Fellowships & Scholarships

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

Sponsor: Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Foundation

Purpose: To give college graduates of unusual promise the freedom to engage in a year of independent study and travel abroad following their graduation.

Opportunity: $30,000 to travel the world for 12-14 months pursuing a project based on a personal passion.

Min. requirements: Graduating senior at a participating college or university.

Subject restrictions: None

National deadline: Early November

Campus deadline: Mid to late September

Comments: Only four students from Union are selected to apply each year.

Website: http://watson.foundation/fellowships/tj

Citizenship: all eligible

Min. GPA: none

Class year:

  • Senior

Fields of study:

  • Engineering
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities and the Arts


  • Foreign