Skip to main content

Apply for competitive fellowships, scholarships, and awards

Our office is here to help Rochester students pursue fellowship opportunities. (Photo: Jackie Tran, '19 Critical Language Scholarship, Arabic)


Update: Fellowships Office moves to remote advising

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the staff of the Student Fellowships Office will be working remotely. We are available to meet with current students and recent alumni via telephone, Skype, or Zoom appointments.

To request an appointment, email Please complete the Prospective Applicant Form before your visit.

Fellowships 101

Funded by various sponsors, fellowships are merit-based academic awards granted through national and international competitions.

Learn More

Your Fellowships Quest

Here’s how you can start pursuing one of the many merit-based awards for undergraduate or graduate study, in the US or abroad.

Learn More

Fellowship Hints & Tips

Discover 10 things you can do right now to become a great fellowship applicant in the future.

Learn More

Beauclaire Mbanya Jr.

Congratulations Beauclaire Mbanya, Global Rhodes Scholar Elect!

Chemical engineering major Beauclaire Mbanya Jr. '20 from Douala, Cameroon is a recently selected Global Rhodes scholar-elect. The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest and most well-known prestigious international scholarship, enabling outstanding young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.

Beauclaire is currently doing a master's degree in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University as a Schwarzman Scholar. He was also one of the UR's 2019 Davis Project for Peace fellows, where he designed and implemented the "Togetherness for Peace" project, which addressed cultural and language barriers between the Anglophone and Francophone communities and the issue of unemployment by empowering participants with entrepreneurial tools to develop viable business plans.

At Oxford, as part of his two-year research in engineering science master's degree program, Beauclaire intends to conduct research on issues at the intersection of sustainable energy, technology, and policy development.

Continue Reading

Info Sessions & Workshops

Throughout the semester, we’ll be hosting online sessions so you can learn and ask about fellowship opportunities, graduate study, career paths, and more.

Upcoming Events

Winners & Finalists

Each year, dozens of University of Rochester students are among the recipients, finalists, and alternates for prestigious, nationally competitive fellowships, scholarships, and awards.

View List

Need help or more information? Contact us.