2020 Wellesley College Scholarships

Wellesley College net price is at $25,429.00 per year and will likely continue climbing like all colleges around the U.S. There are various ways to combat the steep rises in college tuition, and scholarships can be a key ingredient in reducing the overall cost of Wellesley College. Wellesley College awards an average of $8,900.00 to each student, which can help alleviate some of the financial burden. However, most families will need to find other sources of funding to bridge the remaining tuition gap. In addition to the annual tuition, Wellesley College students can expect to pay $N/A in housing costs and $N/A in meal plan costs - if you chose to live in the surrounding area of Wellesley, then those costs could be even higher.

57% of full-time students receive local or institutional grants with an average award size of $45,777.00. Furthermore, 19% of students receive federal grants with an average amount of $5,418.00.

The numbers seem bleak and, truthfully, they are for most average American families. Luckily, the scholarships below are open to Wellesley College students, with the goal of helping to afford a college education. Some scholarships may be specifically provided by Wellesley College while others are open to Wellesley College students, though not exclusive to Wellesley College.

How much total award money and scholarships are available for Wellesley College students?

There are 31 scholarships totaling $376,000.00 available to residents. You can easily browse through all 31 scholarships below.

What types of scholarships are available for Wellesley College students?

Each scholarship below may have different requirements and guidelines. While some of the Wellesley College scholarships can only be used for specific purposes, many of them can be used for all types of expenses including supplies, tuition, room and board and more. Furthermore, this list can include Wellesley College study abroad scholarships, Wellesley College transfer scholarships, and Wellesley College merit scholarships.

Are these scholarships for Wellesley College study abroad?

At least a few of these scholarships below can be put toward Wellesley College study abroad. If the scholarship does not specify a specific purpose or use of funds, then it is most likely eligible. You can double-check with the scholarship provider to confirm.

What scholarships are available to Wellesley College transfer students?

The ScholarshipPoints and Scholarship Owl scholarships, at least, are open to Wellesley College transfer students and the funds can be put toward all types of expenses. Wellesley College transfer students face the same financial pressures as normal students, and scholarships providers are well-aware of the need for Wellesley College transfer scholarships.

Are these Wellesley College scholarships limited by major?

You’ll need to check each scholarship’s own guidelines to determine if it is restricted to a specific major. However, most scholarships in this database are open to all students - some scholarships may only be open to certain students based on geographic criteria or areas of interest but they should be clearly marked. Whether you’re a nursing student, honors student, engineering major, or studying another discipline, chances are you’ll find at least 1 scholarship for you.

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Margaret Freeman Bowers Fellowship

Sponsor by Wellesley College Location Center for Work & Service

Applicant must be a woman and a graduate of Wellesley Coll who is planning for her first year of full-time graduate study in the field of law, public policy/public administration, or social work, including M.Bus.Admin. candidates planning a career in social services. Selection is based upon merit and financial need. Preference...

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$8,000.00 Early January Apply Now

Professor Elizabeth F. Fisher Fellowship

Sponsor by Wellesley College Location Center for Work & Service

Applicant must be a woman and a graduate of Wellesley Coll who is planning research or further study. Preference is given for study in geography and geology and to those who have not previously held the award. Selection is based upon merit and need.

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$2,500.00 Early January Apply Now

Ruth Ingersoll Goldmark Fellowship

Sponsor by Wellesley College Location Center for Work & Service

Applicant must be a woman and a graduate of Wellesley Coll who plans further study. Preference is given to those who have not previously held the award. Selection is based upon merit and need.

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$2,500.00 Early January Apply Now

Horton-Hallowell Fellowship

Sponsor by Wellesley College Location Center for Work & Service

Applicant must be a woman and a graduate of Wellesley Coll who plans graduate study in any field, preferably in last two years of candidacy for Ph.D. or equivalent, or for private research of equivalent standard. Preference is given to those who have not previously held the award. Selection is based...

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$9,000.00 Early January Apply Now

Edna V. Moffett Fellowship

Sponsor by Wellesley College Location Center for Work & Service

Applicant must be a young alumna of Wellesley College planning a first year of study, preferably in history. Preference is given to those who have not previously held the award. Selection is based upon merit and need.

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$12,000.00 Early January Apply Now

Alice Freeman Palmer Fellowship

Sponsor by Wellesley College Location Center for Work & Service

Applicant must be a woman, a graduate of Wellesley College, age 26 or under at time of appointment, and unmarried throughout tenure who is planning research or study abroad or in the U.S. Preference is given to those who have not previously held the award. Selection is based upon merit and...

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$24,000.00 Early January Apply Now

Vida Dutton Scudder Fellowship

Sponsor by Wellesley College Location Center for Work & Service

Applicant must be a woman and a graduate of Wellesley College who plans further study. Preference is given to those who have not previously held the award. Selection is based upon merit and need.

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$10,000.00 Early January Apply Now

Harriet A. Shaw Fellowship

Sponsor by Wellesley College Location Center for Work & Service

Applicant must be a woman and a graduate of Wellesley College who plans to pursue further study or research abroad or in the U.S. Preference is given to music applicants and to those who have not previously held the award. Other applicants must have undergraduate background in art history. Selection is...

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$10,000.00 Early January Apply Now

Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship

Sponsor by Wellesley College Location Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Applicant must be a woman and a Wellesley Coll graduate, be at least age 25 in year of application, and submit application, personal and financial need statements, supporting materials, and letters of recommendation. Award is for one full year of study or travel outside the U.S. Any artistic, cultural, or scholarly...

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$20,000.00 December 15 Apply Now

Sarah Perry Wood Medical Fellowship

Sponsor by Wellesley College Location Center for Work & Service

Applicant must be a woman and a graduate of Wellesley College. Selection is based upon merit and need.

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$60,000.00 Early January Apply Now

Fanny Bullock Workman Fellowship

Sponsor by Wellesley College Location Center for Work & Service

Applicant must be a woman and a graduate of Wellesley Coll who plans further study. Preference is given to those who have not previously held the award. Selection is based upon merit and need.

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$15,000.00 Early January Apply Now

Susan Rappaport Knafel '52 Traveling Fellowship

Sponsor by Wellesley College

Applicant must be a woman who is graduating from Wellesley Coll. Awarded to a member of the graduating class who displays an interest in and acceptance of others, and who displays the ethos of a Wellesley education. Award will fund a year of travel abroad with the requirement that the recipient...

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$22,000.00 February 5 Apply Now

Susan Rappaport Knafel '52 Scholarship for Foreign Study

Sponsor by Wellesley College

Applicant must be a woman and a graduating senior of Wellesley Coll who plans graduate study in any field and displays a desire for learning and an ability to impart knowledge and judgment to others. Award will fund a year of study at a foreign institution to pursue a specific subject...

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$25,000.00 February 5 Apply Now