What are fellowships?

What are fellowships?

Fellowships are honor awards from foundations seeking to sponsor tomorrow's leaders. Sometimes called scholarships, they grant funds for study, research, interning, self-designed projects, or participation in programs. They are however more about leadership than funding although leadership is defined in its broadest sense: leaders and initiators, explorers (including researchers) and activists, in all spheres of life and noble endeavors.

Unlike merit awards and scholarship aid, fellowships are competitions. Detailed applications and compelling essays are submitted. For projects, academic proposals are required, as are overseas sponsors, who are also required for research and some programs. It is our job to guide you through all of this.

Be sure first to establish, using the links on this website, whether you are suited for one or more of these prestigious and generous fellowships. Then, before continuing, meet with ONIF, to find out if the fellowship for which you would like to apply requires a university endorsement. For some fellowships, you do need institutional sponsorship and, unless LMU supports your candidacy, you cannot apply.

Don't miss a chance to enhance the future while enriching your present!

Fellowships offer fabulous benefits to the best and brightest, most talented and motivated, for international or U.S. study, research, internships or teaching English. Not only do they pay for you to learn, but they also open doors to fascinating career opportunities and exciting experiences.

Prepare for a life-altering experience that will enable you to effect change in society and propel yourself to your greatest potential and fulfillment.

LMU runs a campus program to support students who applying for fellowships in different ways. The kinds of support we can offer you may include one-on-one or small group sessions with a Fellowships Coordinator, personal contact with faculty mentors in related disciplines, and a campus selection process whereby from the pool of candidates, LMU endorses, nominates, or evaluates applicants to sponsor for the fellowship foundation competitions.

Download the Fellowships Chart to learn more about the opportunities available to you.