Advising for External Fellowships & Prestigious Awards

The Dean of Academic Advising coordinates Dickinson’s efforts to recruit and nurture potential applicants for fellowships and prestigious awards. Near the end of the fall semester, the Dean of Academic Advising will ask First Year Seminar instructors/advisors to identify 2-4 outstanding students in each seminar, whether because they are articulate or because they can think beyond the obvious (“outside of the box”). The Advising Office will invite these students to information sessions in the spring term and continue to offer support over the full four years.

Strong candidates will distinguish themselves by pursuing ambitious opportunities over the course of their college careers-both inside and outside the classroom. Academic excellence, strong leadership, and a commitment to service are important qualities for many prestigious awards. Students by thus consider participating in “alternative” spring breaks and other volunteer activities, and-if they choose to study abroad-they should take full advantage of the opportunity to engage in rigorous research and build networks with scholars in their chosen fields. 

Contact the Dean of Academic Advising for more information and details. The following individuals serve as the designated Dickinson faculty representative for individual programs for 2016-2017:

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship

Damon Yarnell

Critical Languages

Samantha Brandauer

Fulbright Research Scholarship

Alyssa DeBlasio/Sarah McGaughey/Donna Bickford

Fulbright to Teach English

Alyssa DeBlasio/Sarah McGaughey/Donna Bickford

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Damon Yarnell

Gilman International Scholarship

Samantha Brandauer

Goldwater Scholarship

Damon Yarnell

Humanity in Action

Damon Yarnell

James Madison Fellowship

Sarah Bair

Marshall Scholarship

Siobhan Phillips

George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Siobhan Phillips

NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program

Catrina Hamilton-Drager

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship      

Anthony Rauhut

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Windsor Morgan

National Security Educational Program (Boren)

Samantha Brandauer

Rhodes Scholarship

Siobhan Phillips

Rotary Global Grants Fellowship

Damon Yarnell

St. Andrews Scholarship

Damon Yarnell

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Damon Yarnell

Udall Scholarship

Damon Yarnell