Fellowships
Converse Hall

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

Fax. 413-542-8555

Denise Murphy Gagnon
Director of Fellowship Advising
413-542-2536

Suzanne Fogel Spencer
Fellowships Coordinator
413-542-5079

Office of Fellowships

Catherine Macdonald ’07, Watson Fellow 2007-2008; Kipp Weiskopf ’07  & Colin Godwin ’07, Churchill Scholars 2007-2008; Michael Rosenthal ’02, Fulbright Scholar to Russia 2002-2003.


Related Links

Career Center

Center for Community Engagement

Study Abroad

Direct-Apply Fellowships

Writing Center

The Office of Fellowships advises Amherst College students and alumni/ae for a number of national fellowships and scholarships as well as Amherst College Fellowships. These awards range from full to partial funding and can support public service, independent projects and post-graduate study, in the US and abroad. We administer competitions for sophomores, juniors, and seniors that require institutional nomination to external programs as well as Amherst-funded fellowships for graduates and graduating seniors.  

PLEASE NOTE A NEW RHODES APPLICATION POLICY

All personal essays must be entirely the students' work, with no editing or advising from anyone once they start writing. They must sign the following statement with their application:

“I attest that this personal statement is my own work and is wholly truthful. Neither it nor any earlier draft has been edited by anyone other than me, nor has anyone else reviewed it to provide me with suggestions to improve it. I understand that any such editing or review would disqualify my application.”

Resources available to you from this office include:

  • 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

Find descriptions of national fellowships and Amherst College fellowships,which this office administers. For more information or to make an appointment please contact:

Denise Gagnon
Director of Fellowship Advising
213 Converse Hall
413-542-2536

Suzanne Spencer
Fellowships Coordinator
213 Converse Hall
413-542-5079

The Office of Fellowships does not administer funding for summer grants, direct-apply scholarships and fellowships, 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.

 
Converse Hall

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

Fax. 413-542-8555

Denise Murphy Gagnon
Director of Fellowship Advising
413-542-2536

Suzanne Fogel Spencer
Fellowships Coordinator
413-542-5079