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Jackie Tran, a 2018 graduate in anthropology studying Arabic through a Critical Language Scholarship.

Apply for competitive fellowships, scholarships, and awards

Our office is here to help Rochester students pursue fellowship opportunities. (Photo: Jackie Tran, '18 Critical Language Scholarship, Arabic)

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Fellowships 101

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

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Your 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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Hints and Tips

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

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Rochester students win national awards and fellowships

Each year, Rochester students and recent graduates earn merit-based external awards in recognition of their achievements in the classroom and research endeavors, as well as their community contributions through leadership and service activities. From Fulbright awards to Projects for Peace funding, the array of honors recognize the scholars’ academic achievement, research potential, and commitment to service.

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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.


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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