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).

For Interested Applicants

  • If you are interested in applying for the internal deadline for the Rhodes and Marshall nominations on June 4th at 5pm ET, please refer to this page for application details and information.
  • The Fulbright internal deadline is in August. Complete the internal application form by August 6 at 4pm ET and submit your application materials by August 27 at 4pm ET. Application and complete details available here.

Note: If you are a currently enrolled MIT student, please use this application form. If you are an alumni, please please use this form and login with your Alumni email. (Please make sure you are logged into Airtable with an @mit or @alum.mit email account before accessing link, or it will not work.)

If you have any questions about this application or the process for nomination, please contact our team (fellowships@mit.edu).


Aviva Intveld named 2023 Gates Cambridge Scholar

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on March 3, 2023

MIT senior Aviva Intveld 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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By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist
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Five from MIT named 2023 Quad Fellows

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on December 14, 2022

Four recent MIT alumni — Udochukwu Eze ’22, William Rodriguez ’18, Yotaro Sueoka ’20, and Sreya Vangara ’22 — and Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology doctoral student Jacob White have …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist
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Two from MIT named 2023 Marshall Scholars

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on December 12, 2022

MIT senior Rachel Chae and alumnus Sihao Huang ’22 have been selected to join the 2023 class of Marshall Scholars and will begin graduate studies in the U.K. …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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Three MIT seniors win 2024 Schwarzman Scholarships

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on November 23, 2022

Three MIT seniors — Sara V. Fernandez, Amanda Hu, and Brigette Wang — have been named 2024 Schwarzman Scholars and will join the program’s eighth cohort, consisting of 151 scholars …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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