What is a fellowship?
Fellowships are typically competitive, merit-based scholarships or grants that fund research or study at the undergraduate or graduate level. Some fellowships promote service learning, foreign language study, internships/work abroad, or graduate school. Fellowships can range from short-term summer courses to multi-year graduate programs throughout the world.
What is the Office of Fellowships?
We advise students and alumni about fellowships and scholarships, assisting them with the entire application process—from finding the right fellowship opportunity through the interview process. Through outreach and the support of faculty and students, the Office of Fellowships aims to cultivate a campus culture that identifies and encourages students to pursue these life-changing opportunities.
How do I get started?
Without even realizing it, you may have been preparing for applying to a fellowship before you even arrived at F&M through senior projects in high school, service as captain of an athletic team, or other achievements. A high GPA, though helpful, is not the sole criterion for receiving a fellowship. To learn more about what fellowships are looking for, explore opportunities by your college year or fellowship type. Also, check out FAQ.
You should schedule a time to talk with Professor Julia Adams, the Interim Director of Fellowships. Meetings can be in-person or via Google Meet, depending on your preference, Tues.-Thurs. (see calendar schedule).
See here for a list of recipients.
F&M has been named a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Top-Producing Institution for 6 of the last 7 years. Juniors, seniors, and alumni interested in the 2023 application cycle (the campus deadline is August 20, 2023) should contact Dr. Julia Adams for more information. (Must be a U.S. citizen to apply.)SIGN UP HERE
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The Office of Fellowships guides students through the entire process of applying for a fellowship from beginning to end. Note that some require insitutional endorsements and may have campus deadlines that are, in some cases, months earlier than the national deadlines. Dr. Julia Adams, the Interim Director of Fellowships, is the first point of contact for fellowships unless otherwise indicated.
- Scholarships for undergraduate studies and post-undergraduate studies
Other competitive fellowships
- For first-years, sophomores, juniors, seniors and alumni
- For students of underrepresented backgrounds, including underrepresented rural areas and underrepresented states, such as Hawaii, Wyoming, and others.
- For non-US citizens. International students should also explore the links above.
- For students interested in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts
- For students interested in STEM disciplines
- For students interested in environmental issues
- For students interested in studying languages abroad or teaching abroad
- For students interested in Public Policy, International Relations, and Social Justice
- For students majoring in Pre-Health or WGSS