National Fellowships List

Beinecke Scholarship - Boren (NSEP) Scholarship - Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Award - Churchill Scholarship - Critical Language Scholarship - DAAD (German Academic Exchange) - Davis Projects for Peace - Fulbright Commission US-UK Summer Institutes - Fulbright US Student Program Grant - Gates Cambridge Scholarship - Goldwater Scholarship - Luce Scholarship - Marshall Scholarship - Mitchell Scholarship - Pickering (Thomas) Foreign Affairs and Fellowships - Rangel Graduate Fellowship - Rhodes Scholarship - St. Andrew’s Society of New York Scholarship - Truman Scholarship - Udall Scholarship - UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship

All of the awards listed above, and with brief descriptions below, are distinguished and competitive. They offer substantial funding for travel, study, research or projects. For most, applicants are expected to have exceptional academic records; for many, they should also have demonstrated leadership and service records. Most of these fellowships require that students apply through a campus process rather than directly to the fellowship foundation. Those marked with an asterisk below are direct apply awards; students can apply to these fellowships directly via foundation websites. Students interested in any of these fellowships are invited and encouraged to contact the MHC Fellowships Advisor for guidance, support, and assistance with essays at least two months and preferably a semester before the time of the MHC internal deadline.  To learn more about any of these listed opportunities, please click on the title of the fellowship.

NATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS
Award Name Award Type/Requirements/Eligibility/Recommended GPA/Nomination Information/Deadline
Beinecke Scholarship Awards up to $34,000 for two years of rigorous graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.  Applicant should have clear sense of what she plans to pursue in graduate school and show capacity for independent research in field and demonstrate financial need.  Juniors; US citizens; demonstrated financial need; MHC may nominate 1; MHC internal deadline January
Boren (NSEP) Scholarship Provides up to $20,000 to undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in language study.  Requires 1 year of government service within 3 years of graduation.  First years, sophomores, juniors; US citizens; 3.7+ GPA recommended; unlimited nominees; MHC internal deadline January
Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Award Awards a one year, full-time, paid, research assistantship working with a Senior Fellow at Carnegie Endowment in DC.  For students with demonstrated understanding of international affairs and research experience.  May include language proficiency.  Seniors, alumnae up to 1 year; all citizenships; 3.7+ recommended; MHC may nominate 2; MHC internal deadline November
Churchill Scholarship Awards up to $64,000 for tuition, fees, living stipend and travel for 9-12 months of study in sciences, engineering, or math at University of Cambridge.  Travel allowance within the UK.  Must demonstrate ability to do original, independent work in field.  Seniors, alumnae up to age 26; US citizens (incl. naturalized); 3.7 GPA required/3.9 GPA recommended; GRE required; MHC may nominate 2; MHC internal deadline October
Critical Language Scholarship* Scholarship fully funds intensive summer language instruction and structured cultural enrichment activities overseas for less-commonly-studied languages.  Continued language study post-scholarship is expected.  All majors encouraged to apply.  All class years; US citizens; no minimum GPA but 3.5 is recommended; nomination not required; CLS deadline November
Cooke (Jack Kent) Graduate Arts Award The Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award is no longer available. For more information, and for resources on other arts funding opportunities, please refer to the JKCF website.
DAAD (German Academic Exchange) Funds one academic year of graduate study or research in Germany. Students should either pursue admission to German host institution or seek affiliation with research facility.  German proficiency not required for all pursuits but applicants with at least intermediate level German will be more competitive.  Seniors, alumnae up to 6 years; all citizenships (international students must have 2 years at college by graduation date); 3.5+ GPA recommended; unlimited nominees; MHC internal deadline October
Davis Projects for Peace Grants up to $10,000 for a summer grassroots project that promotes peace in a region where conflict (broadly defined) has prevailed.  Apply individually or in groups.  All class years, all citizenships; no GPA requirement; MHC may nominate one and an alternate; MHC internal deadline January.
US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes Funds 3-6 week summer study and travel to explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.  Students take a course at one of several universities in the UK as part of their chosen themed program.  First years, sophomores; US citizens; 3.5 GPA required; nomination not required; Fulbright deadline March
Fulbright US Student Program Grant Funds a year of teaching English or research/study abroad in nearly 150 countries; purpose is to promote good will between countries through cultural exchange.  Students without experience in target country preferred (study abroad excepted).  Seniors, alumnae up to 5 years; US citizens (other countries have Fulbright commissions); 3.5+ GPA recommended; unlimited nominees; MHC internal deadline September
Gates-Cambridge Scholarship* Funds 1-3 years for any subject at Cambridge University (UK) including research/PhD, Masters, M.B.A. or second bachelor degree.  Seek students committed to improving the lives of others.  Must be accepted by department at Cambridge University.  Seniors, alumnae (unlimited age); all citizens except UK; 3.75+ GPA recommended; GRE for some programs; nomination not required; Gates deadline October (US); December (International)
Goldwater Scholarship Provides up to $7,500.00 of college expenses for each of up to two years for outstanding students in math, natural sciences, and engineering.  Seek students with strong research aptitude.  Sophomores, juniors; US citizens or intending to apply for US citizenship; 3.7+ GPA recommended; MHC may nominate 4; MHC internal deadline November
Luce Scholarship Funds career-based internships in Asia for applicants who have neither studied nor previously traveled in Asia.  Applicants should have a strong sense of career goals; purpose is to enhance understanding of Asia among potential leaders.  Seniors, alumnae up to 30; US citizens; 3.5+ GPA recommended; MHC may nominate 3; MHC internal deadline September
Marshall Scholarship Funds 1-2 years of graduate study at a university in the UK; purpose is strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions.  In addition to academic excellence, candidates should have demonstrated leadership/ambassadorial qualities.  All academic fields welcome except pursuit of professional degrees.  Seniors, alumnae up to 2 years; US citizens; 3.7+ GPA recommended; unlimited nominations; MHC internal deadline August
Mitchell Scholarship Funds one year of graduate study at a university in Ireland or Northern Ireland.  Designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service.  Seniors, alumnae up to age 30; US citizens; 3.7+ GPA recommended; unlimited nominations; MHC internal deadline August
Pickering (Thomas) Foreign Affairs and Fellowships* Two awards for graduate study aimed at entering US Foreign Service. The Undergraduate Fellowship offers up to $40,000 annually for the senior year of college and 1st year of graduate school; the Graduate Fellowship pays for 2 years of master’s degree.  Applicants must show academic achievement and demonstrated leadership.  Juniors, seniors; US citizens; 3.2+ GPA required; financial need preferred; nomination not required; Pickering deadline February (undergraduate)/January (graduate)
Rangel Graduate Fellowship* Funds two years of master’s study toward pursuing a career in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. Fellowship provides internship and professional development opportunities.  Seniors; US citizens; 3.2+ GPA; minority and historically underrepresented groups and financial need preferred; Rangel deadline January
Rhodes Scholarship Fully funds (fees, stipend, and travel) 2-3 years of graduate study at Oxford University (UK).  Rhodes seeks students with outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service with energy to serve (demonstrated by a sustained habit of physical activity).  Seniors, alumnae up to age 24; US citizens (some other countries also have a Rhodes); 3.7 GPA minimum/higher GPA recommended; unlimited nominations; MHC internal deadline August
St. Andrew's Society of New York Scholarship Provides $20 - $30,000 for two Scottish graduate students to study in the United States and two Scottish-American students to study in Scotland for one year.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate the significance of studying in Scotland.  Seniors; US citizens; Scottish descent-provable; strong academic achievement; demonstrated financial need; MHC may nominate 1; MHC internal deadline November
Truman Scholarship Awards up to $30,000 for graduate study toward a career in government or public service.  Applicants must show demonstrated leadership potential and have a record of interest in public/community service.  All academic fields are welcome.  Lower GPA permitted if service/leadership record is exceptional.  Juniors (and seniors graduating in 3 years); US citizens or nationals; 3.7 GPA recommended; MHC may nominate 4, plus 3 transfer students; MHC internal deadline November
Udall Scholarship Awards up to $5,000 for 1-2 years of undergraduate study to students who can demonstrate commitment to a career related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields.  Must show community service and leadership.  Sophomores, juniors; US citizens, nationals, permanent residents; 3.5+ GPA recommended; MHC may nominate 6; MHC internal deadline February
UNCF-Merck Scholarship Awards undergraduate support of up to $30,000; also offers opportunities for summer research internship experience in a state-of-the-art research facility.
Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College Fellowships

Thanks to generous gifts from alumnae, the Alumnae Association is able to offer a small number of fellowships each year to Mount Holyoke graduates. Applicants may apply for up to $7500 in funding for postgraduate projects or continued study. Specific criteria govern eligibility for each fellowship.  Please visit the Alumnae Association website for more information.  The National Fellowships Advisor does not facilitate applications for these fellowships.