Fellowships for Whittier College Students


What are fellowships? 

  • Fellowships are experiences that provide financial support for college students to engage in educational and professional experiences. 
  • Fellowships are mentored by faculty or industry professionals, who guide the student through the experience. 
  • There is no cost associated with applying to any fellowship. Most fellowships occur during the summer period.
  • Fellowship deadlines typically fall between January 1 and March 1. 

What type of experiences do fellowships support?

  • Research projects 
  • Creative projects
  • Financial support to engage in an unpaid internship
  • Study abroad
  • Learning a new language
  • Community engagement projects
  • Public service projects
  • Governmental projects
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) projects

What are the benefits of fellowships for me?

  • Receive financial support to grow academically and professionally
  • Receive one-on-one mentorship 
  • Fellowships typically occur in the summer, giving you four opportunities to complete four fellowships during your undergraduate education
  • Gain academic and professional insight into your field of interest
  • Gain valuable skills that will enhance your academic and career readiness
  • Gain valuable cultural competency
  • Build your professional network as you establish working relationships with faculty and professionals in your field of interest
  • Secure future Letter of Recommendation writers

How can I find and attain a fellowship relevant to my interests?

  • Explore the Whittier College Fellowships webpages
  • Contact the Fellowships Coordinator for a one-on-one meeting to help you find appropriate fellowships and assist with your fellowship applications.

Fellowship applications involve responding to writing prompts or short questions (e.g., personal statements, project proposals, diversity statements, etc.) and typically require additional documents, such as transcripts and letters of recommendation from faculty or supervisors. Some fellowship selection committees may also conduct interviews with semi-finalists. 

Contact the Fellowships Coordinator

Elizabeth Sanchez '15

Fellowships Coordinator