Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships

For those of you interested in graduate study, research or travel after Wellesley, there are a number of graduate fellowships and scholarships to which you may want to apply.  Some are national; some are exclusively for Wellesley students. The Extramural Fellowship Committee will hold its Fellowship Information Meeting on September 4 at 7:00 pm in the Jewett Auditorium.  At this meeting you will get information about Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Mitchell, Rotary and other scholarships as well as about travel grants such as the Watson and Knafel.  Ellie Perkins (x2346) is the resource person in the Center for Work and Service for information about graduate fellowship and scholarship opportunities.  


Fellowships and Grants for Seniors

In addition to fellowships and scholarships for after Wellesley, there are a number of special funds available just for Wellesley seniors. The various fellowships and grants have different focuses and criteria as well as separate application processes. Applying can be a strenuous project, but it is also very good experience in itself and may, of course, result in your getting funding, so do give some serious thought to applying.
Schiff Fellowships are merit awards of $2,000 intended to support the scholarly work of students enrolled in the senior honors program. Eligibility is limited to students currently enrolled in a 360 or intending to enroll in a 360 their final Spring semester. Applications will be evaluated based on academic merit, feasibility of the research project, and its promise for providing a meaningful and productive intellectual experience. Completed fellowship applications are due in October and should be sent to the Committee on Curriculum and Academic Policy, Green Hall 345.
The Pamela Daniels ’59 Fellowships are intended to foster the ideal of self-discovery through imagination as well as intellect and to encourage the independent, maverick spirit at Wellesley. The fellowships provide up to $3000 for original senior projects that can be analytic or creative; though a project must be done in the context of a credit-bearing course or independent study, it does not have to be connected to a thesis or even a course in the student’s major. You can find more information about the fellowship, including inspiring links to the “dream projects” of previous Daniels fellows, here. Applications will be due in late September.
Information about additional research and travel opportunities for Wellesley students can be found at the Provost's Office website -