Fellowships & Scholarships

Anne Shen
Anne Shen '17, 2016 Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Fulbright recipient.

Fellowships & Scholarships

Fellowships and scholarships provide exciting opportunities for students and alumnae to explore and deepen their academic, personal and professional interests in the U.S. and abroad. Fellowships serve as an investment in individuals, for opportunities like:

• studying a language
• conducting academic research
• completing a service project
• pursuing graduate study
• designing and executing an independent project

Most importantly, the application process is a valuable opportunity to learn about yourself and to grow in unexpected way. There are hundreds of opportunities available — and many are available for international students!

Amal Cheema ’17
My professors and peers taught me that wherever you look, there is a question that needs to be explored and that can speak to your meaning in life. When you find one, you must believe you can answer it and realize that you may be surprised by what you discover.
Amal Cheema ’17
2017 Watson fellowship recipient


Funding Opportunity

Total awarded through Wellesley-Funded & graduate fellowships (18% increase compared to 2016-2017)

Faculty/Alumnae Partners

Wellesley faculty & alumnae served on fellowship committees in 2017

A Brief Introduction to Fellowships and Scholarships

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Fellowships and scholarships offer funding to support a range of purposeful activities, including undergraduate research, language study/other study abroad, self-designed projects, teaching and service, graduate or professional study, or even internships and professional placements. They can open doors for you to things you might not be able to pursue otherwise.

There are opportunities for students and alumnae of every nationality and at every stage of their careers. What might be the right fit for you?

Upcoming Event

Schwarzman Scholars Program - official campus visit! (Thursday, April 18th 2019, 11:20 am - 12:20 pm EDT).

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 11:20 am -
12:20 pm EDT

Founders Hall, 317, Wellesley, MA, USA

No matter what your class year, don't miss this special opportunity to hear all about the exciting Schwarzman Scholars Program from Julia Cunico Gardner, one of the program's selection officers!

Upcoming Event

Student Panel: Fulbright U.S. Student Program (Thursday, April 4th 2019, 12:35 pm - 1:30 pm EDT).

Thursday, April 4th 2019, 12:35 pm -
1:30 pm EDT

Founders Hall, 121, Wellesley, MA, USA

Foster cultural ties and mutual understanding between Americans and communities abroad! A grant through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program (https://us.fulbrightonline.org/) can 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.

Upcoming Event

Student Panel: Thomas J. Watson Fellowship (Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 12:45 pm - 1:40 pm EDT).

Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 12:45 pm -
1:40 pm EDT

Founders Hall, 121, Wellesley, MA, USA

Calling all juniors, and any interested first-years or sophomores: The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship offers graduating seniors an amazing opportunity to spend a year in 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. What would you do with a Watson year? The Watson is open to any graduating senior at Wellesley, without any restrictions on citizenship, age, or field of interest.