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Postgraduate Fellowship & Scholarship Opportunities

Name of Grant Description Award Eligibility Application Deadline

Beinecke Scholarship


Rachel Rubinstein

Award for graduate study in arts, humanities, and social science fields.  $34,000 Available to third-year students (i.e. apply in December 2015 if you will finish your degree in Dec. 2016 or May 2017) of exceptional ability and achievement, who have demonstrated financial need. Students must be nominated to compete for this scholarship. Hampshire College is allowed to nominate one student per year to compete for this national award. Full award description, eligibility, and application information

December 7, 2015

Submit all materials to Rachel Rubinstein, dean of advising and academic support

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace

Provides graduates with the opportunity to spend 6 to 9 months in Washington D.C. focused on key issues of peace and security. Fellows receive a salary of $2,900 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provide $1,000 per fellow for professional development to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees. Applicants must have graduated by start of internship; non-U.S. citizens living outside of the U.S. are ineligible October and January
Ford Foundation Diversity
Fellowship Program


Fellowships to increase the diversity of U.S. college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource to enrich the education of all students.

Pre-doctoral fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. They also offer dissertation and post-doctoral fellowships. Must be a U.S. citizen with superior academic achievements, committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level; individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a U.S. educational institution; individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time. Early November

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Junior Fellows Program

Rachel Rubinstein


10-12 positions to work for one year as research assistants to the endowment's senior associates. Positions are full-time, paid ($37,000 in 2015), and for one year. A full benefits package is also provided. 10-12 fellowships for uniquely qualified graduating or recent grads (one year out). Two applicants from Hampshire can be nominated each year to be forwarded to Carnegie for consideration; nomination is required. To apply, contact Rachel Rubinstein, dean at the Center for Academic Support and Advising.  Campus Deadline: December 7, 2015
GEM: Graduate Fellowships for
Minorities in Engineering
and Science

Graduate fellowships coupled with paid summer internships, for minorities in engineering and science.

Academic year stipend and full tuition and fees at GEM Member University. See website for the specific details for each program.

Please see the the website for complete details on eligibility. Mid-November

Vermont Law School Environmental Law & Policy Scholarship

Contact: Carin Rank

1-year full scholarship for Masters of: Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) program; Farm and Agriculture Law and Policy (MFALP) program; or Energy of Regulation and Law (MERL) program


3-year full scholarship for Juris Doctor (J.D.) program; or Joint J.D./Master's program (any of the above VLS Master’s programs)


Full Scholarship

This scholarship is available for a Hampshire student or recent alum (up to 10 years out) with a demonstrated commitment to the environment, farm and agriculture, or energy; and a desire to pursue a master's, JD degree, or joint degree from VLS. Click for details Mid-January
Echoing Green Foundation Public Service Fellowship
Fellowships for emerging social innovators for creating and launching new models for tackling seemingly unsolvable social challenges. $60,000 for individuals and $90,000 for partnerships of not more than 2 individuals. 18 years of age or older; projects are the original idea of the applicant; projects are independent and autonomous; projects are in the "start-up" phase; projects are a full-time commitment (35hrs/wk); applicants commit to lead the project for two years; no more than two individuals may apply as a partnership. Early December
Humane Studies Fellowship
Awards scholarships for graduate and undergraduate study in the U.S. and abroad. Up to $15,000 Must be interested in the classical liberal tradition. Late December

In Action

One month fellowship to explore the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as to provide a forum where potential solutions to some of today's most challenging issues can be considered and discussed. 




Covers the costs of participation and accommodation during program, as well as airfare to D.C. to attend the orientation. All Fellows are responsible for financing the cost of round-trip airfare from the U.S. to their program city. HIA will cover this cost for Fellows with documented need.

Although HIA provides a modest stipend for meals, Fellows should also plan to bring spending money of approximately $750 for food and social activities during the fellowship program.

Students and recent graduates from universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United States. International Students studying at Hampshire ARE eligible to apply.


The Wellstone Fellowship
for Social Justice

For recent graduates who are committed to the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing many communities of color. Fellow will receive a compensatory package that includes an annual salary of approximately $38,000 and excellent health care benefits. Individuals should display the potential to continue to contribute to social justice work after their fellowship. Early February
Samuel Huntington Public
Service Award

For recent graduates to pursue public service anywhere in the world. $15,000 stipend for one year of service. Applicants should submit a public service proposal for the U.S. or abroad; awards will be based on the quality of your proposal, academic record, and other personal achievements. Mid-January
Venture for America Fellowship
For recent graduates with interest in entrepreneurship. Training and a two-year paid position at a start-up company. $32,000-$40,000/year depending on placement city, plus full health benefits. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status at the time of application. Late March
The Princess Grace Foundation-USA Scholarships, apprenticeships and/or fellowships in theater, playwriting, dance performance,
choreography, and film.
Varies, approx. $5,000-$25,000 Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status at the time of application. Additionally, all applicants (except for playwriting) must be nominated by a non-profit organization (school or company) with which they will be affiliated during the grant period (September 1, 2015-August 31, 2016). Spring (different date for each program)
The Open Society Institute
Various grants to support individuals who are creating innovative public interest projects that address critical social issues. Also grants to support documentary photography projects. Varies depending on grant. Varies depending on grant. Varies

International Opportunties

Name of Grant Description Award Eligibility Application Deadline

Fulbright Grant

Hampshire Contact:

Carin Rank


1900 awards in 140 countries for research, study, arts, or English teaching assistant opportunities.

Fully funded 9/10 month
opportunity for study, research, arts, or English teaching assistant opportunities.

College senior or recent graduate. Specific research project; linguistic competency necessary to implement the project successfully. Nomination from Hampshire required. Campus Deadline: Usually Mid-September
Marshall Scholarship
The British government offers 30 awards for two years of study toward a British degree at any university in the U.K. The award substantially covers all graduate expenses.

U.S. citizen; 3.7 GPA; leadership potential; strong social concerns; good communication skills; potential to promote British-American understanding; cannot switch academic fields. Nomination from Hampshire required.

Early October

Rhodes Scholarship

Rachel Rubinstein

Awards 32 scholarships nationally for two years of study in all fields at Oxford University. Stipend covers cost of tuition and living expenses at Oxford University. U.S. citizen; GPA as close to 4.0 as possible; integrity of character; interest and respect for humanity and social concerns; demonstrated physical vigor which would enable him/her to make an effective contribution. Nomination from Hampshire required. Early October
George J. Mitchell

Provides support for one year of post-graduate study at an institute of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland Provides tuition, housing, a living expense stipend and money for international travel. Must be a U.S. citizen between 18 and 30 years old; must demonstrate a history of academic excellence, community service, leadership abilities. Early October (for the following school year)
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Enables students to study at the University of Cambridge in pursuit of either a second bachelor's degree or a graduate degree. Provides funding for all university and college fees, a maintenance allowance, and a contribution towards airfare. College senior or graduate; must apply to Cambridge University and be accepted; under age 30; GRE required; applications will be reviewed and further applications sent to those eligible. Early November
Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship Scholarship to support  undergraduate or graduate projects related to childrens' media. $10,000

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment, through coursework or experience, to any combination of at least two of the following fields: early childhood education; child development/child psychology; film/television production; music; or animation. Applicant must have the ultimate goal of working in children's media.

Late February


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