Fellowships & Scholarships

The Piper Center supports St. Olaf undergraduates and graduates in exploring and applying for nationally competitive fellowships. There is a wide range of opportunities, so come explore which programs best meet your intellectual, professional, and personal goals. The Piper Center is committed to helping students:

  • Explore a variety of fellowship and scholarship opportunities, ensuring they have support in deciding which are ideal for their unique skills and future aspirations
  • Represent themselves at their best through the application process
  • Develop confidence in articulating their future aspirations and goals

Wherever you are in the process – from just beginning to think about whether a scholarship or fellowship may be right for you to finalizing your last few words before pressing submit – the Piper Center is eager to support you along the way.

– Grant Eustice, Fellowships Advisor
To schedule an appointment, please go through Ole Career Central


2015 Fulbright Recipients: Ida Sobotik ’15 (Taiwan), Sarah Beam ’15 (Peru), Nels Thompson ’15 (Norway), Serina Robinson ’15 (Norway), and Julia Irons ’15 (Bulgaria)

Mari McClelland ’16

Udall Scholar

Kalyn Dorheim ’16

Udall Scholar Honorable Mention

Mirwais Wakil ’15

Rotary Global Grant Recipient (UK)

Megan Behnke ’16

Goldwater Scholar


Getting Started

Interested in pursuing a nationally competitive scholarship or fellowship? The Piper Center and several faculty members are committed to guiding you through the application process.

Fellowships Requiring Institutional Endorsement

Some fellowships require that St. Olaf endorse the student’s application. Institutional pre-screening is required for these opportunities.

Direct Apply

Direct apply fellowships are those to which an applicant can apply directly without institutional endorsement.

Past Fulbright Recipients 

2007-2014 Fulbright recipients.


Frequently Asked Questions about scholarships and fellowships.