Under the banner “fellowships” we include merit scholarships and grants for formal education as well as educational experiences. The most prestigious, highly coveted awards last for an academic year or more and are awarded after a national or international competition. Membership in an active community of fellows and scholars is part of the benefit. Competitive summer internships and other experiential programs are often called “fellowships,” too. These are valuable opportunities that will help you build credentials and gain experience to make yourself a more competitive candidate for graduate school and the longer-term fellowships on which we focus in Smith’s Fellowships & Postgraduate Scholarships Program.
It’s Never Too Early To Start
Have you wondered if there is a fellowship out there for you? Do you have questions about when you should begin to prepare an application? Or what steps you might take to be an even stronger candidate? Come to an informal session on fellowship opportunities and talk with your faculty advisers or with an adviser in the Fellowships & Postgraduate Scholarships Program. Whether you are a first-year student, a senior or a recent alum, ask questions. Some programs are open to sophomores and juniors, while some are aimed at graduating seniors and recent graduates. In all cases, strong applications require sound planning in advance. Start early—as early in your college career as possible—even if you’re not ready to sit down and write your application.
Meet with Us!
Ready to meet with an adviser? Log into Handshake and choose “Fellowships/Scholarships First Meeting.”