Deadlines

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

The WW Pennsylvania Teaching Fellowship - direct application deadline

Mar 1, 2021
Eligibility: rising seniors and graduates who have majored in a STEM field, demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals, have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

The WW Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia and Pittsburgh).

The Fellowship has also prepared over a thousand teachers in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or have extensively studied, one or more of the STEM fields.

Please note that there are three deadlines specific to the affiliated universities (University of Pennsylvania, West Chester University, and Duquesne University): November 4, 2020; January 11, 2021; and March 1, 2021.  See the website for additional details and instructions.  

Also note that this fellowship is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, which is currently undergoing the process of changing its name.

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool

Wellesley Student Library Research Awards - direct application deadline

Mar 1, 2021
Eligibility: Current students of all class levels and disciplines

The Wellesley College Friends of the Library have generously donated funds establishing an award to recognize outstanding library research papers/projects by undergraduates in any discipline. Win up to $750!

Please note that the application is due at 5:00 pm EST on the day of the deadline.  Current Wellesley College students registered for a Wellesley College course are eligible to submit. Individuals or teams may submit projects/papers and all class levels and all disciplines are eligible. To be eligible for an award, the work must have been completed for Wellesley College course credit during the previous calendar year.  For details and application see www.wellesley.edu/lts/research/award.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

James Madison Fellowships - direct application deadline

Mar 1, 2021
Eligible: undergraduates, graduating seniors, and alumnae who are U.S. citizens or nationals and who plan to become teachers of American history, American government, or social studies.

James Madison Graduate Fellowships support two years of graduate study leading to a Master’s degree for those who plan to become teachers, and are interested in teaching American history, American government, or any other social studies class where they will teach topics on the Constitution in grades 7–12.  (Please note the deadline for this fellowship is 5:00 pm Central Standard Time.) 

Hear Madison Fellows talk about their experiences, here

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in to Fellowships Pop-Ups online (see Events listings for details) or book a one-on-one Fellowships advising appointment through Handshake (appointments are available year-round, via telephone or video chat). 

Undergraduate

ACS Scholars Program - direct application deadline

Mar 1, 2021
Eligible: U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents who are African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian (see website for additional details); a first year, sophomore, or junior; Intend to major or already major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemistry-related science AND plan to pursue a career in a chemistry-related science as well (please see website for more details); and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000* per academic year. To date, over 3,000 students have received a funding from the ACS Scholars Program.

Travel, Undergraduate

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program - EXTENDED direct application deadline

Mar 9, 2021
Eligible: undergraduate U.S. 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.

The application for summer 2021 and fall 2021/academic year 2021-2022 will open in mid-January and student applications are due in early March (Please see the program's website for details.)  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 by Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings). Come talk with us!

Undergraduate

Camellia Student Leadership Awards - expected direct application deadline

Mar 15, 2021
Eligible: undergraduates who have not yet received the award.

The Camellia Student Leader Awards honor students who have grown as leaders during their time at Wellesley. The honorees, in full appreciation of the opportunities their time at Wellesley has presented, look inward toward their own growth and development, work collectively with diverse groups of peers, and carry their passions forward with the support of others. Like the Camellia tree, these students demonstrate grace and strength.

We welcome all members of the Wellesley College community (faculty, staff and students) to nominate students who they feel exhibit the spirit of an award for consideration. See our website for nomination deadlines nomination forms for each award follow its description below.  Please note that past award recipients are not eligible to receive the same award in future years.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

Wellesley's Ruhlman Conference - campus deadline to apply to present!

Mar 17, 2021
Eligible: any Wellesley student!

Wellesley's Ruhlman Conference is made possible each year by the Barbara Peterson Ruhlman Fund for Interdisciplinary Study. The conference is intended to foster collaboration among students and faculty across the disciplines and to enhance the intellectual life of the College. The event will provide an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, friends, family, and alumnae to come together in celebration of student achievement The Ruhlman Conference celebrates intellectual life by sponsoring a communal, public event where students will have an opportunity to present their work to a wide audience. By providing an opportunity for public presentation of what is often a private, isolated activity; the conference will demonstrate that research can be part of the ongoing conversation in a community of scholars. This year the conference will be a virtual event during the week of May 10-14, 2021.

Rulman Presentation Application

Deadline to submit a presentation application is March 17, 2021

 Talk (5 minute presentation on Zoom) An individual student gives an oral presentation about some original research they have conducted. Please note the committee will schedule all 5-minute "Talks" with related types of presentations to create a panel with a connected theme. If you are part of a 40 minute pre-formed panel discussion, see Pre-formed Panel Discussion below.

 Short Performance (10 minute Zoom presentation) An individual or group of students presents a short musical or theatrical piece.

 Film Screening (10 minute Zoom presentation) An individual or group of students presents an original film or video.

 Literary Reading (10 minute Zoom presentation) An individual student reads an original text, typically a series of poems or part of a short story.

 Pre-formed Panel Discussion (40-minute group Zoom presentation) A minimum of 4 students and maximum of 9 together to discuss the same topic. Participants are either members of a class or have joined together to prepare material that will last for an entire 40 minutes. Please make sure only one member in the group fills out the application to prevent duplication.

 Exhibition (40 minute Zoom presentation) an individual student presents original artwork in the form of drawings, paintings, sculpture, photos, etc. Presenters remain with their exhibits during the scheduled 40-minute session in order to help visitors understand the visually presented material.

 Long Performance (40 minute Zoom presentation) A group of students presents a musical or theatrical piece.

 Exhibition (40 minute Zoom presentation) an individual student presents original artwork in the form of drawings, paintings, sculpture, photos, etc. Presenters remain with their exhibits during the scheduled 40-minute session in order to help visitors understand the visually presented material.

 Long Performance (40 minute Zoom presentation) A group of students presents a musical or theatrical piece.
 

Questions? Email ruhlman@wellesley.edu.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

Ruhlman Conference Jacqueline Fowler '49 Public Speaking Prize - campus deadline

Mar 22, 2021
Eligible: any Wellesley student participating in this year's Ruhlman Conference!

Wellesley's Ruhlman Conference is made possible each year by the Barbara Peterson Ruhlman Fund for Interdisciplinary Study. The conference is intended to foster collaboration among students and faculty across the disciplines and to enhance the intellectual life of the College. The event will provide an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, friends, family, and alumnae to come together in celebration of student achievement The Ruhlman Conference celebrates intellectual life by sponsoring a communal, public event where students will have an opportunity to present their work to a wide audience. By providing an opportunity for public presentation of what is often a private, isolated activity; the conference will demonstrate that research can be part of the ongoing conversation in a community of scholars. This year the conference will be a virtual event during the week of May 10-14, 2021.

The Jacqueline Fowler '49 Public Speaking Prize Form 2021 Deadline to submit a video and this form is March 22, 2021

All Ruhlman participants are eligible to enter The Jacqueline Fowler '49 Public Speaking Prize. The competition will take place in two rounds: In the first round, participants will submit a 3-minute video presentation on the abstract of their Ruhlman project, intended for an interested non-expert audience. The judging of the final round will be based on the finalists' actual Ruhlman presentations, which will be designated in the program and scheduled so that the judges can attend all of them. The winner will be announced and the prize will be awarded at the end of the conference.

Questions? Email ruhlman@wellesley.edu .

Service, Postgraduate, International Student

Immigrant Justice Corps Community Fellowships - direct application deadline

Mar 24, 2021
Eligible: applicants must be eligible for work authorization in the U.S. for the full two years of the fellowship (DACA recipients are welcome to apply to Immigrant Justice Corps, and comprise a significant percentage of the Fellows named each year). They must speak another language in addition to English (Spanish is in the highest demand, but Fellows who speak Mandarin, Haitian Creole, French, Arabic, Korean, and Urdu have been named). You may apply as a college senior or during the year after graduation (in spring 2021, members of the classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021 are eligible to apply).

Each year Immigrant Justice Corps awards two-year Community Fellowships to exceptional seniors and recent college graduates with the linguistic skills, passion, and cultural competency to work with diverse immigrant communities. IJC trains Fellows to be experts in immigration law and advocacy. Community Fellows conduct outreach, screen, and aid immigrants with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”), Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”), Green Card, citizenship applications, and more. Community Fellows become Board of Immigration Appeals Partially Accredited Representatives and are placed in community-based organizations in and around New York City and in other states. IJC Fellows serve for two years and are provided a full salary and benefits.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team by dropping in virtually to Fellowship Pop-Ups (see events listings) or by booking an appointment as available through Handshake.  

International Student, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Summer Institute with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa - direct application deadline

Mar 31, 2021
Eligible: participants age 18 - 22 from Pakistan, India, and the U.S.

The Summer Institute (SI) is a two-week creative writing and cultural exchange program for participants age 18-22 from Pakistan, India, and the U.S. Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the SI will be held virtually in 2021. Students from all disciplines – the arts, humanities, sciences, and everything in between – are welcome to apply! This program is free for accepted applicants and will focus on creative writing and the power of narrative. Attendees take part in collaborative workshops focused on their creative work, in seminars to expand literary knowledge of diverse global literatures, in special seminars on the craft of writing, and in activities designed to forge new lines of understanding and shared purpose among its community of writers. The SI is an opportunity to see writing as a form of action – a personally-empowering skill that can be employed for social change.

International Student, Service, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund - direct application deadline

Mar 31, 2021
Eligible: graduate or undergraduate students living in the U.S. and planning to enroll in an accredited school. Grantees must receive college credits for the time period covered by their grant. U.S. citizenship is not required.

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism and for peace in Vietnam. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity. Applicants must have participated in activities in the US, and there is a strong preference for applicants who plan on working in this country.

Travel, Postgraduate, International Student

North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain - application deadline

Apr 7, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors and recent alumni who are Canadian or US native speakers of French or English, and who have intermediate-level Spanish; previous teaching experience or experience living abroad may be an advantage.

Positions are available in K-12 schools throughout Spain for the academic year, to help to increase Spanish students' knowledge of English or French and North American culture. Benefits: monthly stipend; airfare and housing not covered. 

Details and application via the official website

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: check Career Education events listings for opportunities to drop in virtually Fellowship Pop-Up Advising, or book an appointment as available through Handshake.

Travel, Undergraduate

Wellesley College Jewish Studies Program Summer Internships/Language Support - application deadline

Apr 20, 2021
Eligible: current undergraduates who are pursuing internships or intensive language programs in fields of institutions related to Jewish Studies. See program website for additional details.

In summer 2021, the Jewish Studies Program will support students in pursuing internships or intensive language programs in fields or institutions related to Jewish Studies. Each student who is selected for the program will receive support up to $6000, of which up to $4500 can toward living and travel expenses, and up to $1500 can go to tuition, or to the hosting institution for overhead and to cover supervision. To qualify for these stipends, students must demonstrate the relevance of their chosen programs to the field of Jewish Studies. This award may not be held concurrently with other College funding for summer study.  Please see the website for additional details.

Travel, International Student, Postgraduate

Interac - expected direct application deadlines

Apr 25, 2021
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 at our Friday Pop-ups at the Lulu or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

Ruhlman Conference Poster Forum - campus application deadline

Apr 29, 2021
Eligible: any Wellesley student!

Wellesley's Ruhlman Conference is made possible each year by the Barbara Peterson Ruhlman Fund for Interdisciplinary Study. The conference is intended to foster collaboration among students and faculty across the disciplines and to enhance the intellectual life of the College. The event will provide an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, friends, family, and alumnae to come together in celebration of student achievement The Ruhlman Conference celebrates intellectual life by sponsoring a communal, public event where students will have an opportunity to present their work to a wide audience. By providing an opportunity for public presentation of what is often a private, isolated activity; the conference will demonstrate that research can be part of the ongoing conversation in a community of scholars. This year the conference will be a virtual event during the week of May 10-14, 2021.

Ruhlman Poster Form 2021

Deadline to submit a Poster is April 29, 2021

Research posters at professional conferences often present "work in progress". The researchers present the framing of the project and workflow to date in order to get feedback from their peers that can help guide next steps in the project. This year Ruhlman is encouraging the submission of both works-in-progress posters as well as posters that present a more completed project. Guidelines for both submissions will be the same. The Ruhlman Committee hopes this explicit change will encourage students engaged in ongoing course based research and independent study to consider submitting a poster this year.

Questions? Email ruhlman@wellesley.edu.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

The Jacqueline Krieger Klein ’53 Fellowship in Jewish Studies - application deadline

Apr 30, 2021
Eligible: All Wellesley College seniors and alumnae are eligible to apply.

The Jacqueline Krieger Klein ’53 Fellowship in Jewish Studies offers annually non-renewable grants in the amount up to $5000 each to graduating seniors and recent alumnae in any field to pursue further education in the field of Jewish studies. Applicants must be accepted to a degree-granting graduate program in Jewish Studies (including MA and PhD programs in Religion, Jewish Studies, or other related fields) at an accredited university or seminary at the time of their application. For additional details and application requirements, please see the program website.

International Student, Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

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

May 12, 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.

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

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.

Postgraduate, Travel

Teach for Thailand - spring cycle direct application deadline

May 31, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors and recent alumnae; teaching experience and ESL/TEFL/equivalent are helpful but not required; experience living/working in a foreign country desirable.

TTC places American graduates in underserved Thai schools as English language teachers. TTC believes that language skills are an essential foundation for a better life and a better world. Thai students equipped with English proficiency are positioned to succeed in school, work, and life, and to make an impact in their communities. Teach Thailand Corps has learned from and adapted elements of the Peace Corps philosophy of service and learning.

Benefits: housing, a monthly stipend, domestic work-related travel, and work permit and visa; airfare not covered.

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.  

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.