The awards listed below are both direct apply and campus process awards. If you are interested in a fellowship linked below, you must apply through Fellowships at Mount Holyoke.
Click on the links to the left or in the chart below to find more information about each award. After reading the provided material, interested students are invited to Request an Appointment with the National Fellowships Advisor to discuss their candidacy.
|MHC APPLICATION BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS|
|Award Name||Award Type/Requirements/Eligibility/Recommended GPA/Nomination Information/Deadline
|Beinecke Scholarship||Awards up to $34,000 for rigorous graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Applicant should have clear sense of what they plan 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 who have graduated within past 12 months; 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 in Germany and is renewable. German proficiency not required for many programs; Seniors, alumnae up to 6 years; all citizenships (international students must have 2 years at college by graduation date); 3.7+ 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||Funds opportunities for international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide in over 140 countries. The 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; 3.7 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 October|
|Marshall Scholarship||Funds 1 or 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 a sustained commitment to community and public service. Seniors, alumnae up to age 30; US citizens; 3.7+ GPA recommended; Nomination required if enrolled; alumnae may apply directly; MHC internal deadline August|
|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|
|Rhodes International||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 to varying ages, depending on country. 3.7 GPA recommended; Nomination not required|
|Schwarzman Scholars*||Fully funds a one-year master's program in public policy, economics and business, or international studies at Schwarzman College/Tsinghua University. Exceptional academics and strong leadership. All citizenships; GPA 3.7+ recommended; Nomination not required; Schwarzman deadline China/Hong Kong/Taiwan/Macao citizens is June; all others September|
|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 min 3.7 is recommended but a slightly lower GPA is 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|
Thanks to generous gifts from alumnae, the Alumnae Association offers a small number of fellowships to Mount Holyoke College graduates each year. Applicants may apply to multiple fellowships through one application as long as they meet the criteria for each award. If you have received a fellowship in the past, you may apply again, but preference will be given to those who have not yet been awarded a fellowship. Applications are due by November 30 and disbursed July 1.
Please visit the Alumnae Association website for more information. The National Fellowships Advisor does not facilitate applications for these fellowships.