Deadlines

International Student, International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

D-Prize Global Competition - direct regular application deadline

Jul 13, 2020
Eligible: any and all applicants are welcome, regardless of age, major, or nationality.

D-Prize is awarding new entrepreneurs up to $20,000 to alleviate extreme poverty. The world has cost-effective ways to end poverty, but problems in distribution prevent real impact from happening. Design a new NGO or venture that solves a "distribution challenge" on the D-Prize website, and receive funding to launch this fall. Who should compete? D-Prize is for all aspiring entrepreneurs. You may come from anywhere in the world, be any age, and have any background. You must be ambitious, a skilled leader, and ready to work hard to grow your company/NGO for years to come. Please note the following early, regular, and extension deadlines (check the D-Prize website for further details):

  • Early Submission Deadline: June 1st, 2020 at midnight PT (pacific time) 

  • Regular Submission Deadline: June 22nd, 2020 at midnight PT (pacific time) 

  • Extension Deadline: July 13, 2020 at midnight PT (pacific time)

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team through appointments (phone and video chat) as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

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

Jul 15, 2020
Rising seniors 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.

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 usually 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.

Due to extraordinary circumstances, the deadline for 2020 has been extended to July 15.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Wellesley optional priority draft deadline - Fulbright, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Schwarzman, Knight-Hennessy, and Watson

Jul 30, 2020
Those planning to apply to Fulbright, Watson, Marshall, Rhodes, Schwarzman, and/or Knight-Hennessy fellowships.

Plan ahead and give yourself a head-start! 

July 30 is the optional priority deadline for Wellesley applicants for the Fulbright, Watson, Marshall, Rhodes, Schwarzman, and/or Knight-Hennessy: if you submit drafts through this Google form by the July 30 deadline you are guaranteed feedback before campus deadlines, and you'll get priority in the booking of advising appointments.

(Applicants who miss the draft deadline will be accommodated time-permitting, after those who met the deadline.)

*Please note that RHODES and MITCHELL Scholarships' rules prohibit applicants from seeking or receiving feedback of any kind on their essays, but the resume or list of activities and awards MAY be discussed, along with advice on choice of recommenders, plans for study at Oxford, etc. Note, too, that some Rhodes competitions have deadlines on or before July 30, including the Rhodes Scholarships for India and New Zealand. Please plan ahead, and best of luck!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

India Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Jul 31, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from India in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are five Scholarships available for India, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Indian Rhodes, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--Fellowships advising appointments are available all summer long: book via Handshake now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

New Zealand Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 1, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from New Zealand in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are three Scholarships available for New Zealand, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the New Zealand Rhodes, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long: book an appointment via Handshake now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Pakistan Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 1, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Pakistan in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Pakistan, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Pakistan, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake now!

Service, Postgraduate, International Student

The Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellowship - direct application fellowship

Aug 2, 2020
Eligible: graduates under the age of 40, with at least 5 years of professional experience, based in the EU, UK, or US (broadly speaking, citizens and permanent residents of those countries are eligible to propose projects in their countries of residence-- see website for additional details).

This is a one-year part-time Fellowship for young professionals who create innovative solutions for the challenges to democracy and society in the context of COVID-19.  In partnership with the Alfred Landecker Foundation, Humanity in Action is launching the Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellowship. For this program, Humanity in Action will also collaborate with the social impact agency Purpose. The Fellowship brings together 30 diverse leaders from Europe and the United States who spend one year working part-time on creating projects that reinvent democratic spaces, strengthen social cohesion and build community against the backdrop of COVID-19’s impact on democracy. With financial support, the inaugural cohort of the Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellows work together from October 25, 2020 to October 24, 2021. They form a unique community with strong ties to the Alfred Landecker Foundation and the Humanity in Action alumni network.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Southern Africa Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 15, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, or eSwatini in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are ten Scholarships available for Southern Africa, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.  Southern Africa includes South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, and eSwatini.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Southern Africa, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

East Africa Rhodes Scholarship - estimated direct application deadline

Aug 24, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Uganda, Tanzania, Rawanda, South Sudan, and Burundi in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there is one Scholarship available for East Africa, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.  East Africa includes Uganda, Tanzania, Rawanda, South Sudan, and Burundi.

**Please note that this is an expected deadline; for updates and additional details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for East Africa, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are most welcome to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Aug 24, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, or Palestine in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**Please note that this is an expected deadline; for updates and additional details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for this Rhodes competition, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are most welcome to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment now!

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

U.S. Rhodes Scholarship - campus application deadline

Aug 31, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or current DACA recipients.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are thirty-two Scholarship available for the United States, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointment before August 1st and beat the rush! 

Pro tip: your future self will thank you if you meet the optional campus draft deadline at the end of July: get advice on your proposed course of study, resume, and choice of recommenders!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Zambia Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 31, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Zambia in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Zambia, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Zambia, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. 

Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long: why not book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush?

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Marshall Scholarship - campus application deadline

Aug 31, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens.

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at an UK institution in any field. As they gain a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American people, their governments and their institutions. Scholars’ direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their personal growth and ultimate success.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead-- advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment now!

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Mitchell Scholarship Program - campus application deadline

Aug 31, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens.

The Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead-- advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment now!  

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Malaysia Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 31, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Malaysia in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Malaysia, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Malaysia, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the many fellowships with deadlines in August, September, and October and the many Wellesley applicants for them--book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Kenya Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 31, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Kenya.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Kenya, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.  

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Kenya, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the many fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the number of Wellesley applicants for them--book a Fellowships advisng appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Fulbright U.S. Student Program - campus application deadline

Aug 31, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens.

The Fulbright US Student Program provides grants to increase cultural ties and mutual understanding between Americans and communities abroad. Fulbright Grants offer you many terrific postgraduate opportunities—from scientific research to the practice of an art to the teaching of English, in more than 140 countries. 

This is the deadline by which to apply for the Fulbright with the support of the Wellesley Fulbright committee.  You can apply directly for the Fulbright, but why not get help if you can? Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat: book a summer appointment now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Zimbabwe Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 31, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Zimbabwe in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Zimbabwe, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Zimbabwe, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the many fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the many Wellesley applicants--advising appointments are available all summer long: why not book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush?

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Canada Rhodes Scholarship - campus application deadline

Aug 31, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are Canadian citizens.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are eleven Scholarships available for Canadians, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointment before August 1st and beat the rush! 

Pro tip: your future self will thank you if you meet the optional campus draft deadline at the end of July: get advice on your proposed course of study, resume, and choice of recommenders!

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Service

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 8, 2020
Eligible: seniors or graduates who are U.S. citizens, applying to U.S. graduate programs to start in 2021-22.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

**Please note this is an approximate deadline; for additional details and updates, please see the fellowship website.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually or in person to Fellowship Pop-Ups (see Career Education events listings for details) and/or book a Fellowship advising appointment via Handshake. We'd love to talk with you, during the summer or during the academic year, about your interests and aspirations, application strategy, feedback on draft essays, interview prep, or anything else! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Australia Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 11, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Australia in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are nine Scholarships available for Australia, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Australian Rhodes, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office:  https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships 

Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointment before August 1st and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Service

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program - expected direct application deadline

Sep 15, 2020
Eligible: seniors and graduates who are U.S. citizens and planning to start two-year graduate programs in fall following application for the Rangel.

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship program seeks young people interested in making a difference in the world as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $75,000 over two years toward a master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies/consulates, provides mentorship and professional development support, and leads to a career in the State Department Foreign Service. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.

**Please note this an approximate deadline; for details and updates, please see the fellowship website.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually or in person to Fellowship Pop-Ups (see Career Education events listings for details) and/or book a Fellowship advising appointment via Handshake. We'd love to talk with you, during the summer or during the academic year, about your interests and aspirations, application strategy, feedback on draft essays, interview prep, or anything else! 

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

The National Hispanic Health Foundation Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 17, 2020
Eligible: alumnae who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and are enrolled full time in the following accredited graduate programs: Dental, Medical (allopathic or osteopathic), Pharmacy, Nursing(accepting BSN), Public Health or Health Policy, Physician Assistant.

In 2004, NHHF established the National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship program and its first Gala in New York City for medical, nursing, dental, public health, pharmacy and policy students with outstanding academic records, leadership, and who are committed to serving Hispanics. The following year, we invited the National Association of Hispanic Nurses,  Hispanic Dental Association, Latino Caucus of American Public Health Association, the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, NYU and an honorary committee of NY elected officials, to help us present our first ten scholarships. In 2007, NHHF started its partnership with the United Health Foundation in this unique national effort and the following year, a second annual Gala in California. By January 2019, NHHF has awarded $1,034,000 to 266 awardees.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; check the program website for updates and additional details.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Friday Pop-ups at the Lulu or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Schwarzman Scholars - deadline for global competition

Sep 22, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae from any country in any field.

The Schwarzman Scholars Program supports leadership development & a special one-year Master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. 
The 200 scholars chosen annually for this highly selective program will work towards a Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing—one of China’s most prestigious universities. As individuals who want to have a positive impact on the world, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Scholars will be selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests and leadership potential.

Get advice on your application by booking a Fellowships advising appointment, available year-round, and via telephone/video chat as well as in person.

Undergraduate, International Student, Research/Gradschool

Daniels Fellowship - expected application deadline

Sep 24, 2020
Eligible: seniors in good standing at Wellesley.

In celebration of the maverick spirit, the Pamela Daniels ’59 Fellowship supports exceptional seniors in carrying out original dream projects that would not otherwise be possible.

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

Travel, Undergraduate

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 24, 2020
Eligible: US citizens and nationals who are Pell Grant recipients

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program supports up to a year of study abroad in any discipline, for US citizens and nationals who are Pell Grant recipients who will finish their degrees after the proposed study abroad

**Please note this is an approximate deadline.  Details and application via: www.gilmanscholarship.org/

Apply by this date for spring '21 study abroad and early decision on summer '21. Interested Wellesley College applicants should talk with the terrific folks in the Office of International Study for advice about the right study abroad program: http://www.wellesley.edu/ois , but they are also most welcome to book a Fellowships advising appointment for help with their Gilman applications or to drop in to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education Events listings for details). Come talk with us!

Service, International Student, Postgraduate

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

Sep 24, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae with US citizenship/permanent residency or OPT/appropriate work permit.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides college and grad school graduates with 6-9-month paid opportunities to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Explore further details and the application at http://scoville.org/apply/application-information.

*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. 

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Travel

Mitchell Scholarship - alumnae direct application deadline

Sep 25, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens.

The Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.  Please note that rising seniors are required to apply through the Wellesley campus process, but that alumnae must apply directly.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead-- advising appointments are available all summer long via telephone and video chat: book a summer appointment now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

West Africa Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from West Africa in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there is one Scholarship available for West Africa, to support postgraduate study at Oxford. West Africa includes: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Principe and Togo.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for West Africa, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. 

Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment  via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Singapore Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Singapore in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Singapore, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Singapore, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the many fellowship deadliens in August, September, and October and the number of Wellesley applicants for them--advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Saudi Arabia Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Saudi Arabia in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are up to two Scholarships available for Saudi Arabia, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.  

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Saudi Arabia, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Germany Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Germany in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Germany, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the German Rhodes, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, Septembe,r and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long: book an appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Hong Kong Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Hong Kong in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Hong Kong, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Hong Kong, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Jamaica & the Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Jamaica or the Commonwealth Caribbean in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Jamaica and the Commonwealth Caribbean, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.  The Commonwealth Caribbean includes Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, St. Kitts-Nevis, Montserrat, Anguilla, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands, and British Virgin Islands.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Jamaica and the Commonwealth Caribbean, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

United Arab Emirates Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from the United Arab Emirates in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are two Scholarships available for the United Arab Emirates, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for the United Arab Emirates, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. 

Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Gates Cambridge Scholarship - expected direct application deadline for US applicants

Oct 1, 2020
Eligible: seniors and graduates, in any discipline and from any country except the UK

Gates Cambridge Scholarships support graduate study in any discipline at the University of Cambridge. Details and application, plus helpful videos, via: www.gatescambridge.org.

Deadlines for study beginning in 2021-22: approximately October 1, 2020 (US citizens normally resident in the US); December 1, 2020, or January 2, 2021, depending on the proposed course of study at Cambridge (citizens of other countries than the UK, and US citizens normally resident outside the US)

**Deadlines are usually noon Cambridge time (7am Wellesley time): please see the official website for details.  

Interested Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger of Career Education (she did her own graduate work at Cambridge!): drop in to Fellowships Pop-Ups (see Events listings on this website) or book an appointment via Handshake to talk in person or via telephone/video chat. *It's a great idea to plan ahead: these deadlines fall at the same time as many others, so advising spots fill up quickly...

Service, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships - expected direct application deadline

Oct 1, 2020
Eligible: individuals who are are chosen by the Department of State for internships in the U.S. Embassy in London or Paris, or select offices in Washington, DC; are US citizens; are enrolled as sophomores continuing on to their junior year, juniors continuing on to their senior year, or seniors continuing on directly to graduate studies; and show evidence of leadership, public service, and commitment to community. Please note candidates must obtain an institutional endorsement from candidate's college/university.

The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships are offered annually to three outstanding undergraduates from across the nation, chosen from students serving in a summer professional position with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, and the U.S. Embassies in London and Paris.

Students must first apply for a summer internship with the State Department. Upon submission, the Department of State makes an evaluation on the basis of the application, statement of interest, transcripts, foreign language ability when applicable, and completed academic studies relevant to the type of work each applicant hopes to perform. In order to be eligible for the Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship, you must be selected for an internship in the U.S. Embassy in London or Paris, or select offices in Washington, DC.

Please note this is an expected deadline; for additional details, please see the program website.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Israel Rhodes - direct application deadline

Oct 2, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae who are citizens of Israel.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Israel, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Israel, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship - campus deadline

Oct 5, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors in any field from any country.

The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship offers graduating seniors a one-year grant for independent study and purposeful travel and exploration outside of the United States, to enhance their capacity for resourcefulness, imagination, openness, and leadership and to foster their humane and effective participation in the world community.  

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in September and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush! 

Travel, Postgraduate

Luce Scholars Program - campus application deadline

Oct 5, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

The Luce Scholars Program was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year. The program is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in September and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush! 

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool, International Student

Jerome A. Schiff Fellowship - application deadline

Oct 7, 2020
Eligible: Wellesley students enrolled in a 360 in the fall or intending to enroll in a 360 in spring.

A generous gift from the Jerome A. Schiff Charitable Trust allows Wellesley to support students pursuing independent research projects through the senior Honors thesis program.  The fellowships are awarded on the basis of merit, and the number of fellows each year is determined by available funding and the number of qualified applicants.  Please note applications are due at 5:00 pm EST. 

**This is an estimated deadline; please see the program website for additional updates and details!

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

Service, Postgraduate

Immigrant Justice Corps - Justice Fellowships

Oct 7, 2020
Eligible are those who will complete their JD at a US law school in the spring following application and recently minted JDs. (For full details, please see official website.)

Each year Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) awards Justice Fellowships to approximately 25 recent law graduates from across the United States – individuals with tremendous talent, promise, and a demonstrated commitment to providing legal services for low income people and immigrants. [IJC also offers Community Fellowships for recent college graduates, with an application deadline in the spring.]

IJC trains Justice Fellows to become experts in US immigration law and pairs them with leading non-profit legal services providers and community based organizations. IJC matches selected Fellows with our partnering host organizations based on the applicant’s experience and interest, gaps in services within the community, location interests, and partnering host organizations’ needs. 

Justice Fellows represent immigrants in an array of immigration matters including:

  • Removal defense

  • Affirmative asylum applications

  • Relief available to juveniles and victims of crime, domestic violence, or human trafficking. 

IJC Fellows serve for two years and are provided with a full salary and benefits.

Sign up for an official webinar to learn more, and check out their website while you're at it!

International Student, Travel, Service, Fellowship

Echoing Green - expected direct application deadline

Oct 9, 2020
Eligible: applicants must be fluent in English and able to commit to working full-time on their organization (so usually graduating seniors, graduating graduate/professional students, and alumnae - but US citizenship not required).

Echoing Green is "the Fellowship for innovators, instigators, pioneers, and rebels." Echoing Green offers seed-funding (up to $90,000) and support for social entrepreneurs. Organizations must work toward solving social, environmental, economic, and/or political inequities; special opportunities for those interested in climate issues and black male achievement.  Please note that materials must be submitted by 2:00 pm EST on the day of the deadline.  **This is an expected deadline; please check the program website for updates and additional details.

Questions?  Any Wellesley students or alumnae 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.  

**Did you know the following Wellesley alumnae were Echoing Green Fellows? Uttara Bharath Kumar '93, Tina Choi '94Sara Minkara '11 Read about their bold ideas and about their careers on the Echoing Green website--and find inspiration to pursue your own idea!

Postgraduate, Service

Govern for America Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Oct 12, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors who are U.S. citizens and are able to commit to the two year program (no GPA or major requirement).

States are where we tackle our nation’s toughest issues. From education to health care to criminal justice and more, states are where Americans see their government in action. But today, state governments are in dire need of new perspectives, passionate people to get things done, and talented leaders with the ability to move our country forward. At Govern for America, we recruit, develop, and connect exceptional graduates to key roles in state governments across the nation through a two-year, paid fellowship. If you are looking to use your passion to make a difference and your skills to solve some of today's toughest challenges, the Govern for America Fellowship is for you.

Please note that there are typically three fall application deadlines: in mid-October, mid-November, and mid-December.  Interviews vary based on the deadline by which you apply.  **This is an expected application deadline; please check the program website for updates and additional details.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

China Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Oct 12, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae, in any field, who are citizens of the People’s Republic of China

TThe Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are four Scholarships available for China, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for China, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointmentbefore August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Churchill Scholarship - campus deadline

Oct 12, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in STEM fields who are U.S. citizens.

The Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of Master’s study in science, mathematics, and engineering at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College. The Scholarship was set up at the request of Sir Winston Churchill in order to fulfill his vision of US-UK scientific exchange with the goal of advancing science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure our future prosperity and security. The Foundation currently offers up to 15 scholarships per year, and Wellesley is invited to nominate no more than 2 candidates annually.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in September and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush! 

Drop in online or in person to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (details via Career Education events listings on this website and in Handshake): no appointment required!

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate, Service

Fulbright U.S. Student Program - direct application deadline

Oct 13, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and graduates in any field who are U.S. citizens.

The Fulbright US Student Program provides grants to increase cultural ties and mutual understanding between Americans and communities abroad. Fulbright Grants offer many terrific postgraduate opportunities—from scientific research to the practice of an art to the teaching of English, in more than 140 countries. 

This is the deadline if you are applying directly for the Fulbright, as opposed to applying with the support of the Wellesley Fulbright committee, but why wouldn't you want the support of the Wellesley committee? The campus committee wants to help every Wellesley senior or graduate put forward the strongest possible application: the campus deadline is typically in August, to give the committee time to read and applicants the chance to take advantage of the committee's advice as they finalize their applications ahead of the national deadline.

*Any Wellesley student or graduate interested in the Fulbright is warmly encouraged to seek application advice from the Fellowships team.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in September and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book an appointment via Handshake  and beat the rush! Or drop by Fellowships Pop-Ups virtually or in person (details via events listings).

International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Princeton in Africa - expected direct application deadline

Oct 13, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors and recent alumnae; U.S. citizenship not required.

Princeton in Africa (PiAf) matches talented and passionate college graduates with our partners working across Africa for yearlong service projects. Our Fellows have helped improve education and public health, source fresh water and alternative energy, increase family incomes, and so much more.  

**Please note this is an estimated deadline; for additional details and updates, please see the program's website!

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Friday Pop-ups at the Lulu or through appointments as available through Handshake.

International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Princeton in Asia - expected direct application deadline

Oct 13, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors and recent alumnae; U.S. citizenship not required.

Princeton in Asia (PiA) offers service-oriented fellowships in the fields of education, media/journalism, international development (NGOs) and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools.  Please note that the application closes at 12:00 pm EDT.

**Please note this is an estimated deadline; for additional details and updates, please see the program's website!

Did you know? Tina Xu '18 was a Princeton-in-Asia Fellow in 2018-19!

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

Travel, Service, Postgraduate, International Student

Princeton in Latin America - expected direct application deadline

Oct 13, 2020
Eligible: seniors and recent graduates of North American and Canadian universities (although some placements will not be available to individuals who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents); working knowledge of the target language (Spanish, Portuguese, or French) is necessary, as well as an academic grounding in the region's culture, history, economics, society, and politics and a sustained record of volunteerism and community service..

Princeton in Latin America matches partner NGO and multilateral organizations that are engaged in socially responsible development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean with highly qualified and motivated recent college graduates who are interested in year-long service fellowship opportunities throughout the region.  

 Did you know? Johana Mata '17 was a PiLA Fellow in the Domincan Republic in 2018-19!

**Please note this is an estimated deadline; for additional details and updates, please see the program's website!

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

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford - direct application deadline

Oct 14, 2020
Graduating seniors and recent graduates, in any field and from any country.

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program is an exciting new scholarship and leadership development program which seeks to prepare leaders to address global challenges in the 21st century and beyond! With applications launched for the very first time in 2017, each year the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will identify a group of up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue any graduate or professional degree in any field offered at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders. 

Eligible are citizens of any country, applying for any graduate or professional degree offered at Stanford. Applicants this year must have received their bachelor's degree in 2015 or later; graduating seniors are also eligible. For full details and how to apply, see the official website: https://knight-hennessy.stanford.edu/

Although there is no campus application process for the Knight-Hennessy, Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to book a Fellowships advising appointment to discuss application strategy, get feedback on drafts, etc. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in September and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Bermuda Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Oct 15, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Bermuda in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Bermuda, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Bermuda, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office:  https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships 

Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointment before August 1st and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships - expected direct application deadline

Oct 16, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and first-year graduate students who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships support up to five years of graduate study in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences at select universities in the United States. Full details and application via the Hertz website. **Please note this is an expected deadline; check out the program website for updates.

Did you know? In 2016-17, Alex Ferris, Wellesley class of 2016, won the Hertz!

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

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship - direct application deadline

Oct 16, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae who are U.S. citizens, seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2021 for a two-year program at a U.S. university. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship supports a 2-year master’s degree program for those preparing and planning for careers in the United States Agency for International Development.

Did you know?  Mai Yer Xiong '14 was a 2018 Payne Fellow; check out her bio here!

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Service

Mississippi Teacher Corps - expected early admittance direct application deadline

Oct 23, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors from any majors except education from any country with significant coursework in math, science, English, or social studies; minimum GPA 3.0.

The Mississippi Teacher Corps (MTC) selects exceptional college graduates to teach in high-poverty public schools in Mississippi. Each year, MTC accepts between 25-35 candidates.  Due to the size of the program, MTC can offer individualized support. All participants move as a cohort through each stage of the training and coursework.

The early admittance deadline for the MTC Class of 2021 will likely be in late October or early November.  People who apply before this deadline will know before January 1st if they have been accepted into the program.  The final application deadline for the 2021 cohort will be in late March, 2021.  **These are expected deadlines; please check the program website for updates and details.

Benefits: training, support, certification, and a full scholarship for a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from the University of Mississippi; during the school year, participants receive full pay and benefits from their school district and attend graduate classes at the University of Mississippi.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team through appointments or virtual pop-ups; see Handshake for details.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Fellowship

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSFGRFP) - direct application deadline

Oct 23, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, applying for or in one of the first two years of study in an eligible graduate program.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (NSFGRFP) support up to three years of graduate study in the sciences and social sciences at a U.S. institution. Deadlines depend on an applicant’s field of study:

October 20, 2020 (Tuesday): GRFP application deadline for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering and Materials Research

October 22, 2020 (Thursday): GRFP application deadline for Psychology, Social Sciences and STEM Education and Learning

October 23, 2020 (Friday): GRFP application deadline for Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences and Physics and Astronomy

Please check the website for further details at https://www.nsfgrfp.org/applicants/important_dates, and while you're there, don't miss the helpful FAQs and application tips.

Questions?  Prospective Wellesley applicants are most welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team, at our Pop-up Advising (see Events listings on this website) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  If we can't answer your questions, you can email  info@nsfgrfp.org or call them toll-free:  1-866-673-4737  (8:30am-5:30pm ET).

Undergraduate, Service, International Student, Research/Gradschool

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Oct 24, 2020
Eligible: undergraduates who will complete their degree between December 2021 and August 2022; U.S. citizenship/permanent residency is not a requirement for selected programs in the fellowship.

For nearly 35 years PPIA has been supporting students in their pursuit of graduate degrees in public policy and international affairs. The PPIA Fellowship begins with the completion of a Junior Summer Institutes (JSI). JSI is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.

**Please note this is an estimated deadline; for additional details and updates, please see the program's website!

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

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans - direct application deadline

Oct 29, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and graduates whose birth parents were born outside of the US as non-US citizens. You might have been born in the US or be a naturalized citizen, adopted from abroad, a Green Card holder, granted asylum or refugee status in the US, or have graduated from high school & college in the US (including current and past DACA recipients).

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans support up to two years of graduate/professional study in any discipline at universities in the United States. Find details at www.pdsoros.org/, including about eligibility. (Please note the deadline for this fellowship is 2:00 pm EST.)

Did you know? Nneoma Nwogu '10Sanja Jagesic '08, and Dana Im '10 all won the Soros, and there were Wellesley finalists for the Soros in 2017-18 and 2018-19! Might the next Wellesley Soros Scholar be you?

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowship Pop-ups (details via Events listings) or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Research/Gradschool, Travel, International Student, Postgraduate

DAAD Graduate Study Scholarships - expected direct application deadline

Oct 30, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors and recent alumnae who are U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents or foreign nationals who live in the U.S. or Canada by the time of application.

Highly qualified final year undergraduate students or those who have received an undergraduate degree of all disciplines may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a full Master's degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master's degree program completed in the home country.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; check out the program website for updates and details.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team through virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, Travel, International Student, Postgraduate

Chevening Scholarships - expected direct application deadline

Oct 30, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae from Chevening-eligible countries (see website for which countries/territories these are; but they do not include the US or UK).

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. It supports one-year master’s courses in the UK for students committed to returning and contributing to their home countries.  Please note applications are due by 12:00 pm GMT on the deadline date.  **This is an expected deadline; please check the program website for updates and additional details.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowships - direct application deadline

Nov 1, 2020
Eligible: alumnae who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Yenching Academy Scholarship at Peking University - campus deadline

Nov 9, 2020
Eligible: seniors and graduates, from any country, in any field.

The Yenching Academy of Peking University builds bridges between China and the rest of the world through an interdisciplinary master’s program in China Studies for outstanding graduates from all over the globe. Founded on the ideal of fostering global connections and dialogue, the Yenching Academy is a fully funded residential program offering a wide array of interdisciplinary courses on China within broadly defined fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Working closely with their academic mentors, Yenching Scholars are granted the flexibility to create their own study paths by choosing from six academic concentrations and a variety of extracurricular activities.

Did you know that Ye Rin Chu '18 was a Yenching Academy Scholar?

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

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Saint Andrew’s Society of New York Graduate Scholarship - campus deadline

Nov 9, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors in any field who are U.S. citizens, of at least some Scottish descent, can demonstrate financial need, and reside in New England, New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania.

In recognition of the benefits of higher education, the Saint Andrew’s Society provides a scholarship for American students of Scottish heritage to study in Scotland for a year after college graduation.

Did you know? Meredith Santaus '16 won the Saint Andrew's and pursued her master's degree in Book History at the University of Saint Andrews!

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Career Education: chat with her at Fellowship Pop-ups (details via the Events listings on this website) or book an appointment via Handshake.

Postgraduate, Travel, Undergraduate

Critical Language Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Nov 10, 2020
Eligible: undergraduates (including seniors) and graduate students who are U.S. citizens in any field of study.

The Critical Language Scholarship is a fully-funded overseas intensive language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students with the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries.  Explore prerequisites and details on the CLS website.

Hear from Kayla Nakeeb '21 about her experience with CLS and why she'd encourage you to apply! (*Please note this is an approximate deadline; check the program website for updates and details.)

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Pop-ups (see Events listings on this website) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  We'd love to talk with you!  Or email fellowships@wellesley.edu.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships - direct application deadline

Nov 15, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents and applying to graduate school.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, of the year of application, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five International Master’s/First Professional Degree Fellowships are renewable for a second year. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Friday Pop-ups at the Lulu or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Undergraduate, Service, Internship

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Nov 15, 2020
Eligible: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, aged 18 – 30, and enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university with sophomore or junior academic status. Students wishing to intern in Argentina must have native Spanish-speaking abilities. Students interested in Germany are encouraged to have taken at least two university-level courses.

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship is an 8-week summer internship program that gives undergraduate students who have not yet participated in a formal study or internship abroad the opportunity to gain practical work experience abroad. We will be sending three cohorts of fellows next summer to Buenos Aires, Berlin, or another English-speaking country. The Cultural Vistas Fellowship is open to students of all fields who can demonstrate their interest in or commitment to advancing their career goals, developing global competencies, and experiencing life in another culture. *Please note that this is an expected application deadline: please see the official website for details and updated deadline.

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

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grants - direct application deadline

Nov 15, 2020
Eligible: alumnae who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and whose last degree was received before June 30, 2016.

Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

Grants provide support for course work beyond a bachelor’s degree, including a master’s degree, second bachelor’s degree, certification program, or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Course work must be taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States or at a technical school that is fully licensed or accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Funds are not available for doctorate-level work.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Friday Pop-ups at the Lulu or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Michel David-Weill Scholarship for graduate study at Sciences Po - campus deadline

Nov 16, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors in any field (including but especially Economics) who are U.S. citizens.

Named for Michel David-Weill, an alumnus of Sciences Po and former chairman of Lazard Frères investment bank, this scholarship provides an American student seeking to pursue a Masters degree at Sciences Po with a stipend of approximately $80,000 to cover the cost of attendance (tuition and living expenses) over the course of two years. Wellesley is one of a limited number of partner institutions invited to nominate one candidate to the national competition each year. Apply for the Scholarship and for the degree program of your choice at Sciences Po by the Wellesley deadline.

Prospective Wellesley applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger: drop by Fellowships Pop-Up advising (see Events listings on this website for details), or book an appointment via Handshake. Advising appointments are available year-round, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person.

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool

Knapp Fellows Program in the Social Sciences - POSTPONED

Nov 20, 2020
Eligible: current Wellesley first years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

The Knapp Social Science Center Knapp Fellows program is meant to match interested faculty members and students to work together over the course of the semester. One goal of the program is to introduce students to the challenges and excitements of scholarly life. We hope to attract a diverse set of faculty and student participants from across departments and programs whose members have broad interests in the social sciences.

**Please note that in light of COVID-19, the fall 2020 program has been postponed until further notice.  Please check the program website for updates and additional details.

International Student, Postgraduate

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program - campus deadline

Nov 20, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field from any country.

The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Approximately 12 students will be hired to work at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC, on a full-time basis for one year. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to associates working on the Endowments projects, which include nuclear non-proliferation, democracy building, Middle East political reform, trade and environment, economics, international security, South Asian politics, and Chinese, Russian, and Eurasian affairs. Wellesley may nominate up to two candidates annually.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in the fall and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush!

Service, Postgraduate

Lead for America Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Nov 24, 2020
Eligible: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients who will graduate in 2021 or have graduated in 2018 or later.

Lead for America selects, trains, and places our nation’s most promising young leaders in two-year paid fellowships in local governments as a means of strengthening America’s public institutions, supporting our local communities, and cultivating a new generation of transformational public service leaders. 

Please note that there are typically four application rounds for the fellowships in the fall and winter.  Apply as early as you can and, since this is an expected deadline, please check the program website for updates and further details.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Friday Pop-ups at the Lulu or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Postgraduate, Travel

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) - expected direct application deadline

Nov 25, 2020
Eligible: seniors and recent graduates who are U.S. citizens; prior German language knowledge is not required, but is preferred.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German Young Professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. Benefits include airfare, insurance, housing, monthly stipend, tuition costs, 2 months intensive German study.

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.

**Please note that this is an expected deadline, and that there has been a temporary pause on international exchange programs funded by the ECA.  Please see their website for additional updates and details.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program - expected direct application deadline

Nov 25, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae.

National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program supports three years of PhD or MD/PhD in the biomedical sciences at NIH and one of the NIH university partners in the US or abroad (including Oxford and Cambridge). There are many NIH-University partnerships available to US citizens, US permanent residents, or international graduate students. Review the partnership descriptions to determine which pathway, partnerships, and online application form are most appropriate for your admission consideration. Please see the program website for full details and application.  **Note that this is an expected deadline; check the program website for updates.

Questions?  Prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Virtual Pop-ups (see Events listings on this website for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, Service, Undergraduate

Truman Scholarship - campus deadline

Nov 30, 2020
Eligible: current juniors who are U.S. citizens or nationals.

The Truman Scholarship supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership. This scholarship provides funding toward senior year and graduate school (up to $30,000) for juniors committed to careers in public service.

Did you know? Emily Moss '19 won the Truman in 2018!

You don't have to go it alone: drop in to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website), or talk things over with Kate Dailinger at Career Education.  Why not beat the rush by booking an appointment via Handshake to talk over the summer via telephone, video chat, or in person?

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool, Fellowship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship - campus deadline

Nov 30, 2020
Eligible: sophomores & juniors in STEM fields who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.

The mission of the Goldwater Scholarship is to help develop the nation’s next generation of researchers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, by awarding scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

You don't have to go it alone: learn more and get application advice at the campus workshop offered in October, drop in to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website), or talk things over with Kate Dailinger at Career Education.  Why not beat the rush by booking an appointment via Handshake to talk over the summer via telephone, video chat, or in person?

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Ford Foundation Fellowships: Dissertation - direct application deadline

Dec 10, 2020
Eligible: Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree candidates in a dissertation-required program, who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees. Must have completed all departmental and institutional requirements for their degree except for writing and defense of dissertation by December 10, 2020. See website for additional requirements.

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.  Please note that applications are due by 5:00 pm EST on the deadline date.

The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Postgraduate

Ford Foundation Fellowships: Postdoctoral - direct application deadline

Dec 10, 2020
Eligible: Individuals awarded a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree no earlier than December 10, 2013 and no later than December 10, 2020, who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees and refugees. See website for additional requirements.

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.  Please note that applicatiosn are due by 5:00 pm EST on the date of the deadline.

The postdoctoral fellowships provide one year of support for individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Friday Pop-ups at the Lulu or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

International Student, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Davis Fellows for Peace - direct application deadline

Dec 15, 2020
Eligible: all current students and alumnae of any nationality.

Established in 2007, the Fellows for Peace awards cover tuition, room, and board for one summer in any of the 11 Middlebury Language Schools at any level of study. The award does not cover travel, books, or incidentals. The fellowships are highly competitive, merit-based awards available to all applicants. Find out more about former Fellows for Peace.

The 100 annual fellowships are intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. Those in other fields, including working professionals, are encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the languages offered.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Ford Foundation Fellowships: Predoctoral - direct application deadline

Dec 17, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees. Individuals must also be enrolled in or plan to enroll in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required) program leading to a Ph.D. or Sci.D.

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.  Please note that applicatiosn are due by 5:00 pm EST on the date of the deadline.

Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships support up to three years of study in doctorate programs in the United States.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Gates Cambridge Scholarship - expected deadline for international students

Jan 4, 2021
Eligible: seniors and graduates, in any discipline and from any country except the UK

Gates Cambridge Scholarships support graduate study in any discipline at the University of Cambridge by citizens of any country other than the UK. Details, application, and helpful videos via: www.gatescambridge.org

Deadlines for study beginning in 2021-22: approximately October 1, 2020 (US citizens normally resident in the US); December 1, 2020, or January 2, 2021, depending on the proposed course of study at Cambridge (citizens of other countries than the UK, and US citizens normally resident outside the US)

**Deadlines are usually noon Cambridge time (7am Wellesley time): please see the official website for details and updates. 

Interested Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Career Education (she did her own graduate work at Cambridge): drop in virtually or in person to Fellowships Pop-Ups (details via the Events listings on this website) or book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake. *These deadlines fall at the same time as many others, so it's a great idea to plan ahead: advising appointments are offered during the summer as well as during the academic year and much of winter break, and by telephone/video chat, as well as in person.

Travel, Postgraduate

U.S. Teaching Assistantships at Austrian Secondary Schools - expected direct application deadline

Jan 8, 2021
Eligible: seniors and alumnae who are U.S. citizens, ideally interested in careers in education or public service; working knowledge of German required.

Each year, more than 140 college graduates from the United States teach in Austria under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education (BMB) Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program.  The purpose of this program, which draws assistants not only from the English-speaking world but also from France, Italy, Russia, and Spain, is to bring talented and enthusiastic young people from abroad into the classrooms of secondary schools in communities large and small all over Austria. Ultimately, it is the job of these native speakers as teaching assistants to make learning a foreign language a lively cross-cultural encounter for their students.

Benefits: 13 hours per week, monthly salary & insurance coverage, airfare not covered.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; check the program's website for additional details and updates.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team via virtual and in-person Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (details via Career Education events listings) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Travel, Postgraduate

French Government English Teaching Assistantships (TAPiF) - expected direct application deadline

Jan 8, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are proficient in French.

The French Ministry of Education offers the opportunity to work in France, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, assistants teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. Gain valuable teaching experience, improve your language skills, and experience French culture first-hand through the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF). Details and application at http://highereducation.frenchculture.org/teach-in-france

**Please note this is an expected deadline; check the program's website for additional details and updates.

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

Travel, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Boren Awards - campus deadline

Jan 11, 2021
Eligible: undergraduates and graduating seniors in any field who are U.S. citizens.

The Boren Scholarships and Fellowships support the study abroad of less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. 

You don't have to go it alone: drop in to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website), or talk things over with Kate Dailinger or Caitlin Roberts-Donovan at Career Education by booking an appointment via Handshake to talk via telephone or video chat.

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool

National Institutes of Standards & Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NIST SURF) - optional draft deadline

Jan 12, 2021
Eligible: undergraduates in STEM fields who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NIST SURF) fully funds summer research opportunities at NIST laboratories in Boulder, CO, or Gaithersburg, MD. Students with biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, materials science, mathematics, nanoscale science, neutron research and/or physics majors are always encouraged to apply; there may be research opportunities for students with other majors. 

Since institutional nominations are no longer required, students should now apply directly for NIST SURF (expected external deadline: February 1, 2021).  You don't have to go it alone, though: drop in to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website) or talk things over with Kate Dailinger at Career Education by booking an appointment via Handshake to talk via telephone or video chat.

International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Elisabeth Luce Moore '24 Wellesley-Yenching Program - campus deadline

Jan 15, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in all fields.

The Elisabeth Luce Moore '24 Wellesley-Yenching Fellowships are open to graduating seniors and alumnae in all majors and may include some training in teaching English as a second language. Chinese language proficiency is only required for the National Palace Museum Fellowship (unfortunately, due to visa restrictions, the Fellowship at the NPM is not open to citizens of mainland China). Available placements vary from year to year and are typically finalized in January. They include:

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead-- advising appointments are available via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book an appointment today, or drop in virtually to Fellowship Pop-Ups (details via Career Education events listings)!

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

The Beinecke Scholarship Program - campus deadline

Jan 18, 2021
Eligible: juniors in the fields of the arts, humanities, or social sciences who are U.S. citizens or United States nationals from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

The Beinecke Scholarship program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue graduate study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The Beinecke provides $34,000 towards application expenses and tuition fees for graduate study in MA, MFA, or PhD programs. 

You don't have to go it alone: drop in to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website), or talk things over with Kate Dailinger at Career Education by booking an appointment via Handshake to talk in person or via telephone or video chat.

International Student, Travel, Service, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Davis Projects for Peace - campus deadline

Jan 18, 2021
Eligible: undergraduates and graduating seniors in any field from any country.

Created in 2007 by Kathryn Wasserman Davis (Wellesley College ‘28), the Davis Projects for Peace offers undergraduates funding to design a grassroots project for the summer of 2021--anywhere in the world--to promote peace and address the root causes of conflict. Wellesley may nominate one project and one alternate for funding each year.

You don't have to go it alone! 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.

Postgraduate

Knowles Teacher Initiative STEM Teaching Fellowship - direct application deadline

Jan 18, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who have earned a degree in a STEM related major they intend to teach between 2011 and September 1, 2021; have earned or will earn a valid state teaching credentials that enables them to teach mathematics or science in grades 9–12 in the United States no earlier than January 1, 2016 and no later than September 1, 2021; and will be entering their first or second year as teacher of record during the 2021–2022 academic year.

The Knowles Teacher Initiative, formerly the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation, awards approximately 35 Fellowships each year to early-career high school science and mathematics teachers. Through their signature program, they support their Fellows in their efforts to develop teaching expertise and lead from the classroom. Throughout the five-year program, Knowles Teaching Fellows receive mentoring and coaching from a staff of experienced teachers and teacher educators, financial support, and membership in a nationwide community of more than 300 STEM educators.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Friday Pop-ups at the Lulu or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate

National Institutes of Standards & Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NIST SURF) - expected direct application deadline

Jan 25, 2021
Eligible: undergraduates in STEM fields who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NIST SURF) fully funds summer research opportunities at NIST laboratories in Boulder, CO, or Gaithersburg, MD. Students with biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, materials science, mathematics, nanoscale science, neutron research and/or physics majors are always encouraged to apply; there may be research opportunities for students with other majors. 

Please note that institutional nominations are no longer required, and students should apply directly for NIST SURF.  

*Don't wait to open an account for USAJobs.Gov or to put together your application materials: start now, so when applications open you'll be ready! Give yourself lots of time to figure out USAJobs.Gov: when in doubt, come ask!

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

Undergraduate, Internship, Service

EmpowHER - expected direct application deadline

Jan 25, 2021
Eligible: identify as a woman and/or female and/or nonbinary or gender noncomforming; currently be enrolled in college or university at an undergraduate or graduate level; be at least the equivalent of a rising junior by May 30, 2021; commit to securing and completing a full or part time summer internship in the Washington, D.C. area; internship must be centered on public service. See website for additional details.

EmpowHER, a BA Women initiative, is a program that helps women land Washington, D.C.-based internships and launch careers that change the world. EmpowHER participants, who are currently or recently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, receive six weeks of support in the spring of 2021 to build the foundation for their successful application to a Washington, D.C.-based internship, and to prepare for a summer in the nation’s capital!   

**Please note this is an expected application deadline; check out the program's website for updates and further details.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

Amgen Scholars - expected direct application deadline

Jan 25, 2021
Eligible: programs in Asia are open to citizens of any country, and the program in Canada is for Canadian students/residents—see website for details. Applicants for the U.S. programs must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and currently enrolled sophomores, juniors, or December ’21 grads who are considering a PhD or MD/PhD in a STEM field.

The Amgen Scholars Program offers funded summer science and biotech research experience at host institutions across the US (including Columbia, Harvard, the NIH, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSF, and Washington University in St Louis--as well as CalTech--for US students and permanent residents), as well as in Asia (for students from any country) and in Canada (for Canadian students).

**Please note this is an expected deadline; check the program's website for updates and additional details.

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

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Travel

Wellesley College Graduate Fellowships - campus deadline

Jan 28, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field from any country.

Wellesley College offers a number of fellowships and scholarships for graduate study or research open to graduating seniors and Wellesley alumnae (from any country and in any field of study). Two awards (the Schimke and the Shackford) are open to women graduates of any American institution of higher education. Awards are usually made to applicants currently enrolled in or applying to graduate/professional school for the following academic year; there is a single common application process for most of these awards.

Wellesley College Graduate Fellowships include:

  • Mary McEwen Schimke Scholarship
  • M.A. Cartland Shackford Medical Fellowship
  • Trustee Scholarships - graduating seniors only
  • Anne Louise Barrett Fellowship
  • Margaret Freeman Bowers Fellowship
  • Chandler-Ott Fellowship
  • The Eugene L. Cox Fellowship
  • Professor Elizabeth F. Fisher Fellowship
  • Ruth Ingersoll Goldmark Fellowship
  • Horton-Hallowell Fellowship
  • Edna V. Moffett Fellowship
  • Alice Freeman Palmer Fellowship
  • Kathryn Conway Preyer Fellowship
  • Vida Dutton Scudder Fellowship
  • Harriet A. Shaw Fellowship
  • Maria Opasnov Tyler ’52 Scholarship
  • Sarah Perry Wood Medical Fellowship
  • Fanny Bullock Workman Fellowship

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger or Caitlin Roberts-Donovan of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead-- advising appointments are available via telephone and video chat: book an appointment today!

Service, Undergraduate

Udall Scholarship - campus deadline

Feb 4, 2021
Eligible: sophomores and juniors in any field who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. Awards are offered in three categories: 

  • Environment: For undergraduates interested in conservation and environmental issues
  • Tribal Policy: For Native Americans and Alaska Natives working on an array of issues in Indian country
  • Native Health Care: For Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers

You don't have to go it alone: drop in to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website), or talk things over with Kate Dailinger at Career Education by booking an appointment via Handshake to talk via telephone or video chat. You might be one of the next Udall Scholars!

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate, International Student

Wellesley Science Center Summer Research Fellowships - expected application deadline

Feb 5, 2021
Any Wellesley student interested in scientific research (preference is given to students who will be continuing their studies at Wellesley in the academic year following the summer's research)

Every year, the Science Center offers Summer Research Awards to students interested in spending their summer doing scientific research at Wellesley. Research is open to all Wellesley students with an interest in scientific research.  Preference is given to students who will be continuing their studies at Wellesley in the following academic year (i.e., to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors--recent graduates are rarely supported).

You don't have to go it alone: drop in virtually or in person to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings - there are even virtual Pop-Ups during Wintersession), or book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake (to talk via phone or video chat)!

Postgraduate, International Student, Service

FAO Schwarz Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Feb 8, 2021
Eligible: seniors eligible to work in the United States for the duration of the Fellowship.

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is an intensive, transformative two-year experience in the world of social change designed to develop your knowledge and leadership abilities.  The Fellows work at leading nonprofit organizations in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia. These organizations are all deeply valued in their communities and have a strong record of delivering consistent results and high-quality services. Host organizations vary from year to year — and all have a proven commitment to addressing critical issues of social inequity.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; check the program website for updates and additional details.

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.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

The Susan Rappaport Knafel ’52 Scholarship for Foreign Study or Traveling Fellowship - campus deadline

Feb 11, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors in any field from any country.

Susan Rappaport Knafel '52 Scholarship for Foreign Study – up to $36,000 The scholarship will be awarded to a member of the Wellesley graduating class who displays a desire for learning and an ability to impart knowledge and judgment to others. It will fund a year of study at a foreign institution to pursue a specific subject that requires contact with foreign scholars, libraries or other resources. 

Susan Rappaport Knafel '52 Traveling Fellowship – up to $36,000 The fellowship will be awarded to a member of the Wellesley graduating class who displays an interest in and an acceptance of others, and who displays the ethos of a Wellesley education. It will fund a year of purposeful travel abroad to explore a particular interest with the requirement that the recipient not remain in the same area for more than two months. 

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead-- advising appointments are available via telephone and video chat: book an appointment today!

Travel, Postgraduate, International Student

Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship - campus deadline

Feb 16, 2021
Eligible: any Wellesley College alumnae in any field.

The Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship was established by the will of Alice Alvira Stevens, Class of 1891. The will states that "preference shall be given to persons with good temper and a natural generosity of view when confronted with alien conditions, common sense in observing and comprehending social, economic, and political situations, a strong desire to travel, and a deep love of beauty." 

We invite proposals for purposeful travel into unfamiliar territory that will inspire reflection and growth and lead to more fulfilling and productive personal and professional lives; applicants may propose up to a full year of travel, though proposals of shorter duration are welcome.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in the fall and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat: book a summer appointment and beat the rush!

Undergraduate

ACS Scholars Program - expected direct application deadline

Feb 22, 2021
Eligible: U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents who are African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian (see website for additional details); a first year, sophomore, or junior; Intend to major or already major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemistry-related science AND plan to pursue a career in a chemistry-related science as well (please see website for more details); and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000* per academic year. To date, over 3,000 students have received a funding from the ACS Scholars Program.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; for updates and additional details, please see the program website.

International Student, Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Schwarzman Scholars - expected deadline for passport holders from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, & Taiwan

May 12, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae from any country in any field.

The Schwarzman Scholars Program supports leadership development & a special one-year Master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. 
The 200 scholars chosen annually for this highly selective program will work towards a Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing—one of China’s most prestigious universities. As individuals who want to have a positive impact on the world, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Scholars will be selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests and leadership potential.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; see the program's website for updates and additional details.

Get advice on your application by booking a Fellowships advising appointment, available year-round, and via telephone/video chat.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

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

May 26, 2021
Rising seniors 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.

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 usually 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.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; see the program website for updates and additional details.