Deadlines

Travel, Undergraduate

Freeman-ASIA Study Abroad Scholarships - direct application deadline

Apr 6, 2020
Eligible: undergraduates with a minimum 2.8 GPA who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents; demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia; must have at least one term of enrollment remaining upon return from studying abroad; must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance to study abroad; program length must be at least 8 weeks for a summer term, 10 weeks for a quarter term, and 12 weeks for a semester term; must have little or no previous experience in the proposed country of study; must have applied or have been accepted to a study abroad based program in: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

The Freeman-ASIA program, administered by IIE and funded by the Freeman Foundation, is designed to support U.S. based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

*Wellesley College students interested in applying for the Freeman-ASIA must first discuss their study abroad plans with the Office of International Study (http://www.wellesley.edu/ois). 

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

Undergraduate, Internship, International Student

Albright Institute Fellowships - application deadline

Apr 7, 2020
Eligible: current sophomores and juniors at Wellesley (i.e. members of the class of 2021 and 2022) from any country.

Approximately 40 Wellesley students are chosen from across the majors and disciplines to participate in the Fellowship, which consists of a 3 week Wintersession and a global internship, each year. Over Wintersession, Fellows participate in lectures and work in multidisciplinary groups on global issues, making presentations at the end of Wintersession to the Mary Jane Durnford ’59 Distinguished Visiting Professor. Post-Wintersession, Fellows apply their skills in a real world setting through an internship of their choosing.

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

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate

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

Apr 10, 2020
Wellesley sophomores who are US citizens or permanent residents with a g.p.a. of 3.0 or better with demonstrated interest in an eligible humanities or social science field

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

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

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

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

Wellesley Kathryn Wasserman Davis ‘28 Art Prize for Writing - extended deadline

Apr 10, 2020
Any Wellesley student may submit an eligible paper.

Wellesley students are invited to compete for the Kathryn Wasserman Davis ‘28 Art Prize for Writing by submitting a paper about any object or event associated with the Davis Museum. Topics may include:

  • Objects from the permanent collections or exhibited during temporary exhibitions
  • Any aspect of Museum programming
  • The Davis Museum itself

Papers will be judged by a panel of faculty and staff members representing the Davis Museum, the Art Department, and the Writing Program. The panel will award $300 for the winning paper, and the name of the prizewinner will be announced at Commencement.

Eligibility:

  • This competition is open to all Wellesley College students.
  • Papers written during the Spring 19, Fall 19, and Spring 20 semesters, including those written for independent studies, are eligible.
  • Each student may submit only one paper.
  • Honors theses are not eligible. A paper being submitted for another prize (e.g. sponsored by a department) is also ineligible.

Deadline extended to noon on April 10. 2020.

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate, International Student, Internship

Class of 1967 Internship Program at the Wellesley Centers for Women - extended deadline!

Apr 13, 2020
Eligible are Wellesley College students who will be sophomores, juniors, and seniors in academic year 2020-21, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Each year, the Wellesley Centers for Women offers five to six paid internships to Wellesley College students through the Class of 1967 Internship Program. Throughout the academic year, students who participate in the program:

  • Gain hands-on social science research experience under the mentorship of a WCW research scientist
  • Receive a $3,000 stipend
  • Contribute to ongoing research projects or design their own study
  • Have the opportunity to co-author papers, attend conferences, present alongside their WCW mentor, or present at Wellesley's Tanner or Ruhlman conferences.
  • Make a difference in the world through research and action

The program is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Throughout the academic year, interns are expected to work an average of 8-10 hours per week, excluding finals week, holidays, and breaks. Interns are required to submit a final report and complete a video or blog post about their experience.

Service, Postgraduate

Open Space Institute Conservation Diversity Fellowship - direct application deadline

Apr 15, 2020
Seniors and graduates eligible to work in the US

The Open Space Institute’s Conservation Diversity Fellowship, started in 2016, seeks candidates pursuing professional experience in the conservation field. The Fellowship is a full-time, salaried, one-year position in New York City offering candidates the chance to work with colleagues and leaders at the Open Space Institute to accomplish meaningful conservation goals. 

The Fellowship offers college graduates a one-year, paid position (competitive starting salary with a comprehensive benefits package) working alongside full-time staff based out of OSI’s New York City home office. OSI’s multifaceted programs will give the fellows wide-ranging experience in the conservation field. Fellows will have the opportunity to work on projects related to the following, based upon her/his education and desired career path.

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

Travel, Postgraduate, International Student

North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain - application deadline

Apr 15, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors and recent alumni who are Canadian or US native speakers of French or English, and who have intermediate-level Spanish; previous teaching experience or experience living abroad may be an advantage.

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

Details and application via the official website

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

Postgraduate

True Spark Fellowship and the Priya Haji Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

May 1, 2020
Eligible: the True Spark Fellowship (TSF) is open to those who identify as Black and/or Latinx. The Priya Haji Fellowship (PHF) is open to individuals who identify as women, trans-women, genderqueer, cisgender, or non-binary. All applicants must be between 21-25 years old and eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship. Applicants must not be on a student visa, on a visa of another type, or in the country under other circumstances that would prevent them from receiving the fellowship stipends.

True Ventures fellowships are designed to give recent college graduates and graduate-age professionals who are passionate about entrepreneurship an opportunity to forge their paths in the startup world. The True Spark Fellowship is open to those who identify as Black and/or Latinx, and the Priya Haji Fellowship is for those who identify as women. Fellows are paired with True Ventures portfolio companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, where they work for nine months. During their fellowships, participants develop foundational skills to help them build careers at high-growth technology startups.

There are two admission periods: Round I begins in early December with an expected application deadline at the end of January. Round II begins in early February with an expected application deadline in early May. All candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by the Round I due date to ensure timely placement.

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

International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Interac - expected spring direct application deadline

May 1, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are native English speakers; teaching experience and basic Japanese is a plus.

Interac is Japan's leading private provider of Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs). Our highly motivated and qualified teachers serve thousands of schools and boards of education throughout every region of Japan, working with children from kindergarten to high school.

**Please note that Interac accepts applications year-round but recruits annually in the spring (apply by early November) and fall (apply by early May).

Benefits: monthly stipend, help arranging housing; housing and airfare costs are not covered.

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, Postgraduate, International Student

Rotary Peace Fellowships - expected direct application deadline

May 18, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from any country who are proficient in English (a second language is strongly recommended).

Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.  Each year, the Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities around the world.  For details, see https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/peace-fellowships.

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

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

Sophomore Early Research Program - expected application deadline

May 26, 2020
Rising sophomores (members of the class of 2023) who are first-generation students, students from low-income backgrounds, and/or students from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the natural and social sciences.

Sophomore Early Research Stipends for Student Research with Faculty in the Natural and Social Sciences: The Office of the Provost and Dean of the College will provide stipends for members of the class of 2023 to carry out collaborative research projects with natural science and social science faculty mentors during academic year 2020-2021. These stipends will enable students to work closely with faculty for approximately 7 hours/week during their sophomore year. Since hands-on research is so important in doing natural and social science as well as in career planning, these funds will make available academic year research opportunities as work-study positions.

This program supports eligible students who belong to groups underrepresented in these disciplines (including first-generation students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the natural and social sciences).  Because these are work-study positions, and because the nature of research sometimes requires it, students can anticipate that some of the work may be more tedious than other aspects of the work.  However, all participating students can expect to gain basic research skills in the discipline in which they work.

*Please note that this is only an expected deadline: please see website for the most up-to-date details.

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 in person or via phone or video chat)!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

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

May 27, 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 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.

Postgraduate, International Student

Wellesley's Alice C. Cole ’42 Wellesley College Graduate Fund - expected application deadline

May 30, 2020
Wellesley College graduates of the past 5 years or those within 5 years of finishing a graduate degree in fine art or a related field, who are practicing artists.

For creation and exhibition of painting and sculpture

The Alice C. Cole ’42 Wellesley College Graduate Fund provides project-based support to Wellesley College graduates for the development, production, and exhibition of new work in painting or sculpture. The fund enables promising Wellesley College artist graduates to set aside time for artistic development as well as to purchase materials, rent studio space, or access facilities for the creation of new projects. The award does not provide workspace on campus, but does present an opportunity to exhibit the work formally at Wellesley College. Each recipient will receive funds up to $5000, depending on the proposed project and proposal. Grant recipients are invited to present all or a portion of the supported work in an exhibition at the Jewett Art Gallery or a comparable campus gallery in the fall following award.

Eligible applicants have graduated from Wellesley within the past 5 years OR are Wellesley graduates within five years of completing a graduate degree in fine art or another field, and who are actively practicing artists who may be professionals in any field. 

Applications are typically due at the end of May; contact the Wellesley Art Department for details.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Schwarzman Scholars Program - direct application deadline for applicants from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao

May 31, 2020
Eligible: citizens of any nation (though this May deadline is specifically for applicants who hold passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao) who are rising seniors or recent graduates under the age of 29. All applicants must have strong English language skills. Proficiency in Mandarin is not required, but would certainly be an asset.

Each new cohort of Schwarzman Scholars will join a global network of the world's most talented young leaders, helping to build stronger links between China and a rapidly changing world. The Schwarzman Scholars experience is anchored in a rigorous and innovative Master’s of Global Affairs degree program at Tsinghua University, one of the country's leading universities. Drawing on the best traditions of Tsinghua and top academic institutions around the world, the curriculum bridges the academic and professional worlds to educate students about leadership and about China's expanding role in the world.

The program also provides Scholars with unparalleled learning opportunities with leaders from China and the world through high-level interactions at lectures, an internship program, a mentors network, and intensive deep-dive travel seminars.

**Please note this is the deadline for applicants who hold passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao (holders of passports from other countries should apply via the Global competition, with applications due in September). 

Even though you don't need to apply for the Schwarzman through Wellesley, any interested Wellesley students or graduates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Wellesley's Fellowships team. Simply drop by virtually or in person to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (details via events listings), or book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake to talk one-on-one in person, via telephone or video chat, year 'round.

 

Internship

Summer Internship Credit

Jun 3, 2020
Current first-years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors graduating after summer 2019

Wellesley College offers co-curricular (non-academic) credit for internships and research opportunities that expand students’ learning beyond the classroom and contribute to students’ professional development. Initiated in 2016 as a joint effort between the Committee on Curriculum & Academic Policy (CCAP) and Wellesley Career Education, the Summer Internship Credit program was established to broaden our students’ eligibility for internships and other experiential learning. Knowing that many employers require academic credit for internships, we saw an opportunity to align workplace learning with the academic experience.

Assuming an experience meets the standards outlined by Wellesley Career Education, Wellesley College awards transcript credit for summer internships (May to August). Serving as a critical extension of our students’ education, such credit-worthy experiences provide a learning foundation for professional development as it directly relates to a Wellesley liberal arts degree.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

National Institutes of Health Postbac Intramural Research Training Award (NIH Postbac IRTA) - direct application deadline

Jun 15, 2020
Eligible: U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are graduating seniors/recent graduates (within 3 years of earning the BA) who intend to apply to graduate or professional school during their tenure at the NIH.

The NIH Postbac IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate school (typically for a PhD in a biomedical field) or professional degree program (medical/dental/pharmacy/nursing/veterinary, etc.) an opportunity to spend one or two years performing fundede full-time research at the NIH. Postbac IRTAs/CRTAs work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The National Institutes of Health consist of more than 1100 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD, and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; Phoenix, AZ; and Detroit, MI.

Applications are rolling: apply 3-6 months before you hope to begin work at the National Institutes of Health.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged 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 book a Fellowships advising appointment through Handshake to talk in person or via phone/video chat, even during the summer.

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

Rhodes Scholarship: Global Competition - campus deadline to declare interest

Jun 18, 2020
Rising seniors, current seniors, and alumnae from any country not included in another Rhodes competition (see official website for details), who meet the official eligibility criteria.

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.  One of the oldest and most prestigious international awards, Rhodes Scholarships provide full funding for postgraduate study in any field at the University of Oxford.  For the first time in 2018, Rhodes Scholarships were opened to citizens of any country, through the creation of the Global Competition for the Rhodes.

Interested Wellesley candidates in the class of 2021 or earlier, who are not eligible to apply through one of the other Rhodes competitions (find the list here) should declare their interest in applying for Wellesley's nomination for the Global Rhodes competition in 2020 by this date (find further details via Wellesley Career Education's resources for Rhodes applicants).

*Please note that while only Rhodes applicants in the Canadian, Global, and US competitions need first secure Wellesley's nomination for the Rhodes, Kate Dailinger, of Career Education, is delighted to talk with any Wellesley student or alumna interested in applying for the Rhodes (simply book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake, to talk in person or via telephone/video chat, year 'round: it's wise to plan ahead, as it takes time to put together a strong application, and many Rhodes deadlines fall at busy seasons when advising appointments fill up fast...)

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

New Zealand Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Jul 23, 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.

**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 New Zealand Rhodes, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are most welcome to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office: http://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships.  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

India Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Jul 23, 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.

**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 Indian Rhodes, 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

Pakistan Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Jul 23, 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.

**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 Pakistan, 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

Wellesley optional priority draft deadline - Fulbright, Marshall, 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 get drafts to fellowships@wellesley.edu by this 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 Scholarship 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

Southern Africa Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Aug 6, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, or Swaziland 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 Swaziland.

**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 Southern 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

Malaysia Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Aug 24, 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.

**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 Malaysia, 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, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Zimbabwe Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Aug 24, 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.

**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 Zimbabwe, 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

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

Kenya Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Aug 24, 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.  

**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 Kenya, 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

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, 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, 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.

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 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

Australia Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 4, 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.

**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 Australian Rhodes, 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, 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, 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, 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, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Schwarzman Scholars - expected deadline for global competition

Sep 17, 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.

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

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

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Singapore Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 23, 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.

**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 Singapore, 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

Germany Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 23, 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.

**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 German Rhodes, 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, 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

Hong Kong Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 23, 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.

**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 Hong Kong, 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, 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

Jamaica & the Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 23, 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.

**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 Jamaica and the Commonwealth Caribbean, 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, 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

Saudi Arabia Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 23, 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.  

**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 Saudi Arabia, 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

United Arab Emirates Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 23, 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.

**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 the United Arab Emirates, 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, 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

West Africa Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 23, 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.

**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 West 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, 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, 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, International Student, Postgraduate

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford - expected direct application deadline

Oct 1, 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. 

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

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! 

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

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...

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Zambia Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Oct 2, 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.

**Please note this is an approximate deadline; for updates, 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 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, 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! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

China Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Oct 4, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from China in any field.

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.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; for updates, 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 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, 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! 

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.  

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!

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, 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.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Bermuda Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Oct 22, 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.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; for updates, 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 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, 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, 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 - expected direct application deadline

Oct 26, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae. To be eligible, your birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of you as of the November 1 application deadline: if you were born in the US, both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens; if you were born abroad, you are a naturalized citizen, were awarded your citizenship because of your adoption, you are in possession of a valid green card, you have been granted asylum or refugee status in the US, or if you graduated from high school or college in the US (including current and past DACA recipients). For further details, please see the website.

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

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

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, Postgraduate

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

Oct 26, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae who are U.S. citizens.

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 Friday Pop-ups at the Lulu or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

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.

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, 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.

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.  

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?