Amherst College Fellowships

Amherst College Fellowships are for graduating seniors and alumni/ae. They are described in the Amherst College Catalog in Section VI.  The deadline for application is always February 10.  You need not have been accepted at graduate school to apply, but the awards are made contingent upon enrollment in a full-time, graduate degree granting institution.

You may apply for funds for a second and third year and you may apply after graduation if you decide to postpone graduate school.  Amherst College Fellowships are awarded on the basis of merit and need. The Rufus B. Kellogg University Fellowship, awarded to three applicants soley on the basis of need for three consecutive years, will be not be offered again until 2018.

There is one application for all the different fellowships.  Funds are available for the study of law, medicine, economics, education and all of the traditional academic disciplines.  The areas of graduate study for which larger fellowships are often available are chemistry, geology, history, religion, philosophy, and study in the United Kingdom.  Please note that funds are available in the fields of music, dance and theater for non-degree programs as well as  graduate school.

The application for the 2016-17 academic year is now available. Go to the Application Information and Instructions page. This is a brand new webform for which we will supply detailed instructions. In addition to completing the application form, you will need to submit up to 3 letters of recommendation, a short essay, financial forms, and transcripts from any study abroad programs, transfer or graduate institutions.  The office will have your Amherst College transcript. 

Before beginning your application, please read the application instructions carefully.  Although the content of the application is similar to past years, the new online format is considerably different, although very easy to navigate.

You will be asked to log in to access and submit your application materials, and to accept your award once it has been granted.  If you have forgotten your login or password, follow the prompts on the login page to retrieve or reset them.

For more information please contact Suzanne Spencer.

Converse Hall

Office of Fellowships
213 Converse Hall
Amherst College
Amherst, MA  01002

Fax. 413-542-8555

Denise Murphy Gagnon
Director of Fellowship Advising

Suzanne Fogel Spencer
Fellowships Coordinator