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

Contacts

salary
Funding Opportunity
$634,844

Total awarded through Wellesley funded & Graduate Fellowships

partners
Faculty/Alumnae Partners
40+

Wellesley faculty & alumnae serve on fellowship committees annually

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?

[The Fulbright] is meant to achieve diplomacy in a different way, in the form of relationships between neighbors and coworkers and friends, rather than embassies and trade agreements

Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at Wellesley College

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 151 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society.

Aug 15, 2018

Pakistan Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Pakistan in any field.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

The mission of the Rhodes Scholarship is "to identify and develop leaders to achieve public good." Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Pakistan, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

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

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are most welcome to seek advice from Kate Dailinger...