FELLOWSHIPS and Scholarships

HWS students and alumni compete successfully for the most prestigious fellowships, scholarships and grants. Some of our recent winners are profiled below. Fellowships support international study, research, graduate study, and a wide range of service, internship and learning experiences. Scott MacPhail, the fellowships advisor, works closely with students to help them identify opportunities and develop strong applications.

Applying for a nationally competitive fellowship can be a rewarding and valuable experience in itself. For many students the process is unlike anything they have done before. It can help clarify goals and ambitions, improve writing and presentation skills, and offer preparation for competitive graduate school and job applications.

Many fellowships require HWS nomination or endorsement. The campus deadlines for these are significantly earlier than posted national deadlines. To learn more about fellowships, including application processes and deadlines, contact Scott MacPhail.

The fellowships advising office, located in the Salisbury Center for Career Services, has a wealth of resources for students who are exploring opportunities or preparing applications. Advising is individualized, so feel free to set up an appointment.

Rhodes Scholarship

The oldest international fellowships, initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, to bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford.

Hannah Zale, WS '09 (Chemistry) National Finalist

Marshall Scholarship

A two year scholarship for young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom.

Wendi Bacon, WS '12 (Spanish and Biochemistry) Scholar

Hannah Zale, WS '09 (Philosophy) National Finalist

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Full grants and English Teaching Assistantships awarded for graduate study, research or teaching opportunities in more than 140 countries.

Trevor Gionet, H ’12 (Math) Scholar, English Teaching Assistantship, Vietnam

Rebecca Perkins, WS ’11 (Women’s Studies and Russian Language and Culture) Scholar, English Teaching Assistantship, Russia

Brittany Flaherty, WS '10 (Biology and Environmental Studies) Scholar, Full Grant, Canada

Alexandra Hallowell, WS '10 (International Relations) Scholar, English Teaching Assistantship, Turkey

Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship  

Awards merit-based scholarships to outstanding students who intend to pursue careers related to the environment, or Native American Health Care and Policy.

Jerimiah Booream-Phelps, H '12 (Economics and Environmental Studies) Scholar

Robert Taylor, H '11 (Biology) Honorable Mention

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Providing support for students who display intellectual curiosity and aspiration and enduring potential to make significant contributions in mathematics or sciences.

Samuel Schneider, H ’13 (Chemistry) Scholar

Alexa Hill, WS ’14 (Chemistry) Honorable Mention

Wade Perkins, H '12 (Chemistry) Honorable Mention

Jessica Popp, WS '11 (Biology) Scholar

Deidre Wholly, WS '11 (Chemistry) Honorable Mention

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program

Invests in graduate education for a cadre of diverse individuals who demonstrate their potential to successfully complete graduate degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation.

Samuel Georgian, H ’10 (Biology and Environmental Studies) Scholar

Jessica Greger, WS ’10 (Chemistry) Scholar

Rachel Sumner, WS ’08 (Psychology) Scholar

Travis Blum, H '10 (Chemistry) Honorable Mention

Department of State Critical Language Scholarship

A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages in effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages.

Nathaniel Shils, H ’13 (Political Science and Critical Social Studies) Scholar to Russia

Chelsea Hudson, WS ’12 (Russian Language and Culture, and Sino-Japanese Studies) Scholar to Russia

Emma Pierce-Schell, WS '12 (Asian Languages & Cultures) Scholar to South Korea

Luce Scholars Program

Enhances the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American Society, specifically for seniors, graduate students and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia.

Harry S. Truman Scholarships

Awards scholarships to juniors who possess superior academic ability and a strong record of service and leadership (especially campus, community volunteer work) and are planning a career in public service.

Caroline Dosky, WS ’12 (Psychology and Dance) National Finalist



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