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Competitive Fellowships

The Office of Competitive Fellowships assists students and alumni of the Mount community with the application process for highly competitive and distinguished awards, such as the Fulbright, Marshall, Rhodes, Goldwater, and Gates Cambridge Scholarship. These awards typically fund a number of opportunities, often in an international setting, including graduate education, research and experiential learning, nonprofit or political service, and foreign language study.

Distinguished fellowships and scholarships provide unequalled experiences for personal and professional growth, and provide students a unique way to live into the university mission of graduating students “who see and seek to resolve the problems facing humanity.”

If you are a current student and you are interested in learning more about our office, please complete our interest form.

Contact the Office of Competitive Fellowships at fellowships@msmary.edu.

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Competitive Fellowships News

Every year, Mount students win prestigious national awards and join elite scholar programs in the sciences, humanities, business and education. Our Office also provides support and funding for current students to pursue educational and professional opportunities over the summer months. Meet our students and learn more about their successes.

Meet the Mount's Fellows

Nathaniel Bald

Nathaniel Bald - Carrying the Mount to Madagascar

One of the first Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Fellows in Madagascar, Nathaniel excelled in the role and was asked to remain in Africa to help pilot a Fulbright ETA Mentor Program. He is mentoring and building a Fulbright ETA community in Madagascar and four other African countries, training English teachers in Madagascar, and guest teaching at local schools and visiting English clubs across the island.

“I can see the profound effects and immense benefits my education is now producing as I invest in other educators. In Mount CARiTAS, the Mount looks at ways that we can serve those who serve. How do we empower, enable and support others who work directly with students and in the community to make them more effective, efficient and motivated educators?”

Read more about Nathaniel

Faculty Advisory Committee

Learn more about the faculty supporting our students.

Christine Blackshaw, Ph.D.

Christine Blackshaw, Ph.D.

Director of the Office of Competitive Fellowships / Professor of Spanish

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William Christiansen, Ph.D.

William Christiansen, Ph.D.

Associate Director of the Office of Competitive Fellowships / Assistant Professor

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Angy Kallarackal, Ph.D.

Angy Kallarackal, Ph.D.

Associate Director of the Office of Competitive Fellowships / Assistant Professor

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Josey Chacko, Ph.D.

Josey Chacko, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Sarah Krueger, Ph.D.

Sarah Krueger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Michelle Ohanian, Ph.D.

Michelle Ohanian, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Garth E. Patterson, Ph.D.

Garth E. Patterson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry

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Eric Sakowski, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Mount Fellowships Program

Learn how we help students apply for prestigious national and international scholarships and fellowships.

Global Fellows

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