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Dartmouth General Fellowships and the William Hill Memorial Loan


These awards may be used for graduate study or projects either in the U.S. or abroad. Applicants must submit evidence of financial need as well as academic merit, and a well-conceived program of graduate study, independent research, or creative project. Preference is given to graduating seniors and to alumni/ae beginning their first year of graduate study.

Awards are for post-graduate study or projects only. Applications for projects or study already completed will not be considered.  Applications for law and business schools are discouraged; applications for medical school are not accepted. The current stipend of the fellowship is up to $5,500 which may vary, taking into account the applicant's need and other available sources of support, such as fellowships and assistantships from graduate schools. Awards are for one year only and are not renewable. Students who have previously received a Dartmouth Reynolds Scholarship are ineligible. Application deadline: February 29, 2016.

Dartmouth General Fellowships: These fellowships are unrestricted in terms of field of study.

Dartmouth General--Colby Fellowships: These fellowships give preference to graduates who intend to teach law and political science or to enter public service.

Dartmouth General--Campbell Fellowships: These fellowships are intended to support a graduate of the English Department or to support graduate studies in English.

William Hill Memorial Loan: This loan program will award one loan per year up to $10,000 based on funding at the rate of 3%, to be used for graduate study. Awards are granted on the basis of financial need and academic promise. The loan is non-interest bearing until the completion of graduate study. Principal and interest shall be repaid within seven years with the following exception: students actively engaged in full-time elementary school, secondary school or college teaching or administration may be forgiven up to 50% of the principal and given ten years to repay the balance of the loan and interest.



Applicants may be U.S. citizens or foreign students. 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.


Instructions for Applicants

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
  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 or email
  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 29, 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 or by hard copy to Scholarship Advising, 6201 Parker House, Room 101, Hanover, NH 03755 or HB 6201.

For more information on recommendation letters, click here.


Final Application Submission

Please submit your proposal as an email attachment to  Application Deadline:  February 29, 2016.

Dartmouth General Application Schedule

February 29, 2016

Application Deadline

May 2016

Dartmouth General Scholars Announced



Last Updated: 11/18/15