Office of Research & Creative Scholarship

Student Research & Fellowships

Students interested in receiving a fellowship or scholarship post-graduation through Emerson College may apply for one of the following awards: 

Fulbright Program

"The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright U.S. Student alumni populate a range of professions and include ambassadors, members of Congress, judges, heads of corporations, university presidents, journalists, artists, professors, and teachers."


View the eligibility requirements on the Fulbright website.

How to Apply

Visit the Fulbright website for information on getting started, application components, application tips, and more. Students should also view the tutorial videos offered on the Fulbright website. The application for the 2015-2016 academic year opened on May 1, 2014.


Emerson College's Internal Deadline for 2015-2016 Fulbright Applications is on September 15, 2014. The Associate Vice President for the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship, Elizabeth Demski, is Emerson College's Fulbright Program Administrator.

More About the Fulbright Program

"In 1945, Senator J. William Fulbright introduced a bill in the United States Congress that called for the use of surplus war property to fund the 'promotion of international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science.' On August 1, 1946, President Harry S. Truman signed the bill into law, and Congress created the Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government.

From its inception, the Fulbright Program has fostered bilateral relationships in which citizens and governments of other countries work with the U.S. to set joint priorities and shape the program to meet shared needs. The world has been transformed in ensuing decades, but the fundamental principle of international partnership remains at the core of the Fulbright mission."

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - Graduate Arts Award

"The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the U.S. or abroad. Awards can be as much as $50,000 annually. In 2014, the Foundation will select up to 20 recipients for this award. The award provides funding for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books. Scholarship amounts vary based on several factors, including cost at the institution each recipient attends and other grants and scholarships the student receives."


View the eligibility information on the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation FAQ website.

How to Apply

The application for the 2015 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award will open in early October 2014. Students should read the website's FAQ section for information, including what you can do to get ready to apply. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Demski, Associate Vice President for the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship.


The deadline for the 2014 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award was on November 26, 2013. Please contact Elizabeth Demski for more details.

More About the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

"The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation established by Jack Kent Cooke to help exceptionally promising students reach their full potential through education. Launched in 2000, the Foundation focuses in particular on students with financial need. The Foundation's scholarship and direct service programs support the education of approximately 650 remarkable students each year, while our grantmaking allows thousands more to engage in challenging educational experiences."

Marshall Scholarship

"Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programmes contributes to their ultimate personal success."


View the eligibility information on the Marshall Scholarship website.

How to Apply

Candidates must create an account on the Marshall Scholarship website to apply. More information on the application process, as well as some frequently asked questions, can be found on the Marshall Scholarship website.


Emerson College's Internal Deadline for the 2015 Marshall Scholarship is on September 1, 2014. The Associate Vice President for the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship, Elizabeth Demski, is Emerson College's Marshall Scholarship advisor.

More About the Marshall Scholarship

"Founded by a 1953 Act of Parliament, and named in honour of US Secretary of State George C Marshall, the Scholarships commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan and they express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts.

Marshall Scholarships are mainly funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and are overseen by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission. The Secretariat is provided by the Association of Commonwealth Universities. In the US the selection process is managed by the regional Consulates General in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, and in Washington DC by the British Embassy."

Point Scholarship

"Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society. Point Foundation seeks the partnership of philanthropic individuals, corporations and foundations to supply financial support, professional guidance and a network of contacts for LGBTQ undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students."


View the eligibility information on the Point Foundation website.

How to Apply

Students interested in applying for a Point Scholarship should view the Frequently Asked Questions page of the Point Foundation website. Students must apply online for this scholarship. Please see Elizabeth Demski, the Associate Vice President for the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship, for more information.


The 2014-2015 Point Scholarship application is currently closed. The deadline for the 2015-2016 Point Scholarship will be announced in November 2014.

More About the Point Foundation and Point Scholarship

"Point Scholars have a proven track record of leadership and scholastic achievement along with a strong desire to make a difference in the world. Point Foundation believes these scholars are the future of the next generation of the LGBTQ community.

Very strong academic performance is one characteristic that Point seeks in all its applicants and subsequent scholars. Additionally, proven leadership skills and the desire to make a difference in the world are highly valued. Each person who applies for a Point Scholarship is evaluated on the totality of their situation. Academic achievement, personal merit, leadership, involvement in the LGBTQ community, professional experiences, financial need, marginalization, personal and future goals are all taken into consideration. Point is a champion for equal access to higher education for all persons of any race, religion, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression."

Presidential Management Fellowship

"The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Each year, candidates apply for the prestigious title of PMF Finalists. Selected Finalists are eligible for appointment as Fellows.

To become a PMF, you must participate in an arduous, multi-phase process. It takes patience and endurance, but also gives you a chance to demonstrate your leadership ability and potential. As a PMF, you will have earned your place in the Program, and the opportunity to grow professionally, serve your country, and make a difference!"


Visit the Presidential Management Fellows Program page regarding eligibility requirements. You must be nominated by the Associate Vice President for the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship, Elizabeth Demski, to be considered for the PMF program. Nominees are evaluated on the breadth and quality of their accomplishments, their capacity for leadership, and a commitment to excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs.

How to Apply

Visit the Presidential Management Fellows Program page for information and a timeline on the application process.


The PMF Class of 2015 is expected to open for two weeks in the fall of 2014. Please check the 2015 application for additional information as it is updated throughout summer 2014.

More About the Presidential Management Fellowship

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program was established by Executive Order in 1977 to attract people to the Federal service; outstanding men and women who come from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. By drawing graduate students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, the PMF Program provides a continuing source of trained men and women to meet the future challenges of public service.

Rhodes Scholarship

"The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Each year 32 young Americans are selected as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Applicants from more than 300 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."


Visit the Rhodes Scholarship application page and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for information regarding eligibility.

How to Apply

View the application page on the Rhodes Scholarships website. Applicants must include an Institutional Endorsement, which can be completed by the Associate Vice President for the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship, Elizabeth Demski.


The internal Emerson College deadline is on September 5, 2014. Please contact Elizabeth Demski for more information.

More About the Rhodes Scholarships

"Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. The Rhodes Trust, a British charity established to honor the will and bequest of Cecil J. Rhodes, provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. The first American Rhodes Scholars entered Oxford in 1904."