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    Northwestern University is among the Fulbright Program Top Producing Institutions for 2015-16! Congratulations to our student winners! Visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/ to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
  • 3 Generations of NU Mitchell Scholars_Dillons
    Three generations of Northwestern Mitchell Scholars meet in Dublin - Claire Dillon (2017), Nick Johnson (2005), Kelly Kirkpatrick (2013).
  • Edward Pang in Cambridge UK
    Introducing NU's Churchill Scholar for 2015, Edward Pang! A senior in Materials Science & Engineering.
  • Nadia and Tracy
    Nadia Hlebowitsh (WCAS 2015) and Tracy Navichoque (WCAS 2015) both won Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships to Uruguay in 2014-2015.
  • Neha Reddy and Matthew Zhou, 2014 Projects for Peace Winners
    Matthew Zhou (WCAS 2015) and Neha Reddy (WCAS 2016) are Northwestern's 2014 Kathryn Davis Projects for Peace winners. They went to Ethiopia to conduct their joint project 'Empowering Rural Women: An Investment in the Future'.
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    Mark Specht (WCAS 2014) won a Fulbright award to New Zealand in 2014. Mark studied ISP/Science in Human Culture at Northwestern University.
  • Julia and Nate image
    Julia Anaya (COMM 2014) and Nathaniel Rattner (MEDILL 2014) are two of NU's six Venture for America Fellowship winners in 2014.
  • Picture of Rachel Scholes
    Rachel Scholes (MEAS 2015) won a Fulbright Award in 2014 to New Zealand. Rachel studies chemistry and bio-medical engineering at McCormick. Rachel also won a NSF award.
  • Nora Richter Image
    Nora Richter (WCAS 2014) won a Fulbright Award in 2014 to go to Switzerland. Nora studied ISP/Earth and Biological Sciences at NU.
  • Brazil ETA Girls
    Tracy Navichoque (WCAS 15), Nadia Hlebowitsh (WCAS 15), and Sofia Falzoni (WCAS 15) are finishing up their Fulbright ETA's in Montevideo, Uruguay. This photo was taken during the "Fulbright ETA regional encounter" in São Paulo July 2015.
  • Jamie Barstein and Christina Fuentes Image
    Christina Fuentes (TGS, Biomedical Engineering: MS) and Jamie Barstein (TGS, Clinical Psychology: PhD) both won NSF Scholarships in 2014.
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    Ashley Gilliam (TGS) won the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship in 2014. Ashley is currently working towards her Earth & Planetary Sciences PhD.

Pickering Fellowship


The Pickering Fellowship is one of the State Department's premier recruiting programs aimed at increasing diversity among US Foreign Service officers.

The fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the US Department of State.

Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Third-year students and recent alums seeking admission to graduate school who are US citizens are eligible to apply.

National deadline: Friday, January 13, 2017

Contact Amy Kehoe today at amy.kehoe@northwestern.edu to learn more about the application process.

Goldwater Info Sessions


ATTENTION: STEM students!  The Office of Fellowships is hosting info sessions for the Goldwater Scholarship!

The Goldwater Scholarship seeks to recognize high achieving sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated interest in research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. The award covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board. Scholars are awarded up to $7500 per academic year.

Dates, times, and locations:

Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Hall
2190 Campus Drive, Room 4026

Office of Fellowships
1940 Sheridan Road, Conference Room

Pre-application deadline: Monday, December 12, 2016

Campus deadline: Monday, January 2, 2017

Contact LaTanya Williams at latanya.williams@northwestern.edu to learn more about the application process.

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

In partnership with the Buffett Institute, the One Acre Fund, a growing social enterprise serving farmers throughout East Africa, offers a post-graduate international development fellowship, based in Rwanda.

This two-year, paid junior program associate position includes potential roles in recruitment, finance, and operations.

Graduating seniors are eligible to apply.

Deadline: December 15, 2016

Contact Amy Kehoe today at amy.kehoe@northwestern.edu to learn more about the application process.

Carnegie Junior Fellows

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The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers 10-12 one-year James C. Gaither Junior Fellowships to highly qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past year.

Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the endowment’s senior associates.

Strong candidates will have significant research experience, rigorous coursework, and a GPA of 3.65 or above. Northwestern may nominate two candidates.

Campus deadline: Monday, December 5, 2016

Contact Amy Kehoe today at amy.kehoe@northwestern.edu to learn more about the application process.