If you are interested in applying for a distinguished fellowship, you should make an appointment to speak with someone in Global Education, room 12-189.
In addition, other MIT offices maintain and disseminate information regarding scholarships and fellowships, and many other universities have useful websites as well. Check the GECD and other sites below for information and follow up with specific offices for details.
Finding Scholarships and Fellowships
Help at MIT
MIT makes financial support available to graduate students from many sources and in several forms. Some awards are solely on the basis of merit; others are granted on the basis of financial need, a combination of merit and need, or on other factors. Information on grants and fellowships is available online on the ODGE website.
- Study Abroad Grants
- ODGE Fellowships
- External Fellowships
- Resources for undergraduates applying to graduate school
Information on various financial aid resources is also available from the ODGE and individual academic departments.
The Office of Minority Education (OME) encourages underrepresented minority (African American, Mexican American, Native American, and Puerto Rican/Hispanic) students to pursue graduate degrees and professional careers. OME also serves as a scholarship and fellowship resource. For more information, please check with OME.
CIS offers information on funding opportunities for students pursuing international studies, including a searchable database of fellowships. Created by CIS and the Departments of Political Science and of Urban Studies and Planning, the database is updated daily. You can find out about funding for tuition and field research. Information on deadlines and award amounts is included, as well as hyperlinks to grantmakers' websites.
Student Financial Services provides information on need-based and non-need-based grants and scholarships from MIT as well as from the federal government, states, and private sources.
The GECD provides general links and resources that can be useful in your scholarship or fellowship process.
The Go Global website is a resource for students who are looking for more detailed information about the various global opportunities that MIT has to offer.
Help Outside MIT
College and University Sites
You may find it useful to browse other college and university scholarship and/or fellowship sites. Much of the material is relevant to all students.
- 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 and Editing
Help at MIT
The following MIT offices offer online and in person information and assistance that can be useful in your scholarship or fellowship application process.
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, and answering questions on topics ranging from grammar to matters of style.