What is a fellowship?
A Fellowship is a competitive grant that may fund graduate school, research, service opportunities, and travel abroad. Fellowships invest in your future potential, rather than simply award you for your past success.
While “scholarship” and “fellowship” are often used interchangeably, they are different types of grants. A fellowship will usually include an internship or other service commitment for a period of one or more years, while scholarships are often immediate and one-time awards.
Why should I apply for a fellowship?
If you are interested in graduate school, professional school (e.g. law, medicine, and business) study/work abroad, and/or professional development, you are highly encouraged to consider national awards.
Fellowships vary in length of commitment, field of study, and type of service. As you consider applying for a fellowship, you should also consider these differences.