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 (Currently closed)
- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - Graduate Arts Award (Currently closed except for students in Phase II)
- Marshall Scholarship (Currently closed)
- Point Scholarship (Currently closed)
- Presidential Management Fellowship (Currently closed)
- The Rhodes Scholarship (Currently closed)
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 2013-2014 academic year opened on May 1, 2012.
Emerson College's Internal Deadline for 2013-2014 Fulbright Applications was September 14, 2012. Deadlines for the 2014-2015 Fulbright Applications will be posted in May 2013. 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
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is now the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. The U.S. Student Program currently awards approximately 1,300 grants annually in all fields of study and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.
Emerson Faculty Fulbright Recipients
There are several faculty members who have received a Fulbright over the course of their careers or while at Emerson College:
- Claire Andrade-Watkins - Visual and Media Arts
- David Emblidge - Writing, Literature and Publishing
- Ted Gup - Journalism
- De-nin Lee - Visual and Media Arts
- Theodore Life Jr. - Visual and Media Arts
- Robbie McCauley - Performing Arts
- Emmanual Paraschos - Journalism
- Melinda Robins - Journalism
- Douglas Whynott - Writing, Literature and Publishing
View the eligibility information on the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation FAQ website.
How to Apply
The application for the 2013 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award will open in early October 2012. 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 2013 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award was on November 28, 2012. Students who are invited to continue on to phase two of the application have to meet the Emerson College internal deadline of January 18, 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."
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. The application for the 2013 Marshall Scholarship is now open.
Emerson College's Internal Deadline for the 2013 Marshall Scholarship was on September 14, 2012. Deadlines for the 2014 Marshall Scholarship will be posted as the application becomes active. 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
"Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a 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 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 2013 Point Scholarship application is currently closed. The application for the 2014-2015 Point Application will open in November 2013.
More About the Point Foundation and Point Scholarship
Point Foundation, established in 2001, was initially funded by a grant from Bruce C. Lindstrom & Carl T. Strickland. Point Foundation is what it is today—the premier national LGBTQ non-profit organization designed to nurture the LGBTQ leaders of the next generation – because of the generous support of others. Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.
By identifying and supporting these scholars, Point hopes to provide a greater level of acceptance and respect within future generations for all persons, regardless of sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity. We honor our scholars - their leadership, their acumen, their early involvement in LGBTQ causes, and their pledge to make the world a fairer and better place for all.
Point Scholarships are awarded on a "last provider" basis. Point fills in the gaps and provides funds not provided by other scholarships, grants, loans, work/study programs, etc. It is the responsibility of those selected as Point Scholars to secure as much outside funding as possible. Point is not intended to be, and cannot be, the sole source of support because there is no guarantee that the financial support will be the same each year, nor will it be provided each year. The scholarship amounts funded by Point each year depends on other financial support that Point Scholars receive from individuals, other foundations or grants, as well as the financial health of Point.
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 deadline for the 2013 Presidential Management Fellowship Program was November 19, 2012.
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.
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 was Wednesday, September 5, 2012. Deadlines for next year's Rhodes Scholarship will be posted in Summer 2013.
More About the Rhodes Scholarships
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.
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.