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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.

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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.

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Fellowship Hints & Tips

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

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Congratulations to our 2021-22 Fulbright U.S. Student Grant Semifinalists!

The following students have recently been named as Semifinalists for a 2021-22 Fulbright U.S. Student Grant Award.  From this list of students, a final list of 2021-22 Fulbright Scholars will be announced in the coming weeks. 
  • Lara Andree '20/GS '21W - Malta
  • Adam DeSchriver '20 - Israel
  • Dominique Dorvil '21 - United Kingdom (Scotland)
  • Azucena Espiritu '21 - Korea 
  • Jamia Leonard '21 - Russia
  • Quinnlyn Murphy '20/T5'21 - Germany
  • Alexis Pope '21 - Germany
  • Eilis Regan '21 - Russia
  • Benjamin Richardson '21 - United Kingdom (England)
  • Brianna Roy '20 - Mexico
  • Jacob Rozowsky '20 - Netherlands
  • Alexa Uttamsingh '21 - Spain
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.
For more information about the Fulbright U.S. Student Grant Award, visit: 
Learn more about applying for a Fulbright

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.

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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.

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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.

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