Fellowships & Scholarships

Anne Shen
Anne Shen '17, 2016 Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Fulbright recipient.

Fellowships & Scholarships

Fellowships and scholarships provide exciting opportunities for students and alumnae to explore and deepen their academic, personal and professional interests in the U.S. and abroad. Fellowships serve as an investment in individuals, for opportunities like:

• studying a language
• conducting academic research
• completing a service project
• pursuing graduate study
• designing and executing an independent project

Most importantly, the application process is a valuable opportunity to learn about yourself and to grow in unexpected way. There are hundreds of opportunities available — and many are available for international students!

Amal Cheema ’17
My professors and peers taught me that wherever you look, there is a question that needs to be explored and that can speak to your meaning in life. When you find one, you must believe you can answer it and realize that you may be surprised by what you discover.
Amal Cheema ’17
2017 Watson fellowship recipient

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salary
Funding Opportunity
$634,844

Total awarded through Wellesley funded & Graduate Fellowships

partners
Faculty/Alumnae Partners
40+

Wellesley faculty & alumnae serve on fellowship committees annually

May 29, 2018

Wellesley's Samuel and Hilda Levitt Fellowship

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.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

The Samuel and Hilda Levitt Fellowships are intended to support the thesis work of nine honors students, three each in the humanities, the social sciences and the sciences. Each fellowship consists of $3500 and is awarded 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.

Sep 27, 2018

Schwarzman Scholars - deadline for global competition

Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae from any country in any field.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

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.

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May 31, 2018

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

Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae from any country in any field.

International Student, Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

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.

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A lot of what my Watson year will be about is going to these otherworldly places on Earth, and saying to myself ‘What would it be like to be on Mars? To look at a landscape that is totally devoid of life, of water, of vegetation? What does it feel like to be in that all-encompassing solitude?’

Being offered the Watson Fellowship is similar to someone tapping you on the shoulder, looking you straight in the eyes, and saying, "‘You've shown me a small glimpse of that which you love, and while I’m not here to answer the questions you have, I can give you the time and space to chase them until next year’s horizon.’”