Introduction to Fellowships for Graduates

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Fellowships and scholarships can fund graduate or professional study, purposeful travel, professional placements, self-designed projects, and so much more. They can help you build your experience and qualifications, help you explore a passion, and clarify a path forward. What would you do with a fellowship?

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Fellowships and Scholarships for Graduate Study

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

There are more fellowships and scholarships than you might think there are to help fund graduate or professional study. It’s helpful to be creative and persistent in your search, and in your applications. This research will give you an overview of some of the fellowships out there, and tips for searching for opportunities.

    Undergraduate Research Fellowships

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    Caitlin Roberts-Donovan

    It is a common misconception that fellowships are only open to seniors and graduates—there are actually many fellowships and scholarships that support undergraduates! This page is a resource for students looking for fellowships to support undergraduate research (you can also check out our resource on language and study abroad). 

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    McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill (rising seniors & graduates)

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    Kate Dailinger

    The McCall MacBain Scholarships seek to bring together exceptional students from around the world who strive to engage in positive change by taking on meaningful leadership roles. McCall MacBain Scholars connect with mentors and participate in an interdisciplinary leadership program while pursuing a fully funded master’s or professional degree at McGill University! (Campus deadline typically in August.)

    “I use my International Relations and Sociology background to foster conversations with delegates, industry leaders and community members through my first passion—events! Getting to know what excites me led me to creating a brand that I truly love, Black America Summit. We host cross-cultural conversations to unite, educate and inspire Black Americans and allies around potential solutions to phenomena impacting Black America.”

    “I am so thrilled that I will be able to learn directly from women leaders in crucial environmental projects in a diverse array of Latin American countries that I otherwise could not have ever imagined visiting.”

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    Wellesley Career Education is pleased to announce a partnership with Princeton Review that will enable Wellesley students and alumnae to purchase test review products at a discount!

    Graduate School Preparation Mini-Grants

    The Graduate School Preparation Mini-Grants (up to $250) are intended to help students with the costs associated with the graduate school application process. Examples of eligible expenses include:

    • Application fees
    • Transcript fees
    • Test preparation (including test prep courses and test prep books)
    • Test fees (including costs associated with sending test scores to schools)
    • Costs associated with traveling for interviews and program visits

    “We have authored research documents on a wide range of labor issues, from exploitative employment contracts in textile factories to sexual harassment on tea estates.”

    Wellesley Career Education Summer Internship Grants (Stipends for Student-Identified Placements)

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    Lorraine Hanley ’98

    Through the ongoing and generous support of our donors, the College is able to offer funding to support unpaid internships which students identify on their own. Many award recipients pursue internships in nonprofit organizations focused on education and other community development areas, but funding is available for opportunities in other sectors both within the United States and internationally, as well. In addition to the stipends, Wellesley Career Education staff provide ongoing professional development and career education training throughout their summer experiences.

    “Detroit has opened my eyes to the role of the built environment in creating a sense of place for its inhabitants.”

    “I previously had dreams to be an author, but found myself called by the combination of logic, mystery, and truth in science.”