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Distinguished Fellowships

Welcome to the Distinguished Fellowships page!

At CAPD, we help MIT students identify, explore, and apply to competitive domestic and international fellowships, and we guide you through every part of the journey. Our dedicated fellowship advisors provide the personalized advice and deep expertise required to compete for these prestigious awards.

If you have a strong GPA and are looking for funding for graduate school or independent research, consider applying for a distinguished fellowship.

For many of these awards, MIT selects or endorses students through an internal process before the national deadline. Some fellowships are only available for U.S. citizens. If you are interested in any of these scholarships, contact

Explore scholarship websites here to learn about eligibility, selection criteria, application materials, and deadlines. And, remember to start exploring early to build a strong application.

The Distinguished Fellowships Office works only with currently enrolled or alumni MIT students applying for competitive national and international awards. If you are looking for funding for MIT graduate studies, contact the graduate admissions office.


The 2022 internal application for Rhodes and Marshall nomination is live. You may find the application here.

Our internal deadline to apply for MIT nominations for the Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships is on June 2nd at 5pm ET. If you have any questions please reach out to

If you are applying for the Churchill nomination, you must submit an internal application by the deadline on July 21st at 5pm ET. You may find the application here.

Please email if you have any questions or concerns.


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Carina Letong Hong named a 2022 Rhodes Scholar for China

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on November 17, 2021

Carina Letong Hong from Guangzhou, China, is a winner of the Rhodes Scholarship (China Constituency). As a Rhodes Scholar, she will pursue graduate studies in mathematics at …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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What is Handshake?

Handshake is an online career management system — in other words, it’s a website where you can find job and internship listings, upcoming events to build your career, and helpful resources from around MIT. The platform was built …

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Thirteen from MIT awarded 2021 Fulbright Fellowships

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on May 24, 2021

This story was updated on 7/7/2021 to reflect Sharon Lin’s promotion from alternate to Fulbright Fellow.

Thirteen MIT student affiliates have won fellowships for the Fulbright 2021-22 …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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