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Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships
Graduate Fellowships Requiring Campus Review
For Graduating Seniors Only
Susan Rappaport Knafel '52 Scholarship For Foreign Study - Funds a year of study in a foreign institution to pursue a specific subject that requires contact with foreign scholars, libraries or other resources. Candidates must be members of the graduating class who display a desire for learning and an ability to impart knowledge and judgment to others. (Open to all nationalities.)
Susan Rappaport Knafel '52 Traveling Fellowship – Funds a year of purposeful travel abroad to explore a particular interest with the requirement that the recipient not remain in the same area for more than 2 months. Candidates must be members of the graduating class who display an interest in and an acceptance of others, and who display the ethos of a Wellesley education. (Open to all nationalities.)
St. Andrews Scholarships - Provide funds toward one year of study at a Scottish university to graduating seniors of Scottish descent who are U.S. citizens residing or attending school within 250 miles of New York State. Must show financial need.
Thomas J. Watson Fellowships - Offer graduating seniors a year of independent, purposeful exploration and travel outside the U.S. Open to all nationalities.
Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships - Provide funding toward a master’s degree to seniors of color for whom teaching in urban and rural schools is a new career option. Fellowship includes support and mentoring throughout a three-year commitment to teach following masters. (U.S. citizens and permanent residents)
For Graduating Seniors and Alumnae
Carnegie Junior Fellows Program - Provides a substantive work experience for graduating seniors or graduates from the previous year who have a career interest in international affairs. Monthly salary plus medical and life insurance. Open to all nationalities.
Chinese Government Scholarships - Support one year of study in China. (Open to U.S. citizens)
Churchill Scholarships - Offer American students aged 19 to 26 of exceptional ability and achievement the opportunity to pursue one year of graduate study in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences at Churchill College Cambridge University. (Restricted to U.S. citizens.)
Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award - The Foundation's new Graduate Arts Award offers up to $50,000 per year for up to three years to college seniors and recent graduates with significant financial need who will pusue a graduate or professional degree in the visual arts, performing arts, or creative writing. To be eligible, candidates must be nominated by their undergraduate institution. Please make an appointment to see Ellie Perkins through MyCWS if you are interested in applying for this award.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program - Covers either one year of study at an academic institution in selected countries or an English teaching assistantship in selected countries throughout the world. Candidates must be U.S. citizens with a B.A. before the beginning date of award and must have language proficiency to communicate with people of the host country and to carry out the proposal.
Luce Scholars Program - Provides a ten-month internship to young leaders established in their career fields without significant experience in Asia or Asian studies. (Restricted to U.S. citizens under age 30.)
Marshall Scholarships - Offer one or two years of study in any discipline at any British university, mainly at the graduate level, to U.S. citizens who have graduated from their undergraduate institution after April 2010.
George J. Mitchell Scholarships - Offer U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 one year of graduate study in any discipline offered by an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland.
Rhodes Scholarships - Offer U.S. citizens 18 through 23 two or possibly three years of study at Oxford University at the undergraduate or graduate level. Citizens from certain additional countries are eligible to apply through their own country.
Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship - For travel or study outside the United States in order to benefit from the knowledge and understanding of a global education. Any scholarly, artistic, or cultural purpose may be considered. Candidates must be at least 25 years of age in the year of application.
Elisabeth Luce Moore '24 Wellesley-Yenching Program - The fellowships are open to students and alumnae in all majors and may include some training in teaching English as a second language. Chinese language proficiency is only required for the National Palace Museum Fellowship
- Wellesley-Yenching Graduate Fellowship at Chung Chi College in Hong Kong The fellow's time may be divided between helping to organize and promote English language activities at Chung Chi College as a whole, and serving as a teaching assistant for their English department.
- Wellesley-Yenching Graduate Fellowship at Ginling College in Nanjing, China The fellows teach English in the classroom for approximately 12 to 14 hours each week with office hours as needed.
- Wellesley Yenching Graduate Fellowship at the National Palace Museum (NPM) in Taipei, Taiwan Approximately one-half of the fellow's work will be with the NPM Secretariat where she will write, translate, and revise English documents for various departments. The other half of the fellow's work will be with one of the Museum's other departments.