Fellowships are competitive, but it is by no means impossible to win one.
Find out who won which fellowships in 2015-16. 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12, and 2010-11. Most Yalies who have won fellowships in the past are very happy to share their advice with students thinking of applying for fellowships. Read below the helpful—and interesting— things they have to say, from advice about the application process to their reflections upon the completion of their fellowships.
Quote: You have to be willing to give yourself a chance. Of all the fellowships I applied for this cycle, the [one I won] seemed the least likely.
— Travis Gidado, TC '12
Read about what Yalies who have won Yale-funded fellowships did with their fellowships and what they have to say about those experiences. Be inspired to write your own proposal.
If you're thinking of applying for an outside fellowship, like the Truman or Luce, or fellowships for postgraduate study in Britain like the Rhodes, Marshall, or Gates, you can read what past Yale applicants had to say about the application process, finalist interviews, and more. Members of the Yale community may click the button below and log in. (Alumni who have trouble accessing these files should contact the Fellowships office.)
Did you know that past winners of major external awards among Yale's graduate and professional students generously volunteer to help Yale College students thinking of applying for similar awards? Find out who our Graduate Fellowship Affiliates are.
Quote: Preparing my application really helped me define my future goals and showed me why I was interested in this field in the first place.
— Selen Uman, BR '15