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.
Help at MIT
MIT Graduate students can apply for a number of awards, both merit-based and need-based.
- Study Abroad Grants
- ODGE Fellowships
- External Fellowships
- Resources for undergraduates applying to graduate school
The Office of Minority Education (OME) has funded programs and scholarships for underrepresented minority students.
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 provides information on need-based and non-need-based from MIT as well as from the federal government, individual states, and private sources.
The Go Global website has information about the various global opportunities at MIT.
Help Outside MIT
College and University Sites
Other colleges often have useful information. Here are a few resources:
Boston College: Advice for each undergraduate year
Boston University: Applications and sample winning essays
California Institute of Technology: Fellowship guide grouped by category
Fastweb: “The Internet's largest free scholarship search service”
Scholarships: Information listed by the National Association of Fellowship Advisors
Student Scholarship Search: Information provided by the Student Loan Network
Scholarship Search: Information provided by the College Board
Sallie Mae: Free scholarship search
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.
The GECD website provides useful advice on resumes and interviewing, as well as workshops and mock interviews.
The Writing and Communication Center offers free help critiquing your writing, including essays for scholarship applications.