National Fellowships List

Click on the links to the left or in the chart below to find more information about each award. The chart provides brief summaries. After reading the provided material, interested students are invited to Request an Appointment with Christine Overstreet to discuss their candidacy.

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.  Apply as Junior; US citizens; Nomination required; 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; Nomination required; 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 require foreign language proficiency.  Seniors, alumnae of 1 year; all citizenships; 3.7+ recommended; Nomination required; MHC internal deadline November
Churchill Scholarship Covers full cost of tuition, fees, living stipend and travel for 9-12 months of study in sciences, engineering, or math at University of Cambridge. Must demonstrate ability to do original, independent work in field.  Seniors, alumnae up to age 26; US citizens (incl. naturalized); 3.9 GPA recommended; GRE required; Nomination required; MHC internal deadline October
Critical Language 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 class years; any major; US citizens; no minimum GPA but 3.5 is recommended; nomination not required; CLS deadline November
DAAD (German Academic Exchange) Funds one academic year of graduate study or independent research in Germany.  German proficiency not required for all programs; Seniors, alumnae up to 6 years; all citizenships (international students must have 2 years at college by graduation date); 3.5+ GPA recommended; Nomination required; 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; Nomination required; MHC internal deadline January.
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.  Seniors, alumnae up to 5 years; US citizens; 3.5+ GPA recommended; Nomination required; MHC internal deadline early September
Fulbright UK Commission Summer Institutes Funds 3-6 week summer study and travel at select UK universities to explore culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.  First years, sophomores; US citizens; 3.5 GPA required; nomination not required; Fulbright UKSI deadlines February/March
Gates-Cambridge Scholarship* Funds 1-3 years for graduate study in any subject at Cambridge University (UK); leadership and service commitment; 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; Nomination required; 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; 3.7 GPA recommended; Nomination required; MHC internal deadline September
Marshall Scholarship Funds 1-2 years of graduate study at a university in the UK; 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; Nomination required; MHC internal deadline August
Mitchell Scholarship Funds one year of graduate study at a university in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Demonstrated leadership and community and public service commitment. Seniors, alumnae up to age 30; US citizens; 3.7+ GPA recommended; Nomination required if enrolled; alumnae may apply directly; MHC internal deadline August
Pickering (Thomas) Foreign Affairs and Fellowships* Two awards for graduate study aimed at entering US Foreign Service.  Undergraduate Fellowship funds senior college year and 1st year of master's; Graduate Fellowship pays for 2 years of master’s degree. 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. Fellowship provides internship and professional development opportunities.  Seniors; US citizens; 3.2+ GPA; minority and historically underrepresented groups and financial need preferred; Nomination not required; Rangel deadline January
Rhodes Scholarship Fully funds 2-3 years of graduate study at Oxford University (UK).  Seeks students with outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service.  Seniors, alumnae up to age 24; US citizens (some other countries also have a Rhodes); 3.7 GPA minimum/higher GPA recommended; Nomination required; MHC internal deadline August
Schwarzman Scholars* Fully funds a one-year master's program in public policy, economics and business, or international studies on campus of Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University. Exceptional academics and strong leadership. All citizenships; GPA 3.7+ recommended; Nomination not required; Schwarzman deadline Oct.
St. Andrew's Society of New York Scholarship Provides $20 - $30,000 for 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; Nomination required; MHC internal deadline November
Truman Scholarship Awards up to $30,000 for graduate study toward a career in government or public service.  Must show demonstrated leadership potential and record of public/community service; all fields. GPA min3.7 but lower permitted if exceptional public service record. Juniors (and seniors graduating in 3 years); US citizens/nationals; Nomination required; MHC internal deadline November
Udall Scholarship Awards up to $7,000 for 1-2 years of undergraduate study to students who can demonstrate commitment to a career related to the environment in any field or sector.  Service and leadership.  Sophomores, juniors; US citizens, nationals, permanent residents; 3.5+ GPA recommended; Nomination required; 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. Life sciences, physical sciences or engineering majors. Must be African-American; 3.3+ GPA; US citizen or permanent resident; apply as junior; Nomination not required; UNCF-Merck deadline December
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.