Obtaining a prestigious fellowship can be a life-changing experience for students. It opens up educational and professional opportunities that are unavailable through other means, and grants a distinction that can transform a student’s education and career. Therefore, we strongly encourage students to consider pursuing fellowships during their graduate studies at Marquette.
The most prestigious fellowships are generally the most desirable, and consequently also the most competitive. Nonetheless, numerous Marquette students have competed successfully for even the most prestigious fellowships. For example, Marquette graduate students recently obtained highly competitive fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the American Heart Association, the Veterans Administration, and the Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship program.
Being successful with a fellowship application requires careful planning and preparation. When students begin exploring fellowship opportunities, they will quickly notice that most fellowships require specific types of background and qualifications. Therefore, students need to determine which fellowships match their interests and qualifications.
To get started, we recommend that students visit the following pages.