Fellowships for Seniors and Recent Graduates

Students nearing the end of their undergraduate careers have a plethora of opportunities available to support their continuing education. In addition to jobs and internships - to which students generally turn to the Office of Career Development for assistance - the Office of the Dean of the College supports students applying for grants, scholarships and fellowships. These resources fund travel and teaching, graduate study, and research.

This Web page highlights some of the best-known and best-endowed fellowship organizations. The W&L Student Opportunity Web Page contains additional information about these programs and about many other grants. Students are often surprised by the number and variety of scholarships available.

Most graduate fellowships require application the fall term of the senior year, but it's useful to think sooner about application processes. Reading Web sites of various funding organizations, working through drafts of personal statements or other essays, and communicating regularly with pertinent W&L faculty - your advisers and other recommenders - take time and are important steps toward success.

Dean Marcia France (francem@wlu.edu x8746) and other W&L faculty liaisons will be glad to assist you throughout the process.

Certification Form for Fellowship Applicants

Useful Resource in Leyburn Library: Schall, Joe. Writing Personal Statements and Scholarship Application Essays, A Student Handbook. Eden Prairie, MN: Thomson, 2006.

Contact Dean Marcia France to gain access to the Fellowships Sakai site, where you can find information on writing personal statements, resumes, requesting letters of recommendation, and other aspects of the application process, and to be put on the email distribution list for notices about upcoming deadlines, new opportunities, and workshops.