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).


Teresa Gao named 2024 Mitchell Scholar

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

MIT senior Teresa Gao has been named one of the 12 winners of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship’s Class of 2024. After graduating next spring with a double …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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Three from MIT named 2023 Rhodes Scholars

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

Jack Cook, Matthew Kearney, and Jupneet Singh have been selected for the 2023 cohort of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship program. They will begin fully funded postgraduate studies at …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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Fourteen from MIT awarded 2022 Fulbright Fellowships

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on May 19, 2022

This article was updated on July 22 to reflect the addition of alternate winners and their decisions.

Fourteen MIT undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni have been awarded Fulbright …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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Six from MIT Named 2022 Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on May 11, 2022

MIT seniors Desmond Edwards, Michelle Lee, and Syamantak Payra; graduate students Jessica Karaguesian and Tomás Guarna; and Pranav Lalgudi ’21 have been honored by this year’s Knight-Hennessy Scholars program. …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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MIT students Bhav Jain and Liberty Ladd named 2022 Truman Scholars

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on April 15, 2022

MIT students Bhav Jain and Liberty Ladd have been selected as 2022 Truman Scholars. Truman Scholars demonstrate outstanding leadership potential, a commitment to a career in government or …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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