“The Truman application was a tremendous opportunity to reflect on my motivations, my values, and my aspirations in public service. The process was challenging and intimidating at times, but I came away with a greater confidence in my purpose and in my voice.”

“A strong Davis Projects for Peace proposal is always one that is grounded in a real knowledge of and investment in a community, providing a foundation that gives the student both inspiration and credibility as she strives to make real change.”

“I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to build community with other like minded people across the country who are dedicated to working on the same kinds of issues that I am.”

Udall Scholarship (sophomores & juniors)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Supports a year of undergraduate study for American Indians and Alaska Natives working on an array of policy issues in Indian country or interested in pursuing health-related careers, or for students with demonstrated leadership, service, and commitment to issues related to conservation and environmental issues. Eligible are college sophomores and juniors who are US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents. Campus application deadline typically in early February.

“I was motivated to fight for environmental justice in my community after hearing about the respiratory illnesses that many children were diagnosed with as a result of the environmental contamination we live with.”

Truman Scholarship (juniors)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership. This scholarship provides funding toward senior year and graduate school for juniors interested in a career in public service. Campus application deadline typically in November.

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program (rising seniors & alumnae)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program supports a year's work at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. Eligible are graduating seniors and recent alumni who are eligible to work in the US for a year. Campus application deadline typically in November.

Mitchell Scholarship (rising seniors & alumnae)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Supports one year of study in any discipline at a university in Ireland. Eligible are graduating seniors and graduates who are US citizens between the ages of 18 and 30. Campus application deadline for seniors (who must seek institutional nomination) typically in August; graduates apply directly for the Mitchell but are very welcome to seek application advice from Wellesley's Fellowships office.

Davis Projects for Peace (students)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Created in 2007 by Kathryn Wasserman Davis (Wellesley College '28), the Projects for Peace program offers undergraduates and graduating seniors funding to design a grassroots project for the summer of 2022—anywhere in the world — that promotes peace and addresses the root causes of conflict among parties. Projects may employ innovative techniques for engaging project participants in ways that focus on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers that cause conflict, and finding ways to resolve conflict and maintain peace. Any current Wellesley student is eligible to apply. Campus application deadline typically in January.

Upcoming Event

Fellowships Virtual Pop-up Advising

Tuesday, September 21st 2021, 12:00 pm -
1:00 pm EDT

Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States

Calling any Wellesley student or graduate: drop in online or call in by telephone to chat about fellowships and scholarships!

From the most general question (what exactly is a fellowship, anyway?) to the most specific (could I use this fellowship to study bees in Eastern Europe?)?the Fellowships team is here to help! Virtual Pop-ups provide you with the chance to*pop? in without an appointment. All inquiries are welcome!

Upcoming Event

Fellowships Virtual Pop-up Advising

Monday, September 27th 2021, 5:00 pm -
6:00 pm EDT

Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States

Calling any Wellesley student or graduate: drop in online or call in by telephone to chat about fellowships and scholarships!

From the most general question (what exactly is a fellowship, anyway?) to the most specific (could I use this fellowship to study bees in Eastern Europe?)?the Fellowships team is here to help! Virtual Pop-ups provide you with the chance to*pop? in without an appointment. All inquiries are welcome!

Upcoming Event

FAO Schwarz Fellowship in Social Impact: Official Online Info Session

Wednesday, October 6th 2021, 12:00 pm -
12:45 pm EDT

Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States of America

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is a unique paid two-year opportunity designed to empower the next-generation of social impact leaders. We believe in the power of imagination?in the energy, abilities and hopes of young people who envision a better future and a better world. Our goal is to support our Fellows with the training and experiences they'll need to lead the change.

With the FAO Schwarz Fellowship in social impact, we seek to empower a new generation of leaders through a unique and transformative fellowship experience. The Fellowship includes...

Upcoming Event

FAO Schwarz Fellowship in Social Impact: Official Online Info Session

Tuesday, November 9th 2021, 2:00 pm -
2:45 pm EST

Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States of America

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is a unique paid two-year opportunity designed to empower the next-generation of social impact leaders. We believe in the power of imagination?in the energy, abilities and hopes of young people who envision a better future and a better world. Our goal is to support our Fellows with the training and experiences they'll need to lead the change.

With the FAO Schwarz Fellowship in social impact, we seek to empower a new generation of leaders through a unique and transformative fellowship experience. The Fellowship includes...

Upcoming Event

FAO Schwarz Fellowship in Social Impact: Official Online Info Session

Wednesday, January 12th 2022, 12:00 pm -
12:45 pm EST

Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States of America

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is a unique paid two-year opportunity designed to empower the next-generation of social impact leaders. We believe in the power of imagination?in the energy, abilities and hopes of young people who envision a better future and a better world. Our goal is to support our Fellows with the training and experiences they'll need to lead the change.

With the FAO Schwarz Fellowship in social impact, we seek to empower a new generation of leaders through a unique and transformative fellowship experience. The Fellowship includes...

Oct 1, 2021

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship - direct application deadline for spring semester

Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae with US citizenship/permanent residency or OPT/appropriate work permit.

Service, International Student, Postgraduate

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides college and grad school graduates with 6-9-month paid opportunities to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Explore further details and the application at http://scoville.org/apply/application-information.

*Did you know? Lizamaria Arias '17 was a Scoville Fellow in Fall 2018? Read more...

Nov 1, 2021

Princeton in Latin America - expected direct application deadline

Eligible: seniors and recent graduates of North American and Canadian universities (although some placements will not be available to individuals who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents); working knowledge of the target language (Spanish, Portuguese, or French) is necessary, as well as an academic grounding in the region's culture, history, economics, society, and politics and a sustained record of volunteerism and community service..

Travel, Service, Postgraduate, International Student

Princeton in Latin America matches partner NGO and multilateral organizations that are engaged in socially responsible development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean with highly qualified and motivated recent college graduates who are interested in year-long service fellowship opportunities throughout the region.  

 Did you know? Johana Mata '17 was a PiLA Fellow in the Dominican Republic in 2018-19!

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

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley...

Nov 15, 2021

Lead for America Fellowship - direct application fall deadline

Eligible: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients who will graduate in 2022 or have graduated in 2019 or later.

Service, Postgraduate

Lead for America selects, trains, and places our nation’s most promising young leaders in two-year paid fellowships in local governments as a means of strengthening America’s public institutions, supporting our local communities, and cultivating a new generation of transformational public service leaders. 

Please note that there are typically three application rounds for the fellowships in the fall, winter, and spring.  Apply as early as you can!

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

Jan 3, 2022

Coro Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Eligible: current seniors and graduates (U.S. citizenship not required!).

International Student, Service, Postgraduate

The Coro Fellowship uses the city as a classroom to train the next generation of change makers, through a full-time, nine-month, graduate-level experiential program offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis. With the exception of the St. Louis center, Coro welcomes applications from those who are not U.S. citizens; see website for additional details.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in...

Jan 7, 2022

New York City Urban Fellows Program - expected direct application deadline

Eligible: seniors and recent graduates (having received BA between spring 2020 and spring 2022) who can demonstrate their eligibility to work in the U.S. (see website for details).

Service, Postgraduate

The Urban Fellows Program is a highly selective, nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with volunteer service opportunities and a seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. Program participants are diverse and come from all over the country to work in New York City.  (Please note applications are due by 6:00 pm EST on the date of the deadline.  This is currently an approximate deadline; check the program website for detalis and updates.)

Did you know?  Looghermine Claude '20 was a New York City Urban Fellow...