A fellowship is an academic grant funded by the government, a foundation, or a private interest. Oftentimes, the grant is associated with a program of study or research in a particular field, but many fellowships fund study in a wide range of subjects. The funds that are made available through fellowships are typically assigned to specific expenses, such as travel, tuition or coursework, research expenses, and living stipends. There are a wide range of fellowship opportunities that are supported through Seattle University's Office of Fellowships, from smaller, local competitions, to the well-known and highly competitive national scholarships. For a list of fellowships that are currently supported at Seattle University, visit our Fellowships page.
Choosing an appropriate fellowship is the first, and in some ways most difficult step in the application process. The sheer number of opportunities alone can be overwhelming. Although the Office of Fellowships is here to help you navigate the vast number of opportunities, deciding on which fellowship is right for you will require a lot of research and reflection on your part. Here are some tips to help get you started:
In light of the fact that most fellowships are highly competitive, many people wonder why they should bother to take the time to apply for one. While it is true that winning a fellowship is a long and sometimes difficult process, here are a few good reasons to apply:
First and foremost, the Office of Fellowships is here to support you in your search for fellowships, grants, and other academic opportunities. We are a clearinghouse for information about the funding opportunities that exist for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students. We can help you to find a fellowship that fits your interests, experience and goals.
While we are happy to offer guidance in choosing a fellowship, our primary mission is to support you during the application process itself. Here is a list of our major services:
The Fellowships section contains fellowships in which The Office of Fellowships provides comprehensive advising services for every year.
Additional Opportunities are the fellowship, scholarship, and internship opportunities that The Office of Fellowships does not regularly work with. However, this does not mean The Office of Fellowships cannot support you. Please review the Additional Opportunities and we can explore how we can support your efforts.
Yes. If you are an alumnus of Seattle University, all the services of the Office of Fellowships are available to you. In fact, the majority of the scholarships we support provide funding for individuals who have already earned their undergraduate degree.
Check for the *Alumni Eligible tag in the Fellowships sections and check the eligibility requirements for fellowships in the Additional Opportunities sections.
For more scholarship opportunities:
Interested in applying for a Truman Scholarship? There will be an information session on October 3rd at 3:00 p.m. for those who want to learn more! The session will be located in Hunthausen 100. We hope to see you there!
The Fulbright On Campus Review day is coming soon! Applicants will meet with their committee members on Saturday, October 4th between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. If you are participating in review day, please continue checking your email for updated information over the next few weeks! Best of luck!