The Student Fellowships Committee participates in the evaluation of applications for both Carleton-funded fellowships and national/international opportunities such as the Fulbright, Marshall, and Rhodes Scholarships. The committee reads application materials, interviews students and helps identify nominees for external awards, and advises the Director of Student Fellowships on policy and procedures. In addition, the Student Fellowships Committee oversees the Carleton Honors in Independent Study program.


Faculty: The committee consists of eight faculty members, each appointed by the Faculty Affairs Committee, to serve a three-year term. It is important for this committee to include representation from the arts, humanities, languages, sciences and social sciences. 

Staff: The Director of Student Fellowships serves on this committee in an ex officio capacity and serves as Chair and Convener.

Students: No students serve on this committee.

Preferred Skills or Experience for Committee Members

An interest in writing, particularly grant and application writing, is helpful.

Committee Work

Student Fellowships Committee responsibilities are heaviest during early Fall Term, as the deadlines for a number of major awards fall between late September and mid-October. Following a demanding schedule of interviews and other activities, the committee’s activities taper off dramatically by mid-term and members are called on sporadically over the course of the academic year to review applications for internal and external awards, select and prepare nominees for external awards, and otherwise assist with work related to fellowships.

The Director of Student Fellowships communicates application results yearly to the Provost, the President, and other relevant parties.