Fellowships for International Students

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Fellowships for International Students

Exploring Funding Opportunities

Wellesley-funded opportunities and a wide range of external scholarships and fellowships are open to students and alumnae of any nationality. Explore the resources below to get started, but these are just a few options, for which you'd need to apply through our office. There are many more options out there!

Explore more extensive opportunities listed chronologically by Deadline: click on "Fellowship" to reveal search filters including "international student"!

Book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake to talk over your interests and eligibility with Kate Dailinger, who's been advising international applicants for fellowships for more than a dozen years...

Office hours 

Already reviewed the resources and ready to take the next step? Book a fellowships advising appointment or drop in to pop-up advising hours (listed below, with virtual pop-ups listed as events in Handshake) to meet with the Fellowships team!

8:30 am – 4:30pm

Green Hall 444

Pop-up advising hours 

See Career Education events listings on this website or in Handshake for varying dates/times, details.

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 graduates of every nationality and at every stage of their careers. What might be the right fit for you?

The Gig Economy

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Ariane (Seymour) Baker

If full-time, permanent, salaried positions are difficult to find in the area you want to work (as is often the case in creative fields), gig work, freelancing, or a side hustle related to your interests could be a good way to gain experience and build your resume. Gig work can also be a path to meeting life’s practical obligations while honing your craft or perusing creative goals.

Entertainment

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Ariane (Seymour) Baker

Today's entertainment industry includes everything from the large scale productions of the Hollywood studio system, to the independent work being done within smaller markets, to the new media offerings adapting at the fringe of established distribution channels. A lot of attention and publicity is given to the “above the line” careers such as directing, producing, writing, and acting, but just as many career opportunities are available within support industries like post-production, entertainment law, talent representation, public relations and marketing, and social media.

“It’s worth keeping in mind that most great careers don’t follow a blueprint. History is studded with late bloomers and second-chancers.”

Rejoining the Workforce

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Destiny M. Barletta

Many women find it challenging to prepare a resume after being home for several years. Do not discount the value of work that you have been doing, even if it has not been a formal or paid job. This resource will provide an overview for women returning to the workforce and working parents.