations-- you may be a good Truman candidate, particularly if you have taken leadership roles in those activities. To apply for the Truman, you must be nominated by your undergraduate institution; it is not possible to apply directly. NYU has an internal deadline of November 1, 2012. On that date, you must submit a complete application including 3 letters of recommendation.

Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program provides fully-funded group-based intensive summer language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. (Note: the Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites). Applications will be due November 15, 2012.

Udall Scholarship

The Udall Scholarship Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Udall Scholars receive up to $5,000 towards tuition and other college expenses. They also attend a four-day Udall Scholars Orientation in Augustin Tucson, AZ, all expenses paid, and will gain access to a nationwide network of environmental, Native American health, and tribal policy professionals. To apply, you must be nominated by your undergraduate institution; it is not possible to apply directly. NYU has an internal deadline of December 1. On that date, you must submit a complete application including 3 letters of recommendation.

Boren Awards

Boren Awards provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. The Boren Scholarship provides opportunities for undergraduate students to study in countries that are generally underrepresented in study abroad. Undergraduate Boren Scholars are awarded up to $20,000 for an academic year. The Boren Fellowship allows graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate studies. Graduate Boren Fellows can be awarded up to $30,000. NYU has a preliminary internal deadline of December 1, 2012 for awards that begin as early as summer 2013 through spring 2014.

Humanity in Action

Humanity in Action (HIA) invites applications from talented college students and recent graduates who are intellectually gifted, mature, independent and passionate about human rights. Current sophomores, juniors, and seniors and graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2010 and 2011 are eligible to apply. The HIA Fellowship brings together international groups of students and young professionals to study minority rights and to produce research exploring how and why individuals and societies resist intolerance and standup for democratic values. Intensive and demanding, the HIA Fellowship features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit organizations, museums and memorials. Participation requires a great deal of intellectual curiosity and stamina, as well as the ability to work effectively in international teams. The 2013 programs will begin in Washington, DC at the Council on Foreign Relations and subsequently take place for four weeks in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lyon and Warsaw. Applications are due on January 10, 2013.

Marshall Scholarship

The Marshall Scholarship funds two years of graduate study at any university in the UK for US citizens who will hold a Bachelor's degree by the time they begin their Marshall studies. Competitive applicants will have an outstanding academic record, creative and original leadership experience, extensive community service, and ambassadorial potential. Given that the choice of graduate program is open, it is important to research departments and programs in your field of interest to determine the best choices before applying. Please note that you can do two consecutive one-year programs, at the same or different universities, or one single two-year program through the regular two-year Marshall. You should specify first and second choice schools for either case. To apply for the Marshall, you must be nominated by your undergraduate institution; it is not possible to apply directly. NYU's internal nomination process has an initial deadline of April 15, 2013 for graduate study beginning in fall 2014.

Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship Trust names 32 Rhodes Scholars each year with full funding for two years of graduate study in the program of your choice at Oxford University in the UK. Competitive applicants will have an outstanding academic record (3.85 GPA or above), extensive leadership and service experience, and generally demonstrate that they will have a big impact on the world. You must be between 18-23 years of age to apply and must have finished your undergraduate degree before beginning study at Oxford. To apply for the Rhodes, you must be nominated by your undergraduate institution; it is not possible to apply directly. NYU's internal nomination process has an initial deadline of April 15, 2013 for graduate study beginning in fall 2014.

Fulbright Grant

The Fulbright Grant enables students who are U.S. citizens to spend an academic year abroad conducting independent research or teaching English. Please note that language and affiliation requirements vary by country, so it is important to explore the Fulbright website in depth when choosing your topic and shaping your project proposal. Some countries have restrictions as to field, too. Competitive research grant applicants will have a well-defined and specific project, grounded in the relevant academic literature, that includes a clear and valid research question plus a practical plan that explains how you will go about answering that question, including specifics about methodologies and data sources. Competitive English teaching assistant (ETA) applicants will have a developed interest in teaching, a clear practical assessment of what they bring to the classroom, and an obvious investment in their country of choice. Current undergraduates and graduate/professional students, as well as recent alumni (up to 18 months out), are strongly encouraged to apply through NYU, but it is also possible to apply as an “at large” candidate. NYU has a preliminary deadline of May 1, 2013 for undergraduates applying for the 2014-2015 award year.