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James B. Reynolds Scholarship for Foreign Study


The James B. Reynolds Scholarships for Foreign Study were established in 1949 by gifts in the will of James B. Reynolds, class of 1890. Awards are made annually to Dartmouth seniors or recent graduates.  Awards are for post-graduate study or projects only.  Applications for projects or study already completed will not be considered.  Reynolds Scholars may study or conduct research in any field in any foreign country, usually in affiliation with a recognized educational institution and in conformity with a definite program of study or research approved by the Committee on Graduate Fellowships. Study and projects should be a full academic year (minimum of 9 months). The award is for one year only and is not renewable.  Stipend: approx $20,000. Students are responsible for arranging their own programs and/or gaining admissions to the universities of their choice. Applications to European universities, especially British universities, should be made fall term. Application deadline: February 12, 2016.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have made application for first citizenship papers in the U.S.  Scholarships will not be granted for postdoctoral study.  Graduating seniors and recent undergraduate alumni/ae are eligible for this award; preference will be given to applicants up to five years beyond graduation. Requests for support of dissertation research for U.S. graduate programs will not usually be considered.


A complete application file contains the following:
  1. Application Form (Completed online)
  2. Complete the Nomination Permission Form and Waiver (Submit to Scholarship Advising by email PRIOR to the campus deadline)
  3. Project or Study Proposal (max. 1000 words)- Email to as an attachment. NOTE: if applicant is applying to the Brooks Fellowship at the same time, separate proposals are required for each grant.
  4. Transcript: Current Undergraduates should order an unofficial transcript through Banner Student, and email the PDF to Alumni should order an official e-Transcript through the Registrar's homepage, and have the transcript sent directly to
  5. Transcripts (other institutions): Please request official copies of any other non-Dartmouth transcripts to be sent to: Scholarship Advising, 6201 Parker House, Hanover, NH 03755
  6. Two Letters of Recommendation: Both letters should be from Dartmouth instructors who know your work well. Please provide each recommender a Recommendation Request Form and a copy of your proposal.

Application deadline: February 12, 2016

Letters of Recommendation

Both letters of recommendation must be from faculty members that assess the nominee's intellectual curiosity, character, and potential for advanced graduate study or independent research.  Letters should be sent by email (preferred) to Scholarship Advising, or by hard copy to: Scholarship Advising, 6201 Parker House, Hanover, NH 03755 or HB 6201.

For more information on recommendation letters, click here.

Final Application Submission.

The application form should be completed online.  The proposal should be emailed to  Application Deadline:  February 12, 2016.

Reynolds Application Schedule

February 12, 2016

Application Deadline for all materials

April 2016

Reynolds Scholars Announced

Last Updated: 11/18/15