Junior Year Opportunities

Junior year is an ideal time to investigate fellowship opportunities. In this third year of university coursework, you know much more your own academic interests, as well as how different fields of study interact with each other. Keep exploring! And remain open to discovering some unexpected academic interests all the way through your years as a student.

Juniors can take full advantage of the internal funding opportunities such as the Schiff Fellowship and the Provost's Undergraduate Research Fund. Be sure to set up an individual meeting with Meredith or Elizabeth so you know how to get started, as well as what your application should communicate to a fellowship committee. You can also begin applying for some of the major national fellowships such as the Goldwater, Truman, and Udall Scholarships. Finally, it's not too early to begin thinking ahead to next year - if you think you might want to apply for a Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, or Fulbright Scholarship, set up an appointment with us so we can help you understand the application process and timeline, since those applications are due very early in the fall of senior year.

Continue to build your network of advisors as you go through junior year! Building relationships with faculty and mentors across campus continues to be truly important as you advance through the semesters. These relationships are often the key to gaining research experience, as well as a host of other academic opportunities.