Fellowships at a Glance

Read brief descriptions of the fellowships we oversee or download an overview in table format. Click on the program names for more detail.

Barry Goldwater Scholarship: $7,500 toward undergraduate academic expenses. Applicants must show exceptional promise of becoming research leaders in STEM fields. Open to U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents; sophomores and juniors.

Beinecke Scholarship: $34,000 toward a research-focused graduate degree in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Applicants must receive need-based financial aid and desire a career in academia. Open to U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents; juniors only.

Boren Scholarships: Up to $20,000 for 4-12 months of study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests, with a language and cultural immersion program. Applicants must be interested in careers in national security. Open to U.S. citizens; first-years, sophomores, and juniors. This scholarship is administered by the Office of Study Abroad in collaboration with Fellowships.

Boren Fellowships: Funding for research and language study for U.S. graduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Open to U.S. citizens. This scholarship is administered by the Office of Study Abroad in collaboration with Fellowships.

Churchill Scholarship: One year of graduate research/study in STEM fields at Cambridge University, Churchill College. Applicants must have a high GPA, exceptional potential for future contribution to the field, outstanding personal qualities. Open to U.S. citizens; graduating seniors and alumni within 12 months of graduation.

Critical Language Scholarship: An intensive 8- to 10-week summer program of overseas language and cultural immersion in one of 15 languages critical to national security. Open to U.S. citizens; all class years. This scholarship is administered by the Office of Study Abroad in collaboration with Fellowships.

Fulbright Study/Research Awards: One year of independent research or graduate study in any discipline in one of ~140 program countries while serving as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. Applicants must demonstrate  motivation, cultural awareness, and a strong academic background in the chosen field. Open to U.S. citizens; graduating seniors and recent alumni.

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards: One year of teaching in an English language classroom in one of ~75 countries outside the U.S. while serving as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. The age and academic level of the students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university. Applicants should be motivated, culturally aware, and have some teaching, coaching, or leadership experience. Open to U.S. citizens; graduating seniors and recent alumni.

Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship: One year of storytelling on a globally significant theme, awarded to selected grantees of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society. Open to U.S. citizens; graduating seniors and recent alumni.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship: One to three years of graduate study in any field at Cambridge University. Applicants must show outstanding academic achievement, leadership, commitment to improving the lives of others. Open to all citizenships; graduating seniors and alumni of any age.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship: $30,000 towards graduate study for a public-service related degree in preparation for careers in government, education, nonprofit, or public interest/advocacy sector. Scholars must work in public service for three years after completing the graduate program. Applicants must show an outstanding record of leadership and civic engagement and potential to be future "change agents." Open to U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents; juniors only.

James C. Gaither Junior Fellow Program: A one-year position as a research assistant to senior scholars working on policy topics in one of ~12 topic areas at The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Applicants must have a high GPA, significant research experience, and strong academic and extracurricular achievement in the topic area. Open to all citizenships; graduating seniors and alumni within a year of graduation. 

Keasbey Memorial Foundation: Up to two years of graduate study in the UK. Open to Wesleyan every three years; next open cycle in Fall 2021 for the Class of 2022. Applicants must show high academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, leadership. Open to U.S. citizens; graduating seniors only.

Knight Hennessy Scholars: Up to three years of graduate study at Stanford University in any degree program except Philosophy. Applicants must show outstanding academic achievement, independent thinking, leadership, civic mindset to "out-think, out-work, and out-care others." Open to all citizenships; graduating seniors and alumni within five years of graduation. 

Luce Scholars Program: One-year internship in a specific professional setting in Asia with the goal of advancing knowledge about Asia among future American leaders. Applicants must show high achievement and clearly defined professional interests. Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents; graduating seniors, alumni, and young professionals with background in any field except Asian studies.

Marshall Scholarship: One to two years of graduate study in any field at any university in the U.K. Applicants must have a minimum 3.7 GPA and demonstrated potential to excel as scholars, leaders, and contributors to U.S.-U.K. understanding. Open to U.S. citizens; graduating seniors and alumni within two years of graduation.

Mitchell Scholarship: One year of graduate study in any field at any university in Ireland, including Northern Ireland. Applicants must show academic excellence, leadership, commitment to community and public service. Open to U.S. citizens; graduating seniors and alumni up to age 30. 

Schwarzman Scholar: One-year Master’s program in Public Policy, Economics, or International Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Applicants must have an excellent academic record and outstanding leadership potential. Open to all citizenships; graduating seniors and alumni under age 29.

The Rhodes Scholarship (Intl.): Two to three years of study in any degree program at Oxford University. Applicants must have a minimum 3.7 GPA, other talents demonstrated in extracurricular activities, outstanding leadership, character, commitment to others and common good. Age limit varies by country.  

The Rhodes Scholarship (U.S.): Two to three years of study in any degree program at Oxford University. Applicants must have a minimum 3.7 GPA, other talents demonstrated in extracurricular activities, outstanding leadership, character, commitment to others and common good. Open to U.S. citizens; graduating seniors and alumni under age 25.

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship: One year of purposeful, independent exploration in multiple countries outside the U.S. Applicants should show passion, imagination, independence, leadership, resourcefulness. Open to all citizenships; graduating seniors only.

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship: $7,000 toward undergraduate academic expenses. Applicants must be working on environmental issues or issues related to Native American nations. Applicants must show leadership, public service, commitment to environmental issues or Native American issues. Open to U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents; sophomores and juniors.