Awards and Assistance Programs

Fellowships and Scholarships

Fellowships are awarded to graduating seniors to assist them in furthering their education.

The Manley F. Allbright Fellowship, established by Mrs. Manley F. Allbright in ­memory of her husband, a member of the Class of 1903, provides funding for the first year of graduate study in a divinity school.

The Judge John Wells Fellowship provides a stipend for graduate work in the general areas of government and ­political ­science to any member of the senior class who has demonstrated a high order of scholarly attainment in general and has shown marked ability and special aptitude for research in political science.

The Bristol Fellowship began in 1996 as part of a gift to Hamilton by William M. Bristol, Jr., Class of 1917. Created by his family, this fellowship encourages Hamilton ­students to experience the richness of the world by living outside the United States while pursuing a project of deep ­personal interest.

The Antarctica Service Medal of the United States of America, conveyed by the U.S. National Science Foundation, is selectively designated for service in Antarctica in recognition of valuable contributions to exploration and scientific achievement under the U.S. Antarctic Program as established by an Act of Congress in 1960.

The Beinecke Scholarship seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

The Critical Language Scholarship, administered by American Councils for Inter­national Education, is designed to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages.

The Fulbright Grants for Graduate Study, Research and Teaching Abroad were ­created by Congress in 1946 to foster mutual understanding among nations through ­educational and cultural exchanges. The program enables U.S. students to study, ­conduct research, pursue independent projects and teach English while benefiting from unique resources in every corner of the world.

The Gilman International Scholarship recognizes students participating in nontraditional study-abroad programs.

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, authorized by the Congress in 1986 to award undergraduate scholarships based on merit, provides scholarships to outstanding students who have demonstrated potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

The Math for America Fellowship is designed to make a positive educational impact on New York City public school students and to serve as a national math education model by increasing the number of mathematically talented individuals entering the teaching profession.

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship recognizes out­standing students with support for research-based graduate study leading to doctoral ­degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.

The George Watson’s College, Edinburgh, Scotland, Teaching Assistantship was ­established as an exchange between Watson’s and Hamilton to provide a recent ­graduate with a comprehensive teaching opportunity.

The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship was established by the Thomas J. Watson Foundation to give exceptional college graduates the freedom to engage in a year of independent study and travel abroad to thoroughly explore a particular interest, to test their aspirations and ­abilities, to view their lives and American society in greater perspective, and to develop a more informed sense of international concern.

The Truman Scholarship supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership.

The Udall Scholarship recognizes students committed to addressing environmental ­issues and concerns.