Fellowship Advising: Transformative Global Opportunities

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Fellowship Advising, housed within the Office of International Programs, is excited to welcome you to the Princeton community and support you in the process of applying for scholarships and fellowships that fit your academic interests and goals. It is never too early to start thinking about fellowships that provide funding for academic and professional opportunities in the U.S. and abroad.

Some scholarships like the Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are specifically designed for eligible first year and second year students to study in the United Kingdom through academic and cultural summer programs. Jordan Thomas ’18 was awarded the Fulbright UK Summer Institute Scholarship the summer after his first year at Princeton.

“In the summer of 2015, I was selected to participate in one of the Fulbright US-UK Summer Institute fellowship opportunities, and had the privilege of studying Slavery and the Atlantic Heritage at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. At Princeton, I majored in the Woodrow Wilson School and earned certificates in Portuguese language and culture and African American studies. Outside of class, I was involved in Students for Education Reform, College Counseling Project, the Community House Executive Board, and Black Students Union.” - Jordan Thomas ‘18, Rhodes Scholar

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) is also open to eligible undergraduate students to study critical languages abroad during the summer. Jeremy Rotblat ’17 shared his experiences as a CLS Scholar:

“[The summer after my sophomore year], I participated in the United States Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. There, I lived with a Tajik homestay family and took eight weeks of intensive Persian language classes… As it would turn out, my experience in Tajikistan would prove to be one of my most humbling and gratifying experiences abroad.” - Jeremy Rotblat ‘17, Fulbright recipient. Read more about Jerey’s experience in Dushanbe here.

Princeton students agree that the benefits of applying for fellowships reach far beyond the award. The process of applying encourages active self-reflection, bringing insight into a student’s academic and professional experiences, personal strengths and future goals that are critical to lifelong professional, leadership, and personal development.

The fellowships experience: A student perspective from Princeton University on Vimeo.

There are many more scholarship and fellowship opportunities and student profiles that you can explore by visiting our website. We also hold information sessions and workshops throughout the year as well as individual advising appointments.

We are eager to meet you and get to know you!

Deirdre and Steve

Fellowship Advising Contact Info:

Dr. Deirdre Moloney, Director of Fellowship Advising, moloney@princeton.edu
Dr. Steve Gump, Associate Director of Fellowship Advising, gump@princeton.edu

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