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Fellowships & Postgraduate Scholarships Program

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The Fellowships & Postgraduate Scholarships Program advises Smith students and recent alums who wish to apply for national and international fellowships and scholarships. Our approach—informing, advising, encouraging and working with candidates and their mentors—facilitates your planning of the important next stages in your education, career and life. We seek to enable students and alums to imagine and create pathways that fulfill their passions; fit their educational, career and life goals; and further Smith’s mission of developing engaged global citizens and leaders to address society’s challenges.

Are you a potential applicant? Aspire to pursue the fellowships and scholarships that fit you. Collaborate around the opportunities that suit you and then apply!


Deadline Extended: Endorsed Fellowships Application for Support

The deadline for submitting an application for support for endorsed fellowships is now extended to Thursday, June 1. This includes the following awards: Churchill, Fulbright, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, McCall-MacBain, Mitchell, Rhodes, and Knight-Hennessy Scholarships. Application for support form is available online.

Nine Smithies Earn 2022-23 Fulbrights

English Teaching Assistantships

  • Leyla Akin ’23 (Turkey)
  • Shastia Azulay ’23 (South Korea)
  • Jasselle Garcia ‘23 (Spain)
  • Tiv Hay-Rubin ’21 (Nepal)
  • Rachel Hong ’23 (Jordan)
  • Emilia Tamayo ‘23 (Brazil)
  • Bea Weinand ’23 (Jordan)
  • Sydney Williams ‘23 (South Korea)

Research Grants

  • Mika Holtz ‘23J (Japan)

Takwonda Priscilla Semphere ‘18 Awarded Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Semphere will pursue an MS in learning design and technology at Stanford Graduate School of Education. "Afterwards, I hope to lean into my interest in story-driven innovations and pivot my career towards work at the intersection of education, technology and design," she said. Semphere earned a bachelor’s degree in the study of women and gender and African studies at Smith College, where she was president of the Smith African and Caribbean Students’ Association for two years. More about Semphere.

The Fellowships Process

Step 1: Consider Fellowships

You’re ready to explore the options and understand requirements.

  • Express interest.
  • Get feedback on preparedness.
  • Build credentials & experience.
  • Make connections with faculty, mentors & advisers.


Step 2: Select Fellowships

You have decided to go for it! It’s time to focus.

  • Refine choices.
  • Identify relevant programs and explore locations.
  • Reflect on credentials & experience.
  • Consult advisers & start planning.

Step 3: Apply

You’re an active fellowships candidate. What next?

  • Understand requirements & selection criteria in detail.
  • Gather information & draft key parts of application.
  • Talk with advisers & request letters of recommendation.
  • Refine, review & submit!


Fellowships Program

Smith College
Drew Hall
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-2582