Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at Wellesley College

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

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 Wellesley, the McNair Scholars Program is STEM focused.

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.

Mayling Soong Summer Scholarships (students)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

The Mayling Soong Foundation funds a limited number of students to undertake summer language study in East or South Asia. Application deadline typically early in the spring semester.

Killam Fellowships Program (students)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

The Killam Fellowships Program, administered by Fulbright Canada, allows undergraduate students from Canada and the United States to participate in a program of binational residential exchange. Killam Fellows spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the host country. Students can apply either to the direct exchange program, which is limited to certain participating university partners, or to the open competition, allowing for participation from (and to) any accredited degree-granting college or university in either country.

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.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (sophomores and juniors)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF) was founded to increase diversity among minority faculty scholars in higher education. MMUF supports underrepresented minority students and others who have demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities in academia by encouraging talented students to develop their academic interests, pursue and complete their doctoral training, and thrive in their faculty careers in higher education. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, MMUF undergraduates are able to conduct original undergraduate research in the humanities and social sciences. Campus deadline annually in March

Boren Awards (students)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Supports study abroad of less-commonly-taught languages in world regions critical to US interests, and underrepresented in study abroad. Study abroad programs of a year are preferred, but summer programs will be considered for students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Eligible are Wellesley first years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are US citizens. Campus application deadline typically in January.

Wellesley students should seek advice about appropriate study abroad programs from the Office of International Study, although the Fellowships office is happy to offer advice on Boren Scholarship applications.

Beinecke Scholarship Program (juniors)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Supports two years of graduate study at a university in the US or abroad for those aiming to pursue degrees in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Eligible are US citizens and nationals who are current juniors. Campus application deadline typically in January.

A Brief Introduction to Fellowships and Scholarships

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Fellowships and scholarships offer funding to support a range of purposeful activities, including undergraduate research, language study/other study abroad, self-designed projects, teaching and service, graduate or professional study, or even internships and professional placements. They can open doors for you to things you might not be able to pursue otherwise.

There are opportunities for students and graduates of every nationality and at every stage of their careers. What might be the right fit for you?

National Institutes of Standards & Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NIST SURF) (students)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) offers Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) at NIST laboratories in Gaithersburg, MD, and Boulder, CO. The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship is designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission.  Eligible are currently enrolled undergraduates who are US citizens or permanent residents, majoring in chemistry, computer science, physics, engineering, materials science, fire research, nanotechnology, information technology, mathematics, biology, manufacturing, statistics, or another STEM discipline.

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 2019—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.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (students)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Supports one or two years of undergraduate study in the fields of mathematics, engineering, and natural sciences. Eligible are college sophomores or juniors who are US citizens, permanent residents, and nationals intending to pursue research careers in STEM fields. Campus application deadline typically in late November/early December.

Upcoming Event

Fellowships Virtual Pop-up Advising

Thursday, January 23rd 2020, 4:30 pm -
5:30 pm EST

Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States

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 students with a designated block where you can*pop? in digitally without an appointment. All inquiries are welcome!

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/107878530
You can also call in: find your local dial-in number at https://zoom.us/zoomconference

Upcoming Event

Fellowships Pop-Up Advising

Friday, January 31st 2020, 12:45 pm -
2:30 pm EST

Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, 2nd Floor Information Booth , Wellesley, MA, USA

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! Pop-ups at the Lulu provide students with a designated 2 hour block where you can*pop? in without an appointment. All inquiries are welcome!

Visit the Fellowships team on Fridays 12:45pm - 2:30pm at the Lulu Information Booth on the 2nd floor. The booth is located near the doors leading from the parking garage to the Emporium.

Upcoming Event

Fellowships Pop-Up Advising

Friday, February 7th 2020, 12:45 pm -
2:30 pm EST

Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, 2nd Floor Information Booth , Wellesley, MA, USA

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! Pop-ups at the Lulu provide students with a designated 2 hour block where you can*pop? in without an appointment. All inquiries are welcome!

Visit the Fellowships team on Fridays 12:45pm - 2:30pm at the Lulu Information Booth on the 2nd floor. The booth is located near the doors leading from the parking garage to the Emporium.

Upcoming Event

Fellowships Pop-Up Advising

Friday, February 14th 2020, 12:45 pm -
2:30 pm EST

Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, 2nd Floor Information Booth , Wellesley, MA, USA

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! Pop-ups at the Lulu provide students with a designated 2 hour block where you can*pop? in without an appointment. All inquiries are welcome!

Visit the Fellowships team on Fridays 12:45pm - 2:30pm at the Lulu Information Booth on the 2nd floor. The booth is located near the doors leading from the parking garage to the Emporium.

Upcoming Event

Fellowships Pop-Up Advising

Friday, April 3rd 2020, 12:45 pm -
2:30 pm EDT

Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, 2nd Floor Information Booth , Wellesley, MA, USA

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! Pop-ups at the Lulu provide students with a designated 2 hour block where you can*pop? in without an appointment. All inquiries are welcome!

Visit the Fellowships team on Fridays 12:45pm - 2:30pm at the Lulu Information Booth on the 2nd floor. The booth is located near the doors leading from the parking garage to the Emporium.