WPI and outside organizations like the National GEM Consortium and the National Science Foundation help make graduate study possible through a number of fellowships for students interested in particular disciplines or types of research. Below are some resources to help you locate and apply for fellowships that suit your academic plans. Be sure to check with the respective department for details on fellowship benefits and how to apply.

 

Current WPI Fellowships & Scholarships

Presidential Fellowships

The objective of the program is to offer doctoral fellowships to underrepresented women and minority students working in science, technology, engineering, math, or business disciplines. Learn more about the Presidential Fellowship program.

The Alshawaf Fellowship

The Mohammad A. Bin Khaled Alshawaf, M.D. Graduate Engineering Distinguished Fellowship will provide tuition and stipend for a PhD or MS student to pursue a graduate degree at WPI, in any area of engineering. Learn more about the Alshawaf Fellowship.

GAANN PhD Fellowships in Big Data Computing Research

The WPI Department of Computer Science is seeking candidates for Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) PhD Fellowships in data-driven computing research. GAANN Fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and support U.S. citizens to pursue doctoral degrees in fields deemed to be areas of national need. Learn more about GAANN eligibility and application requirements at WPI.

CyberCorps: Scholarship For Service

The Scholarships for Service (SFS) program has provided WPI with funds to support student scholarships in cybersecurity. These scholarships provide tuition, stipend, and fees in exchange for the student taking summer internships and a period of post-graduation employment with the government (federal, state, local, or tribal). Learn more about CyberCorps at WPI.

Outside Fellowships

GEM M.S. ENGINEERING, PH.D. SCIENCE, AND PH.D. ENGINEERING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS (The National GEM Consortium)

WPI is a GEM member school. GEM fellowships provide opportunities for underrepresented ethnic minority students to obtain master's degrees in engineering, and Ph.D. degrees in science or engineering, at GEM member schools through a program of paid summer internships and graduate financial assistance. Must be U.S. citizens and identify ethnically as American Indian, Black American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, or other Hispanic. For details, visit the GEM website.

External Funding: NSF, NIH, NASA, etc.

In addition to WPI-funded programs, national fellowships outside WPI exist to support students for graduate study. Each has its own application and deadlines. Some are for first-year students and run for 2-3 years, others are for doctoral programs only. These include fellowships from the federal government, such as the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense and NASA. There are also fellowships from private foundations. Some are restricted to women, to students pursuing a specific program, or to minorities.

For more information, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs.

A Note for International Students

Most national fellowships in the United States are available to U.S. citizens only. Some countries offer full assistance to their citizens to go abroad for an advanced degree, with the stipulation that the individual will return home to utilize the advanced education for the good of the country. International students should contact local employers, libraries, and their consulate regarding such opportunities.