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.
See our post Junior Year is Prime Time for Fellowships! for an introduction to your options!
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
- American Chemical Society Scholars Program and ACS Co-Sponsored Programs : Support for students from historically underrepresented groups to do STEM research
- Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program : Summer STEM research opportunities
- Beinecke Scholarship Program : Support for outstanding students with financial need who are interested in graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social sciences
- Boren Scholarship : Support for language study abroad of up to one year, service commitment following graduation
- Critical Language Scholarship : Summer institutes in critical (less commonly taught) languages
- DAAD Scholarships : Support for study abroad in Germany (some require German, some do not!)
- Davis Projects for Peace : Support for peace-focused summer projects
- Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund : Support for students active in social justice projects
- DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program : Summer STEM research, select fields
- Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics : Writing Contest in Ethics
- Evolving Earth Student Grant Program : Support for student projects in select STEM disciplines
- Fulbright Canada- Mitacs Globalink Internship Program : All fields, summer research in Canada
- Goldwater Scholarship : Scholarship for STEM students interested in research careers
- Health Research Training Program (NYC) : Public Health traineeship in New York City, seasonal placements
- Humanity in Action Fellowship Programs : Immersive summer experience followed by community-focused projects, one year commitment
- John Lewis Fellowship : US-based (Atlanta) version of the Humanity in Action Fellowship
- Killam Fellowship : Support for study abroad in Canada
- Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows : Summer leadership program
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Earnest F. Hollings Scholarship : Yearly scholarship plus paid summer internships at NOAA
- Phillips Scholars : Project-based support for community engagement
- Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) : Summer institutes for juniors from underrepresented backgrounds interested in public policy and international affairs
- Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program : DC-based summer program in international affairs and public policy; students from underrepresented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply!
- SMART Scholarships : Support for STEM students in select disciplines, service commitment (Department of Defense) following graduation
- Truman Scholarship : Supports graduate/professional study for students committed to public service careers, service commitment (in government, education, nonprofit, or other fields) following completion of graduate/professional degree
- Udall Scholarship : Support for students committed to environmental or Native American issues
- Youth Activity Fund of the Explorers Club : Project-based support for student research in STEM