Sep 20, 2022

Schwarzman Scholars - deadline for global competition

Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae from any country in any field.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, 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.

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Oct 3, 2022

Luce Scholars Program - campus application deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

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...

Aug 24, 2022

Marshall Scholarship - campus application deadline

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

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at an UK institution in any field. As they gain a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American people, their governments and their institutions. Scholars’ direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their personal growth and...

Oct 3, 2022

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship - campus deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors in any field from any country.

International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship offers graduating seniors a one-year grant for independent study and purposeful travel and exploration outside of the United States, to enhance their capacity for resourcefulness, imagination, openness, and leadership and to foster their humane and effective participation in the world community.  

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

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...

Jun 23, 2022

Rhodes Scholarship: Global Competition - campus deadline to declare interest

Rising seniors, current seniors, and alumnae from any country not included in another Rhodes competition (see official website for details), who meet the official eligibility criteria.

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

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.  One of the oldest and most prestigious international awards, Rhodes Scholarships provide full funding for postgraduate study in any field at the University of Oxford.  For the first time in 2018, Rhodes Scholarships were opened to citizens of any country, through the creation of the Global...

Aug 24, 2022

Fulbright U.S. Student Program - campus application deadline

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

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

The Fulbright US Student Program provides grants to increase cultural ties and mutual understanding between Americans and communities abroad. Fulbright Grants offer you 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 by which to apply for the Fulbright with the support of the Wellesley Fulbright committee.  You can apply directly for the Fulbright, but why not get help if you can? Any...

Aug 24, 2022

U.S. Rhodes Scholarship - campus application deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or current DACA recipients.

Research/Gradschool, 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 thirty-two Scholarship available for the United States, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in...

Aug 24, 2022

Mitchell Scholarship Program - campus application deadline

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

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

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...

Aug 24, 2022

Canada Rhodes Scholarship - campus application deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are Canadian citizens.

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 eleven Scholarships available for Canadians, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August,...

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.)

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Nov 14, 2022

Michel David-Weill Scholarship for graduate study at Sciences Po - 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...

Jul 25, 2022

Wellesley optional priority draft deadline for fall deadline post-grad fellowships

Those planning to postgraduate fellowships with deadlines that fall between August 20 and December 31, 2022.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Plan ahead and give yourself a head-start! 

July 25 is the optional priority deadline for Wellesley applicants for postgraduate fellowships with deadlines that fall between August 20 and December 31, 2022: if you submit drafts through this Google form by the July 25 deadline you are guaranteed feedback before the relevant deadlines, and you'll get priority in the booking of advising appointments.

(Applicants who miss the draft deadline will be...

Oct 21, 2022

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) - expected 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).  These are expected deadlines (please see the program website for updates and details):

  •      October 17, 2022 - Life Sciences
  •      October 18, 2022
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Dec 5, 2022

Truman Scholarship - campus deadline

Eligible: current juniors who are U.S. citizens or nationals.

Research/Gradschool, Service, Undergraduate

The Truman Scholarship 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 (up to $30,000) for juniors committed to careers in public service.

Did you know? Emily Moss '19 won the Truman in 2018!

You don't have to go it alone: drop in to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website), or talk things over with Kate...

May 20, 2022

Schwarzman Scholars - 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.

Get advice on your application by...

Oct 12, 2022

Gates Cambridge Scholarship - expected direct application deadline for US applicants

Eligible: seniors and graduates, in any discipline and from any country except the UK

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Gates Cambridge Scholarships support graduate study in any discipline at the University of Cambridge. Details and application, plus helpful videos, via: www.gatescambridge.org.

Deadlines for study beginning in 2023-24 (check the program's website for full details...

Jan 5, 2023

Gates Cambridge Scholarship - expected deadline for international students

Eligible: seniors and graduates, in any discipline and from any country except the UK

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

Gates Cambridge Scholarships support graduate study in any discipline at the University of Cambridge by citizens of any country other than the UK. Details, application, and helpful videos via: www.gatescambridge.org

Deadlines for study beginning in 2023-24 (check...