Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships

The Jacob K. Javits Fellowships provides support to students of superior ability and promise for graduate study leading to a doctoral degree or the Master of Fine Arts at accredited institutions in selected fields of the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Approximately 75 scholarships are awarded. Subject to availability of funds, a fellow receives the Javits fellowship annually for up to the lesser of 48 months or the completion of the degree. The fellowship consists of an institutional payment (tuition and fees) and a stipend (based on financial need). In 2009, the institutional payment was $13,552 and the maximum stipend was $30,000.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens or permanent residents; not yet completed first year of graduate study or entering graduate school in the next academic year; GRE; for MFA applicants, supporting materials in the arts.

Fulbright-mtvU Award

The Fulbright-mtvU Award is administered by the Institute of International Education and will award up to four grants for unique projects on the power of music as a global force for mutual understanding around an aspect of international contemporary or popular music.

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowships

The Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowships provide three major grants (one of approximately $20,000 in any field of music, one of approximately $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, or instrumental or vocal music; and one of approximately $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning) for advanced study in the fine arts in the U.S. or abroad. One or two alternate awards of $1,000 each may be granted upon committee recommendation.  Award is for one academic year, non-renewable.

Eligibility: Undergraduate degree in architecture, art, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, or urban and regional planning; preferably under 25 years of age, with unusual promise in the Fine Arts.

Dolores Zohrab Liebman Graduate Fellowships

The Dolores Zohrab Liebman Graduate Fellowships include an $18,000 stipend, plus tuition in any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training) and scholarly publications focusing on Armenian studies and culture.

Requires nomination/endorsement by the Dartmouth College Committee on Graduate Fellowships.

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation provides a college senior who intends to become a secondary-school American history, American government, or social studies teacher and who wishes to pursue a master’s degree (not Ph.D) in the field of American history, political science, or education. One fellow will be chosen from each state based on the student's legal residence through a nationally administered competition.

Eligibility: U.S. citizen or national. Award up to $24,000 for two years of study toward master’s degree. Required participation in the James Madison Foundation’s Summer Institute on the Constitution at Georgetown University.

Doris Russell Graduate Scholarship

The Doris Russell Graduate Scholarship is intended for those who wish to go to Girton College (England) as an affiliated student or research student in English. The applicants will be asked to submit a term paper or papers which they have written as part of their regular assignments or any other evidence that they like to submit in furtherance of their application. There is no special application form, but applicants wishing to apply should notify the Head of Tutorial & Admissions Office, Girton College, Cambridge, CB30JG, England enclosing their written work in support of their application. This scholarship is offered every second year.

Elizabeth A. Sackler Museum Educational Trust SACI Scholarship

The Elizabeth A. Sackler Museum Educational Trust SACI Scholarship is awarded to a female student who exhibits exceptional artistic excellence in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography or art conservation; intends to pursue a career in one of these fields; and demonstrates financial need. The scholarship, awarded annually since Fall 2004, includes airfare, tuition, housing, and activity and materials fees totaling approximately $30,000. (The amount of the award will vary as the cost of tuition and fees are adjusted annually.) Applicants must be citizens of the United States. Undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need are given preference; therefore, applicants must provide complete financial aid information as indicated in the Financial Aid Application instructions in the SACI catalog.

Studio Arts Ceners International-Florence Scholarships

The Studio Arts Ceners International-Florence Scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate study at Studio Art Centers International (SACI). SACI scholarships are available for the academic fall and spring terms only. One full scholarship and a large number of partial scholarships are offered annually. All SACI scholarships are based on both demonstrated financial need and outstanding artistic and academic ability. Students interested in applying for a SACI scholarship must check the appropriate box on the SACI application form and complete all application requirements.

Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color

The goal of the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color is to help recruit, support, and retain individuals of color as K-12 public school teachers in the United States. Current trends indicate that by the year 2020, the percentage of teachers of color will fall to an all-time low of five percent of the total teacher force, while the percentage of students of color in the K-12 system will likely near 50%. This Fellowship offers an important opportunity to ensure that greater numbers of highly qualified teachers of color enter public school classrooms around the country.

The Fellowship includes:

  • a $30,000 stipend to apply toward the cost of a master's degree.
  • preparation in a high-need public school.
  • support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment.
  • guidance toward teaching certification.
  • lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders.

As part of their commitment to ensuring the success of students in high-need schools, Fellows teach for at least three years in an urban or rural school district. Continuation as a teacher of record is contingent on the Fellow’s completion of the master’s degree and obtaining appropriate teaching licensure.


To apply for Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color, you must:

  • have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
  • be a full time undergraduate student of color in the arts and sciences in your senior year.
  • demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals.
  • not currently be in a teacher preparation program which leads to initial teacher certification.
  • see Eligibility Guidelines on the WW-RBF website for more information.


RBF Fellowship applicants must be nominated by the Dartmouth College Committee on Graduate Fellowships. Dartmouth College can nominate two candidates for this award. Candidates must submit the following to Scholarship Advising by the campus deadline:

  • Scholarship Registration Web Form (Submit by email PRIOR to the campus deadline)
    This form provides Scholarship Advising with the necessary information to open an application file and communicate with you about the application process and important deadlines and considerations.
  • Student Application
  • Two 500-word essays: Brief essay questions on your interest in teaching in an urban or rural school and what special skills, insights and perspectives you would bring to your classroom and how might you help a student in your class who is struggling to learn the subject material.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcript:  Current Undergraduates should order an official e-transcript through the Registrar's homepage once your fall term classes are finalized.  Transcript should be sent directly to Fellowship Advising.
  • Personal Resume

Application materials will be available online on August 15, 2013. The Committee on Graduate Fellowships will read your applications and decide on nominations. You will be informed of your status via email. 

Dartmouth can nominate up to two students.

If you are nominated, you will be required to edit and revise your application essay with the Writing Editor.

Letters of Recommendation

The two Letters of Recommendation should be sent to Scholarship Advising 6201 Parker House, Hanover, NH 03755 or HB 6201, or by email to Fellowship Advising.

Final Application Submission

Students must submit online application including the essay.  Scholarship Advising will send transcripts and nomination form to WW-RBF.