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CUSE offers fellowship advising services to undergraduate alumni of the University of Notre Dame. Alumni are just as competitive for national fellowships as current undergraduates. Often the additional years of post-graduate experience that alumni bring to their applications make their applications more competitive than they would have been previously.
Fellowships can provide excellent study, research, and personal and professional development opportunities. Furthermore, the process of applying for a fellowship with the help of a CUSE advisor can help to improve writing and interviewing skills while also offering the chance to reflect and discern on your personal and professional trajectory. Applicants regularly report that they find the process beneficial, whether or not their applications are ultimately successful.
Undergraduate alumni are eligible to work with CUSE to apply for any of the following fellowships:
- Fulbright U.S. Student Program: funds one year of research, study, and/or English teaching abroad.
- Rhodes Scholarship: funds one to three years of graduate study at the University of Oxford.
- Marshall Scholarship: funds one to three years of graduate study in the United Kingdom.
- Mitchell Scholarship: funds one year of graduate study in Ireland.
- Gates Cambridge Scholarship: funds one graduate degree at the University of Cambridge.
- Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program: funds one graduate degree (or one joint degree) at Stanford University
- Luce Scholarship: funds one year of cultural and linguistic immersion through a professional placement in Asia.
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship: funds up to three years of graduate school in a STEM field at a U.S. institution for individuals who do not already have a graduate degree.
- Schwarzman Scholars Program: funds one year of study and leadership training at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
- Yenching Academy: funds one year of China Studies in the arts, humanities, social sciences, or law at Peking University in Beijing.
Please visit the links above for more information about the application processes, and do not hesitate to contact the national fellowships team at CUSE if you have any questions.