National Fellowship Summaries

The following is an alphabetical list of national fellowships for which the Office of Fellowships provides application guidance and support. Most require endorsement by the College, and have internal dealines well ahead of national application dates.

To learn more, click on the title of the fellowship below, or go to the left hand menu and search under National Fellowships.

See also Application Timelines.

$34,000 toward a graduate degree in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Open to juniors only with high academic achievement with extracurricular involvements, having financial need, and who are US citizens or US nationals.

One-year long, fully-funded grant for graduate research/study (generally a master's degree) in the sciences, math, or engineering at the University of Cambridge, UK, residing at Churchill College. Open to graduating seniors and alumni within 12 months; exceptionally high GPA; considerable research in subject area; U.S. citizens only, must apply to Cambridge separately.

One year of independent research, study, or assistant-teaching English abroad. Open to seniors and recent graduates (usually within about six years); U.S. citizens; specific qualifications depend on grant type and destination country; candidates applying for a study grant must apply to universities separately.

One-year, paid research assistant position working with senior researchers on policy topics at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace. Open to graduating seniors and alumni within the last year; all citizenships; high GPA, and a significant amount of coursework and research in the topic area; language proficiency or quantitative skills required for some topics

One to three years of postgraduate study in any field at the University of Cambridge, UK. Open to graduating seniors and alumni of any age; all citizenships; outstanding intellectual ability with a high GPA; a good fit between the applicant's qualifications and the chosen program at Cambridge; a demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of others; leadership potential

$7,500 toward undergraduate educational expenses and prestige of being named one of the most promising young researchers in STEM fields in the country. Open to sophomores and juniors in STEM with research experience and high academic achievement, US citizens or permanent residents intending to obtain citizenship.

Up to two years of full support for graduate study in the UK. Open every three years to seniors who are US citizens and have high academic achivement, active participation in extracurricular activities, and leadership. Next application opportunity for Amherst students is Fall 2019 (class of 2020)

Full funding for up to first three years of graduate study at Stanford University. Open to citizens of all countries with high academic achievement (must get into department at Stanford) who can "out-think, out-work, and out-care others."

One year career-based internship in Asia. Open to graduating seniors, graduate students, and young professionals who will not have turned 30 by July 1st of the year they enter the program; U.S. citizens only; high GPA; demonstrated leadership; those with significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible; candidates may have spent no more than 12 weeks in an Asian country.

One-to-two year scholarships for postgraduate study to intellectually distinguished U.S. citizens who show promise of becoming future leaders. Study is welcomed in any field at any UK university. Open to graduating seniors and alumni within two years of their undergraduate graduation; required minimum 3.7 GPA; demonstrated potential to become a leader in their field and interest in strengthening U.S.-UK relationship; may not have already have a UK graduate degree

One academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland. Open to graduating seniors and alumni up to age 30; U.S. citizens only; high GPA with significant record of scholarship, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service; candidates need not apply separately to the Irish university.

Two to three years of study in any subject leading to a degree at the University of Oxford, UK. Open to US citizens chosen  not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.

Rhodes Scholars are also selected from certain countries outside the U.S. Open to candidates chosen  not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. International applicants apply through their home countries, not through Amherst.

One year master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing in Public Policy; Economics and Business; or International Studies, with leadership, cultural immersion, and networking programming. Open to graduating seniors or alumni under the age of 29; all citizenships; English language proficiency; demonstrated academic excellence; 3.7 GPA recommended; clearly demonstrated leadership potential.

One year of graduate study in Scotland to promote cultural exchange and goodwill. Open to graduating seniors only; U.S. citizens who live or attend school within 250 miles of New York state; some Scottish heritage; high academic achievement; moderate to high financial need.

$30,000 toward graduate study at any university anywhere for a public service-related degree, leadership taining week, and opportunities for internships and employement with the federal government. Public service is defined as employment in government at any level, uniformed services, public-interest organizations, non-governmental research and/or educational organizations, public and private schools, and public service-oriented nonprofit organizations such as those whose primary purposes are to help needy or disadvantaged persons or to protect the environment. Open to juniors; U.S. citizens; high academic achievement; extensive record of community and public service; demonstrated leadership qualities

$7,000 toward undergraduate educational expenses for those committed to issues related to Native American nations or the environment. Open to sophomores and juniors with leadership, service, and demonstrated commitment to these issues, US citizens, US nationals, or permanent residents.

One year to "explore with thoroughness a particular interest, test their aspirations and abilities, view their lives and Amercican society in greater perspective, and concomitantly, develop a more informed sense of international concern." Grantees pursue a project reflecting their passion for and commitment to a specific concern, traveling to countries where they have not lived or studied previously for any length of time. Open to graduating seniors only; any citizenship; highly independent, adaptable, must be able to pursue their project without returning home for the entire year.

Have questions? Please contact us.

Christine Overstreet, Director of Fellowships
212 Converse Hall

Eric Myers, Associate Director of Fellowships

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

On-Campus Mailing Address: AC # 2214