What is a Fellowship?

Fellowships are typically merit-based scholarships which fund students and alumni to conduct research, complete a project, and/or study at the undergraduate or graduate level. 

Some of the fellowships listed here require a two-step application process beginning with an initial institutional nomination. The Earlham Liaison listed within each description can provide more complete information on application procedures.

How Do I Get Started?

Don't know where to begin when it comes to researching fellowships? Take our fellowship quiz! This short, four-question survey will point you towards possible fellowships that match your needs and interests.

Also check out the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, which is designed to prepare students who have traditionally been underrepresented in graduate studies for graduate work leading to a Ph.D.  

Still have questions? Request an appointment with a Career Adviser to talk about possible fellowship opportunities and how to apply.

Application Deadlines

Fellowship application deadlines are often scheduled in the early Fall of the student's senior year. Interested students need to begin the application process during the preceding Spring semester, if not sooner.


*Fellowships marked with an asterisk require U.S. citizenship.

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2015 Watson Fellows


2015 Ackerman-Nicholson Fellows

Jihan Abdalla '08

Rosalyn Endlich '12

Gerald Sowah '14

Bunyodjin Tusmatov '13


Looking for more? Try ProFellow.com to find more fellowship opportunities not listed here. By creating a free account, you will be able to search ProFellow's database of fellowships and find opportunities that match your interests.

You can also try our Fellowships & Scholarships Pinterest board, where we post opportunities that look like a good fit for Earlham students.


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