Gustavus Fellowships Office

The Gustavus Fellowships Office works with students and alumnae/i to identify and to apply for appropriate nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships. Each year, Gustavus students apply for and receive these prestigious awards, enabling them to engage in a variety of activities including: spending time overseas, conducting independent research, delving into their fields over the summer, earning money toward their undergraduate tuition, and attending graduate school.

Regardless of whether you are just beginning your academic career at Gustavus or are a recent alum, our goal is to further your academic endeavors by connecting worthy students to merit-based opportunities, to encourage self-development, and to make the application process a worthwhile learning experience.

Earning one of these fellowships requires planning and preparation. That's where you need the advice and assistance of the Gustavus Fellowships Office.  Whether you are interested in fellowships available for undergraduate study (that is, awards you can use while still at Gustavus) or in fellowships available for graduate study (that is, awards you can use after Gustavus) the place to start is with the with the information on this website.

Is it worth the time and effort? The application process can be complex, time-consuming and arduous.  That said, simply completing the process of applying for a fellowship can be an enlightening and rewarding experience.  Nationally-competitive fellowships require applicants to do the kind of writing which demands reflection, self-examination, boundary-pushing, and consideration of the values, dreams and hopes which the candidate holds most dear. Despite the outcome, the applicant who gives his best effort is likely to know himself better and to be more prepared to approach employment or graduate school applications.

Contact Fellowships Coordinator Amanda Nienow ( to talk about which opportunities might be right for you.

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