Junior year is an important year. You are eligible for many fellowships this year, and you can also use the base you have established over your first two years at Carleton to create a profile that will make you stand out when you apply for senior fellowships.  This is the time to enhance your leadership, to make sure you have participated in undergraduate research if that is important for your field, and to really think about what you want to do after you graduate.

Words of Advice

  • If you study abroad, think about connections to comps research or other projects that may connect to fellowship opportunities.
  • Talk to faculty members about your future plans and the fellowships you are interested in applying for; they can help you assess your strengths and figure out what is right for you.
  • If you are interested in graduate school, consider applying for one of the external fellowships that provides funding for graduate study.
  • Take a look at Carleton-funded fellowships and consider applying for one to support research you’d like to do or an experience you’d like to have.
  • Some fellowships open to seniors have pre-application and other deadlines late in your junior year.  Be sure to watch for announcements from the Office of Student Fellowships!

Fellowships Open to Juniors

See also:

For First-Year Students

For Sophomores

For Seniors

For Recent Alumni