Nomination Required

Many national Scholarships and Fellowships require nomination from Wesleyan University.  For more information and to begin the process, schedule an appointment*. Successful applicants meet for advising and to discuss fellowships at least a semester (if not a year) in advance of the campus application date.

For a current list of fellowships, eligibility and deadlines click here*.

For general on campus processes click here

Note: All applications and supporting materials must be uploaded to your Handshake student profile unless otherwise noted in the Scholarships and Fellowships ‘how to apply’ description. Some scholarships and fellowships have preliminary campus deadlines and require an on campus interview.

Contact |  fellowships@wesleyan.edu | 860-685-2550
Kate Smith, Associate Director of Fellowships, Internships and Exchanges
Center for Global Studies, Fisk Hall - 201D
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  • Beinecke Scholarship - Campus Deadline: January 9 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)
    ABOUT | The Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship Program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.

    ElIGIBILITY | Students planning to attend graduate school in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Additional selection criteria may be found here.

    HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application in Handshake and as a university nominee will submit the Beinecke Application directly to the foundation. Note: On campus interview is not required.
     
    DEADLINE | January 9 @12PM EST
  • Boren Awards - Campus Deadline: January 8 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)

    ABOUT | The Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to support international and language components to their educations by studying abroad. The Boren focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security and underrepresented in study abroad.

    ELIGIBILITY | For complete eligibility requirements of the Boren Scholarship click here and review the helpful resources on the Boren webpage.

    HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application in Handshake & Boren Application online through the Embark Application System. Note: On campus interview is not required; students may apply directly to Boren.

    DEADLINE | Campus: January 8, 2018 @5PM EST | Final: February 12, 2018 @5PM EST
  • Carnegie Junior Fellows Program - Campus Deadline: December 1 at 12PM EST (noon)

    ABOUT | The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is one of the world's leading think tanks specializing in international affairs. The Junior Fellows Program offers a substantive one-year work experience in Washington, D.C. to students with serious career interest in international affairs.

    ELIGIBILITY | The program is open to graduating seniors and individuals that have graduated from Wesleyan within the past academic year. The monthly salary is $2,500 and students are responsible for their own housing arrangements. Additional selection criteria may be found here.

    HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application in HandShake and university nominees will complete the final Carnegie Application. Sample essays may be found here and here Note: An on campus committee will review materials and will forward up to two applications to the Carnegie Foundation for final consideration. There is no campus interview. Wesleyan is eligible to recommend up to 2 university nominees.

    DEADLINE | Campus: December 1 @12PM EST | Final: January 15

     
  • Christopher Brodigan Award - Deadline: March

    ABOUT | The Christopher Brodigan Fund was established in memory of Christopher Brodigan, a Wesleyan student who died in an accident in his freshman year. The Fund pays tribute to Christopher’s deep interest in Africa and to the public service he provided through teaching in Botswana prior to entering Wesleyan.

    ELIGIBILITY | Wesleyan Seniors and recent alumni who plan to pursue public service or research (in that order of preference) on the African continent.

    HOW TO APPLY | Contact Professor Mike Nelson of the Government Department mbnelson@wesleyan.edu for more information.

    DEADLINE | March

  • Churchill Scholarship - Campus Deadline: October 10 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)

    ABOUT | The Winston Churchill Foundation grants 12 American students awards to pursue graduate work at the University of Cambridge. Churchill Scholarships support one year of graduate study at Churchill College, Cambridge, in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences.

    ELIGIBILITY | Graduating seniors and recent alumni . For full requirements and selection criteria click here

    HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application in Handshake and the Churchill Application Note: An on campus committee will review materials and conduct in campus interviews prior to final submittal to the Churchill Foundation.

    DEADLINE |  Campus: October 10 |  Final: November 7
  • Fulbright Program - Campus Priority Deadline: July 12 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)

    ABOUT | The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the nation's largest study abroad fellowship program, and gives opportunities for an international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations through several grants including: research, creative arts, English Teaching Assistant, graduate study, or National Geographic Storytelling.

    ELIGIBILITY | Graduating seniors, recent B.S./B.A. graduates, graduate students, and professionals. Additional selection criteria may be found here.

    HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application in Handshake and Fulbright Application online through the Embark Application System. Note: The Fulbright requires an on campus interview. Please visit the Fulbright resource page for detailed information & to schedule an appointment with Kate Smith.

    DEADLINE | Preliminary Campus: July 12 @12PM EST | Required Campus: September 12 |  Final: October 6
  • Goldwater Scholarship - Deadline: December 1 2016 at 12PM EST (noon)

    ABOUT | The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields.

    ELIGIBILITY | Sophomores & Juniors pursuing a research degree in a natural science, mathematics or engineering. Additional selection criteria may be found here

    HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application in Handshake and a pre-application through the Goldwater Foundation. Note: The Goldwater Scholarship does not require an on campus interview.

    DEADLINE | Campus: October 25 | Final: December 1
  • James Madison Fellowship - Deadline: March 1 2017

    ABOUT | The James Madison Fellowship is for prospective post-secondary American history, American government, and social studies teachers who want to pursue a masters degree with a concentration in the history of the U.S. Constitution.

    ELIGIBILITY | Seniors or recent alumni who plan to pursue master's degrees in American History, Political Science, Teaching or Education. Additional selection criteria may be found here

    HOW TO APPLY | Register for a profile and complete the application through the James Madison Fellowship website here Note: The James Madison Fellowship does not require an on campus interview.

    DEADLINE | March 1

  • Keasbey Scholarship - COMING FALL 2018

    ABOUT | The Keasbey Scholarship supports two years of study at selected British institutions. Direct payment to the British institution involved to cover tuition and other fixed charges; a cost-of-living stipend paid to the Scholar to cover board, lodging, and general subsistence; an allowance for travel between the United States and Great Britain.  The stipend is approximately equal to that of the Rhodes Scholarship.

    ELIGIBILITY | Graduating Seniors

    HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Keasbey Scholarship in Handshake. Note: The Keasbey Scholarship materials will be reviewed by committee and requires an on campus interview.

    DEADLINE | FALL 2018

  • Luce Scholarship - Campus Deadline: October 10 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)

    ABOUT | The Henry Luce Foundation funds 18 awards each year for study and travel in East Asia and seeks highly focused, academically successful, and interesting individuals with no background in Asian studies. The goal of the program is to develop a cohort of American leaders in a range of fields who have knowledge of and sympathy for Asian values and culture.

    ELIGIBILITY | Must be a U.S. citizen less than 30 years old by July 1st of the year they enter the program. Additional selection criteria may be found here.

    HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application in Handshake & the Luce Application (available for download & through the website’s online portal). Note: The Luce Scholarship requires an on campus interview for nomination

    DEADLINE | Campus: October 10 @12PM EST | Final: October 10

  • Marshall Scholarship - Campus Deadline: August 31 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)

    ABOUT | Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to 40 Scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

    ELIGIBILITY | Seniors with a GPA of 3.7 or 92.00 and above are encouraged as well as students with interesting extracurricular activities, a record of service to the community, and are demonstrably highly motivated in whatever they undertake. Additional selection criteria may be found here

    HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application in Handshake and the Marshall Scholarship form online through the Embark Application System. Note: The Marshall Scholarship requires a Wesleyan nomination and on campus interview prior to university nomination.

    DEADLINE | Campus: August 31 @12PM EST | Final: August 31

  • Mitchell Scholarship - Campus Deadline: August 31 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)

    ABOUT | The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program, named in honor of former U.S. Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service.

    ELIGIBILITY | Seniors with a GPA of 92.00 or above is encouraged. The Mitchell Scholarship nominating committee seeks students who have an outstanding academic record, interesting extracurricular activities, a record of service to the community, and are demonstrably highly motivated in whatever they undertake. Additional selection criteria may be found here.

    HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application in Handshake and selected university nominees will complete the Mitchell Application via the foundation webpage. Note: The Mitchell Scholarship requires a Wesleyan nomination and on campus interview prior to university nomination.

    DEADLINE | Campus: August 31 | Final: August 31

  • Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship - Deadline: January

    ABOUT | The Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship provides support to students in the visual and fine arts, including art history, conservation, studio art and photography, for travel and living expenses outside the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii in accordance with a program of study or other activities approved by the fellowship selection committee.

    ELIGIBILITY | Applicants must have received an undergraduate degree, no more than three years prior to the start of the fellowship year (July 1 - June 30, 2018). Preference for the Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship is given to recent graduates. Additional selection criteria may be found here.

    HOW TO APPLY | For information on the process please contact Professor Jeffrey Schiff of the Department of Art & Art History at jschiff@wesleyan.edu.

    DEADLINE | January

  • Rhodes Scholarship - Campus Deadline: August 31 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)

    ABOUT | The Rhodes Trust, a British charity established to honor Cecil J. Rhodes, provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree(s) at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Each year 32 young students from the U.S. are selected representing the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other U.S. territories. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.

    ELIGIBILITY | Seniors with a GPA of 92.00 or above is encouraged. Additional selection criteria may be found here . The Wesleyan nominating committee seeks students who have an outstanding academic record, interesting extracurricular activities, a record of service to the community, and are demonstrably highly motivated in whatever they undertake.

    HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application in HandShake selected university nominees will complete the Rhodes Application via the foundation webpageNote: The Rhodes Scholarship requires a Wesleyan nomination and an on campus interview prior to university nomination.

    DEADLINE | Campus: August 31 | Final: August 31

    Are you an international student? Please visit the Rhodes Webpage to learn more about your eligibilty to apply per your citizenship.

  • Schwarzman Scholarship - Campus Deadline: August 31 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)

    ABOUT | The Schwarzman Scholarship offers students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Students will live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:

    • Public Policy

    • Economics and Business

    • International Studies

    ELIGIBILITY | Applicants must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years old (as of August 1) and demonstrate English language proficiency. This scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and international students. Additional eligibility requirements may be found here

    HOW TO APPLY |  Complete the Wesleyan Application in HandShake and selected university nominees will complete the Schwarzman Application through the scholarship webpage. Note: The Schwarzman Scholarship requires a Wesleyan nomination and an on campus interview prior to university nomination.

    DEADLINE | Campus: August 31
  • Soros Fellowships - Deadline: October 10 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)

    ABOUT | The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans support 30 individuals a year for up to two years of graduate study in any subject anywhere in the United States. The Fellowship provides $20,000 maintenance and half tuition wherever the Fellow attends.

    ELIGIBILITY | Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree or be a college senior in good academic standing. Students already in graduate study are eligible, though not past their second year. Candidates must be either holders of Green Cards, naturalized citizens, or children of two naturalized parents. Additional requirements may be found here

    HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application in Handshake and the Soros Application through the foundation webpage.

    DEADLINE | Campus: October 10 @ 12PM EST | Final: November 1 @ 11:59PM EST
  • St. Andrews Scholarship - Campus Deadline: November 1 at 12PM EST (noon)

    ABOUT | The St. Andrews Scholarship provides funds for one year of graduate study in Scotland. Candidates should possess the qualifications which will enable them to be good ambassadors for the United States while in Scotland.     

    ELIGIBILITY | Seniors who live/study within 250 miles of New York (as a Wesleyan student, you do), and are able to show Scottish heritage. Additional requirements may be found here.

    HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application in Handshake and the selected university nominee will complete the St. Andrew’s Application (distributed directly to the university). Note: The St. Andrew’s Scholarship requires campus review by committee prior to university nomination.

    DEADLINE | Campus: November 1 @12PM EST | Final: December 15

     
  • Tölölyan Fund for the Study of Diasporas and Transnationalism - Deadline: late March

    ABOUT | The Tölölyan Fund for the Study of Diasporas and Transnationalism was established in 2008 by Bruce Greenwald, Professor of Economics at Columbia Business School, in honor of Wesleyan Professor Khachig Tölölyan. The prize provides financial support for a junior who wishes to begin research work during the summer between his or her junior and senior years on a thesis .

    ELIGIBILITY | Juniors conducting research in any Department of the Humanities, Arts, or Social Sciences. Additional selection criteria may be found on the fund’s webpage.

    HOW TO APPLY | Contact Professor Khachig Tölölyan at ktololyan@wesleyan.edu for more information.

    DEADLINE | Campus: Late March | Final: First Monday in April @5PM EST

  • Truman Scholarship - Campus Deadline: November 13 2017 at 12PM EST

    ABOUT | The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards merit-based $30,000 scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and wish to attend graduate or professional school to help prepare for their careers.

    ELIGIBILITY | For nomination, students should rank in the top quarter of their class and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Green card holders are not eligible. Truman Scholars participate in leadership development programs and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government. Additional application information may be found here.

    HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application in Handshake and the Truman Application through their online portal. Note: The Truman Scholarship application materials will be reviewed by committee prior to nomination and does not require a campus interview.

    DEADLINE | Campus: November 13 @ 12PM EST | Final: February 6

  • Udall Scholarship - Campus Deadline: February 1 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)

    ABOUT | The Udall Foundation awards scholarships for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment. The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on American Indian self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources. 

    ELIGIBILITY | Sophomores & Juniors with a strong GPA. There are three variations of the Udall Scholarship which focus on Tribal Policy, Native Health Care, and the Environment. Additional selection criteria may be found here

    HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application in Handshake and the Udall Application via their online portal.

    DEADLINE | Campus: February 1 | Final: March 7, 2018

  • Watson Fellowship - Campus Deadline: September 15 2017 at 12PM EST (noon)

    ABOUT | The Watson Foundation provides $30,000 to 40 graduating seniors across the nation to pursue their passion for one year in a country(ies) outside the United States.

    ELIGIBILITY | Graduating Seniors. More information here

    HOW TO APPLY | Complete the Wesleyan Application in Handshake. The initial application is a 3 page proposal. Selected university nominees will be required to complete the full Watson Application available through the foundation webpage. Note: The Watson Fellowship requires and on campus interview to be considered as a university nominee.

    DEADLINE | Campus: September 15 @12PM EST | Final: September 15