Student Fellowships & Awards

The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Reed Sponsored & Summer Grants

Reed College offers a variety of funding opportunities to support students during their time at Reed, during summer and winter breaks, as well as during the academic year, to pursue activities that complement or build upon their academic work. Programs support a range of activities including independent research, joint research with faculty, travel, creative projects, internships, conference funding and more. Each description includes the point of contact for the department or person responsible for the administration of that program as well as relevant details and application information.

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Nationally Competitive Opportunities

Nationally Competitive Fellowships and Awards are funding opportunities that you can apply for to help cover the costs of things you want to do outside of Reed. Do you want to spend a year traveling the world? Study overseas? Teach English abroad? Study a foreign language? Conduct research in another country? Do a creative project in another country? Get a scholarship to pay for grad school? These are all possibilities through national fellowships and awards programs.

Some of the nationally competitive fellowships require the applicant to have the support and endorsement of their undergraduate institution in order to apply. Each program description will indicate whether the program is open for direct application or whether the application process is managed by the Fellowships and Awards committee. The Reed College Faculty Committee on Fellowships and Awards coordinates student applications for those awards that require college nomination, endorsement, or review. In most instances, the committee requires that the student first complete an internal, less formal application. Students who are interested in learning more about these fellowships should explore this website, watch for announcements, talk to the committee liaison for the award that interests them, and see Michelle Johnson, Fellowships Adviser, in Prexy, phone 503/788-6634.

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Resources for Faculty

Faculty mentors can have a significant impact on students’ fellowship application experiences. Faculty advisers and mentors who know students well are the ones best poised to offer advice based upon students' demonstrated interests and abilities as well as support through writing letters of recommendation. In this section, faculty will find information and resources to assist them in working with students on fellowships applications.

The Fellowships and Awards Committee members are happy to provide feedback on draft letters of recommendation. Please contact Fellowships Adviser Michelle Johnson, phone 503/788-6634 or Fellowships and Awards Committee Chair, Matt Pearson for more information.

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Resources for Students

Resources in this section will help you navigate the process of applying for awards. Click the links below to research funding opportunities, request letters of recommendation, and work on writing personal statements and other application essays.

You can also research additional fellowships opportunities captured in Reed's career services internship database, the NIC Internship Link. After logging into IRIS, follow initial NIC login instructions and search this database by keyword "fellow" or "Post-Bac."

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