Getting Started

To help guide you through the process of applying for a fellowship and to ensure that you have all of the information you need to pursue the awards that are most suited to your interests and talents, it is important that you register with the College’s Fellowship Coordinator. Please fill out the form below and submit it. Be as thorough in your descriptions of your interests as you can. All information submitted will be kept confidential in adherence to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Scholarship and Fellowship Interest Form

Beginning the Process

  • Ask yourself: What are my goals? What am I passionate about?
  • Start your research early.
  • In addition to searching websites for appropriate scholarships/fellowships, speak to PC faculty in your field of interest.
  • Additional information on the graduate school application process can be found at the Career Services Graduate/Professional School site.

Familiarize yourself with all criteria for the specific scholarship before you apply 

  • Note all deadlines and requirements (recommendations, personal statement, essays, proposal, transcripts, etc.).
  • Seek out PC faculty representatives for specific scholarships.
  • Scholarship applications can be time consuming so it’s important to start early.
  • Your time is better spent concentrating on a limited number of well-constructed applications.
  • Ask for recommendations from faculty who know you and your work. And, ask early to give them sufficient time.
  • Applications should go through several drafts. Your final version should represent your best work.
  • Proofread everything and double-check punctuation and spelling.
  • Be sure the essay addresses all questions required by the scholarship/fellowship.
  • Ask another individual to review your application. The Fellowship Coordinator, trusted faculty members, and the Office of Academic Services are excellent resources.

On the essay, be clear, make an impact, and, when possible, demonstrate your points with examples.

  • Study how to build a strong essay.
  • Make an appointment with the Writing Center​ in the Office of Academic Services.

​Make a copy of the final application for your records before submitting it to your committee (when Providence College nomination required) or the scholarship directly.