Colby College supports students in their pursuit of domestic and international fellowships in a variety of ways. We aim to: 1) help students identify appropriate opportunities, 2) support students through application processes, and 3) work to integrate fellowships into Colby experiences and/or help students use these opportunities to enhance their post-Colby plans.
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Seniors planning to apply in the fall should be in contact with their Faculty Fellowship Advisor or Allyson Hawkins before they return for senior year.
Most opportunities are extremely competitive and should be prepared for accordingly.
Common application materials include a resume/CV, transcript, recommendation letters, personal statement and/or essays, and project proposals where applicable.
While many of the opportunities listed above are not available to international students, Allyson Hawkins is able to work with international students to explore additional opportunities.
Goldwater: For sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering. Colby internal deadline: January 28. Advisor: Lindsey Madison.
Udall: For sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. Colby internal deadline: January 12. Advisor: Philip Nyhus.
Boren: For sophomores or juniors to fund study abroad experiences in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Colby internal deadline: January 19. Advisor: Allyson Hawkins.
Truman: For juniors with a record of serving their communities who plan to pursue careers in public service. Colby internal deadline: January 17. Advisors: Sam Gunter and Nick Jacobs.
Critical Language Scholarships: An intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate students. Colby internal deadline: TBD. Advisor: Allyson Hawkins.
Beinecke: Funding for juniors to support the graduate education of exceptionally promising students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Colby internal deadline: January 17. Advisor: Jim Sloat.
Davis Projects for Peace: For undergraduates (U.S. citizens and international students of all years) to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. Colby internal deadline: November 16, 2022. Advisor: Seven Grenier.
More information can be found on the campus website.