How to Apply

Have you gotten to know the world of national fellowships? Set your sights on one particular opportunity? Ready to dive into application details?  

Remember that because most national fellowship programs rely on campus officials to prepare and nominate applicants for the award, you can’t apply directly. For this reason, your first step is to complete an appointment request form to meet with Mount Holyoke’s Fellowships advisor. 

It’s worth keeping an open mind as you go into the meeting: You might come in with your heart set on one fellowship, and then discover another opportunity aligned to your passions and goals. We’ll help you see the big picture.

As you begin your fellowships journey, expect the application process to be time-consuming — and rewarding. It may involve: 

  • An application form.
  • A personal statement explaining your reasons for pursuing the award.
  • An essay or proposal where you detail your project topic, scope and goals. 
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate institutions, including study abroad.
  • Letters of recommendation from professors and/or professionals who can attest to your academic and personal qualities.
  • A language evaluation, if the fellowship involves studying in a non-English speaking foreign country.

Mount Holyoke’s Fellowships staff looks forward to helping you succeed.