Post-graduate fellowships and scholarships provide life-changing opportunities through their generous financial support for study and research. The College has recently bolstered support for students and alumni seeking high-profile national fellowships and scholarships through its Office of Fellowships and Scholarships.
With a Connecticut College education, you will be in a prime position to compete for scholarships and fellowships. Opportunities exist for both current students and alumni. The list of fellowships and the Fellowships FAQ page will tell you all you need to know to get started.
Dean Deborah Dreher will work with you throughout the application process. Dean Dreher will help you assess your candidacy, focus your study/research interest and may also point you in the direction of other possibilities. Dean Dreher will also help you with applications for awards that do not require the College’s nomination.
Deborah received her undergraduate degree in religious studies from Connecticut College in 1989. After completing a Fulbright fellowship in Germany, she received a master's degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School. Deborah is the founder of the College’s innovative career advising and funded internship programs. In addition to her work as a career adviser and program director, she has taught in the Connecticut College department of religious studies and served as academic adviser to first-year students. She currently serves as the College’s graduate school adviser and as dean for fellowships and scholarships. Deborah’s favorite part of her work is helping her advisees look beyond the obvious — and easy — life path, to find the courage to step out onto the uncertain path of their full potential.
"Those who wish to sing can always find a song." — Swedish Proverb