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university fellowships committee

The mission of the Boston College University Fellowships Committee is to encourage and assist Boston College undergraduates in competing for the most notable of undergraduate and graduate fellowships and scholarships—the Rhodes, Fulbright, Marshall, Churchill, Truman, and many others. These prestigious fellowships are not only rewarding in themselves, they can open up opportunities and grant a distinction that could transform your life.

Naturally, the most prestigious fellowships are the most desirable—and the most competitive. But they are well within the reach of BC students who have strong academic records. In recent years, BC students have competed successfully for a whole array of these fellowships, including the Marshall, Mellon, NSF, and Fulbright Scholarships. Indeed, occasionally during the past several years, BC students have won more Fulbright Scholarships—to spend a year pursuing their own projects in such places as Japan, France, Germany, Belgium, Poland, and Bulgaria—than students at Harvard, Duke, Stanford, or Brown. Other BC undergraduates have won Goldwater, Truman, and NSEP Scholarships to help fund study aboard and completion of their educations at Boston College.

Earning one of these fellowships requires planning and preparation. That's where you need the advice and assistance of the University Fellowships Committee. Even if you are now a freshman, it is not too early to seek guidance. And if you are a sophomore, junior, or senior, there are fellowships you can apply for this year.

Whether you are interested in fellowships available for undergraduate study (awards you can use while at BC) or in fellowships available for graduate study (awards you can use after BC) the place to start is with the University Fellowships Committee's general information.

Dr. Jason Cavallari
Associate Director