In "the Golden Ring" outside Moscow
On this page:
- List of National Fellowships
- About National Fellowships
- About the Committee Process
- For more information
Each link provides details about each fellowship
Studying, living and traveling abroad are almost always rewarding in terms of your further education, training and your personal development. The "external" national fellowships and scholarships listed here are for formal or independent study abroad.
They are awarded for academic and extra-curricular accomplishment and are quite competitive. Most merit-based scholarships require an A- average or higher. For the Watson Fellowship, originality and the feasibility of your proposal might outweigh an average of less than A-. We invite you to give serious consideration to the possibility of study or research abroad under one of these fellowships or scholarships.
NOTE: on-campus deadlines for the following fellowships and scholarships fall in September and October. We recommend that you contact the Office of Fellowships during the spring semester BEFORE the academic year in which you plan to apply. Denise Gagnon can give you specific details about the preliminary and final application process and has files, brochures and catalogs available for review. The Committee interviews and makes its nominations on the basis of the preliminary application at which point, if nominated, you will be given the official application materials and information.
For the "external" fellowships and scholarships, the Faculty Committee on Student Fellowships uses the following as criteria in making its decisions:
- The guidelines of the respective foundations (found in their descriptive brochures and on their websites)
- The applicant's
• Record of extracurricular activities
• Written proposals/statements
• Letters of recommendation
• Interview with the Committee
Denise Gagnon and the Committee also advises nominees regarding their final applications and helps them prepare for the next level of evaluation by the respective foundations.
These web pages provide some basic information about the fellowships administered by this office and about the application process. Please note that our internal application deadlines are always earlier than the Foundation deadlines. Please email or call to set up an appointment in the Office of Fellowships if you have any questions, need further information, or would like to receive application materials.
213 Converse Hall
The mailing address is:
Office of Fellowships
Amherst, MA 01002