Deadlines

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Israel Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 29, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae who are citizens of Israel.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Israel, 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 for Israel, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Service

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship - direct application deadline

Sep 29, 2022
Eligible: seniors or graduates who are U.S. citizens, applying to U.S. graduate programs to start in 2023-24.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

*Did you know? JoAnn Jung '20 won the Pickering!  

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually Fellowship Pop-Ups (see Career Education events listings for details) and/or book a Fellowship advising appointment via Handshake. We'd love to talk with you, during the summer or during the academic year, about your interests and aspirations, application strategy, feedback on draft essays, interview prep, or anything else!

Plus: don't miss Career Education advice about applying for graduate/professional programs.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 29, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from the Commonwealth Caribbean in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. There is one Rhodes Scholarship available each year for the Commonwealth Caribbean, which covers Anguilla, Antigua, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Montserrat, St Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent, Trindad and Tobago, and, the Turks and Caicos Islands. 

**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 for the Commonwealth Caribbean, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Jamaica Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 29, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Jamaica in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Jamaica, 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 for Jamaica, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Travel

Mitchell Scholarship - alumnae direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens.

The Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.  Please note that rising seniors are required to apply through the Wellesley campus process, but that alumnae must apply directly.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead-- advising appointments are available all summer long via telephone and video chat: book a summer appointment now!

Service, Postgraduate, International Student

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program - direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2022
Eligible: current graduates presently attending a qualifying college or university and expecting to complete your advanced degree requirements (including the completion or successful defense of any required thesis or dissertation) by August 31st of the year following the annual application or recent graduates who have completed an advanced degree from a qualifying college or university during the two years preceding the opening date of the PMF Program’s annual application. “Advanced degree” is defined as a professional or graduate degree (e.g., Master's, Ph.D., J.D.). Eligibility to apply to the PMF Program for selection of Finalists is based on an advanced degree, not by the type or discipline of the advanced degree. "Certificate" programs are not eligible. There are no GPA (grade point average) requirements or age restrictions associated with the application. Individuals who are not U.S. citizens can apply to the PMF Program. Non-U.S. citizens may be eligible for Federal employment if the individual is (1) Eligible to work under U.S. immigration laws, and (2) is eligible for AND pursuing U.S. citizenship OR appointed by a Federal agency that has the authority to hire non-U.S. citizens.

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is the Federal Government’s premier leadership development program for advanced degree (Master’s, PhD, JD) students/recent alums across all academic disciplines and from all segments of society. The PMF Program is a prestigious two-year fellowship at a Federal agency with full salary and benefits, exciting training and development opportunities, and a senior-level mentor, all of which can lead to a permanent career in government. In short, this is one of the best ways for graduate students across all academic backgrounds to launch a career in public service.

**Please see the program website for updates and full details.

Questions?  Feel free to book an appointment with the Fellowships team via Handshake or drop in to chat at one of our Virtual Fellowship Pop-ups (search events listings in Handshake for "pop").

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Singapore Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Singapore in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Singapore, 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 for Singapore, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the many fellowship deadliens in August, September, and October and the number of Wellesley applicants for them--advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Hong Kong SAR Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Hong Kong in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Hong Kong SAR, 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 for Hong Kong SAR, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Service, International Student, Postgraduate

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship - direct application deadline for spring semester

Oct 3, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae with US citizenship/permanent residency or OPT/appropriate work permit.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides college and grad school graduates with 6-9-month paid opportunities to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Explore further details and the application at http://scoville.org/apply/application-information.

*Did you know? Lizamaria Arias '17 was a Scoville Fellow in Fall 2018? Read more here!

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Fellowship Pop-ups (details via Events listings on this website) or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship - campus deadline

Oct 3, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors in any field from any country.

The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship offers graduating seniors a one-year grant for independent study and purposeful travel and exploration outside of the United States, to enhance their capacity for resourcefulness, imagination, openness, and leadership and to foster their humane and effective participation in the world community.  

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in September and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Churchill Scholarship - campus deadline

Oct 6, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in STEM fields who are U.S. citizens.

The Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of Master’s study in science, mathematics, and engineering at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College. The Scholarship was set up at the request of Sir Winston Churchill in order to fulfill his vision of US-UK scientific exchange with the goal of advancing science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure our future prosperity and security. The Foundation currently offers up to 15 scholarships per year, and Wellesley is invited to nominate no more than 2 candidates annually.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in September and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush! 

Drop in online to Fellowships Virtual Pop-Up Advising (details via Career Education events listings on this website and in Handshake): no appointment required!

Research/Gradschool, Service, Postgraduate

Foreign Agricultural Service Diversity Fellowship Program - direct application deadline

Oct 6, 2022
Eligible: U.S. citizens of any major wo have at least a 3.2 GPA and are seeking enrollment into a two-year graduate degree at a U.S. university for the Fall 2023 in a program relevant to the work of the FAS Foreign Service such as Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics.

The Foreign Agricultural Service Diversity Fellowship Program (FDFP) is a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program that identifies and prepares individuals interested in careers in USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service. Those who successfully complete the program enter into the FAS Foreign Service, a uniquely rewarding career of international service. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in USDA and those with financial need. It is open to students and alumni of all universities and with any major. Based on the fundamental principle that diversity is a strength in U.S. engagement with the world, the program values candidates representing a wide range of backgrounds, including ethnic, racial, social, and geographic diversity.

The FAS Diversity Fellowship Program will provide graduate fellowships to qualified individuals who will attend two-year graduate programs in Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics at U.S. universities, provide two summer internships – one domestic and one overseas, offer mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer, and provide professional development activities.

Howard University administers the FAS Diversity Fellowship Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service.

Questions?  Feel free to email fellowships@wellesley.edu or drop by one of our Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups (listings available in Handshake).

Travel, Undergraduate

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, the Gilman-McCain, and the Gilman-DAAD Scholarships - direct application deadline

Oct 6, 2022
US citizens and nationals who are Pell Grant recipients are eligible for the Gilman; for the Gilman-McCain, on the other hand you must be a child dependent of active duty military member and receive any type of Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

Thinking about in-person or virtual study abroad during Spring 2023, Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Academic Year 2023-2024?

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program supports up to a year of study abroad in any discipline. Receive up to $5,000 (or up to $8,000 if you’re studying a Critical Need Language) to go abroad on an in-person or virtual program as a college student if you’re a U.S. citizen and Federal Pell Grant recipient who will finish your degree after the proposed study abroad!

The Gilman-DAAD Germany Scholarship is a partnership between the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship Program and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). This scholarship supports a wider effort between the United States and Germany to increase and diversify international student mobility among German and American higher education institutions.  Successful applicants will receive a study grant of up to $5,000 to be used toward tuition, housing, travel, and related costs for up to one academic year in Germany.

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship application is also open! Receive $5,000 (or up to $8,000 if you’re studying a Critical Need Language) if you're a child dependent of active duty military member and receive any type of Title IV Federal Financial Aid to go abroad on an in-person or virtual program.

**Please see details and application via: www.gilmanscholarship.org/. Be inspired by what Gilman Scholars have to say about their experiences. 

Interested Wellesley College applicants should talk with the terrific folks in the Office of International Study for advice about the right study abroad program: http://www.wellesley.edu/ois , but they are also most welcome to book a Fellowships advising appointment for help with their Gilman applications or to drop in to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education Events listings for details). Come talk with us!

 

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

STEM Post-Doc in the UK: Marshall Sherfield Fellowship

Oct 7, 2022
Eligible: U.S. citizens with PhDs in STEM fields.

The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission will be offering one Marshall Sherfield Fellowship for 2019. The first such Fellowships were awarded in 1998 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan. The Fellowships, which are funded by the Marshall Sherfield Fellowship Foundation, and administered by the Marshall Commission, enable American scientists or engineers to undertake post-doctoral research for a period of one to two academic years at a British university or research institute.

The aim of the Marshall Sherfield Fellowships is to introduce American scientists and engineers to the cutting edge of UK science and engineering. It is intended that this in turn will build longer-term contacts and international links between the United Kingdom and the United States in key scientific areas.

Eligible are US citizens who will hold a PhD in a STEM field by the start of the fellowship.

Details and application at www.marshallscholarship.org/fellowships.

Interested Wellesley graduates are very welcome to seek application advice from Kate Dailinger, in Wellesley's Career Education. Book an appointment over the summer and beat the fall rush: see http://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.

Postgraduate, Service

Govern for America Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Oct 8, 2022
Eligible: rising seniors who are U.S. citizens and are able to commit to the two year program (no GPA or major requirement).

States are where we tackle our nation’s toughest issues. From education to health care to criminal justice and more, states are where Americans see their government in action. But today, state governments are in dire need of new perspectives, passionate people to get things done, and talented leaders with the ability to move our country forward. At Govern for America, we recruit, develop, and connect exceptional graduates to key roles in state governments across the nation through a two-year, paid fellowship. If you are looking to use your passion to make a difference and your skills to solve some of today's toughest challenges, the Govern for America Fellowship is for you.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.  There are usually two fall application deadlines, one in October and one in December; interviews vary based on the deadline by which you apply.  

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Undergraduate, International Student, Internship

Brooke Owens Fellowship - direct application deadline

Oct 10, 2022
Eligible: anyone whose gender is underrepresented in aerospace (e.g. cisgender woman, a transgender woman, non-binary, agender, bigender, two-spirit, demigender, genderfluid, genderqueer, or another form of gender other than cisgender man) and who is currently pursuing an bachelors or associates degree as of November 2022.

Paid internships and executive mentorship for exceptional undergraduate women in aerospace!  Work at the coolest companies, doing the most meaningful things; connect directly with the leaders of today's industry; build a network that will launch you to the career of your dreams.  Did you know? Shannon Kearney '18, Grace Jackson '22, and Paige Dean '23 won the Brooke Owens Fellowship!

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups (see Handshake events for listings) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate, Service

Fulbright U.S. Student Program - direct application deadline

Oct 11, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and graduates in any field who are U.S. citizens.

The Fulbright US Student Program provides grants to increase cultural ties and mutual understanding between Americans and communities abroad. Fulbright Grants offer many terrific postgraduate opportunities—from scientific research to the practice of an art to the teaching of English, in more than 140 countries. 

This is the deadline if you are applying directly for the Fulbright, as opposed to applying with the support of the Wellesley Fulbright committee, but why wouldn't you want the support of the Wellesley committee? The campus committee wants to help every Wellesley senior or graduate put forward the strongest possible application: the campus deadline is typically in August, to give the committee time to read and applicants the chance to take advantage of the committee's advice as they finalize their applications ahead of the national deadline.

*Any Wellesley student or graduate interested in the Fulbright is warmly encouraged to seek application advice from the Fellowships team.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in September and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book an appointment via Handshake  and beat the rush! Or drop by Fellowships Pop-Ups virtually or in person (details via events listings).

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Gates Cambridge Scholarship - direct application deadline for US applicants

Oct 12, 2022
Eligible: seniors and graduates, in any discipline and from any country except the UK

Gates Cambridge Scholarships support graduate study in any discipline at the University of Cambridge. Details and application, plus helpful videos, via: www.gatescambridge.org.

Deadlines for study beginning in 2023-24 (check the program's website for full details):

  • for US citizens normally resident in the US: October 12, 2022
  • for citizens of other countries than the UK, and US citizens normally resident outside the US: December 1, 2022, or January 5, 2023, depending on the proposed course of study at Cambridge (these are expected deadlines: see the Gates website for the most up-to-date information)

**Deadlines are usually noon Cambridge time (7am Wellesley time): please see the official website for details.  Not sure it's worth applying? See what Thai-Catherine Mathews '14 has to say!

Interested Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger of Career Education (she did her own graduate work at Cambridge!): drop in online to Fellowships Pop-Ups (see Events listings on this website or search Handshake events for "Pop up") or book a Fellowships appointment with Kate via Handshake. *It's a great idea to plan ahead: these deadlines fall at the same time as many others, so advising spots fill up quickly... Career Education offers graduate school resources & advising--don't go it alone!  Note that July 25 is the optional priority deadline for Wellesley applicants for postgraduate fellowships with deadlines that fall between August 20 and December 31, 2022: if you submit drafts through this Google form by the July 25 deadline you are guaranteed feedback before the relevant deadlines, and you'll get priority in the booking of advising appointments.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Bermuda Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Oct 12, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Bermuda in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Bermuda, 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 for Bermuda, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office:  https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships 

Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointment before August 1st and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford - direct application deadline

Oct 12, 2022
Graduating seniors and recent graduates, in any field and from any country.

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program is an exciting new scholarship and leadership development program which seeks to prepare leaders to address global challenges in the 21st century and beyond! With applications launched for the very first time in 2017, each year the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will identify a group of up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue any graduate or professional degree in any field offered at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders. 

Eligible are citizens of any country, applying for any graduate or professional degree offered at Stanford. Applicants this year must have received their bachelor's degree in 2016 or later; graduating seniors are also eligible. For full details and how to apply, see the official website: https://knight-hennessy.stanford.edu/

Although there is no campus application process for the Knight-Hennessy, Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to book a Fellowships advising appointment to discuss application strategy, get feedback on drafts, etc. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in September and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush! 

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool, International Student

Jerome A. Schiff Fellowship - application deadline

Oct 14, 2022
Eligible: Wellesley students enrolled in a 360 in the fall or intending to enroll in a 360 in spring.

A generous gift from the Jerome A. Schiff Charitable Trust allows Wellesley to support students pursuing independent research projects through the senior Honors thesis program.  The fellowships are awarded on the basis of merit, and the number of fellows each year is determined by available funding and the number of qualified applicants.  Please note applications are due at 5:00 pm EST. 

**For detail please see the Schiff website.  

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Fellowship Pop-ups (details via the Events listings on this website) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

Wellesley's Samuel and Hilda Levitt Fellowship - campus application deadline

Oct 14, 2022
Seniors enrolled in a 360 course in the first semester of their senior year, who have the approval of their thesis advisor and department, are eligible to apply.

The Samuel and Hilda Levitt Fellowships are intended to support the thesis work of nine honors students, three each in the humanities, the social sciences and the sciences. Each fellowship consists of $3500 and is awarded to facilitate honors work during the senior year. The fellowship is also intended to recognize students with a commitment to service.

**For details, please see the website here.

Travel, Postgraduate

German Chancellor Fellowships for Tomorrow’s Leaders - direct application deadline

Oct 15, 2022
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are nationals of the U.S., Russia, China, Brazil, or India.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow – from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA. The German Chancellor Fellowship offers you an opportunity to take the next career step in Germany – irrespective of your field of work.  In order to apply, develop your own project idea and find the host of your choice to mentor you. Once your host has confirmed, you can apply for a fellowship.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships - expected direct application deadline

Oct 15, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent grads applying for a PhD in applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering, or first-year graduate students in those programs, who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships support up to five years of graduate study in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences at select universities in the United States. Full details and application via the Hertz website

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.  

Did you know? In 2016-17, Alex Ferris, Wellesley class of 2016, won the Hertz!

Questions?  Any prospective Wellsley applicants are very welcom to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups (details via Events listings on this website) or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

International Student, Travel, Service, Fellowship

Echoing Green - expected fall cycle direct application deadline

Oct 15, 2022
Eligible: applicants must be fluent in English and able to commit to working full-time on their organization (so usually graduating seniors, graduating graduate/professional students, and alumnae - but US citizenship not required).

Echoing Green is "the Fellowship for innovators, instigators, pioneers, and rebels." Echoing Green offers seed-funding (up to $90,000) and support for social entrepreneurs. The program is looking for visionary leaders who are advancing racial justice and upending structural oppression globally. Join us as we work with our community of social innovators to build a world where all people can thrive!  Please note that materials must be submitted by 2:00 pm EST on the day of the deadline.  

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.  

Questions?  Any Wellesley students or alumnae are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team via virtual Fellowships Pop-up Advising (see events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

**Did you know the following Wellesley alumnae were Echoing Green Fellows? Uttara Bharath Kumar '93, Tina Choi '94Sara Minkara '11 Read about their bold ideas and about their careers on the Echoing Green website--and find inspiration to pursue your own idea!

Travel, Postgraduate

Luce Scholars Program - direct application deadline

Oct 15, 2022
Eligible: seniors and graduates in any field who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, under the age of 32 or no more than three years out from receiving bachelor’s degree.

The Luce Scholars Program was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year. The program is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia.

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Wellesley's Fellowships team: drop in to Virtual Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for times/links) and/or book a Fellowships advising appointment as available via Handshake.  *Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in September and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Submit drafts by the optional campus draft deadline in July, and note that advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book an early summer appointment and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Oct 16, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and graduates who are U.S. citizens, seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2023 for a two-year program at a U.S. university. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship supports a 2-year master’s degree program for those preparing and planning for careers in the United States Agency for International Development.  The program also offers paid summer internships, mentorship, and more!

Did you know?  Mai Yer Xiong '14 was a 2018 Payne Fellow; check out her bio here!  Please note this is an expected deadline; check the program's website for additional details and updates. 

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake. And don't miss other scholarships for graduate/professional study!

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Fellowship

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) - direct application deadline

Oct 17, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent grads who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, applying for or in one of the first two years of study in an eligible graduate program.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (NSF GRFP) support up to three years of graduate study in the sciences and social sciences at a U.S. institution. Application Deadline(s) vary according to proposed field of study (& are 5 p.m. local time at applicant’s mailing address).  

  •      October 17, 2022 - Life Sciences
  •      October 18, 2022 - Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning
  •      October 20, 2022 - Engineering
  •      October 21, 2022 - Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy

Read their NSF 101 about the GRFP, and check the website for full details at https://www.nsfgrfp.org. While you're there, don't miss helpful FAQs and application tips

Note that July 25 is the optional priority deadline for Wellesley applicants for postgraduate fellowships with deadlines that fall between August 20 and December 31, 2022: if you submit drafts through this Google form by the July 25 deadline you are guaranteed feedback before the relevant deadlines, and you'll get priority in the booking of advising appointments.

Questions?  To complement conversations you should be having about your application with your research/academic mentors in the field, prospective Wellesley applicants are most welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team, at our Pop-up Advising (see Events listings on this website), through appointments as available through Handshake, email us at fellowships@wellesley.edu.  If we can't answer your questions, you can email  info@nsfgrfp.org or call them toll-free:  1-866-673-4737  (8:30am-5:30pm ET).

International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Princeton in Africa - direct application deadline

Oct 26, 2022
Eligible: rising seniors and recent graduates; U.S. citizenship NOT required.

Princeton in Africa (PiAf) matches talented and passionate college graduates with our partners working across Africa for yearlong service projects. Our Fellows have helped improve education and public health, source fresh water and alternative energy, increase family incomes, and so much more.  

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team by dropping in online to Virtual Fellowship Pop-Ups (search Career Education events listings in Handshake for "pop up") or book a Fellowships advising appointment through Handshake. Or email fellowships@wellesley.edu.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans - direct application deadline

Oct 27, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and graduates whose birth parents were born outside of the US as non-US citizens. You might have been born in the US or be a naturalized citizen, adopted from abroad, a Green Card holder, granted asylum or refugee status in the US, or have graduated from high school & college in the US (including current and past DACA recipients). You must be 30 year old or younger as of the application deadline and planning to be enrolled in graduate school full-time in the 2023-2024 academic year.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans support up to two years of graduate/professional study in any discipline at universities in the United States. Find details at www.pdsoros.org/, including about eligibility. (Please note the deadline for this fellowship is 2:00 pm EST.)

Did you know? Nneoma Nwogu '10Sanja Jagesic '08, and Dana Im '10 all won the Soros, and there were Wellesley finalists for the Soros in 2017-18 and 2018-19! Might the next Wellesley Soros Scholar be you?

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowship Pop-ups (details via Events listings) or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Undergraduate, International Student, Travel, Service, Research/Gradschool

Optional Wellesley Draft Deadline for Undergraduate Fellowships

Oct 31, 2022
Any Wellesley undergraduate applying for scholarships and fellowships with deadlines in the later fall and early spring.

Are you a Wellesley student thinking of applying for the Critical Language Scholarships, Goldwater, Truman, Beinecke, Projects for Peace (international students and US students are eligible for the Projects for Peace!), Boren, Udall, or other undergraduate scholarships and fellowships with late fall and early spring deadlines? Plan ahead and have a stronger application with less stress! 

Submit drafts, however rough or polished, by this optional draft deadline on October 31, 2022, via the form here: you'll be guaranteed an appointment for feedback before the relevant deadline(s) and your future self will thank you for having started the process early. You're smart and capable, but you don't have to go it alone: the Wellesley Fellowships team is here to help!

Before the optional draft deadline, join us for an application working party, with time carved out and resources to help, on October 25th at 3.30pm  - and there may be snacks...

Questions? Drop in to chat with the Wellesley Fellowships team at Virtual Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (no appointment required: search Career Education events listings in Handshake for "pop" for times/details - and more times are added regularly), book a Fellowships advising appointment as available via Handshake, and/or email us at fellowships@wellesley.edu. We can't wait to speak with you!

Plus, find application advice 24/7 via our website and the #fellowshipstoolkit

Postgraduate, Travel

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) - direct application deadline

Nov 1, 2022
Eligible: seniors and recent graduates who are U.S. citizens; prior German language knowledge is not required, but is preferred.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German Young Professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. Benefits include airfare, insurance, housing, monthly stipend, tuition costs, 2 months intensive German study.  All applicants must complete an online application and submit all supplemental materials by November 1 for the program year beginning the following July. 

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Undergraduate, Service, International Student, Research/Gradschool

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Junior Summer Institute - direct application deadline

Nov 1, 2022
Eligible: undergraduates who will complete their degree between December 2023 and August 2024; U.S. citizenship/permanent residency is NOT a requirement for selected programs in the fellowship.

The goal of the PPIA Fellowship Program is to help prepare to pursue Masters' or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field. The organization does this through the intensive study provided by participation in a (fully funded!) Junior Summer Institute (JSI), through partnerships with universities across the country, and through an alumni network that provides opportunities to connect with nearly 4000 individuals who share the same interest in public service.

Each year, PPIA seeks out high-potential undergraduate students from universities across the country to participate in an intensive seven-week Junior Summer Institute (JSI) before their senior year. During their program, fellows are equipped with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in graduate school and ultimately, in influential roles serving the public good.

Once a student has completed their JSI, they join an alumni network of leaders. In addition to the opportunities that this network provides for mentoring and career development, our alumni network has the opportunity to receive financial support for their graduate school education if they attend one of the programs in our Graduate School Consortium.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are encouraged to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowships Pop-up Advising (details via Events listings on this website), through a one-on-one Fellowship advising appointment. as available through Handshake, or by emailing fellowships@wellesley.edu.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowships - direct application deadline

Nov 1, 2022
Eligible: alumnae who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.  Funding ranges from $6,000 to $30,000.

Internship

Wellesley Signature Internships - application deadline

Nov 1, 2022
Eligible are current Wellesley sophomores and juniors.

Wellesley Signature Internships offers 8-10 week college-funded summer internship opportunities specifically for Wellesley students. Internship opportunities are available across all industries and career communities. Students are required to work a minimum of 300 hours during their internship. They gain professional skills, networks, deep immersion in their communities, and an aligned, purposeful career mindset. We achieve this through close collaboration with a variety of stakeholders, including domestic and international organizations on nearly every continent that provide unparalleled access to a wide-range of industries and experiences.

Travel, Postgraduate, International Student

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program - expected direct application deadline

Nov 1, 2022
Eligible: candidates who will hold at least a Bachelor's degree by July 2023, to live and work in Japan for one year or longer beginning next fall. US citizenship not required; Japanese language proficiency is only required for Coordinator for International Relations positions.

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program is sponsored by the Japanese government. JET places native English speakers in classrooms across Japan. The workers live in Japan for up to a year and serve as a language assistant to Japanese students.  Applications are open from early October to late November/early December.  Please see the program website for updates and additional information.

*View an official webinar for the Wellesley community recorded on October 28, 2020.  Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups (see listings in Handshake events) or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Service, Postgraduate

Lead for America Fellowship - expected direct application fall deadline

Nov 1, 2022
Eligible: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients who will graduate in 2023 or have graduated in 2020 or later.

Lead for America selects, trains, and places our nation’s most promising young leaders in two-year paid fellowships in local governments as a means of strengthening America’s public institutions, supporting our local communities, and cultivating a new generation of transformational public service leaders. 

Please note that there are typically three application rounds for the fellowships in the fall, winter, and spring.  Apply as early as you can!  This is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.  

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowships Virtual Pop-up Advising or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Travel, International Student, Postgraduate

Interac - expected fall direct application deadlines

Nov 1, 2022
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are native English speakers; teaching experience and basic Japanese is a plus.

Interac is Japan's leading private provider of Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs). Our highly motivated and qualified teachers serve thousands of schools and boards of education throughout every region of Japan, working with children from kindergarten to high school.

**Please note that Interac accepts applications year-round but recruits annually in the spring (apply by early November) and fall (apply by early May).

Benefits: monthly stipend, help arranging housing; housing and airfare costs are not covered.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Postgraduate, Travel, Undergraduate

Critical Language Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Nov 1, 2022
Eligible: undergraduates (including seniors) and graduate students who are U.S. citizens in any field of study.

The Critical Language Scholarship is a fully-funded overseas intensive language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students with the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries.  Explore prerequisites and details on the CLS website, and don't miss upcoming official CLS webinars, Q&As, some of them specific to an individual language!

Hear from Kayla Nakeeb '21 about her experience with CLS and why she'd encourage you to apply! 

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.  

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Pop-ups (see Events listings on this website) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  We'd love to talk with you!  Or email us at fellowships@wellesley.edu.

International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Princeton in Asia - expected direct application deadline

Nov 1, 2022
Eligible: rising seniors and recent graduates; U.S. citizenship NOT required.

Princeton in Asia (PiA) offers service-oriented fellowships in the fields of education, media/journalism, international development (NGOs) and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools.  Please note that the application closes at 12:00 pm EDT. Learn more about the program through their website, and sign up for one of their October webinars for applicants!

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

Did you know? Tina Xu '18 was a Princeton-in-Asia Fellow in 2018-19!

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowship Pop-ups (details via the Events listings on this website--no appointment needed!) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Undergraduate, Postgraduate, International Student

Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) Student Scholarships - direct application deadline

Nov 1, 2022
Eligible are those who identify as female and are currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. university or college, as either undergraduate Juniors or Seniors, or as graduate students.  (There are no restrictions on citizenship.)

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) offers Student Scholarships: these merit-based scholarships are awarded twice per year to support and encourage women studying all aspects of International Trade, including trade policy and negotiations, global business and supply chains, economic development, women’s economic empowerment, and more.    

  • Applicants must identify as female and be currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. university or college, either full-time or part-time.  Applicants must be undergraduate Juniors or Seniors, or enrolled in graduate studies.  
  • Awards ($1,500, plus mentorship and other benefits) will be based on the quality of the assigned essay and the applicant's demonstrated interested in international trade. They are made without regard to race, religion, age, national origin, ability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Essays must be on a relevant international trade topic and can either be a bespoke essay submission or an appropriately formatted academic paper from current classwork on a relevant topic.  

Find full details on the WIIT website.

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Michel David-Weill Scholarship for graduate study at Sciences Po - UPDATED campus deadline

Nov 2, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors in any field (including but especially Economics) who are U.S. citizens.

Named for Michel David-Weill, an alumnus of Sciences Po and former chairman of Lazard Frères investment bank, this scholarship provides an American student seeking to pursue a Masters degree at Sciences Po with a stipend of approximately $80,000 to cover the cost of attendance (tuition and living expenses) over the course of two years. Wellesley is one of a limited number of partner institutions invited to nominate one candidate to the national competition each year. Apply for the Scholarship and for the degree program of your choice at Sciences Po by the Wellesley deadline.

Prospective Wellesley applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger: drop by Fellowships Pop-Up advising (see Events listings on this website for details), or book an appointment via Handshake. Advising appointments are available year-round,via Zoom.

Research/Gradschool, Travel, International Student, Postgraduate

Chevening Scholarships - expected direct application deadline

Nov 3, 2022
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae from Chevening-eligible countries (see website for which countries/territories these are; but they do not include the US or UK).

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. It supports one-year master’s courses in the UK for students committed to returning and contributing to their home countries.  Please note applications are due by 12:00 pm GMT on the deadline date.  

**This is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, Travel, International Student, Postgraduate

DAAD Graduate Study Scholarships - direct application deadline

Nov 4, 2022
Eligible: rising seniors and recent alumnae who are U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents or foreign nationals who live in the U.S. or Canada by the time of application.

Highly qualified final year undergraduate students or those who have received an undergraduate degree of all disciplines may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a full Master's degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master's degree program completed in the home country.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team through virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Saint Andrew’s Society of New York Graduate Scholarship - campus deadline

Nov 7, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors in any field who are U.S. citizens, of at least some Scottish descent, can demonstrate financial need, and reside in New England, New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania.

In recognition of the benefits of higher education, the Saint Andrew’s Society provides a scholarship for American students of Scottish heritage to study in Scotland for a year after college graduation.

Did you know? Meredith Santaus '16 and Natalie Marshall '20 won the Saint Andrew's to pursue their master's degrees in Scotland.  Could you be next?

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Career Education: chat with her at Fellowship Pop-ups (details via the Events listings on this website) or book an appointment via Handshake.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

The GEM Fellowships Program - expected direct application deadline

Nov 7, 2022
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, especially members of underrepresented minorities, applying for eligible graduate degree programs. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 and must contractually agree to intern for two summers with sponsoring GEM Employer, beginning the Summer after sponsorship.

The National GEM Consortium provides three different fellowships to support graduate work in STEM fields, especially for underrepresented minority students: the MS Engineering Fellowship Program, the PhD Engineering Fellowship, and the PhD Science Fellowship.  Please note that for early consideration, you must complete Part I of the application by October 1 (see website for details).

**Please note this is an expected deadline; check the program's website for additional details and updates.  

Questions?  Prospective Wellesley applicants are most welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Virtual Pop-ups (see Events listings on this website) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Yenching Academy Scholarship at Peking University - campus deadline

Nov 10, 2022
Eligible: Wellesley seniors and graduates, in any field, from any country except mainland China.

The Yenching Academy of Peking University builds bridges between China and the rest of the world through an interdisciplinary master’s program in China Studies for outstanding graduates from all over the globe. Founded on the ideal of fostering global connections and dialogue, the Yenching Academy is a fully funded residential program offering a wide array of interdisciplinary courses on China within broadly defined fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Working closely with their academic mentors, Yenching Scholars are granted the flexibility to create their own study paths by choosing from six academic concentrations and a variety of extracurricular activities.

Did you know that Ye Rin Chu '18 was a Yenching Academy Scholar?

Questions? Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships - direct application deadline

Nov 15, 2022
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents and applying to graduate school.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, of the year of application, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five International Master’s/First Professional Degree Fellowships are renewable for a second year. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences.  

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grants - direct application deadline

Nov 15, 2022
Eligible: alumnae who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and whose last degree was received before June 30, 2014.

Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

Grants provide support for course work beyond a bachelor’s degree, including a master’s degree, second bachelor’s degree, certification program, or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Course work must be taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States or at a technical school that is fully licensed or accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Funds are not available for doctorate-level work.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate

Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program - campus application deadline

Nov 18, 2022
Eligible: First Generation and Low-Income, or Underrepresented ALANA* (African American, Latinx, Alaska Native, Native American, Pacific Islander), who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents, majoring in a STEM discipline, with a strong desire to pursue doctorate education (PhD, EdD, etc), and 2.8 GPA or higher.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 187 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 education for students from underrepresented groups.  At Wellesley, the McNair Scholars Program is STEM focused.

Please note that applications are due annually on the third Friday in November by 5:00 pm EST.

International Student, International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

D-Prize Global Competition - direct application fall cycle deadline

Nov 27, 2022
Eligible: any and all applicants are welcome, regardless of age, major, or nationality.

The D-Prize Global Competition is live and seeking new social entrepreneurs! D-Prize challenges bold new leaders to tackle extreme poverty. This year, as many as 30 teams will be awarded with up to $20,000 each to launch nonprofits or social ventures that can distribute proven poverty interventions to thousands, maybe even millions, of people. Who should apply? You should have enormous ambition, and can imagine yourself as a successful entrepreneur. You are ready to launch your new venture, and - if a pilot proves successful – you are excited to grow it into a world changing organization. If you are still a student or have an existing job, you should have a clear idea how to transition into a full-time founder. D-Prize is exclusively interested in ventures that will scale distribution of an already proven poverty intervention in the developing world. Read the D-Prize challenges and join the competition at www.d-prize.org.

 Please note the following early, regular, and extension deadlines (check the D-Prize website for further details):

  • Early Submission Deadline: October 16th 2022 at midnight PT (pacific time) 

  • Regular Submission Deadline: November 6 th 2022 at midnight PT (pacific time) 

  • Extension Deadline: November 27, 2022 at midnight PT (pacific time). Register for an extension

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team through appointments (phone and video chat) as available through Handshake.  

International Student, Postgraduate

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program - campus deadline

Dec 1, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field from any country.

The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Approximately 12 students will be hired to work at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC, on a full-time basis for one year. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to associates working on the Endowments projects, which include nuclear non-proliferation, democracy building, Middle East political reform, trade and environment, economics, international security, South Asian politics, and Chinese, Russian, and Eurasian affairs. Wellesley may nominate up to two candidates annually.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in the fall and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat: book a summer appointment and beat the rush!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program - direct application deadline

Dec 1, 2022
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae.

National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program supports three years of PhD or MD/PhD in the biomedical sciences at NIH and one of the NIH university partners in the US or abroad (including Oxford and Cambridge). There are many NIH-University partnerships available to US citizens, US permanent residents, or international graduate students. Review the partnership descriptions to determine which pathway, partnerships, and online application form are most appropriate for your admission consideration. Please see the program website for full details and application.  

Questions?  Prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Virtual Pop-ups (see Events listings on this website for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, Service, Undergraduate

Truman Scholarship - campus deadline

Dec 5, 2022
Eligible: current juniors who are U.S. citizens or nationals.

The Truman Scholarship supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership. This scholarship provides funding toward senior year and graduate school (up to $30,000) for juniors committed to careers in public service.

Did you know? Emily Moss '19 won the Truman in 2018!

You don't have to go it alone: drop in to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website), or talk things over with Kate Dailinger at Career Education.  Why not beat the rush by booking an appointment via Handshake to talk over the summer via Zoom?

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool, Fellowship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship - campus deadline

Dec 5, 2022
Eligible: sophomores & juniors in STEM fields who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.

The mission of the Goldwater Scholarship is to help develop the nation’s next generation of researchers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, by awarding scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

You don't have to go it alone: learn more and get application advice on our website, drop in to Fellowships Virtual Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website), or talk things over with Kate Dailinger at Career Education.  Why not beat the rush by booking an appointment via Handshake to talk over the summer via Zoom?

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Ford Foundation Fellowships: Dissertation - direct application deadline

Dec 8, 2022
Eligible: Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree candidates in a dissertation-required program, who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees. Must have completed all departmental and institutional requirements for their degree except for writing and defense of dissertation by December 8, 2022. See website for additional requirements.

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.  Please note that applications are due by 5:00 pm EST on the deadline date.  

The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Postgraduate

Ford Foundation Fellowships: Postdoctoral - direct application deadline

Dec 8, 2022
Eligible: Individuals awarded a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree no earlier than December 8, 2015 and no later than December 8, 2022, who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees and refugees. See website for additional requirements.

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.  Please note that applicatiosn are due by 5:00 pm EST on the date of the deadline. 

The postdoctoral fellowships provide one year of support for individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Career Programs

Embark! A First-Year Career Retreat - registration deadline

Dec 9, 2022
Open to any Wellesley first-year student!

Career Education is excited to offer Embark! A First-Year Career Retreat for all interested Wellesley College first-year students. This free weekend-long immersive program will allow you to feel equipped with a metaphorical backpack of tools you’ll need to begin your career exploration.

Join us to connect with Career Education, discover how to identify and utilize your values and strengths through our assessments and activities, hear career stories from Wellesley alums, and learn about the variety of opportunities that are available to you as a Wellesley student, like funded internships, study abroad, research.

This is a great place to start your career exploration, and we'll have camp-style fun along the way! 

Plus: Embark participants are eligible for summer 2022 Hive Internship Projects! (First-year students will only be eligible for summer 2022 HIPs if they complete Embark.)

International Student, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Davis Fellows for Peace - direct application deadline

Dec 15, 2022
Eligible: all current students and alumnae of any nationality.

Established in 2007, the Fellows for Peace awards cover tuition, room, and board for one summer in any of the 12 Middlebury Language Schools at any level of study. The award does not cover travel, books, or incidentals. The fellowships are highly competitive, merit-based awards available to all applicants. Find out more about former Fellows for Peace.

The 100 annual fellowships are intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. Those in other fields, including working professionals, are encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the languages offered.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Ford Foundation Fellowships: Predoctoral - direct application deadline

Dec 15, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees. Individuals must also be enrolled in or plan to enroll in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required) program leading to a Ph.D. or Sci.D.

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.  Please note that applicatiosn are due by 5:00 pm EST on the date of the deadline.

Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships support up to three years of study in doctorate programs in the United States.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Travel, Postgraduate

Blakemore Freeman Fellowship - direct application deadline

Dec 30, 2022
Eligibility: applicants must be an American citizen or permanent resident of the United States; pursuing a professional, business, or academic career that involves the regular use of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, or Khmer; by the start of the grant, have (at minimum) a bachelor's degree; be at or near an advanced level in the language (by the start of the grant, applicants must have completed (at minimum) the third year of language classes at the college level, through formal classroom study at a college or university and/or in rigorous college-level language programs); be able to devote oneself exclusively to full-time intensive language study during the term of the grant; grants are not made for part-time study or research.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of full-time, intensive language study of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, or Khmer at the advanced level in approved language programs in East or Southeast Asia.

The grants provide a stipend for living, travel and study expenses and full tuition for programs in East Asia such as:
● Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, Japan
● International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan
● Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China
● Seoul National University, Sogang University and other language programs in South Korea

In addition to Chinese, Japanese and Korean, Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are also available for advanced language study in:
● Thailand     ● Vietnam     ● Indonesia     ● Cambodia   

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team via Fellowship Pop-ups (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Gates Cambridge Scholarship - deadline for international students

Jan 5, 2023
Eligible: seniors and graduates, in any discipline and from any country except the UK

Gates Cambridge Scholarships support graduate study in any discipline at the University of Cambridge by citizens of any country other than the UK. Details, application, and helpful videos via: www.gatescambridge.org

Deadlines for study beginning in 2023-24 (check the program's website for full details):

  • for US citizens normally resident in the US: October 12, 2022
  • for citizens of other countries than the UK, and US citizens normally resident outside the US: December 1, 2022, or January 5, 2023, depending on the proposed course of study at Cambridge

**Deadlines are usually noon Cambridge time (7am Wellesley time): please see the official website for details.  Not sure it's worth applying? See what Thai-Catherine Mathews '14 has to say!

Interested Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger of Career Education (she did her own graduate work at Cambridge!): drop in online to Fellowships Pop-Ups (see Events listings on this website or search Handshake events for "Pop up") or book a Fellowships appointment with Kate via Handshake. *It's a great idea to plan ahead: these deadlines fall at the same time as many others, so advising spots fill up quickly...

International Student, Postgraduate

The Elizabeth Crawford ’21 Haystack Fellowship - campus application deadline

Jan 9, 2023
Eligible: Wellesley graduates and graduating seniors of any nationality from any major. (There is no requirement that applicants have taken art classes at Wellesley; most workshops at Haystack are designed for all levels of experience—or lack thereof.)

The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine. Founded in 1950 as a research and studio program in the arts, Haystack offers one and two-week studio workshops to participants of all skill levels as well as the two-week, Open Studio Residency program, exhibitions, tours, auctions, artist presentations, and shorter workshops for Maine residents and high school students. This fellowship honors Elizabeth Crawford, Wellesley Class of 1921. Crawford was one of the founders of Haystack in 1950, and the school's first pottery instructor.

The Elizabeth Crawford ’21 Haystack Fellowship provides tuition and room and board from a two-week workshop of the Fellow’s choice, plus a travel grant of up to $500.  (The only cost to the Fellow would be any materials fee for the workshop selected.)

Travel, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Boren Awards - campus deadline

Jan 11, 2023
Eligible: Wellesley first-years, sophomores, or juniors in any field who are U.S. citizens planning study abroad during the following academic year. Graduating seniors who are applying to U.S.-based graduate programs could apply for the Boren Fellowship.

The Boren Scholarships and Fellowships support the study abroad of less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. 

You don't have to go it alone: drop in to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website), or talk things over with Kate Dailinger or Caitlin Roberts-Donovan at Career Education by booking an appointment via Handshake to talk via telephone or video.

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

The Beinecke Scholarship Program - campus deadline

Jan 17, 2023
Eligible: 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.

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 $35,000 towards application expenses and tuition fees for graduate study in MA, MFA, or PhD programs. 

You don't have to go it alone: drop in to Fellowships Virtual Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website), or talk things over with Kate Dailinger at Career Education by booking an appointment via Handshake to talk via telephone or video chat.

International Student, Travel, Service, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Projects for Peace - campus deadline

Jan 18, 2023
Eligible: undergraduates and graduating seniors in any field from any country.

Created in 2007 by Kathryn Wasserman Davis (Wellesley College ‘28), the Projects for Peace offers undergraduates funding to design a grassroots project for the summer of 2023--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.

You don't have to go it alone! Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Service, Undergraduate

Udall Scholarship - campus deadline

Feb 9, 2023
Eligible: sophomores and juniors in any field who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. Awards are offered in three categories: 

  • Environment: For undergraduates interested in conservation and environmental issues
  • Tribal Policy: For Native Americans and Alaska Natives working on an array of issues in Indian country
  • Native Health Care: For Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers

You don't have to go it alone: drop in to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website), or talk things over with Kate Dailinger at Career Education by booking an appointment via Handshake to talk via telephone or video chat. You might be one of the next Udall Scholars!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

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

Feb 9, 2023
Eligible: graduating seniors in any field from any country.

Susan Rappaport Knafel '52 Scholarship for Foreign Study – up to $36,000 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 $36,000 The fellowship will be awarded to a member of the Wellesley graduating class who displays an interest in and an acceptance of others, and who displays the ethos of a Wellesley education. It will fund 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 two months. 

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead-- advising appointments are available via telephone and video chat: book an appointment today!

Postgraduate, International Student, Service

FAO Schwarz Fellowship - direct application deadline

Feb 10, 2023
Eligible: seniors eligible to work in the United States for the duration of the Fellowship.

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is an intensive, transformative two-year experience in the world of social change designed to develop your knowledge and leadership abilities.  The Fellows work at leading nonprofit organizations in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia. These organizations are all deeply valued in their communities and have a strong record of delivering consistent results and high-quality services. Host organizations vary from year to year — and all have a proven commitment to addressing critical issues of social inequity.

The organizations selected this year are Break Through Greater Boston (Boston), The Clay Studio (Philadelphia), The Food Project (Boston),  Museum of the City of New York (New York City), Mid-Atlantic Audubon (Philadelphia), and NYC Audubon (New York City). Each will host one new FAO Schwarz Fellowship position. The sixth host, Breakthrough Greater Boston, will host two positions in Boston.  

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Internship

Student-Identified Internship Grants

Mar 1, 2023
The majority of funding available is designated for current Wellesley Sophomores and Juniors. Limited funding is available for First Years and non-graduating Seniors (students who will graduate in Fall semester). Any major, any field of interest, any citizenship Compelling demonstration of how the experience contributes to academic, professional, and personal development

Through the ongoing and generous support of our donors, Wellesley College is able to offer funding to support unpaid internships which students identify or develop on their own. Many award recipients pursue internships in nonprofit organizations focused on education, microfinance, and/or environmental issues, but funding is available for opportunities in other sectors, as well. Students may be considered for different award opportunities, as applicable. In addition to the stipends, Wellesley Career Education staff provide ongoing professional development and career education training throughout their summer experiences.

Postgraduate, International Student

Venture for America - early fall direct application deadline

Sep 12, 2023
Eligible: graduates from the classes of 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, DACA recipients, OR hold other work authorization that is valid through June 2025.

Venture For America prepares recent college graduates for careers as entrepreneurs.  As a Fellow, you’ll gain business skills and professional development at our intensive Training Camp. For two years, you’ll work at a startup in a full-time salaried position, learning how to build and grow a business firsthand. From there, you’ll be ready to be a leader in business or launch one of your own.

Our early fall deadline is Monday, Sept. 12 at 11:59 p.m. in your time zone. All candidates who apply by this deadline will hear if they are invited to become a Fellow on Monday, Oct. 31.

Please note: there are multiple (but identical) deadlines, which we will post on a rolling basis. The criteria remain the same for every deadline, but we recommend applying as early as possible so that, if admitted, you’ll have the most time to complete Onboarding and prepare for the Match process.  

Did you know? Nicole Ntim-Addae '20 won Venture for America!  Come by Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups (listings in Handshake) or book an appointment via Handshake to ask questions and learn more.