Nomination Required

Many national Scholarships and Fellowships require nomination from Wesleyan University, may include a campus process, and require an early deadline. Successful applicants meet for advising and to discuss fellowships a year in advance of the campus application date.

Priority Deadline 1 | For applicants who intend to apply for FULBRIGHT, KEASBEY, MARSHALL, MITCHELL, RHODES, SCHWARZMAN, or WATSON. Click here to access & submit form*

Priority Deadline 2 | Priority deadline for applicants who intend to apply for CHURCHILL, LUCE, St. ANDREW's, or SOROS. Click here to access & submit form*

Alphabetical Overview of Fellowships Click here for a current list of fellowships including eligibility & deadlines sorted alphabetically.* Includes campus and final deadlines, eligibility details, citizenship, class year & more.

Deadline Overview of Fellowships Click here for a current list of fellowships including eligibility & deadlines sorted by deadline.* Iincludes campus and final deadlines, eligibility details, citizenship, class year & more.

 

Campus Process & Deadlines

Fellowships at Wesleyan
Fries Center for Global Studies | Fisk Hall
Contact |  fellowships@wesleyan.edu | 860-685-2550

 

*On this webpage, you must be logged into WesPortal to access links directing you to university resources. Use your Wesleyan Credentials to log in.

  • For Sophomores

    PLANNING AHEAD | Please log in with Wesleyan Credentials to view a slideshow with helpful tips and tools to plan ahead for fellowships and scholarships as a sophomoreClick here for campus deadlines, final deadlines, and eligibility details.

    *On this webpage, you must be logged into WesPortal to access links directing you to university resources. Use your Wesleyan Credentials to log in.

    As a sophomore, you are eligible to apply for:

    1. The Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to support international and language components to their educations by studying abroad. The Boren focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security and underrepresented in study abroad.

      HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application (will be available Academic Year 2018-2019). Initiate the Boren Application online through the Embark Application System. University applicants submit directly through the Boren Application system. Review the helpful resources on the Boren webpage.


    2. The Udall Scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on American Indian self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources. The Udall Foundation awards scholarships for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment. Open to Sophomores & Juniors with a strong GPA. There are three variations of the Udall Scholarship which focus on Tribal Policy, Native Health Care, and the Environment. Additional selection criteria and eligibility is available here.

      HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application (will be available Academic Year 2018-2019). Selected university nominees will complete the Udall Application via their online portal.

     

  • For Juniors

    PLANNING AHEAD | Please log in with Wesleyan Credentials to view a slideshow with helpful tips and tools to plan ahead for fellowships and scholarships as a juniorClick here for campus deadlines, final deadlines, and eligibility details.

    *On this webpage, you must be logged into WesPortal to access links directing you to university resources. Use your Wesleyan Credentials to log in.

    As a junior, you are eligible to apply for:

    1. The Beinecke Scholarship seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.

      HOW TO APPLY | Submit the Wesleyan Application. Click here to preview the campus application. University nominee submits Beinecke application materials to the fellowship advisor and directly to the Beinecke foundation.
       

    2. The Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to support international and language components to their educations by studying abroad. The Boren focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security and underrepresented in study abroad.

      HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application (will be available Academic Year 2018-2019). Initiate the Boren Application online through the Embark Application System. University applicants submit directly through the Boren Application system. Review the helpful resources on the Boren webpage.


    3. The Goldwater Scholarship was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields. The scholarship provides funding for undergraduate costs for students in the sciences and pursuing a career in research.

      HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application (will be available Academic Year 2018-2019). Selected university nominees will complete and submit final application directly to the Goldwater Foundation with support from the campus fellowship advisor.


    4. The Truman Scholarship awards merit-based $30,000 scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and wish to attend graduate or professional school to help prepare for their careers.

      HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application (will be available Academic Year 2018-2019). Selected university nominees will complete the Truman Application via their online portal.


    5. The Udall Scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on American Indian self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources. The Udall Foundation awards scholarships for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment. 

      HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application (will be available Academic Year 2018-2019). Selected university nominees will complete the Udall Application via their online portal.

  • For Seniors

    PLANNING AHEAD | Be aware of Priority Deadlines, Campus Deadlines, Campus Applications, final Fellowship/Scholarship Applications, and in some cases graduate school applications. Fellowships/Scholarships with * indicate that the fall of your senior year is your only window of opportunity to apply.

    *On this webpage, you must be logged into WesPortal to access links directing you to university resources. Use your Wesleyan Credentials to log in.

    As a senior, you are eligible to apply for:

    1. The Carnegie Junior Fellows Program offers a substantive one-year work experience in Washington, D.C. to students with serious career interest in international affairs. The program is open to graduating seniors and individuals that have graduated from Wesleyan within the past academic year. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is one of the world's leading think tanks specializing in international affairs. 

      HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application (will be available Academic Year 2018-2019). University nominees will complete the final Carnegie Application and submit to fellowship advisor for final submission to the foundation. Sample essays may be found here and here.


    2. The Churchill Scholarship* supports one year of graduate study at Cambridge University in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences. The Winston Churchill Foundation grants 12 American students awards to pursue graduate work at the University of Cambridge.

      HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application. Click here to preview the campus application. University nominees will complete the final Churchill Application.


    3. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the nation's largest study abroad fellowship program, and gives opportunities for an international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations through several grants including: research, creative arts, English Teaching Assistant, graduate study, or National Geographic.

      HOW TO APPLY Visit the Fulbright at Wesleyan webpage for detailed information about how to apply through the Wesleyan University campus process. Initiate the Fulbright Application online through the Embark Application System. University applicants submit directly through the Fulbright Application system.


    4. The James Madison Fellowship is for prospective post-secondary American history, American government, and social studies teachers who want to pursue a masters degree with a concentration in the history of the U.S. Constitution.

      HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application (will be available Academic Year 2018-2019). University nominees will complete the James Madison Application.


    5. The Keasbey Scholarship* supports two years of study at selected UK institutions and covers tuition and other fixed charges; a cost-of-living stipend paid to the Scholar to cover board, lodging, and general subsistence; and an allowance for travel between the United States and the United Kingdom.

      HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application. Click here to preview the campus application. University nominees will complete the formal Keasbey Application, which is provided by the Fellowship Advisor.


    6. The Luce Scholarship provides funding, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year. The program welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia.

      HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application. Click here to preview the campus application. Selected university nominees will complete the official Luce Application and submit with support from the Wesleyan Fellowships Advisor.


    7. The Marshall Scholarship supports applicants intending to pursue a graduate study in the United Kingdom. Up to 40 Scholars are selected each year.

      HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application. Click here to preview the campus application. Selected university nominees will finalize and submit the official MMarshall Scholarship application.


    8. The Mitchell Scholarship, named in honor of former U.S. Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future leaders, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service.

      HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application. Click here to preview the campus application. Selected university nominees will complete the formal Mitchell ApplicationVisit the Mitchell Scholarship website. 


    9. The Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship provides support to students in the visual and fine arts, including art history, conservation, studio art and photography, for travel and living expenses outside the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii in accordance with a program of study or other activities approved by the fellowship selection committee.

      Applicants must have received an undergraduate degree, no more than three years prior to the start of the fellowship year (July 1 - June 30, 2018). Preference for the Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship is given to recent graduates. Additional selection criteria may be found here.

      HOW TO APPLY | For information on the process please contact Professor Jeffrey Schiff of the Department of Art & Art History at jschiff@wesleyan.edu.


    10. The Rhodes Scholarship, provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree(s) at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Each year 32 young students from the U.S. are selected representing the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other U.S. territories. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.

      Are you an international student? Please visit the Rhodes Webpage to learn more about your eligibility to apply per your citizenship.

      HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application. Click here to preview the campus application. Selected university nominees will complete the Rhodes Application via the foundation webpage.


    11. The Schwarzman Scholarship offers applicants the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Students will live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:

      • Public Policy
      • Economics and Business
      • International Studies

      HOW TO APPLY |  Complete the Wesleyan Application. Click here to preview the campus application. Selected university nominees will complete the Schwarzman Application through the scholarship webpage.


    12. The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans support 30 individuals a year for up to two years of graduate study in any subject anywhere in the United States. The Fellowship provides $20,000 maintenance and half tuition wherever the Fellow attends. Candidates must be either holders of Green Cards, naturalized citizens, or children of two naturalized parents. Additional requirements may be found here.

      HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application. Click here to preview the campus application. Selected nominees will submit the Soros Application through the foundation webpage.


    13. The St. Andrews Scholarship* provides funds for one year of graduate study in Scotland. Candidates should possess the qualifications which will enable them to be good ambassadors for the United States while in Scotland.     

      HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application. Click here to preview the campus application. The selected university nominee will complete the St. Andrew’s Application (click here to view the formal application and guidelines).


    14. The Watson Fellowship* provides $30,000 to 40 graduating seniors across the nation to pursue their passion for one year in a country(ies) outside the United States.

      HOW TO APPLYVisit the Watson at Wesleyan webpage for detailed information about how to apply through the Wesleyan University campus process. Selected university nominees will be required to complete the full Watson Application available through the foundation webpage.

  • For Recent Alumni

    PLANNING AHEAD | Click here for campus deadlines, final deadlines, and eligibility details.

    *On this webpage, you must be logged into WesPortal to access links directing you to university resources. Use your Wesleyan Credentials to log in.

    As a recent alumna/us, you are eligible to apply for:

    1. The Carnegie Junior Fellows Program offers a substantive one-year work experience in Washington, D.C. to students with serious career interest in international affairs. The program is open to graduating seniors and individuals that have graduated from Wesleyan within the past academic year. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is one of the world's leading think tanks specializing in international affairs. 

      HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application (will be available Academic Year 2018-2019). University nominees will complete the final Carnegie Application and submit to fellowship advisor for final submission to the foundation. Sample essays may be found here and here.


    2. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the nation's largest study abroad fellowship program, and gives opportunities for an international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations through several grants including: research, creative arts, English Teaching Assistant, graduate study, or National Geographic.

      HOW TO APPLY Visit the Fulbright at Wesleyan webpage for detailed information about how to apply through the Wesleyan University campus process. Initiate the Fulbright Application online through the Embark Application System. University applicants submit directly through the Fulbright Application system.


    3. The James Madison Fellowship is for prospective post-secondary American history, American government, and social studies teachers who want to pursue a masters degree with a concentration in the history of the U.S. Constitution.

      HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application (will be available Academic Year 2018-2019). University nominees will complete the James Madison Application.


    4. The Luce Scholarship provides funding, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year. The program welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia.

      HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application. Click here to preview the campus application. Selected university nominees will complete the official Luce Application and submit with support from the Wesleyan Fellowships Advisor.


    5. The Marshall Scholarship supports applicants intending to pursue a graduate study in the United Kingdom. Up to 40 Scholars are selected each year.

      HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application. Click here to preview the campus application. Selected university nominees will finalize and submit the official MMarshall Scholarship application.


    6. The Mitchell Scholarship, named in honor of former U.S. Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future leaders, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service.

      HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application. Click here to preview the campus application. Selected university nominees will complete the formal Mitchell ApplicationVisit the Mitchell Scholarship website. 


    7. The Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship provides support to students in the visual and fine arts, including art history, conservation, studio art and photography, for travel and living expenses outside the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii in accordance with a program of study or other activities approved by the fellowship selection committee.

      Applicants must have received an undergraduate degree, no more than three years prior to the start of the fellowship year (July 1 - June 30, 2018). Preference for the Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship is given to recent graduates. Additional selection criteria may be found here.

      HOW TO APPLY | For information on the process please contact Professor Jeffrey Schiff of the Department of Art & Art History at jschiff@wesleyan.edu.


    8. The Rhodes Scholarship, provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree(s) at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Each year 32 young students from the U.S. are selected representing the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other U.S. territories. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.

      Are you an international student? Please visit the Rhodes Webpage to learn more about your eligibility to apply per your citizenship.

      HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application. Click here to preview the campus application. Selected university nominees will complete the Rhodes Application via the foundation webpage.


    9. The Schwarzman Scholarship offers applicants the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Students will live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:

      • Public Policy
      • Economics and Business
      • International Studies

      HOW TO APPLY |  Complete the Wesleyan Application. Click here to preview the campus application. Selected university nominees will complete the Schwarzman Application through the scholarship webpage.


    10. The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans support 30 individuals a year for up to two years of graduate study in any subject anywhere in the United States. The Fellowship provides $20,000 maintenance and half tuition wherever the Fellow attends. Candidates must be either holders of Green Cards, naturalized citizens, or children of two naturalized parents. Additional requirements may be found here.

      HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application. Click here to preview the campus application. Selected nominees will submit the Soros Application through the foundation webpage.

  • Past Recipients

    Learn more about recent Wesleyan graduates and alumni that were awarded fellowships and scholarships. Click here for a comprehensive list of past winners.

    Fulbright Recipients | In the news:

    5 Alumni, 2 Students Accept Fulbrights, 2017

    10 Wesleyan Students, 1 Alumna Receive Fulbrights, 2016

    7 Wesleyan Students Receive Fulbright Fellowships, 2011

    Watson RecipientsA complete archive of all Watson Fellows is available on the Watson Fellowship website.