Alumnae Awards & Fellowships

Alumnae achievement awards

Alumnae Achievement Awards
The Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award recognizes alumnae who have brought honor to themselves and to Wellesley College through their outstanding achievements.

Faculty & Staff Service Award
Education is a lifelong pursuit and passion of Wellesley alumnae. With that in mind, the Association recognizes the dedicated service that faculty members give to alumnae by participating in Association programs.

Fellowships & Scholarships for Alumnae

As an alumna, you still have access to Wellesley Fellowship Programs resources and advice from our team. Fellowships and scholarships can fund graduate or professional study, purposeful travel, professional placements, self-designed projects, and so much more.

Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship

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. For additional information, including applying for the Stevens Traveling Fellowship, please visit the Career Education website.

Wellesley College Graduate Fellowships (WGCFs)

Wellesley College offers a number of fellowships and scholarships for graduate study or research open to graduating seniors and Wellesley alumnae. Two awards are open to women graduates of any American institution (the Schimke and the Shackford). Awards are usually made to applicants currently enrolled in or applying to graduate/professional school for the following academic year; there is a single common application process for most of these awards, and the campus deadline is typically in January.

The Elisabeth Luce Moore '24 Wellesley-Yenching Fellowships

The 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. Available placements vary from year to year and are typically finalized in January. Opportunities include:

Wellesley-Yenching Graduate Fellowship (WYGF) at Ginling College in Nanjing, China: The fellows teach English in the classroom for approximately 12 to 14 hours each week with office hours as needed.


WYGF at the National Palace Museum (NPM) in Taipei, Taiwan: Approximately one-half of the fellow's work will be with the NPM Secretariat where she will write, translate, and revise English documents for various departments. The other half of the fellow's work will be with one of the Museum's other departments.


WYGF at Chung Chi College in Hong Kong: The fellow's time may be divided between helping to organize and promote English language activities at Chung Chi College as a whole, and serving as a teaching assistant for their English department.


Wellesley College Alumnae Honorary Members
Honorary members of the Association are individuals who have made a life-long connection to Wellesley alumnae through their dedicated commitment to Wellesley College and the Association.  This honor is bestowed upon a few individuals each year at the Association's annual meeting during Reunion.

Katharine Malone Prize for Academic Excellence 
The Malone Awards were established to praise and reward those Wellesley scholars exemplifying the outstanding qualities of mind, body and spirit.

Sed Ministrare Volunteer Award
The Alumnae Association's newest award honors and celebrates outstanding volunteer service. To receive this award an alumna will have made significant or innovative contributions, shown superior performance and leadership, or have exceptionally embodied the motto, Non Ministrari sed Ministrare.

Syrena Stackpole Award
The Syrena Stackpole Award is given annually in recognition of an alumna's dedicated service and exceptional commitment to Wellesley College.