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Fellowships Advising

The Fellowships Advising Office supports Boise State students and recent alumni in applying for competitive, merit-based (inter)national fellowships and scholarships. Fellowship advisors provide information on available programs, advise students through their individual application processes, and serve as campus representatives for all awards that require university endorsement, such as Fulbright, Truman, Marshall, and Rhodes scholarships.

What is a fellowship?

The term “fellowship” can mean different things to different programs, but we define fellowships as funding for academic study or professional development that is sponsored by national and international foundations. These awards are not specific to Boise State; students from around the country apply for them. They are prestigious, competitive, and typically awarded based on leadership, academic accomplishments, and/or significant public service. Fellowships can support:

  • graduate study in a specific field
  • research to advance work on a particular issue
  • development of a new community-based organization or initiative
  • language study or teaching English abroad

Who do we work with?

Although based out of the Honors College, we serve ALL Boise State students. We want to help motivated students to pursue these enriching educational opportunities, and we encourage you to explore our list of (inter)national fellowships to learn more!

Past Fellowship Recipients

Since our office opened, 49 students have received national awards and an additional 41 have been named finalists/honorable mentions. In 2020, Boise State set a new state record for the number of Truman Scholars and the number of Fulbright U.S. Student Grantees awarded in one year.

Continue to the following page to view pictures and read stories from some of our past National Fellowship winners.

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