Fellowships Support at Wesleyan

The Fellowships office at the Fries Center supports students and alumni in pursuing global and domestic learning opportunities referred to as national fellowships. We help you identify opportunities aligned with your personal and professional goals, and we are committed to making the application process welcoming, transparent, and inclusive. We collaborate with the Resource Center, WesMaSS, the Mellon Mays Program, and the McNair Program to improve access to fellowships for applicants from underrepresented groups and the Office of International Student Affairs to improve our advising for international students. We work with the Writing Workshop to arrange peer writing support for applicants their application essays for competitive fellowships.

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Upcoming & Recorded Events

Spring semester is our busy season for events with alumni and recent recipients as well as info sessions on a range of fellowships that applicants should know about before summer. Visit our quick links page to register for an upcoming event or access a recording after the fact.

Fellowship News

Wesleyan Named Fulbright Program Top Producing Institution for Fifth Year in a Row

The U.S. Department of State has released its list of Fulbright Program Top Producing Institutions for the 2023-2024 academic year and Wesleyan University has earned a spot for the fifth consecutive year. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international academic exchange program. Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided over 400,000 talented and accomplished […]

2023 Wesleyan Fulbright Fellows Begin Their Work

  The interests and accomplishments of Wesleyan’s current cohort of Fulbright Fellowship recipients is diverse, ranging from education to translation to refugee reception to tracing ancient trade routes across the Mediterranean. “This reflects something that I’m not sure people realize about the Fulbright program: with hundreds of distinctly different grants available across more than 140 […]

Wesleyan Students Receive Goldwater Scholarship

Two promising young scientists at Wesleyan, Aaron Berson ’24 and Jessica Luu ’24, were chosen for the distinguished Barry Goldwater Scholarship, given annually to hundreds of college sophomores and juniors across the nation pursuing research in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. “Because of their degree of involvement in research, many Wesleyan undergraduates are—if their […]
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