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

Feb 13, 2019

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

Eligibility: graduating seniors in any field from any country.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Susan Rappaport Knafel '52 Scholarship for Foreign Study – up to $28,000 The scholarship will be awarded to a member of the Wellesley graduating class who displays a desire for learning and an ability to impart knowledge and judgment to others. It will fund a year of study at a foreign institution to pursue a specific subject that requires contact with foreign scholars, libraries or other resources. 

Susan Rappaport Knafel '52 Traveling Fellowship – up to $28,000 The fellowship will be awarded to a member of the Wellesley graduating class who displays an interest in...

Feb 8, 2019

Udall Scholarship - campus deadline

Eligibility: sophomores and juniors in any field who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.

Service, Undergraduate

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment related to the environment or to American-Indian nations. The Udall Scholarshipshonor the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on American- Indian self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: ...

Feb 1, 2019

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

Eligibility: graduating seniors and alumnae in all fields.

International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

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

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Jan 25, 2019

Chinese Government Scholarship - campus deadline

Eligibility: rising seniors in any field who are not Chinese citizens.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

The Chinese government has set up a variety of scholarship programs to sponsor international students, teachers, and scholars to study and do research at Chinese universities. The China Scholarship Council offers two full­-year scholarships for graduating Wellesley College seniors who would like to study for a year at any one of more than one hundred top ­rated Chinese universities.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: ...

Jan 18, 2019

Davis Projects for Peace - campus deadline

Eligibility: undergraduates and graduating seniors in any field from any country.

International Student, Travel, Service, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Created in 2007 by Kathryn Wasserman Davis (Wellesley College ‘28), the Davis Projects for Peace offers undergraduates funding to design a grassroots project for the summer of 2018--anywhere in the world--to promote peace and address the root causes of conflict. Wellesley may nominate one project and one alternate for funding each year.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www....

Jan 18, 2019

The Beinecke Scholarship Program - campus deadline

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

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

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

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://...