Undergraduate and Postgraduate Fellowships

A fellowship is an opportunity for growth sponsored by an organization outside of Centre College. Fellowships encompass study, research, leadership, and service activities at the regional, national, and international levels. They can fund postgraduate degrees, help pay part of undergraduate costs at Centre, or send students overseas for the summer. Regardless of the type, sponsoring organizations use competitive application processes to choose candidates who best exemplify selection criteria.

The Office of Fellowships is the primary on-campus resource for students and alumni wanting to explore and pursue competitive fellowships. The office offers one-on-one advising and informational sessions to help students identify opportunities appropriate for their goals. The office also provides individualized mentoring throughout the application and interview processes. Although the pursuit of fellowships is challenging and results are never guaranteed, the application process is a significant learning opportunity and can help students deepen their understanding of themselves and their goals.

In the last five years, Centre students have been awarded fellowships through the following national and international foundations: Boren Scholarship, Cralle Fellowship (4), Critical Language Scholarship (2), DAAD RISE Germany, Doris Duke Conservation Scholars (2), Fulbright U.S. Student Program (8), Gilman Scholarship (8), Humanity in Action (2), JET Program (9), Knight-Hennessy Scholars, John R. Lewis Scholars and Fellows (2), NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Obama Voyager Scholarship, Peace Corps (3), PPIA Junior Summer Institute (2), Rotary Global Grant Scholarship (3), Truman Scholarship, and Schwarzman Scholars.

Students interested in fellowships should contact Dr. Robert Schalkoff, director of the Office of Fellowships (fellowships@centre.edu.) Inquiries are encouraged as early as the first year.