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Awards and Fellowships

department of political science

National Fellowships Competitions

Boston College students need to be aware, early in their undergraduate careers, of the fellowships and awards given on a competitive basis by national foundations. Fulbright Grants, Marshall Scholarships, Javits Fellowships, National Science Foundation Fellowships, Rhodes Scholarships, and Truman Scholarships are among the major grants available.

Many of these opportunities are especially for students planning a future in public service, so they are very appropriate for Political Science majors. In recent years, several of the department's majors have been awarded Truman Scholarships, for instance.

Some of these are available to Juniors and Seniors for undergraduate study. However, early planning and preparation are important. To have a realistic chance of competing for one of these awards, students need to plan ahead—and Freshman year is not too early.


The department sponsor for these fellowship opportunities is Professor Kenji Hayao.

For further information about national fellowships, consult the University Fellowships Committee website.