Office of Fellowships

The Office of Fellowships advances the aspirations of Amherst College students and alumni pursuing a selection of highly competitive fellowships that support their educational and personal goals.

The Office of Fellowships advises Amherst College students and alumni on a number of competitive awards that can be applied to a variety of academic and other goals. For sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni, we administer competitions for externally funded, nationally competitive awards that require institutional endorsement of applicants. These are referred to as National Fellowships and Scholarships.  For seniors and recent alumni, we administer the Amherst College Fellowships (internal awards that partially fund graduate study), and manage the application process for the Amherst-Doshisha Fellowship. The handouts below provide useful at-a-glance information for students, faculty, and staff:

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 Request an Appointment. This support is limited mainly to fellowships requiring institutional endorsement.

The Office of Fellowships is not a resource for summer grants, direct-apply scholarships (except the Gates Cambridge award), or paid internships.  For those and other funding opportunities, please check with the Career Center, the Center for Community Engagement, and/or your academic department. To find other fellowships that may be of interest to you, explore this helpful database

Christine Overstreet, Director of Fellowships;
212 Converse Hall; 413-542-2536                           
Mailing address: Office of Fellowships, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002; Fax: 413-542-8555
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