Oct 6, 2022

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, the Gilman-McCain, and the Gilman-DAAD Scholarships - direct application deadline

US citizens and nationals who are Pell Grant recipients are eligible for the Gilman; for the Gilman-McCain, on the other hand you must be a child dependent of active duty military member and receive any type of Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

Travel, Undergraduate

Thinking about in-person or virtual study abroad during Spring 2023, Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Academic Year 2023-2024?

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program supports up to a year of study abroad in any discipline. Receive up to $5,000 (or up to $8,000 if you’re studying a Critical Need Language) to go abroad on an in-person or virtual program as a college student if you’re a U.S. citizen and Federal Pell Grant recipient who will finish your degree after the proposed study abroad!

The...

Oct 11, 2022

Fulbright U.S. Student Program - direct application deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors and graduates in any field who are U.S. citizens.

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate, Service

The Fulbright US Student Program provides grants to increase cultural ties and mutual understanding between Americans and communities abroad. Fulbright Grants offer many terrific postgraduate opportunities—from scientific research to the practice of an art to the teaching of English, in more than 140 countries. 

This is the deadline if you are applying directly for the Fulbright, as opposed to applying with the support of the Wellesley Fulbright committee, but why wouldn't you want the support of...

Oct 12, 2022

Bermuda Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Bermuda in any field.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Bermuda, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for...

Oct 15, 2022

Luce Scholars Program - direct application deadline

Eligible: seniors and graduates in any field who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, under the age of 32 or no more than three years out from receiving bachelor’s degree.

Travel, Postgraduate

The Luce Scholars Program was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year. The program is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know...

Oct 15, 2022

Echoing Green - expected fall cycle direct application deadline

Eligible: applicants must be fluent in English and able to commit to working full-time on their organization (so usually graduating seniors, graduating graduate/professional students, and alumnae - but US citizenship not required).

International Student, Travel, Service, Fellowship

Echoing Green is "the Fellowship for innovators, instigators, pioneers, and rebels." Echoing Green offers seed-funding (up to $90,000) and support for social entrepreneurs. The program is looking for visionary leaders who are advancing racial justice and upending structural oppression globally. Join us as we work with our community of social innovators to build a world where all people can thrive!  Please note that materials must be submitted by 2:00 pm EST on the day of the deadline.  

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for...

Oct 15, 2022

German Chancellor Fellowships for Tomorrow’s Leaders - direct application deadline

Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are nationals of the U.S., Russia, China, Brazil, or India.

Travel, Postgraduate

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow – from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA. The German Chancellor Fellowship offers you an opportunity to take the next career step in Germany – irrespective of your field of work.  In order to apply, develop your own project idea and find the host of your choice to mentor you. Once your host has confirmed, you can apply for a fellowship.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the ...

Oct 26, 2022

Princeton in Africa - direct application deadline

Eligible: rising seniors and recent graduates; U.S. citizenship NOT required.

International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Princeton in Africa (PiAf) matches talented and passionate college graduates with our partners working across Africa for yearlong service projects. Our Fellows have helped improve education and public health, source fresh water and alternative energy, increase family incomes, and so much more.  

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team by dropping in online to Virtual Fellowship Pop-Ups (search...

Oct 31, 2022

Optional Wellesley Draft Deadline for Undergraduate Fellowships

Any Wellesley undergraduate applying for scholarships and fellowships with deadlines in the later fall and early spring.

Undergraduate, International Student, Travel, Service, Research/Gradschool

Are you a Wellesley student thinking of applying for the Critical Language Scholarships, Goldwater, Truman, Beinecke,...

Nov 1, 2022

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) - direct application deadline

Eligible: seniors and recent graduates who are U.S. citizens; prior German language knowledge is not required, but is preferred.

Postgraduate, Travel

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German Young Professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. Benefits include airfare, insurance, housing, monthly stipend, tuition costs, 2 months intensive German study.  All applicants must complete an online application and submit all supplemental materials by November 1 for the program year beginning the...

Nov 1, 2022

Princeton in Asia - expected direct application deadline

Eligible: rising seniors and recent graduates; U.S. citizenship NOT required.

International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Princeton in Asia (PiA) is an independent non-profit organization affiliated with and located on-campus at Princeton University. Founded by Princeton students in 1898, the program fosters mutual appreciation and cross-cultural understanding between the United States and Asia through immersive work fellowships in host organizations and communities, particularly in the fields of education, media/journalism, international development (NGOs) and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools. PiA aims to contribute to building a world where...

Nov 1, 2022

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program - expected direct application deadline

Eligible: candidates who will hold at least a Bachelor's degree by July 2023, to live and work in Japan for one year or longer beginning next fall. US citizenship not required; Japanese language proficiency is only required for Coordinator for International Relations positions.

Travel, Postgraduate, International Student

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program is sponsored by the Japanese government. JET places native English speakers in classrooms across Japan. The workers live in Japan for up to a year and serve as a language assistant to Japanese students.  Applications are open from early October to late November/early December.  Please see the program website for updates and additional information.

*View an official...

Nov 1, 2022

Interac - expected fall direct application deadlines

Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are native English speakers; teaching experience and basic Japanese is a plus.

Travel, International Student, Postgraduate

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...

Nov 3, 2022

Chevening Scholarships - expected direct application deadline

Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae from Chevening-eligible countries (see website for which countries/territories these are; but they do not include the US or UK).

Research/Gradschool, Travel, International Student, Postgraduate

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. It supports one-year master’s courses in the UK for students committed to returning and contributing to their home countries.  Please note applications are due by 12:00 pm GMT on the deadline date.  

**This is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at...

Nov 4, 2022

DAAD Graduate Study Scholarships - direct application deadline

Eligible: rising seniors and recent alumnae who are U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents or foreign nationals who live in the U.S. or Canada by the time of application.

Research/Gradschool, Travel, International Student, Postgraduate

Highly qualified final year undergraduate students or those who have received an undergraduate degree of all disciplines may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a full Master's degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master's degree program completed in the home country.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team through virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through...

Nov 27, 2022

D-Prize Global Competition - direct application fall cycle deadline

Eligible: any and all applicants are welcome, regardless of age, major, or nationality.

International Student, International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

The D-Prize Global Competition is live and seeking new social entrepreneurs! D-Prize challenges bold new leaders to tackle extreme poverty. This year, as many as 30 teams will be awarded with up to $20,000 each to launch nonprofits or social ventures that can distribute proven poverty interventions to thousands, maybe even millions, of people. Who should apply? You should have enormous ambition, and can imagine yourself as a successful entrepreneur. You are ready to launch your new venture, and - if a pilot proves successful – you are excited to grow it into a world changing organization....

Dec 30, 2022

Blakemore Freeman Fellowship - direct application deadline

Eligibility: applicants must be an American citizen or permanent resident of the United States; pursuing a professional, business, or academic career that involves the regular use of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, or Khmer; by the start of the grant, have (at minimum) a bachelor's degree; be at or near an advanced level in the language (by the start of the grant, applicants must have completed (at minimum) the third year of language classes at the college level, through formal classroom study at a college or university and/or in rigorous college-level language programs); be able to devote oneself exclusively to full-time intensive language study during the term of the grant; grants are not made for part-time study or research.

Travel, Postgraduate

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of full-time, intensive language study of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, or Khmer at the advanced level in approved language programs in East or Southeast Asia.

The grants provide a stipend for living, travel and study expenses and full tuition for programs in East Asia such as:
● Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, Japan
● International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan...

Feb 9, 2023

The Susan Rappaport Knafel ’52 Scholarship for Foreign Study or Traveling Fellowship - campus deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors in any field from any country.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Susan Rappaport Knafel '52 Scholarship for Foreign Study – up to $36,000 The scholarship will be awarded to a member of the Wellesley graduating class who displays a desire for learning and an ability to impart knowledge and judgment to others. It will fund a year of study at a foreign institution to pursue a specific subject that requires contact with foreign scholars, libraries or other resources. 

Susan Rappaport Knafel '52 Traveling Fellowship – up to $36,000 The fellowship will be awarded to a member of the Wellesley graduating class who displays an interest in...