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).


MIT juniors Yu Jing Chen and Max Williamson named 2021 Truman Scholars

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on April 15, 2021

MIT students Yu Jing Chen and Max Williamson have been selected as 2021 Truman Scholars. Truman Scholars demonstrate outstanding leadership potential, a commitment to a career in …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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Nine MIT students awarded 2021 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on April 13, 2021

An MIT senior and eight MIT graduate students are among the 30 recipients of this year’s P.D. Soros Fellowships for New Americans. In addition to senior …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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Amy Jin named 2021 Gates Cambridge Scholar

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on February 22, 2021

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

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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Four MIT students awarded 2022 Schwarzman Scholarships

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on December 7, 2020

Three MIT seniors, Alice Ho, Francesca Macchiavello Cauvi, and Ava Waitz, and doctoral student Lucio Milanese have been awarded 2022 Schwarzman Scholarships. They will begin their program …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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Meghan Davis named 2022 Mitchell Scholar

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on November 24, 2020

MIT senior Meghan Davis has been named one of the 12 winners of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship’s Class of 2022. After graduating next spring with dual …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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