International Academic Programs (IAP) assists students who want to apply for major fellowships that support continued undergraduate study and graduate school. The IAP Web site identifies an extensive list of these fellowships for both national and international study, including, but not limited to the Truman, Goldwater, Udall, Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, Jack Kent Cooke, NSEP Boren, and Rotary. These are highly competitive awards that demand careful planning and a commitment of time and effort. All fellowships require applicants to have a high GPA. In addition, typical eligibility criteria include a record of community service, evidence of undergraduate research or original work, strong faculty references, and a commitment to future academic or public service. A number of the fellowships require an on-campus review and nomination before a candidate can move forward to the national competition. Most of these fellowships provide substantial financial support as well as opportunities for travel and specialized seminars with fellow grantees. For additional information please call (816) 235-5759 or visit http://www.umkc.edu/international.