Deadlines

Undergraduate

Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship Program - direct application deadline

Mar 7, 2024
US citizens and nationals who are Pell Grant recipients in an accredited undergraduate institution, and in the process of applying to, or accepted to, a credit-bearing study abroad or internship program.

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. To be eligible for the Gilman Program, applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship.

The Gilman Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries or areas and world regions. 

Application Opens:  Mid-January 2024 for applicants whose in-person programs or internships start between May 1, 2024 to April 30, 2025. 

Deadline: Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 11:59pm Pacific Time, and the advisor certification deadline is Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Postgraduate, Service

ACLU Pauli Murray Fellowship - direct application deadline

Mar 8, 2024
Eligible are those who will have a bachelor's degree by September 2024 and are seeking an entry-level role with the ACLU. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment or interest to leadership, service, civil rights and civil liberties. They should be eligible to work in the United States through the duration of the program (September 2024 - March 2026), and committed to completing the full 18 months of the Fellowship.

The ACLU's Pauli Murray Fellowship, founded in honor of the Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray – activist, legal theorist, author, Episcopal priest, and former ACLU board member – is for college graduates who have overcome systemic barriers to achievement. It is designed for individuals eager to embark on a career in the nonprofit sector, with a focus on organizational and operations aspects of nonprofits advancing civil rights and civil liberties. The program will provide fellows with meaningful exposure, access, and training to enhance and broaden their leadership skills. 

In fall 2024, the program will sponsor two fellows as full-time employees of the ACLU for 18-months. Fellows will work with cross-functional ACLU teams charged with overseeing critical internal initiatives, projects, and priorities, within the Communications and Development departments. Fellow placements will be determined based on experience and interests. By joining the ACLU, Fellows will work with experienced colleagues, engage in meaningful work, and strengthen the skills and networks they need to launch their careers. 

Selection criteria include:

  • A demonstrated commitment to sustained leadership and service.
  • A demonstrated resilience in the face of systemic barriers or adversity.
  • A commitment to civil liberties, civil rights, and social justice.
  • Commitment to the mission of the ACLU.
  • No prior connection to the ACLU (via past internships, fellowships, other connections) a plus.

Questions? Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Fellowships events listings for details) or book a Fellowships advising appointment through Handshake. We'd love to talk with you!

Postgraduate, International Student

Venture for America - final spring direct application deadline

Mar 11, 2024
Eligible: graduates from the classes of 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, DACA recipients, OR hold other work authorization that is valid through June 2026.

Venture For America prepares recent college graduates for careers as entrepreneurs.  As a Fellow, you’ll gain business skills and professional development at our intensive Training Camp. For two years, you’ll work at a startup in a full-time salaried position, learning how to build and grow a business firsthand. From there, you’ll be ready to be a leader in business or launch one of your own.

Our final spring deadline is March 11 at 11:59 p.m. in your time zone. All candidates who apply by this deadline will hear if they are invited to become a Fellow on April 22.

Please note: there are multiple (but identical) deadlines, which we will post on a rolling basis. The criteria remain the same for every deadline, but we recommend applying as early as possible so that, if admitted, you’ll have the most time to complete Onboarding and prepare for the Match process.  

Did you know? Nicole Ntim-Addae '20 won Venture for America!  Come by Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups (listings in Handshake) or book an appointment via Handshake to ask questions and learn more.

 

 

 

 

International Student, Service, Fellowship, Postgraduate

Global Health Corps US Fellowship - direct application deadline

Mar 14, 2024
Applicants must between the ages of 21-30 by June 15th, 2024, live in the U.S. full-time, be authorized to work in the U.S. Work full-time in a U.S.-focused public health role in a non-clinical setting and have worked in your current role for at least 6 months at the time of application.

Our reimagined Global Health Corps U.S. Fellowship provides professional development and network support to early-career, U.S.-based public health professionals aged 21-30. The fully-funded 12-month program catalyzes fellows' personal and professional growth through monthly leadership trainings, networking opportunities with national public health leaders, in-person convenings, and more!

February 1st, 2024: Fellowship Apps Open! 
February 22, 2024: Priority Application Closes – For best consideration, apply by February 22nd.
March 14, 2024: Final Application Closes

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or book a Fellowships appointment through Handshake.

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF) - campus application deadline

Mar 15, 2024
Wellesley sophomores who are US citizens or permanent residents with a g.p.a. of 3.0 or better with demonstrated interest in an eligible humanities or social science field.

A principal goal of the Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF) is to increase the numbers of underrepresented faculty at colleges and universities across the country and beyond and to bring a wider array of perspectives and experiences to the academy.  MMUF supports underrepresented minority students and others who have demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities in academia by encouraging talented students to develop their academic interests, pursue and complete their doctoral training, and thrive in their faculty careers in higher education.  With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, MMUF undergraduates are able to conduct original undergraduate research in the humanities and social sciences.

See the MMUF website for details and how to apply for this terrific program!  

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged also to be in touch with the Fellowships team for support in the application process: check Career Education events listings for opportunities to drop in to Virtual Fellowship Pop-Up Advising, or book an appointment through Handshake. We'd love to talk with you!

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Graduate School Preparation Mini-Grants - application deadline

Mar 15, 2024
Eligible: Currently enrolled Wellesley students, including those graduating in this academic year, (on-campus or studying abroad) are eligible for Fund grants. GPA is not a factor in the decision-making process. Preference will be given to those applicants who: 1) can be specific in terms of their graduate/professional school goals (for example: "applying to Master's degree programs in Museum Studies, ideally matriculating fall of 2024"), and 2) have financial need.

The Graduate/Professional School Preparation Fund, funded by a generous grant from the Wellesley Students’ Aid Society, is intended to help current Wellesley students with expenses related to graduate or professional school preparation. 

Once a semester, the Fund will offer small grants (grant amounts may vary cycle to cycle) for students to use towards eligible expenses.  Some examples of eligible expenses related to graduate school preparation include, but are not limited to:

  • Graduate or professional school test preparation courses, books, and registration fees
  • Graduate or professional school application fees and transcript fees
  • Travel for graduate or professional school visits and interviews

The application form includes a space for applicants to describe the expenses for which they are requesting the grant.  Apply by completing the form at this link.

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool, International Student

Point BIPOC Scholarship for LGBTQ Students - direct application deadline

Mar 15, 2024
Eligible are individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) communities and LGBTQ; are enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited community college, four-year college/university, or graduate program in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska; are enrolled full-time or part-time (six credits) for the funded term; are “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.

Generations of racism and an education system born from discriminatory policies have made clear that BIPOC students face greater obstacles to educational achievement. When these challenges are combined with those faced by students who also identify as LGBTQ, the impediments can make a higher education degree seem impossible. Point aims to mitigate these issues by providing financial support, community resources, and professional development, through their BIPOC Scholarship for LGBTQ Students Program.

See also the Point Scholarships for LGBTQ students (applications typically due in January), as well as Wellesley Career Education advice about graduate and professional school, including where to look for scholarships for graduate and professional study.

Questions? Looking for support for your application? Any prospective Wellesley applicant is warmly encouraged to seek advice from the Fellowships team: email us at fellowships@wellesley.edu, drop in to Virtual Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings), and/or book a one-on-one Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake to discuss application strategy, feedback on drafts, interview advice, and more. We can't wait to speak with you!

Postgraduate, International Student

Alice C. Cole '42 Alumnae Art Grant - campus application deadline

Mar 25, 2024
Eligible are Wellesley College graduates who are actively practicing artists within 5 years of graduation from Wellesley, or within 5 years of graduation from an art graduate program.

The Alice C. Cole ‘42 Alumnae Grant is an award that provides project-based support to Wellesley College alumnae for the development, production, and exhibition of new work in painting or sculpture. The fund enables promising Wellesley College artist alumnae to set aside time for artistic development as well as to purchase materials, rent studio space, or access facilities for the creation of new projects. The award does not provide workspace on campus, but does present an opportunity to exhibit the work formally at Wellesley College. Recipients may receive funds up to $5,000 or less, depending on the proposed project and proposal. Grant recipients are invited to present all or a portion of the supported work in an exhibition at the Jewett Art Gallery or other College-run gallery in the 2025-26 academic year.

Read more about the Wellesley Art Department's Cole Awards.

 

Undergraduate, Internship, International Student

Albright Institute Fellowships - application deadline

Mar 25, 2024
Eligible: current sophomores and juniors at Wellesley (i.e. members of the class of 2025 and 2026) from any country.

Approximately 40 Wellesley students are chosen from across the majors and disciplines to participate in the Fellowship, which consists of a 3 week Wintersession and a global internship, each year (students apply during the spring semester for acceptance to the following January’s incoming class; thus, at the time of their applications, students will generally be second semester sophomores or second semester juniors). Over Wintersession, Fellows participate in lectures and work in multidisciplinary groups on global issues. 

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team via Fellowship Pop-ups (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake. We're here virtually!

International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Asian University for Women (AUW) Teaching Fellowship - direct application deadline

Mar 31, 2024
Eligibility: AUW welcomes all recent college graduates with strong academic and extracurricular records who share an unmitigated passion for women’s education to apply to this program. The candidates must be native-English speakers. (International and US citizens are eligible to apply!)

In light of looming uncertainties around the future of women’s education in Afghanistan, AUW aims to provide 500 new students from Afghanistan with a clear and fully funded path towards a university degree in the next several years.  By empowering 500 young women with the opportunity, leadership development, and academic training to enact their own visions, AUW believes this cohort will form a critical base for a future Afghanistan that will recognize women’s rights fully.

The AUW Teaching Fellows program invites recent college graduates to partake in a one-year fellowship to teach English, math, or computer science to students in the Pre-Undergraduate Programs at AUW. The program hopes to recruit seniors and recent graduates with strong academic and extracurricular records, who have a passion for women's education and equity, and who have an interest in learning about other cultures. Teaching Fellows will spend one year on campus at AUW in Chittagong, Bangladesh, beginning in mid-July. 

*Did you know? Rozey Hill '23 became the first Wellesley AUW Teaching Fellow in 2023-24!

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Virtual Fellowships Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake. We can't wait to speak with you!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

Quad Fellowship - direct application deadline

Apr 1, 2024
Eligibility: applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application be citizens or legal permanent residents of Australia, India, Japan, the United States, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, or Vietnam; have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in a STEM field by August 2024; and have a demonstrated record of superior academic achievement at the undergraduate level. If applicants are currently enrolled in a Master's or PhD program, they may apply if they will be enrolled in a qualified academic program during their time as a Fellow (i.e., August 2024 - May 2025)

The Quad Fellowship will sponsor 100 exceptional American, Japanese, Australian, and Indianas well as candidates from the ten ASEAN countries of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam for master’s and doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to study in the United States. The fellowship will develop a network of science and technology experts committed to advancing innovation and collaboration in the private, public, and academic sectors, in their own nations and among Quad countries. The program will build a foundational understanding among Quad Scholars of one another’s societies and cultures through cohort-wide trips and robust programming with each country’s top scientists, technologists, and politicians.

The Quad Fellowship offers a unique combination of financial benefits, cross-cultural exchange, networking, and content programming. Each Quad Fellow will receive a one-time award of $40,000 which can be used for tuition, research, fees, books, room and board, and related academic expenses (e.g., registration fees, research-related travel). All Quad Fellows are eligible to apply for separate demonstrated needs-based funding of up to $25,000 to cover costs related to completing graduate-level studies.

*Prospective Wellesley applicants for the Quad Fellowship are warmly encouraged to reach out to the Fellowships team for advice: book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake, drop in online to Virtual Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details), and/or email us at fellowships@wellesley.edu. We'd love to talk with you! And don't miss Career Education resources for graduate/professional study.

Travel, Postgraduate, International Student

North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain - application deadline

Apr 4, 2024
Eligible: rising juniors or seniors in a BA or BS program and recent alumni who are Canadian or US native speakers of French or English, and who have intermediate-level Spanish; previous teaching experience or experience living abroad may be an advantage.

Positions are available in K-12 schools throughout Spain for the academic year, to help to increase Spanish students' knowledge of English or French and North American culture. Benefits: monthly stipend; airfare and housing not covered. 

Details and application via the official website

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: check Career Education events listings for opportunities to drop in virtually to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising, or book an appointment as available through Handshake.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Samvid Scholars - direct application deadline

Apr 8, 2024
Eligibility: applicants must be U.S. citizens or DACA recipients with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher and planning to begin a full-time eligible degree program at a U.S. university in the academic year following application. Eligible degree programs are 2 years or longer, and one of the following: MD, MBA, JD, MPP/MPA, MPH, MS/MA in the social sciences or STEM. (PhD programs are not eligible.)

Samvid Scholars was established in 2021 by Samvid Ventures to invest in the graduate education of future leaders who are committed to effecting positive change in society.  Samvid Ventures will provide up to $100K in tuition support for students in graduate schools across the United States.

Samvid Scholars will empower future leaders and changemakers by providing financial support for graduate study as well as leadership training.Scholars receive up to $50K for tuition and fees each year for two years of study in an eligible graduate/professional program. Scholars will be invited to an Annual Retreat with leadership training and networking opportunities. The program will offer professional development support and mentoring beyond the two years of tuition funding.

Competitive candidates will demonstrate commitment to driving change for society through past experience and future goals.

*Interested Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice from the Fellowships team: find application advice 24/7 on our website, drop in to chat online at Virtual Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings on this website or search the Handshake events listings for "pop"), and/or book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake to get feedback on drafts, have your questions answered, and talk about other scholarships for graduate/professional study. We can't wait to talk with you!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

Wellesley College Art Department Mary Clothier Slade Graduate Fellowship - direct application deadline

Apr 16, 2024
Eligible: Applicants may be either graduating seniors or alums of Wellesley College, and must have been Art History or Studio Art majors or minors. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting M.A. or Ph.D. program during the upcoming academic year to be eligible.

Wellesley College Department of Art Mary Clothier Slade Graduate Fellowship — The Slade Graduate Fellowship provides financial aid for graduating seniors and alumnae to pursue graduate studies in Art History and Studio Art.  Applicants may be either graduating seniors or alums of Wellesley College, and must have been Art History or Studio Art majors or minors. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting M.A. or Ph.D. program during the upcoming academic year to be eligible. Applications are due in April 16, 2024.

Postgraduate, Research/Gradschool, Travel

Global Sustainability Scholars RaMP-UP Fellows Program - expected direct application deadline

Apr 19, 2024
Eligible are US citizens who have have completed a bachelor’s degree focused on Biology or similar fields - for example, environmental sciences - within the past four years. If you are graduating in May 2024, you are eligible.

The Global Sustainability Scholars RaMP-UP Fellows Program offers a one-year paid research experience with Smithsonian Scientists and a cohort of peers in the Tropics. Come away with a robust research experience, scientific products, an international professional network, a peer network, and strong mentors to advocate for their careers. 

A cohort of 10-12 RaMP-UP Fellows spend a year engaged in BioDiversity studies with Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Scientists. Embedded in the tropical landscapes of Panamá, practicing cutting-edge and rigorous methodologies to make lasting impact on Tropical BioDiversity. Fellows launch with a deep dive into professional development and sense of place studies as part of an Orientation Block to Panamá and the ongoing research programs at STRI. RaMP-UP Fellows explore the cultural and natural history of Panamá, and why Tropical ecosystems are important to study. The Research Block, between January and the following September, RaMP-UP Fellows will conduct research under the mentorship of project leads. Research team meetings and technical trainings along with professional development workshops will be held throughout the year.

**Note that this is an expected deadline: please see official website for details of available research placements for a given year, updated application deadline, etc.

Questions?  Any Wellesley students or graduates are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team via virtual Fellowships Pop-up Advising (see events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

Wellesley's Samuel and Hilda Levitt Fellowship - campus application deadline

May 20, 2024
Students planning to enroll in a 360 course in the first semester of their senior year, who have the approval of their thesis advisor and department, are eligible to apply. Levitt Scholars are not eligible to apply for either a Daniels Fellowship or a Schiff Fellowship.

The Samuel and Hilda Levitt Fellowships are intended to support the thesis work of nine honors students, three each in the humanities, the social sciences and the sciences. Each fellowship consists of $3500 and is awarded in the spring of the recipient’s junior year, so that it can facilitate honors work, both during the summer preceding the senior year, if needed, and during the senior year. The fellowship is also intended to recognize students with a commitment to service.

**For details, please see the website here.

Service, International Student, Postgraduate

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship - direct application deadline for spring semester

Oct 7, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae with US citizenship/permanent residency or OPT/appropriate work permit.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Explore further details and the application HERE.

*Did you know? Lizamaria Arias '17 was a Scoville Fellow in Fall 2018? Read more here!

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Fellowship Pop-ups (details via Events listings on this website) or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Service, Postgraduate, International Student

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship - direct application deadline for fall semester

Jan 6, 2025
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae with US citizenship/permanent residency or OPT/appropriate work permit.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy.

*Did you know? LIzamaria Arias '17 was a Scoville Fellow in fall '18!

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.