Fulbright Scholars

Student Fellowships Office

Welcome to the Fellowships Office!

We support UR students with excellent academic records in applying for a wide range of prestigious, nationally competitive fellowships, scholarships, and awards. If you want to pursue one of the many merit-based awards for undergraduate or graduate study, here in the U.S. or abroad, the Fellowships Office is here to help you. Some programs include a service and/or leadership focus in addition to the academic criteria.

Recent college graduates and graduate students may also compete for selected awards.

The University of Rochester has recently been designated as one of the Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Student Scholars, 2013-14 (Please also see the article, "Fulbright Starts Efforts to Help Alumni Keep Global Ties," in the Chronicle of Higher Education).

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The Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire

FPQ deadline extended!  Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire (FPQ) now due April 7th for Early Fall National Fellowships Competitions

Graduating in 2014 or 2015? Thinking about applying for the 2015 Fulbright, Marshall, Mitchell, or Rhodes scholarships this fall? UR nomination is required to compete for these fellowships.
Get started on the campus nomination process by completing the Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire (FPQ).

Students wishing comprehensive advisement from the Fellowships Office for other fellowships such as the Churchill, Gates Cambridge Scholarship, and NSF Graduate Research Fellowship should also complete the FPQ.

Getting Started on Your Fellowships Quest

Step 1

Join us for an Information Session. Click here for a list of all information sessions, including Fulbright!

Step 2

After attending a fellowships information session and/or reviewing award program websites, send an up-to-date résumé to the Fellowships Office and plan to come meet with Director of Fellowships, Belinda Redden, to discuss your profile and opportunities for which you might be a good match.

If you do not have a résumé, please complete the Prospective Fellowships Applicant Form and send by e-mail to the Fellowships Office at fellowships@rochester.edu. See contact information for walk-in hours and appointment details. We look forward to hearing from you!

NB: It is not necessary to complete the Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire (FPQ) until you are fairly certain you want to pursue specific competitive opportunities that require formal UR endorsement or want to work intensively with the Director of Fellowships on other highly selective open-competition awards.


Check our lists of Winners & Finalists; you may already know someone who can tell you all about applying for a fellowship!