Brilliant minds win prestigious awards.

How would you like to research giraffe populations in Africa … teach English in Thailand … learn Punjabi in India … spend a year studying Arabic in Morocco … or research a cure for autism at Cambridge University? At New College, you can. We have a stellar track record when it comes to students receiving highly competitive national fellowships, either during the course of their study or upon graduation.

For example, we have a record number of post-graduate Fulbright Scholars for an institution of our size – more per capita than the Ivy League – who go on to study in a foreign country. Six students were awarded Fulbrights for study and research abroad in 2013 and four in 2012.  A record eight students received Fulbrights in 2011 for Namibia, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey, Germany, Mexico and Malaysia. Many students have been awarded post-graduate teaching assistantships to live and teach in France, Spain, Japan and Austria.

Here are some other examples of prestigious national awards our students have won:

• Harry S. Truman Scholarship for public service and leadership
• Benjamin A. Gilman state department scholarships for study abroad
• Barry R. Goldwater Scholarships for undergraduates majoring in math, science and engineering
• Critical Language Scholarships from the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
• Ernest F. Hollings Scholarships from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
• Morris K. Udall Scholarships for students committed to careers in the environment, health care or tribal policy
• Gates-Cambridge and British Marshall scholarships

Some of these program applications can be daunting. Fortunately, we provide lots of support. Guidance for national scholarships comes from the National Fellowship Team, which handles all applications that require an institutional nomination. Applicants meet with team members to ask questions before making the decision to embark on what can be a very intense, but potentially rewarding, process.

For information on the National Student Exchange program and study abroad, please contact Florence Zamsky in the Academic Resource Center at 941-487-4318 or

National Fellowship Team
New College of Florida
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243