Should I apply?
Given how demanding this process can be, and how competitive all of these fellowships are, you may be wondering whether applying is worth the time it will take. Making the decision whether to apply for fellowships and which fellowships to apply for can itself be difficult, and it is important to seek advice and input from various sources (faculty, your dean, the Fellowships Advisor). Keep in mind a few key ideas as you consider this:
For International Students
Unfortunately, most of the fellowships discussed in this website require U.S. citizenship or at least resident alien status. There are, however, many important exceptions. The Watson and Jack Kent Cook Fellowships are open to international students on absolutely the same basis as to US students. International students may also apply for a Gates Cambridge scholarship, though doing so follows a different timetable than that set for US citizens. Similarly, citizens of 16 Commonwealth Nations may also apply for Rhodes Scholarships; here too, deadlines are earlier and advance planning is necessary
"Spending six weeks studying in Berlin was not only a fun and rewarding way of improving my German, but was an experience that has forever changed my world view.."
- Emma Tunstall '17, Thomas Raeburn White Scholarship Recipient