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Postgraduate Fellowship & Scholarship Opportunities

 Name of Grant    




 Application Deadline

Beinecke Scholarsihp

Award for graduate study in arts, humanities, and social science fields.


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

Dec. 7, 2015

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

Institute For Humane Studies, Humane Studies Fellowship

Provides funding for outstanding graduate students who are committed to developing a free society through their academic work.

 Up to $12,000

The Humane Studies Fellowship is open to current or prospective full-time graduate students (including law students) from accredited universities anywhere in the world who have previously received IHS funding at any level or participated in an IHS program (such as a summer seminar, research colloquium, policy seminar, or a summer graduate research fellowship). 

Late December (for the following year)

J.W. Saxe Memorial Prize

Enables undergrads to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or internship during a summer or other term.


Preference will be given to those who have already found a position and require additional funds.

March 15

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)

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund 

Provides need-based grants to undergraduate and graduate students actively working for peace and justice.

Maximum of $10,000; award size depends on number of donors.

Must be enrolled at an accredited college or university; live in the U.S.A.; and be eligible for academic credit.

April 1

Gallagher Koster Health Careers Scholarship Program

Provides funding for undergraduates who are pursuing a health-related career.

Each award is a total of $7,500. The awards are distributed in two parts: the first half is awarded for the fall semester; the second half is awarded for the spring semester.

If you are graduating with an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution at the end of the spring term of 2016 through the spring term of 2017, you are eligible to apply. You must be enrolled as a full-time student and pursuing a career in a health-related field for the two full semesters leading up to your graduation date.

Early May

Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship to support undergraduate and graduate projects related to children's media.


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, animation. Applicant must have the ultimate goal of working in children's media.

Late February

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Offers awards for undergraduate study abroad.

Up to $5000

Applicants must be U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding and are planning to study abroad.

Early October and  early March


Truman Scholarship

Provides funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields.

Up to $30,000

Applicants must U.S. citizens who are college juniors at the time of selection. Applicants must work with a faculty representative (Lynn Miller is the Hampshire faculty rep). Application process begins in October.

Early February


Five College Digital Humanities Undergraduate Student Fellowship

Funding for creative and/or scholarly projects that draw together the humanities and substantial work with digital resources and/or technologies.

Up to $1,500

Currently enrolled sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students at one of the campuses in the Five College consortium (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst) are eligible to apply.

Work must begin by November 1 and end by June 1 of the following year


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