What do you want to have accomplished in 15 years?
What is your secret dream, the one you almost don’t dare to articulate because it seems so impossibly out of reach?
The answer is your Plan A, and it is the future you long for but don’t know how to create — and that's where the Office of Fellowships and the McNair Scholars Program at St. Edward’s can help.
Excelling academically at a private university is no small feat. Yet students from St. Edward’s University stand out when they apply for prestigious scholarships, fellowships and graduate schools. These programs provide a unique inside look at a particular field or area of research — and an opportunity to earn an allowance for living expenses, study abroad or research.
For undergraduate students challenged by financial, social or other obstacles that may prevent them from pursuing doctoral degrees, the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program opens up new opportunities. McNair Scholars at St. Edward’s have gone on to graduate studies at Stanford and Columbia universities, Harvard Divinity School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, among others. Students in the McNair Scholars Program show strong academic potential, a commitment to postgraduate study and a passion for rigorous research.
St. Edward’s was named the nation’s top producer of U.S. Fulbright Students among master’s-granting institutions in 2018–2019 and in 2015–2016. Since 2008, 75 Fulbrights have been awarded to our students to teach and conduct research in 19 countries. Meet some of our past Fulbright recipients.
What are the benefits of the McNair Scholars Program?
McNair Scholars may be eligible for Summer Research Internships, which include:
With opportunities ranging from teaching English abroad to conducting neuroscience research, high achieving students can explore their passions through fellowship programs offered by private foundations and government agencies. Fellowships are available in a range of disciplines such as humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, law, finance and many others.
St. Edward’s University can assist you with identifying and preparing applications for a variety of fellowships, including:
Name: Anna Davies ’16
Hometown: McKinney, Texas
As a sophomore, Davies took a global business course in Japan and became fascinated with the country’s aesthetics and design. And her junior year, Davies traveled to South Africa as part of the university’s Service Break Experience to work in a children’s home, where she often communicated with kids by drawing, storytelling and singing. “I realized I can use my eye for design to communicate in other cultures,” she says. Now she’s excited to travel to Malaysia, an opportunity that will test her communication skills while also immersing her in the colors, textures and visual stimulation of Southeast Asian culture.