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Mary McEwen Schimke Scholarship

Offered by Wellesley College

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Dec 11, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to

$1,600

Grade level

Graduate Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

January 2025

Scholarship Overview

The Mary McEwen Schimke Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for those over 30 years old who are pursuing graduate study in literature and/or history. This supplemental award is meant to provide relief from household and childcare expenses, and is awarded based on scholarly expectations and identified need. American studies majors are given preference, and awards are typically given to those currently enrolled or applying to graduate school for the following academic year. If you haven’t received this award before, you’ll be given preference over those who have. Unfortunately, if you’ve previously received a Wellesley College Graduate Fellowship of $5,000 or more, you won’t be eligible for additional funding. If you’re eligible, don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

About Wellesley College

Wellesley College aims to equip and empower Wellesley students and graduates to engage, personally and professionally, in an ever-changing world with a keen awareness of self, an expansive sense of possibility, and the confidence in their abilities to make decisions, build connections, and pursue a life of purpose.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

Graduate Students

Academic Interest

American Studies, Literature/English/Writing, History

Other Category

Adult, Women

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

Essay

Academic transcript

Resume or CV

Letter of Recommendation

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Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Wellesley College at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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