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Parker House, HB 6201
Room 106
Hanover, NH
Phone:  603.646.1622
Fax:  603.646.8190
Email: scholarship advising

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 for post-graduate study or projects. 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 must arrange their own programs and/or gain admissions to the universities of their choice. Applications to European universities, especially British universities, should be made fall term. 


  • US Citizen or have made application for first US citizenship papers. 
  • Graduating seniors and recent undergraduate alumni/ae; preference given to applicants up to five years beyond graduation.
  • Not for postdoctoral study.
  • Not to support dissertation research at US graduate program.

Application Process

NEW: Application System on Canvas (includes all application materials and instructions)

  • Current students:  click HERE to enroll in the Dartmouth Postgraduate Scholarship Canvas site.  You will receive an email from Canvas.  Click the link in the email to confirm your enrollment.
  • Alumni:  email to request access.  Include your full name (including middle name/initial), graduation year, Dartmouth net ID (if known), and current email address.
  • Note:  Once you are enrolled in the Canvas site, you will not be able to un-enroll on your own. Applicants will be unenrolled from the site in the summer.

A complete application file contains the following (students upload all items, except recommendation letters to Canvas):

  1. Application Form 
  2. Nomination Permission Form and Waiver
  3. Project or Study Proposal (max. 1000 words) 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.  Alumni should order an official e-Transcript through the Registrar's homepage.
  5. Transcripts (other institutions): Please request official copies of any other non-Dartmouth transcripts.
  6. Two Recommendation Letters: Both letters should be from Dartmouth instructors who know your work well. You must send your recommenders a request form via the Canvas site.

Recommendation Letters

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 to Fellowship Advising.

For more information on recommendation letters, click here.

Final Application Submission.

The application form should be completed online.  Application Deadline:  March 6, 2017

Reynolds Application Schedule

March 6, 2017

Application Deadline for all materials

April 2017

Reynolds Scholars Announced

Last Updated: 3/28/17