IntroductionGustavus Fellowships Office

The Fellowships Office helps all Gustavus students and recent alumni find and apply for national fellowships and scholarships. These opportunities empower awardees to:

  • work or take courses abroad
  • fund research
  • attend graduate school
  • assume a leadership role in public service 
  • study critical languages
  • secure a tuition scholarship

As the fellowships advisor, I support you through all the steps of finding and applying to awards. I help you understand what national fellowships and scholarships are, and how to find one that fits you. I help you during the application process itself - to self-reflect, connect your past and current academic and co-curricular experiences, and articulate your values and dreams. 

The application process is a professional development process with high impact. Chris Ortiz ‘ 22 (PPIA awardee, Truman and Fulbright applicant) said that he developed a better understanding of his career path because the application asked him questions about his goals and major- questions that he had avoided answering until that point. James Miller ’21 (Udall awardee and Truman applicant) said, “Submitting a fellowship application helped me clarify who I am, the values I hold, and the issues I care about. I learned how to draw connections across the application and thread the pieces into one narrative. Even after graduation, I continue to see the skills I developed show up when I get tasked with writing or am asked to speak about issues.”

To explore fellowships that fit your goals, I encourage you to explore the videos and links on this website. To talk more about opportunities or how to apply, please make an appointment with me via my google calendar or email If possible, fill out the first meeting form, which triggers a meeting invitation. I look forward to meeting you.