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.

Award Winners

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 Celeste Marsan '19, Carolyn Detora '18, Karim Elsayed '18, Seth McClenahan '18, and Shannon Moffat '18 for receiving scholarships from Tau Beta Pi!
  • Congratulations to fifteen WPI students on receiving Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships last year!
  • Congratulations to Faria Kader '20 and Claire Victor '21 for receiving Society of Women Engineers Scholarships!
  • Congratulations to many current students or recent graduates who recently received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships and Honorable Mentions!