Think Big: Learn With Our Office

In the Office of Student Fellowships and Research, we get that navigating the world of national fellowships can be overwhelming, which is why we are here to help you every step of the way. We’ll help you understand the options, decide which fellowship (if any) is a good fit for you given your unique goals, and guide you step-by-step through the application process. Whether you are a first-year or a senior, now is the perfect time to get started. 

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Wondering how to begin? Let’s break the process down step by step.

Step #1: Attend one of our general information sessions. These info sessions will give you a quick overview of your options.

Date

Time

Fellowship

Focus

Location

Monday,

2/19

4:15 –

5:15 p.m.

Grad School Fellowships 

 For Juniors and Seniors

Nixon Lounge 

Wednesday, 

2/21

10:00 –

11:00 a.m.

Grad School Fellowships

 For Juniors and Seniors

bowdoin.zoom.us/my/cstocks

Friday,

3/29

11:00 –

12:00 p.m.

Overview of National Fellowships

For Juniors and Seniors

Nixon Lounge

Monday,

4/1

10:00 –

11:00 a.m.

Overview of National Fellowships 

Students Studying Away 

bowdoin.zoom.us/my/cstocks 

Monday,

4/1

4:15 –

5:15 p.m.

Overview of National Fellowships

For First Years and Sophomores

Nixon Lounge

 

Step #2: Attend a fellowship-specific info session. Once you have an inkling of which fellowship(s) you want to learn more about, join us for one of these info sessions targeting a specific fellowship.

Date

Time

Fellowship

Focus

Location

Wednesday,

4/3

4:15 – 

5:15 p.m.

Fulbright

Overview

Nixon Lounge

Thursday,

4/4

4:15 – 

5:15 p.m.

 Truman

Info Session for First Years and Sophomores 

McKeen Center

Friday,

4/5

10:00 –

11:00 a.m.

Fulbright

Overview

Nixon Lounge

Friday,

4/5

11:15 –

12:15 p.m.

Watson 

 Overview and conversation with current Watson Fellows

https://bowdoin.zoom.us/my/ccolwill 

Tuesday,

4/9

1:00 – 

2:00 p.m.

Fulbright

Overview

bowdoin.zoom.us/my/cstocks

Tuesday,

4/9

4:15 – 

5:15 p.m.

Watson

Overview and conversation with current Watson Fellows

Nixon Lounge 

TBD

TBD

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) track

Conversations with current ETA recipients

bowdoin.zoom.us/my/j.littlefield

TBD

TBD

Fulbright Study/Research (S/R) track

Conversations with current S/R recipients

bowdoin.zoom.us/my/cstocks

 

Interested in the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship? Check out their website to see the various info sessions they have available!

Can’t make an info session? Check out these short informational videos that we created. While these videos are not as in depth as the info sessions listed above, our hope is that they can help you to decide if you want to take the next step and learn even more.

Step #3: Dig in deeper. If you are at this stage, you are seriously considering applying for a national fellowship. Congrats! To get a firsthand idea of the application process and experience for the national fellowship(s) you are thinking of applying to, watch one these videos. These videos are longer, and most have both a representative from the organization that administers the fellowship and several current or past recipients, including Bowdoin alums.

Step #4: Connect with the staff in the Office of Student Fellowships and Research. We’re here to help you, so bring your questions, concerns, hopes, and dreams, and we’ll help you sort things out!