Student Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities

Explore the many national and international undergraduate and post-baccalaureate fellowships and scholarships for students and recent alumni who desire to enhance and further their education.

Knowledgeable advisers at Pitzer College assist candidates through the selection and application process for scholarships, grants and fellowships. Students are encouraged to investigate options early in their academic careers and may learn a foreign language, live abroad and complete an independent study project for credit as an undergraduate. Candidates select from a range of national and international undergraduate and graduate opportunities.

Through their interactions with the Office of Fellowships and Fellowships, students will learn the following:

(1) To develop original ideas for fellowship opportunities that connect with one or more of the educational objectives of Pitzer College, including intercultural understanding, interdisciplinary perspective, social responsibility, understanding in depth, and written expression.

(2) To begin early in their undergraduate career to lay the groundwork for establishing the criteria that make a competitive applicant:

  • outstanding academic record (GPA 3.5 or higher)
  • substantial intellectual or creative projects
  • evidence of leadership and public service
  • building faculty relationships

(3) To select appropriate scholarships/fellowships by identifying what part a particular award will play in the attainment of future educational and career goals.

(4) To write a coherent, compelling, and succinct fellowship proposal, personal statement, and abstract.

(5) To collaborate with others throughout the application process, giving constructive feedback to peers on draft proposals and effectively incorporating feedback from advisers and peers on subsequent draft proposals.

(6) To prioritize tasks and effectively manage the deadlines and logistics involved in applying for fellowships.

(7) To present themselves eloquently and professionally in an interview setting through mock interviews and contact with previous awardees.

For Undergraduate and Post Baccalaureate Fellowships, contact:

Sandy Hamilton
Associate Director, Office of Fellowships and Scholarships
Sandy_Hamilton@pitzer.edu
Fletcher 204, x79108