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Q: What are external fellowships?

A:  External scholarships and fellowships are prestigious and nationally competitive merit-based funding opportunities.

Q: What do these awards provide?

A: These awards fund research, intensive language study, or teaching assistantships abroad, as well as graduate school domestically or overseas.

Q: Why should I apply for one?

A: To learn about persuasive writing, telling your story, and interviewing, of course! Plus, you can't win if you don't play.



Kiran Eiden

Kiran Eiden '20 is one of just 26 students across the U.S. selected for the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, which will provides four years of funding for a PhD & an internship at a national lab!





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LYDIA SENATUS, Rangel Fellowship Recipient
LYDIA SENATUS ★Rangel Fellowship Recipient

While many students aspire to be a doctor or lawyer, Lydia Senatus has spent her undergraduate years planning for a career as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. Influenced by her upbringing as a first-generation American born to Haitian immigrants and study abroad experiences in China and Israel, Lydia has forged a path to success with the help of her faculty and staff mentors. Her efforts culminated in being selected as a 2018 Rangel Scholar which provides her with a fully funded Master’s degree in International Relations, an internship at an overseas embassy, and guaranteed placement in the U.S. Foreign Service.











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