Oct 12, 2022

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford - direct application deadline

Graduating seniors and recent graduates, in any field and from any country.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program is an exciting new scholarship and leadership development program which seeks to prepare leaders to address global challenges in the 21st century and beyond! With applications launched for the very first time in 2017, each year the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will identify a group of up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue any graduate or professional degree in any field offered at...

Nov 1, 2022

American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowships - direct application deadline

Eligible: alumnae who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.  Funding ranges from $6,000 to $30,000.

Nov 15, 2022

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grants - direct application deadline

Eligible: alumnae who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and whose last degree was received before June 30, 2014.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

Grants provide support for course work beyond a bachelor’s degree, including a master’s degree, second bachelor’s degree, certification program, or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Course work must be taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the...

Sep 30, 2022

Mitchell Scholarship - alumnae direct application deadline

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

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Travel

The Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars are chosen annually for one year of...

Oct 6, 2022

Foreign Agricultural Service Diversity Fellowship Program - direct application deadline

Eligible: U.S. citizens of any major wo have at least a 3.2 GPA and are seeking enrollment into a two-year graduate degree at a U.S. university for the Fall 2023 in a program relevant to the work of the FAS Foreign Service such as Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics.

Research/Gradschool, Service, Postgraduate

The Foreign Agricultural Service Diversity Fellowship Program (FDFP) is a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program that identifies and prepares individuals interested in careers in USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service. Those who successfully complete the program enter into the FAS Foreign Service, a uniquely rewarding career of international service. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in USDA and those with financial need. It is open to students and alumni of all universities and with any major. Based on the...

Oct 6, 2022

Churchill Scholarship - campus deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in STEM fields who are U.S. citizens.

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

The Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of Master’s study in science, mathematics, and engineering at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College. The Scholarship was set up at the request of Sir Winston Churchill in order to fulfill his vision of US-UK scientific exchange with the goal of advancing science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure our future prosperity and security. The Foundation currently offers up to 15 scholarships per year, and Wellesley is invited to nominate no more than 2 candidates annually....

Nov 15, 2022

American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships - direct application deadline

Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents and applying to graduate school.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, of the year of application, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five International Master’s/First Professional Degree Fellowships are renewable for a second...

Dec 5, 2022

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship - campus deadline

Eligible: sophomores & juniors in STEM fields who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool, Fellowship

The mission of the Goldwater Scholarship is to help develop the nation’s next generation of researchers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, by awarding scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

You don't have to go it alone: learn more and get application advice on our website, drop in to Fellowships Virtual Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website), or talk things over with Kate Dailinger at Career Education.  Why not beat the rush by booking an appointment via Handshake to talk over...

Sep 29, 2022

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship - direct application deadline

Eligible: seniors or graduates who are U.S. citizens, applying to U.S. graduate programs to start in 2023-24.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Service

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

*Did you know?...

Oct 15, 2022

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships - expected direct application deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors and recent grads applying for a PhD in applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering, or first-year graduate students in those programs, who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships support up to five years of graduate study in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences at select universities in the United States. Full details and application via the Hertz website

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

Did you know? In 2016-17, Alex Ferris, Wellesley...

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...

Dec 1, 2022

National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program - direct application deadline

Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program supports three years of PhD or MD/PhD in the biomedical sciences at NIH and one of the NIH university partners in the US or abroad (including Oxford and Cambridge). There are many NIH-University partnerships available to US citizens, US permanent residents, or international graduate students. Review the partnership descriptions to determine which pathway, partnerships, and online application form are most appropriate for your admission consideration. Please see the program website for full...

Dec 8, 2022

Ford Foundation Fellowships: Dissertation - direct application deadline

Eligible: Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree candidates in a dissertation-required program, who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees. Must have completed all departmental and institutional requirements for their degree except for writing and defense of dissertation by December 8, 2022. See website for additional requirements.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.  Please note that applications are due by 5:00 pm EST on the deadline date.  

The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for...

Dec 15, 2022

Ford Foundation Fellowships: Predoctoral - direct application deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees. Individuals must also be enrolled in or plan to enroll in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required) program leading to a Ph.D. or Sci.D.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.  Please note that applicatiosn are due by 5:00 pm EST on the date of the deadline.

Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will...

Sep 29, 2022

Israel Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae who are citizens of Israel.

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 are two Scholarships available for Israel, 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...

Nov 7, 2022

The GEM Fellowships Program - expected direct application deadline

Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, especially members of underrepresented minorities, applying for eligible graduate degree programs. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 and must contractually agree to intern for two summers with sponsoring GEM Employer, beginning the Summer after sponsorship.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

The National GEM Consortium provides three different fellowships to support graduate work in STEM fields, especially for underrepresented minority students: the MS Engineering Fellowship Program, the PhD Engineering Fellowship, and the PhD Science Fellowship.  Please note that for early consideration, you must complete Part I of the application by October 1 (see website for details).

**Please note this is an expected deadline; check the program's website for additional details and updates.  

Questions?  Prospective Wellesley applicants are most welcome to seek advice from the...

Nov 7, 2022

Saint Andrew’s Society of New York Graduate Scholarship - campus deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors in any field who are U.S. citizens, of at least some Scottish descent, can demonstrate financial need, and reside in New England, New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania.

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

In recognition of the benefits of higher education, the Saint Andrew’s Society provides a scholarship for American students of Scottish heritage to study in Scotland for a year after college graduation.

Did you know? Meredith Santaus '16 and Natalie Marshall '20 won the Saint Andrew's to pursue their master's degrees in Scotland.  Could you be next?

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Career Education: chat with her at Fellowship Pop-ups (details via the Events listings on...

Jan 17, 2023

The Beinecke Scholarship Program - campus deadline

Eligible: juniors in the fields of the arts, humanities, or social sciences who are U.S. citizens or United States nationals from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

The Beinecke Scholarship program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue graduate study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The Beinecke provides $35,000 towards application expenses and tuition fees for graduate study in MA, MFA, or PhD programs. 

You don't have to go it alone: drop in to Fellowships Virtual Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website), or talk things over with Kate Dailinger at Career Education by booking an appointment via Handshake to talk via telephone or video chat.

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...