Announcement

UPCOMING DEADLINES

Watson Preliminary Application Deadline - Friday, September 30, 2016. All preliminary application materials should be uploaded through the Watson Submit Application Materials page by 9:00 am. All recommendation forms should be sent as email attachments directly to either Christine Overstreet or Suzanne Spencer by the Sept. 30 deadline.
Luce Preliminary Application Deadline - Wednesday, October 5, 2016. All preliminary application materials should be uploaded through the Luce Submit Application Materials page by 9:00am. All recommendation letters should be sent as email attachments directly to either Christine Overstreet or Suzanne Spencer by the Oct. 5 deadline. PLEASE READ UPDATED (as of 9/22/16) REQUIREMENTS ON LUCE PRELIMINARY APPLICATION PAGE

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fulbright Application: Get Ready to Submit! - Sat, Oct 1 and Sun, Oct 2 in Converse Hall, Cole Assembly

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, coverstreet@amherst.edu                                    
Suzanne Spencer, Fellowships Coordinator
213 Converse Hall; 413-542-5079, sspencer@amherst.edu

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