Undergraduate Opportunities

National Undergraduate Fellowships

Beinecke Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to to juniors prior to entering graduate school and while attending graduate school.  2016 Awardee:  Chelsea Thomeer ’17 

Critical Language Scholarship Program
Fully-funded summer language institutes for U.S. university students, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.  2016 Awardees:  Betty Chen ’19 and Norma Rodriguez ’18.

DAAD RISE Summer Internships
Summer internships in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering.

Davis Projects for Peace
Grant for projects that promote peace and address causes of conflicts. 2016 Awardee:  Abigail Belcrest ’16

Fulbright Summer Institutes
Study and cultural exploration in the U.K.

Gilman International Scholarship
Study abroad during the summer or academic year.  2014 Awardee:  Miaoru Guan ’17

Goldwater Scholarship
Supports for students pursuing careers in mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering. 2016 Awardees: David Burt ’17, Sarah Fleming ’17, Will Kirby ’17.

Truman Scholarship
Awarded to juniors in support of postgraduate study in any field who are committed to a career of public service.

NSEP Boren Scholarship
Support for summer, semester, or year of undergraduate study abroad.

Pickering Foreign Affairs Undergraduate Fellowship
For juniors planning to enroll in master’s programs related to foreign service.  2014 Awardee: Mpaza Kapembwa ’15

Udall Scholarship
For sophomores and juniors committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. Financial support for your Williams education.

UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards
Supports African American undergraduates furthering their science education and potentially pursue science and engineering careers. Provides support for summer internships and your senior year at Williams.

Williams Summer Undergraduate Fellowships

Williams offers many opportunities for students to continue their intellectual pursuits during the summer months. Sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply for summer research and travel fellowships. First-years, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply for grants that support intensive language study abroad. Interested applicants should attend information sessions offered each fall and during Winter Study. Applications are due early each spring semester for summer funding.

The Collin and Lili Roche 1993 Student Research Program

The Roche Student Research Program offer selected students the opportunity to demonstrate initiative in pursuing an area of research driven by their own intellectually curiosity.   It supports research or creative endeavors that complement a student’s academic course of study.  It is expected that the project will contribute to significant academic achievement.  Preference will be given to rising seniors for whom a proposed summer research project will catalyze a full-year honors thesis. First-years, sophomores, and juniors are eligible. 


The Lawrence Fellowship

The Mary and Nathaniel M. Lawrence Memorial Fellowship makes relatively modest grants to support travel abroad that lead to personal growth and development, similar to the spirit of a Watson Fellowship. A student’s project need not have an academic or primarily educational component.  Sophomores and juniors are eligible.

The Robert G. Wilmers, Jr. 1990 Memorial Student Travel Abroad Fellowship

Supports substantial academic research projects that require foreign travel. Successful projects will present an ambitious intellectual proposal with clear objectives and a defined research methodology.  Sophomores and juniors are eligible.

Wilmers Language Grant

Made possible by Robert Wilmers and Gertrude Wilmers, in memory of their son, Robert G. Wilmers Jr. 1990, the fellowship sponsors students planning to enroll in a full-time formal language study program for a minimum of four (weeks in a country where the target language is commonly spoken). First-years, sophomores and juniors are eligible. 2016 Wilmers Language Awards

The Class of 1945 Student World Fellowship

Funded by those classes whose academic careers at Williams were interrupted by World War II, these fellowships support projects of travel and study abroad that aim to increase international understanding, peaceful resolutions to cultural conflicts, and social action that forges links among countries. Sophomores and juniors are eligible.

The Russell H. Bostert Memorial Fellowship

Supports academic research in the United States or abroad. Preference will be given to Division II majors, with preference to history majors and secondarily area studies and political science majors specializing in international relations.  Sophomores and juniors are eligible.

The Lawrence Levien Fellowship in Journalism

Enables a student to pursue scholarship and personal interests in journalism during the summer. The selection process emphasizes creativity in project proposals which may cover a range of media, subject matters, and locations. Sophomores and juniors are eligible.

William C. Millard 1929 Fund

Relatively modest grants to support travel, study or a creative pursuit in the United States or abroad. A student’s project need not have an academic or primarily educational component. Sophomores and juniors are eligible.

International Public Service Project

The project must take place outside of the United States. Fellows may seek an affiliation with an organization or the project may be entirely independent. Sophomores and juniors are eligible.

2016 Accpted Travel for distribution

Dunbar Student Life Essay Prizes

Cash prizes for writing on a topic relevant to student life.  All current students are eligible.   2016 Awardees and their winning submissions:

Megumi Asada ’17, Sumaya Awad ’16, Malcolm Moutenot ’17, Kimthan Nguyen ’17, Arielle Rawlings ’18, Evelyn Rojas ’16, Claire Swingle ’16Chelsea Thomeer ’17, Cinnamon Williams ’16.



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