Gustavus Fellowships Office

The Fellowships Office helps students and recent alumni identify and apply for nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships. These prestigious awards have allowed Gustavus students and alumni to:

  • work or take courses abroad
  • assume a leadership role in public service
  • conduct research
  • intern in the creative arts
  • attend graduate school
  • study critical languages
  • secure a tuition scholarship

Regardless of whether you are just beginning at Gustavus or a recent alum, our goal is to help you consider your academic and co-curricular experiences, and if appropriate, help you earn a merit-based award. Completing a nationally competitive application can be an enlightening professional development activity in itself. Proposals require applicants to self-reflect, connect past, current and future activities, and articulate values and dreams. Despite the outcome, applicants emerge knowing oneself better and can be more competitive for other employment or graduate school opportunities.

The application process is time-consuming. Earning a fellowship requires planning, deep thought and follow-through. Assistance from the Gustavus Fellowships Office is imperative. First explore the information on this website, consider potential opportunities and come to an information session. If you remain interested, fill out the first meeting form and make an appointment with the Fellowships Advisor, Pamela Kittelson ( to talk about a fellowship that best fits you and your goals.