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).


Six MIT students named 2023 Schwarzman Scholars

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on December 6, 2021

Five MIT seniors — Sihao Huang, William Kuhl, Giramnah Peña-Alcántara, Sreya Vangara, and Kelly Wu — and graduate student Tingyu Li have been awarded 2022-23 Schwarzman Scholarships. They will head …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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Adedolapo Adedokun named 2023 Mitchell Scholar

Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on November 22, 2021

MIT senior Adedolapo “Dolapo” Adedokun has been named one of 12 winners of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship’s Class of 2023. After completing his degree in electrical engineering and …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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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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Handshake 101: What it is & how to use it

CAPD is committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive environment for everyone we serve. If you need any disability-related accommodations to access Handshake, please email capd@mit.edu and our staff will be happy to set up appointments or assist in navigating other …

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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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