Nomination Required

Many national Scholarships and Fellowships require nomination from Wesleyan University. As Associate Director of Fellowships, Internships and Exchanges, Kate Smith is a resource to interested applicants and supports them throughout the process. If you are interested in pursuing one of these fellowships, please click here to schedule an appointment with Kate Smith to begin the process.

Several fellowship applications are reviewed by on campus committees and require early on campus deadlines. To review specific on campus deadlines, please click here. Please note that this list of deadlines will be updated each semester.

Questions? Email fellowships@wesleyan.edu.

  • Beinecke Scholarship - Campus Deadline: January 9 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)

    Please note that the Beinecke Scholarship has a preliminary on campus deadline.

    To be considered for university nomination, please submit the following materials to fellowships@wesleyan.edu by January 9th at 12PM EST (noon)

    About | The Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship Program 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.Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants. Scholars are encouraged to begin graduate study as soon as possible following graduation from college, and must utilize all of the funding within five years of completion of undergraduate studies.

    Eligibility |Limited to students planning to attend graduate school in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

     

  • Boren Awards - Campus Deadline: January 9 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)

    Please note that this application has a preliminary on campus deadline.

    To be considered for university nomination please submit the following materials to fellowships@wesleyan.edu by January 9th at 12PM EST (noon)

    About | The Boren Scholarships and Fellowships 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. For complete lists of eligible countries and eligible languages, please click here to visit the official Boren website.

    Deadline: 2/9/2017 | On campus deadline: 1/9/2017

    Eligibility | Boren Scholarship

    • U.S. citizens at the time of application
    • High school graduates, or have earned a GED
    • Full-time students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • Matriculated in an undergraduate degree program in the US scholars must remain matriculated in their undergraduate programs for the duration of the scholarship and may not graduate until the scholarship is complete
    • Applying to a study abroad program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.  Boren Scholarships are not for study in the United States.

    On campus contact | Kate Smith

    Please note: Graduate students interested in the Boren Fellowship apply directly to the Boren; Wesleyan nomination is not required.

    Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security. National security is broadly defined and recognizes that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

    Boren Scholarships are awarded for various durations: summer study abroad (STEM disciplines only); one semester, and full academic year. Preference is given to undergraduate applicants proposing a full-year academic study.

  • Carnegie Junior Fellows Program - Campus Deadline: December 1 2016 at 12PM EST (noon)

    Please note that the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program has a preliminary on campus deadline.

    To be considered for university nomination, please submit the following materials to fellowships@wesleyan.edu by December 1st at 12PM EST (noon)

    A review committee will screen applications and will forward up to two applications to the Carnegie Foundation for final consideration

    About | The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, one of the world's leading think tanks specializing in international affairs, conducts programs of research, discussion, publication and education in international relations and U.S. foreign policy.  The Junior Fellows Program is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. The Carnegie Endowment offers a one-year work experience in Washington, D.C. to Junior Fellows who provide research assistance to Associates working on the Endowment's research projects such as non-proliferation, democracy building, international economics, China-related issues and Russian/Eurasian affairs.

    Eligibility | The Junior Fellows Program is open to graduating seniors and individuals that have graduated from Wesleyan within the past academic year. This program The monthly salary is $2,500.00 and Junior Fellows are responsible for their own housing arrangements.

    On campus contact | Kate Smith

  • Christopher Brodigan Award - Deadline: March

    ABOUT | The Christopher Brodigan Fund was established in memory of Christopher Brodigan, a Wesleyan student who died in an accident in his frosh year. The Fund pays tribute to Christopher’s deep interest in Africa and to the public service he provided through teaching in Botswana prior to entering Wesleyan.

    Application deadline: late March.

    ELIGIBILITY | Graduating Wesleyan seniors and recent Wesleyan graduates who plan to pursue public service or research (in that order of preference) on the African continent.

    On campus contact | For more information, Contact Professor Mike Nelson of the Government Department (mbnelson@wesleyan.edu)

  • Churchill Scholarship - Campus Deadline: October 10 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)

    Please note that the Churchill Scholarship has a preliminary on campus deadlines as well as an on campus interview for university nomination. All application materials will be reviewed by the Wesleyan Fellowships Committee.

    To be considered for university nomination, please submit the following materials to fellowships@wesleyan.edu by October 10th at 12PM

    • Completed Churchill Application (please print and save as PDF for on campus submission; do not submit to Churchill)
    • Current CV/Resume
    • Correspondence from Cambridge Lab Supervisor
    • 4 Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Transcript (please request a hardcopy from the Office of the Registrar and have it sent to Kate Smith in the Fries Center for Global Studies)

    Questions about the on campus process? Please contact the Associate Director of Fellowships at fellowships@wesleyan.edu

    ABOUT | The Winston Churchill Foundation grants twelve American students awards to pursue graduate work at the University of Cambridge. Churchill Scholarships support one year of graduate study at Churchill College, Cambridge, in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences. Please carefully review the Churchill Scholarship website - there are a number of specifics for selection criteria and programs of study. Click here for more information.

    ELIGIBILITY | Graduating seniors

    On campus contact | Kate Smith

  • Fulbright Program - Campus Priority Deadline: July 12 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)
    Please note that the Fulbright has preliminary on campus deadlines as well as an on campus interview for university nomination. All application materials will be reviewed by the Wesleyan Fulbright Committee.

    ABOUT | The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the nation's largest study abroad fellowship program, and is designed to give graduating seniors, recent B.S./B.A. graduates, graduate students, and professionals opportunities for 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 Storytelling.

    ELIGIBILITY | The Fulbright requires a university nomination. To begin the process, please set-up an appointment with Kate Smith to discuss fellowship requirements, proposals, and deadlines:

    July 12 | Priority Deadline

    September 12 | Required Campus Deadline

    Please click here to learn more about campus deadlines

    On campus contact | Kate Smith

    Have you been thinking about applying for a Fulbright this fall? Be sure to let Kate know! Click here to receive emails with reminders, deadlines & tips to prepare your application!

  • Goldwater Scholarship - Deadline: December 1 2016 at 12PM EST (noon)

    Please note that this application has a preliminary on campus deadline.

    To be considered for university nomination, please submit the following materials to fellowships@wesleyan.edu by October 25th at 12PM

    Questions about the on campus process? Please contact the Associate Director of Fellowships at fellowships@wesleyan.edu

    About | The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields. Nominees for Goldwater Scholarships must include in their nomination materials a statement of interest in a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering, detailing how their academic program and their overall educational plans will prepare them for their chosen career goal. It is expected that students selected as scholars will pursue advanced degrees. Students who plan to study medicine are eligible for a Goldwater Scholarship only if they plan a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in a private practice.

    ELIGIBILITY | More details available on the Barry Goldwater Scholarship website

    1. Be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited 4-year or 2-year institution of higher education during the 2016-2017 academic year,
    2. Intend to pursue a research career in a natural science, mathematics or engineering,**
    3. Have a college grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

    On campus contact | Kate Smith

  • James Madison Fellowship - Deadline: March 1 2016

    ABOUT | 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.

    ELIGIBILITY | Seniors or recent graduates who plan Masters Degrees in American History, Political Science, Teaching or Education

    Applicant must:

    1. be a college senior, recent graduate, or full-time secondary school teacher (students who pursue Ph.D.s or teaching certificates are not eligible);
    2. applicants must teach secondary school after they graduate.

     On campus contact | Kate Smith

  • Keasbey Scholarship - NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL FALL 2018

    Please note that this application has a preliminary on campus deadlines as well as an on campus interview for university nomination. All application materials will be reviewed by the Wesleyan Fellowships Committee.

    ABOUT | The Keasbey Scholarship supports two years of study at selected British institutions. Support for two years of study at selected British institutions.  Direct payment to the British institution involved to cover tuition and other fixed charges; a cost-of-living stipend paid to the Scholar to cover board, lodging, and general subsistence; an allowance for travel between the United States and Great Britain.  The stipend is approximately equal to that of the Rhodes Scholarship. Click here to learn more about the Keasbey Scholarship.

    ELIGIBILITY | Members of the graduating class. Next available: FALL 2018

    On campus contact | Kate Smith

  • Luce Scholarship - Campus Deadline: October 10 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)

    Please note that the Luce Scholars Program has a preliminary on campus deadlines as well as an on campus interview for university nomination. All application materials will be reviewed by the Wesleyan Fellowships Committee.

    To be considered for university nomination, please submit the following materials to fellowships@wesleyan.edu by October 10th at 12PM

    ABOUT | The Henry Luce Foundation funds 18 awards each year for study and travel in East Asia. The Luce Foundation seeks highly focused, academically successful, and interesting individuals with no background in Asian studies. The goal of the program is to develop a cohort of American leaders in a range of fields who have knowledge of and sympathy for Asian values and culture. Wesleyan students have been very successful in this competition in recent years, and any graduating senior with a strong professional focus, excellent grades and a desire to spend a year in an intense placement situation in East Asia, is encouraged to inquire. 
    ELIGIBILITY | Nominees do not have to be graduating seniors, and alumni may apply as long as they are less than 30 years old.

    On campus contact | Kate Smith

  • Marshall Scholarship - Campus Deadline: August 31 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)

    Please note that Marshall Scholarship has preliminary on campus deadlines as well as an on campus interview for university nomination. All application materials will be reviewed by the Wesleyan Fellowships Committee.

    To be considered for university nomination, please submit the following materials to fellowships@wesleyan.edu by August 31 at 12PM

    • Completed Marshall Application (please print and save as PDF for on campus submission; do not submit to Marshall)
    • Personal Statements (per Marshall application specifications)
    • Updated Resume/CV
    • Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Transcript (please request a hardcopy from the Office of the Registrar and have it sent to Kate Smith in the Center for Global Studies)

    ABOUT 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 graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. Click here for more information on the Marshall Scholarship.

    ELIGIBILITY | Candidates must be nominated by Wesleyan; the nominating committee seeks students who have an outstanding academic record, interesting extracurricular activities, a record of service to the community, and are demonstrably highly motivated in whatever they undertake. Wesleyan students can be better candidates for these awards than they may think, and the rewards of winning are life-long and not confined to a period of funded study. Any senior with a grade point average of 92.00 or above is encouraged.

    On campus contact | Kate Smith

  • Mitchell Scholarship - Campus Deadline: August 31 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)

    Please note that Mitchell Scholarship has preliminary on campus deadlines as well as an on campus interview for university nomination. All application materials will be reviewed by the Wesleyan Fellowships Committee.

    To be considered for university nomination, please submit the following materials to fellowships@wesleyan.edu by August 31 at 12PM

    • Completed Mitchell Application (please print and save as PDF for on campus submission; do not submit to Marshall)
    • Personal Essay
    • Updated Resume/CV
    • All Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Transcript (please request a hardcopy from the Office of the Registrar and have it sent to Kate Smith in the Center for Global Studies)

    ABOUTThe George J. 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 a commitment to community and public service. Click here for more inofrmation on the Mitchell Scholarship.

    ELIGIBILITY | Candidates must be nominated by Wesleyan; the nominating committee seeks students who have an outstanding academic record, interesting extracurricular activities, a record of service to the community, and are demonstrably highly motivated in whatever they undertake. Wesleyan students can be better candidates for these awards than they may think, and the rewards of winning are life-long and not confined to a period of funded study. Any senior with a grade point average of 92.00 or above is encouraged.

    On campus contact | Kate Smith

  • Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship - Deadline: January

    ABOUT | 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.

    Application deadline: late January

    ELIGIBILITY | Graduating seniors and recent graduates; graduating seniors are eligible to apply, but must receive their undergraduate degree prior to the start of the fellowship year on July 1. The fellowship year runs from July 1 to the following June 30. Preference for the Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship is given to recent graduates. For more details, please click here.

    On campus contact | Professor Professor Jeffrey Schiff of the Department of Art and Art History (jschiff@wesleyan.edu)

  • Rhodes Scholarship - Campus Deadline: August 31 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)

    Please note that Rhodes Scholarship has preliminary on campus deadlines as well as an on campus interview for university nomination. All application materials will be reviewed by the Wesleyan Fellowships Committee.

    To be considered for university nomination, please submit the following materials to fellowships@wesleyan.edu by August 31 at 12PM

    • Completed Rhodes Application (please print and save as PDF for on campus submission; do not submit to Rhodes)
    • Personal Statement (per Rhodes application specifications)
    • Updated Resume/CV
    • Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Transcript (please request a hardcopy from the Office of the Registrar and have it sent to Kate Smith in the Center for Global Studies)

    ABOUT | Each year 32 young students from the United States are selected as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the 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. The Rhodes Trust, a British charity established to honor the will and bequest of Cecil J. Rhodes, provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom in partnership with the Second Century Founder, John McCall MacBain and other generous benefactors. The first U.S. Rhodes Scholars entered Oxford in 1904. Click here for more information on the Rhodes Scholarship.

    ELIGIBILITY | Candidates must be nominated by Wesleyan; the nominating committee seeks students who have an outstanding academic record, interesting extracurricular activities, a record of service to the community, and are demonstrably highly motivated in whatever they undertake. Wesleyan students can be better candidates for these awards than they may think, and the rewards of winning are life-long and not confined to a period of funded study. Any senior with a grade point average of 92.00 or above is encouraged.

    On campus contact | Kate Smith

  • Schwarzman Scholarship - Campus Deadline: August 31 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)

    Please note that the Schwarzman Scholarship has a preliminary on campus deadlines as well as an on campus interview for university nomination. All application materials will be reviewed by the Wesleyan Fellowships Committee.

    To be considered for university nomination, please submit the following materials to fellowships@wesleyan.edu by August 31 at 12PM

    • Completed Schwarzman Application (please print and save as PDF for on campus submission; do not submit to Schwarzman)
    • Letters of Recommendation (3 for current undergraduate students)
    • Complete essay per the Schwarzman application requirements
      • Personal Statement
      • Leadership Essay
      • Current affairs essay
    • Current CV/Resume
    • Official Transcript (please request a hardcopy from the Office of the Registrar and have it sent to Kate Smith in the Center for Global Studies)

    About | The Schwarzman offers students 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, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:

    • Public Policy
    • Economics and Business
    • International Studies

    Please click here to visit the Schwarzman Scholarship website

    Eligibility | Applicants must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years old. Applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency. This scholarship is open to US citizens and international students. Please click here for more on eligibility.

    On campus contact | Kate Smith

  • Soros Fellowships - Deadline: October 10 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)

    Please note that this application has a preliminary on campus deadline.

    To be considered for university nomination, please submit the following materials to fellowships@wesleyan.edu by October 10 2017 at 12PM

    About | The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans support thirty 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.

    Eligibility | You must already hold a bachelor's degree or be a college senior in good academic standing. Students already in graduate study are eligible, though not past their second year. Candidates must be either holders of Green Cards, naturalized citizens, or children of two naturalized parents.

    On campus contact | Kate Smith

  • St. Andrews Scholarship - Campus Deadline: November 1 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)

    Please note that the St. Andrew's Scholarship has a preliminary on campus deadlines as well as an on campus interview for university nomination. All application materials will be reviewed by the Wesleyan Fellowships Committee.

    To be considered for university nomination, please submit the following materials to fellowships@wesleyan.edu by November 1 at 12PM

    About | The St. Andrews Scholarship provides funds for one year of graduate study in Scotland. Please click here for more information on the St. Andrews Scholarship. Candidates should possess the qualifications which will enable them to be good ambassadors for the United States while in Scotland. The basis for selection shall include the student's:

    • Academic achievement
    • Extracurricular activities
    • Financial need
    • Statement of personal objectives
    • Some Scottish descent
    • Proof of US citizenship

        

    Eligibility | Seniors who live or study within 250 miles of New York (as a Wesleyan student, you do), and are able to show some Scottish heritage.

    On campus contact | Kate Smith

  • Tölölyan Fund for the Study of Diasporas and Transnationalism - Deadline: late March

    Established in 2008 by Bruce Greenwald, Professor of Economics at Columbia Business School, in honor of Wesleyan Professor Khachig Tölölyan.

    About | The prize provides financial support for a junior who wishes to begin research work during the summer between his or her junior and senior years on a thesis in any Department of the Humanities, Arts, or Social Sciences. The review committee selects the student who submits the best proposal for a thesis that will deal significantly or entirely with diasporic or transnational issues. Click here for additional information and application procedures.

    Eligibility | Juniors 

    On campus contact | Khachig Tölölyan

  • Truman Scholarship - Campus Deadline: November 1 2017 at 11:59PM EST

    Please note that the Truman Scholarship has a preliminary on campus deadlines as well as an on campus interview for university nomination. All application materials will be reviewed by the Wesleyan Fellowships Committee.

    To be considered for university nomination, please submit the following materials to fellowships@wesleyan.edu by November 1 at 11:59PM EST (midnight)

    • Complete Wesleyan University on campus application 
    • Please note that the on campus application includes: resume, academic history, short essays and more - please carefully review the form)

    About | The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation 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.

    Eligibilty | For nomination, students should rank in the top quarter of their class and must be United States citizens or United States nationals from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.  Green card holders are not eligible. Truman Scholars participate in leadership development programs and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government. Deadline for preliminary application for review by the Wesleyan Truman Scholarship Committee is November 2. For more information on the scholarship and selection criteria, please visit the Truman Scholarship website.

    On campus contact | Kate Smith

  • Udall Scholarship - Campus Deadline: February 1 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)

    Please note that this application has a preliminary on campus deadline

    To be considered for university nomination, please submit the following materials to fellowships@wesleyan.edu by Wednesday February 1 at 12PM

    • Completed Wesleyan Udall Application
    • Current CV/Resume
    • Academic History
    • Short answer questions

    About | The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment. 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.

    Eligibility | There are three variations of the Udall Scholarship, which focus on: Tribal Policy, Native Health Care, and the Environemnt. Generally, this scholarship is avialable to sophomores and juniors with a strong GPA. Please click here for more details on eligibility.

    On campus contact | Kate Smith

  • Watson Fellowship - Campus Deadline: September 15 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)

    Please note that the Watson Fellowship has a preliminary on campus deadline as well as an on campus interview for university nomination. All application materials will be reviewed by the Wesleyan Watson Committee.

    To be considered for university nomination, please submit six copies of your proposal to the Fries Center for Global Studies in Fisk Hall by 12PM EST (noon) on Friday September 15, 2017.

    Over the summer, it is highly recommended that you complete most of your proposal. The proposal* includes:

    • Title page stating: title of your project, your name, Wes ID, phone number, email, and major(s)
    • Proposal should be no more than three pages
    • Double-spaced with 12-point font and one-inch margins
    • Address what you want to do and why, how you will do it, and why you should be the one to do it
    • Strongly recommended to include the names of several contacts in the country(ies) to which you wish to travel - the more detail you offer will make your proposal clearer and stronger

    

    About | The Watson Foundation provides $30,000 to 40 graduating seniors across the nation to pursue their passion for one year in a country(ies) outside the US. Click here for more information about the fellowship and application process.

    Eligibility | Graduating seniors

    *Please note that proposals that do not follow this format or are submitted late may not be considered.

    On campus contact | Kate Smith