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The Susan Rappaport Knafel ’52 Scholarship for Foreign Study or Traveling Fellowship (rising seniors)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Scholarship for Foreign Study – up to $36,000
The scholarship will be awarded to a member of the 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.  

Traveling Fellowship – up to $36,000
The fellowship will be awarded to a member of the graduating class who displays an interest in and an acceptance of others, and who displays the ethos of a Wellesley education.  It will fund a year of purposeful travel abroad to explore a particular interest with the requirement that the recipient not remain in the same area for more than two months.

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.

Jan 31, 2022

Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s Fiscal Internship - direct application deadline

Rising juniors, rising seniors, and current graduate students are eligible to apply. Students must have taken at least two courses in economics, math, statistics or political science, and have a working fluency with numbers. Experience with Microsoft Excel is highly recommended. US citizenship NOT required.

Internship, Undergraduate, International Student

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation Fiscal Internship program offers full-time paid internships at leading policy organizations to a select group of college and graduate students interested in fiscal policy. Interns live and work in Washington DC for ten weeks during the summer while gaining professional experience, skills, and contacts that will serve them throughout their careers. PGPF Fiscal Interns will:

  • Work as a research intern for ten weeks at a
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Mar 15, 2022

RAY Conservation and Clean Energy Fellowships - expected direct application deadline

Eligible applicants will: come from a background underrepresented in conservation and clean energy, and demonstrate a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion; be less than one (1) year out of college and have a Bachelor's Degree by July 2022 (we are not considering individuals with graduate degrees at this time); have not had a full-time job in conservation or clean energy; have the ability to work in the United States and commit to the entire fellowship

Postgraduate, Service

Inspired by efforts to increase diversity in environmentally-related sectors, the Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Diversity Fellowship Program supports two cohorts of Fellows per year: RAY Conservation Fellows and RAY Clean Energy Fellows. The RAY Fellowship Program aims to increase and facilitate conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy-related career pathways for emerging leaders from backgrounds and identities that are under-represented in these sectors. The RAY Fellowship Program is a two-...

Feb 10, 2022

Udall Scholarship - campus deadline

Eligible: sophomores and juniors in any field who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents

Service, Undergraduate

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. Awards are offered in three categories: 

  • Environment: For undergraduates interested in conservation and environmental issues
  • Tribal Policy: For Native Americans and Alaska Natives working on an array of
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Feb 15, 2022

Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship - campus deadline

Eligible: any Wellesley College alumnae in any field.

Travel, Postgraduate, International Student

The Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship was established by the will of Alice Alvira Stevens, Class of 1891. The will states that "preference shall be given to persons with good temper and a natural generosity of view when confronted with alien conditions, common sense in observing and comprehending social, economic, and political situations, a strong desire to travel, and a deep love of beauty." 

We invite proposals for purposeful travel into unfamiliar territory that will inspire reflection and growth and lead to more fulfilling and productive personal and professional...

Feb 15, 2022

Zero Hunger Internship - direct application deadline

Eligible are current undergraduate students or those who receive their bachelor's degrees in December 2021 or later, who are U.S. citizens, or have authorization to work in the U.S. beginning no later than June 2022.

Undergraduate, International Student, Service, Internship

The Zero Hunger Internship is a 10- week paid opportunity for college students and recent graduates who are interested in global and domestic antihunger policy. In summer 2022 the fifth cohort of Zero Hunger Interns will join Washington, D.C.- based host organizations working to end hunger in the United States and around the world, receiving on-the-job training and a robust work experience. Interns complete work plans set by their supervisors and attend our Summer Seminars, a five-part...

Feb 21, 2022

Legacy Award of the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 - direct application deadline

Current seniors and graduates of U.S. colleges and universities who are planning careers in areas related to national security and terrorism prevention

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

The Legacy Award of the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. will support students pursuing advanced degrees in areas of study related to improved national security and terrorism prevention as they prepare for careers focused on keeping citizens safe from the threats of terrorism and preventing the deaths of innocent men, women, and children.

Mar 1, 2022

Wellesley Social Science Summer Research Program - expected application deadline

Rising Wellesley sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible (Classes of 2022, 2023, 2024).

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

The Social Science Summer Research Program at Wellesley College offers students a unique opportunity to conduct research in a variety of social science disciplines under supervision of faculty experts in that field. As part of this full-time summer position, fellows attend workshops on the use of technology and participate in seminars where faculty and students present their work. The program culminates in a poster presentation where student researchers can share their...

Feb 10, 2022

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...

Mar 1, 2022

Chinese Government Scholarship - campus deadline

Eligible: seniors and graduates in any field who are not Chinese citizens, and who meet the official eligibility requirements for particular awards (e.g. candidates for master's degrees must be under the age of 35).

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

The Chinese government has set up a variety of scholarship programs to sponsor international students, teachers, and scholars to study and do research at Chinese universities. The China Scholarship Council offers full­-year scholarships and Wellesley may nominate for these graduating seniors and graduates who would like to study for a year at any one of more than one hundred top ­rated Chinese universities.

Any prospective Wellsley applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: ...

Mar 17, 2022

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program - direct application deadline

Eligible: undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have ‘exceptional financial need,’ as certified by the student’s undergraduate institution’s financial aid office.

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers significant scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.

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

May 9, 2022

Schwarzman Scholars - expected direct application deadline for passport holders from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, & Taiwan

Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae from any country in any field, under the age of 29. This application deadline is for holders of passports from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau. Everyone else should apply by the September deadline.

International Student, Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

The Schwarzman Scholars Program supports leadership development & a special one-year Master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The 200 scholars chosen annually for this highly selective program will work towards a Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing—one of China’s most prestigious universities. As individuals who want to have a positive impact on the world, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Scholars will be selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests and leadership potential.

**Please note this is an expecte deadline; for updates and...

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