Fellowships Resources

Learn about Fellowships

If you are interested in applying for a distinguished fellowship administered by GECD, make an appointment with Kim Benard, Assistant Director of Distinguished Fellowships, or stop by GECD on the 3rd floor of E39.

In addition to the awards GECD manages, check out other opportunities for scholarships.

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Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE)

Room 3-138
MIT Graduate students can apply for a number of awards, both merit-based and need-based.

Office of Minority Education

Room 4-107
The Office of Minority Education (OME) has funded programs and scholarships for underrepresented minority students.

Center for International Studies (CIS)

Room E40-400
CIS has asearchable database of fellowships for students interested in international studies. Find funding for tuition and field research, information on deadlines, and links to grant websites.

Student Financial Services

Room 11-120
Student Financial Services provides information on need-based and non-need-based  from MIT as well as from the federal government, individual states, and private sources.

Go Global

The Go Global website has information about the various global opportunities at MIT.

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College and University Sites

Other colleges often have useful information. Here are a few resources:

Searchable Databases:
Scholarship/Fellowship Clearinghouses

Writing Application Essays and Practicing for Interviews

Help at MIT

In addition to working with Kim Benard, you can use these other MIT resources to prepare your fellowship application.

MIT Career Development

Room E39-305
The GECD website provides useful advice on resumes and interviewing, as well as workshops and mock interviews.

MIT Writing and Communication Center

Room E39-115
The Writing and Communication Center offers free help critiquing your writing, including essays for scholarship applications. 

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