Awards For Alumnae

The following is a selection of national awards that are especially well suited for MHC Alumnae. Please also search awards for seniors, and other categories on this site. And don't forget the MHC Alumnae Association Awards for which all alumnae and seniors are eligible to apply.

Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) Fellowship  - The APLP seeks outstanding individuals from all walks of life (government, business, NGOs, health sciences, media, monastic orders, and education) to participate in an innovative leadership development program at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.  From August – December, fellows from around the globe will join regional specialists and leadership educators in a dynamic learning community. From January – April,  fellows have the option to participate in extended fieldwork in Southeast Asia, internships, self-designed projects and employment experience. Deadline: Fall.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation is the largest source of funding in the world exclusively for graduate women. The Foundation supports scholars pursuing a vast spectrum of academic research; public school teachers promoting girls' achievement in math, science, and technology; and community activists helping to improve the lives of women and girls through education. Deadline: Fall.

Echoing Green Public Service Fellowships are two year $80,000 awards for an innovative public service project anywhere in the world. There are no restrictions of age, citizenship, or grade point average. Fellowships offer funding of $80,000 to $90,000 over two years for individuals or partnerships to start-up and build innovative, sustainable projects and organizations that will effect social change. Deadline: Fall.

James Madison Graduate Fellowships support U.S. citizens committed a career in teaching American history, government, or social studies at the secondary level. The "Junior Fellowships" are awarded to students who are about to complete, or have completed, their undergraduate course of study and plan to begin graduate work on a full-time basis. "Senior Fellowships" are awarded to teachers who wish to undertake work for a graduate degree on a part-time basis through summer and evening classes. The fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to a master’s degree. James Madison Fellows may attend any accredited institution of higher education in the United States.  Deadline: Winter.

Lindbergh Grants Program was founded to further Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's shared vision of a balance between technological advancement and environmental preservation. Each year grants of up to $10,580 (a symbolic amount representing the cost of the "Spirit of St. Louis") are given for projects in the following categories: agriculture; aviation/aerospace; conservation of natural resources; education (including humanities/education, the arts and intercultural communication); exploration; health; and waste minimization and management. Deadline: Spring.

Mellon Fellowships in the Humanities provide full tuition and stipends for U.S. citizens, nationals and permanent residents who are seniors or recent graduates, for a first year of graduate work leading to the Ph.D. in preparation for a career in teaching and scholarship in a humanistic field of study (excluding the creative and performing arts).  Deadline: Fall.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program seeks to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, mathematics, and engineering in the United States and to reinforce its diversity. The NSF awards approximately 1,000 new three-year Graduate Research Fellowships in March of each year. NSF Fellows are expected to contribute significantly to research, teaching, and industrial applications in science, mathematics, and engineering. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent resident aliens of the United States. Those eligible to apply are college seniors, first-year graduate students, and others who have completed a limited amount of graduate study in science, mathematics, or engineering. Women who intend to pursue graduate degrees in engineering or in computer and information science and engineering and who meet the eligibility requirements above can apply for the additional WENG or WICS awards. Deadline: Fall.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans support thirty individuals a year for up to two years of graduate study in any subject anywhere in the U.S. Candidates must be either holders of Green Cards, naturalized citizens, or children of two naturalized citizen parents. Deadline: Fall.

UNESCO Fellowships Programme - Fellowships are specially tailored training which are designed to give qualified persons practicing or intending to practice a profession in the field of the UNESCO programme priorities an opportunity to receive additional and practical training, thus contributing to the advancement and circulation of knowledge and skill promoting development and international understanding. Deadline: Varies - refer to website.

Wellesley College Scholarships offer two scholarships that are open to women graduates of any American institution. One is intended for medical studies: M.A. Cartland Shackford Medical Fellowship for the study of medicine with a view to general practice, not psychiatry. The Mary McEwen Schimke Scholarship is a supplemental award to provide relief from household and child care expenses while pursuing graduate study. Deadline: Winter.