Application Process and Timelines

The table below shows the application deadlines for the fellowships that require nomination from Wesleyan. Opportunities are listed by campus deadline, i.e., the date by which you must submit all required materials to the Fellowships office.

Campus applications will be reviewed by a committee of Wesleyan faculty and staff, who will also interview applicants and decide who will be nominated for the national competition based on the fellowship program's selection criteria. Nominees will usually work with Fellowships and/or faculty advisors to revise their materials before the national deadline. The number of candidates Wesleyan may nominate varies by fellowship program. Some programs allow only one nominee, while others encourage us to nominate all qualified candidates. 

In order to make the best use of fellowships and the application process, students and alumni interested in applying for one or more of the opportunities listed below are encouraged to:

  • explore available opportunities on our website and/or in ViaTRM;
  • contact Fellowships well in advance - preferably several months before the campus deadline - to discuss which programs best fit your background and goals;  
  • complete a brief statement of interest in ViaTRM for each of the programs you're considering.

The preferred deadline to express interest in fellowships for the 2020-2021 application cycle is March 31, 2020, but if you come to the process later, we'll do our best to accommodate you.

Remember that we are here to support you at every stage of the application process! If you have questions, please schedule an advising appointment on our calendar.

 

FELLOWSHIP

CAMPUS 
APPLICATION 
DEADLINE

NATIONAL 
DEADLINE

(subject to
slight change)

Schwarzman China

May 1

May 31

Knight Hennessy

Aug 22

Oct 9

Schwarzman US

Aug 30

Sept 26

Rangel

Aug 30

mid-Sept

Fulbright

Aug 30

Oct 8

Marshall

Sept 5

Oct 1

Mitchell

Sept 5

Sept 27

Rhodes US

Sept 5

Oct 2

Watson

Sept 5

early Nov

Luce

Oct 3

Nov 1

Churchill

Oct 3

Oct 31

Keasbey

N/A

Open to Wes
in Fall 2021

Critical Language 
Scholarship

Oct 31

late Nov

Truman

Nov 7

early Feb

Boren

Nov 25

Feb 5

Gaither/Carnegie Jr.

Nov 25

Jan 15

Goldwater

Nov 25

Jan 31

St. Andrew’s

Nov 25

Dec 15

Beinecke

Jan 9

Feb 12

Udall

Jan 30

early March