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...

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...

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...

Nov 1, 2022

Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program - campus application deadline

Eligible: First Generation and Low-Income, or Underrepresented ALANA* (African American, Latinx, Alaska Native, Native American, Pacific Islander), who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents, majoring in a STEM discipline, with a strong desire to pursue doctorate education (PhD, EdD, etc), and 2.8 GPA or higher.

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 187 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate education for students from underrepresented groups. 

At...

Nov 10, 2022

Yenching Academy Scholarship at Peking University - campus deadline

Eligible: Wellesley seniors and graduates, in any field, from any country except mainland China.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

The Yenching Academy of Peking University builds bridges between China and the rest of the world through an interdisciplinary master’s program in China Studies for outstanding graduates from all over the globe. Founded on the ideal of fostering global connections and dialogue, the Yenching Academy is a fully funded residential program offering a wide array of interdisciplinary courses on China within broadly defined fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Working closely with their academic mentors, Yenching Scholars are granted the flexibility to create their own...

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 27, 2022

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans - direct application deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors and graduates whose birth parents were born outside of the US as non-US citizens. You might have been born in the US or be a naturalized citizen, adopted from abroad, a Green Card holder, granted asylum or refugee status in the US, or have graduated from high school & college in the US (including current and past DACA recipients). You must be 30 year old or younger as of the application deadline and planning to be enrolled in graduate school full-time in the 2023-2024 academic year.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans support up to two years of graduate/professional study in any discipline at universities in the United States. Find details at www.pdsoros.org/, including about eligibility. (Please note the deadline for this fellowship is 2:00 pm EST.)

Did you know?...

Nov 1, 2022

Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) Student Scholarships - direct application deadline

Eligible are those who identify as female and are currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. university or college, as either undergraduate Juniors or Seniors, or as graduate students.  (There are no restrictions on citizenship.)

Undergraduate, Postgraduate, International Student

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) offers Student Scholarships: these merit-based scholarships are awarded twice per year to support and encourage women studying all aspects of International Trade, including trade policy and negotiations, global business and supply chains, economic development, women’s economic empowerment, and more.    

  • Applicants must identify as female and be currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. university or college, either full-time or part-time. 
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Nov 2, 2022

Michel David-Weill Scholarship for graduate study at Sciences Po - UPDATED campus deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors in any field (including but especially Economics) who are U.S. citizens.

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Named for Michel David-Weill, an alumnus of Sciences Po and former chairman of Lazard Frères investment bank, this scholarship provides an American student seeking to pursue a Masters degree at Sciences Po with a stipend of approximately $80,000 to cover the cost of attendance (tuition and living expenses) over the course of two years. Wellesley is one of a limited number of partner institutions invited to nominate one...

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...

Oct 17, 2022

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) - direct application deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors and recent grads who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, applying for or in one of the first two years of study in an eligible graduate program.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Fellowship

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (NSF GRFP) support up to three years of graduate study in the sciences and social sciences at a U.S. institution. Application Deadline(s) vary according to proposed field of study (& are 5 p.m. local time at applicant’s mailing address).  

  •      October 17, 2022 - Life Sciences
  •      October 18, 2022 - Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Psychology, Social
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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,...