Academics

Fellowships

The Office of Fellowship Advising assists students in preparing high quality applications for competitive external fellowships and scholarships. Many major fellowships, such as the Fulbright, Marshall, and Rhodes require some form of campus endorsement for your application. An internal deadline will apply.

If you are:

  • A current undergraduate student
  • A current graduate student
  • An alumnus or alumna who graduated in 2005 or later

We can:

  • Discuss programs for which you are eligible.
  • Advise you about all aspects of your application (project statement, personal narrative, curriculum vitae, etc.).
  • Provide information to your faculty recommenders, hold mock interviews, and provide institutional endorsements. Contact us at Fellowships@umb.edu. Late Summer on-campus deadlines.

External Fellowships for all Majors

 

Fulbright: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html

Marshallhttp://www.marshallscholarship.org/

Rhodes: http://www.rhodesscholar.org/    

Gates Cambridgewww.gatesscholar.org/

 

Students who are interested in the Fullbright, Marshall and Rhodes Scholarships should begin the application process 6-12 months before the due date. Students must apply through a faculty representative for these awards. Advance work is important for meeting September deadlines. Please contact us at fellowships@umb.edu for an Early Spring on-campus deadlines appointment.

Fellowships for students in Science and Mathematics

 

Barry Goldwater Scholarships

https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/

Fellowships for students in Environmental Science and/or Native American Studies

 

Morris K. Udall

http://www.udall.gov/udall.asp?link=200

Boren Awards

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. The awards focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. National security interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

Link:  http://www.borenawards.org/

Fellowships for PhD Candidates:

 

Fulbright-Hays Fellowships: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html

Role of the Fellowships Adviser

Many scholarships and fellowships require you to apply through or consult a designated faculty representative; the Fellowships Adviser fills that role. Even if you are applying for a fellowship that does not require campus endorsement, we encourage you to make use of our assistance.

Special Note on Deadlines

In many cases you will need to meet an internal campus deadline for application well before the external deadline set by the fellowship program. The purpose of the internal deadline is to allow time for candidates to be interviewed by the campus Fellowships Committee (for some fellowships) and to make final improvements to their applications. Because this is the case, we encourage you to think about fellowships early in your academic career. Consulting with the Fellowships Adviser a year before you plan to apply for the fellowship makes a lot of sense.

For more information on any of these and other external fellowships, contact us at fellowships@umb.edu