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).

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John Dawson '13/T5'14 & Katherine Wegman '15

$10,000 grant from Davis Projects for Peace will help two Rochester students build community center in South Africa

This summer, John Dawson ’14 (T5) and Katherine Wegman ’15, will spend two months in Cape Town, South Africa, building a new community center for residents of Egoli, a squatter community on the outskirts of Cape Town. Read more...

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) 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!