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One-on-one personalized advising is available year-round. When appointment availability is limited, as in early Fall and Spring terms, priority is given to students with immediate external application deadlines.

The Fellowships Advisor assists the student in all stages of the application process for approximately 30 competitive, merit-based national and international fellowships. The advisor provides information and advice on available programs, opportunities for strategic planning and reflection, and guidance for completing a competitive application to these specific awards. The advisor also reads and comments upon scholarship essays and other application materials for supported awards only.

Prospective and current applicants should:

1. Choose an appropriate advisor based on your specific interests.

Darby Ableman

Graduate Assistant, Undergraduate Research & Fellowships

Courtney Santos

Director, Undergraduate Research & Fellowships

  • Discuss Fellowships Opportunities – Initial Advising for:
    • Gilman Scholarship
    • Fulbright U.S. Student Program
    • Critical Language Scholarship
  • Gilman Scholarship Essays
  • Other Fellowship Essays, especially:
    • Fulbright U.S. Student Program
    • Critical Language Scholarship


Darby’s Appointment Link


Courtney’s Appointment Link

Book your appointment in the Student Success Hub system using the advisor’s appointment ink.

Please select a meeting time that is at least 2 to 5 business days in the future so that our advisors can dedicate time to carefully review your materials before your appointment.

2. If this is your first visit with a fellowships advisor, complete the Prospective Fellowship Candidate Intake Form at least 24 hours prior to the appointment.

This form helps your advisor to make recommendations for scholarships and fellowships and related application strategies that best fit your interests, goals, and experiences.

Please note that we provide a specialized advising service for fellowship applicants; our staff are not able to provide generalized career or resume advice for the purposes of seeking employment. Please visit the Career Coaching page for general career advising appointments. We encourage all students, including fellowship applicants, to take advantage of Career Coaching services.

Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Drop-In Services 

Currently, no drop-in hours are scheduled.


Career Resources


Career Service Hours

M 8am-5pm
T 8am-5pm
W 8am-5pm
TH 8am-5pm
F 8am-5pm