Fellowships and Scholarships
Congratulations Benjamin Hess, recently named Goldwater Scholar!
What national/international fellowships are available to Wheaton students and recent graduates? What's involved in applying? How can a current student or a recent graduate determine if they have chance at winning a particular fellowship?
Announcing Wheaton College Competitive Fellowship Award
All students chosen by Wheaton to be put forward as candidates for a competitive post-graduate scholarship will be given a Wheaton Competitive Fellowship Award. These awards will include a small stipend and reception to recognize both the accomplishments of the candidate that have earned the right to represent Wheaton to these foundations, as well as in support of the work necessary to put forth an excellent application. This award is open to current undergraduate and graduate students and alumni who meet the criteria for the competitive fellowships and are chosen as candidates by Wheaton College through our on campus selection process.
Fellowships and Scholarships Resources for Wheaton Students and Recent Alumni
National fellowships and scholarships are highly competitive opportunities that can provide undergraduates and recent alumni with funding for summer enrichment, self-designed projects, undergraduate support, graduate education and postgraduate research.
There are three main types of scholarships/fellowships:
Nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships – A high (but not necessarily perfect!) GPA is an important starting point - a strong academic record is typically viewed as an indication of your ability to participate and meet a particular fellowship’s goals. In addition, your entire application should reflect that you (or your research interests) are moving in a defined direction. For many programs, the ability to apply academic knowledge to possible solutions for real-world problems helps to make you a competitive candidate.
Vocational scholarships/fellowships – These scholarships, that often support graduate education, are targeted towards students pursuing a particular vocation.
Applicant-specific scholarships/fellowships – Applicant-specific scholarships are awarded to candidates who both excel academically and meet specific requirements (some examples include first-generation college student, minority status, etc.)
Other Resources for Wheaton Students (Only Available On Campus)
This fillable PDF is a great tool for preparing and organizing materials needed for a variety of applications.
This timeline outlines the process for preparing your application
This fillable PDF is a great tool for organizing information about yourself and the scholarship for which you are applying.