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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


The Alfred K. Priest fund was established at Dartmouth College through a bequest from Joseph K. Priest, in memory of his son. The income from the fund supports fellowships for graduates of Dartmouth College who have demonstrated unusual promise, enabling them to study in any graduate program at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Recipients of the award will be selected by the faculty Committee on Graduate Fellowships at Dartmouth.

In the selection the Committee will be concerned with the applicants' potential for excellence in their chosen fields and capacity for leadership. Financial need, however, is a significant factor. Extracurricular activities may be important to the extent that they give evidence of concerned commitment to these areas.

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



Any graduating senior or recent undergraduate alumnus/a of Dartmouth College who has received an acceptance from a graduate program at Harvard University (with the exception of PhD programs through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences), and who expects to matriculate in the fall of 2017 may apply for a Priest Fellowship. Alumni/ae who are presently attending a graduate program at Harvard are also eligible to compete for the fellowship, although preference will be given to beginning graduate students. Students accepted to or enrolled in PhD programs through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are not eligible to apply, as students in these programs automatically receive financial support through Harvard.


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:
  1. Application Form (Completed online)
  2. Complete the Nomination Permission Form and Waiver
  3. Study Proposal (max. 1000 words) Graduate school application essays can be submitted.
  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 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.

Application deadline: April 3, 2017

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 Scholarship 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: 12/2/16