Apply to a Distinguished Fellowship

Advice for applying to distinguished fellowships

It can take time to prepare an effective application for distinguished fellowships. The earlier you start to familiarize yourself with fellowship opportunities, the stronger a candidate you’ll be. Schedule an appointment with a distinguished fellowships advisor by early spring.

Distinguished Fellowships Internal Deadlines

  • Rhodes: 6/4/24 @5pm ET
  • Marshall: 6/4/24 @5pm ET
  • Mitchell: 6/4/24 @5pm ET
  • Churchill: 7/9/24 @5pm ET
  • Fulbright: 8/27/24 @ 4pm ET
  • Truman: TBD for 2024

Upcoming Deadline Information

  • If you are interested in applying for the Fulbright Scholarship, please book an appointment with Julia Mongo (jmongo@mit.edu) to discuss our process for supporting applicants.
  • Nominations for Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Churchill, as well as Evaluation support for Fulbright will require an internal application. Links and information will appear here, as soon as they are available.

Looking to Understand Opportunities

  • What do I want to do?
    • Consider why you want to pursue a graduate degree, beyond it being the next logical step
  • Where do I want to go?
    • Our office supports students who want to pursue domestic or international post-undergraduate opportunities
  • Am I eligible for this fellowship?
  • GPA, Citizenship Status, Matriculation Date

Steps Forward

  • Attend an information session (see Events page)
  • Schedule an appointment with the Distinguished Fellowships office (Handshake)

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