What is a Fellowship?
Fellowships are typically merit-based scholarships that fund students and alumni to conduct research, complete a project, and/or study at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Some of the fellowships listed here require a two-step application process beginning with an initial institutional nomination. The Earlham Liaison listed within each description can provide more complete information on application procedures.
How Do I Get Started?
Don’t know where to begin when it comes to researching fellowships? Take our fellowship quiz! This short, four-question survey will point you towards possible fellowships that match your needs and interests.
Also check out the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, which is designed to prepare students who have traditionally been underrepresented in graduate studies for graduate work leading to a Ph.D.
Still have questions? Request an appointment with a Career Coach to talk about possible fellowship opportunities and how to apply.
Fellowship application deadlines are often scheduled in the early Fall of the student’s senior year. Interested students need to begin the application process during the preceding Spring semester, if not sooner.
Start your search by reading about the fellowships below. You can also go to ProFellow.com to find more fellowship opportunities not listed here. By creating a free account, you will be able to search ProFellow’s database of fellowships and find opportunities that match your interests.
Fellowships with Earlham Liaisons
If you’re interested in applying for one of these fellowships, talk to the listed Earlham liaison to start your application. Fellowships marked with an asterisk (*) require U.S. citizenship.
- Beinecke Memorial Scholarship* for college juniors who plan to enter a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Contact the CGCE at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
- Fulbright Grant for individuals who wish to study, conduct research, or teach as an English language assistant in one of over 140 countries. Contact Elana Passman to learn more.
- Soros Fellowship for New Americans for an individual who is 1) a resident alien, 2) a naturalized U.S. citizen, or 3) the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. Contact Safia Diarra to learn more.
- Marshall Scholarship (Great Britain)* for graduate study in the U.K. Contact Nate Eastman to learn more.
- George J. Mitchell Scholarship (Ireland)* for graduate study in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Contact Nate Eastman to learn more.
- Rhodes Scholarship (Great Britain) for graduate study at the University of Oxford. Contact Nate Eastman to learn more.
- Watson Fellowship for individuals seeking a transformative experience through a year of travel and immersion. Contact Kari Kalve to learn more.
- Davis Projects for Peace for exploring new ideas for building peace in a community anywhere in the world. Contact Jonathan Diskin to learn more.
Finally, if you’re interested in going to graduate school in journalism or public affairs, check out the Ackerman-Nicholson Fellowship! This fellowship is only for Earlhamites, as it was funded by two Earlham alumni. Contact Lea Staedtler to learn more.