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Swarthmore Fellowships


Awarded to seniors and graduates of Swarthmore College (with no age limits) for an initial year of advanced graduate work at institutions in the US or abroad. Swarthmore Fellowships carry a stipend of $5,000 or more, paid directly to the school of your choice in installments. Available fellowships:  Leedom (open to everyone), Lippincott (open to everyone), Lockwood (open to everyone, preferentially given to members of the Society of Friends), Mott (for women only), Tyson (for women planning to enter elementary or secondary education), Janney (for women only, preferentially given to members of the Society of Friends, and subject to application for renewal), McCabe (for graduate work at one of the following business schools: Harvard, Chicago, MIT, Northwestern, Penn, or Stanford; subject to application for renewal).

Selection Criteria

  • U.S. citizenship is NOT required.


April 20th of every year.

How to Apply

This year's grant cycle is closed. The application portals for graduating seniors and alumni will be provided in January 2021.

Selection Process

Members of the Fellowships and Prizes Committee review each application and determine recipients based on the availability of funds.