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Director's Message

Welcome to the Office of Fellowships!

I like to say that we sit at the crossroads of Northwestern’s campus. We are accessible to everyone in Evanston on foot, from Chicago by shuttle, and reachable around the globe by Skype. Students from all twelve of Northwestern’s schools pass through our doors and participate in our programs. We draw upon our expertise to help you identify and secure opportunities, whether you are a first-year undergraduate thinking about a new language or an advanced doctoral student seeking funds to cover a final year.

Achieve your ambitions

The Office of Fellowships matches aspirations with foundations and offers resources for Northwestern students and alums to conceptualize and achieve their ambitions. We can guide you as you look for appropriate programs, solicit letters of recommendation, write essays, file applications, prepare for interviews, and plan your next steps. Each of us believes that the application process will focus your thought and refine your plans as you determine and progress in your personal “Northwestern Direction.”  We paint the world purple one Wildcat at a time, and we can’t wait to meet you!

Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe, Director