Alumnae Fellowships


Thanks to generous gifts from alumnae, the Alumnae Association offers a small number of fellowships to Mount Holyoke College graduates each year. Applicants may apply to multiple fellowships through one application as long as they meet the criteria for each award. If you have received a fellowship in the past, you may apply again, but preference will be given to those who have not yet been awarded a fellowship.

Read about Megumi Yoshida ’09, a recipient of the Frances Mary Hazen Fellowship. “As a first-generation Japanese immigrant to the United States, I have personal experiences that I’d like to write about to contribute to the tapestry of migrant stories,” she says.

Applications are due by November 30 and disbursed July 1. See all of last year’s fellows.


» Requirements
» Application Form
» Recommendation Form
» Fellowships FAQ

Available Alumnae Fellowships

The 1905 Fellowship:
Awarded regardless of year of graduation, field of work, or place of study.

Bardwell Memorial Fellowship:
Awarded to a recent graduate (within five years), without limitation to field of work or place of study.

The Graduate Studies in England Fellowship
Awarded for pursuit of graduate studies in England, without limitation to field of study or graduation year.

Frances Mary Hazen Fellowship:
Awarded, preferably, to a candidate in the field of classics.

Hannum-Warner Travel Fellowship:
Awarded for travel and study, preferably in Asia (although the West is not excluded).

Dr. Mary P. Dole Medical Fellowship:
Awarded for research to alumnae, preferably to those who hold a Doctor of Medicine degree.

Lyon’s Pride Fellowship:
Awarded, preferably, to a candidate pursuing an LGBT, gender, or feminist studies project.

Mary E. Woolley Fellowship:
The Alumnae Association’s most prestigious award, granted regardless of year of graduation, field of work, or place of study.

Rachel Brown Fellowship:
Awarded for the first year of graduate study in the physical or biological sciences to those who majored in these fields.

Richard A. Johnson Prize:
Awarded to a candidate planning to teach at the secondary level in any discipline.


If you have questions about the Alumnae Fellowship application process, visit the Fellowships FAQ.

If you would like to confirm that your materials have been received, email the fellowship coordinator.

Additional Funding Opportunities

The Mount Holyoke College Office of National Fellowships promotes and handles applications to several major fellowships. Review the major fellowships list to determine which awards match your interests, education, and experience.