Deadlines

Service, Postgraduate

Open Space Institute Conservation Diversity Fellowship - direct application deadline

May 15, 2021
Eligible: Seniors and graduates eligible to work in the US.

The Open Space Institute’s Conservation Diversity Fellowship, started in 2016, seeks candidates pursuing professional experience in the conservation field. The Fellowship is a full-time, salaried, one-year position in New York City offering candidates the chance to work with colleagues and leaders at the Open Space Institute to accomplish meaningful conservation goals. 

The Fellowship offers college graduates a one-year, paid position (competitive starting salary with a comprehensive benefits package) working alongside full-time staff based out of OSI’s New York City home office. OSI’s multifaceted programs will give the fellows wide-ranging experience in the conservation field. Fellows will have the opportunity to work on projects related to the following, based upon her/his education and desired career path.

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged also to be in touch with the Fellowships team for support in the application process: check Career Education events listings for opportunities to drop in to Virtual Fellowship Pop-Up Advising, or book an appointment through Handshake. We'd love to talk with you!

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, International Student

Rotary Peace Fellowships - expected direct application deadline

May 15, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from any country who are proficient in English (a second language is strongly recommended).

Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.  Each year, the Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities around the world.  For details, see https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/peace-fellowships.

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

International Student, Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Schwarzman Scholars - direct application deadline for passport holders from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, & Taiwan

May 20, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae from any country in any field, under the age of 29. This application deadline is for holders of passports from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau. Everyone else should apply by the September deadline.

The Schwarzman Scholars Program supports leadership development & a special one-year Master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. 
The 200 scholars chosen annually for this highly selective program will work towards a Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing—one of China’s most prestigious universities. As individuals who want to have a positive impact on the world, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Scholars will be selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests and leadership potential.

Get advice on your application by booking a Fellowships advising appointment, available year-round, and via telephone/video chat.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

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

May 26, 2021
Rising seniors planning to enroll 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 usually awarded in the spring of the recipient’s junior year, so that it can facilitate honors work, both during the summer preceding the senior year, if needed, and during the senior year. The fellowship is also intended to recognize students with a commitment to service.

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

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

Rhodes Scholarship: Global Competition - campus deadline to declare interest

Jun 24, 2021
Rising seniors, current seniors, and alumnae from any country not included in another Rhodes competition (see official website for details), who meet the official eligibility criteria.

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.  One of the oldest and most prestigious international awards, Rhodes Scholarships provide full funding for postgraduate study in any field at the University of Oxford.  For the first time in 2018, Rhodes Scholarships were opened to citizens of any country, through the creation of the Global Competition for the Rhodes.

Interested Wellesley candidates in the class of 2022 or earlier, who are not eligible to apply through one of the other Rhodes competitions (find the list here) should declare their interest in applying for Wellesley's nomination for the Global Rhodes competition in 2020 by this date (find further details via Wellesley Career Education's resources for Rhodes applicants).

*Please note that while only Rhodes applicants in the Canadian, Global, and US competitions need first secure Wellesley's nomination for the Rhodes, Kate Dailinger, of Career Education, is delighted to talk with any Wellesley student or alumna interested in applying for the Rhodes (simply book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake, to talk in person or via telephone/video chat, year 'round: it's wise to plan ahead, as it takes time to put together a strong application, and many Rhodes deadlines fall at busy seasons when advising appointments fill up fast...)

International Student, International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

D-Prize Global Competition - direct extended application deadline

Jun 27, 2021
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: May 16, 2021 at midnight PT (pacific time) 

  • Regular Submission Deadline: June 6, 2021 at midnight PT (pacific time) 

  • Extension Deadline: June 27, 2021 at midnight PT (pacific time) - limited to 200 people who register

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

Internship

Summer Internship Credit

Jul 2, 2021
Current first-years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors graduating after summer 2021.

Wellesley College offers co-curricular (non-academic) credit for internships and research opportunities that expand students’ learning beyond the classroom and contribute to students’ professional development. Initiated in 2016 as a joint effort between the Committee on Curriculum & Academic Policy (CCAP) and Wellesley Career Education, the Summer Internship Credit program was established to broaden our students’ eligibility for internships and other experiential learning. Knowing that many employers require academic credit for internships, we saw an opportunity to align workplace learning with the academic experience.

Assuming an experience meets the standards outlined by Wellesley Career Education, Wellesley College awards transcript credit for summer internships (May to August). Serving as a critical extension of our students’ education, such credit-worthy experiences provide a learning foundation for professional development as it directly relates to a Wellesley liberal arts degree.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Wellesley optional priority draft deadline - Fulbright, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Schwarzman, Knight-Hennessy, and Watson

Jul 27, 2021
Those planning to apply to Fulbright, Watson, Marshall, Rhodes, Schwarzman, and/or Knight-Hennessy fellowships.

Plan ahead and give yourself a head-start! 

July 27 is the optional priority deadline for Wellesley applicants for the Fulbright, Watson, Marshall, Rhodes, Schwarzman, and/or Knight-Hennessy: if you submit drafts through this Google form by the July 27 deadline you are guaranteed feedback before campus deadlines, and you'll get priority in the booking of advising appointments.

(Applicants who miss the draft deadline will be accommodated time-permitting, after those who met the deadline.)

*Please note that RHODES and MITCHELL Scholarships' rules prohibit applicants from seeking or receiving feedback of any kind on their essays, but the resume or list of activities and awards MAY be discussed, along with advice on choice of recommenders, plans for study at Oxford, etc. Note, too, that some Rhodes competitions may have deadlines on or before July 27. Please plan ahead, and best of luck!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

New Zealand Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 1, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from New Zealand 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 three Scholarships available for New Zealand, 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 New Zealand Rhodes, 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--advising appointments are available all summer long: book an appointment via Handshake now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

India Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 2, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from India 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 five Scholarships available for India, 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 Indian Rhodes, 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--Fellowships advising appointments are available all summer long: book via Handshake now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Pakistan Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 2, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Pakistan 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 Pakistan, 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 Pakistan, 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--advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Southern Africa Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 15, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, or eSwatini 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 ten Scholarships available for Southern Africa, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.  Southern Africa includes South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, and eSwatini.

**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 Southern Africa, 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--advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake now!

Postgraduate

Venture for America - expected direct application deadline

Aug 20, 2021
Eligible: graduates from the classes of 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, DACA recipients, or hold other work authorization that is valid through June 2023.

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.

Please note: there are four separate, but identical, application deadlines. 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 our Match process.  This is an expected deadline, so please check the program website for details.

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.

 

 

 

 

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Fulbright U.S. Student Program - campus application deadline

Aug 25, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae 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 you 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 by which to apply for the Fulbright with the support of the Wellesley Fulbright committee.  You can apply directly for the Fulbright, but why not get help if you can? 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!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Canada Rhodes Scholarship - campus application deadline

Aug 25, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are Canadian citizens.

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 eleven Scholarships available for Canadians, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time 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. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointment before August 1st and beat the rush! 

Pro tip: your future self will thank you if you meet the optional campus draft deadline at the end of July: get advice on your proposed course of study, resume, and choice of recommenders!

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

U.S. Rhodes Scholarship - campus application deadline

Aug 25, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or current DACA recipients.

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 thirty-two Scholarship available for the United States, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time 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. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointment before August 1st and beat the rush! 

Pro tip: your future self will thank you if you meet the optional campus draft deadline at the end of July: get advice on your proposed course of study, resume, and choice of recommenders!

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Marshall Scholarship - campus application deadline

Aug 25, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens.

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at an UK institution in any field. As they gain a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American people, their governments and their institutions. Scholars’ direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their personal growth and ultimate success.

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, as well as in person: book a summer appointment now!

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Mitchell Scholarship Program - campus application deadline

Aug 25, 2021
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.

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, as well as in person: book a summer appointment now!  

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 31, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, or Palestine 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 Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**Please note that this is an expected deadline; for updates and additional 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 this Rhodes competition, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are most welcome 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--advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Zimbabwe Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 31, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe, 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 Zimbabwe, 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 deadlines in August, September, and October and the many Wellesley applicants--advising appointments are available all summer long: why not book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush?

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Zambia Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 31, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Zambia 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 Zambia, 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 Zambia, 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. Advising appointments are available all summer long: why not book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush?

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Malaysia Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 31, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Malaysia 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 Malaysia, 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 Malaysia, 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 fellowships with deadlines in August, September, and October and the many Wellesley applicants for them--book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

East Africa Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 31, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Uganda, Tanzania, Rawanda, South Sudan, and Burundi 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 East Africa, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.  East Africa includes Uganda, Tanzania, Rawanda, South Sudan, and Burundi.

**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 East Africa, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are most welcome 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--advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Kenya Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 31, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Kenya.

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 Kenya, 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 Kenya, 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 deadlines in August, September, and October and the number of Wellesley applicants for them--book a Fellowships advisng appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Service

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

Sep 7, 2021
Eligible: seniors or graduates who are U.S. citizens, applying to U.S. graduate programs to start in 2021-22.

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!

**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: 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! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Australia Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 10, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Australia 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 nine Scholarships available for Australia, 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 Australian Rhodes, 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, Travel, Postgraduate

West Africa Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 15, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from West Africa 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 West Africa, to support postgraduate study at Oxford. West Africa includes: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Principe and Togo.

**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 West Africa, 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. Advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment  via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Undergraduate, International Student, Research/Gradschool

Daniels Fellowship - expected application deadline

Sep 20, 2021
Eligible: seniors in good standing at Wellesley.

In celebration of the maverick spirit, the Pamela Daniels ’59 Fellowship supports exceptional seniors in carrying out original dream projects that would not otherwise be possible.

**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 Fellowship Pop-up Advising (see Events listings on this website for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Schwarzman Scholars - deadline for global competition

Sep 21, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae from any country in any field.

The Schwarzman Scholars Program supports leadership development & a special one-year Master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The 200 scholars chosen annually for this highly selective program will work towards a Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing—one of China’s most prestigious universities. As individuals who want to have a positive impact on the world, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Scholars will be selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests and leadership potential.

Get advice on your application by booking a Fellowships advising appointment, available year-round, and via telephone/video chat as well as in person.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

United Arab Emirates Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 23, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from the United Arab Emirates 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 the United Arab Emirates, 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 the United Arab Emirates, 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. Advising 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 24, 2021
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!

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, International Student

Aker Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 26, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are Norwegian citizens or who have a strong link to Norway (i.e. you must have lived in Norway for several years and speak Norwegian) hoping to pursue graduate work at the universities listed above.

The Aker Scholarship fully supports graduate study in any field at Caltech, MIT, Harvard, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London, and National University of Singapore (NUS). Did you know that Aisha Bornoe '17 won the Aker in 2017?

Please note the application deadline is 11.59 pm CEST (Oslo time). 

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

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool, International Student

Jerome A. Schiff Fellowship - expected application deadline

Sep 27, 2021
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. 

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

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, Travel, Postgraduate

Saudi Arabia Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Saudi Arabia 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 Scholarship available for Saudi Arabia this year, 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 Saudi Arabia, 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--advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Germany Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Germany 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 Germany, 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 German Rhodes, 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, Septembe,r and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long: book an 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, 2021
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 is one Scholarship 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! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Jamaica & the Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Jamaica or 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. Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Jamaica and the Commonwealth Caribbean, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.  The Commonwealth Caribbean includes Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, St. Kitts-Nevis, Montserrat, Anguilla, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands, and British Virgin 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 Jamaica and 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

Israel Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2021
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, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Singapore Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2021
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!

Service, International Student, Postgraduate

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

Oct 1, 2021
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. 

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Service

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program - expected direct application deadline

Oct 1, 2021
Eligible: seniors and graduates who are U.S. citizens and planning to start two-year graduate programs in fall following application for the Rangel.

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship program seeks young people interested in making a difference in the world as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $84,000 over two years toward a master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies/consulates, provides mentorship and professional development support, and leads to a career in the State Department Foreign Service. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.

**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: drop in virtually or in person to 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! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Gates Cambridge Scholarship - expected direct application deadline for US applicants

Oct 4, 2021
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.

EXPECTED Deadlines for study beginning in 2022-23 (check the program's website for additional details and updates):

  • for US citizens normally resident in the US: approximately October 4, 2021
  • for citizens of other countries than the UK, and US citizens normally resident outside the US: approximately November 22, 2021, or approximately December 27, 2021, 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, Travel, Postgraduate

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship - campus deadline

Oct 4, 2021
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! 

Travel, Postgraduate

Luce Scholars Program - campus application deadline

Oct 4, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

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 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! 

Travel, Undergraduate

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - direct application deadline

Oct 5, 2021
Eligible: US citizens and nationals who are Pell Grant recipients

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program supports up to a year of study abroad in any discipline, for US citizens and nationals who are Pell Grant recipients who will finish their degrees after the proposed study abroad

**Please see details and application via: www.gilmanscholarship.org/

Apply by this date for spring '22 study abroad and early decision on summer '22. 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, International Student, Postgraduate

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford - direct application deadline

Oct 6, 2021
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 2015 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! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

China Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Oct 8, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae, in any field, who are citizens of the People’s Republic of China

TThe 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 four Scholarships available for China, 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 China, 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. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointmentbefore August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Churchill Scholarship - campus deadline

Oct 11, 2021
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, Travel, Postgraduate, Service

Fulbright U.S. Student Program - direct application deadline

Oct 12, 2021
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

Bermuda Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Oct 15, 2021
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, Postgraduate

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

Oct 18, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae who are U.S. citizens, seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2022 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.

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

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

Oct 28, 2021
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 October 28, 2021 and planning to be enrolled in graduate school full-time in the 2022-2023 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, Service, International Student, Research/Gradschool

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

Nov 1, 2021
Eligible: undergraduates who will complete their degree between December 2021 and August 2022; 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 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.

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

Rare Book School Scholarships - direct application deadline

Nov 1, 2021
Eligible: students and graduates from any country.

Rare Book School provides continuing-education opportunities for students from all disciplines and skill levels to study the history of written, printed, and digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the field.  There are several types of scholarships awarded by RBS each fall, all of which are conducted through a single application process. Once awarded, scholarships may be used for a class during the next two years (i.e. a scholarship awarded in this cycle could be used for a class between January 2020 and December 2021).

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

Postgraduate, Travel, Undergraduate

Critical Language Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Nov 2, 2021
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; check the program's website for additional details and updates. 

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 fellowships@wellesley.edu.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Yenching Academy Scholarship at Peking University - campus deadline

Nov 8, 2021
Eligible: seniors and graduates, from any country, in any field.

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, Travel, Postgraduate

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

Nov 8, 2021
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, Travel, Postgraduate

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

Nov 15, 2021
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.

Service, Postgraduate

Lead for America Fellowship - direct application fall deadline

Nov 15, 2021
Eligible: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients who will graduate in 2022 or have graduated in 2019 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!

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.  

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate

Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program - campus application deadline

Nov 19, 2021
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, Postgraduate

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program - campus deadline

Nov 29, 2021
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, Service, Undergraduate

Truman Scholarship - campus deadline

Dec 2, 2021
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 2, 2021
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 at the campus workshop offered in October, 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, International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Gates Cambridge Scholarship - expected deadline for international students

Dec 27, 2021
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

EXPECTED Deadlines for study beginning in 2022-23 (check the program's website for additional details and updates):

  • for US citizens normally resident in the US: approximately October 4, 2021
  • for citizens of other countries than the UK, and US citizens normally resident outside the US: approximately November 22, 2021, or approximately December 27, 2021, 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...