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Nationally competitive fellowships provide undergraduates and young alumni with funding for graduate education, postgraduate research, and self-designed projects, or funds for undergraduate support and summer enrichment.

Spring Info Session Series

In collaboration with fellowship foundations, partner schools Amherst, Bowdoin, Middlebury and Williams have organized a series of online information sessions. Register to receive the link to participate and see our fellowships list for an overview of each opportunity.

Marshall Scholarship Alumni Panel Discussion

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For First-years and Sophomores: Learn about the Truman Scholarship with Truman Scholars and Tara Yglesias

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Schwarzman Scholars Info Session - A Call for Future Leaders. Panelists include Schwarzman Scholar Elsa Alvarado ’18

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Earn a STEM Master's at Cambridge as a Churchill Scholar

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Fulbright Experiences as Black Americans: A Panel Discussion

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Be a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford

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STEM Sophomores and Juniors: Apply to be Goldwater Scholars

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Beinecke Scholars in the Humanities

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Knight Hennessy Scholars at Stanford

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Fellowships Updates

Two Middlebury Students Receive Watson Fellowships
Divya Gudur ‘21 and Nora Peachin ‘21 have been awarded Watson Fellowships to conduct a multi-country independent project. They each will receive $36,000 to fund the year abroad. Read more about Divya and Nora and becoming a Middlebury nominee for the Watson Fellowship.

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Middlebury is a 2020-2021 Student and Scholar Top Producer

Each year the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces the list of U.S. higher education institutions that produced the highest numbers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars and U.S. Students. For 2020-2021, Middlebury is a top producer for both its student and scholar programs.

This year also marks the Fulbright Program’s 75th Anniversary. Throughout 2021, ECA, Fulbright partners, and stakeholders in the United States and throughout the world,  are highlighting the impressive accomplishments of Fulbright alumni, the legacy of the program, and the impact on education, industries, culture, and communities.

See a complete list of fellowships.

Follow the Fellowships blog to stay up-to-date with events and important announcements.


To schedule an appointment with Dean Gates or find out about upcoming events, use the CTRL online scheduler. Appointments can be by phone or Zoom. Open appointments are available during the semesters, J-term and summer months. 

If you have a time-sensitive matter, email to schedule an appointment.

Note: During September, Dean Gates works with candidates applying to fellowships with September/early October deadlines. 

UK Grad Study and Fellowships Info Session

Past information sessions are available to watch. Including November’s UK graduate study and fellowships info session with Dean Gates and Marshall Scholar Hasher Nisar ‘16.5.

Fellowship Deadlines

Fellowship Events

  • Rhodes Scholarship Info Session (4/26)

    Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location: Online via Zoom
    Join Assistant Secretaries Fagan Harris and Beth Pearson and recent Rhodes Scholars to learn more about the Rhodes Scholarship, graduate study at Oxford University and what makes a competitive Rhodes’ applicant today.   The panel discussion will feature remarks from  Brian McGrail, Williams ’14  Jeremy Thomas, Amherst ’21  and Willy Oppenheim Bowdoin ’09.  Q&A for the panelists from current students will be welcome.   This session is part of a Spring series of fellowship sessions in collaboration with Amherst, Bowdoin, Middlebury and Williams. Check out the series at   Register HERE

  • Goldwater Scholarship Info Session (4/27)

    Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location: Online
    First-years and sophomores, join Goldwater President John Mateja and Goldwater Scholars Jea Adams, Amherst ‘21 (starting PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics at Harvard in Fall 2021 );  Jing He, Middlebury ‘16 (PhD student in oceanography at the MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program); and Liam Taylor, Bowdoin ‘17 ( Ph.D. student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University) for a conversation about the Goldwater Scholarship, STEM research careers, and how to prepare yourself now to be strong candidate in the future. The Goldwater Foundation provides scholarships to undergraduates who plan to pursue research careers in science, math and engineering. Students can apply for nomination for the scholarship in the fall of their sophomore and junior years. Competitive candidates have research experience, a strong academic record, and commitment to research! (US citizenship required; Students planning an MD only are not eligible.)   Learn more about our Goldwater Scholar panelists:   Jea Adams is a senior at Amherst College, majoring in Physics and Astronomy. She is a 2020 Goldwater Scholar who currently works on optimizing software to improve exoplanet detections via direct imaging, and is an advocate for improving the accessibility of STEM education. She has received awards for her research talks and posters in exoplanet detection and star formation. In Fall 2021, Jea will be starting her Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics at Harvard where she hopes to focus on exploring exoplanet atmospheres.    Jing He is a Middlebury College physics alum from the class of 2017. As an undergrad, her interest in environmental science led her to pursue summer research internships around the country, from Vermont to Alaska. She was a NOAA Hollings scholar in 2015 and Goldwater awardee in 2016. After graduating, Jing started a PhD program in oceanography at the MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program, where she studies physical dynamics of the ocean and its impacts on the global carbon cycle.   Liam Taylor is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University. His dissertation research focuses on "avian adolescence" -- in other words, what do young birds get better at, and how that development impacts long-term evolutionary trajectories.  Liam completed his BA in Biology at Bowdoin College, followed by fieldwork with Semipalmated Plovers in the subarctic of Churchill, Manitoba and Golden-winged Manakins in the cloud forests of Los Bancos, Ecuador.    We will have a panel discussion and time for your questions during the session. Attendees are asked to watch the following video prior to the event.

  • Beinecke Scholarship Info Session (5/4)

    Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location: Online
    First-years and sophomores, join Beinecke Scholarship Director Diane Flynn and Beinecke Scholars Joe Moore, Williams '20 and Sydney To, Bowdoin '19 for a conversation about the Beinecke scholarship, how it supports student planning graduate study in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, and how to prepare yourself to be strong candidate!  The Beinecke Foundation provides funding to undergraduates who plan to pursue graduate study in humanities or humanistic social science disciplines and have a demonstrated history of financial aid. Students can apply for nomination for the scholarship in the fall of their junior year. (US citizenship, min. GPA of 3.7 also required.)    Learn more about the Beinecke Scholar panelists:
    Joe Moore graduated from Williams in 2020 with a major in Comparative Literature. He is currently a master's student at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oxford. His main areas of interest are the anthropology of Latin America, political theory and socio-legal studies.
      Sydney To is from San Jose, CA. He received his B.A. in English and Philosophy from Bowdoin College in 2019, and is currently a 1st year PhD candidate at UC Berkeley's English department. He is also a Questbridge scholar and was a Fulbright English teaching assistant in Bien Hoa, Vietnam. His research interests are in Asian American literature and critical refugee studies.
      Diane Flynn, MBE: Diane has been the Director of the Beinecke Scholarship program since 2017 and is also in her seventh year serving as the Chair of the NY Region Marshall Scholarship Selection Committee. Her past professional experiences include working as a fellowship advisor at Boston University, strategy consultant in the UK, and space technology transfer expert in the US and Europe. Diane holds an MBA from London Business School and a BS in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is an alumna of the Space Studies Program of the International Space University and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Challenger Center.

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