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 thier application essays for competitive fellowships.

Further resources

Fellowship News

Bauerle ’24 Uses Library of Congress Fellowship to Explore Japanese American WWII Internment

Bauerle ’24 Uses Library of Congress Fellowship to Explore Japanese American WWII Internment

Following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which led to the forced relocation and internment of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans. Among these were thousands of college students who were also discharged from their respective universities. In response, several university officials, church leaders, and active citizens formed the […]
Students Honored with 2022 Academic Scholarships, Fellowships, Prizes

Students Honored with 2022 Academic Scholarships, Fellowships, Prizes

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow Elena Brennan ’24 is as equally passionate about her American studies major as she is of helping fellow underrepresented and first-generation low-income (FGLI) students succeed. As chair of the Wesleyan Student Assembly’s Equity and Inclusion Committee (EIC), she coordinated First Cardinals, an FGLI mentorship program that fosters connections between 40 first-years […]
Fehr ’23 to Study Debris Disks, Exoplanet as Goldwater Scholar

Fehr ’23 to Study Debris Disks, Exoplanet as Goldwater Scholar

Every summer, Anna Fehr ’23 would cherish family camping trips to the mountains in California. There, she could see something many people—especially city residents—rarely get to experience: a truly dark night sky. “I remember seeing the Milky Way and just being blown away by the sheer number of stars,” she recalls. “I think I knew […]
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