Southwestern University students can compete for numerous fellowships to support undergraduate and graduate study, research and internships/ apprenticeships both in the United States and abroad. A fellowship rewards personal and academic achievements, recognizes future potential and opens doors to opportunities that would otherwise seem beyond reach to many students. Most fellowships are highly competitive and prestigious and offer substantial financial rewards. Southwestern University students can and do compete successfully to earn these awards.
Because of the competitive nature of many fellowships, students should begin researching opportunities as early as their first year at Southwestern University. Many application processes take as long as a full calendar year and may require on-campus and off-campus interviews. This web site can help you begin investigating potential fellowship opportunities.
Kimberly Larson ‘04
Kimberly Larson ‘04 had no plans to attend graduate school and no concept of what scientific research really meant when she entered Southwestern University. After graduating as Southwestern’s 2003-2004 Chemistry Student of the Year, she entered the University of California-Berkeley’s Ph.D. program in organic chemistry without cost, thanks to a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Read more