What are scholarships and fellowships?
Scholarships and fellowships are awarded in recognition of an individual's potential for success in a particular field of endeavor. Some awards consider past accomplishments alone in determining potential; others take into account factors that may stand in the way of fulfilling that potential such as financial hardship.
Funding sources for scholarships and fellowships vary. They are not always governmental, and include private and corporate sources. Some awards are for particular groups, such as Temple students, women, or engineers, while others may be applied to by any undergraduate or graduate student. On this site, the Internal Scholarships and Fellowships page provides information related to awards that are only for Temple students. External Scholarships and Fellowships addresses awards that are open to students regionally, nationally, or internationally.
It is important to recognize that in order to be competitive for any award, whether internal or external to Temple University, you must demonstrate potential for success and dedication to your field, so get involved! On this site, you will find links to information on research, teaching, study abroad, and internship experiences available to you as a Temple student that will make you more competitive when applying for awards, and later, when seeking employment.
Application processes and obligations associated with fellowships and scholarships also vary. For some awards, students must apply through an institutional representative. Some require a particular kind of post-award service. For any award, begin by carefully studying materials made available by the funding source of the award and inquiring with this office as to whether there is an institutional representative for the award. Click on the links to Deadlines and Events and Application Resources for more information on application processes.
When you decide to apply, come see us! We are here to help you identify awards that are a good fit for you, and prepare a strong application package.
Dana Dawson, Director
215 204 0708
Suite 201, Tuttleman
Learning Center (The Writing Center)
1809 N. 13th St.