Introduction

National fellowships, scholarships and grants are selective awards that provide financial and professional support toward a variety of ends. Fellowships are available for research, graduate school, internships, international study, or completion of your undergraduate education. They may be undertaken in the United States or abroad, and they may be for a summer, an academic year, or longer. Some fellowships support non-academic activities.

Research and reflection will help you to identify your interests and then to locate fellowships or scholarships designed to support them. Each funding source has its own style and purpose. The more concrete you are about the experience you want through a fellowship, the easier your search for the right fellowship will be.  A good place to begin is Things to Consider Before Applying for Fellowships.

Winning a major fellowship is a great honor that can open many other doors to new colleagues, institutions, and experiences. Whatever your personal and professional goals, fellowships are worth the time and effort required for their pursuit. Whether or not you receive an award, you will emerge from the fellowship application process with a stronger sense of who you are, and a clearer vision of what you want to do.

Congratulations to Keith Gagnon '15 who was named a 2014 Goldwater Scholar and to Timothy DeFreitas '15 who was named a 2014 Goldwater Honorable Mention! Congratulations to eight WPI students awarded IEEE Power Engineering Scholarships. Kudos to Samee Swartz '16, Emily Miner'14 and graduate student Valerie Butler for receiving Society for Women Engineers Scholarships! Congratulations to Jose L. Ortiz '14 and Sarah E. Thomson '14 for receiving a Tau Beta Pi Scholarship! Congratulations to Trae Jennette '15, Amy Kampa '15, Daniela Ruiz '15, Lina Tran '15, Mary Long '14, Adrienne Lysen '14, Sylvia Parol '14, Christopher Sontag '14, Andrea Digioia '14 and Mohammad Soofi '14 on receiving Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships! Congratulations to current students or recent graduates Alexandra Clemente '13, Ruowang Li '11, Amy Loomis '13, Nathan Nesbitt '11, who recently received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships and Kelsey Graham '09, and Jason Sardell '09 who received Honorable Mention! WPI students have recently won many other scholarships in a wide variety of fields.  See the list of recent WPI award winners...

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