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 Fellowships Specialist, Carter McClintock. We offer AC students and alums 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; and advice from past scholarship winners and finalists. This support is limited mainly to fellowships requiring institutional endorsement. To discover other fellowships that may be of interest to you, please consult the Profellow database. You will find over a thousand fellowship opportunities listed there in an easily searchable format.
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; email@example.com
212 Converse Hall; 413-542-2536
Carter McClintock, Fellowships Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org
213 Converse Hall, 413-542-5079
Mailing address: Office of Fellowships, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002; Fax: 413-542-8555
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