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The Office of Student Fellowships supports Santa Clara University students and alumni as they apply for competitive national and international fellowships.

If you are interested in pursuing fellowship opportunities, we invite you to explore this website, then get in touch about next steps by sending an email to

Fall 2023 Office Hours

  • With Naomi Levy: T and W 1:30-3:00pm via Zoom
  • With Matt Harrigan: MW 10:00-11:30am in Vari 236 or via Zoom
  • With Loring Pfeiffer: T 11:00am-1:00pm via Zoom
  • With Steven Suljak: Th 12:30-2:30pm in SCDI 2117D or via Zoom by arrangement
  • If those times do not work, email to make an appointment.


Recent SCU Fellowship Success
Julia Kovatch

Julia Kovatch '23, a history major with minors in political science and urban education, was named a Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellow.

Claire Alford

Claire Alford '25, a public health science major, was named an honorable mention for the 2023 Udall Scholarship.

Students teaching English abroad

Several graduating seniors will be spending next year abroad, teaching English in France, Japan, and Spain.

Ariana Tabrizi

Ariana Tabrizi '23, a history and ethnic studies major, has won a Fulbright award to serve as an English Teaching Assistant in Italy.

Octavio De Leon

Octavio De Leon '23, an English major, has won a Fulbright award to serve as an English Teaching Assistant in Mexico.

Teresa Contino

Teresa Contino '23, an English and psychology major, has won a Fulbright award to serve as an English Teaching Assistant in the Czech Republic.


Check out the wide range of fellowship opportunities!

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Featured Fellowships

Capital Fellows Programs

  • Full-time employment for 10-11 months in California legislative, executive, or judicial branches
  • Open to any graduating seniors or alumni with interest in California public policy
  • Apply here by December 4

Point Foundation Flagship Scholarship

  • Need-based award for LGBTQ students
  • Leadership development and mentoring for undergrads or grad students
  • Apply here by December 5

County of Santa Clara Government Fellowship

  • Ten weeks of paid work in a Santa Clara County agency or department in Summer 2024
  • Open to undergraduates with U.S. citizenship, permanent residence, or work authorization 
  • Apply here by December 13

Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Undergraduate academic assistance and summer internship with NOAA
  • Open to sophomores in STEM or Environmental Studies with U.S. citizenship
  • Apply here by January 31

Strauss Foundation Scholarship

  • $15,000 split across tuition and public service project
  • Open to sophomores and juniors who create public service projects
  • Apply here by February 14



Fulbright Winners from SCU since 2009


Consecutive years awarded Fulbright Top Producer Status

Student Perspective

“...this process was extremely beneficial to my vocational discernment and really helped me obtain a better idea of what I want to do with my future beyond the classroom.”   

- Parwana Khazi '19, Truman Nominee