Connecticut College is consistently recognized as a top producer of Fulbright scholars, with 33 awarded in the past 5 years. See how others have succeeded! Meet our Fulbright, Goldwater and other fellowship award winners.

Accept the challenge! 

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.

To schedule an appointment, email Dean Dreher at 

View the Fellowships and Scholarships list.

Fellowship Deadlines

Scholarship  National Deadline  Internal Deadline 
 Marshall  Early October  Mid-September 
 Mitchell  Early October  Mid-September
 Rhodes  Early October  Mid-September
 Fulbright  Early October  Mid-September
 Soros  Early November  Mid-October
 Carnegie  Mid-January  Early January
 Goldwater  Mid-January Sophomore
 or Junior Year
 Early January
 Truman  Early February Junior Year  Late November
 Beinecke  Mid-February Junior Year  End of January
 Udall  End of February  Mid-February

Fellowship and Graduate School Adviser

Deb Dreher
Deborah V. Dreher

Associate Dean for Fellowships and Scholarships

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

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International Education Financial Aid

For information on undergraduate grants and scholarships for prospective and current students, please visit the College’s Office of Financial Aid Services "Outside Scholarships" section.

International Scholarship Search

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) NextOpp Search Engine

Undocumented Students - 1,000 Degrees

Act on a Dream at Harvard Scholarship Search Engine

Undocumented/Immigrant Scholarship List


UNCF Scholarships and Grants

University of Maryland 2013-2015 National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students

Open Society Institute (OSI) Individual Fellowships and Scholarships