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Parker House, HB 6201
Room 106
Hanover, NH
Phone:  603.646.1622
Fax:  603.646.8190
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The Paul L. '83 and Neil T. McGorrian Fellowship



Paul McGorrian '83 died tragically in 1989 while pursuing a career as a foreign correspondent in Pakistan, only months after the untimely death of his younger brother, Neil. Early in 1989, Paul and his family initiated the Neil McGorrian Fellowship to honor Neil's many interests, in particular the world's languages and cultures. When Paul died unexpectedly, less than ten months after his brother, his name was added to the Fellowship. The McGorrian Fellowship embodies the spirit that motivated the lives of both men: a desire to learn about the world and to communicate that knowledge to other Americans, a passion for the truth and the courage to face challenges.

Awards are for proposed post-graduate study or projects lasting between two months to one year and are not renewable. Completed projects or study will not be considered. The current fellowship stipend is up to $5,000, but may vary according to funding. One Fellowship will be awarded each year. 


TThe McGorrian Fellowship is awarded each year to a graduating senior whose proposal for foreign travel or study reflects the McGorrian spirit. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students who plan careers in some aspect of foreign affairs and cultures, including journalism, the arts, education, diplomacy, preservation of indigenous cultures, environmental work, humanitarian relief, and economic development are encouraged to apply.

The Committee on Graduate Fellowships must approve the project or program. The fellowship's terms place no restrictions on destination and allow considerable latitude for the length of proposed travel or study. While projects that include study abroad will be given serious consideration, priority will be given to proposals that do not include pursuit of a graduate degree.  Students may combine this fellowship with other awards


 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.
  • 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:

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


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 to Fellowship Advising.

Final Application Submission

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


McGorrian Fellowship Application Schedule

March 6, 2017

Application Deadline for Nomination Materials

May 2017

McGorrian Fellow Announced



Last Updated: 3/20/17