Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships



Graduate Fellowships Requiring Campus Review

For Graduating Seniors Only
Susan Rappaport Knafel '52 Scholarship For Foreign Study - Funds a year of study in a foreign institution to pursue a specific subject that requires contact with foreign scholars, libraries or other resources.  Candidates must be members of the graduating class who display a desire for learning and an ability to impart knowledge and judgment to others. (Open to all nationalities.)

Susan Rappaport Knafel '52 Traveling Fellowship – Funds a year of purposeful travel abroad to explore a particular interest with the requirement that the recipient not remain in the same area for more than 2 months.  Candidates must be members of the graduating class who display an interest in and an acceptance of others, and who display the ethos of a Wellesley education. (Open to all nationalities.)

St. Andrews Scholarships - Provide funds toward one year of study at a Scottish university to graduating seniors of Scottish descent who are U.S. citizens residing or attending school within 250 miles of New York State. Must show financial need.

Thomas J. Watson Fellowships - Offer graduating seniors a year of independent, purposeful exploration and travel outside the U.S. Open to all nationalities.

For Graduating Seniors and Alumnae
Carnegie Junior Fellows Program - Provides a substantive work experience for graduating seniors or graduates from the previous year who have a career interest in international affairs. Monthly salary plus medical and life insurance. Open to all nationalities.

Chinese Government Scholarships - Support one year of study in China. (Open to U.S. citizens)

Churchill Scholarships - Offer American students aged 19 to 26 of exceptional ability and achievement the opportunity to pursue one year of graduate study in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences at Churchill College Cambridge University. (Restricted to U.S. citizens.) Contact Elizabeth Mandeville, if you are interested in these scholarships.

Alice C. Cole ‘42 Alumnae Fund awards  project-based support to Wellesley College alumnae for the development, production, and exhibition of new work in painting or sculpture. Members of the class of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, or 2015 or alumnae within five years of completing a graduate degree in fine art or another field are eligible to apply. If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Sarah B Peck, Visiting Lecturer and Alice C Cole '42 Fellowship Coordinator, at
Award: Up to $5,000.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program - Covers either one year of study at an academic institution in selected countries or an English teaching assistantship in selected countries throughout the world. Candidates must be U.S. citizens with a B.A. before the beginning date of award and must have language proficiency to communicate with people of the host country and to carry out the proposal.

Luce Scholars Program - Provides a ten-month internship to young leaders established in their career fields without significant experience in Asia or Asian studies. (Restricted to U.S. citizens under age 30.)

Marshall Scholarships - Offer one or two years of study in any discipline at any British university, mainly at the graduate level, to U.S. citizens who have graduated from their undergraduate institution after April 2012.

George J. Mitchell Scholarships - Offer U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 one year of graduate study in any discipline offered by an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

NYU Global Academic Fellows Program - This program provides fellows with 10-months with a teaching and professional development opportunity in Abu Dhabi or Shanghai.

Rhodes Scholarships - Offer U.S. citizens 18 through 23 two or possibly three years of study at Oxford University at the undergraduate or graduate level. Citizens from certain additional countries are eligible to apply through their own country.

Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship - For travel or study outside the United States in order to benefit from the knowledge and understanding of a global education. Any scholarly, artistic, or cultural purpose may be considered. Candidates must be at least 25 years of age in the year of application.

Elisabeth Luce Moore '24 Wellesley-Yenching Program -  fellowships are open to students 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.

* There is no Wellesley-Yenching Graduate Fellowship available at Chung Chi College in Hong Kong during the academic year 2016-2017.

Additional Graduate Fellowships Not Requiring Campus Review