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

Alfred K. Priest Fellowship


Joseph K. Priest established the Alfred K. Priest fund at Dartmouth College in memory of his son. The fund supports fellowships for Dartmouth College graduates who have demonstrated unusual promise, enabling them to study in any graduate program at Harvard University. Dartmouth's Faculty Committee on Graduate Fellowships will select the recipients.

Selection will focus on applicants' potential for excellence in their chosen fields and capacity for leadership. Financial need is another significant factor. Relevant extracurricular activities may be considered.

The exact amount of the award may vary from year to year. The present award is a one-time grant of $10,000.  Grantees may re-apply, but preference will be given to applicants who have not yet received funding.



  • Graduating senior or recent undergraduate alumni/ae. 
  • Have an acceptance from a Harvard University graduate program (exception: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences PhD programs). 
  • Expect to matriculate at Harvard in the upcoming fall semester. 
  • Alumni/ae presently attending a Harvard graduate program may apply, but preference given to beginning graduate students.


Application Process

Application System is 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 (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). Graduate school application essays can be submitted.
  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 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 recommendation letters 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:  April 3, 2017.

Priest Application Schedule

April 3, 2017

Application Deadline

May 2017

Priest Fellows Announced



Last Updated: 6/22/17