Fulbright Scholars

Student Fellowships Office

Welcome to the Fellowships Office!

We support UR students with excellent academic records in applying for a wide range of prestigious, nationally competitive fellowships, scholarships, and awards. If you want to pursue one of the many merit-based awards for undergraduate or graduate study, here in the U.S. or abroad, the Fellowships Office is here to help you. Some programs include a service and/or leadership focus in addition to the academic criteria.

Recent college graduates and graduate students may also compete for selected awards.

The University of Rochester has recently been designated as one of the Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Student Scholars, 2013-14 (Please also see the article, "Fulbright Starts Efforts to Help Alumni Keep Global Ties," in the Chronicle of Higher Education).

Getting Started on Your Fellowships Quest

Step 1

Join us for an Information Session. Click here for a list of all information sessions, including Fulbright!

Step 2

After attending a fellowships information session and/or reviewing award program websites, send an up-to-date résumé to the Fellowships Office and plan to come meet with Director of Fellowships, Belinda Redden, to discuss your profile and opportunities for which you might be a good match.

If you do not have a résumé, please complete the Prospective Fellowships Applicant Form and send by e-mail to the Fellowships Office at fellowships@rochester.edu. See contact information for walk-in hours and appointment details. We look forward to hearing from you!

NB: It is not necessary to complete the Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire (FPQ) (available HERE as a word document) until you are fairly certain you want to pursue specific competitive opportunities that require formal UR endorsement or want to work intensively with the Director of Fellowships on other highly selective open-competition awards.


Check our lists of Winners & Finalists; you may already know someone who can tell you all about applying for a fellowship!

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Fall 2014 Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell Competitions

Fulbright U.S. Student Grant:  The campus nomination timeline is now available.  Students interested in applying should contact the Fellowships Office as soon as possible.  Application materials must be prepared and revised over the summer in preparation for review by campus committee at the start of the fall semester.

Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell Scholarships:  The campus nomination timeline is now available. Please declare your intent to apply and submit the Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire (FPQ) (available HERE as a word document) no later than May 28th. Summer preparation of the application is required. Revised applications and recommendation letters due in August.  Contact the Fellowships Office for details.