Fellowships Office

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Make An Appointment

To learn more about the options available, or to begin the application process, make an appointment throught S&T connect.  Select My Success Network, scroll down to Your Services, and click on Fellowships Office. You can also reach us by email, or by calling 573-341-4436. 

Submit A Referral

Please complete this form to let us know about a student who may be a strong candidate for one or more award. We contact potential applicants to provide information about fellowships, scholarships, and other awards.  

Fellowships & Scholarships

These prestigious awards provide substanial funding for study, research, teaching, community service, or leadership experiences in the United States or abroad.  The opportunities they offer are life-changing!

  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Fulbright Recipient



  • Exploring your post-graduation options?

  • Seeking ways to strengthen your résumé or grad school application?
  • Intrigued by the possibility of international travel?

  • Eager to join a network of accomplished and dynamic people?
  • Interested in opening doors to extraordinary academic, professional, and personal experiences?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, and if you’re committed to academic success, you may be a candidate for a nationally competitive, merit-based fellowship.

how can we help?

The Fellowships Office can help you develop the skills and insights you’ll need to become a strong candidate. We can also guide you in identifying fellowship programs that match your experience and interests. Once you’ve selected a program, we’ll provide expertise and resources to assist with all components of your application. Finally, if you’re applying for a fellowship that requires campus nomination, we’ll manage that process.

start now!

Although most fellowships are available only to advanced undergraduates or those who have recently earned a bachelor’s degree, the path to a competitive application begins much earlier. Strong candidates are high-achieving students who have a clear vision for their future and the ability to communicate that vision to others. If you’re a freshman or sophomore, there’s no better time to begin developing your goals, identifying programs that can help you meet them, and building the skills and resources that you’ll need when it’s time to apply. If you’re a junior or senior, we can help you accelerate that process. Take the first step by making an appointment now!

Faculty & Staff

get involved!

The Fellowships Office promotes excellence in student success by assisting undergraduates and master’s degree students who wish to apply for prestigious, merit-based awards. We guide students as they articulate their goals, identify appropriate programs, and work through the application process. Faculty and staff provide crucial support for this effort; click on the links below to learn more about how you can help:

  • Talk to students about the opportunities and benefits offered by competitive fellowships.
  • Identify and refer students who could be competitive candidates.
  • Share your own experiences in applying for fellowships or conducting research abroad.
  • Help students identify sponsoring institutions in the countries where they hope to study.
  • Write letters of recommendation.
  • Serve on campus nomination committees.

If you received a fellowship as an undergraduate or master’s degree student, or if you have other fellowship-related experience, please fill out the referral form to provide details. We’ll add you to our list of faculty/staff contacts.

Fulbright Recipient

Owen Smith is the recipient of a 2018 Russia Fulbright Award. Thanks to a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award and a Fulbright Critical Language Enhancement award, Owen Smith is headed to Russia where he'll spend ten months polishing his Russian and teaching English in Tyumen, a bustling city just north of the Kazakh border.

Full Story


Fellowships are nationally competitive, merit-based awards that fund study, research, or teaching experiences in the United States and around the world.  They include the Fulbright U.S. Student program, the Goldwater Scholarship, Boren awards, and many more. These prestigious programs offer life-changing personal and professional opportunities. 

Each fellowship program has its own eligibility requirements. In general, however, successful applicants are high-achieving students with the initiative and discipline to complete a demanding application process. Although many awards are available only to students approaching graduation, early preparation can significantly increase the chance of success.

We can help you identify fellowship programs that match your strengths and interests. If you're not sure yet what you want from a fellowship, we can help you articulate your goals. Once you're ready to apply, we offer guidance throughout the application process. Finally, if you apply to a program that requires school nominations of applicants, we'll manage the nomination process.

You'll find a list of major fellowship programs here. This list offers a brief description of each program as well as basic information about eligibility, application procedures, and deadlines. It also includes links to program websites, where you'll find more detailed information.

To schedule an appointment with the fellowship coordinator, contact us by email, or stop by 113 Campus Support Facility (The Writing Center).