Applying for a Duffy Scholarship


Are you interested in an international research project? If so, follow these steps to complete a Duffy Scholarship application.  This page is designed to walk you through every element of the application and serves as a checklist to make sure your final application is complete.

1. Duffy Scholarship Requirements

Take a look at the scholarship requirements. Make sure you meet the general prerequisites and understand what it takes to complete a Duffy application.

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2. Duffy Application Cover Page

The Application Cover Page contains information like your GPA, contact information and advisor. Once you have completed the Cover Page, print it and attach it to the front of your entire application. It should be the first page of your final application.

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3. Essay Guidelines

The proposal guidelines serve as a tool to guide your written proposal. Complete the parts outlined in a Word document and attach them to the final application.

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4. Hartwick's Independent Study/Directed Study Form

It is your responsibility, as the student pre-registering for an independent/directed study, to return this completed form with the final packet. This form ensures that you will get credit for the work you do.

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5. A Faculty Recommendation Form

It is important that you work closely with a faculty advisor. You should spend some time together working through the logistics of your project before asking them to write a recommendation. Remember to give your advisor ample time before the deadline to complete this. You can print the form and deliver it to your faculty advisor or send it to them via email. They can then email it to Mansir Petrie at or deliver it to the PSGE Center.

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6. Budget Guidelines and Worksheet

The budget guidelines provide instructions as you go through the process of creating a budget for your Duffy proposal. The budget worksheet is an Excel spreadsheet that you will modify where necessary, fill in on the computer and print it out when you are finished. Please provide accurate and thorough information regarding proposed expenses.

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7. Risk Analysis, Mitigation and Acknowledgment of Risk Form

It is important to be aware of the risks associated with your independent project. This form will ask you to outline any possible risks and determine some specific measures you can take to combat them. Fill out the bulk of the form in Microsoft Excel then print and sign. If you are under 21 years of age, you will need a signature from a parent/ legal guardian. Remember to plan ahead so you don't have to scramble last minute to get it signed!

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8. Statement of Financial Need

This is a short (1-2 paragraph) piece that explains how you would benefit financially from the scholarship. In a separate word document, answer the questions on the worksheet and attach to your final application packet.

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9. An Updated Resume

Attach your current resume to the application packet. If you would like some help with your resume, pay a visit to Melissa Marietta ( or Lara Sanford ( in the PSGE Center.


Please print out all completed documents and attach in order (above) and turn it into the PSGE Center by the deadline. Please send an electronic version to ( In the subject of the email and in each attachment, make sure to put your name and the type of scholarship for which you're applying (Emerson or Duffy).


For any questions, please contact Mansir Petrie (431-4414 or Feel free to visit  the PSGE Center as well.   To schedule an appointment online, please go to WickWorks.  For WickWorks, use your Hartwick email (username) and Hartwick ID (password) to gain access.