November 28
Truman Scholarship 
for Juniors, US citizens, who plan to attend graduate school and pursue a career in public service 
Goldwater Scholarship for Sophomores & Juniors who plan to pursue a career in STEM research
Carnegie Junior Fellows Award for a one-year research assistantship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

December 15
Amherst College Fellowships application period opens. Supplemental funds available for graduate study.

Office of Fellowships

The Office of Fellowships advises Amherst College students and alumni on a number of competitive awards that can be applied to a variety of academic and other goals. For sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni, we administer competitions for externally funded, nationally competitive awards that require institutional endorsement of applicants. These are referred to as National Fellowships and Scholarships.  For seniors and recent alumni, we administer the Amherst College Fellowships (internal awards that partially fund graduate study), and manage the application process for the Amherst-Doshisha Fellowship. For brief summaries of all the fellowships we administer, including eligibility requirements, see Fellowships at a Glance.

The office is staffed by the Director of Fellowships, Christine Oversteet, and the Fellowships Coordinator, Suzanne Spencer.

Support from this office includes:

  • counseling on which grant opportunities fit you best
  • guidance on the application process
  • assistance in writing and revising your personal statements and project proposals
  • interview preparation
  • referrals to resources and information on major scholarships
  • advice from past scholarship winners and finalists

The Office of Fellowships is not a resource for summer grants, direct-apply scholarships (except the Gates Cambridge award), or paid internships.  For those and other funding opportunities, please check with the Career Center, the Center for Community Engagement, and/or your academic department.

Christine Overstreet, Director of Fellowships               
212 Converse Hall; 413-542-2536,                                    
Suzanne Spencer, Fellowships Coordinator
213 Converse Hall; 413-542-5079,

Mailing address: Office of Fellowships, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002