Students who successfully combine their academic, service, and athletic interests during their early years of college often become successful candidates for national grants and awards. These external awards bring prestige and opportunity to the applicant, and recognition to the College.
These competitive grants sometimes require the College to nominate students as part of the application process, and the College is sometimes limited in the number of nominees it can forward. For those fellowships, you will notice an internal deadline which you must observe. Your complete application, including faculty references, will allow you to compete to represent the College in the broader, national competition -and also give you the benefit of the advice of members of the faculty and staff who have been appointed to help students with their applications.
For all fellowships, an early start is the key to a competitive application.
Click here to see the list of fellowships that have faculty representatives, who can help to guide you through the process.
Other External Funding
The awards in our list are among the most prestigious and well-funded external awards and fellowships. At the same time, undergraduates seeking to supplement their financial aid awards should also consider applying for additional external funding, granted all over the country by a dizzying array of local and philanthropic organizations. Dollar amounts are sometimes small, but a systematic campaign by a persistent applicant can make a difference.
Student Financial Services is the office that handles most of the College’s internal financial aid. It is by far the biggest and most significant source of assistance for undergraduates at the College. The Music Department also has a small scholarship program that is administered as well.