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
$441,845

Total awarded through Wellesley-Funded & graduate fellowships (18% increase compared to 2016-2017)

partners
Faculty/Alumnae Partners
30+

Wellesley faculty & alumnae served on fellowship committees in 2017

A Brief Introduction to Fellowships and Scholarships

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Fellowships and scholarships offer funding to support a range of purposeful activities, including undergraduate research, language study/other study abroad, self-designed projects, teaching and service, graduate or professional study, or even internships and professional placements. They can open doors for you to things you might not be able to pursue otherwise.

There are opportunities for students and alumnae of every nationality and at every stage of their careers. What might be the right fit for you?

Apr 21, 2019

2019 Curtis Scholarship - direct application deadline

Eligible: U.S. citizens between the ages of 16 and 20 (by the time of application) with limited past overseas travel and a family household income under $85,000; those from minority and underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Travel, Undergraduate

The 2019 Curtis Scholarship is an annual leadership development program to support youth ages 16-20 from underserved communities in the U.S. who embody the values of global citizenship.  Curtis Scholars will be invited to join a 10 day learning trip to South Africa, and one advocacy trip to Global Citizen Week Events in NYC. Joined by members of the Global Citizen staff, the Curtis Scholars will explore social issues, innovative international organizations and cultural sites with a focus on poverty alleviation in Global Citizen's issue areas. Our...

Apr 23, 2019

Elisabeth Luce Moore '24 Wellesley-Yenching Program - EXTENDED campus deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in all fields.

International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

We have extended the Wellesley-Yenching Fellowships deadline!

The Elisabeth Luce Moore '24 Wellesley-Yenching Fellowships are open to graduating seniors and alumnae in all majors and may include some training in teaching English as a second language. Chinese language proficiency is only required for the National Palace Museum Fellowship (unfortunately, due to visa restrictions, the Fellowship at the NPM is not open to citizens of mainland China). Available placements vary from year to year and are typically finalized in January. They include:

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“Crafting a proposal is a very introspective process. I was challenged to understand my motivations and interest in death and dying, then explain how those have informed my life’s course. From this, I gained a deeper sense of myself, academically and personally, which was rewarding in and of itself.”

“I gave myself lots of time to think, which was crucial. This strategy really worked for me and I would pass on the same advice to my peers who are considering applying. It’s really fun to dream about what you would do for an entire year with the whole world at your doorstep!”

“For me, the Watson was not about a year-long adventure but about learning to see the possibilities available in the world and realizing that I am capable of pursuing any of them I want.”