Nomination Required

National scholarships and fellowships are prestigious merit-based awards that provide full funding for a year of research, creative work, graduate study, English teaching, or language learning. Most of them require nomination from Wesleyan and include a campus selection process. 

Successful applicants usually meet for advising at least a semester before the campus deadline.

Application materials vary by fellowship but normally include the following components:

  • Application form: personal information, past experiences;
  • Personal statement: What has motivated you to apply for this opportunity? How do you hope to benefit from it?
  • Project proposal, when applicable: What do you plan to accomplish during the fellowship?
  • Unofficial transcript;
  • Two to five letters of recommendation.

The campus application usually requires all materials required by a particular fellowship except letters of recommendation.

We are committed to making the application process transparent, accessible, and inclusive, and we are here to support you at every step. If you have questions about any aspect of the process, please contact Fellowships or schedule an appointment on our calendar.

Campus Process & Deadlines

Fellowships at Wesleyan
Fries Center for Global Studies | Fisk Hall
Contact |  fellowships@wesleyan.edu | 860-685-2550
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