When it comes to pursuing advanced study, Holy Cross students are some of the best-prepared candidates around. We pride ourselves on our students’ exceptional placements at many of the top graduate programs in the nation. An impressive number of Fulbright scholars hail from Holy Cross, and many of our students successfully pursue distinguished academic fellowships around the world.
In today’s competitive academic and job climates, students need to think early and intentionally about life after Holy Cross. We recommend that those considering graduate study consult with an advisor during their sophomore year to help them structure their future plans around internships and vital academic experiences such as study abroad.
The Office of Distinguished Fellowships and Graduate Studies helps guide students interested in graduate programs of all kinds.
The Office of Distinguished Fellowships and Graduate Studies assists members of our community — from current first-years to Holy Cross alumni — with the application processes for various competitive awards such as Fulbright, Goldwater, Marshall, Gates Cambridge and Rhodes fellowships. Winners of these awards typically receive funding to pursue advanced research or graduate study in a field of their designation — many times in locations outside the United States.
These awards provide a significant résumé boost, often paving the way for acceptance into exclusive graduate programs or professional positions. They also give students the chance to grow as scholars and individuals. Undertaking creative or adventurous research gives students a deeper understanding of their intellectual and professional preferences while introducing them to new research or career options. See the full list of opportunities below in order to learn more about the specifics of each program.
Over the last 14 years, 107 Holy Cross graduates have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships to continue their studies internationally.
Personal Statement Writing Workshops
We regularly hold workshop events that teach students how to craft effective personal statements — an essential part of the application process for scholarships, internships, graduate studies and professional programs.