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 fellowships@mit.edu.

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 Office of Graduate Education’s Fellowships team (grad-fellowships@mit.edu).


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Sadhana Lolla named 2024 Gates Cambridge Scholar

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on February 27, 2024

MIT senior Sadhana Lolla has won the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which offers students an opportunity to pursue graduate study in the field of their choice at Cambridge …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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Two from MIT named 2024 Marshall Scholars

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on December 11, 2023

Anushree Chaudhuri and Rupert Li have won Marshall Scholarships, a prestigious British government-funded fellowship that offers exceptional American students the opportunity to pursue several years of graduate study …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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Miranda McClellan ’18, MEng ’19 awarded 2025 Schwarzman Scholarship

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on December 8, 2023

MIT alumna Miranda McClellan ’18, MEng ’19 has been named a 2025 Schwarzman Scholar. In August 2024, she will join the program’s 150 scholars arriving from 43 countries …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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Ayomikun Ayodeji ’22 named a 2024 Rhodes Scholar

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on November 11, 2023

Ayomikun “Ayo” Ayodeji ’22 from Lagos, Nigeria, has been selected as a Rhodes Scholar for West Africa. He will begin fully funded postgraduate studies at Oxford University in …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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Thirteen from MIT win 2023 Fulbright fellowships

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on May 15, 2023

Thirteen MIT undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni have been awarded Fulbright fellowships and will embark on projects overseas in the 2023-24 grant year. Four other MIT affiliates were …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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